The recipients of the 2014 InterTech Technology Awards have been revealed by the Printing Industries of America. The technologies receiving this respected award have been judged as truly innovative and are expected to advance the performance of the graphic communications industry. The following eleven technologies were selected to receive the award...
A letter of intent has been signed by Newsweb Corp. and TKS for Newsweb’s second Jetleader 1500 digital inkjet press. The press will compliment and run in parallel with Newsweb's existing Jetleader 1500 which went into production last October. Included in the bill of material are the new sectioning accumulator unit, new variable cutoff folder and variable data printing for both presses.
Newsweb, a Chicago-based cold web offset printer, has invested in a Jetleader 1500 from TKS after seeing it run live at drupa 2012. “We have been looking at digital inkjet technology for years, but did not feel it was where we wanted it to be,” said Rodd Winscott, president of Newsweb’s printing division.
TKS and Goss have agreed to settle their respective disputes and are in the process of taking steps to end pending litigation in the United States and Japan, as well as pending legislative and administrative matters in the United States.
Commercial Web Printers Compare Notes CHICAGO—MAN Roland held its first Commercial Customers Conference as a way of getting its commercial web press users together in a forum where everyone can benefit from one another, explains Douglas Bradley, vice president of web service at MAN Roland. “We developed the conference to focus on the topics that have the greatest impact on the key metrics of their businesses. Through interactive discussion and structured presentations, we can share ideas to help everyone improve their operational performance.” The conference, held in conjunction with Graph Expo in September and conducted at Chicago’s James Hotel, was themed “A Partnership Focused
Brown Opts for Sundays WASECA, MN—Magazine and catalog specialist Brown Printing has ordered two new gapless web presses and three finishing systems from Goss International. A pair of 2x8 Sunday 3000/32 presses will be joined here by two Universal adhesive binders. A third Universal binder is slated for installation at Brown’s East Greenville, PA, facility. Quadracci Honored by WOA SEWICKLEY, PA—Thomas Quadracci, chairman and CEO of Quad/Graphics, has been named the recipient of the Web Offset Association’s (WOA) eighth annual VISION Award, named in honor of his late brother, Harry, who founded the Sussex, WI-based printer. He will be presented with the award during the WOA’s 54th
WASHINGTON, DC—The legal headaches for newspaper press manufacturer Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho (TKS) won't go away. The U.S. Department of Commerce, through its International Trade Administration (ITA), is considering a possible antidumping duty against TKS. After a review earlier this year, the ITA felt there was enough information to consider reopening its look into TKS' prior business dealings. Fueling the review was the 2004 judgment in favor of Goss International, upheld in U.S. District Court, that clipped TKS for $31.6 million on the grounds of illegal press equipment dumping. Then, in July of 2004, Goss filed a request with the Commerce Department, asking it to
by chris bauer Managing Editor The demand for technology that allows web printers to efficiently produce shorter, versioned runs continues to increase. Print becomes a more attractive option for media buyers when they can combine the impact of highly targeted pieces with the advantages of the web offset process, including faster turnaround times and lower costs. As a result, web press manufacturers are designing machines able to satisfy the ever-changing needs of web printers. "The playing field for web offset is expanding," assesses Greg Norris, manager of marketing communications for Goss International. "Innovations in areas like automation, waste reduction and makeready speed are pushing