Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ November 2013 edition, featuring Pitney Bowes, Scodix, Nekoosa Coated Products and MagnetNotes LLC, Diversified Graphic Machinery
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ July 2013 edition, featuring Kodak and Nimble Storage, Sterling Toggle, Finch Paper, Sun Cloud Consulting, Van Son Holland Ink, FFEI, GSG Financial, Durst, Wikoff Color, Twin Rivers Paper, Domtar Corp., Bell and Howell, GMC Software Technology, and MBO America.
Wikoff Color has converted space in its Fort Mill, SC, manufacturing plant into an energy-cure inkjet ink manufacturing facility and cleanroom suitable for the demanding requirements of producing inkjet inks. The facility houses some of the industry’s most advanced manufacturing and test equipment, providing an ideal environment for manufacturing inkjet inks.
The 2012 TAGA Technical Conference will be held March 18–21, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, FL. This year’s conference will feature standout sessions focusing on sustainability, holography, and educational/development skills.
The Ben Franklin Honor Society of PIA has inducted: William J. Gibson, Burton & Mayer; Ken Rizzo, PIA; Diane Romano, HudsonYards; Hal Slager, Trico Graphics; Edward G. Slezycki, Wikoff Color; Michael R. Stief, Intelligencer Printing; and Richard D. Warner, PIA.
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions' November 2010 edition, highlighting the Komori America open house.
Planting Pinwheels for Peace AMBLER, PA—Kathy Davis Studios recently set out to spread the message of world peace. Pinwheels for Peace, a global art therapy project founded by two teachers in Florida, was chosen as the ideal venture to teach local children and raise awareness over important global initiatives. For the past two years, on September 21 (International Day of Peace), pinwheels are assembled around the world and “planted” into the ground as a public statement and art exhibition. In 2006, more than 1 million pinwheels in some 2,300 locations across the globe were displayed. The project was localized when Kathy Davis encouraged 100-plus
Jetrion will move into a new 35,000-square-foot facility in Ypsilanti, MI, in early 2006. The company also has announced the addition of Pitman Co. as a distributor of its ink-jet systems and inks. Kompac, a division of Day International, is celebrating the successful installation of its 100,000th Kompac automatic dampening system. In other news, the company announced the addition of three new team members: Mike Scaglione as director of sales worldwide; Charles Gray as director of supply chain management; and Carmen Costa as marketing manager. Böwe Bell + Howell has launched its Website, www.bbhsupplies.com, offering an expanded product line and supported by a 24-hour
SEWICKLEY, PA—Industry research into best practices of sheetfed offset printing with hybrid UV inks and coatings took a major step forward with the donation of a new six-color, 28˝ Komori Lithrone NL28 press for the Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) that was dedicated during an open house celebration held here last month. The fourth press donated to GATF by Komori America, the NL28 is equipped with interdeck UV units that, by using special hybrid inks, provide the ability to add a UV coating without changing out rollers and blankets. It also features a redesigned ink fountain, the Komorimatic dampening system and Komori's K-Station
Printing Research Inc. (PRI) and its owner, Howard DeMoore, announced the successful conclusion of a patent infringement suit against a European company. The suit, filed in Germany against Green & Snob Grafik, showed that Green & Snob's product was a direct infringement against PRI's Super Blue 2 StripeNet anti-marking, anti-static nets. John Laabs has been appointed director of marketing for Fox River Paper. For the past six years, Laabs has worked in various sales and marketing capacities for both the Fox River and Gilbert brands of paper. KBA North America has named Steve Korn its new district sales manager to cover the states of Illinois and