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February 2013 Issue

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High-Speed Inkjet Presses: Next Round of Investments
What is striking about the round of installations this year over last, we are hearing about far fewer installation problems and challenges with substrates. We are hearing more about the costs and need to expand post-processing capabilities rather than installation...
Mobile Technologies: Bringing New Life to Print
Keeping an open mind, recognizing profit potential and identifying a point of entry was all the fodder that Quad/Graphics needed to embark on its mobile technologies platform, Interactive Print Solutions (IPS). Actually, it was a direct result of QIC (Quad...
Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development: Learn from A/B Testing Results
Every printed promotional piece your company produces needs analytics—whether through a QR code or just a URL. Otherwise, how the heck will you and your client know if it worked? Imagine if Isaac Newton had failed to record the results...
Across the Nation
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ February 2013 edition, featuring Meredith-Webb Printing and Conquest Bindery. ...
Interactive Printing Demo Also a Tribute –Michelson
PI 's longtime technology editor, Mark Smith, was a visionary who foresaw how the Internet would redefine the publishing and printing worlds. But, at age 51, Mark lost a six-month battle with mouth cancer on Jan. 21. His goal...
On the Road: Customer Interaction Takes Center Stage at EFI Connect
EFI proved that "what happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay in Vegas," especially for the roughly 800 attendees who could select from more than 150 breakout and training sessions at the EFI Connect users' group meeting held here Jan....
Bindery Matters
Binding and finishing news briefs from Printing Impressions’ February 2013 edition, featuring Hammer Packaging, McClain Printing, H-E-B Grocery, Rickard Bindery, FedEx, Creative Printing, Braintree Printing, Classic Graphics, Hopkins Printing, Eastwood Litho and E&M Bindery & Finishing....
Bits and Pieces: Clemson's Ashe Vies for Title
The reputation—no, make that the future—of printing in the United States rests squarely on the shoulders of Heather Ashe. She is the industry's only hope…no pressure, Heather. OK, so maybe that's an exaggeration. But the Clemson University student will, in...
Printer News
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ February 2013 edition, featuring Webcrafters Inc., Fry Communications, Worth Higgins & Associates, Gill-line Inc., Proforma, Evergreen Printing and GLS Cos....
Supplier News
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ February 2013 edition, featuring Xerox Corp., Appleton Coated, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., DocuSource, C&W Pressroom Products, Central Ink, Xingraphics, MBO America, Roland DGA, Navitor Inc., Glunz & Jensen,...
Upfront
Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ February 2013 edition, including items on Colorfx, Quad/Graphics, Impact Color, Toof Commercial Printing, RR Donnelley (RRD), Murray Printing , Vertis and Xeikon NV....
Without Reform, USPS Set to Accelerate Cost Reductions
Citing the fact that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) cannot wait indefinitely for legislation, the board of governors has directed management to accelerate the restructuring of Postal Service operations to further reduce costs in order to strengthen its finances. Specifically,...
Death at Resolute Paper Mill Under Investigation by OSHA
One worker died and another was injured Jan. 22 following an incident at Resolute Forest Products, a former AbitibiBowater plant, the Rock Hill Herald reported. The two victims were part of a contracted three-man crew who were cleaning a 10x40-ft....
Association Formed for Small Commercial, Quick Printers
In a month from its initial launch, the newly formed National Print Owners Association (NPOA) has reportedly attracted more than 120 members and is in the process of finalizing plans for its first national conference. The new association is the...
Nieman Printing Agrees to Pay Employees Back Wages
Nieman Printing has paid $96,335 in overtime back wages to 101 employees following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (USDL), which found that the company violated the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards...