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February 1, 2015

Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions' February 2015 edition, including Wisconsin Web Offset, Verso Paper, Diversified Global Graphics Group (DG3), Presstek, Epicomm, 858 Graphics and NonStop Signs, Peczuh Printing and Printing Resource and Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF).

Robert Howard, Presstek Founder and Inventor of Dot-Matrix Printer, Passes at Age 91
January 9, 2015

Robert Howard, who invented the dot-matrix printer that helped fuel sales of personal computers, was remembered this week for his curiosity and generosity. Howard, who died recently at age 91, founded Centronics Data Computer—which commercialized the printer—with seven employees in Hudson in 1968.

He formed more than two dozen companies, including Presstek and Howtek, both in Hudson, NH, during the 1980s.

"The innovative vision that Bob Howard had for Presstek, and its role in the print industry when he founded the company...has been carried forward by many dedicated and talented team members over the years," COO Geoff Loftus said.

Presstek Taps Industry Veteran Steve Chmielewski as Western Region Digital Systems Sales Manager
December 23, 2014

Steve Chmielewski has joined Presstek LLC to lead DI digital offset press sales efforts in the West Region of the United States. Reporting to the director of worldwide sales and marketing, Chmielewski is responsible for expanding Presstek’s market share within his region by increasing installations and furthering the development of Presstek’s local dealer channels.

Presstek Introduces New JT Direct Inkjet CTP Plate Technology for Imaging on Epson Inkjet Printers
November 18, 2014

The Presstek JT aluminum plate is designed to be imaged on Epson inkjet printers with the printer’s standard ink cartridges. After imaging, plates go directly to press for impressions of 5,000 or less. Presstek’s JT Direct Inkjet CTP solution has been successfully installed at customer locations in North America and Europe, and it has an extremely small physical and environmental footprint.

Across the Nation
November 17, 2014

Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ November 2014 edition, featuring Ironmark, CompuMail Inc., Ingram Content Group, Presentation Folder Inc., IMS Printing & Signs, SunDance Marketing Solutions, Proforma Global Sourcing, The Embroidery House

Miller’s Minuteman Press in Hunt Valley, MD, to Install Third Presstek DI Digital Offset Press
October 9, 2014

A third Presstek DI digital offset press, the Presstek 52DI, has been purchased by Miller's Minuteman Press in Hunt Valley, MD. The addition of a third Presstek DI press enables the growing Minuteman franchise to expand print capabilities and production efficiencies even further, while continuing to offer its clients the highest print quality for short-run color jobs.

Supplier News
August 1, 2014

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ August 2014 edition, featuring Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, 3D Systems, Xerox Corp., Graphco, Ryobi MHI, GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions, Presstek

Presstek Taps Jeffrey Beck as Its New President and CEO
July 3, 2014

Jeffrey A. Beck has joined Presstek as president and CEO. He succeeds David Savage who recently transitioned to lead WaterJet Holdings, another portfolio company held by Presstek’s owner, American Industrial Partners.

Jeff Jacobson Promoted to President of Xerox Technology Business
July 1, 2014

Jeff Jacobson, formerly COO of the Xerox Technology Business, has been named president following the retirement of Armando Zagalo de Lima. Jacobson now oversees Xerox’s Graphic Communications Operations, Large Enterprise Operations and Channel Partner Operations. “Xerox is putting a great emphasis on print,” Jacobson told Printing Impressions Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson in a conference call following the announcement.

Holiday Masquerade Ball Invitation—2014 Gold Ink Entry
May 2, 2014

This week, we take a look at the Holiday Masquerade Ball invitation which was entered into the 2014 Gold Ink Awards under the Invitations category. Produced by Team Concept in Carol Stream, IL, and produced on HP and Presstek presses, this whimsical design was created for Alice Chevrolet Buick GMC's Masquerade Ball. The invitation was printed on Curious heavy stock.

Xerox Announces Two Key Appointments
January 13, 2014

Two new appointments have been made at Xerox. Jeff Jacobson has been tapped as COO, Xerox Technology; and Andrew Copley has been selected as president, Xerox Graphic Communications Operations.

Global Graphics Launches Harlequin MultiRIP 10 for Short Runs, Variable Data
August 20, 2013

Global Graphics Software has introduced the latest version of its Harlequin RIP software, Harlequin MultiRIP 10, that has been developed specifically to enable print shops to grow out into digital print or to expand into digital marketing. It introduces major new features that speed up the processing of PDF/VT and increase the rate that pages are fed to the press for significant productivity gains.

Texoma Print Services: Betting on Thriving Casinos
May 1, 2013

It was love at first sight for Russell Marcum, director of commercial printing firm Texoma Print Services in Durant, TX. At least, that is how he felt after seeing a five-color, 29˝ Presstek 75DI digital offset press in action at the Presstek demo center. Last June, the press was installed in Texoma's 10,000-square-foot facility, which the company moved into earlier this year.

Live Life in Color—and Share Your Knowledge too!
January 31, 2013 at 2:29 pm

What is possible with G7 mythology? Instructor, Dave Dezzutti, explains. Dave Dezzutti is all about managing color. He starts his day with a coffee and a copy of the latest digital printing magazine before beginning his work in prepress preflighting, proofing, and operating several different digital workflow systems for Printing Industries of America’s in-house production…

Graphic Innovators to Distribute Presstek Equipment
January 11, 2013

GREENWICH, CT—Presstek Inc. has entered into an agreement with Graphic Innovators (Elk Grove Village, IL) for the distribution of Presstek DI digital offset presses and CTP systems in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. Graphic Innovators specializes in the sale of new and remanufactured offset presses to the printing, converting and packaging industries.