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Digital Finishing at a Crossroads
June 27, 2016 at 10:21 am

You’ve no doubt heard this before, but I come from the offset finishing world, and specifically the long-run finishing universe.

Four Things that Surprised Me at drupa 2016
June 24, 2016 at 6:43 pm

I’d already been briefed on a lot of drupa 2016 news before I left home so I wasn’t really expecting much to surprise me when I arrived in Germany. I was wrong. I’ll name four announcements or technology demonstrations that truly surprised me. I’d argue that each of these was strategically designed to make a…

The Week That Was With Julie G (6/20/2016)
June 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm

This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news from NPES, Xerox Corp., HP (drupa and Digital Lizard), EFI, and Classic Color (Sappi Fine Paper, Komori America, Toyo Ink).

Don't Plan Your Client Meeting on the Exit Ramp
June 24, 2016 at 1:47 pm

You’ve finally gotten a meeting with the Key Decision Maker at a large client or prospect. You’ve picked up your colleague at the airport and when you get to the exit ramp, the conversation goes like this: "Ok, we’re getting close, now what are you going to say and what am I going to say?" Has that happened to you?

Jeff Jacobson to Become CEO of Xerox Corp. Following Completion of Separation
June 24, 2016 at 10:27 am

The board of directors at Xerox appointed Jeff Jacobson as CEO of Xerox Corp. following the completion of the company’s planned separation into two publicly traded companies. Jacobson currently serves as president of Xerox Technology and will continue in his current role until the separation is complete. "Jeff is a great leader with a passion for our business and employees, deep customer relationships and a clear strategic vision to capitalize on the opportunities ahead," comments Ursula Burns.

Gold Ink Awards Entry: This Holiday Gift Box Tests the Versatility of Paper
June 23, 2016 at 2:38 pm

This 2016 Gold Ink Awards entry was submitted and entered into the Folding Cartons category by Classic Color of Broadview, Ill. The Sappi Holiday Gift Box was created to remind Sappi Fine Paper's customers how paper plays a magical role in creating unforgettable experiences, especially around the holidays. The piece was produced on an eight-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone (GL840) sheetfed press equipped with fully inter-decked UV lamps. What makes this gift box stand out are the fun designs, vivid colors and cool effects using coatings and scented varnishes.

The Top Five drupa 2016 Trends
June 23, 2016 at 1:25 pm

After digesting a week of meetings at drupa 2016 along with plenty of good German food and beer, the InfoTrends analyst team believes the show can be characterized by five major themes. Those are Inkjet 3.0, Digital Printing of Packaging, B1 Digital, Special Effects and Industry 4.0.