ON the road
* The brand new Compacta 217 web offset press will be on display at Drupa, printing a 20-page flyer on two different types of stock and with different language versions, for finishing at the Muller Martini stand. That press will be embedded in the JDF workflow.
The North American guests were fortunate enough to be housed at a hotel kissing the banks of the Elbe River in Dresden. Within walking distance was a plethora of classically reconstructed buildings in contrast to the World War II fire bombings that had left it in ruins.
Street performers played accordions, recorders and other musical instruments—one young man performed "Norwegian Wood" by the Beatles on a cloudy, but warm, afternoon that nonetheless attracted flocks of onlookers eager to take in the sights and sounds of the proud city.
Anderson Litho Wins Two Sappi Awards
ORLANDO, FL—Putting on a production that would have made Walt Disney himself take notice, Sappi Fine Paper North America held its annual Printer of the Year awards gala at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando in early April.
The fanfare included giant projection screens that focused on presenters and winning printers, video footage of the award-winning entries, musical acts between dinner courses and a celebrity host.
Catherine Crier, of Court TV fame, served as emcee for the evening, as the paper giant honored the year's best work using Sappi grades.
But the big star of the night was Mark Tennant, president and general manager of Anderson Lithograph, who took two Gold Awards home with him for the company's work in the Brochures and General categories.
Best of the Best
With more than 600 printers submitting nearly 3,000 pieces of work, and with 900 designers submitting 1,800 entries, the competition was fierce and the winning submissions were reported as unprecedented in quality. The Gold Award winners included: