Inkjet Innovations Are on Display at Latest Fujifilm Wide-Format Technology Summit
HANOVER PARK, IL—Another Wide-Format Technology Summit was hosted recently by Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Div., this time at its new Technology Center here. Nearly 50 attendees toured the 23,000-square-foot center. On display for live demonstrations were the Inca Onset R40i and Q40i; the Acuity series of presses, including the new Acuity F; the Uvistar Pro-8W; the Esko Kongsberg cutting table iXP24; and ColorGATE RIP software.
In addition, the multi-day technology summit included a customer user panel and a presentation by Marco Boer of IT Strategies, titled "Moving to Inkjet: Where, Why and When?"
Jetcomm, a new conference for HP inkjet web press users, will debut March 4-5, immediately preceding the North American DscoopX conference in Washington, DC.
Christian-Pierre Bourg, founder of the C.P. Bourg Group, passed away Nov. 16 at the age of 89. Mr. Bourg started the company in 1960, and it grew via a network of 150 distributors in nearly 100 countries and a U.S.-based corporate office.
With 35+ years of experience in the packaging industry, Serge Trajkovich has joined PrintLink Canada as vice president and managing director. His hands-on experience includes owning and managing high-profile companies in the Toronto metro area.
Yvette Diamond is now COO at Three Dog Logistics. She had been serving as a consultant for the company the past three years.
Expanding its sheetfed offset pressroom chemicals portfolio, Heidelberg has acquired BluePrint Products, a Belgian consumables supplier specializing in environmentally friendly dampening and washup solutions. BluePrint will continue to operate under its own name.
Ricoh has joined the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) as a Platinum Patron.
Udo Panenka has been named Esko's new president. Formerly the senior vice president for global sales and marketing, Panenka succeeds Carsten Knudsen, who continues to support Esko and its parent, Danaher, in an advisory role.
Finch Paper has received an economic development grant from New York State, which will help strengthen its competitive position in uncoated freesheet paper. Finch plans to invest $20 million to upgrade its wood processing and converting operations, its pulp mill and its largest paper machine.
X-Rite Inc. has updated the Pantone Certified Printer Program to reflect new industry standards. It reviews and analyzes every aspect of color operations—from preflight, file preparation and proofing, to ink formulation and mixing, and process control in the pressroom.
Bolingbrook, IL-based Connemara Converting has opened a new, 100,000-square-foot converting/warehousing facility in Ontario, CA. It houses two Maxson large-format sheeters, as well as a 94˝-wide Catbridge twin drum rewinder.