Printers Attend Lenticular Seminar
Williston, VT—KBA North America recently offered a comprehensive five-day seminar on lenticular printing. The professional development seminar, held at KBA’s headquarters here, brought together KBA’s lenticular, printing and marketing experts with owners and press operators of the KBA Genius 52 UV press. Lenticular printing is a special technique that involves printing an image on the back side of lenticular plastic, allowing the eye to simultaneously view alternating sections of multiple images to give the impression of 3-D, flip, or motion. KBA reports it is planning several repeat seminars this year.
Graphic Systems Group in New York City announced the appointment of Eric Hegdahl to the position of marketing technology officer.
Impressions Inc. has completed the construction of a 35,000-square-foot expansion to its St. Paul, MN, facility. The new addition will be used for mostly in-house sheeting and warehousing.With the newly added square footage, the headquarters will have more than 85,000 square feet of production/warehousing space. In other news, Bruce Warkentien has been hired as the new director of procurement.
Commercial Communications Inc. (CCI), Hartland, WI, has appointed Perry Thiemer as business systems national account manager. Prior to joining CCI, Thiemer spent 26 years with Rockwell Automation.
The Print Council, a national business development initiative created to help promote greater use of printing and print media, announced that IAPHC Inc., The Graphic Professionals Resource Network (formerly the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen), has become an associate member.
In Elmira, NY, Michelle Crane was promoted to vice president of office operations at Image Now. Several departments including customer service, plant scheduling, quality assurance and IT now report directly to Crane.
I. Gregg Van Wert has been named to the board of directors of The EPI Companies, Marietta, GA. Van Wert’s printing industry experience was largely gained over a 30-year career with the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), where he served as president from 1991 until his retirement in 2003.