Agfa Corp. announced a new product in the company’s Services portfolio. :IntellSyst promises faster response times, higher equipment uptime and more effective, proactive maintenance of Agfa systems. :IntellSyst exchanges information between the customer installation and Agfa’s Enterprise Server automatically and at regular intervals. It checks critical parameters such as the power of the laser of a platesetter, the temperature of processing baths or the disk space available on a workstation running the production management software.
Eastman Kodak has appointed Barbara Pellow as chief marketing officer and vice president, commercial printing. Pellow has more than 20 years of experience in digital printing and publishing with a variety of companies and organizations.
TOPPAN Printing has developed a high-quality, industrial use, ink-jet printer, which they will use in their internal printing facilities and also begin selling to other printing companies. TOPPAN’s ink-jet printer incorporates UV curing technology to solve a common ink-jet issue, which is to produce print quality equal to offset printing that is also water-resistant. The new printer incorporates two Fusion UV Light Hammer 6 (LH6) UV curing systems.
Ed and Donna Swaneck of distributor Swaneck Graphic Equipment are retiring after 40 years in the graphic arts business. Walter Gierlach, an 18-year veteran of the company, has started Pro-Graphics Network at the same location. Gierlach will also bring WinAmerica Inc., Wally G. Press & Bindery and The Photo Tex Group into this facility.
Todd Chesnut has been elevated to the position of vice president of sales at the Case Paper division in Chicago.
H.S. Boyd Co. has opened a technical sales office in Tampa, FL, to support customers in the Southeastern U.S. Frank Rieder will support technical issues.
Kyocera Mita America has named Steven Pearl director, product and solutions marketing.
Integrated Color Solutions (ICS) has appointed Sherwood Wong to the position of director of sales, Western region. He is based in the ICS Carlsbad, CA, office.