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Finch Paper has launched its FIT (Fluid + Ink + Toner) Color Management and Workflow Services program that provides printers with on-site consultations and reviews color-managed workflows and ICC color profiles to help them achieve consistent, predictable color results across their digital and offset printing platforms. Mary Schilling, Finch digital applications manager and a G7 certified color management expert, is leading the new Finch Color Management team.
Western States Envelope & Label is offering a free Print Apply iPhone app (www.wsel.com/printapply), which allows print professionals instant access to a variety of information and data they use daily, including a paper weight reference chart, art wheel, envelope sizing chart, fraction converter, spine width calculator and more. The new app also enables users to search for environmentally friendly papers and dedicates an entire section called "Print Grows Trees" to sustainability.
manroland sheetfed announced that Doug Zirkelbach has rejoined the company as regional sales manager, Midwest region.
Presstek Inc's acquisition by an affiliate of American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV (AIP) has been finalized. Under the terms of the merger, Presstek's shareholders will receive 50 cents in cash for each share of Common Stock.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has made formal plans to install solar panels at its headquarters in Ramsey, NJ. The installation (Project Sunway) will generate approximately 967,000 kWh of solar energy annually, replacing up to 20 percent of the location's typical energy consumption. In other company news, Kay Fernandez has been promoted to vice president of strategic business development. She now reports to Kevin Kern, senior vice president of marketing.
Douglas Edwards, president of Kodak's Digital Printing & Enterprise Group, has also been named a senior vice president of the company. He reports to Kodak Chairman and CEO Antonio Perez.
Kodak has awarded SWORD iJET Gloss from Mitsubishi Paper Mills a 5 Diamond rating for use on continuous-feed Prosper inkjet presses. With the highest rating within the Paper Rating Program, Kodak's 5 Diamond rating is awarded to a media that equates to "offset quality" within the rating structure.