Offset Printing - Web

Ken W. Field, Sr. to be Awarded the Prestigious Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award
January 11, 2008

SEWICKLEY, PA—January 10, 2008— Ken Field Sr., president and chief executive officer of Continental Web Press, Inc., has been named the recipient of the Web Offset Association’s (WOA) tenth annual Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award…for leadership, achievement, and visionary excellence in web offset printing. The Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award is conferred to a web offset industry executive who has reached an unsurpassed level of excellence and achievement in the industry. WOA created the award to highlight the spirit of industry pioneers, whose hard work and determination create a vibrant, growing, and changing industry. In 1973, Field founded Continental Web Press of Illinois, a

Air Motion Systems Becomes Founding Sponsor of Print UV 2008 Conference
January 11, 2008

LAS VEGAS—January 10, 2008—AMS today announced its role as a founding sponsorship of Print UV 2008, the first printing industry event focused exclusively on the growing UV printing market. Designed as an intimate, peer-oriented event, “Print UV” is sponsored by a founding group of key industry participants dedicated to encourage, promote and sustain the growth of UV printing in the global graphic communications industry. “We are thrilled to be a founding sponsor in the formation of the Print UV 2008 Conference and the Print UV Association”, remarked Hans Ulland, Co-Founder and Vice President of Sales for Air Motion Systems. “UV is one of the

Grafiche Mazzucchelli in Italy to Install First Goss Sunday 5000 96-page Web Press
October 17, 2007

SERIATE, ITALY—October 17, 2007—Extending its gapless blanket Sunday press platform, Goss International will develop the world’s first 96-page web offset press. Commercial printer Grafiche Mazzucchelli will install the new Sunday 5000 press with a 2860-millimeter (112-inch) web width in late 2008. “We look forward to expanding our collaborative relationship with Goss International and to pursuing this groundbreaking project that will give us a differentiating advantage in the marketplace,” according to Guglielmo Fiori, owner of the Italian printing company. The Sunday 5000 press agreement with Grafiche Mazzucchelli was completed with assistance from Macchingraf, the agent for Goss commercial presses in Italy. “We have had excellent success with 48-

Offset and Beyond Conference Unveils Signature Programming
October 11, 2007

PITTSBURGH—October 11, 2007—Offset and Beyond, the only national conference developed by printers for printers, announced signature content for its event scheduled for April 26–29, 2008 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Conference Center in Schaumburg, IL. “There will be outstanding networking opportunities with industry notables, cutting-edge programming, and immediate take-home value for all attendees,” said Ralph Pontillo, Vice President, Division Director at Transcontinental Printing Inc. “This is a must-attend event and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.” Known for its world renowned keynote speakers, Offset and Beyond delivers once again with James Bradley, Author, Flags of Our Fathers, and David Gregory, NBC Chief White House

KBA Celebrates Fall Foliage Season with an Open House at its Vermont Headquarters
October 5, 2007

WILLISTON, VT—10/05/07—KBA North America, a global leading press manufacturer, will be holding an open house during the prime foliage season in northern Vermont for its customers and industry executives. The open house, scheduled for October 12-14, 2007, will present its wide range of award-winning press models and explore the newest innovations in the 41-inch and KBA-owned large-format market and will cover industry segments like commercial, packaging, labels, and other high-growth specialty markets. “We are eager to welcome all our customers, from small entrepreneurial companies to large organizations, to our open house during one of the most magnificent seasons of the year,” said Holger Garbrecht,

Web Offset Association (WOA) Print Awards Competition Issues Call for Entries
October 2, 2007

SEWICKLEY, PA—October 2, 2007—The Web Offset Association (WOA), a special interest group of PIA/GATF, announces its Call for Entries for the 2008 WOA Annual Print Awards Competition. The WOA Annual Print Awards showcases the “best of the best” in the web offset print arena. First place winners receive a complimentary registration to the WOA annual conference, one night’s accommodations at the host hotel, a prestigious showcase trophy, a plaque for their customer, and two unique lapel pins. Recipients will be honored and all winning entries will be prominently displayed during the annual conference, April 27–29, 2008 in Schaumburg, Illinois. The entry fee is

GE07: Sheetfed/Web Offset Presses — Windy City Wonders
October 1, 2007

WITH THE massive Drupa exhibition in Germany just seven months away, Graph Expo 2007 held in Chicago last month won’t go down in graphic arts history as a watershed event from a jaw-dropping new product standpoint. But that didn’t stop more than 20,000 upbeat attendees from filling the aisles at what was the largest Graph Expo event since 2000, and the second largest ever. Despite the Drupa effect, from a traditional offset printing standpoint there were a few new presses introduced, several automation and makeready advancements on display and, of course, a sprinkling of press sale announcements. An emphasis on environmental sustainability and improved

Holger Garbrecht Named New President and CEO of KBA North America
September 2, 2007

WILLISTON, VT—09/02/07—KBA North America announces that Holger Garbrecht has been named president and CEO of KBA North America, replacing Ralf Sammeck, who has been promoted to executive vice president of worldwide sheetfed sales and member of the Management Board for KBA. “I look forward to taking over this dynamic company that is now a combination of both sheetfed and web sales and service in North America,” said Garbrecht. “KBA North America is the unparalleled technology leader in printing presses. The firm continues to introduce groundbreaking press designs and the largest range of presses for printers of any size. I’m proud to be part of

MAN Roland Becomes a Contributing Partner to Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Institute
August 23, 2007

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—08/23/07—Expanding its ongoing commitment to advancing education and research in the graphic arts, MAN Roland has made a “Gold Partner” donation to the Graphic Communication Institute (GrCI) of the California Polytechnic State University. Developed to serve the graphic For Immediate Release communication industry, the GrCI is the arm of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department where academic, educational and research resources are applied to the challenges printers are facing today from competing media. Where Theory Meets Practice “GrCl does research, testing, product evaluations, consulting, and conducts industry seminars and workshops,” says Harvey Levenson, Department Head of the Graphic Communication Department. “Its existence relies on providing

Overbridge Technology Introduces Two New Versions of Award-winning EclipseCount
August 13, 2007

EMMAUS, PA— August 13, 2007—Overbridge Technology has responded to the needs of the web printing industry with two new additions to its line of award-winning EclipseCount products. The original EclipseCount (now renamed EclipseCount-DL) has been joined by EclipseCount-XA and EclipseCount-CB. With the addition of its newest enhancement, FlexCount, EclipseCount-XA now has ‘no comparison’ in the industry due to the technology and methodology it uses for signature counting. Principal Mark Daugherty described the new version as ‘the signature counting and log monitoring solution for presses equipped with sophisticated automated signature handling and robotic palletizers.’ With the FlexCount enhancement on EclipseCount-XA, there are many options to use -