Press Accessories

EPG 'Inks' Keycolor Deal with Drent Goebel
November 7, 2008

CENTERBROOK, CT—November 7, 2008—EPG (Essex Products Group),,  a global leader in the manufacture and integration of color control systems, announces that during Graph Expo it sold two KeyColor(TM) III ink control systems, including KeyColor AutoSet software for presetting, to press manufacturer Drent Goebel North America Inc.

Graph Expo: Sheetfed/Web Offset Printing -- Still Making Impressions
November 1, 2008

Despite growing industry demand for digital printing devices, the fact remains that lithographic sheetfed and web presses still dominate the pressrooms—and revenue streams—for the majority of commercial printing operations. Following on the heels of Drupa in Germany, Graph Expo in Chicago provided the first glimpse for most U.S. printers to learn first-hand how offset press manufacturers continue to prove their relevancy in an evolving industry.  

Offset Presses at GRAPH EXPO to Underscore Printers' Need for Productivity, Versatility
October 17, 2008

RESTON, VA—10/17/08—The three factors that reportedly most influence the purchase decision of an offset press are speed, price and quality—which isn’t altogether surprising, considering that printers become subject to those same considerations when it comes to trying to win print jobs. “The only way a printer can survive today is to have control over the cost of the printed product,” says Don Bence, vice president of Sakurai USA Inc., “Unfortunately, commercial printing is being treated as a commodity today, with extreme price pressures in the market.”

Baldwin Marks 90th Anniversary With Expanded Product Range
October 16, 2008

SHELTON, CT—10/16/2008—Baldwin Technology Co., a leading worldwide manufacturer of press controls and accessories, will be setting some innovative trends at Graph Expo, where it will present its current extensive product portfolio as well as new technical developments. These will include systems for sheet-fed and commercial-web presses. A wide range of Baldwin equipment can also be seen in operation on many key press manufacturers’ stands throughout the exhibition. Baldwin’s systems lead the industry in their ability to improve print quality, press productivity and efficiency, while ensuring they have the least impact possible on the environment and supporting the sustainability efforts of the graphic arts industry.

Sequa sells MEGTEC Systems to Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners
September 24, 2008

DE PERE, WI—September 24, 2008—Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Connecticut, announced today that together with MEGTEC Systems management, it has acquired MEGTEC from parent company Sequa Corporation. The transaction involves all MEGTEC businesses, including the Printing Products (PPG) and Industrial and Environmental Products (IEPG) Groups and related Services Groups. MEGTEC will become a stand-alone company with no major change in management structure or day-to-day business operations.

X-Rite Announces New i1 Solutions Portfolio
September 23, 2008

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—September 23, 2008—X-Rite, Inc. (NASDAQ: XRIT), the world leader in color management, measurement and communication technologies, today unveiled the new i1 line of color management and calibration solutions. Featuring the new i1Basic and i1XTreme solutions, the i1 portfolio offers fully-featured color management systems at highly attractive price points, thereby simplifying the solution selection process for creative, photo, and prepress professionals. The new i1 family will be showcased at Photokina (booth # D050, hall 04.1, Köln Messe, Cologne, Germany, September 23-28, 2008) and at GRAPH EXPO (booth # 5214 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL October 26–29, 2008).