COLUMBIA, MD—National signage and graphics company Signs By Tomorrow has opened a pair of new franchises, in Durham, NC, and Fort Worth, TX, as well as crowned a new owner for its Marlton, NJ, location.
HP will introduce 10 digital printing systems at drupa that offer print service providers greater versatility, productivity and quality, including the first 29" HP Indigo press and higher-speed HP Inkjet Web Presses. The HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press is a 29.5x20.9" sheetfed press that prints at speeds of 3,450 sheets per hour in full color, and up to 4,600 sheets per hour in EPM.
Spinnaker Coating has acquired from Avery Dennison Corporation a license to produce and sell the Crack ’n Peel and FasTrack brands in the United States and Canada. In a separate transaction, Spinnaker has made an agreement with Avery Dennison’s Office and Consumer Products business to sell and distribute Avery-brand diecut labels to paper merchants in the United States and Canada.
In 2009, the RFID market grew to $5.56 billion, having almost tripled in five years. Being largely based on government backed military, identity card, financial card, passport and other projects and legally mandated requirements such as animal tagging, this market is recession proof, continuing to grow rapidly.
How do you turn a rusty, 20-year-old delivery truck into the talk of the town? If you have wide-format printing equipment on hand, you wrap it in colorful promotional images and send it back onto the streets.
Sandra Zoratti, VP of Global Marketing Solutions for InfoPrint, the joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, has been appointed to the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) Council North America’s Advisory Board.
Recently, the commercialization of printed electronics has progressed from conductive patterns to batteries, displays, sensors, resistors, solar cells, lighting and transistor circuits, increasingly in combination. Power Paper is making 12 million skin patches yearly that electrically deliver cosmetics through the skin.
At a time of financial uncertainty, companies know they must accelerate their move into the future. That is why there is a huge interest in printed electronics, a subject that pushes all the right buttons—environmental, affordable and leading to a new market of $300 billion that is just there for the taking. That is why the giant corporations are attending Printed Electronics USA, December 3-4 in San Jose, CA.
Electronic circuits that are wholly or substantially printed are a commercial success today. Brand enhancement is a popular theme, from the tester on a battery to the animated display on a recent edition of Esquire magazine and the heated outdoor apparel of many famous brands.
IWCO Direct Changes Hands CHANHASSEN, MN—Marketing specialist IWCO Direct is changing hands, with Avista Capital Partners acquiring a controlling interest in the company from Court Square Capital Partners. The transaction does not impact day-to-day operations. IWCO Direct’s executive management team will retain their shares in the company and continue to lead it. Donnelley Sheds Old Names CHICAGO—RR Donnelley has unified its printing and related services offerings under the single RR Donnelley brand. Moore Wallace, Moore Canada, Moore Response Marketing, Moore (in Latin America), OfficeTiger and the company’s network of North American commercial printing facilities have been rebranded as RR Donnelley. Rechristening for PIA New York AMHERST, NY—The