PHILADELPHIA—Judging by the reaction of several booth holders, this week's On Demand Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center was encouraging. Whether final sales figures will fly in the face of the economy remains to be seen, but there was considerably more optimism among those on the floor.
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CINCINNATI—April 6 holds a special spot in the hearts of Queen City natives, as the baseball Reds open their 2009 season by hosting the Mets. Not far from Great American Ballpark, xpedx will drop the curtain on its new Technology Center. The 11,000-square-foot facility will provide printers with a single location to learn about and test new equipment and technologies from manufacturers, including Ryobi, Kodak, Epson, C.P. Bourg, Morgana, Secap and others. The center showcases prepress and workflow technologies, offset and digital presses, as well as postpress/bindery equipment and technology.
C.P. Bourg, the world's leading technology developer and supplier of in-line and near-line document feeding, binding and finishing equipment, today announced that the Bourg Power Square 200 binder was selected to produce square-backed stitched books connected to the new Xerox Nuvera 200 EA Perfecting Production System at On Demand Expo.
At the awards ceremony this afternoon at the On Demand Conference & Expo, InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industry, announced the winners of the fourth annual On Demand Best of Show Awards program.
CHICAGO—October 22, 2008—For many U.S. print professionals, post-press and fulfillment remain the biggest untapped frontiers of new productivity, efficiency and profitability.
CHICAGO—October 14, 2008—xpedx and Ryobi will demonstrate and discuss new print technology and custom services for print professionals at Graph Expo 2008 in Chicago. Visitors will see new prepress, pressroom and post-press equipment in a live print production environment.
By Erik Cagle Senior Editor Digital printing, by all accounts, isn't what it was even two years ago. Likewise, any similarity between today's digital printing presses/output devices and short-term future technologies will be purely coincidental. Scratch that last statement, for there's one notable exception: the quality of digital printing already has improved and is certainly on the fast track to mainstream acceptance for any type of job, not just those pigeonholed as "digital friendly" applications. More commercial applications are continuously being realized. The masses have certainly gotten that point and are mobilizing the back end of the operation with equipment geared toward the finish
BY ERIK CAGLE Senior Editor Pity the poor saddle stitcher. It gets no love, no recognition for a job well done. Bindery operators want the stitcher to take care of business, and they certainly don't want to intervene in its appointed rounds. When it comes to their stitchers, notes Darcy Maeda, public relations coordinator for Duplo USA, printers seek the ultimate in automation, in every aspect of the design. "They want the machine's stitcher heads, back jogger, side guides, stitch stopper, fold stopper, size adjustments, fold roller gap and conveyance roller position to adjust automatically," she says. "Automation of this degree
By Erik Cagle Senior Editor There are enough headaches encountered between the time a customer's files are uploaded to your FTP site and when the truck rolls away from the back dock with finished product. But, while certain aspects of the workflow are tedious and time consuming, your perfect binder shouldn't be an attention, or time, burglar. Most manufacturers of floor-model adhesive binders agree that time is of the essence. And the position of bindery operator often sees high turnover, making it imperative that a quality machine is easy to makeready, simple to operate, and equally user-friendly and fast on changeovers. Shrinking Setup As run lengths