This year's Graphics of the Americas will be held Feb. 26 - 28, 2015, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL. Esko, Konica Minolta, Mac Papers, MGI USA, Mutoh America, Nilpeter USA, Oki Data Americas, Perez Trading Co., Ricoh, RTA Digital representing HP and more have signed on for the 2015 show.
PITTSBURGH—Printing Industries of America has announced the recipients of its 2014 InterTech Technology Awards. The technologies receiving this respected award have been judged as truly innovative and are expected to advance the performance of the graphic communications industry.
EFI proved that "what happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay in Vegas," especially for the roughly 800 attendees who could select from more than 150 breakout and training sessions at the EFI Connect users' group meeting held here Jan. 15-18 at the Wynn Las Vegas. Sessions covered MIS/ERP software, Web-to-print systems, industrial inkjet printers and Fiery technology.
Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department will celebrate International Printing Week from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 2013, with a lecture series, banquet and Career Day, thanks to industry sponsors committed to preserving the rich heritage of the printing industry.
RESTON, VA—A number of attendees and exhibitors gave a thumbs up to the 2012 edition of Graph Expo, held in early October. Attendees were pleased with the variety of new equipment, applications, products and services, and also the expanded array of education and networking opportunities offered by this year’s 48 co-located industry events and new floor attractions.
With offset presses becoming scarce on the show floor and digital vendors pushing for higher volume and larger B2-format machines, digital presses are becoming the "big iron" components of the GRAPH EXPO show. Almost without exception, digital press vendors highlighted their workflow and digital front end (DFE) capabilities.
On the heels of an exhilarating GRAPH EXPO 2012, and in advance of verified show attendance data to be reported next week, the following is just a sampling of the comments from attendees and exhibitors who spoke out on the quality of this year’s show.
Southern Lithoplate (SLP) is expanding its recently announced strategic alliance program for the commercial and offset printing market through a partnership agreement with Esko. The new partnership strengthens SLP’s growing portfolio of integrated systems solutions to help companies that produce commercial printing, folding cartons and offset labels manage and grow their business.
This strategic alliance enables Southern Lithoplate to provide and service Screen’s offset CTP units in North America, either as standalone systems or as part of bundled configurations “Screen-manufactured CTP systems are in use at the world’s most successful printing companies,” noted Edward A. “Trip” Casson III, chairman and CEO of SLP.
KANSAS CITY, KS—In one fell swoop, Fujifilm offered attendees of its Inkjet Tech Summit—roughly 30 printers of various forms—a tinge of levity to go with a heavy dose of gravity in its two-day show-and-tell held at the Crown Westin Hotel in Kansas City, MO, and its offices in Kansas City, KS.