March 1, 2002

Creo Products has appointed Mark Dance to the position of CFO. Dance retains his position as COO and will continue to serve as a director of the company. Dance replaces Michael Graydon who will continue with the company in an advisory role. Graydon is scaling back his responsibilities in order to pursue a greater balance in his family and work life. Also, Creo has appointed Judi Hess to fill the position of president, graphic arts. Hess has held the position of corporate vice president, printing workflow solutions, since April 2000. Goss Graphic Systems has reached an agreement in principle for the sale of substantially

DIGITAL digest
February 1, 2002

HP Looks to Get Good Press After grabbing a lot of attention at PRINT 01, Hewlett-Packard's deal to acquire all the outstanding shares of Indigo quickly was overshadowed by its much larger and somewhat controversial bid for Compaq. However, HP management reports the Indigo purchase is still on track and has only been slowed by the U.S., Israeli and Dutch laws involved. As vice president and general manager of Digital Publishing Solutions at HP, Bill McGlynn has been a point person for the Indigo acquisition. Assuming things go according to the original plan, the following Q&A with McGlynn offers some insights into what

February 1, 2002

CLEVELAND—Oliver Printing has installed the world's first Heidelberg Quickmaster DI Pro digital offset press. The full-service printer's clients primarily are Fortune 500 companies and advertising agencies, to which it provides quick turnaround, multicolor printing. The workhorses of its conventional sheetfed offset printing capabilities are two six-color presses, a Speedmaster 74 perfector with coater and Speedmaster 102. The shop has more than 20 employees. (www.heidelbergusa.com) OVERLAND PARK, KS—On Demand Technologies (ODT) has entered into an agreement with Hewlett-Packard to jointly develop and deploy digital printing products and services. ODT will provide HP with certain intellectual property for print-on-demand (POD) solutions targeting the

IPEX 2002 -- Set to Spring Up
January 1, 2002

BIRMINGHAM, UK—In times like these, it's hard to look beyond day-to-day events and challenges in running a business. But, American printers would be well advised to pause a moment and consider a spring trip to the U.K. for IPEX 2002: the global technology event for print, publishing and media. The event, which only comes around once every four years, is scheduled to take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) from April 9-17, 2002. In terms of scope and ancillary benefits, national trade shows can't provide the same experience of a major international event. Based on commitments made to date, IPEX 2002 is

December 1, 2001

Schmidt Acquires Rapid ReprintBYRON, MN—Publishing industry solutions provider Schmidt announced that it has acquired Rapid Reprint, a quick turnaround article reprint production company based in White Bear Lake, MN. Schmidt, a web offset printer, specializes in the production of direct response vehicles such as magazine and direct mail inserts, as well as the production and distribution of card packs for the publishing industry. Valassis Installs QTI Systems DURHAM, NC—Valassis Communications has purchased a Ribbon Control System 4000 (RCS 4000) and a Register Guidance System V (RGS V) with ink guiding and phaser control for the second of its MAN Roland Lithoman presses. Both systems were

Supplier news 11-01
November 1, 2001

MAN Roland Technicians Get Golden ToolsOFFENBACH, GERMANY—Two American technicians were honored recently for completing the 1,000th MAN Roland mechanical systems course at the company's training center here. As a result of the hands-on coursework, the technicians, Warren Collins and Greg Voigt, received their gold wrenches and are certified to install and get U.S. customers up-and-running on Roland 700 presses. Heidelberg USA has realigned its operations into four business segments: Digital, Postpress, Sheetfed and Web. Niels M. Winther, a 34-year veteran with the organization, has assumed responsibility as head of Heidelberg's Market Center North America (U.S. and Canada). Appointed to head the four U.S. groups

Buying a Digital Press (Now)? -- Waldman
October 1, 2001

After one of those flights that was so early it feels as though you never went to bed, I somehow found myself standing at the reception desk of the Chicago Hilton at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning, September 7th. Like any experienced PRINT or Graph Expo attendee, I made my room accommodations months ago. Shock number one jolted me awake—there was no line and I was able to walk right up to the registration clerk. Shock number two—the Chicago Hilton, one of the prime hotels for PRINT, had rooms available (as did other hotels, which I discovered later). Shock number three—there wasn't the usual

PRINT 01 WRAP-UP -- Lasting Impressions
October 1, 2001

The show must go on. The spirit behind that old saying resonated through the halls of McCormick Place during the later days of PRINT 01. The show remained open for its entire scheduled run, even though the level of activity did drop significantly after Tuesday morning. The mood and topics of conversation though, understandably, turned away from graphic arts industry issues to the horror of the terrorist attacks. "Prior to September 11th, in spite of the weak economy, PRINT 01 was attracting good attendance, and exhibitors reported steady and serious buying activity across all product types and sizes," reported Regis J. Delmontagne, president of

DIGITAL digest 8-01
August 1, 2001

Printer Company Presses Forward PALO ALTO, CA—Hewlett-Packard Co. recently marked its entry into the commercial printing market with the launch of its HP Digital Press 6600. The four-color (expandable to six) digital sheetfed press is the first fruit borne of HP's $100 million investment in Indigo N.V. and is based on Indigo's first-series print engine. The HP 6600 employs a liquid electrophotographic offset printing process to produce up to 4,000 iph in four-color. It prints a two-up (12.6x18.2˝) sheet format at a 800x800 dpi resolution, which is upgradeable to 800x2,400 dpi. One of the ways HP is adding value to the press is by

DIGITAL digest 3-01
March 1, 2001

Digital Ins and Outs Tech Alert is the yearly conference at which the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) presents the results of its latest original research studies. At the recently held 2001 conference, studies presented in the digital arena included "Digital Imaging Press Print Attributes," "Digital Photography" and "Remote Proofing—State-of-the-Art Report." According to Dr. Richard M. Adams, study presenter and a GATF research scientist, the digital imaging press study wasn't intended to be a "shoot out," whereby output from competing devices is compared to determine the "winner." Still, manufacturers of the presses in question were asked to print press sheets from a digital