The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) board of directors and donors, PGSF is extending its congratulations to its recent PGSF December graduates. "We look forward to you becoming successful leaders of the printing industry by giving back your enthusiasm, talent, and the experience you have gained," said Bernie Eckert, PGSF administrator.
MEGTEC has sold around 1,000 AR60 and AR70 splicers over the years, and there are roughly 900 still in operation.
Babcock & Wilcox's subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group (B&W PGG), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire industrial processes solutions provider MEGTEC based on an enterprise value of $155 million.
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.
MEGTEC Systems announces it has purchased the Intellectual Property of the former Ross Air Systems Inc., based in New Jersey. The company manufactured complete web process lines including industrial dryers and ovens, coaters, material handling equipment, air pollution control and heat recovery equipment. MEGTEC will now be supporting former Ross Air Systems’ customers with service, spare parts, and engineering services.
TEGERNSEE, GERMANY—More than 50 worldwide journalists and 10 major manufacturers, all representing the graphic arts industry, teamed up to attend the PrintCity Alliance 2008 pre-Drupa Media Event held February 13-14. PrintCity members—MAN Roland, Océ Printing Systems, Sun Chemical, Sappi, UPM-Kymmene Corp., Procemex, MEGTEC Systems, M-real Corp., MacDermid Printing Solutions and Leonhard Kurz—announced the alliance’s “Connection of Competence” theme for Drupa, which will be held May 29 to June 11 in Düsseldorf, Germany. It was also announced that seven new Competence Centers will be featured in the PrintCity exhibition, located in Hall 6, where visitors can see the latest technologies explained and get comprehensive information
It wasn’t too many years ago that the phrase “green printer” evoked comparison with oxymorons like “Microsoft Works,” “a little pregnant” or “living dead.” But, oh, what a difference there is between then and now. Gone are the days when printing companies’ no-frills environmentalism meant doing only what was necessary to avoid inspections and fines. Historically a large-scale environmental offender with an outsize carbon footprint and a voracious appetite for fossil fuels, the printing industry has become increasingly aggressive when it comes to the environment, implementing voluntary programs that transcend basic compliance with environmental regulations, documenting and communicating their commitment to environmental quality to
Brad Baird, lead press operator at Litho Technical Services in Bloomington, MN, was in a tight spot. The six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster 102 with aqueous coater he works on was down, and there was no easily recognizable cause to be found. Fortunately for Baird, the press came equipped with remote diagnostic capabilities. “The press would not run,” Baird recalls. “We got online remotely with Heidelberg’s service center in Atlanta and they determined that the side-guide sheet detector control was not working properly.” The manufacturer’s technician was able to shut off the detector remotely—something Baird admits he didn’t know how to do. Getting a Helping Hand “It
Stämpfli becomes first user of heatset version of MAN Roland DICOweb press By Chris Bauer BERN, SWITZERLAND—Throughout history, the world has witnessed many firsts—Neil Armstrong taking man's first steps on the moon; Jackie Robinson becoming the first black player in major league baseball; and Charles Lindbergh making the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight quickly come to mind. Hoping to make a bit of history of its own—although admittedly not on the same scale as the aforementioned events—Stämpfli, a sixth-generation, family owned commercial printer here in the Alps-shadowed Swiss capital, has installed the world's first heatset version of the MAN Roland DICOweb press. A contingent of more than 20 international