KENNESAW, GA—October 7, 2008—Heidelberg USA today announced that it will showcase a range of new Prinect workflow management solutions at Graph Expo 2008, including the first system to enable full integration of finishing equipment into the print shop workflow. Visitors to the Heidelberg booth at Graph Expo can experience the new levels of print shop integration and automation these new solutions bring in the live and completely integrated “print shop” environment at booth #1200.
KENNESAW, GA—September 29, 2008—Heidelberg today announced the lineup of its Print Media Academy (PMA) educational seminars open to all 2008 Graph Expo attendees. Industry authorities such as NAPL's Andrew Paparozzi and PrintBuyersOnline.com's Suzanne Morgan will join Heidelberg packaging, prepress and sheetfed experts to offer a total of 15 free seminars covering the latest industry trends and business issues. Heidelberg's PMA provides industry training and seminars year-round in key locations across the globe. At Graph Expo, the PMA will temporarily come to Chicago's McCormick Place to serve as a hub of industry thought leadership during the tradeshow, to be held Oct. 26-29.
KENNESAW, GA—September 18, 2008—Heidelberg USA announced that its online consumables business recently reached a milestone when it processed its 50,000th order. The company's online shop, which was launched four years ago, gives customers convenient access to the full range of Heidelberg Saphira Consumables for prepress, press and postpress needs. The 50,000th online order was placed by Alta Systems, a general commercial shop in Gainesville, Fla., which uses Saphira violet plates and chemistry for its Prosetter P74 platesetter and Heidelberg Saphira press consumables for its 6-color Speedmaster SM 74 sheetfed press.
STAMFORD, CT—Only weeks after announcing that 3,000 jobs would be eliminated from its domestic work force, International Paper reported that it would be letting another 655 employees go in a move that coincides with the plan to indefinitely shut down production capacity of 670,000 tons within its containerboard and coated papers businesses. Three paper machines at its Savannah, GA, mill and one at its Hudson River mill in Corinth, NY, will be shut down indefinitely. The shutdowns will result in reductions of approximately 610,000 tons of the company's U.S. containerboard capacity (12 percent) and 60,000 tons of its coated freesheet capacity (7.5 percent). "These are difficult