Edison Retail Solutions has chosen the new Inca Onset X3 high productivity UV flatbed printer, distributed exclusively by Fujifilm. The press will feature the addition of white ink, the first of their digital presses to provide this application.
Gämmerler to Build Manufacturing Plant HANOVER PARK, IL—Material handling and inline finishing equipment manufacturer Gämmerler plans to build a 80,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Palmetto, FL. Scheduled to open in April 2006, company officials say that the new facility will house the latest in automation equipment, provide roughly 35 percent of annual global production capacity and significantly improve Gämmerler's operational efficiency. "The decision to build the new plant was based on an increase in demand for Gämmerler's products in North America and a desire for a more flexible and efficient international manufacturing platform," says Gämmerler CEO Gunter Gämmerler. "The Palmetto plant will complement our existing production
Finishing Supplier Changes Structure HANOVER PARK, IL—Gämmerler, a supplier of materials handling and in-line finishing equipment, is implementing a new global organizational structure designed to unify the company's resources to improve customer support on a global basis. This includes the formation of a senior level, global management team with collective responsibility for worldwide service, sales, marketing, finance, engineering and order management functions. Open House has Post-Drupa Flavor ROSELAND, NJ—In November, Bobst Group USA held its "Direction '04" open house, the North American launch and domestic premier of the 12 new products announced earlier this year at Drupa in Germany. During the three-day open house, U.S. converters
HANOVER PARK, IL—The Graphic Systems Div. of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. recently played host to the third annual Customer Alliance Summit in Miami Beach, FL. The summit was designed as an opportunity for Fujifilm executives and representatives of each area of the graphic arts world to convene to discuss issues and concerns of today, as well as possibilities and plans for tomorrow. The three-day event included representatives from high-powered advertising agencies, people from major corporations like American Express, Hasbro, Kraft and Sony, as well as representatives from renowned publishing houses such as Condé Nast, Hearst and McGraw-Hill. In addition, Fujifilm also invited customers Michael
HANOVER PARK, IL—The Graphic Systems Div. of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. and Chromaticity Inc. have formed a "strategic alliance" in order to provide a more complete color management solution. Services to be offered by the companies include process evaluation, ICC workflow installation and implementation, and training, along with distribution of color management products. (www.fujifilm.com) DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—The organizers of IMPRINTA, the International Trade Fair for Pre-media and Cross-media Publishing, announced the event is being rescheduled to take place in 2006 instead of 2003. "Since crucial names in the industry decided not to participate in IMPRINTA 2003, the trade show cannot be realized
New Leadership At Roosevelt Paper MOUNT LAUREL, NJ—David Kosloff has become president of Roosevelt Paper, representing the third generation of family ownership. He takes over for his father, Ted Kosloff, who has served as president since 1976. Roosevelt Paper was founded in 1932 by Irv Kosloff. Gämmerler Corp. has realigned its manufacturing plants. Located in Geretsried-Gelting, Germany, Leisnig, Germany, and Hanover Park, IL, each will specialize in the production of a specific set of products. Compensating stacker production, which currently takes place at all three plants, will transfer to Leisnig. The facility in Geretsried-Gelting will focus its operations on the production of robotic palletizers, vertical log