When the printing experts at Agfa Graphics Japan got the request to recreate the doors of an ancient Buddhist temple, they embarked on a fascinating journey that required extensive printing, substrate and color management expertise. An Anapurna 2050i wide-format inkjet printer was used to print on the 400-year-old Japanese cypress wood that the two new doors are made of.

The prospect of extending one’s brand message from print, outdoor or TV media into mobile devices has captured the imagination of marketing and communications professionals. However, there are basic rules for this “new” media, which are violated at the brand

City councilors agreed to consider changing the city’s development rules to help commercial printer J.S. McCarthy continue growing. The printing firm recently acquired two out-of-state printing companies and plans to bring printing work from those sites to Augusta (ME). The company, to accommodate the extra work and become more efficient, also plans a $5 million expansion to make room for a state-of-the-art printing press now being built in Japan.

However, the 22,000-square-foot expansion at J.S. McCarthy’s existing plant in the Augusta Business Park would not meet the company’s desired timeline if it has to follow the city’s current development

InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, today announced its leadership in the digital color production space with more than 50 global installations of its full-color, continuous forms inkjet drop-on-demand printing system, the InfoPrint 5000. Many of these systems have been implemented to enable TransPromo applications, as well as to produce Print-On-Demand (POD) books.

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