McCormick Place South

Countless binding and finishing technology providers were candid in their positive assessments of how the scene went down in McCormick Place South. It wasn’t all cartwheels and champagne popping, but this year’s Graph Expo did exceed the expectations of many.

MARYSVILLE, OH—October 23, 2008—Univenture, Inc., is the award winning inventor and manufacturer of a wide array of eco-friendly products for direct mail, digital and document storage and packaging.  The company will feature its comprehensive line of eco-friendly products and solutions at Graph Expo on October 26-29 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL in Booth 1582 located in the Mailing and Fulfillment Center.

NEW YORK—Oct. 22, 2008—With the latest version of its award-winning PersonalEffect™ one-to-one marketing solution, XMPie®, Inc., the leading provider of software for dynamic publishing, strengthens its hold on the personalized print and cross-media industry by offering state-of the-art creative capabilities, while expanding the performance of its industry-leading solution. Combined with the recently released versions of its uStore® Web-to-print solution and uProduce™ Marketing Console marketing analytics offering, XMPie’s PersonalEffect 4.5 provides an uncompromised solution for the creation, deployment and tracking of one-to-one cross-media marketing campaigns.

RAMSEY, NJ—October 21, 2008—Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced it is again expanding its robust offerings for the production print market, all of which will be showcased during Graph Expo® 2008. The new offerings – highlighted by innovative print systems and software enhancements – enable commercial printers to improve productivity, quality and efficiency.

RESTON, VA—10/17/08—The three factors that reportedly most influence the purchase decision of an offset press are speed, price and quality—which isn’t altogether surprising, considering that printers become subject to those same considerations when it comes to trying to win print jobs. “The only way a printer can survive today is to have control over the cost of the printed product,” says Don Bence, vice president of Sakurai USA Inc., “Unfortunately, commercial printing is being treated as a commodity today, with extreme price pressures in the market.”

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—October 15, 2008—At Graph Expo 08, Komori will demonstrate three state of the art printing presses focused on helping printers maximize productivity and profitability. Under the banner “The Journey is What Moves You,” Komori will demonstrate three printing presses that will show attendees how easy it is to get jobs on and off a Komori press—critical in reducing cost and waste.

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