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Buhrs Americas, the North American subsidiary of the leading international provider of mailing solutions, will feature a cost-effective and flexible entry level system for poly wrapping at Print 09 in booth 7900. With a mechanical speed of 10,000 products per hour, the Buhrs 1000 Solo precisely meets the needs of small and medium size companies in the postpress field, including printers, finishers, mailing houses and letter shops.

Nipson SAS (‘Nipson’) today announced that it has left the procedure of ‘Redressement Judiciaire’, which means the company can now resume its activities under the full control of the Board. On 28 October 2008, Nipson SAS filed for the French ‘Redressement Judiciaire’ in the light of the financial difficulties which it had been experiencing, and obtained an agreement with the French Courts for a restructuring plan.

Convenient financing options now available from Videojet Technologies Inc. can help manufacturers, commercial printers, converters and co-packers obtain the latest coding and printing technologies during challenging economic times — even when capital equipment budgets and cash flow availability are tight.

Chak Onn Lau is one of the founders of Foldees, an online greeting cards portal based in Malaysia. The Web site invites individuals to submit card designs that visitors can vote on and critique. Roughly 70 percent of online sales are by consumers who live outside Malaysia, including Australia, Finland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Despite a likely downturn in direct-mail (DM) spending in the United Kingdom due to the economic crisis, DM printers are finding ways to cope by investing in new technology and providing value-added services. For one thing, they are using their technology and skills to increase the amount of targeted, customer-specific marketing to help add value and get away from the stigma of undirected “junk mail.”

Transcontinental kept its momentum in the fourth quarter and ended fiscal 2008 with adjusted earnings per share of $1.73, compared to $1.50 in 2007, up an appreciable 15%. Adjusted net income, which excludes asset impairment, restructuring costs and unusual adjustments to income taxes, is a good indicator of the Corporation’s operating performance.

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