Jim Dunn

More than 10,000 customers, including printers from nearly every state as well as Canada and Mexico, covering the packaging, commercial, trade and government sectors, have visited the Technology Center in the last five years.

Just one year after the launch of Print in the Mix (PIM), a comprehensive clearinghouse of research on the effectiveness and value of print media, The Print Council, RIT, and six universities around the country who collaborated on PIM say that printers are reporting positive benefits as a result of using the information found on the site.

Printers Weigh Straight Presses vs. Long Perfectors KENNESAW, GA—More than 50 printers from around the U.S. attended a Heidelberg VIP Event December 5-6 at its Print Media Demonstration Center to see live demos comparing high-speed straight printing vs. long perfecting sheetfed offset presses. The event served as a follow-up to a panel discussion on the topic hosted by Heidelberg during Graph Expo. Following a brief presentation explaining how the job was prepared using Heidelberg’s JDF-based Prinect Printready System 3.0, the same job was run in the demo center on a six-color Speed- master XL 105 with coater in two passes and on a 10-color Speedmaster

Heidelberg Puts Accent on Education KENNESAW, GA—The calendar said December, but the menu at Heidelberg's recent "Brats & Dots" customer event gave it the feel of an Oktoberfest, minus the beer. This open house at the company's Print Media Demonstration Center (PMDC) was followed by two days of classes for printers in its Print Media Academy and a briefing for industry editors. On the first day, printers were able to witness live demonstrations of Heidelberg's prepress, press, direct imaging and postpress solution in the 33,000-square-foot PMDC facility. The clear stars of the show were its new 40˝ Speedmaster XL 105 sheetfed press platform and

GREENWICH, CT--The executive committee of The Print Council has appointed Ben Cooper to be executive director of the industry initiative, effective January 9, 2006. Martin Maloney, who has completed his special one-year commitment as the council's executive director, is appointed to the executive committee of the board of directors. Roy Grossman, president of Sandy Alexander, and co-chairman of the executive committee, stated, "We are delighted that Ben Cooper will be joining us as executive director on a dedicated basis. He will be succeeding Martin Maloney and his company who have done an outstanding job of bringing The Print Council to top-of-mind awareness throughout the

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