Warren Werbitt

Several presenters at the sold-out Print UV 2009 technology conference, held March 8-10 at the Wynn Encore resort, declared that UV and hybrid UV technology might well represent the future of the offset printing industry. Based on the impressive turnout for the event, it would seem that many printers agree and are eager to capitalize on the opportunity.

LAS VEGAS—Several presenters at the sold-out Print UV 2009 technology conference, held March 8-10 at the Wynn Encore resort, declared that UV and hybrid UV technology might well represent the future of the offset printing industry. Now in its second year, the 2009 edition of Print UV drew more than 150 registrants, a 50 percent increase over last year’s attendance, with vendor personnel accounting for just 30 percent of the total. 

LAS VEGAS—Pazazz Printing President and CEO Warren Werbitt, who became a printing industry celebrity after his "Printing's Alive" video made the rounds on YouTube, will deliver the keynote address during Print UV 2009. The conference, dedicated solely to the UV printing market, is slated for March 8-10 at the Encore by Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Werbitt will discuss modern printing and the critical role the UV transformation has played in the growth strategy for his Montreal-based company.

Print UV 2009, the first and only conference dedicated exclusively to the burgeoning UV print market, has booked a return engagement March 8-10 at the all-new Encore Wynn Las Vegas. Following the enormous success of the inaugural Print UV conference in 2008, organizers of this year’s event are busy putting the final touches on a dynamic, cutting-edge educational and networking program designed to promote the growth of UV printing throughout the graphic arts industry.

MONTREAL—A six-color, 56? KBA Rapida 142 hybrid UV press is the centerpiece of a $7 million capex investment project by Pazazz, which is looking to establish itself beyond the 40? sheetfed market. The plant upgrade also includes a large-format Fuji Ultima platesetter, Busch pile turner and large-format Perfecta cutting system.

BITS AND PIECES WHEN YOU combine new technology with old-school craft and a little in-your-face attitude, the result is side-splitting laughter. And it’s also perhaps the biggest electronic boost for the printing industry. Pazazz, a commercial and package printer based in Montréal, was looking to put together a fun, if a bit unconventional, promotional video. So Warren Werbitt, president and CEO of Pazazz, donned a company uniform and went on an almost four-minute rant near his loading dock that was reminiscent of Dennis Leary’s hyperactive style. The video, called “Printing’s Alive,” was posted on YouTube and immediately took off. By early February, the video

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