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SpeedPro Marietta Makes History and Celebrates 11 Years

February 19, 2024

On February 13, 2013, during Black History Month, Littie Brown and Karen Brown became the first African American Women Business Owners in the SpeedPro Franchise. Specializing in wide format, they purchased their franchise in Marietta, Georgia and have been going strong for the past eleven years...READ MORE

Canon Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Sustainability Programs and Services Hardcopy

February 16, 2024

Canon Inc., the parent company of Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced 2/13/24 that it was named a “Leader” in “IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Sustainability Programs and Services Hardcopy 2023 Vendor Assessment1.” This report marks its first corporate assessment from the perspective of sustainability...READ MORE

Millennium Press Installs First HEIDELBERG Versafire LP in U.S.

February 15, 2024

Millennium Press, a commercial trade printer located in Agawam, MA, recently installed a new Versafire LP with Prinect Digital Front End (DFE) from HEIDELBERG. The Versafire LP is HEIDELBERG’s newest digital press and the first of its kind to be installed in the United States and easily integrates with Millennium’s fully connected Smart Print Shop...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Installs JETvarnish 3D Evolution Press at Seidl’s Bindery Inc.

February 13, 2024

Konica Minolta is pleased to announce the installation of its JETvarnish 3D Evolution Press at Seidl’s Bindery Inc. (Seidl’s). Located in Houston, Texas, Seidl’s is an award-winning trade bindery shop that provides truly integrated, creative solutions for high-end embellished print...READ MORE

The Kennickell Group Discusses Artificial Intelligence with Keypoint Intelligence
February 7, 2024
Al Kennickell of the Kennickell Group, a successful commercial printer in Savannah, GA, has been actively exploring the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance printing operations. Keypoint Intelligence's Greg Cholmondeley and German Sacristan sit down with him to learn about the journey, his participation in conferences and meetings, as well as his expectations and requirements from vendor partners to help him advance business using AI...READ MORE
Kodak makes online collaboration more convenient and secure with the launch of PRINERGY INSITE Portals Version 10.0

February 5, 2024

Kodak has launched version 10.0 of web-based KODAK PRINERGY INSITE Portals that provide authorized users with 24/7 access from anywhere. With version 10.0, Kodak has upgraded the KODAK PRINERGY INSITE Prepress Portal (IPP) and the KODAK PRINERGY INSITE Creative Workflow (ICW) with multiple new enhancements. This includes improved usability thanks to collapsible Job Group lists in IPP to reduce the amount of scrolling...READ MORE

New Landa S10P Nanographic Printing Press Installed at Education Publisher BJU Press

January 31, 2024

Landa Digital Printing and BJU Press announce that a Landa S10P Nanographic Printing® Press has been installed and is in full production at BJU Press, one of the largest independent education publishers in North America. The Landa S10P expands BJU’s digital fleet and replaces an 8-color offset press to meet the publisher’s immediate need for high-quality book covers and the growing education manipulatives category...READ MORE

Canon Places Fifth in U.S. Patent Rankings, Achieving Top Spot Among Japanese Companies for 38 Years Running

January 31, 2024

Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., ranked fifth for the number of U.S. patents awarded in 2023, becoming the only company in the world to have ranked in the top five for 38 years running, according to the latest ranking of preliminary patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services...READ MORE

Moquin Press Installs HEIDELBERG’s First 21K Speedmaster XL 106 for Label Production

January 29, 2024

Moquin Press, one of the Bay Area’s leading print and packaging providers, recently installed a new Speedmaster XL 106 from HEIDELBERG. The new XL 106, which produces the company’s cut and stack labels, is the first in the United States to print 21,000 sheets per hour and the first in world specially designed for label production...READ MORE

Case Paper Welcomes New Outside Sales Representative Marc Rios for California Branch

January 25, 2024

Case Paper announced that Marc Rios joined the team as the newest Outside Sales Representative in CA. They say all press is good press, and that’s definitely true when it comes to Marc – he was the VP of Sales for 17 years at Allied Press Room Products, a chemical manufacturer for printing presses...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Honored with 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards

January 22, 2024

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced it is the recipient of two 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards from American Security Today (AST). AST awarded Canon a Gold ASTORS Award for uniFLOW Online in the Best IT Access Control & Authentication Solution category and a Platinum ASTORS Award for Canon’s MS-500 Camera in the Best IP Video Surveillance Solution category...READ MORE

Dixie Signs & Decals, Inc., Florence, AL, upgrades kiss-cutting technology with a Rollem 36” Semi-Slitter model

January 18, 2024

Dixie Signs & Decals, Inc. has been a manufacturer of custom decals, nameplates, and pressure sensitive labels for over 37 years. They recently installed the Rollem 36" Semi-Slitter to handle their largest projects requiring back slitting...READ MORE

Landa Digital Printing Plans Expansion with New Ink Plant in North America

January 17, 2024

Landa Digital Printing, manufacturer of Nanographic Printing® presses, today announced that it will be opening an ink plant in the Midwestern U.S. to supply its growing North American customer base. The new plant is expected to begin operations in H2, 2024...READ MORE

Dorian Studio Inc. modernizes their die-cutting equipment with the Insignia6H Rotary Die Cutter by Rollem

January 10, 2024

Headquartered in Spokane, WA, and founded in 1914, Dorian Studio Inc. is family owned and operated, providing school photography and yearbook services to the Western United States. Looking to upgrade their outdated punch press, Dorian’s President John Mark, and Manager Matt Davis were intrigued by Rollem’s line of Insignia Die Cutters...READ MORE 

Digital Print Solutions Elevates Americas Print Show Experience With Strategic Acquisition

January 4, 2024

Digital Print Solutions (DPS), Cleveland, Ohio, has announced the acquisition of the Americas Print Show (APS), ushering in a new era for print and graphics events. Effective immediately, DPS will assume reins of the 2024 show, which will be May 8-9, 2024, at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland...READ MORE

Ten HEIDELBERG Innovations Cut Costs and Alleviate Skills Shortage

January 3, 2024

The printing industry faces two main challenges – continuing cost pressure and, increasingly, a shortage of skilled workers. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HEIDELBERG) offers print shops solutions that can help with both these key issues...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Celebrates 15 Years of Success with Prestigious Center of Excellence Certification from BenchmarkPortal 

January 3, 2024

Recognized for the 15th consecutive year, Canon U.S.A., Inc. proudly announces it has once again received the esteemed certification as a Center of Excellence for Customer Solutions by BenchmarkPortal. This remarkable milestone marks Canon’s unwavering commitment to exemplary customer service, solidifying its position as an industry leader...READ MORE

Xerox Reinvention and Operating Model Evolution

January 3, 2024

Xerox Holdings Corporation announced a new operating model and organizational structure to further the company’s Reinvention. “The evolution of Xerox’s Reinvention aligns our resources in three key areas – improvement and stabilization of our core print business, increased productivity and efficiency through the formation of a new Global Business Services organization, and disciplined execution in revenue diversification,” said Steven Bandrowczak, Chief Executive Officer at Xerox...READ MORE

Mimaki Original Ink Options Obtain 3M Performance Guarantee

December 14, 2023

Mimaki USA has announced that 3M has approved four Mimaki OEM inks available for JV100-160 and UJV100-160Plus (also UJV100-160) printers for inclusion in 3M’s Performance Guarantee program...READ MORE

Envelope Superstore Announces Addition of All-New W&D i-Jet 3 - PIAG Members Invited to Hiram, GA for Personalized Demonstration

December 14, 2023

Envelope Superstore is excited to add the all-new W&D i-Jet 3 to its print arsenal. The new press will be installed in early January 2024. PIAG members are invited to visit their Hiram, GA facility for a personalized demonstration...READ MORE

O’Neil Fills “Missing Piece” in Efficiency Transformation with Stahlfolder KH 82 from HEIDELBERG

December 14, 2023

O’Neil, a Phoenix, AZ based company, purchased productivity boosting software and equipment from HEIDELBERG at all stages of production including Prinect Production Manager, a Speedmaster CX 102, and an automated POLAR cutting system. O’Neil, needing to fill a “missing piece” in its transformational journey, recently installed a Stahlfolder KH 82 from HEIDELBERG to boost its signature folding efficiency...READ MORE

GUA Conference reveals next milestones for the KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Platform

December 7, 2023

At the end of September, European users of KODAK PRINERGY Workflow gathered at the European conference of the Graphic Users Association (GUA) in Dusseldorf, Germany, to learn about the latest developments around and about this versatile workflow platform. The focus was on an update of the newest software products and tools for workflow automation plus an outlook on more advances planned for the next few years...READ MORE

KODAK Plates made in the USA improve reliability and sustainability for printers throughout North America

December 5, 2023

Recent supply chain issues and geopolitical developments, along with the increasing focus on sustainability, have created challenges for printers seeking a reliable supply of plates from suppliers focused on minimizing their carbon footprint. In light of these challenges, KODAK SONORA XTRA Process Free Plates, manufactured at Kodak’s Columbus, Georgia, facility is a smart choice for any printer...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Installs JETvarnish 3D Evolution Press at Print Panther Direct

December 5, 2023

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is pleased to announce the installation of its JETvarnish 3D Evolution Press at Print Panther Direct. Located in Toronto, Canada, Print Panther Direct is an award-winning commercial print shop that provides truly integrated, creative solutions for high-end embellished print...READ MORE

Case Paper Announces Thermal Sheetfed Laminators in Two Divisions

November 30, 2023

Case is thrilled to announce that its California & Indiana divisions are now ‘outfitted’ with brand new thermal sheetfed laminators! These state-of-the-art machines will take print performance to a whole new level and further the company’s mission to stay true to its 3 R’s – being reliable, resourceful, and responsive...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Honored with the BLI 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award from Keypoint Intelligence

November 30, 2023

Canon U.S.A., Inc. is delighted to announce its remarkable achievement in receiving a distinguished Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Production Print Applications: Color Embellishments Large Format. This prestigious award, presented by Keypoint Intelligence, recognizes Canon as an industry leader in this pivotal category based on comprehensive research they conducted across the North American and Western European markets...READ MORE

Bertelsmann Printing Group USA Records Impressive Production Metrics with HEIDELBERG’s Subscription Smart

November 29, 2023

One year after investing in a new Speedmaster XL 106-6P+L from HEIDELBERG, BPG USA, one of publishing’s premier book printers, has improved many of its productivity metrics including increased net output and reduction in makeready time and waste. The press, complete with the most up to date Speedmaster technology and Prinect Inpress Control 3, was purchased with HEIDELBERG’s Subscription Smart plan, which means BPG USA pays a fixed monthly rate for an agreed “pay-per-outcome” print volume and has access to HEIDELBERG’s comprehensive Performance and Consulting services...READ MORE

Cleveland Clinic and Canon Inc. Enter Partnership to Advance Global Innovation in Medical Imaging Solutions

November 27, 2023

Cleveland Clinic and Canon Inc. have announced intentions to form a strategic research partnership to develop innovative imaging and healthcare IT technologies aimed at improving diagnosis, care and outcomes for patients. Cleveland Clinic’s renowned expertise in biomedical research and clinical care with Canon’s global leadership in medical imaging innovation...READ MORE

id8 Wins Davey Award

November 21, 2023

id8 won a Silver Davey Award for their work with Reflective Apparel on the WildSpark Launch Campaign. The Davey Awards  honors the achievements of the "Creative Davids" and is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Partners with OPEX to Expand Mail and Document Automation Solutions to Customers Across North America

November 16, 2023

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. announced it has entered into a channel partner agreement with OPEX® Corporation (OPEX) to list and resell OPEX imaging and document management solutions to customers across North America. OPEX is a global leader in Next Generation Automation, providing solutions for document, mail and warehouse automation...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Commemorates 150 Years in Business

November 14, 2023

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. proudly announced the commemoration of its 150th anniversary, a significant milestone few businesses reach. Through its long-time commitment to the industry and proactive approach to shaping the future of technology, the company has not only kept pace with industry developments over the years, but consistently appeared at the forefront...READ MORE

HEIDELBERG well on track after solid second quarter and confirms forecast

November 8, 2023

Despite the difficult global economic situation, HEIDELBERG is well on track after six months of the financial year 2023/2024. This is the result of a slight improvement in sales in the key EMEA region thanks to growth in the packaging segment...READ MORE

Canon Supports Students through its Future Authors Project

November 7, 2023

Students at Jericho High School participated in a book signing on October 24 in support of their work as part of the Future Authors Project, a writing workshop supported by Canon Solutions America, Inc. The students garnered the experience of being published authors for their book titled “Reconnecting: An Art Within Itself,” a collection of their works based on the theme of reconnecting—with childhood memories, favorite places, and the authors’ selves...READ MORE

Kodak announces the first global sale of its KODAK PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press

November 6, 2023

Kodak is proud to announce Mercury Print Productions as its first customer for the KODAK PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press. Mercury, based in Rochester, NY, USA, has chosen the fastest inkjet web press currently available on the market to significantly expand its high-volume digital printing capacity...READ MORE

Panaprint Introduces New Press

October 2023

Panaprint is excited to announce the installation of the Komori GL 840P with Mabeg RS 106...READ MORE 

Canon Solutions America-sponsored FIRST Robotics Team Gears Up for 12th Year in Operation

October 25, 2023

Aiming to encourage future generations to develop skills in science and technology within a collaborative and supportive environment, Canon Solutions America-sponsored FIRST Robotics Team #3932 Dirty Mechanics will mark its 12th year in operation this fall...READ MORE

HEIDELBERG joins the UN Global Compact

October 25, 2023

HEIDELBERG is a new participant in the UN Global Compact. The United Nations has confirmed the technology company's inclusion in the world's largest and most important initiative for sustainable and responsible corporate governance. By joining, HEIDELBERG is underlining its commitment to aligning its corporate strategy with the UN Global Compact's ten sustainability principles on human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and anti-corruption...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Raises $125,000 for Alzheimer’s Research

October 24, 2023

Konica Minolta announced the final fundraising results through its participation in the Alzheimer’s Association Ride to End ALZ. The ride was held Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27, with additional fundraising through the month of September to further support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease...READ MORE

Case Welcomes New Wide Format Sheeter

October 19, 2023

Case’s Osgood, IN facility is recently installed a brand-new wide format sheeter. This unique equipment expands upon the company’s portfolio by allowing Case to offer customers access to large format converting of paper and paperboard, laminated materials, and full use of the fort made from the box it came in...READ MORE

Sull Graphics to Host Open House on October 30

October 16, 2023

Sull Graphics is celebrating 35 years of printing excellence and the launch of their new brand - a new look that encapsulates the essence of who they are and where they're headed. Gain fascinating print and marketing insight while touring the facility on October 30 at 2:00 PM...READ MORE

Canon Announces New Addition to its Production Color Inkjet Portfolio with varioPRINT iX1700 

October 12, 2023

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the new upcoming1 varioPRINT iX1700 B3+ size inkjet digital sheetfed press, designed to deliver an exceptional combination of high print quality and fast, efficient production for the demanding commercial, in-plant, and direct mail print markets...READ MORE

Case Paper announces new Director of Business Development, Arika Stoecker

October 9, 2023

Case Paper welcomes Arika Stoecker as its new Director of Business Development! While this is a newly created role, Arika has been a rockstar sales representative for Case’s regional business in the Midwest for over a decade, so she knows her sheet! With her wealth of experience and invaluable insight into both the company’s operations and the industry at large, Case Paper is excited to apply her talent to its business on a national scale...READ MORE

HEIDELBERG supplies packaging manufacturer WestRock with two longest sheetfed offset presses

October 5, 2023

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HEIDELBERG) has delivered the two longest sheetfed offset presses ever produced to leading global packaging manufacturer WestRock. The longest, delivered to WestRock’s Tczew, Poland facility, is a 42 metre, specially adapted custom configuration of a Speedmaster XL 106 with a total of 20 printing and coating units...READ MORE

Kodak makes workflow automation even more efficient and secure with the launch of PRINERGY 10.0

September 27, 2023

Kodak continues to invest in enhancing the performance, functionality and security of its workflow software and has launched worldwide a new Version 10.0 of KODAK PRINERGY Software. KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Solutions offer smart automation and support for analog and digital printing processes. They are available on premise, in the cloud, or as a hybrid solution with subscription bundles, giving printers ultimate value and cost savings...READ MORE

id8 Wins Two Web Excellence Awards

September 26, 2023

id8 is proud to announce that they have won two Web Excellence Awards for their design work. The awards program received over 1,500 entries from 26 countries this year and celebrates excellence in various digital media categories. id8 won for their work on Yaza Website and Bennett "Together We Can Move Anything" Video...READ MORE

Littie Brown Named as Atlanta Businesswoman to Watch

September 25, 2023

The Atlanta Business League (ABL) recently announced their 2023 Businesswomen to Watch. Little Brown, President of of SpeedPro Marietta, was named as an honoree and will be celebrated at the ABL's annual conference on October 3...READ MORE

The Kennickell Group and Taktiful Release Case Study

September 14, 2023

Discover how The Kennickell Group transformed its digital embellishment offerings after an intensive 8-week training with Taktiful. Dive into this case study to learn about the challenges they faced and the incredible results achieved...READ MORE

Select Impressions chooses the Rollem Insignia7H and Stackmaster for streamlined production of specialty folding cartons and business cards

September 13, 2023

Based in Salem, OR, Select Impressions tagline is “Complete Visual Solutions”, with services including, offset and digital printing, mail, and specialty work. Recognizing the need for updated bindery solutions, Mark DeWilde heard of Rollem’s Insignia sheet-fed rotary die-cutter and reached out to their Southern California facility...READ MORE

Perfect Image Scores Top Color Management Certification

September 12, 2023

In August 2023, Perfect Image achieved the highest level of certification for its advanced color management technology in print production. Now established as a G7® Master Facility Qualified printer, Perfect Image is among select printers worldwide to offer clients the benefits of this significant certification and sophisticated technology...READ MORE

Kodak boosts productivity and versatility of high-speed inkjet with KODAK EKTACOLOR Inks and KODAK OPTIMAX Primers

September 12, 2023

Kodak has developed optimized water-based ink and primer products for its high-speed continuous inkjet technologies – KODAK Stream and KODAK ULTRASTREAM Technology – that enhance the benefits of both technologies in all applications. As part of the launch of new brands that highlight Kodak's unparalleled heritage in advanced materials and chemicals as well as color, Kodak now introduces KODAK EKTACOLOR Inks and KODAK OPTIMAX Primers...READ MORE

Xeikon introduces top-speed toner label press for lights-out operation

September 12, 2023

Xeikon has announced the introduction of a new high-productivity and highly automated dry toner press aimed specifically at volume label printing with the highest quality. The Xeikon LX3000 model, affectionately known as The LION, will be presented to the public for the first time at the Xeikon booth during Labelexpo Europe 2023 in Brussels, on 11–14 September...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Installs First AccurioWide 250 Wide Format Inkjet Printer

September 7, 2023

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce the first installation of its AccurioWide 250  hybrid UV LED wide format inkjet printer at GAM Graphics and Marketing (GAM) in Sterling, Virginia. A family-run business since 1976, GAM is a full-service design, print, sign and mailing shop offering high-quality, cutting-edge design, print and fulfillment services...READ MORE

Sterling Packaging Acquires a 41” Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press for its GFSI-Compliant Packaging Facility

August 30, 2023

Sterling Packaging, a fast-growing, GFSI-compliant paperboard packaging provider to consumer goods brands throughout North America, has acquired a Landa S10 Nanographic Printing® Press, the two companies announced today...READ MORE

Canon Solutions America Extends University of Notre Dame Support to Notre Dame Athletics with On-Site Print Shop

August 30, 2023

An established strategic partnership between Canon Solutions America, and both the University of Notre Dame and Notre Dame Athletics, featuring 559 Canon devices used across the entire South Bend, Indiana-based campus, can be seen in action with a new video produced by Notre Dame Global Partnerships and filmed on the Canon EOS R5 C full-frame mirrorless cinema camera...READ MORE

G2 Graphic Service Installs Two Versafire EPs from HEIDELBERG to Better Serve Entertainment & Gaming Industries

August 29, 2023

G2, now run by son John Beard, Jr., is still committed to doing “whatever it takes” to meet his customers’ demands – no matter how quick the turnaround. Needing to increase its capacity to keep up with its uptick in business post COVID, G2 recently installed two Versafire EP digital presses from HEIDELBERG...READ MORE

Valiant Marketing Nominated at the OUT Georgia Business Alliance Community Honors 2023

August 25, 2023

Valiant Marketing is thrilled to be nominated for not just one, but two categories at the OUT Georgia Business Alliance Community Honors 2023! Valiant marketing is nominated for Small Business of the Year and Founder William Duffee-Braun is nominated for Business Leader of the Year...READ MORE 

Perfect Image Wins Top Honors at 2023 PIAG Print Competition

August 23, 2023

Perfect Image, the full-service commercial printer and marketing support provider in Marietta, Georgia, won Best of Show and several more top awards at the Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) 2023 Print Excellence Competition. Awards were presented on August 10 at the PIAG imPRESS Celebration of Print at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina...READ MORE

Konica Minolta to Participate in Ride to End ALZ Summer Classic

August 16, 2023

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced its participation in the Alzheimer’s Association Ride to End ALZ Summer Classic, happening Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27, which raises funds for the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. The charity bike ride allows participants to ride anywhere, any distance, indoor or outdoor with no minimum fundraising requirement...READ MORE

Davis Direct Purchases Stahlfolder KH 82 from HEIDELBERG to Boost Efficiency for Signature Folding

August 16, 2023

Focused on making investments that will usher its business into the future, Davis Direct, a commercial printer based in Montgomery, AL, recently installed a new Stahlfolder KH 82 from HEIDELBERG. The KH 82, which was purchased to increase the efficiency of the company’s signature folding, complements its high speed Speedmaster CD 102 and is a faster, more automated, and easier to operate alternative to the two older buckle folders it replaces...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Announces Major Enhancements to its Line of High-speed Digital Color Production Presses

August 9, 2023

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta)announced the official launch of its AccurioPress C14000/C12000 Enhanced series of high-speed toner-based digital presses...READ MORE

Case Paper Celebrates 80 Year Anniversary with New Website Launch

August 3, 2023

In coordination with celebrating their 80th anniversary, Case Paper is proud to launch a brand new website. As one of the largest and longest-running privately held distributors and custom converters of paper and paperboard for the printing & packaging industries, the company is looking to the future...READ MORE

Taylor Corporation Acquires DMR Creative Marketing, Expanding Its Promotional Business Unit

August 3, 2023

Taylor Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of DMR Creative Marketing of Deerfield Beach, Fla. DMR provides branded apparel and gift items to cruise lines, resorts, gift shops and related markets for uniform programs and the souvenir channel. The acquisition advances the capabilities and distribution channels of Taylor’s Promotional Products business unit...READ MORE

Impact Printing Increases Uptime, Versatility with Versafire EP from HEIDELBERG

August 2, 2023

Impact Printing, a wholesale printer located in Hayward, CA, recently installed a new Versafire EP with Prinect Digital Front End (DFE) from HEIDELBERG. The new Versafire produces a variety of projects for print brokers and other print facilities including short run booklets and brochures and variable data mailings. For Impact, the Versafire offers better uptime over its previous digital press and an extended banner feeder size of 27.5”, which allows the company to expand the digital offerings for its customers...READ MORE

HEIDELBERG USA Experiences “Record Year” for Prinect Production Manager & Versafire Sales

July 14, 2023

Thanks to printers and packaging converters seeking higher productivity and throughput via investments in new technology and automation, HEIDELBERG USA closed out its most recent fiscal year with very strong sales numbers. Positive amongst most product lines, sales reached record breaking numbers for HEIDELBERG’s Prinect Production Manager and Versafire product lines in the US. Customers who invested in Prinect and Versafire selected these technologies due to their ease-of-use, flexibility, and outstanding price point...READ MORE

PrintMyStuff eliminates outsourcing of Packaging with the addition of their new Rollem Insignia6H Die-Cutter

July 14, 2023

PrintMyStuff relies on quick and efficient production to support the product versatility their customers require. Seeing an increased demand for packaging items, and after analyzing their mounting outsourcing costs for die-cutting, Sam Tracy, owner of PrintMyStuff, recognized the Insignia 6H would be a great asset to their production line, by eliminating the costly outsourcing of die cutting and finishing...READ MORE

Creative South Acquires H&L Bindery

July 7, 2023

H&L was founded in 1974 and is a second-generation family business, most recently owned and run by David and Jenny Jacobs. The Jacobs family has run the bindery for several years and is excited to retire and pass the torch to Eric Williams with Creative South. With this exciting purchase, Creative South welcomes the new location to our business by offering even more industry support with the following services...READ MORE

Scott Lithographing Announces the Acquisition of Art Laminating & Finishing

June 30, 2023

In a landmark move within the printing industry, Scott Lithographing (Scott Litho), a Tucker, Georgia-based company has proudly declared the successful acquisition of Art Laminating & Finishing, located in Atlanta, Georgia. This strategic merger between two industry veterans signifies a monumental evolution of the services available to their valued customers...READ MORE  

Rollem International installs a Semi-Slitter and Champion 990 Slitting System at two companies to improve both their PSA and Perforating finishing processes

June 23, 2023

Allegra Marketing Print Mail, Norfolk, VA, installed an 18” Semi-Slitter mode and Kwiktickets, Uniontown, PA, installed an 18” Champion 990 Perf Slit and Score model...READ MORE

Perfect Image Creates "Forever Free" Video in Honor of Juneteenth

June 19, 2023

In 2023, the Perfect Image team used their creative talents and commercial printing capabilities to commemorate Juneteenth. They produced this video and a printed piece called “Forever Free” to celebrate our uniquely American history and the promise of our future – and yours...READ MORE

Canon Solutions America Provides Continued Support for Latest Future Authors Project

June 19, 2023

Select students at Jericho High School are preparing to take part in the 2023 Future Authors Project, a writing workshop supported by Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc...READ MORE

Primary Color Acquires the Landa S10 Nanographic Printing Press

June 14, 2023

Primary Color President Dan Hirt says that the decision to purchase the S10 came shortly after a team from Primary reviewed Landa press samples. “We were more impressed than we ever expected to be by any vendor, especially when we looked at the other presses in the category and realized that Landa had jumped a generation ahead of the others.”...READ MORE

Mimaki’s New Tiger600-1800TS Ushers In A New Era Of Digital Textile Printing

June 14, 2023

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, announces the release of the Tiger600-1800TS. This new roll-to-roll sublimation transfer inkjet textile printer made its world debut at ITMA (Milan, Italy), held in June 2023, with sales to start in the fall of 2023...READ MORE

Gallus One digital label press debuts at Heidelberg Innovation Showcase

June 9, 2023

More than 150 guests arrived at the Heidelberg Print Media Performance & Training Center in Kennesaw, GA, USA, to see the latest in printing innovation. From June 7-8, 2023, attendees at the Heidelberg Innovation Showcase were treated to the world premiere of the Gallus One digital inkjet label press...READ MORE

Aspen Press & Packaging Adds Diana Easy from HEIDELBERG to Keep Up with Continued Growth

June 9, 2023

Aspen Press and Packaging recently recorded one of its best sales years in its twenty-year history. Seeing its work continue to migrate from commercial to packaging, Aspen recently installed a new Diana Easy 115 from HEIDELBERG to alleviate a bottleneck in its folding-gluing department. The Diana Easy is Aspen’s third folder gluer in production and first investment in HEIDELBERG folding carton converting equipment...READ MORE

SpeedPro Marietta Prints for the Atlanta Dream

June 8, 2023

The owners of SpeedPro Marietta are proud to say that we have been supporting The Dream for over 10 years. We printed a number of projects for The Dream...READ MORE 

Innovative KODACHROME Inks enable KODAK ULTRASTREAM Inkjet Technology to deliver offset-level performance

June 7, 2023

Kodak sets new standards in inks for inkjet production printing with its new KODACHROME Inks. These inks enable presses using KODAK ULTRASTREAM Continuous Inkjet Technology to achieve the highest levels of color rendition, image stability, and detail. KODACHROME Inks play a major role in helping the recently launched KODAK PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press, which utilizes ULTRASTREAM Technology, deliver outstanding offset-quality print at high speeds covering a broad range of applications...READ MORE

Canon Publishes Sustainability Report 2023

June 5, 2023

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has published the Canon Sustainability Report 2023 via the company’s official website, in order to provide its various stakeholders with an understanding of its sustainability-oriented initiatives...READ MORE

HM Document Solutions Acquires Two Xeikon SX30000 Digital Presses

June 1, 2023

Two flagship Xeikon SX30000 digital printing presses have been purchased by HM Document Solutions, a large full-service printing, mailing and digital services provider. The new machines will be installed shortly at HMDS’ Pittsburgh, PA. and Jacksonville, FL. facilities...READ MORE

Kodak Strengthens its Inkjet Capabilities with Acquisition of Graphic Systems Services Inc.

May 30, 2023

Kodak announced it has acquired Graphic Systems Services Inc. (GSS), a leading provider of web inkjet press transport systems and other print-related components and engineering services. The acquisition reflects Kodak’s ongoing investment in digital print technology, giving the company greater control over its supply chain for inkjet press components and additional engineering expertise as it seeks to expand its growing portfolio of inkjet presses...READ MORE

HEIDELBERG Technology & Partnership Help Fuel Inland Packaging’s Continued Growth & Success

May 23, 2023

Focused on the betterment of its product and exceeding customer satisfaction, Inland has trusted in its long-standing partnership with HEIDELBERG – a partnership built not just on state-of-the-art equipment but on continuously improving the company’s people, processes, and technology. Its most recent investment, a Speedmaster XL 106-8+L, its sixth XL 105/106 in production, is Inland’s highest performing press to date and one of HEIDELBERG’s best performing presses in the world based on annual impression count...READ MORE

Canon Solutions America Expands University Inkjet Program to Include Arizona State University

May 18, 2023

Expanding its efforts to support higher education, Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., has added Arizona State University to its University Inkjet Program...READ MORE

KODAK PRINERGY Access Now Available Worldwide

May 16, 2023

Kodak announces the global launch of the KODAK PRINERGY Access content management Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. Kodak has expanded its PRINERGY Cloud offerings to include an innovative browser-based solution enabling printers to streamline the file upload and approval process, putting their print buyers in control of file preparation from anywhere in the world...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Recently Earned Two Prestigious Awards from Keypoint Intelligence

May 16, 2023

Canon U.S.A., Inc. has recently received two highly-regarded awards from Keypoint Intelligence – highlighting continued strength in a core business area supporting small to mid-size businesses, enterprise environments, and key vertical markets. The accolades continue an impressive streak with Canon previously earning the BLI 2022-24 Most Reliable A3 Brand Award for its dedication to developing strong, dependable technology for office environments...READ MORE

Proprint Turns to Speedmaster CX 104 from HEIDELBERG to Grow Folding Carton Capacity

May 11, 2023

Proprint, an Ontario-based company who prides itself on fast turnaround times with exceptional customer service, recently installed a new Speedmaster CX 104-6+L from HEIDELBERG to complement its current six-color Speedmaster CD 102. Proprint’s new press is one of five CX 104s to be installed in Canada in the last 12 months – making it the new “go to” press for Canadian commercial and packaging printers alike...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Retains ‘Leader’ Status in Quocirca Global Print Security Landscape 2023

May 9, 2023

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce it has once again been named a ‘Leader’ in Print Security by Quocirca. The company was recognized for its robust hardware and software security, and a ‘broad approach’ that delivers a complete service across cybersecurity, all cited as strengths in the research firm’s ‘The Print Security Landscape, 2023 – Securing the print infrastructure amidst a growing threat landscape.’...READ MORE

New HP Automation Solutions Advance 3D Printing Path to Production at Scale

May 2, 2023

HP Inc. announced new automation solutions, and expanded materials, software, and services to help customers scale 3D printed parts production. HP has also promoted several of its current Digital Manufacturing Network (DMN) members to its exclusive group of HP Digital Manufacturing Partners (DMP)...READ MORE

Diamond Packaging Installs Fourth Speedmaster XL 106 Featuring HEIDELBERG’s 20,000th XL Printing Unit

April 27, 2023

Recently, Diamond Packaging, a full-service packaging supplier and manufacturer of paperboard folding cartons, counter-top displays, and blister cards specializing in the cosmetic, personal care, and health care industries, installed a new Speedmaster XL 106 from HEIDELBERG. Equipped with UV, Prinect Inpress Control 3, and FoilStar, the press is specially designed to meet the demands of today’s Consumer Packaged Goods companies: high-end decorative effects produced more quickly, economically, and sustainably...READ MORE

Kodak signs Print & Finishing Solutions as new Channel Partner

April 26, 2023

To help drive business and market reach, Kodak is expanding its Channel Partner network with the appointment of Print & Finishing Solutions (PFS) as a new reseller. Kodak has reached an agreement with PFS to distribute Kodak's complete current range of products and system solutions for the printing industry throughout its sales territory. As a KODAK Channel Partner, PFS will sell KODAK PROSPER Inkjet Presses and Imprinting Systems, KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Software Solutions, KODAK Offset CTP Systems and KODAK Printing Plates...READ MORE

Kodak installs first TRENDSETTER Q800 Platesetter with W-speed and Autoloader automation in India to improve customer capacity and productivity

April 26, 2023

Kodak recently installed the first W-speed KODAK TRENDSETTER Q800 Platesetter with Autoloader (AL) automation in India. Multivista Global Pvt. Ltd, a company specializing in printing and book manufacturing based in Chennai in southeast India, opted for Kodak's automated CTP solution. The sale, in which Kodak channel partner Insight Print Communication played a pivotal role, was preceded by an extensive evaluation of the CTP market by Multivista Global...READ MORE

Canon Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape for High Speed Inkjet

April 24, 2023

Canon Inc. has been positioned in the Leaders Category of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2022-2023 Vendor Assessment. Additionally, Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., was recognized by Keypoint Intelligence as the Market Share Leader for Total Production Inkjet for 2022, maintaining the same top spot it earned in 2021 and the majority of the last decade...READ MORE

Perfect Image Named a 2023 Top 25 Small Business of the Year

April 23, 2023

Perfect Image was named a 2023 Top 25 Small Business of the Year by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. The Small Business of the Year awards honor the exceptional companies that serve as the economic backbone of our community. Awards are presented each May to celebrate the ingenuity and achievements of small businesses...READ MORE

SpeedPro Marietta Named a 2023 Top 25 Small Business of the Year

April 23, 2023

The Cobb Chamber of Commerce named SpeedPro Marietta a 2023 Top 25 Small Business of the Year, an annual awards program honoring small businesses for their remarkable achievements, sound approach to organizational challenges, and positive contributions to the community...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Wins Social Impact Award

April 19, 2023

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced it received an Honorable Mention as part of PR Newsline’s annual Social Impact Awards. This award recognizes outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives...READ MORE

Based on Industry Demand, HEIDELBERG Introduces Press Maintenance Training Courses

April 19, 2023

After a successful start-up of its comprehensive operator training programs, Heidelberg USA, Inc. has introduced two new courses designed to turn its customers into “first responders” when it comes to mechanical and electrical maintenance issues on press. HEIDELBERG cites industry demand for the courses that stems from years of unavailable press maintenance and repair training at technical schools. HEIDELBERG’s new certified trainings will teach technicians how to assess, fix, and avoid press problems to prevent unnecessary downtime...READ MORE

Oh My Gloss! It’s Case Paper's 80th Anniversary!

April 16, 2023

Case Paper turns 80 this year (we’re octogenarians!) and we couldn’t have hit this milestone without you! What have we learned after all these years? When your deck is stacked with exceptional people and rock-solid customers, you’re guaranteed to ‘make the grade for 8 decades!’ Case in. . . paper! READ MORE

Getty Images Selects Canon as a Preferred Supplier of Digital Imaging Equipment

April 13, 2023

Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Getty Images (NYSE: GETY), a preeminent global visual content creator and marketplace, announced today a new multi-year partnership that makes Canon a preferred digital imaging equipment supplier for Getty Images...READ MORE

Perfect Image Leverages KODAK PRINERGY, INSITE, and COLORFLOW Pro to Be the Best Print and Marketing Support Partner for Clients

April 11, 2023

Ira Jackson has served as the president of Perfect Image since 1991. He is candid about recent challenges and how the firm has worked to overcome them. “Perfect Image was working on growth strategies before the pandemic hit, and we had to decide whether to keep moving forward or wait. We decided to leap in, without reservation, to redefine our journey to success.” Their path took them to a respected consultant and Kodak Workflow. The results enabled business growth and expansion...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A. Introduces Industry’s First Sub-$1,000, 24-Inch Large-Format Printer with a Built-in Flatbed Scanner, Ideal for Schools, Shop Owners & More

April 11, 2023

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the imagePROGRAF TC-20M, a new large-format, multifunction, 4-color pigment inkjet printer supporting both roll paper and cut-sheet media. Educators, retail shop owners, hospitality staff, graphic designers, side hustlers, office employees and more can easily print a wide variety of vivid, original large print materials such as posters and banners in just a few short steps...READ MORE

Kodak: Slam dunk as Modern Litho delivers NCAA tournament programs

March 31, 2023

The NCAA basketball tournament is one of the most popular sporting events of the Spring. Production on programs can only begin once the NCAA sets the brackets, so how do those fabulous programs get printed? Modern Litho knows! Working with their customer LEARFIELD, the Modern Litho team leveraged their experience in quick turnaround work to prepare, print, fold, bind, and ship from the dock in less than 24 hours...READ MORE

Case Paper Launches 3rd Annual On the Case Awards

March 28, 2023

Case Paper Company has announced the 14 winners of its third-annual On the Case Awards. The On the Case Awards were created to recognize exceptional companies in the printing and packaging industries, that have enthusiastically exhibited an ability to go above and beyond to make their customers happy. Two PIAG members were recognized - Printed Specialties Inc. and Taylor...READ MORE

McLean Packaging Installs Second HEIDELBERG Speedmaster XL 106 in Three Years

March 28, 2023

McLean Packaging, a comprehensive provider of rigid set boxes, folding cartons, corrugated displays and thermoformed packaging solutions, recently installed a Speedmaster XL 106-10+LYYL from HEIDELBERG at its Moorestown, NJ folding carton manufacturing facility. The new XL 106, equipped with UV, Prinect Inpress Control 3, and FoilStar, is the second Speedmaster the company has installed in less than three years...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Named a 2023 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the EPA

March 28, 2023

In honor of its dedication to energy efficiency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy have awarded Canon U.SU.SU.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, with the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for 2023. This is the 30th year that Canon has been a partner with ENERGY STAR, offering more than 200 ENERGY STAR certified products. This marks the eighth consecutive year (2016-present) that Canon has won the esteemed Partner of the Year Award, and the sixth year of the Sustained Excellence accolade...READ MORE

Konica Minolta to Premier New Wide-format Printer at ISA

March 22, 2023

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce the launch of its new AccurioWide 250 hybrid wide-format inkjet printing system. Now the fastest and widest print width model of the AccurioWide family, this new device uses the same proven Konica Minolta printhead technology and ink platform as previous AccurioWide models for consistent image quality and color vibrancy...READ MORE

HP Debuts the HP Indigo 200K Digital Press Designed to Accelerate Growth for the Flexible Packaging Industry

March 21, 2023

HP Inc. unveiled its new HP Indigo 200K Digital Press, designed to give digital flexible converters the competitive edge with better productivity, on-demand delivery, no minimum orders, unique designs, reduced energy consumption, and minimal waste. The new press is based on the only field-proven digital technology for digital flexible packaging and on a successful install base of over 300 HP Indigo 25K digital presses, series 4, worldwide2...READ MORE

Superior Packaging and Finishing Purchases Landa S10P to Support Growing Business and Higher Print Volumes

March 13, 2023

Landa Digital Printing and Superior Packaging and Finishing announce that Superior has purchased a Landa S10P Nanographic Printing® Press. Superior says that its 41” format, widest color gamut, and perfecting capabilities are a few of the features that make the Landa S10P uniquely suited to not only support Superior’s current growth, but to also drive higher print volumes and expand the company’s service portfolio...READ MORE

Registration Opens for Xeikon Café North America 2023

March 10, 2023

Xeikon America announced that registration is now available for the company’s annual Xeikon Café North America 2023. It will run from May 9th through May 11th at the Elgin Holiday Inn and Conference Center and the newly-opened Xeikon headquarters facility nearby...READ MORE

Kodak spotlights KODAK PRINERGY Workflow innovations at the 2023 GUA Conference in Atlanta, GA

March 9, 2023

Kodak is holding the Graphic Users Association (GUA) Conference again this year after a four-year hiatus in Atlanta, Georgia from April 19 to 21. The GUA Community is a worldwide organization dedicated to empowering users of KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Solutions with the tools and knowledge to be successful...READ MORE

Littie Brown Featured in Franchise Journal March 2023 Edition

February 28, 2023

Littie Brown, President of SpeedPro Marietta, was featured in Franchise Journal's "The Women's Issue," which celebrates women entrepreneurs. Littie is featured on page 110...READ MORE

Canon Announces ProStream 3000 Series, its Next Generation of High-speed, Web-fed Inkjet Printers for the Commercial Print Market

February 27, 2023

Canon U.S.A. Inc. announced the ProStream 3000 series, the next generation of its high-speed, web-fed inkjet presses for commercial print. Built on the established ProStream technology platform, the new ProStream 3000 series delivers consistent offset print quality at industrial speed on a wide selection of substrates including heavyweight paper, enabling ultra-fast digital production of a broader range of commercial print jobs...READ MORE

HP Partners with Taktiful and WhatTheyThink on Landmark Digital Embellishment Study

February 22, 2023

Eric Vessels of WhatTheyThink speaks with Kevin Abergel of Taktiful and Alvaro Mantilla of HP about their partnership on a new and exciting survey that will produce the first-of-its-kind study on specialty ink usage in the printing industry...READ MORE 

Mimaki announces the launch of its first Direct to Film printer

February 22, 2023

Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. has developed its first direct-to-film (DTF) printer "TxF150-75" and heat transfer pigment ink "PHT50" for DTF, and will start selling them in April 2023, targeting the textile and apparel printing applications...READ MORE

HEIDELBERG’s Print Media Performance & Training Center Adds More Classes after Successful Start

February 21, 2023

Addressing the dire need for training for new and seasoned print industry professionals alike, HEIDELBERG USA launched its Print Media Performance & Training Center (PMPTC) at its North American Headquarters in Kennesaw, GA in May 2022. The company, who offers its training free of charge to participants, has already held ten classes in the short time since its training center opened. In response to the programs’ successes and push from the industry, HEIDELBERG has launched new training topics and additional classes for 2023...READ MORE

Robert Welford appointed as President of Xeikon

February 21, 2023

Flint Group has announced the appointment of Robert Welford as President for Xeikon, its digital division. Stepping up from his current position as Vice President of Research & Development, he will now lead Xeikon through the next phase of success, reaffirming its deep commitment to bringing the latest innovations in digital printing to customers across the globe...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Recognized by Forbes as One of America's Best Midsize Employers in 2023

February 16, 2023

Canon U.S.A., Inc. is proud to announce it has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers for 2023. Forbes and Statista Inc. announced Canon’s inclusion in this prestigious ranking of companies, and the list is now live on the Forbes website. According to Statista, this is the 8th year in a row Canon has been included on America’s Best Employers’ list...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A. Offers Robust and Reliable varioPRINT 140 series QUARTZ Production Printers

February 15, 2023

The next generation of the varioPRINT 140 series monochrome production printers offers the ability to produce high-quality applications with the flexibility to help meet business needs...READ MORE

SpeedPro Marietta Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

February 13, 2023

Over the last 10 years, we have grown our revenue each year, including during the pandemic.  We purchased new equipment, remolded our studio, increased our staff and hired summer interns every year for the past 10 years. We are so thankful to our customers, suppliers, the SpeedPro Owners, our family and friends, if not for their support, we would not have been successful...READ MORE

Solisco Installs First HEIDELBERG Speedmaster at Scott Plant

February 9, 2023

Solisco, a commercial printer with two production facilities near Quebec City, QC, recently installed a Speedmaster CX 104-6+L from HEIDELBERG at its Scott headquarters. Equipped with CutStar inline sheeter and Prinect Inpress Control 3, the new machine provides faster speeds and quicker makereadies to accommodate the increasing demands for shorter run books, publications, magazines, and catalogs...READ MORE

Powering short-run book printing with Xeikon

February 2, 2023

Over the past two decades, digital technology has redefined the book printing market with solutions that profitably produce short to medium runs on demand. With Xeikon’s introduction of SIRIUS dry toner technology in 2020, as implemented in the Xeikon SX30000 and Xeikon SX20000 full color, duplex roll-fed presses, printers worldwide are now successfully carving out a bigger slice of this growing segment by reaping the multiple benefits of the break-through innovation for high-quality print production...READ MORE

XPress Printing Expands Digital Capabilities with Two Versafires from HEIDELBERG

January 31, 2023

Needing to keep up with the company’s exponential growth over the past eight years, XPress Printing & Design, a family-owned commercial printer in Columbus, GA, recently installed a Versafire EP and Versafire EV from HEIDELBERG. The two digital presses, thanks to their speed and accuracy, are producing high-quality, reliable long run and niche five color jobs for XPress Printing’s customers...READ MORE

More sustainability in the printing process – HEIDELBERG turns print shops into pioneers of energy-efficient production

January 24, 2023

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HEIDELBERG) has therefore launched a campaign for print shops featuring information, advice, and tips from experts on how to considerably increase energy efficiency in printing companies while simultaneously driving down costs. The company will be focusing on several headline issues in its communications over the next few months...READ MORE

Canon Aims to Help a Range of Industries by Introducing New Cable & Wire Marker Printers with Outstanding Performance and Versatility

January 19, 2023

Engineered to deliver high print performance and exceptional productivity, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the launch of two new Cable & Wire Marker Printers – the MK5000 and MK3000. The two new cable printers have full keyboards, highly visible backlit LCD displays, and are able print onto a wide range of media, including label tapes and tubes (for strong wear and tear resistance)...READ MORE

HEIDELBERG to offer charging solutions for multi-family homes and vehicle fleets

January 19, 2023

A successful transition to electromobility as part of the energy and transport revolution requires a comprehensive charging infrastructure. In addition to the possibility of charging electric cars with wallboxes in single-family homes, there is also a need for an extensive network of public charging stations in parking garages and in residential neighborhoods to establish electric cars as an option for people without home charging stations...READ MORE

Kodak to showcase the KODAK PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023

January 10, 2023

The KODAK PROSPER ULTRA 520 Press will be the highlight at Kodak's booth P5 in Hall 2. The recently launched inkjet web press will be on display for the first time in Europe. Taking full advantage of KODAK ULTRASTREAM Continuous Inkjet Technology, PROSPER ULTRA 520 delivers outstanding offset-quality print at high speeds, offers great application flexibility and enables printers to profitably shift more jobs from traditional offset to digital...READ MORE

Flagship Press achieves efficiency and sustainability with KODAK PRINERGY, COLORFLOW Pro, and INSITE horsepower

January 5, 2023

Flagship Press prints everything! They can do everything from books to direct mail, large format to promotional products because they embrace their range of offset and digital equipment. But their current workflow was beginning to let them down. It was slow, hard to maintain, and needed more of the features their volumes demanded. They started the search for a faster workflow that could enable more automation. They wanted a customer portal to enable 24/7 communication options throughout the job progression. And they wanted better color management to support their G7 program. The answer was Kodak...READ MORE

New Direction Partners Co-Founder Paul Reilly Easing into Retirement

January 2023

Please join the New Direction Partners team in wishing Paul Reilly success in his next adventure. Reilly has announced that he is in the process of retiring after a long tenure in the industry, beginning when he joined Polychrome in 1978...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A. Designs a 24-Inch Large-Format Printer for Anywhere - From the Office to the Classroom to the Home

January 4, 2023

Today’s hybrid working professionals and creators increasingly require the ability to produce physical drawings, posters and other large graphical media from anywhere -even without leaving home. Canon U.S.A., Inc. unveils the game-changing imagePROGRAF TC-20 large format printer, designed to provide accessibility and affordability for today’s “do-it-yourself” generation, from graphic designers, to architects, engineers, educators, to retail shop owners...READ MORE

Mittera announces acquisition of Geographics, Inc.

January 3, 2023 

Mittera, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned print and marketing service providers has acquired Atlanta-based commercial printer, Geographics, Inc. Geographics is the leading web, sheetfed, digital printing, and fulfillment company in the greater Atlanta region. With nearly 100 employees, Geographics has a well-known track record of providing superb print solutions to clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies...READ MORE

Art Advertising Inc. chooses the Insignia7 Die Cutter to replace their existing labor-intensive die-cutting methods

December 16, 2022

Art Advertising Inc. located in Jonesboro, AR, has updated their die-cutting capabilities with the recent installation of the Insignia7 B2 size flexo-magnetic die-cutter from Rollem Intl...READ MORE

ZipPrint transforms platemaking with robust KODAK CTP Solutions and KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates

December 13, 2022

By switching to Kodak's high quality thermal plate imaging and KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates, ZipPrint now operates a cutting-edge CTP solution. It meets the quality and performance requirements of the print service provider and has taken the simplicity and eco friendliness of plate making to a whole new level...READ MORE

Ranger “Leads the Way” in Central Florida with New POLAR D 80 PLUS from HEIDELBERG

December 13, 2022

The Central Florida commercial printer, who prides itself on continuously investing in the latest technology, recently installed a new POLAR D 80 PLUS automated, high-speed cutter from HEIDELBERG...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Honored with two 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Gold Homeland Security Awards from American Security Today

December 9, 2022

For its efforts in offering cloud print and scan solutions with security features that can help users modernize some of their scanning and printing processes – Canon U.S.A., Inc. earned a pair of 2022 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Gold awards from American Security Today...READ MORE

Kodak’s inkjet press portfolio provides more options for a successful transition to digital to mitigate business risks

December 8, 2022

Kodak recently introduced the KODAK PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press. This new addition has expanded the company’s portfolio of high-speed inkjet web presses for an almost infinite range of commercial applications. Kodak is thus following its strategy of providing innovative printing solutions that enable customers to take advantage of diverse business opportunities in the commercial printing market, improve profitability and shift more jobs from traditional offset to digital...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Honored with 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award

December 8, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce it is the recipient of a Platinum 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award from American Security Today (AST) for its FORXAI Secure Access solution...READ MORE

SunDance Continues to Expand Packaging Capabilities with Diana Go 85 from HEIDELBERG

December 7, 2022

Aiming to transition 50% of its business to packaging within five years, SunDance, located in Orlando, FL, recently purchased a new Diana Go 85 high-speed folder-gluer from HEIDELBERG. The Diana Go complements a new Easymatrix die cutter the company installed earlier this year and will help SunDance lower costs, lessen spoilage, and achieve better lead times for its customers...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Wins Gold Award for Cybersecurity

November 29, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced it has received the gold award in the cybersecurity category of the 2022 Merit Awards for Technology for its Managed Endpoint Detection and Response (MEDR) service. The Merit Awards is an independent awards program that recognizes global industries and the markets they serve with gold, silver and bronze-level designations...READ MORE

Rollem International’s Semi-Slitter Kiss Cutting System Automates Slitting for Sign and Decal Companies in the United States and Canada

November 28, 2022

The Semi-Slitter is the industry standard for partial slitting of PSA liner stocks or face slitting of pressure sensitive products. These machines can be found in many screen printing, graphics, and industrial print shops...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Recognized by Forbes as One of America's Best Employers for Veterans in 2022

November 16, 2022

Canon U.S.A., Inc. is proud to announce that Forbes has recognized Canon as one of America's Best Employers for Veterans 2022.  Forbes and Statista Inc. announced Canon's inclusion in this prestigious ranking of companies this month...READ MORE  

Free Training Classes Available at Heidelberg’s PMPTC

November 9, 2022

Heidelberg Print Media Performance and Training Center (PMPTC) offers a variety of free training classes for sheetfed, folding, gluing, die-cutting, and process optimization. Your operators and staff are the backbone of your print shop — take this opportunity to take their knowledge and know-how to the next level...READ MORE

DNI Adds the Canon varioPRINT iX3200 Sheetfed Inkjet Press to Complete Full Omni-channel Offering

November 7, 2022

When calculating ROI for the Canon varioPRINT iX, Robert Cook, President and COO of DNI, advised, “First and foremost, start with the end in mind. You have to consider who you are getting into business with before you buy anything. How are they going to support you now and in the future?" READ MORE

New Speedmaster XL 106 from HEIDELBERG boosts productivity and is world’s fastest sheetfed offset press

November 3, 2022

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HEIDELBERG) is once again underlining the company’s technology leadership in its core business with a world premiere. The option to increase the printing speed of the Speedmaster XL 106 to 21,000 sheets per hour makes this high-performance system the world’s fastest sheetfed offset press and means an annual output of over 100 million prints is now also possible in folding carton production...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Joins ZeroNow Alliance to Foster Safer Schools

November 2, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced it has joined the ZeroNow Alliance for safer schools. ZeroNow is a member-based nonprofit that facilitates collaboration between industry, association and education partners to foster new solutions to keep school campuses safe and secure...READ MORE

IPIA Case Study – Bennett Graphics

October 21, 2022

IPIA recently created a case study on Bennett Graphics in their search for a new MIS. Bennett Graphics wanted connectivity across the board from their print MIS into other best in class solutions. Integrating an estimating solution was a high priority for the company...READ MORE

HP Announces New High‐Volume Inkjet Web Press, Product Enhancements, and Other Major Milestones

October 19, 2022

HP Inc. announced the newest high-volume production inkjet web press, the HP PageWide Web Press T485 HD with HP Brilliant Ink. This PageWide Web Press is designed to deliver on a wide range of applications including commercial, direct mail, publishing, and transactional, providing print service providers (PSPs) the versatility to meet the needs of their customers on uncoated and coated papers...READ MORE

Kodak gives the world’s fastest platesetter another speed upgrade

October 19, 2022

The speed of the high-performance KODAK MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter has been increased once again with T-speed Plus, offering a throughput of up to 84 B1 or 8-up plates per hour (pph). Kodak introduced the T-speed, then the world's fastest 8-up CTP system, about two years ago. The MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter can now output a plate every 42.9 seconds. This marks Kodak's third speed upgrade for the MAGNUS Q800 in four years, with more than 40% speed improvement over the former Z-Speed from 2018. The MAGNUS Q800 Platesetter can also image KODAK SONORA XTRA Process Free Plates at its new top speed...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Announces Recipient of Scholarship Fund with PGSF

October 18, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced Megan Brown, a senior at Clemson University majoring in Graphic Communications, as its 2022-2023 scholarship award recipient. This award is an example of Konica Minolta’s continued commitment to invest in the education of the industry’s future workers through the creation of a $50,000 endowed scholarship fund with the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF), which provides educational assistance to graphic communications students studying in the United States...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Launches AccurioShine 3600 + iFoil One

October 12, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced the launch of its newest inkjet spot UV printer. The AccurioShine 3600 with iFoil One option is powered by MGI’s innovative varnish technology with Konica Minolta’s reliability...READ MORE

Mimaki Announces A 3-Liter Maximum Capacity Ink Supply Option

October 12, 2022

Mimaki USA announces a 3-liter External Ink Supply Option complementing its JFX600-2513, a large-format flatbed UV inkjet printer. Global sales of this new optional item are scheduled to begin in January 2023. This new 3-liter External Ink Supply Option increases the ink tank capacity of the JFX600-2513 to a maximum of 3 liters per color while allowing for the 3-liter tanks to be replenished from 1-liter ink bottles...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Raises $97,000 for Alzheimer’s Research

October 6, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) raised $97,000 through its participation in the Alzheimer’s Association Ride to End ALZ. The ride was held Sunday, August 28, with an additional month of fundraising to continue raising funds for the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. With 100 percent of funds raised going to research to find a cure, Konica Minolta engaged its employees and dealers to raise awareness and donations. The company matched the first $15,000 in employee donations and raised 97 percent of its $100,000 goal through eleven nationwide teams...READ MORE

Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer to Printer with The Kennickell Group

October 5, 2022

Warren talks with Kennickell Group Vice President Kacey Kennickell Ray and Vice President of Sales Andrew Smith, the fourth generation of Kennickells to move into leadership positions. The Kennickell Group, a PIAG member based out of Savannah that was originally founded in 1892, has evolved over its long life, from traditional commercial printing to wide format and direct mail...READ MORE

Canon Announces New Business Inkjet Printer Delivering a Low Total Cost of Ownership for Hybrid Work Environments

October 4, 2022

The new MAXIFY GX7020X inkjet printer – utilizing a high-volume continuous ink supply system which can help reduce ink costs by utilizing high-volume ink bottles – was announced by Canon U.S.A., Inc. Now, Canon’s authorized B2B independent dealer network will – for the first time - be able to directly procure a desktop inkjet printer from Canon U.S.A., Inc. in addition to A3/A4 laser devices. With this technology expansion, end customers who increasingly seek hybrid work solutions to accommodate a workforce that is both in-office and work-from-home will be able to go to a single dealer to fulfill their organizational needs, regardless of their preference for laser or inkjet print technology...READ MORE

Caroline Kirk Joins Kirk-Rudy

September 29, 2022

Kirk-Rudy welcomes Caroline Kirk as Vice President of Operations. Caroline, granddaughter of Kirk-Rudy founder Harry Kirk, will focus on supporting operations, marketing initiatives and employee engagement efforts...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Named to MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs List for 2022

September 28, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced MSSP Alert, a CyberRisk Alliance resource, has named the company to its Top 250 MSSPs list for 2022. The list and research identify and honor the top managed security service providers (MSSPs) worldwide. The rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s 2022 readership survey combined with the site’s editorial coverage of MSSP, MDR and MSP security providers. The sixth-annual list and research track the MSSP market’s ongoing growth and evolution...READ MORE

New Semper website makes hiring print and graphics employees even easier

September 22, 2022

Semper Group is thrilled to unveil its new website, SemperLLC.com, at a time when hiring in the print and graphics industry has become immensely challenging. SemperLLC.com UX / UI team dug into the process to create a sitemap to make it easier for both job seekers and companies recruiting or hiring seasonal staff to source a variety of job types and schedules...READ MORE

Toyo Ink to Double Laminating Adhesives Production Capacity in Asia

September 20, 2022

Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., the parent company of the Tokyo-based specialty materials manufacturer Toyo Ink Group, today announced plans to double the laminating adhesives production capacity from the current level at its Malaysia-based subsidiary Toyochem Specialty Chemical Sdn. Bhd. By strengthening its global supply chain, the Toyo Ink Group plans to expand sales of high-functionality and environmentally friendly solutions such as solvent-free adhesives, the demand for which is expected to grow worldwide...READ MORE

HP Announces the HP PageWide T700i Press for Paper‐Based Packaging

September 19, 2022

The HP PageWide T700i Press, which is expected to be available for installation in late 2023, will be configurable to meet specific customer and market needs and includes a variety of in-line options for manual or continuous unwinding, priming, varnishing, and delivery in both roll and sheet format. Select configurations will be capable of up to 1,000 feet per minute (300 m/min) supported by HP’s single-pass Thermal Inkjet technology with true water-based inks for printing packaging which can be recycled, further supporting the converter’s circular economy goals...READ MORE

Taylor Corp. Acquires AccuLink and AccuFlex to Expand Its Printing and Packaging Footprint

September 13, 2022

The Occasions Group, a Taylor Corporation company, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Accu Copy of Greenville, Inc. Headquartered in Greenville, N.C., Accu Copy does business under the AccuLink name to deliver commercial print, direct mail and promotional marketingproducts while its AccuFlex division focuses on the production of flexible packaging products. The acquisition of both AccuLink and AccuFlex expands Taylor’s reach and offers immediate growth opportunities in multiple core categories...READ MORE

Precision Engraving and Signs chooses the Rollem Insignia5 Die Cutter to increase the efficiency of their finishing and delivery processes

September 12, 2022

Precision Engraving Owner states, “When we saw the Insignia die-cutter we immediately recognized how this system could speed up our finishing and delivery times. We can print the stickers multiple up on a sheet and the machine die-cuts the stickers to precise sizes." Read More

Mitchell Press will be Home to the First Landa Nanographic Printing Press in Canada

August 30, 2022

Mitchell Press Ltd., of Burnaby, British Columbia will be home to the first Landa Nanographic Printing® Press in Canada, Landa Digital Printing and Mitchell announced today. Mitchell is one of the largest print and visual communication providers in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Donates to Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

August 25, 2022

This fiscal year, the company’s focus begins with an investment in the industry’s future workers through the creation of a $50,000 endowed scholarship fund with the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) to provide educational assistance to graphic communications students studying in the United States. PGSF is a private, not-for-profit, industry-directed organization providing undergraduate college and technical school scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented individuals pursuing graphic communications careers...READ MORE

HP Delivers Effortless, Secure and Sustainable Printing Solutions Designed for Small Businesses

August 25, 2022

Today at HP Amplify™ Executive Forum, HP Inc’s annual partner roadshow, the company introduced HP Instant Ink for small business and the new LaserJet Pro with HP+ designed to simplify technology management for small business owners. With a single Instant Ink account, small businesses automatically receive device-specific supplies (ink or toner) for multiple devices in multiple locations. Combined with advanced features on the new LaserJet Pro with HP+, an Instant Ink subscription can help small businesses save time and money, makes recycling cartridges easy, and protects and restores forests around the world...READ MORE

Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e a Game Changer for The Kennickell Group

August 18, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce the installation of its AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet Press at The Kennickell Group (Kennickell), a commercial printing and wide format company founded in 1892. Savannah’s oldest family-owned business and one of the largest printers in the region, Kennickell specializes in commercial print, direct mail, publications, print on demand and wide format printing...READ MORE

Heidelberg USA-Gallus Products Opens New Screeny Demo Room at Ivyland, PA Facility

August 10, 2022

At the end of June, Heidelberg USA – Gallus opened a new demonstration facility at its Ivyland, Pennsylvania office dedicated exclusively to its line of Gallus Screeny products. The first of its kind in North America, the Screeny Demo Room will enable customers to see the new Gallus Screeny 600 automated wash-out unit and the Phoenix UV LED direct imaging unit without needing to travel to the Screeny headquarters in Switzerland. Additionally, this facility has the capability to produce finished screens for narrow web customers who do not wish to invest in their own screen making equipment...READ MORE

Prisma Invests in Third Komori Lithrone G40 Perfector for its New Tennessee Plant

 August 8, 2022

Komori announced today that Prisma, a full-service marketing logistics company with plants in Nashville, Tennessee and Phoenix, Arizona, has purchased an eight-color Komori Lithrone G40 advance perfector (GL840P advance) with LED-UV for its new facility in Nashville. This is Prisma’s third Komori Lithrone G40 perfector...READ MORE

Kodak signs Graphco as reseller for its entire range of print solutions

July 25, 2022

Kodak welcomes Graphco, headquartered in Cleveland, OH and a leading provider of digital, offset and print finishing solutions, as a new Reseller. Kodak has entrusted Graphco with the distribution of Kodak's complete, comprehensive portfolio of prepress, CTP, digital and inkjet printing and software solutions as well as printing plates...READ MORE

CE Printed Products Inc. chooses the Rollem Insignia 6H Die Cutter and StackMaster to increase their custom die-cut production.

July 25, 2022

CE Printed Products Inc., Carol Stream, IL, installs Insignia 6H Die Cutter positioning them for growth within the custom die-cutting segment. CE Printed Products, founded in 1984, remains a trusted trade-only envelope and business card manufacturer. CE specializes in e-commerce stationery programs and quick-turnaround custom envelopes. They ship over 2 million units daily to customers across the country and parts of Canada...READ MORE

Mele Printing Overhauls Bindery with Seven New Folders and Cutters from Heidelberg

July 19, 2022

Mele Printing, a forty-year-old commercial printer based in Covington, LA, is on track to achieve 20% growth in sales this year. Deciding to completely “overhaul” its bindery department, Mele Printing recently replaced its older cutters and folders with two POLAR N78 PLUS and two POLAR N137 PLUS cutters, a POLAR jogger, Stahlfolder KH 82, Stahlfolder TH 82, and Stahlfolder BH 56 from Heidelberg...READ MORE

Kodak Announces Investment in Company Developing EV "Super Cell" Battery

July 13, 202

Eastman Kodak announced today it has taken a minority stake in Wildcat Discovery Technologies (Wildcat), a technology company that uses proprietary high-throughput methods to rapidly develop new battery materials. Wildcat is developing a breakthrough EV "super cell" designed to provide a greater than 90 percent improvement in energy density over today's best batteries, which could further accelerate the widespread adoption of EVs...READ MORE

Pulver Packaging Selects Komori Lithrone GX40 advance Press for the Speed it Delivers and Subsequent Productivity Increases

July 12, 2022

Komori America Corporation announced that Pulver Packaging, a manufacturer of paperboard folding cartons and paperboard packaging, has purchased a six-color Komori Lithrone GX40 (GLX640) advance press with LED-UV and coater to be installed late this summer...READ MORE

Canon’s Sustainability Efforts Earn Gold Rating From EcoVadis

July 6, 2022

Canon Inc., the parent company of Canon U.S.A., Inc., earned recognition for its sustainability efforts in garnering a Gold rating from French-based environmental organization EcoVadis. It marked the seventh time Canon, Inc. attained Gold status...READ MORE

Kodak Joins the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Community as a Platinum Patron

July 1, 2022

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced today that Kodak has become a platinum SGP Patron, the highest level. SGP Patrons recognize and support SGP’s continuing role in advancing the benefits of sustainable practices and certification within the print community...READ MORE

Mildura Printing buys Rollem Insignia 5 from Graph-Pak 

June 22, 2022

Located in Victoria, New South Wales, Midura Printing installs Insignia 5 Die-Cutter to improve productivity and eliminate outsourcing...READ MORE

Kodak announces fastest inkjet on the market with groundbreaking KODAK PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press

June 16, 2022

Kodak has unveiled the revolutionary KODAK PROSPER 7000 Turbo Press at its inkjet facility in Dayton, Ohio. Kodak's new inkjet web press uses KODAK Stream Inkjet Technology offering printing speeds of up to 410 mpm (1,345 fpm) or up to 5,523 A4 ppm, which is almost 35% faster than its nearest competitor. It enables commercial, publishing and newspaper printers to compete more effectively with offset and to shift more long run jobs from conventional printing processes to inkjet...READ MORE

TPM Graphics Expands Business Opportunities with New Versafire EP from Heidelberg

June 15, 2022

TPM Graphics, a full-service commercial printer in Arlington Heights, IL, recently installed a new Versafire EP with Prinect Digital Front End (DFE) – making it the third-generation digital print engine the company has purchased from Heidelberg. The EP, which was installed alongside another five-color Versafire model, will produce short-run jobs for the healthcare and insurance industries. With the capabilities of the newest generation of Versafire and Prinect DFE, TPM Graphics is set to expand its digital print opportunities for its customers in the near future...READ MORE

Case Makes Launches New Sustainable Product, LuMet™

June 14, 2022

Case Makes, an Indiana-based laminating and coating division of the Case Paper family, is launching a new fully recyclable laminated product, LuMet™...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Unveils AccurioLabel 400 Press

May 31, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) recently announced a new label press, the AccurioLabel 400. As the company accelerates its presence in the label, packaging and embellishment markets, the new machine will target mid- to high-volume label converters, commercial printers, and large brand owners and provide affordable, top-quality digital label printing...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Adds Three New Models to Enterprise and Light-Production Space

May 26, 2022

A foundation of security features, advanced functionality and ease-of-use are among the enhancements for three new Canon models: the imagePRESS Lite C270 and C265 devices, as well as the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX 6855i device, being announced by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions...READ MORE

Labels, Tags & Inserts Inc. Chooses the Rollem Insignia6H Die Cutter and Folding Gluing System

May 26, 2022

Labels, Tags & Inserts Inc. (LTI) has expanded their capabilities with the installation of the Insignia6H Die Cutter with a folding gluing system for their Burlington, North Carolina facility.  LTI was looking to expand their capabilities even further with the Insignia6H, to offer folding cartons and packaging to their customer base by bringing production in-house...READ MORE 

Komori GL840P Sheetfed Offset LED-UV Perfector Opens New Opportunities for Tucker Castleberry

May 24, 2022

The GL840P with LED-UV offers Tucker Castleberry the advanced technology required to produce stunning color on difficult stocks, like uncoated or matte finish, and deliver jobs to customers in record time...READ MORE

Landa S10P Nanographic Printing Press Advances Quad's Innovative In-Store Solutions

May 24, 2022

Landa Digital Printing™, which liberates printers from barriers inherent to traditional digital and conventional analog printing; and Quad, a global marketing experience company, announced today that Quad is adding the Landa S10P Nanographic Printing® Press to its In-Store Solutions production lineup. The Landa S10P, equipped with a powerful digital front end, introduces a new standard in printing speed, format, efficiency and data-driven digital applications; expanding the digital capabilities for B1-format printing and offering unlimited variable print options at very fast speeds and at the highest quality available...READ MORE

Spectra Print Invests in Komori Lithrone GL40 advance Perfector to Offer Customers Greater Capacity Without Added Labor

May 24, 2022

Komori announced today that Spectra Print, a full-service commercial printer based in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, has purchased an eight-color Komori Lithrone G40 advance perfector (GL840P advance) with LED-UV. Spectra Print has been a family-owned commercial printer since 1930. Today the award-winning company, led by siblings Eric and Hans Hofmeister and Heidi Okray, creates, designs and produces top-quality printed materials that range from direct mail pieces to complex packaging. When deciding on a new press, the team analyzed the volume of projects and found that a huge percentage of the work was double-sided. This led to the decision to invest in Komori’s GL840P advance with LED-UV...READ MORE

Bertelsmann Printing Group USA Adds New Speedmaster XL 106 from Heidelberg to Hicksville Plant

May 19, 2022

Bertelsmann Printing Group USA (BPG USA), one of publishing’s premier book printers, has recently purchased a new Speedmaster XL 106-6P+L from Heidelberg for its Hicksville, NY location. The press, complete with the most up to date Speedmaster technology, was purchased with Heidelberg’s Subscription Smart plan, which includes extensive Performance & Consulting services – ensuring the press consistently runs at peak performance...READ MORE

Heidelberg USA Launches New Print Media Performance & Training Center

May 13, 2022

Even as the “Great Resignation” began to echo across the U.S. in 2021, the print industry was already losing an alarming number of veteran workers to retirement and opportunities in other industries. Considering these troubling numbers and the scarcity of available industry training, Heidelberg USA has decided to restructure its Print Media Center with a strong focus on training programs designed to build and grow the skills of current and future operators and print industry professionals...READ MORE

Hudson Printing Acquires Second Landa S10P Nanographic Printing Press

May 5, 2022

Hudson Printing, the Salt Lake City printing company renowned for world-class print reproduction of the highest quality; and Landa Digital Printing, which liberates printers from barriers inherent to traditional digital and conventional analog printing, today announced that Hudson has acquired a second Landa S10P Nanographic Printing® Press, six months after the first S10P moved into production at the site...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A., Inc. Named a 2022 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the EPA

May 5, 2022

Demonstrating exemplary commitment and dedication to leadership in energy efficiency, Canon U.S.AU.S.AU.S.A., Inc. earned status as a 2022 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy...READ MORE 

Konica Minolta First to Launch Presses with EFI Fiery FS500 Pro Software and New Hardware

May 3, 2022

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) have announced a continuation of their long-term partnership with the release of five new EFI™ Fiery® digital front ends (DFEs) based on the newest Fiery platform, Fiery FS500 Pro...READ MORE

Rollem Highlights the Insignia Die-Cutter featured Live at the June Amplify Event

April 28, 2022

“Our team is very excited to be back for in-person demonstrations and conversations at the Amplify event in Minneapolis. For vendors and printers alike, the time has come to look at new equipment developments, see it in person for the first time and examine the under the hood equipment design. The Insignia has been so successful and adapted by a really diverse client base. We know the attendees of Amplify will appreciate the in-person opportunity to learn more about the wealth of features and fast ROI the Insignia affords”, states Susan Corwin, Director of Marketing for Rollem International...READ MORE

Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel Series Hits Milestone with 1000th Installation

April 27, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce the 1000th installation shipment of its AccurioLabel 230 toner digital printing press less than seven years after entering the label market. The technology pioneer’s high-quality platform continues to set the benchmark for the digital production of labels and packaging as sales continue to accelerate...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A. announces the imagePRESS V1000 Color Production Digital Press, the first in its next generation of imagePRESS devices

April 26, 2022

To help address the increasing demands of production environments, Canon U.S.A., Inc. is proud to announce the upcoming release of the imagePRESS V1000 digital press. With a strong emphasis on automation, tasks such as color repeatability and registration alignment are simplified for print establishments looking to produce a wide range of applications, from direct mail and business cards to booklets, posters, and other creative marketing collateral...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Launches AccurioPress 6272P

April 19, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced the release of its AccurioPress 6272P press, designed to help customers rethink monochrome print possibilities. Commercial printers, print-for-pay services and central in-house printing operations are all major target markets for the fully configured digital production press, which replaces the bizhub PRESS 2250P...READ MORE

Palm Printing Turns to Versafire EP from Heidelberg for Cost Effective Variable Data Printing

April 19, 2022

Palm Printing, a family-owned commercial printer in Sarasota, FL, recently installed a Versafire EP digital print engine from Heidelberg. The new Versafire EP joins a fleet of other Heidelberg products at Palm Printing and serves as the “workhorse” in the company’s digital department – running up to 100,000 clicks for a single variable data job...READ MORE

Canon Publishes Guide to Help Customers Protect Environment Against Cybersecurity Threats

April 11, 2022

To assist companies in taking appropriate steps in managing and protecting important information on printers and multifunction devices, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that Canon Inc. has published a white paper that covers cybersecurity guidelines for organizations and their systems that manage important information. Canon multifunctional printer covered by the whitepaper support each control within both National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards and provides specific guidance for how to configure the devices in support of the NIST controls...READ MORE

Canon Acquires edale to Bridge the Digital-Analog Divide

April 7, 2022

Canon announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of edale, a manufacturer and OEM of narrow web printing presses and finishing equipment, including flexo carton web presses, label and packaging flexo presses, and web finishing equipment...READ MORE

Sterling North America Installs Heidelberg’s First Speedmaster CX 104 in North America

April 5, 2022

Sterling North America, a commercial printer specializing in serving the financial industry, has experienced exponential growth over the last few years. With some of its presses beginning to age, the Hauppauge, New York printer could no longer keep up with its increasing demands. Needing faster production speeds and quicker makeready times, Sterling recently completed installation of a new Speedmaster CX 104 from Heidelberg, the first of its kind in North America...READ MORE

Canon Celebrates 19th Consecutive Year of No. 1 Share of Global Interchangeable-Lens Digital Camera Market

March 28, 2022

Canon Inc. announced today that the company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and mirrorless cameras) have maintained the No. 1 share of the global market for 19 consecutive years1 from 2003 to 2021...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Awarded Platinum and Diamond Honors from Hyland

March 22, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) was recently honored by Hyland with two different awards for its continued work helping customers digitally transform using the OnBase content services platform. The program considers criteria such as training, support, customer retention and number of customers served...READ MORE

Canon announces donation to support humanitarian efforts for Ukraine

March 24, 2022

The Canon Group is making a donation of approximately one million euros (approximately JPY 130 million / USD $1.1 million) to the UNHCR refugee agency and other international humanitarian organizations. These funds will be used to provide support to the Ukrainian people whose lives have been so deeply affected. The Canon Group will strive to provide ongoing support through such measures as collecting donations from Group employees...READ MORE

Modern Litho Expands in Kansas City Market with New Speedmaster XL 106 from Heidelberg

March 22, 2022

Modern Litho, a full-service magazine, catalog and commercial printer servicing 46 states from five locations throughout Missouri, recently expanded its Kansas City presence. To facilitate its growth, Modern Litho is currently installing a new Speedmaster XL 106-8P+L from Heidelberg – its fourth Speedmaster perfecting press since 2011...READ MORE

SunDance Becomes “One Stop Shop” with Addition of New Easymatrix from Heidelberg

March 10, 2022

Seeking to extend its award-winning services into packaging, SunDance recently installed an Easymatrix die cutter from Heidelberg. The Easymatrix will help the Central Florida printer as it continues to evolve for the betterment of its commercial clients and sets it focus on future growth...READ MORE

Wallace Carlson Installs First Komori Lithrone GX40 advance Press in the U.S. to Support Expanding Specialty Packaging Business

March 10, 2022

Komori America Corporation, a premier manufacturer of printing solutions, announced that Wallace Carlson, a woman-owned commercial print provider, has purchased a six-color Komori Lithrone GX40 (GLX640) advance press with UV. This is the first GX40 advance installation in the U.S. and the company’s second Komori press. Wallace Carlson chose the GLX640 advance for its higher speed, wider substrate capability and larger sheet size needed to meet the diverse requirements of its expanding packaging and secured specialty packaging customers...READ MORE

Canon U.S.A. Announces an Online Version of PosterArtist, Adding New Value for Many Canon Printer Customers

March 8, 2022

Users will have more options for creating stylish posters, flyers and other media as Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the launch of an online version of PosterArtist. This free online application provides two main paths at the top of the page to access the poster-creation process, providing the end-user choices to select from various applications based on the desired format, while also maintaining the option to choose from a variety of pre-designed templates. These templates are available in various themes, such as food and beverage, retail, sale, and many more...READ MORE

Boelte-Hall Invests in Komori’s Impremia IS29 to Expand Into New Markets

March 2, 2022

Boelte-Hall, a  Kansas-based commercial printer, has purchased a Komori Impremia IS29 sheetfed UV inkjet printing system. A long-time customer of Komori, with two Lithrone 28-inch presses on its floor, Boelte-Hall chose the 29-inch inkjet press to complement its mainstream offset, expanding the ability to economically produce variable short-run, high-quality color printing not economically feasible on a traditional press...READ MORE

Behind the Scenes at the Heidelberg Print Media Center

February 28, 2022

As Heidelberg continues to broaden their press and postpress offerings, keeping up with the constantly changing Print Media Center is challenging and fun. David Zwang, WhatTheyThink catches up with Jeff Powalisz, Director of Demo Room Operations, Heidelberg US, from the Demo Room...READ MORE

Toyo Ink Group Announces Sustainability Vision TSV2050/2030 toward Carbon Neutrality by 2050

February 28, 2022

Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co., Ltd., the parent company of the Toyo Ink Group of Japan, launched the “Toyo Ink Group Sustainability Vision TSV2050/2030” in January 2022, as the long-term strategy for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. The Vision was established in response to recent global trends regarding climate change, carbon neutrality as well as the current social climate that calls on companies to meet increasing demands for sustainability. Under the TSV2050/2030 Vision, the company reaffirms its commitment to making 100% of its products and manufacturing operations carbon neutral by 2050...READ MORE

Vista Color Continues Investment in Heidelberg Technology with New Speedmaster XL 106

February 22, 2022

After over five decades in business, Vista Color Corporation of Miami, Florida is proud to be an independently-owned, third-generation family run company. The flexible packaging and folding carton converter attributes its success to the company’s overwhelming commitment to customer service and continuous investment in the newest technology. To aid in its goal of achieving folding carton sales of over $30 million in the next 2-3 years, Vista Color recently installed a new Speedmaster XL 106-7+LYYL with inline UV and FoilStar capabilities from Heidelberg. The new press will play a key role in better balancing the plant’s workload to increase speed-to-market and overall product quality...READ MORE

"The Reel Black List" Spotlights Littie Brown, President/Co-owner SpeedPro Studios

February 17, 2022

Inspirational, influential, creative, dynamic communicator, are words most often used to describe entrepreneur and author, Littie Brown. Through her years of employment and community involvement, Littie has helped individuals personally and professionally realize their dreams...READ MORE

Kodak installs world's largest CTP system at WKS Group

February 15, 2022

Kodak has completed the installation of the first KODAK MAGNUS Q4800 Platesetter at the WKS Group in Essen, Germany. Equipped with an XPL Pallet Loading System with four pallet stations for four different plate formats, the overall configuration of the MAGNUS Q4800 is almost 19 meters (62 feet) long and 3.5 meters (11.5 feet) wide. That makes it the biggest CTP system ever to be installed anywhere in the world...READ MORE

Rollem Intl Announces Insignia Die Cutter Installation

February 15, 2022

Seeking to improve their production method for creating card boxes, Shuffled Ink identified Rollem’s award-winning Insignia6 die-cutter to increase the box quality along with greater production outputs. They recently received installation of Rollem’s Insignia6 Die Cutter to help produce their playing card boxes and cartons...READ MORE   

SpeedPro Appoints New President and CFO to Executive Leadership Team

February 14, 2022

SpeedPro, a large-format printing franchisor with 122 locations in the U.S., announced the promotion of Paul Brewster to serve as President, as well as the promotion of Lori Morris to serve as Chief Financial Offer (CFO). They are joined in executive leadership of SpeedPro by franchising veteran and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman Larry Oberly and Vice President of Marketing Danielle Yuthas...READ MORE

Cober to Install New Speedmaster XL 106 from Heidelberg with First Plate-to-Unit Machine in North America

February 2, 2022

With a steadfast commitment to efficiency, customer centricity, and continuous investment in the latest technology, Cober, headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, continues to grow and advance as the premiere commercial and third-party printer in all of Canada. The 106-year-old family-owned commercial printer will take one step closer to achieving its goal by installing a new Speedmaster XL 106-8P from Heidelberg with the first Plate-to-Unit device in North America. The new press together with the fully automatic printing plate logistics system will drastically decrease makeready times and waste and eliminate bottlenecks throughout production...READ MORE

Konica Minolta Achieves Fogra Accreditation for AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 Series

January 20, 2022

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in industrial and commercial printing and packaging solutions, is pleased to announce two of its high-speed color digital printing systems, the AccurioPress C14000 and C4080 Series, have earned international FograCert Validation Printing System (VPS) certification. Fogra, a research institute in Germany for media technologies, recognizes print production systems that demonstrate commitment to ISO standards, based on measurable criteria...READ MORE

Apollo Mailing Group and 1st Class Mailing form Strategic Alliance with Merger

January 14, 2022

Apollo Mailing Group, a leading national data and mailing services organization (Marietta GA) announced today they will merge with 1st Class Mailing (Kennesaw GA) to form a national mailing and fulfillment company, operating out of Marietta, Georgia. The combined entity will operate under the Apollo name as of January 15, 2022...READ MORE

Heidelberg’s Print Media Center Atlanta Hires New Director, Sets New Vision for Future

January 11, 2022

Despite the many restrictions that COVID-19 has brought upon business, activity has remained strong in Heidelberg’s Print Media Center (PMC) Atlanta throughout the last two years. PMC Atlanta, located in Kennesaw, Georgia, is the largest printing demonstration facility in the US and boasts the most up to date software and equipment that Heidelberg has to offer. Recently, Heidelberg hired Jeff Powalisz as Director of PMC Atlanta to oversee its demo room operations. With a combined 22 years of experience at Heidelberg, Powalisz will manage daily customer demonstrations, training, and testing in the demo room. Additionally, to ensure the facility stays on the cutting edge of technology, PMC Atlanta will soon install its latest press, the Speedmaster CX 104, which offers a new sheet size in the product portfolio and features Heidelberg’s unique User Experience (UX) software...READ MORE

A Real “Together” Experience Canon Enters The Virtual Reality Platform Software Market By Introducing An Interactive VR Experience With Immersive Calling

January 4, 2022

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today showcases a first of its kind immersive virtual reality experience, the Kokomo Software by Canon. Kokomo is a software platform (currently in development1) designed to change human communication by combining virtual reality with an immersive calling experience...READ MORE

Heidelberg Seeking to Hire 25 New Apprentices in the U.S.

December 15, 2021

For every 10 people in a printing company, almost 4 are eligible to retire between now and 2030. With a well-known shortage of skilled labor across the entirety of the US workforce, printing companies and manufacturers are desperate to replace their very experienced, specialized workforce. This urgency is why Heidelberg is taking a proactive approach to developing the next generation of print industry professionals through vocational development with its Apprenticeship Program both in the United States and in Germany...READ MORE

Print Headquarters Stays Ahead of Competition with New Versafire EP from Heidelberg

December 6, 2021

Print Headquarters, a full-service commercial printer, and signage company located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, recently installed a Versafire EP digital print engine from Heidelberg. The new Versafire EP replaces two older Heidelberg digital models and helps keep the 100% digital printer on the “leading edge of technology...READ MORE

Komori Paving the Way for Digital Transformation and Decarbonization Through Improved Productivity and Profitability

December 1, 2021

A leading provider of offset and digital printing systems is addressing the needs of printers in today’s changing and environmentally conscious market with products that fulfill the increasing demand for fast turnaround times and short-run work, as well as reducing waste and carbon emissions...READ MORE

Graph-Pak installs hybrid Rollem Insignia at CMYKhub

November 24, 2021

The company’s CEO Dayne Nankervis told Sprinter that it purchased the Rollem Insignia IS7 H as it was looking to improve its service to its customers with better quality and faster turnarounds, decrease the technical skill required for production, and provide a base to allow an increase in its product offerings....READ MORE

TC Delivers recently added Rollem’s TR Slitting technology to support their KM-1 Ink-Jet press

October 6, 2021

TC Delivers recently received installation of Rollem’s TR Slitting, Scoring, Perforating & Semi-Slitting System. The TR Finishing System offers the highest level of automation for wider format high volume runs from digital and offset presses...READ MORE

ACTEGA Announces Management Appointments to Support Business Growth and Drive Product Innovation

September 28, 2021

ACTEGA , manufacturer of specialty coatings, inks, adhesives and sealing compounds for the print and packaging industry, today announces the following, high-profile management appointments. These include the appointment of Jan Franz Allerkamp to Head of Global Business Line Paper & Board of ACTEGA and the external hire of ex-Heidelberg Board Member, Stephan Plenz, as interim General Manager of ACTEGA Metal Print...READ MORE

Canon ProStream 1800 Inkjet production press achieves world’s first FOGRA59 certification

June 8, 2021

The web-fed ProStream 1800 offers speeds of up to 133m/min and combines the print quality and media flexibility of offset with the production efficiency and versatility of digital inkjet to deliver exceptional performance...READ MORE

LabelStream 4000 first “PANTONE® Capable” certified UV inkjet label press

February 8, 2021

The PANTONE® Capable certificate acknowledges that the LabelStream 4000 series, a four to six-colour, industrial-scale, UV inkjet label press can cover 1,740 (81.3%) of the 2,140 PANTONE® Solid Formula Guide coated colours, using the 5-colour CMYKO ink set, by adopting a Delta E 2000 < 1.5 absolute tolerance...READ MORE