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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

Heidelberg Earns Impressive Three Pinnacle InterTech Awards for 2021

October 18, 2021

PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., has recognized three Heidelberg technologies with its Pinnacle InterTech Awards (formerly the PIA InterTech Technology Awards) for 2021...READ MORE

Six Pinnacle Awards for Canon Large Format Graphics Products and Technologies

October 12, 2021

Canon announces that, in recognition of the quality of its large format graphics technology, it has received from PRINTING United Alliance four Pinnacle Product Awards for its Colorado 1630 UVgel roll-to-roll printer and its Arizona 1380 GT, Arizona 2380 GTF and Arizona 2380 XTF flatbed printers, and two Pinnacle InterTech Awards for its Canon UVgel 460 Ink technology and Canon Arizona FLOW technology...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