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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

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.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

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