Gmund 925 paper is produced with a mixture of pure silver ions, boasting the first presentation of this effect in the paper industry. Silver's shiny look and metallic properties guarantee a well-balanced relationship between appearance and reality in Gmund 925, the company reports. Designed for presentations, its brushed surface emphasizes elegance and a technically skillful character. The palette
Yes, most presses look alike to the general public. Should we educate them on the differences? Don't bother.
Fujifilm North America Corp.'s Graphic Systems Division (www.fujifilmgs.com) and Van Son Holland Ink Corp. of America (www.vansonink.com) announce a new program now available to Fujifilm customers who purchase Van Son inks for the first time. The Van Son Fujifilm Tech Advantage Program allows customers to use Van Son ink purchases from Fujifilm to help finance professional services such as G7 education
Management fads come and go, even in our printing and bindery businesses: Six Sigma Sensitivity training Management by Objective (MBO) Core Competency Management by Consensus is one of the current fads. Twitter, which prides itself on wackiness, has a team of people whose job is to make people happy. Seriously. Fads are not without value they do, indeed, provide useful business practices to many companies.
Kodak has named Eric Owen vice president, worldwide sales and business development, Digital Printing Solutions. KBA North America announces that Greg Schiefelbein has been selected as the new sheetfed district sales manager covering the Midwest territory of MI, IN, OH and KY. The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has appointed Charles Riddle to serve as chief information officer. Van Son Holland
Maine-based Twin Rivers (www.twinriverspaper.com) is celebrating its first year of business achieving accomplishments in the areas of energy reduction, productivity improvements, product innovation and environmental sustainability. Twin Rivers manufactured 380,000 tons of free sheet and hybrid-groundwood papers in its first year. Over the next year, the company plans to aggressively grow in select
William J. O'Neil founded O'Neil Data Systems in 1973 to produce time-sensitive investment research publications. O'Neil went on to launch Investor's Business Daily in 1984. In 2011, thanks to its arsenal of continuous-feed inkjet web presses, the Los Angeles-based company is delivering massive amounts of customized information at speeds that were unfathomable even a few years ago. Pitney Bowes puts
The ink (and often, bonding agent) contributes nearly 30% to the cost of an inkjet printing job, and the paper only contributes about 10%, or less, to the cost. Optimize absorption and ink-fastness for inkjet savings, advises this white paper from Finch. See Managing the Variable Characteristics of Inkjet Substrates for Profitability at www.finchpaper.com. Katherine O'Brien is the editor of AMERICAN
Boise (Boise, ID) expands its comprehensive sustainability initiative, Choices, with the goal of providing professional guidance to help customers or consumers make informed, effective choices about the use of paper. Boise created Choices as an open forum to discuss corporate responsibility, profitability, bottom-line value and positive social impact. The program provides educational tools, ideas
The current high-speed inkjet web presses from vendors such as HP, Oce, InfoPrint, Screen and Kodak are exciting but impractical for most general short-run commercial printers. They're too expensive, too large, and too limiting for the range of substrates and formats commercial printers need, says David Davis, a director at Interquest (www.inter-quest.com). They're great for many specialty providers
Fuji's halfsize J Press targets short-run jobs. Although the press has some paper handling and other elements that are familiar to offset printers, it's clearly an inkjet press. Is it fair to compare the cost a J Press to that of a traditional 4-up offset press? As is the case with almost every product introduction, there is a premium for new technology, says Steve Sanker, director of digital inkjet
Online publishing platform Blurb has launched ProLine featuring Mohawk (www.mohawkpaper.com) Superfine and Mohawk proPhoto papers. ProLine papers include two finishes: Pearl Photo and Uncoated. The ProLine Pearl Photo finish is Mohawk proPhoto with a luster semigloss surface that emulates real photographic papers. ProLine Uncoated is legendary Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite in Eggshell finish. These
Heidelberg announced German printer Stnings is the first to buy a Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition from the offset press vendor. Heidelberg announced its global sales partnership with Ricoh just prior to digi:media, which took place in Dsseldorf from April 7 to 9, 2011. We can create high-quality short runs and personalized mailings, flyers and catalogs, said Stefan Willms, technical manager at
Oc announced the first installation for its Oc ColorStream 3500 inkjet printing system at service provider Corus in Fontenay-sous-Bois near Paris. Corus designs and prints transactional documents. Typical jobs include bank statements, insurance statements, pay slips, invoices, subscription and payment notices from around 400 companies across all business sectors. Corus typically prints 20,000 jobs
Curious About Print: Your Guide to the World of Curious Metallics, shows how to enhance creative applications during prepress, ease production, and accentuate printed communications and package designs using these papers. Printed using digital, offset and UV, the guide offers hints and tips to optimize image selection and reproduction, advice on working with metallic and UV inks, and recommendations
Harlequin (www.eharlequin.com), the world's largest publisher of romance novels, recently eliminated finishing bottlenecks with integrated, inline digital print and binding equipment. Its distribution center in Depew, NY, employs advanced conveying technology to minimize product damage and downtime, reaching a throughput rate of more than 1,000 paperback books per hour. High-volume publisher's need
Excerpt: Because high-recycled printing papers (those with 90% recovered fiber) are newer to the market than conventional papers, the process modifications required to print on them are not widely known. Recycled paper is comparable with conventional paper in terms of quality, price and press performance. (Take a close look at the inside pages of this May 2011 issue of AMERICAN PRINTER, which is printed
The Professional Endura electrophotographic printing (EP) papers by Kodak utilize proprietary E-surface technology to create high-quality, photo-grade media for EP presses, offering the look, feel and surface of photographic paper. With these papers, customers can intermix media output from silver-halide printers and digital presses. This new line of paper works well on equipment that uses dry ink/toner-based
Unisource introduces PorcelainECO, a premium coated paper that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certified and has a post-consumer waste (PCW) content of 10%. See www.unisourceworldwide.com.
Very few of my readers work from home. Even if you are in sales and spend most of your time on the road, you still have an office you must visit regularly. As for the rest of us, we spend every day in an office or a factory. This means we commute between work and home twice daily, five to seven days per week. Whether our trip is five blocks or 50 miles, each of us has found the best way to get to
Family ties: Bob Ott celebrates 66 years in printing Every day, without fail, whether a weekday or weekend, Robert B. Ott Sr. walked into The Hennegan Co. office wearing a white shirt and tie. In honor of his final day on the job, the entire office wore white shirts and ties. I've just always worn a tie, and I didn't stop when everything got more casual, says Ott, who served as president of the company
A companion follow-up to the Monadnock's popular Respect Nature promo Respect Design is said to be both an educational and provocative addition to the series. The promotion showcases bold images from nature and contrasts these with images of outstanding achievement in architecture industrial design and fashion. Respect Design offers several print demonstrations featuring high-resolution multi-color
In 1976, schoolyards were abuzz with the latest achievement in gum technology: Bubble Yum. Unlike established brands such as Bazooka or Double Bubble, Bubble Yum wasn't rock hard. But then dark rumors began to circulate. Evil whispers swirled around the playground about a secret ingredient that was responsible for the gum's pillowy texture. Soon kids everywhere knew about it. According to those who
Consumers are taking more control than ever, dictating to businesses how they want to be communicated with, what they expect and how businesses can deliver. Delivering tips that your customers are looking for before they even realize they are looking for it is a great way to enhance your relationship. For many businesses, this can be achieved most effectively by educating and helping customers make