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Intec Printing Solutions opens U.S. office

Jun 20, 2011 12:00 AM,

British laser color printer manufacturer Intec Printing Solutions recently hosted a special ceremony to mark the official opening of its new U.S. office in Tampa, FL.

Xeikon sponsors educational digital label forum in CA

Jun 16, 2011 12:00 AM,

Xeikon America Inc. is sponsoring a free “Executive Communication Exchange” forum for the label industry, June 22 in Marina del Rey, CA.

Ricoh introduces Pro C651EX/C751EX/C751 digital color systems

Jun 8, 2011 12:00 AM,

Ricoh Americas Corp. introduces the Ricoh Pro C651EX/C751EX/C751, a color production system with a clean sheet design that delivers productivity and versatility at a new price point for this class of system.

MGI debuts faster Meteor digital press

Jun 8, 2011 12:00 AM,

MGI Digital Graphic Technology is introducing new Meteor DP8700 XL digital press at Graphitec in Paris, this week, with the North American debut scheduled to take place at Graph Expo 2011 in Chicago.

Heidelberg sells its first Ricoh Pro C901

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

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

Inkjet for the rest of us

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

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

Double wide

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

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

First Oce ColorStream 3500 to French printer

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

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

Screen expands its inkjet reach

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

With the introduction of the Truepress Jet520EX and the Truepress Jet520ZZ, Screen has expanded the level of choice in its own product line as well as in those offered through its partner, Ricoh/InfoPrint Solutions, InfoTrends noted in an October 2010 white paper. The increased speed (up to 220 meters per minute/721 fpm) and broader width (up to 570 millimeters/22.4 inches) of the Truepress Jet520ZZ

Xerox update

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

What's your basis of comparison?

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

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

Canon, Oce report China strategy

May 24, 2011 12:00 AM,

Canon China and Oce announced at Canon Expo Shanghai that they are on track to become the No. 1 player in the professional digital printing industry in China.

PODi calls for entries in digital Best Practice Awards

May 24, 2011 12:00 AM,

PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, has issued a call for entries to industry leaders who have created or produced successful marketing campaigns or programs employing digital printing; cross media; relevant 1:1 direct marketing; collateral management or online marketing portals; custom publishing; packaging; or personalized transactional/transpromo solutions.

Kodak postpones GUA 2011 due to flooding concerns

May 20, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Graphic Users Association (GUA) Board of Directors announces that the North American GUA 2011 conference is postponed due to concerns about potential flooding in the host city of New Orleans.

SCI installs HP T300 lnkjet Web Press

May 16, 2011 12:00 AM,

HP announces Strategic Content Imaging (SCI) has installed an HP T300 Color Inkjet Web press as the centerpiece of its on-demand printing operation to service the increasing demand for four-color, short-run printing on coated media.

Kodak hires Eric Owen to lead worldwide digital print solutions

May 16, 2011 12:00 AM,

Kodak has named Eric Owen vice president, Worldwide Sales and Business Development, Digital Printing Solutions.

Xerox maps business service strategy

May 11, 2011 12:00 AM,

Xerox Corp. outlined its strategy for growth at its annual investor conference, May 10. Business services and document management are its key growth opportunities that are expected to deliver long-term value for shareholders.

Western States adds to digital window envelope line

May 11, 2011 12:00 AM,

Western States Envelope & Label announced the addition of eight new products to its digital-print-compatible window envelopes called Digi-Clear.

Mercury Print Productions adds Prosper 5000XL for book publishing

May 10, 2011 12:00 AM,

Mercury Print Productions, a leader in digital book printing for publishers in the education market, has begun installation of a Kodak Prosper 5000XL press to boost its ability to produce short-run and on-demand books in color.

The digital connection

May 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

While run lengths decrease and the overall number of label jobs is growing, Jack Willemsz, founder of label printer W&R Etiketten (Tilburg, The Netherlands), has seen pressure building on the high end of the market. To increase his company's flexibility and competitiveness, he implemented a management information system (MIS) and recently invested in the company's first digital label press, the Xeikon