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Best of the best

Jan 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Sherri Buxton is one of the most successful Coldwell Banker Realtors in North Carolina, consistently listed among the top 2% of agents nationwide. Knowing what it takes to stand out in a competitive environment, she understood she had to increase branding efforts and create a look that was exclusively her own to take sales to the next level. This meant moving from the popular but generic web-to-print

Welcome to the virtual warehouse

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

High-speed inkjet presses are changing the book manufacturing game. That's the message we heard loud and clear at Offset Paperback Manufacturers' (OPM) open house this past November in Laflin, PA. OPM, an Arvato US Bertelsmann Co., has been cranking out books on its monochrome Kodak Prosper 1000 since July 2010. On the color side, the latest addition is a Kodak Prosper 5000XL. Muller Martini's Sigmaline

PODi highlights digital print best practices

Jan 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By AP staff

PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, has awarded its 2011 Best Practices for digital printing, which recognize outstanding examples of digital printing and relevant marketing strategies. PODi accepts case studies for the competition throughout the year, and entries are judged on measured results, value proposition, functionality, scalability, relevance, creativity and innovation. The winners: Direct

Xerox, customers honored for creative excellence

Dec 17, 2010 12:00 AM,

Xerox Corp. and its customers walked away with more than 20 awards from the Intl. Assn. of Printing House Craftsman’s (IAPHC) 36th annual “Gallery of Excellence.”

Interquest offers digital book market forecast

Dec 14, 2010 12:00 AM,

Interquest, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, has released a comprehensive new study of digital book printing.

Canon imagePRESS C7010VP joins Oce portfolio

Dec 14, 2010 12:00 AM,

Oce has added Canon’s imagePRESS C7010VP series to its digital color production portfolio. Advanced color technologies reportedly provide consistent color quality that looks and feels like offset.

Xeikon partners with Yupo to expand substrate range

Dec 8, 2010 12:00 AM,

Xeikon has tested and qualified synthetic substrates from Yupo Corp. of America for the Xeikon 3000 Series of digital label presses. These new qualifications offer more substrate flexibility to Xeikon users for their label and package printing needs.

Oce, manroland partner on inkjet

Dec 7, 2010 12:00 AM,

Oce, a leading manufacturer of high-performance printing systems for digital continuous feed printing, and offset press manufacturer manroland AG will from 2011 on offer the market total digital printing solutions aimed at the graphic arts industry from a single source.

More HP news

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Book printer Webcom ( installed Canada's first HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press in October. The press is the centerpiece of Webcom's new multimillion-dollar BookFWD production program, which also houses an HP Indigo 7000 digital press. Webcom's BookFWD investments leverage breakthrough inkjet technologies, streamlined workflow and unique bookbinding systems to significantly reduce

Balancing document, BPO business

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Following recent changes at Xerox, including its acquisition of business process outsourcing (BPO) firm Affiliated Computer Services, chairman and CEO Ursula Burns says the company is focused is on being in the document management business and the business process management business. In the commercial print realm, Burns is open to partnership not a merger/acquisition with an offset vendor, if customers'

Xerox reports productivity gains of iGen4 users

Nov 19, 2010 12:00 AM,

Rochester, NY–based Xerox Corp. ( reports participants in the NAPL “Strategic Perspective 2010” survey expect web-to-print and 1:1 marketing opportunities to be among the industry’s fastest growing services over the next three years. Xerox reports on how its iGen4 press is helping fuel those opportunities with new applications, simple online ordering and personalization options.

Chroma Graphics doubles digital revenue with iGen4 EXP

Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM,

Upper Marlboro, MD-based Chroma Graphics has doubled its digital print revenue since installing Xerox Corp.’s iGen4 EXP digital press.

Imagine! Print Solutions requalified as G7 Master Printer

Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM,

Minneapolis-based Imagine! has been requalified as a G7 Master Printer by IDEAlliance. By following the G7 methodology for press and proof calibration and using GRACoL specifications for color, Imagine! clients are assured of high quality, consistent and predictable color reproduction.

Interquest announces speaker lineup for 2010 forum

Nov 4, 2010 12:00 AM,

Charlottesville, VA-based Interquest, a market and technology research and consulting firm in digital printing and publishing, announces the roster of presenters for its 2010 “Digital Printing in Government and Higher Education Forum.”

The power of synergy

Nov 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

The global recession has pushed vendors across the industry toward a service and support approach in mature markets such as the United States, while they emphasize growth opportunities in emerging markets around the world. Canon ( is no exception, but its executives and those of Netherlands-based Oc ( which Canon is in the process of acquiring as a subsidiary are bullish

Digital domination

Nov 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

The inkjet theme seen earlier this year at Ipex continued at Graph Expo 2010. Digital and mailing vendors occupied floor space once given over almost entirely to offset technology. Going digital Years ago, Indigo founder Benny Landa declared, Everything that can go digital, will, and that someday Palo Alto, CA-based HP ( would occupy a larger booth than Heidelberg. His prediction

Briefly noted

Nov 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Adphos ( highlighted a fully variable process color Kodak inkjet press printing at 1000fpm as well as other solutions using its NIR drying technology. Business forms and apparel printer Ennis Inc. ( has installed an MGI Meteor DP60 Pro digital press at its Ft. Scott, KS, plant. The press will produce plastic gift, loyalty and security cards, as well as personalized postcards.

Nimble & quick

Nov 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

Will Rogers, Oklahoma's favorite son, famously declared he never met a man he didn't like. Similarly, John Roberds and Jan Fairless, president and vice president, respectively, of Odyssey Digital Printing never met a Xeikon press they didn't like. The Tulsa, OK, shop's pressroom houses a Xeikon 50D and 5000 as well as the first U.S. installations of the 3300 (2008) and 3500 (2010). Other equipment

Showtime House features HP Indigo, Designjet decor

Oct 29, 2010 12:00 AM,

Palo Alto, CA-based HP is highlighting the integration of technology and creativity by teaming up with Showtime and top designers from around the country to create custom design elements, invitations and resource guides for the third annual Showtime House.

RPI raises $5 million for continued expansion

Oct 22, 2010 12:00 AM,

Seattle, WA-based RPI, a leader in automated manufacturing and fulfillment for the consumer on-demand printed products market, has closed a second financing round of $5 million with Portland, OR-based Riverlake Partners as the lead investor.