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Global Graphics signs new agreement with HP

May 17, 2010 12:00 AM,

Global Graphics (Acton MA), a leading developer of printing and electronic document software, has extended its long-standing relationship with HP (Palo Alto, CA) for a minimum of a further five years

Xerox expands Premier Partners Global Network program

May 17, 2010 12:00 AM,

In an effort to help its network of more than 800 leading print providers from 48 countries better connect with current and potential customers, Xerox Corp. (Rochester, NY) has created a new web platform for its Premier Partners Global Network program

Kodak CMO Jeffrey W. Hayzlett resigns

May 14, 2010 12:00 AM,

Eastman Kodak Co. announces Jeffrey W. Hayzlett will resign as its Chief Marketing Officer, effective May 28, to pursue personal projects

Kwik Kopy Printing & Mailing adds Canon imagePRESS C6000VP

May 14, 2010 12:00 AM,

Canon Business Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., announces Kwik Kopy Printing & Mailing (Chicago) has installed the Canon imagePRESS C6000VP digital press to support the need for high quality digital color output

Xerox announces new enhancements to iGen4 press

May 14, 2010 12:00 AM,

Xerox (Rochester, NY) has added new product enhancements and a customization program to its Xerox iGen4 press

Xerox enhances monochrome productivity, finishing

May 12, 2010 12:00 AM,

Xerox Corp. has unveiled a host of productivity and finishing enhancements for its award-winning Nuvera portfolio

InfoPrint to debut new products at IPEX

May 12, 2010 12:00 AM,

InfoPrint has unveiled several new solutions as it prepares to exhibit at Ipex 2010. InfoPrint Solutions also will reveal its new branding and logo as it becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd. on July 1, 2010

Canon USA breaks ground on new HQ

May 11, 2010 12:00 AM,

Canon U.S.A. Inc. has broken ground on its new North and South American headquarters campus in Melville, N.Y

Ricoh introduces tool to track digital print carbon footprint

May 11, 2010 12:00 AM,

Ricoh Americas Corp. introduces @Remote Green Reports, the latest enhancement to Ricoh’s @Remote Product Suite

Things that make you go hmm

May 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

One thing was missing at CPI Firmin-Didot: signatures. In most printing operations, it's typical to see pallets of work in process. But at CPI, it's in dog, out sausage on both its vintage Cameron book production system and HP T300-driven Quantum line. Very few of the veteran industry observers had ever seen a Cameron belt press less than 50 were built. According to Frank and Richard Romano's invaluable

Sprint to win

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

As average run lengths continue to decrease, time and cost efficiency is imperative to making print profitable. Computer-based automation from web-to-print portals to production workflows and management information systems provides a path to short-run print production with minimal handling. InfoTrends' (www.infotrends.com) surveys of commercial print providers have shown a progressive decline in long

Define short run

May 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Follow AMERICAN PRINTER on Twitter or Facebook. See our handy links at www.americanprinter.com. Short run is 1,000 press sheets. But it depends on what width the project is and how many forms. Book printer Short run, hmmm: Multiple pages = 50 copies, single page = 100. Small commercial printer What a great question. There is no range really, but with offset you wouldn't print 10 sheets. Anything 1,000

Inkjet's next chapter

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

An international contingent of journalists and graphic arts consultants recently converged at CPI just outside Paris to see the mega book publisher's monochrome HP (Palo Alto, CA) T300 Inkjet Web Press. The press is the centerpiece of CPI's solution for medium-run paperback book production. CPI is a French group of companies created in 1996. It claims bragging rights as the No. 1 book printer and

Big demand for books on demand

May 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Bowker (New Providence, NJ) projects that traditional U.S. title output in 2009 was virtually unchanged. Output of new titles and editions dropped less than half a percent, from 289,729 in 2008 to a projected 288,355 in 2009. The company reports an year of growth for non-traditional books. Marketed almost exclusively on the Web, these books are largely on-demand titles produced by reprint houses specializing

More to come

May 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Look for more HP T300 installations. HP says it has new Inkjet Web press installations planned every month this year. Existing sites include: O'Neil Data Systems (Los Angeles) produced approximately 3.2 million personalized insurance booklets during a four-month open enrollment peak production season in 2009. Rotolito Lombarda (Pioltello, Italy) installed the press earlier this year and is using it

Get out the old-age asterisk

May 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Industry consultant Clint Bolte (www.clintbolte.com) says the defintion of short run differs from one buyer to the next. He also notes that sheetfed offset printers can go pretty low these days: If a printer is running process color presses in the pre-1995 era, he or she will consider short run work to be in the 1,000 to 2,000 impression range, says Bolte. The same printer with the same journeyman

New media for HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press

May 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Georgia-Pacific Spectrum Web Inkjet HP (Palo Alto, CA) announces a new ColorPRO Technology licensing agreement with Georgia-Pacific Communication Papers (Atlanta) and the launch of a new ColorPRO media for use with the HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press. Georgia-Pacific's new Spectrum Web Inkjet roll media, featuring ColorPRO Technology, are designed to deliver visibly improved print quality in pigment-ink

Canon Expands ImageRunner Line

Apr 21, 2010 12:00 AM,

Canon U.S.A. will display the latest additions to its imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imagePROGRAF and imageFORMULA product lineups, including the new monochrome imageRUNNER ADVANCE 8000 Series and 6000 Series, during the 2010 AIIM On Demand Exhibition

Xerox Debuts New Digital Color Production Systems

Apr 21, 2010 12:00 AM,

Xerox used the 2010 On Demand show to debut the latest additions to its digital color portfolio: the Xerox Color 800/1000 Presses

Konica announces 80-ppm bizhub C8000

Apr 20, 2010 12:00 AM,

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. introduced the 80-ppm bizhub PRESS C8000 for commercial offset and high volume digital environments at the 2010 ON DEMAND Conference and Exposition