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Content Critical opens with assets of Global Document Solutions, Astoria Graphics

Mar 19, 2010 12:00 AM,

Content Critical, LLC (Carlstadt, NJ), a new technology-enabled document outsourcing company, today announced it has acquired certain assets of two New York-area companies

Walsworth Publishing earns G7 qualification

Mar 19, 2010 12:00 AM,

Walsworth Publishing Co.’s manufacturing facility in Marceline, MO, has been qualified as a G7 Master Printer

GASC, Cal Poly partner to produce Graph Expo conference

Mar 16, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) (Reston, VA) has partnered with the Graphic Communication Institute (GrCI) of California Polytechnic State University to produce the conference portion of this fall's Graph Expo 2010

InfoTrends predicts rebound in document outsourcing

Mar 12, 2010 12:00 AM,

InfoTrends (Weymouth, MA) has released its "Document Outsourcing Forecast for 2008 – 2013"

New international print consultancy formed

Mar 4, 2010 12:00 AM,

Former St Ives technical director John Charnock has founded Print Research International as "the access point to a global network of experts and consultants, all specialists in their disciplines"

Dude, where's my industry?

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

I never thought I would write an editorial referencing Ashton Kutcher, Jeff Bezos and The Economist. Not to mention Bob Rosen and Dr. Joe Webb. So, with a final hitch of my Larry King suspenders, here goes. Ashton Kutcher is well known for embracing social media (not to mention Demi Moore). Kutcher has 4 million Twitter followers, a 40-employee social media and production company, and an enduring

I'm on a mission

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Steve Johnson

In tough times, there is a tendency to look for quick and easy answers. Unfortunately, easy coupled with quick is rarely the answer. Simple often is, but simple and easy are quite different things. As a casual weightlifter, I aspire to be a brawny sculpted specimen of muscled manhood. Famous bodybuilders such as Jack LaLanne and Bill Pearl literally invested a lifetime of grueling, arduous work to

100 Words or Less: What advice can you offer on selling variable print?

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 AM, Karin Stroh, vice president, marketing, XMPie (

A great way to introduce variable-data printing (VDP) or cross-media communications to your customers is by leveraging your new capabilities in a 1:1 campaign promoting these offerings. One print service provider, Centrica, highlighted its cross-media services with a customer acquisition campaign, generating significant response and bolstering its database with information for future use. Another,

In-plant printer uses MIS to add revenue

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 AM, Michael Casey

The University of Nebraska Medical Center printing department needed to connect better with its 10,000 students, employees, staff and faculty. The UNMC printing staff produces approximately $2.5 million in revenue annually, yet much more could be sold to its customer base. Several printer competitors were selling at the university, as well. Print manager Lori Fuller decided to set up a continuous

New advances in press technology

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Raymond J. Prince

Recently I have had the opportunity to work on a number of new presses that incorporate the latest technology for inspecting print defects, as well as some with automatic color control. We have had web offset press color control for years. The first on the market was GMI (now owned by AVT), with its Color Quick system. This system, mounted in the web, would control color automatically +/- 0.06 D.

Customer benefits, now and forever

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Dick Gorelick

To elicit groans from attendees at a seminar or a sales meeting, simply announce that there will be a discussion of the differences between features and capabilities, on one hand, and customer benefits on the other hand. Someone will say, We've heard all that before many times before, and that will, indeed, be the case. We've all heard that message ad nauseum. It's amazing to me that while most experienced

GOA moving to Orlando in 2011

Feb 26, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Printing Association of Florida announces that next year, for the first time ever, the Graphics of the Americas (GOA) Expo & Conference will be held in Orlando, FL

RR Donnelley to acquire Bowne

Feb 24, 2010 12:00 AM,

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (Chicago) and Bowne & Co. Inc. (New York) jointly announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which RR Donnelley will acquire Bowne & Co. Inc., a provider of shareholder and marketing communications services.

Think Patented earns accolades

Feb 23, 2010 12:00 AM,

Dayton, OH, printer Think Patented has been honored by two major industry associations for its printing and management excellence

Messe Dusseldorf announces new fair for publishing, printing industry

Feb 19, 2010 12:00 AM,

The premiere staging of digi:media 2011, the trade fair for commercial publishing & digital printing, will take place from April 7-9, 2011 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany

Printer to the trade offers online portal

Feb 16, 2010 12:00 AM,

Dupli-Systems, Inc. (Cleveland, OH) a provider of full-service commercial printing to the trade for nearly 35 years, now offers a trade-only commercial printing solution. As a new operating unit of Dupli-Systems

GOA to host free Expo Theater

Feb 11, 2010 12:00 AM,

Graphics of the Americas 2010 (GOA) is hosting a free Expo Theater, featuring sessions with senior-level executives from leading exhibiting companies, as well as product demonstrations on the show floor

2009 Robert F. Reed Technology Medal recognizes Dr. Peter Crean

Feb 5, 2010 12:00 AM,

Printing Industries of America, along with its Ben Franklin Honor Society, is proud to announce that Dr. Peter Crean, research fellow for Xerox Innovation Group, has been named the recipient of the 2009 Robert F. Reed Technology Medal

HubCast delivers global 'cloud' printing service

Feb 5, 2010 12:00 AM,

HubCast (Wakefield, MA) now offers print buyers a cloud application that delivers premium print production, competitive pricing, global reach and next-day delivery

InfoTrends projects print industry decline until 2013

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

InfoTrends has released its "U.S. Printing and Publishing Market Sizing report for 2008 - 2013." According to this latest research, continued decline is projected for the overall printing and publishing industries beyond 2010