FEB. BONUS CUTTER COVERAGE: Avoiding common cutting mistakes 

Feb 14, 2002

Some printers try to keep as much work in-house as possible. Do yourself a favor and keep the cutting and binding portions of your jobs together. This will reduce unproductive finger-pointing and increase vendor accountability. If printers cut jobs prior to outsourcing other postpress operations, they have by default accepted at least partial responsibility for the overall quality of the project.

Heidelberg's proofing solution and color management earns top spot in GATF study 

Feb 14, 2002

Heidelberg's (Kennesaw, GA) proofing solution and ICC color management took top ratings in a recent eight-up digital color proofing study matching a digital color proof to a press sheet. The results were announced at the January 2002 GATF Tech Alert Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. In the ranking of seven companies which included Agfa, Kodak, Fuji Film, DuPont, CGS and Creo as well as Heidelberg, GATF

Graphic Arts Sales Foundation honors Rogers 

Feb 11, 2002

Fred Rogers, former DuPont executive and former managing director of the Research & Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts Industry, has been named recipient of the Edwin S. Wise Award for 2002. Sponsored by the Graphic Arts Sales Foundation (GASF) (West Chester, PA), the award honors contributions by an individual or organization to sales and marketing education in the graphic arts industry. Prior

PrintGlobe launches 'online business printing superstore' 

Feb 11, 2002

PrintGlobe Inc. (Austin, TX) has launched PrintGlobe.com. Billed as a "business printing superstore," the website will provide businesses across the U.S. a means of ordering print, flags, banners, promotional products and custom graphic services. PrintGlobe.com offers more than one thousand different products. "We will do for business people who need anything printed what Amazon.com did for consumers

GraphLine to distribute HighWater platesetters 

Feb 10, 2002

HighWater Design Ltd (Cheltenham, England). and GraphLine, a U.S. distributor of graphic arts supplies , have announced a strategic partnership. GraphLine (Tamarac, FL) will distribute and support HighWater Design’s Platinum line of CTP devices in the U.S. and South America. All Platinum platesetters feature a flatbed vacuum loading system, precision pin register and built-in remote diagnostics via

Second Itoh cutter installed at Warren Industries 

Feb 08, 2002

LDR International (Portland, OR) has installed a second Itoh paper cutter at Warren Industries (Racine, WI), a producer of game cards for various U.S.-manufactured game boards. Warren had older paper cutters on its finishing room floor until March 2001, when it installed its first Itoh RC-DX model 115. LDR is the exclusive distributor of Itoh paper cutters in North America.

MAN Roland installs first DICOweb 

Feb 08, 2002

MAN Roland (Westmont, IL) has installed its first DICOweb press, at a German printer. Nussbaum Medien (Media) (Weil der Stadt, Germany) publishes official gazettes and bulletins, the equivalent of community weeklies in North America. The company chose a coldset version of the DICOweb for this work but has reportedly tested a variety of inks and substrates on the machine, with an eye toward possibly

Xerox printers to print newspapers at 2002 Winter Olympic Games 

Feb 08, 2002

Fifteen Xerox (Rochester, NY) DocuPrint N4525 network laser printers have been purchased to print international daily newspapers at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. NewspaperDirect (New York City), which has an exclusive distribution agreement for out-of-market print-on-demand newspapers at the 2002 Olympic Games, will be partnering with the Newspaper Agency Corp. (Salt Lake City) to print

Marconi acquisition complete; name changed to Videojet Technologies 

Feb 07, 2002

Danaher Corp. (Washington, DC) has completed its acquisition of Marconi Data Systems Inc. (Wood Dale, IL), formerly Videojet Systems International, Inc. Effective immediately, Marconi will do business as Videojet Technologies Inc.

MacDermid ColorSpan refocusing business direction 

Feb 07, 2002

MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc. (Minnepaolis), a provider of wide-format digital color printers, is refocusing its business operations and marketing to address wide-format piezo-based inkjet printing. As part of this plan, ColorSpan will consolidate its operations, reducing selected staff this week. The company will also de-emphasize its in-house manufacturing operations and refocus on high value-added

MAN Roland CEO talks to Cal Poly students 

Feb 07, 2002

Yves Rogivue, CEO of MAN Roland Inc. (Westmont, IL), recently gave a presentation on MAN Roland’s DICOweb plateless press and the evolution of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) in printing to graphic communications students at the California Polytechnica State University (San Luis Obispo, CA). Rogivue’s presentation was part of the Cal Poly Graphic Communications Dept.’s Partners in Education

Allegra completes Insty-Prints acquisition 

Feb 06, 2002

Allegra Network LLC (Troy, MI) has acquired the assets and franchise agreements of Insty-Prints (IPI), Inc. (Troy, MI), through its parent, Allegra Holdings LLC. The transaction occurred immediately following approval by IPI, Inc. shareholders at a meeting on Jan. 31. Some of the Insty-Prints locations will retain their brand name while others will assume the Allegra Print & Imaging brand. Allegra

ImageX receives another patent notice 

Feb 06, 2002

ImageX, Inc. (Kirkland, WA) has received yet another Notice of Allowance covering online proofing of print-ready files from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Based on this notice, a patent is expected to be issued soon. The patent notification covers the components necessary to convert a graphic image file from PostScript to Bitmap format. This ability allows users without access to a PDF viewer

RIT, IO Technologies launch online courses 

Feb 06, 2002

IO Technologies (Las Vegas), a graphic arts consulting and training company, has created seven new e-learning courses for RIT (Rochester, NY) and is developing more, including several certification courses. The seven classes currently offered online include: Introduction to Document Imaging Workflows, Becoming a Print Professional, Introduction to Getting It on the Web, Practical Color Management,

Agfa to launch 2002 Digital Solutions Road Tour 

Feb 05, 2002

Agfa (Ridgefield Park, NJ) has announced it will conduct another Digital Solutions Road Tour this year. As with last year’s tour, Agfa will send out an 18-wheel semi-tractor trailor carrying various products to customers around the country. The 2002 tour will begin in southern California. The truck will remain on the West Coast during the winter months, then head back south and into Texas. Featured

Goss to sell assets 

Feb 05, 2002

Goss Graphic Systems, Inc. (Westmont, IL) announced Feb. 1 it has reached an agreement in principle for the sale of substantially all of its assets to a group of financial investors. As of Feb. 1, the sale was to be subject to any higher offers at a hearing to be held in the following week. The sale will include substantially all of the assets of the company’s U.S. operations, including sales, aftermarket

New httprint appointments 

Feb 05, 2002

Httprint (San Francisco) has hired Steven M. Gutman to lead the custom-publishing arm of its managed services business. The company also announced that Jack Walklet will head the entire managed services group. Additionally, Mark Alioto has been promoted to vice president of sales for North America.

Creo appoints Mark Dance CFO 

Feb 05, 2002

Creo Products Inc. (Vancouver, BC) has appointed Mark Dance CFO, effective April 30. Dance retains his position as COO and will continue to serve as a director of the company. He will replace Michael Graydon, who will continue with the company in an advisory role. Effective immediately, Creo has appointed Judi Hess to fill the position of president, Graphic Arts. Hess has held the position of corporate

Toppan, E Ink expand partnership to commercialize electronic paper 

Feb 04, 2002

Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (Tokyo), a provider of color filter arrays for flat-panel displays, and E Ink Corp. (Cambridge, MA), developer of electronic ink technology for paper-like displays, have announced a significant expansion of their strategic partnership to commercialize electronic paper. Under terms of the partnership, Toppan will manufacture front-plane laminate (FPL) products, components

Williamson to conduct student printing seminar 

Feb 04, 2002

Williamson Printing Corp. (Dallas) will be conducting the Williamson Institute this spring, a two-day seminar that introduces university students to the basics of commercial printing. Students from Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, the University of North Texas and Baylor University will gather at Williamson Printing for the educational event. Guest speakers will include Ray

Xerox carries Olympic torch 

Feb 04, 2002

Here is an Olympic story that you won’t see on television. But it plays a key role in documenting everything you’ll see at the Salt Lake City Games. Our saga begins in Innsbruck, Austria. The year is 1964. Amid the raucous din of spectators shouting encouragement to their favorite skiers, five Xerox plain-paper copiers are churning our results-related information. So began Xerox’s involvement with

New website for Creo Users Assn. 

Feb 01, 2002

The Creo Users Assn. (CUA) (Vancouver, BC), an independent network of users of Creo systems worldwide, has launched a new website at www.creousers.org. The new website marks several changes to the CUA, including the group's name, which matches the vendor’s recent name change from CreoScitex and Creo Products Inc. to Creo. Members may register to receive new product information, as well as access forums

GATF accepting nominations for Kagy, Berber, Reed Awards 

Feb 01, 2002

The Society of Fellows (SOF) at GATF (Sewickley, PA) is now accepting nominations for the Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence, the Naomi Berber Memorial Award and the Robert F. Reed Technology Medal. The application deadline for all three awards is May 31. The Kagy Award recognizes a superior graphic communications program at the junior high, high school or community college level. Nominated

Execs purchase Harvey Press from Wallace 

Feb 01, 2002

Harvey Press (New Orleans), a commercial sheetfed and web printer, and formerly a Wallace company, is under new ownership. Three of Harvey’s top executives, Ken Allen, Jerry Hudgens and Paul Alker, purchased the company from Wallace Computer Services Inc. (Lisle, IL). Wallace bought the plant from Atlanta-based Graphic Industries in 1997 and had originally intended to close it, along with four other

DALiM launches new website 

Feb 01, 2002

DALiM Software (Kehl, Germany), developer of prepress workflow software, has launched a website, www.dalim.com, that presents information on its products, support, services and international sales network. The website also links directly to DaliM’s support website. Details are provided on systems installation, systems integration, training, project consultancy visits for specific integration, and