Agfa extends service to Polaroid Graphic Imaging, DuPont proofers 

Aug 16, 2001

Agfa Corp. (Ridgefield Park, NJ) will now provide full service for DuPont AX4, AQ4 and MX6, and Polaroid Graphic Imaging 1420, 2230 and Prediction digital proofing systems. The addition of digital proofing products expands the line of multivendor products supported by Agfa customer technical support. Along with digital proofing products, Agfa’s Selectsupport Plus customer support program includes

Agfa to continue Digital Solutions Tour 

Aug 16, 2001

Agfa (Ridgefield Park, NJ) has announced it will continue its Digital Solutions Tour through Dec. 14. The tour began in April, and traveled through the Southeast and to Texas in an 18-wheel semi-tractor trailer containing various Agfa workflow, proofing and CTP systems. This next phase will travel initially in the Midwest, with stops beginning in Springfield, MO, and St. Louis. The tour will head

Presstek names new COO to Lasertel subsidiary 

Aug 15, 2001

Presstek, Inc. (Hudson, NH) has appointed Bernard Walik to the newly created position of COO of its Lasertel, Inc. subsidiary (Tucson, AZ). Lasertel supplies Presstek with the resources necessary for the parent company’s laser-imaging devices. Walik joined Lasertel as vice president of manufacturing when the subsidiary was created in April 2000. As COO, Walik will assume responsibility for Lasertel’s

NUR unveils financing program 

Aug 15, 2001

At next month’s Screenprinting & Graphic Imaging Assn. International 2001 conference (Anaheim, CA), NUR America (San Antonio, TX) will unveil a financing program that will reportedly reduce the cost of installing and operating NUR Macroprinters’ wide-format and superwide digital production printers. The Nur Capital program enables NUR customers to pay on a monthly basis for their operational needs,

PRINT 01: Postpress trends 

Aug 14, 2001

Exhibitors at Print 01, Sept. 6-13 at McCormick Place (Chicago), will highlight a variety of solutions for greater productivity, more cost efficiency, and the ability to bind and finish jobs in shorter runs, on demand. Short-run finishing Standard Finishing Systems will focus on the short-run, quick changeover drive to automate the bindery. The company will highlight a new 15-clamp perfect binder

PRINT 01: Press trends 

Aug 14, 2001

The presses exhibited at Print 01 will be well-dressed, to say the least, featuring everything from the highest levels of automation and full CIP3 workflow to automatic color monitoring and more. Being held Sept. 6-13 at McCormick Place (Chicago), Print 01 will showcase technology designed for faster makereadies, shorter runs and tighter turnaround. Attendees can expect to see a variety of hardware,

PRINT 01: Prepress trends 

Aug 13, 2001

Printers and converters will see an array of prepress advancements, from proofing and preflighting to color management, at Print 01, Sept. 6-13, at McCormick Place (Chicago). Inkjet dot proofing For the first time, Epson’s (booth 6455) StylusPro 5500, a replacement for the StylusPro 5000, offers the ability to see dots in a final press proof using drop-on-demand inkjet technology. "Until now, the

Enfocus offers virus protection information 

Aug 13, 2001

To combat user concerns about PDF viruses, Enfocus Software (San Mateo, CA) has posted complete PDF virus protection information and a free Enfocus PitStop Action List designed to automatically remove all attached files from a PDF document. Available immediately, PDF users may access the information and PitStop Action List at www.enfocus.com/support/knowledgeBase/kb047.htm. While PDF is reportedly

Printable joins CIP4 

Aug 10, 2001

Printable Technologies, Inc. (San Diego), an online service provider for the graphic arts industry, has signed on as a full member of the International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4). As an industry player in online application service, Printable’s membership in CIP4 allows the company to ensure interoperability with all CIP4-compliant systems.

Sun Chemical names new president 

Aug 10, 2001

Wes Lucas has joined Sun Chemical (Fort Lee, NJ) as president, effective Aug. 1. He was most recently founder, chairman and CEO of OpenWebs Corp. (Pittsburgh). "Wes Lucas brings an exceptionally strong background to the job of Sun Chemical’s president, notably in the areas of sales growth, operational productivity, and building companies and start ups," says Henri Dyner, who remains Sun’s CEO.

Danka names new executives 

Aug 10, 2001

Danka Business Systems, PLC (St. Petersburg, FL) has announced three new key executives: Todd Mavis has been appointed president and COO of the U.S. Office Imaging Business Unit; David Berg is now president and COO of the company’s Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific Regions; and Dr. Peter Williams has been assigned to lead the company’s European organization as COO, International. Mavis was most

Donnelley names Ronald E. Daly president of new unit 

Aug 09, 2001

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (Chicago) has formed a new consolidated business, R.R. Donnelley Print Solutions, and promoted Ronald E. Daly to president. Reporting to chairman, president and CEO William L. Davis, Daly is now responsible for the domestic business of the company’s book publishing services, core commercial print, specialized publishing services and telecommunications businesses. R.R. Donnelley

Scitex CEO resigns 

Aug 09, 2001

Yoav Z. Chelouche will step down as president and CEO of Scitex Corp. (Herzlia, Israel), effective Sept. 1. He will continue to advise Scitex through mid-year 2002. He has been appointed managing partner of Fantine Capital Europe One. Chelouche was appointed president and CEO of Scitex Corp. in 1995, after having served in different executive management positions at the company since 1979. "Through

PRINT 01: Dr. Joe Webb to deliver keynote address 

Aug 08, 2001

Dr. Joseph Webb, president of Strategies for Management and founder of the TrendWatch surveys, will deliver a keynote address at Print 01 next month. Dr. Webb will outline the business, technology and demographic trends that will shape the industry through 2015. The address, free to registered Print attendees, will take place at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 7, in room S-501 of Chicago’s McCormick Place

Print as an advertising medium 

Aug 07, 2001

The Graphic Arts Marketing Information Service (GAMIS) (Alexandria, VA), a special industry group of PIA, has hired Kadence Business Research (Framingham, MA) to explore the topic of advertising as a driver for print. The study will help clarify how, when and why print is selected over broadcast and other media, and offer scenarios for print as an advertising medium five years into the future. Kadence

Pricing study, job descriptions available 

Aug 07, 2001

PrintImage International (Chicago) has completed its 2001-2002 Pricing Study. The study details responses on product pricing from nearly 10,000 survey forms sent to quick printers, copy shops and small commercial printers. It includes a breakdown of paper markup practices, pricing of brokered services and pricing for products that use special binding. The study is available to association members

Pricing study, job descriptions available 

Aug 07, 2001

PrintImage International (Chicago) has completed its 2001-2002 Pricing Study. The study details responses on product pricing from nearly 10,000 survey forms sent to quick printers, copy shops and small commercial printers. It includes a breakdown of paper markup practices, pricing of brokered services and pricing for products that use special binding. The study is available to association members

TC Advertising signs 10-year agreement to print TV magazines 

Aug 06, 2001

The retail and newspaper service of Vertis, TC Advertising (Baltimore) has signed a 10-year agreement with The New York Times Co. (New York City) to print weekly TV magazines for The New York Times, The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Under the terms of the contract, TC Advertising will print a total of 2.05 million TV magazines weekly for the three papers. The company's Saugerties,

Xerox names Anne Mulcahy CEO 

Aug 01, 2001

The board of directors of Xerox Corp. (Stamford, CT) has appointed Anne M. Mulcahy as president and chief executive officer effective Aug. 1. Mulcahy, formerly president and COO, succeeds Paul A. Allaire as CEO. Allaire continues as chairman until his retirement at the end of this year.

GATF announces 2001 InterTech Technology Award winners 

Aug 01, 2001

GATF has awarded nine innovative technologies with InterTech Technology Awards. The winners were chosen for the prestigious title from 38 submissions. They are as follows (in alphabetical order): Digimarc MediaBridge Solutions, Digimarc Corporation (Tualatin, OR) Digimarc MediaBridge Solutions is a suite of software tools that allows printers and publishers to embed a unique and imperceptible digital

DIG and PIMA merge to form International Imaging Industry Assn. 

Jul 27, 2001

The Digital Imaging Group (DIG) and the Photographic and Imaging Manufacturers Association (PIMA) have merged to create the International Imaging Industry Assn. (I3A). The combined organization has ninety member companies. The new association will be committed to developing and promoting the adoption of open industry standards, and to providing a voice for the industry. I3A's leadership will include

Agfa to expand New Jersey facility 

Jul 27, 2001

Agfa (Ridgefield Park, NJ) announced that it is expanding its plate-manufacturing capacity in its Branchburg, New Jersey facility. The reported $6 million investment will add Thermostar, Agfa´s thermal offering, and the N91 plate, which is part of Agfa´s visible-light assortment, to the production line. Completion of the project is expected on or near October 2001 with full manufacturing ramp-up for

Presstek reports Q2 results 

Jul 27, 2001

Presstek, Inc. (Hudson, NH) announced financial results for Q2 as follows: Presstek's revenues for the second quarter of 2001 increased 28% to $27.1million from $21.2 million in the same period a year ago. Net income for Q2 2001 was $105,000, or breakeven, compared to $568,000, or $.02 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2000. Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2001 rose 31% to $52.9

Xerox reports Q2 losses 

Jul 26, 2001

Xerox Corporation (Stamford, CT) announced a Q2 operations loss of 10 cents per share, which includes currency losses of two cents. Including net restructuring charges, gains from the early retirement of debt and a charge associated with the disengagement from the small office/home office (SOHO) business, the company reported a second quarter loss of 40 cents per share. "Xerox is delivering progress

Agfa launches Web-based education 

Jul 23, 2001

Agfa (Mortsel, Belgium) has launched a Web-based training program under the Agfa Academy banner that includes over 300 courses. The initial program, which is presented in partnership with First Class Systems (Vancouver), features courses in the client/server and data management category, Internet networking, professional development, Windows and other popular software applications. The courses are