Printing press control/drive manufacturer gets new leadership
printing associations merger
ICS executive appointment
DAM users group's annual meeting
Pump and compressor manufacturers servining printing industry merger
Roland DGA Corp. (Irvine, CA) cut the ribbon on its new headquarters. Located less than a mile from the previous facility, the new building features an improved showroom, a bigger warehouse, a 4,500-sq.-ft. training center and upgraded telecommunications equipment. The new training facility offers room for Roland staff to provide customers and dealers with hands-on training. For more information,
Print Buyers Online.com will host its second annual Print Oasis Print Buyers Conference, Feb. 25-27, at the Sheraton National in Arlington, VA. The conference showcases technology and business solutions to help print buyers reduce costs, increase efficiencies and work more effectively with their print suppliers. The event will reportedly attract novice to seasoned print-production professionals from
Esko-Graphics (Gent, Belgium), the graphic-arts supplier created in last year's merger between Barco Graphics NV and Purup-Eskofot A/S, has concluded a thorough strategic review of all its product and market activities and has announced more details about its major strategic directions for the coming years. The vendor will direct its major resources and investments to a number of core business areas.
Creo Inc. (Vancouver, BC) has entered into agreements to acquire approximately 2.6 million shares of Printcafe Software, Inc. (Pittsburgh) common stock from other shareholders of Printcafe, at a purchase price of $1.30 per share. Upon completion of this purchase, Creo's ownership interest in Printcafe will increase to about 55 percent from its current level of about 30 percent. Creo has also asked
Business Ink Co. (Austin, TX) has installed a Xeikon DCP 32 D from Xeikon America (Wood Dale, IL). Business Ink is a communications-management company that provides design, offset printing, finishing, fulfillment and mailing services. The Xeikon digital press will reportedly allow Business Ink to complement its range of products with on-demand versioned and personalized printing.
Randy Siver has been appointed business development manager at Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses (Lincolnshire, IL). The responsibilities for this newly created position include implementing Mitsubishi's development strategy with respect to conglomerated printing operations nationwide. Siver also will be responsible for establishing business relationships with new clientele in various markets, including
The Creo Users Association (CUA) (Vancouver, BC) will host its annual conference May 28-31 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club in St. Petersburg, FL. Delegates who are confirmed to attend the event by April 30 will receive a certificate valued at $1,500 toward the purchase of Creo software. The conference fee is $795 per delegate, plus hotel accommodations. To register, or for details of
As part of an effort to improve its market and customer focus, Presstek, Inc. (Hudson, NH) has appointed William T. Davison to the newly created position of vice president strategic marketing and customer services. In addition, Peter Bouchard, formerly general manager, strategic alliances, has been named general manager, on-press. Stan Najmr, formerly general manager, on-press, has become marketing
Quad/Graphics (Pewaukee, WI) announced it has ended 2002 having secured a total of $1 billion in new and renewed long-term contracts. Among the publishers and catalogers with whom Quad/Graphics signed multi-year contracts in 2002 were Time Inc., U.S. News & World Report, Rodale Inc., Coldwater Creek, Smithsonian, Meredith Corp., Pottery Barn Kids and Orvis. President and CEO Thomas A. Quadracci credits
Moore Corp. (Stamford, CT) and Wallace Computer Services, Inc. (Lisle, IL) have signed a definitive merger agreement to form Moore Wallace, reportedly becoming one of the world’s largest integrated providers of commercial print, direct mail, forms, labels, fulfillment and distribution services. Moore will pay aggregate consideration of approximately $1.3 billion consisting of approximately $606 million
Survival depends on change, not the economy One of the events most overlooked by commercial printers is Print Outlook, held annually in Washington during the first week of December. With its emphasis on economic trends and the long-term future of print, this conference offers printers unique insights that will help them revamp their businesses for the coming decade. The very foundation of the printing
A seminar series that explores the productivity benefits provided by computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) will visit four Midwest cities in the coming weeks: February 25: Minneapolis, 8-11:30 a.m. February 27: Chicago, 8-11:30 a.m. March 5: Chicago, 1-4:30 p.m. March 6: Milwaukee, 1-4:30 p.m. The free seminar, "CIM in Print: It’s Here. It’s Working. It’s Ready for You," is being conducted by Creo
The R&E Council of NAPL (Paramus, NJ) will host the 45th Annual Binding, Finishing & Distribution Seminar, Critical Trends in Web & Sheetfed Finishing and Distribution, April 10-11 in Chicago. Among the highlights will be a keynote address, "Critical Trends Facing the Bindery," by Peter Hanson, president of the Publication Group of Banta Corp. (Menasha, WI), and a tour of Booklet Bindery (Broadview,
Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc. has become the sole U.S. distributor for Luscher America Inc.’s XPose! family of large-format CTP systems. Luscher has two large-format XPose! devices, the XPose! 160 model, which handles formats up to 67 x 54 inches, and the XPose! 180, which handles formats up to 80 x 58 inches.
Richard A. Williams has retired as chief scientific officer of Presstek, Inc. (Hudson, NH). One of the company founders, Williams has been with Presstek since its inception in 1987, in a variety of positions including CEO. He has served as chief scientific officer since March 1999. Williams has been the chairman of Presstek's board of directors since 1998, and will continue in that capacity.
Konica Corp. (Tokyo) and Minolta Co., Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) have signed a letter of intent for the integration of both companies’ management, based on stock swaps. The new combined company, Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., will be headquartered in Tokyo and led by current Konica CEO and president Fumio Iwai, as director, president and representative officer; and current Minolta president and representative
Robert Speijer has been named president of Van Son Holland Ink of America (Mineola, NY). Van Son’s most recent president, Joe Bendowski, after 40 years with the company, has decided to change his responsibilities within the company and begin his transition toward retirement. In addition, John Sammis has been given overall responsibility for national sales of offset inks in America, as general manager.
Presstek, Inc. (Hudson, NH) has appointed Barbara A. Pellow to its board of directors. Pellow is currently the Gannett Professor for Electronic Printing and Publishing at RIT’s (Rochester, NY) School of Printing Management and Sciences, as well as the administrative chair for the School of Print Media.
Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, ICI Paints’ North American operations produce decorative coatings brands such as Glidden, Dulux, Ralph Lauren, Devoe, Fuller-O’Brien, Sinclair, C-I-L paint and Liquid Nails caulks and adhesives. We are in need of a Color Specialist to work onsite in our customer’s Cincinnati, Ohio plant, to focus on supplying a palette of base color printing inks. Responsibilities include:
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) (New York City) and NAPL (Paramus, NJ) announce Introduction to Digital Printing, a new one-day seminar designed to address the latest information in one-to-one marketing technology.   The program will be held held March 19 at The DMA Seminar Center in Manhattan. It will be led by NAPL digital technologies expert Howard Fenton and will feature panels of printers