Heidelberg launches NexPress roadshow 

Nov 06, 2002

Heidelberg USA (Kennesaw, GA) is traveling across the U.S. demonstrating its NexPress 2100 digital color press. The digital road show is aimed at promoting new business for the local NexPress customer and will focus on personalized marketing through variable data and the opportunity of selling digital printing. The seminars will feature Elyse Rafferty from LB Works, a Leo Burnett company, and Sean

Crowson Stone acquires Carolina Color Graphics 

Nov 06, 2002

Crowson Stone Printing Co. (Columbia, SC) has acquired Carolina Color Graphics, Inc. (Charleston, SC). Crowson Stone acquired the assets of Carolina Color, including its manufacturing equipment and customer accounts. Crowson Stone's Charleston office will be relocated to the Carolina Color facility at 2231 Technical Pkwy. in North Charleston. The consolidated Charleston division will operate under

Peyrebrune joins Komori 

Nov 05, 2002

Komori America Corp. (Rolling Meadows, IL) announced that Paul Peyrebrune has joined the company as senior vice-president of national sales. Peyrebrune will be based at Komori America’s headquarters in Rolling Meadows, IL. In his new capacity, he will oversee Komori America’s direct and dealer sales organizations and support national account activities. Peyrebrune most recently served as president

Quebecor World appoints Michel Desbiens CEO of internal operations 

Nov 05, 2002

Quebecor World (Montreal, Canada) has appointed Michel Desbiens to the newly created position of chief executive officer, international operations. Desbiens will be responsible for the performance and development of all Quebecor World operations outside of North America. Company officials said the exec's experience as president and CEOof Donohue Inc. will help him in this new role. Desbiens will also

Intelicoat (Rexham Image) and Azon Corp. to merge 

Nov 05, 2002

InteliCoat Technologies, Inc. (South Hadley, MA) and Azon Corp. (Johnson City, NY), a manufacturer of wide-format coated papers and films announced the two companies will merge. InteliCoat Technologies CEO Robert W. Champigny comments, "The new entity will be financially stronger and infinitely better positioned to compete in our marketplace. We are very enthusiastic about this opportunity to bring

Tensor and Goss resolve long-running lawsuit 

Nov 05, 2002

Tensor Group, Inc. (Chicago) announced the official legal closure of its involvement in the almost two decade-long lawsuit between Dev Industries (whose assets were purchased by Tensor in 1993) and Rockwell Graphic Systems, Inc. (now known as Goss Graphic Systems, Inc.). Tensor and Goss (Westmont, IL) have amicably resolved all legal disputes between them and there are no remaining or contemplated

Goss to move into new corporate offices 

Nov 01, 2002

Newspaper-press manufacturer Goss International Corp. will move into a new facility in Bolingbrook, IL later this month. The 125,000-sq.-ft. building will house Goss’ global corporate offices; it will also be the focus for all sales, parts, service, enhancements, engineering and systems activities in the Americas. The company will also offer customer-support activities from the facility by combining

MAN Roland, Printcafe schedule JDF-workflow beta tests 

Nov 01, 2002

After demonstrating open-architecture JDF workflow at Graph Expo, MIS provider Printcafe Software, Inc. (Pittsburgh) and press manufacturer MAN Roland (Westmont, IL) are scheduling the first beta testing of their joint efforts with printers in the beginning of 2003. Many MAN Roland customers reportedly use Printcafe MIS products such as Hagen, Logic or Programmed Solutions, to manage their businesses.

Esko-Graphics appoints Knudsen CFO, COO 

Oct 31, 2002

Esko-Graphics (Gent, Belgium) has appointed Carsten N. Knudsen as CFO, COO and member of the executive management board. Prior to joining the company, Knudsen served as CFO for Maersk/A.P.Moller in North America. Since 1997, he has served in high-level managerial positions with that company in Spain, Singapore and the U.S. At Esko-Graphics, Carsten will be responsible for finance, IT, administration

Heidelberg, Sir Speedy owners discuss short-run challenges 

Oct 30, 2002

Heidelberg USA (Kennesaw, GA) and 80 top-performing Sir Speedy franchisees recently met to address current challenges facing the short-run print market, discuss business growth strategies and participate in demonstrations to help the business owners maximize the benefits of their Heidelberg solutions. The key issues discussed included the soft economy and conservative attitudes about consumer spending.

Heidelberg, Sir Speedy owners discuss short-run challenges 

Oct 30, 2002

Heidelberg USA (Kennesaw, GA) and 80 top-performing Sir Speedy franchisees recently met to address current challenges facing the short-run print market, discuss business growth strategies and participate in demonstrations to help the business owners maximize the benefits of their Heidelberg solutions. The key issues discussed included the soft economy and conservative attitudes about consumer spending.

Printable, StaffingTools launch PrintPlanet Online University 

Oct 30, 2002

Printable Technologies (Solana Beach, CA), a provider of online solutions for printers, and StaffingTools.com announced today the launch of PrintPlanet's Online University at Printable's PrintPlanet e-Community website (printplanet.com). With the partnership, PrintPlanet now offers online testing, training and certification for its members. Individual users and companies can test and train at the

Heidelberg, Sir Speedy owners discuss short-run challenges 

Oct 30, 2002

Heidelberg USA (Kennesaw, GA) and 80 top-performing Sir Speedy franchisees recently met to address current challenges facing the short-run print market, discuss business growth strategies and participate in demonstrations to help the business owners maximize the benefits of their Heidelberg solutions. The key issues discussed included the soft economy and conservative attitudes about consumer spending.

R.R. Donnelley wins Yellow Book contract 

Oct 29, 2002

R.R. Donnelley (Chicago) has won a five-year contract with Yellow Book, part of the international directories business Yell Group, through 2007. Under the agreement, R.R. Donnelley will produce about 240 titles each year, for a total of more than 30 million copies annually. In a separate agreement, R.R. Donnelley has won a three-year extension with Yell in the U.K. to print its Yellow Pages and Business

TWIN OAKS TEAM (Ethical Recruiting) 

Oct 29, 2002

The Twin Oaks Team is an Ethical Recruiting Company Specializing in the Printing Industry - Operating Nationally with a strong focus on the South-Eastern States. We help excellent employers find excellent people. Twin Oaks wants to help you find your next job with a company that’s right for you. Call Stan Morse at (919) 870-5737 if you are in need of excellent people for your company or if you are

KPG to acquire Mitsubishi Chemical’s Japan plate business 

Oct 29, 2002

Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) (Norwalk, CT) has reached a basic agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC) to acquire the plate business in Japan of MCC Group, which includes MCC and its subsidiary, Mitsubishi Chemical Media. Under terms of the proposed acquisition, MCC will continue to manufacture thermal- and conventional-plate products for KPG on a contract basis at its Kashima, Japan, plant.

IDEAlliance, Digital Ad Lab form alliance 

Oct 29, 2002

IDEAlliance (Alexandria, VA), a publishing-standards development organization, and the Digital Ad Lab (DAL), an international industry organization promoting the adoption of 100 percent digital ad workflow, have formed an alliance that combines their closely related expertise. Amre Youssef, director of technology for Hearst Publications and Chairman of the Digital Ad Lab, said, "The Digital Ad Lab

Nathe replaces Heald as Baldwin CEO, president 

Oct 28, 2002

John T. Heald, Jr. has resigned as president, CEO and Director of Baldwin Technology Co. Inc. (Shelton, CT), a manufacturer of printing accessories and controls. Heald was named CEO in November 2001, replacing Gerald A. Nathe, who continued as chairman of the board. In response to the resignation, Baldwin’s board of directors has elected Nathe as president and CEO. Nathe had served as CEO from 1995

Stora Enso restructures printing-paper businesses 

Oct 28, 2002

Paper manufacturer Stora Enso (Helsinki, Finland) has launched an asset restructuring plan designed to improve the group’s asset quality in the Magazine and Fine Paper businesses. The plan is part of an on-going program to increase overall competitiveness of its assets while meeting growing quality and volume demands. It includes targeted investments, machine specialization measures and elimination

Creo closes ScenicSoft acquisition 

Oct 25, 2002

Creo Inc. (Vancouver, BC) has completed its previously announced acquisition of ScenicSoft, Inc. (Seattle), a developer and marketer of software for the publishing and printing industries. Creo has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of ScenicSoft for approximately $9.5 million. ScenicSoft will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Creo Inc.

Printcafe to acquire printChannel 

Oct 25, 2002

Printcafe Software, Inc. (Pittsburgh) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and intellectual property of printChannel, Inc. (San Francisco), a provider of Web-based procurement solutions for commercial printers. Printcafe stated that it will not assume any printChannel obligations or liabilities, other than in connection with certain customer contracts. In related news, Printcafe

Printmaster, Quickmaster road show 

Oct 24, 2002

Heidelberg (Kennesaw, GA) will offer demonstrations on its Printmaster QM 46-2 and Quickmaster DI 46-4 Pro at four upcoming roadshows around the U.S. The QM 46-2 prints sheet sizes up to 13 3/8 x 18 1/8 inches at up to 10,000 iph. It features programmable controls, laser-slit ink keys and automated blanket washup. The WM DI 46-4 Pro is a direct-imaging press for short-run color in the 13 3/8 x 18

Neenah Paper expands website 

Oct 24, 2002

Neenah Paper (Roswell, GA), producer of premium business and communications papers and a division of Kimberly-Clark Corp., has launched its newly expanded website, http://www.neenahpaper.com. The site has been redesigned to assist visitors in quickly choosing the right paper for their needs, from 100 percent recycled papers to premium cotton stock. A "fast track" feature customizes browsing and shopping

Heidelberg implements cost-cutting initiatives 

Oct 23, 2002

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg, Germany) has approved an extensive program of efficiency-enhancing measures. "The new measures will help us improve the productivity of the Heidelberg Group," stated Bernhard Schreier, CEO of Heidelberg. "Our objective is to ensure a sustained increase in the company's earning power, even when times are difficult." At the beginning of September, Heidelberg

Quebecor World wins L.L. Bean contract 

Oct 21, 2002

Quebecor World Inc. (Greenwich, CT) has been awarded a multiyear contract by L.L. Bean to print all of its catalog program. Total sales under the new contract’s duration are expected to exceed $100 million. L.L. Bean mails more than 200 million catalogs per year, printed both offset and gravure in a variety of sizes and formats. "Our decision to move all of our work to Quebecor World was made after