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

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

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

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

Fuji exec outlines keys to retail digital-print success 

Oct 21, 2002

Referring to just-released results of a new InfoTrends study, Stanley E. Freimuth, executive vice president and COO of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. (Hanover Park, IL), called on a gathering of imaging and information executives and analysts to look beyond selling only digital cameras and home printers to the larger profit opportunities and consumer benefits that digital printing at retail offers.

GRAPH EXPO: Komori takes orders for 35 presses 

Oct 18, 2002

Komori America (Rolling Meadows, IL) announced that orders for 35 new Komori presses were taken at Graph Expo. "We are very pleased with this result. We think this is a definite sign of upturn in the printing industry," says Stephan Carter, president and COO. The new Komori Lithrone S40, making its US debut at Graph Expo, received favorable response on the show floor. "Our demonstrations were packed

PRODUCTION / PRESS ROOM MANAGER - Southwestern USA 

Oct 17, 2002

PRODUCTION MANAGER WANTED National Converter and Flexographic Printing Company is seeking a talented individual to fill a Production/Press Room Manager position in a southwestern plant. Qualifications: 5+ years of experience in films, wide-web flexo printing (line and process), and laminations. 3+ years of experience in a supervisory or management role. Basic knowledge and familiarity of general quality

GRAPH EXPO: MAN Roland gives off-site demonstrations 

Oct 16, 2002

At Graph Expo, MAN Roland (Westmont, IL) offered visitors VIP excursions to the company’s Graphic/Training Center, enabling them to experience personal demonstrations of additional technology. More than 50 show attendees took advantage of the special tours, which included transportation from his or her hotel by a limo to MAN Roland’s North American headquarters in suburban Chicago, where a continental

FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING SALES - Los Angeles, CA 

Oct 16, 2002

SALES PERSON WANTED National Converter and Flexographic Printing Company is seeking a talented individual to fill a Los Angeles-area based sales position. Qualifications: BA/BS degree 5+ years of sales experience in the fast-paced job-shop manufacturing arena. Knowledge of films, flexo printing, and laminations a big plus, though not necessary. High motivation / good work ethic Compensation and Benefits:

CIP4, Creo, Printcafe, MAN Roland launch CIM road show 

Oct 14, 2002

The CIP4 consortium, Creo, Printcafe and MAN Roland have joined forces to develop a travelling seminar series that will explore the productivity benefits provided by computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). Titled "CIM in Print: It’s Here. It’s Working. It’s Ready for You," the free, half-day seminars are designed to provide practical recommendations on how printers can employ CIM in their facilities