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


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


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

GRAPH EXPO: PPML tour highlights variable-data power 

Oct 05, 2002

Digital-print vendors EFI, Hewlett-Packard, NexPress and Xerox will lead an array of companies at Graph Expo demonstrating a wide range of digital print applications using PPML. A self-guided tour will allow show visitors to see PPML, the Personalized Print Markup Language, being used in key applications including direct marketing, collateral on-demand and transactional printing. PPML is the industry's

GRAPH EXPO: HELIOS introduces fourth-generation server products 

Oct 05, 2002

HELIOS Software GmbH, a developer of network and prepress server software, will show the new HELIOS 4th generation products at Graph Expo. A key component of HELIOS' 4th generation products is a new server foundation called HELIOS Base, which includes Server Fail Safety, Unicode support, networking and imaging libraries, and more. Benefits include: Server Fail Safety monitors all HELIOS services via

Sammeck will lead KBA North America sheetfed division 

Oct 05, 2002

KBA (Williston, VT) has announced that after 40 years in the printing industry and the last 11 years as president and CEO of KBA North America Inc., Sheetfed Division, Allan F. Malachuk has handed over the reins of the company to Ralf Sammeck effective Oct. 1. Malachuk will continue to maintain his widespread contacts within the packaging industry of North America as a member of the Board of Directors.

GRAPH EXPO: Agfa shows Xcalibur 45, Palladio, ApogeeX and Delano 

Oct 05, 2002

Agfa Graphic Systems will be demonstrating many of its new and prepress technologies at its booth (#3823) during Graph Expo, at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL, October 6-9, 2002. Among the new products being shown in a U.S. expo for the first time are the Xcalibur 45, Agfa’s newest thermal platesetter and the recently introduced ApogeeX workflow solution, which will be publicly demonstrated

GRAPH EXPO: Escher-Grad Cobalt 8 and 4 to be displayed 

Oct 05, 2002

Montreal-based Escher-Grad Technologies Inc.'s Graph Expo highlights can be found in three venues: Lastra America/Western Lithotech will be running live demonstrations of the Escher-Grad 30mW Cobalt-8 with the former's DiamondPlate LV-1 photopolymer metal plate, (Booth # 3848). The Cobalt-4 will be also be featured on the Xpedx booth with Very Large news from Escher-Grad on the jumbo screen, (Booth

GRAPH EXPO: Mueller Martini, ScenicSoft partnership offers end-to-end automation 

Oct 05, 2002

Muller Martini and ScenicSoft announced the release of new and upgraded systems from the two companies, which are being demonstrated at Graph Expo (Muller Martini, booth 1065. ScenicSoft, booth 4248.) This summer, ScenicSoft began shipping UpFront 1.6, the latest major update of its groundbreaking print production-planning tool. With this release, UpFront can export Preps job files and Preps templates.

GRAPH EXPO: Nordson shows QuadCure UV lamphead 

Oct 05, 2002

Nordson’s (Amherest, OH) QuadCure‘ UV lamphead is said to provide high UV output with reduced heat-generating infrared energy for effective UV drying across a wide range of printing applications and substrates. Nordson UV will exhibit the QuadCure system at Graph Expo, October 6-9, 2002, in Chicago. The four-segment reflector design of the QuadCure lamphead directs UV light around the lamp body, which

Making technology dance in the graphic enterprise 

Oct 04, 2002

Enter the Graphic Enterprise The graphic arts industry is beginning to see the biggest change since the introduction of the phototypesetter. A look at the current model shows a process in which work is passed over the wall from one department to another. It’s these divided processes that create the disparity and inefficiency throughout a printer’s operation. All too often we look at our business operations

GATF celebrates new web press 

Oct 03, 2002

GATF (Sewickley, PA) recently held “Webtoberfest” to celebrate its new four-unit MAN Roland (Westmont, IL) 38-inch Rotoman heatset web offset press. Rated at 60,000 iph (50,000 iph for folded products), the Rotoman press replaces a Harris M110 halfweb press installed in 1980. “This is the launch of a new era for web-offset lithography,” said Jerry Williamson, chairman of GATF, and chairman and CEO

GRAPH EXPO: Scheffer Inc. announces cross-folding solution 

Oct 03, 2002

At Graph Expo, Scheffer Inc. (Merrillville, IN) will debut a cross-folding solution. “It’s been tried before,” says John Nader, sales manager. “People have put a bucklefolder from the bindery up to the end of the rotary cutter and hoped to keep up with the output. We’re offering cross-folding on the end of a high-speed, variable-cutoff, inline finishing system. After the product is cut off, we will

GRAPH EXPO: Scheffer Inc. announces cross-folding solution 

Oct 03, 2002

At Graph Expo, Scheffer Inc. (Merrillville, IN) will debut a cross-folding solution. “It’s been tried before,” says John Nader, sales manager. “People have put a bucklefolder from the bindery up to the end of the rotary cutter and hoped to keep up with the output. We’re offering cross-folding on the end of a high-speed, variable-cutoff, inline finishing system. After the product is cut off, we will

New postal reform group 

Oct 03, 2002

After more than seven years of failed efforts in Congress to reform the U.S. Postal Service, a group of catalogers and other postal clients have formed an organization to push through postal reform, reports Catalog Age magazine. The new organization, named the Mailing Industry CEO Council, includes Lands' End president/CEO David Dyer and Michael Sherman, former president/CEO of Fingerhut Cos. The

GRAPH EXPO: Mitsubishi debuts medium-format Diamond 20000 

Oct 02, 2002

Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses (Lincolnshire, IL) will present the world debut of the Diamond 2000 sheetfed press. The 23 1/2-by-29-inch press is rated at 16,000 sph. Mitsubishi will demonstrate quicker makereadies, closed-loop color control and compatibility with computer-to-plate imaging. Demonstrations will highlight the digital link to prepress operations via the Mitsubishi ColorLink CIP3 Server.

GRAPH EXPO: Heidelberg announces Digimaster 9150I 

Oct 02, 2002

Heidelberg (Rochester, NY) has expanded its high-volume black-and-white digital solutions. The new Digimaster 9150I is said to achieve 150 image-per-minute, even when used with accessories and finishing equipment. The system’s standard paper storage capacity of 8,000 sheets and maximum capacity of 12,000 sheets enable a duty cycle of three- to five-million impressions per month (with post-process

GRAPH EXPO: ASI's 'virtual' prepress debuts 

Oct 02, 2002

All Systems Integration (ASI) (Woburn, MA), a prepress systems integrator, is partnering with a preflight specialist, Markzware (Santa Ana, CA), and a digital asset management vendor, WAVE Corp., to offer Electronic Prepress Manufacturing (EPM). EPM is a modular and open API solution. It provides corporations and distributed workgroups with a seamless preflight, virtual prepress, workflow and digital

GRAPH EXPO: MAN Roland showcases Roland 500 

Oct 02, 2002

“Profit from our progress” is theme of MAN Roland’s Graph Expo display. Visitors will see live demos of the new Roland 500, a six-color plus coater press. Rated at 18,000 sph, the new press can handle substrates up to 40 pt. thick. Operators will switch the halfsize press from packaging to light stock and back again. Other highlights include a DICOweb display; a GATF Rotoman pavilion showcasing the

GRAPH EXPO: Heidelberg honors SkillsUSA winners 

Oct 02, 2002

At Graph Expo, Heidelberg (Kennesaw, GA) will honor the winners of the 2002 SkillsUSA Championships: Emily Bawn and Tracey and Steinkraus. Bawn and Steinkraus took top honors in SkillsUSA, a program that showcases the nation’s best career and technical students. The winners demonstrated their practical skills on a two-color Printmaster press and overall graphic arts knowledge in a written exam. To


Oct 01, 2002

Well established commercial/book printer seeks hands-on plant manager with good people skills, technical knowledge of heatset web, sheetfed and bindery. Candidates should have a college degree and 5 years minimum experience. Reply to: President, Rose Printing Fax: 850-576-4153 e-mail: charlesr@roseprinting.com Visit our website at: www.roseprinting.com.

Crouser & Associates gives Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46-2 top marks 

Sep 27, 2002

An independent report from Crouser & Associates (Charleston, WV) on the Heidelberg (Kennesaw, GA) Printmaster QM 46-2 gave the press five stars, the highest ranking in the industry consultant's rating system. The report includes a comprehensive review of the press, including performance and quality ratings, a market comparison of its components and consumables, and customer satisfaction ratings for