Van Son Holland Ink Corp. has promoted James Thoele to managing director, technical services. In his new role, Thoele will assume the direct leadership of all of the company’s technical functions with an emphasis on establishing and maintaining relationships with clients from both a technical and sales level.
Braintree Printing hosted approximately 300 printing and graphic communications professionals at its March 31st open house.
The National Assn. of Printing Ink Manufacturers Inc. (NAPIM) has issued an update on the availability of critical raw materials used in the inks that printers’ purchase in all of the major printing processes – lithographic, gravure, flexographic and inkjet.
HP announces Strategic Content Imaging (SCI) has installed an HP T300 Color Inkjet Web press as the centerpiece of its on-demand printing operation to service the increasing demand for four-color, short-run printing on coated media.
Kodak has named Eric Owen vice president, Worldwide Sales and Business Development, Digital Printing Solutions.
Demand for the digital capabilities of Agfa Graphics' :M-Press has resulted in the introduction of a new model in the :M-Press family.
KBA North America has forged a partnership with NJ-based Graphic Art System through which KBA will retrofit and equip its presses with cold foil machines.
Avanti's Graphic Arts Management System V12.2 has passed testing and become the 50th product to be JDF certified by CIP4.
Baumfolder Corp. and QuadTech have signed a formal strategic license agreement that allows BAUM to manufacture and distribute the full range of QuadTech hopper loaders and conveyors under the BAUM label outside of the Quad/Graphics group of companies.
Publishers Press / Publishers Printing Co.’s Label-Pak division won the Flexographic Technical Assn.’s “Gold” and “Best of Show” awards for narrow web publications with the “Alpinist Autumn 2010” magazine cover.
British ultra-violet (UV) curing systems developer Integration Technology Ltd (ITL) is entering into a strategic alliance with UV technology provider IST METZ GmbH of Germany.
AlphaGraphics Inc. has announced several key changes to the leadership team at its worldwide headquarters in Salt Lake City, UT.
Xerox Corp. outlined its strategy for growth at its annual investor conference, May 10. Business services and document management are its key growth opportunities that are expected to deliver long-term value for shareholders.
Western States Envelope & Label announced the addition of eight new products to its digital-print-compatible window envelopes called Digi-Clear.
In an effort to improve the customer experience and decrease downtime for customers, manroland AG has opened a new Western Hemisphere warehouse in Elk Grove Village, IL.
Four of Fry Communications’ independent directory publishing customers were recently awarded a total of 10 “Gold Book Awards” at the 2011 Annual Convention of the Assn. of Directory Publishers (ADP).
With its EcoBinder, Kugler-Womako, a Körber PaperLink Group company, is introducing a new ring binding made from paper. The EcoBinder uses a rotary indexing table instead of the traditional linear transfer unit to bind product with the paper rings.
Survey Advantage has joined the Member Advantage Discount Program of the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), enabling NAPL members to access special discounted pricing on customer loyalty measurement services designed to preserve revenues, drive referrals and generate sales leads.
The Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR) has appointed its 2011 Executive Committee officers and members.
EFI completed its 12th annual users’ conference last week in Las Vegas with approximately 1,000 customers in attendance, a record number of partner sponsors and 150 educational sessions.
MACtac supplied the pressure-sensitive adhesive label materials for the first 100 million of the United States Postal Service’s neon “Celebrate!” 44-cent, first-class “Forever” stamps, available in a pane of 20 stamps.
Mercury Print Productions, a leader in digital book printing for publishers in the education market, has begun installation of a Kodak Prosper 5000XL press to boost its ability to produce short-run and on-demand books in color.
Agfa Graphics announces it will be implementing a silver surcharge on graphic film products effective May 9, 2011.
Sappi Fine Paper North America announces the launch of its new “Digital Design Center,” a web application that allows printers to create custom marketing tools to promote their own digital printing capabilities.
Crouser & Associates has released a report, “Pricing Off-line UV Coating.” UV coating is highly recommended as a protective coating on all printed items that are expected to receive heavy treatment such as postcards and business cards.