In the first half of 2011, 138 magazines launched and 74 magazines closed, according to the http://mediafinder.com database of U.S. and Canadian publications.
Pitney Bowes Inc. is enabling its Connect+ customers, who on average mail out 3,500 envelopes a month, to raise awareness for national nonprofit organizations through the “Connect for a Cause” program.
xpedx announces it has selected a winning entry from a nationwide competition among student members of international nonprofit Net Impact to develop a sustainability survey and scorecard for its supply chain.
Fry Communications and online publishing developer Godengo announce a new strategic partnership.
Digital Hub has won 23 Pinnacle Awards from the Printing Industries of Illinois/Indiana (PII) in recognition of outstanding craftsmanship in the creation and production of printed materials.
Online design site Tweak.com plans to launch a “Design-to-Print” store for printers this summer.
The Binding Industries Assn. (BIA) announces the 2011 Product of Excellence Awards (POE) winners.
Versa Capital Management Inc. (Versa) has announced completion of its previously publicized acquisition (see Court approves sale of Bowe Bell + Howell assets to Versa Capital) of the assets of Bowe Bell + Howell and the formation of a new company and brand, Bell and Howell, LLC.
Gill Studios has been honored as winner of the “Packaging Material” category for the first-ever “Lenstar Lenticular Print Award (LLPA)” at Dimensions 3 International 3D and New Images Forum in Paris.
Evergreen Printing Co. has been selected by the Intl. Assn. of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC) for multiple awards, this year, including Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. announces Hesston Prestige Printing (Hesston, KS) has enhanced and expanded its print operations with the bizhub Press C7000 Color Digital Press from Konica Minolta.
Eastman Kodak Co. announces Duggal Visual Solutions Inc., a supplier of printing, computer imaging, wide-format graphics and display services, will offer Kodak Professional Endura EP Media to print photobooks and Kodak Professional UV-Curable Display Film-Plus for wide-format display products.
Canon and Oce announced today plans to combine both companies' printing operations in Japan.
PRIMIR the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, recently announced the lineup for its Summer Meeting, slated for August 1-2, 2011 at RR Donnelley Headquarters in Chicago.
InfoPrint Solutions, a Ricoh company, announces enhancements that further improve productivity for companies using the InfoPrint 5000 inkjet system for a variety of color and monochrome applications.
xpedx and Ryobi Ltd. have agreed to end their distribution relationship in the United States and Canada. Effective Oct. 1, 2011, Ferrostaal AG will be master distributor for Ryobi offset printing presses in these markets.
Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to buy the business of Bravo Solutions Inc. of Elmira, NY. Bravo is a supplier of specialty synthetic and paper substrates for digital printing.
Bloomington, IL-based bopi has formed a strategic alliance with Voltage Factory Inc. of Atlanta, a specialized marketing services firm with over 10 years of proven experience in data-driven, automated marketing platforms.
X-Rite announces the immediate availability of i1Display Pro and ColorMunki Display, two all-new technologically advanced hardware and software solutions for color calibration and profiling of displays, laptops and projectors.
Masterpiece Graphix (MGX) is launching a West Coast distribution center in the third quarter of the 2011 fiscal year.
New HP Indigo user Jakprints needed a printing solution for short-run work that supported its enduring commitment to sustainability while meeting its clients’ demands for true offset quality.
Blurb announces the release of a plug-in for Adobe InDesign, compatible with CS3, 4 and 5.
BurdgeCooper, headquartered in Los Angeles, announces its acquisition of Ponte Graphics (Phoenix). Ponte Graphics has provided Arizona’s legal and professional market with quality printing and engraving services since it’s owner, Mark Ponte, founded the company over 40 years ago.
InfoTrends’ latest study, “Production Print Services in North America: An Evolution in Progress,” reveals how changing customer behaviors and economic pressures are shaping the future for print service providers.
LithoTechnics Inc. has donated Metrix automated job planning and imposition software to graphic arts programs around the world.