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Sun Chemical introduces dispenser program

Oct 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

At Graph Expo, commercial printers can learn how to decrease their overall ink spend by up to 46% through the Sun Chemical (www.sunchemical.com) Dispenser Program.

‘Finch is in the House’ contest entries due by December

Sep 24, 2010 12:00 AM,

Glens Falls, NY-based Finch Paper’s “Finch is in the House” promotion is underway, this time with more chances to win. Finch Paper users have until December 3 to submit 10 samples of projects printed on the company’s papers.

Steinemann Technology, Print2Finish announce Graph Expo plans

Sep 13, 2010 12:00 AM,

In their shared Graph Expo 2010 booth 1265, Steinemann Technology AG (St. Gallen/Switzerland) and its North American representative, Print2Finish LLC / Yardley USA, will demonstrate finishing with UV varnishes and laminated films.

Masterpiece Graphix, Transilwrap partner on digital substrates

Sep 13, 2010 12:00 AM,

Masterpiece Graphix (MGX) of St. Louis, MO, has partnered with synthetic substrate maker Transilwrap to digitally treat and distribute Transilwrap’s entire product line to the global digital printing market.

Flint Group launches ecofriendly inks, fountain solution for sheetfed

Sep 13, 2010 12:00 AM,

Plymouth, MI-based Flint Group has launched ecofriendly inks and a new low-dosing, one-step fountain solution.

Gmund division lakepaper launches new website

Sep 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

lakepaper, a division of Gmund, is presenting its new and colorful website: www.lakepaper.com. It offers simplified navigation, detailed printing tips in five languages, search for worldwide distribution partners, a paper finder including envelope search, and sorting by applications.

Domtar expands licensing agreement with WWF

Sep 7, 2010 12:00 AM,

To promote ongoing forest conservation and environmentally responsible paper products, Montreal-based Domtar Corp. has expanded a licensing agreement with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to now cover all of Domtar’s EarthChoice products, including office paper.

Sun Chemical names president, North American Inks

Aug 31, 2010 12:00 AM,

Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) has named Charles Murray president of North American Inks. In this role, Murray will be responsible for all of Sun Chemical’s North American ink business.

Industry responding to Unisource Print Council challenge

Aug 25, 2010 12:00 AM,

Within the first month of Unisource’s $100,000 Challenge Grant to The Print Council, six companies have signed up and joined together to promote the power of print.

Mohawk announces Show 11 winners

Aug 24, 2010 12:00 AM,

Cohoes, NY–based Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.’s “The Mohawk Show” honors the impact of the graphic design industry and the important role that design plays in our culture.

Sun Chemical increases U.S. ink prices

Aug 17, 2010 12:00 AM,

Faced with continued increases in the costs of raw materials and the impact of recent events in the global supply chain, Parsippany, NJ-based Sun Chemical will raise prices in the United States effective September 15, 2010.

Mohawk named EPA Top Green Power Partner

Aug 16, 2010 12:00 AM,

Cohoes, NY-based Mohawk remains one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Top 50 Green Power Partners, currently ranked number 32 on the list, as well as ninth on the list of 100% Green Power Purchasers.

Finch is in the House contest deadline extended to August 27

Aug 16, 2010 12:00 AM,

Glens Falls, NY-based Finch Paper announces that in response to numerous requests, the deadline for the “Finch is in the House!” Creative Retreat Giveaway has been extended. Designers now have until August 27 to submit samples of projects produced on Finch Paper.

Unisource introduces new paper, giveaway promo for printers

Aug 12, 2010 12:00 AM,

Norcross, GA-based Unisource Worldwide Inc. has added porcelainECO – an exclusive premium coated paper brand – to its product lineup. This environmentally friendly paper is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certified and has a post-consumer waste (PCW) content of 10%.

INX announces price increase

Aug 12, 2010 12:00 AM,

Schaumburg, IL-based INX Intl. Ink Co. has announced a price increase effective September 1, 2010. “Ongoing raw material supply shortages are continuing to have a serious effect on printing ink production,” according to the company.

Gmund presents new online Paper Finder

Aug 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

Tegernsee, Germany-based Gmund has integrated a new search function for paper into its website. The “Paper Finder” offers assistance in the search for the right premium paper

Pantone Plus Libraries installer available

Aug 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Pantone Plus Libraries installer, a utility for accessing Pantone Plus Libraries directly from Adobe Creative Suite design applications, is now available on the Pantone website.

Paper that's glossy, digital, sustainable

Aug 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Kevin Clark

Printers and their customers are reevaluating the coated stocks they may have been using for years and asking, Am I getting the best value for my money with what I am using? With competition fierce among printers, print sales reps and paper merchants are offering new cover stock alternatives that offer performance and improved overall value. Economic impact on coated market Industry volume is still

AbitibiBowater releases environmental benefits study

Aug 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Montreal-based AbitibiBowater Inc. has released an independent Life Cycle Assessment on the environmental impact of Equal Offset paper as compared to traditional offset paper, Uncoated Freesheet (UFS). In 14 of the 15 categories examined over the full life cycle of the products, Equal Offset had a lower environmental impact than UFS. In five of the categories, the impact was reduced by 50% or more.

Domtar adds 30 percent recycled grade to Cougar

Jul 27, 2010 12:00 AM,

For projects that require a higher recycled content, Domtar (Montreal) now offers Cougar 30%. It contains 30% post-consumer waste (PCW) fiber while maintaining its 98 brightness rating and performance on press.