KODAK NEXFINITY Digital Press: Powering Commercial Printers’ Bright FutureNEXFINITY is a commercial printers’ profit-enhancing platform. Technology capable of producing the most extensive range of high-quality, customized applications, including transactional, direct mail, packaging, commercial print, and photobooks, differentiates a printer in the marketplace. That differentiation equates to more profits.
Should Chemicals Limited by the Covid-19 Virus Be Used for Printing or Production of Disinfectants?The printing industry is not an isolated industry; the impacts of the Covid-19 virus on it will affect many different industries. Question, should chemicals that are used in printing be saved for sanitizers and disinfectants? My first response, yes, of course. But there is a dilemma, without the chemicals, ‘food packaging’ cannot be printed. Read the article to learn more.
Printer Jets into a New Era with Press to Expand Its Digital Print Applications and Shorten Time to MarketKonica Minolta, along with customer DS Graphics/Universal Wilde, announced the installation of an AccurioJet KM-1 LED UV Inkjet Press. “This represents the start of a significant investment strategy to upgrade and expand the services we can offer to our clients,” said Jeff Pallis, CEO of DS Graphics/Universal Wilde.
Share Your Creative Ideas to Keep Industry Engines Humming During VirusKeeping printers, suppliers, and analysts operating during Covid-19 times requires exactly the creativity our industry is known for. What innovative ideas are you and your firm considering to keep revenue flowing and staff employed? Share your thoughts with fellow print stakeholders on this LinkedIn forum >>>
Developing the Business - Sid Chadwick Hidden Opportunities For A Second ChanceWe are being afforded a “Second Chance” to listen to someone who may need to talk to during this period. For us, let an associate know how much we count on them, with their skills, experience, and judgment. Now is the time to tell a Supplier how important they have been and are now that we have the time to slow down and re-establish essential relationships.
PIA Calls For Swift Legislative Action On COVID-19"While initial legislation calls for a federal mandate requiring businesses with 500 and fewer employees to provide 12 weeks of paid leave, PIA is hearing loud and clear from its members that there is not liquidity nor tolerance for debt available to fulfill this mandate. The result could lead to an acceleration of layoffs and closures," said Michael Makin, President and CEO of Printing Industries of America.
Last Recession Put Company on the Right TrackThe last time the world economy was teetering on the brink of disaster, Lance Dixon made a move you wouldn’t have found in the small business owner playbook. “When my business was struggling financially after the Great Recession, I doubled down and bought a new printing press and another printing company,” he says. “Looking back, it was the watershed moment that put the company on the right track.”
Heidelberger Plans To Cut Up To 2,000 Jobs WorldwideHeidelberger Druckmaschinen said it plans to make long-term adjustments to production and structural costs in a move that could lead to up to 2,000 job cuts worldwide and possibly site closures. The company also plans to discontinue the production of certain loss-making products/product lines.
Aleyant announces that print and publishing industry veteran Gary Fry has joined the Communications & Media Portfolio leadership team of its parent company, Volaris Group.
Flint Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Emmanuel Bareaud to President Narrow Web effective 30 March 2020.
Rotocontrol has appointed André Klinkow as Western Europe sales manager for further increased representation of its range of high-speed label and digital hybrid finishing machines.
The Graphic Arts/Commercial Print segment of Xeikon’s U.S. and Canadian business will be led by Nancy Pappas, who has been appointed Director, Graphic Arts Sales in North America.
Todd Blumsack was named Director, Label & Packaging Sales for Xeikon America, and manages the direct sales team as well as the company’s relationship with its distributor Anderson & Vreeland.
Formerly Xeikon’s North American Sales Manager for Strategic Accounts, Mark Pomerantz has been promoted to a worldwide role as Xeikon’s Manager of Strategic Global Accounts in the Graphic Arts segment.
Good News Outside of Print: Don’t Stop Believing: The Power of Positive ThinkingBelieve it or not, being happy is good for your health and can help you live longer! A recent study from Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that people who have risk factors of heart disease AND a positive outlook on life have less of a chance of having a heart attack than their negative counterparts.
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