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Flowertown Players challenge coarse language complaint after RENT production

topix - Commercial Printing News - 2 hours 38 min ago

On July 10 the Post & Courier reported that Summerville theatrical company the Flowertown Players were fighting to retain $3,000 worth of accommodation tax funding after Town Councilman Terry Jenkins complained about some of the language in the January production of RENT .

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Label Lock achieves ISO 17712 certification

Labels and Labeling - 7 hours 39 min ago
Label Lock products have achieved certification to the ISO 17712:2013 security seals standard.
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Pantone Ads Show Exact Colors of the Muppets and Garfield

topix - Commercial Printing News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:57pm

Whether you are picking our a color of ink, paint, fabric, or plastic- the choice you select is important.

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Goss Community colore registration/pull in problems

PrintPlanet.com - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:35pm
We are running an 8 unit Goss Community with a Goss SC folder.

Config. =
4 mono units on the left side of the folder and a Goss UOP three color unit with 3 other mono units on the right side. All units are on the ground.

We have 2 web tensioners - one for the UOP and one at the very end of the "left" (Units 1-4) side of the press that we run through before hitting the cyan (unit 1)

The paper roll starts under unit 2 and then travels under unit 1, then through the tensioner, then through the 4 mono units to the folder.

No pull in problems at all with any of the other webs, just when we add the bottom web color from the "left side" of the press.

The color registration on the UOP is nearly perfect, but when we add the "left" side of the press printing 4-color through the 4 mono units (which is the very bottom web) we get color registration/pull in/paper stretch problems with the bottom web.

Normally print 3 to 4 webs total.

Pull-in problem worsens when running more webs, but paper stretch/registration problems always occur when printing from the "left side" of the press which is always 4-color. (even when running only one web through that end)

Any thoughts?
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Number "ups"

PrintPlanet.com - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:43pm
I remember - from the distant past - a free little piece of software that could tell you "how many up"
of each would best fit on a sheet, if you gave it the info.

I constantly need to do digital impositions where the combination press sheets may have
50 of 5 cards
350 of the next card
750 of another card
125 of 4 cards
500 of 10 cards
etc - etc - etc.

I am not looking for imposition software - mine is great
I just need to figure the best value of "ups."

Unless:
someone knows of software that can read the meta data (xmf or whatever it is)
that is tagged to a file from an online storefront (XMPie)
and can use all of the internal data, along with the PDFs, to create the imposition.

MSD
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MDC'S Assembly Taps Advertising Agency Veteran Jeff Brooks as Chief Commercial Officer

topix - Commercial Printing News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:39pm

Assembly today announced it has appointed Jeff Brooks, former Chief Executive Officer of M&C Saatchi, as the media agency's Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately.

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XMPie Software and Hardware for Sale 50% Off

PrintPlanet.com - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:27pm
I have XMPie software and the server hardware for sale at about 50% less than you could buy it new. The software will come with a one year maintenance once the license has been transferred to you and will also be set to the current release. This also comes with the API's as well and as of today this would ne another module you would have to buy if you wanted them. Please contact me for details.
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Technical Support Specialist - OneVision Software - Boston Area

PrintPlanet.com - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:09pm
Job Description

OneVision Inc. is seeking a highly motivated Technical Support Specialist for its Andover, MA
office. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in printing, prepress workflows,
color management, and computer networking. The Technical Support Specialist will work in
both a technical consulting and support role, providing help desk support, product
demonstrations, and remote training. The candidate will also help communicate customer
feedback to development and assist in the external release management of OneVision products
to North American customers.

This is a non-telecommuting position.

Skills/Qualifications:
• BS in Printing Technology, New Media Publishing, or related field
• Strong background in print production, color management, and prepress workflows
• Advanced knowledge of PDF files (preflighting, modifying, editing) as well as experience
with PostScript, EPS, and raster data formats
• Practical experience with color correction, image enhancement, and photo retouching
• Competence with Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Office.
• Excellent trouble-shooting skills with production files and multi-faceted workflows
• Knowledge of computer networking (Mac and Windows), hardware support, and virtual
computing environments
• Strong communication and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task multiple ongoing
projects.
• Desire to learn new technology (e.g. digital publishing, etc.)

OneVision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
OneVision provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, including: salary, 401k,
Major Medical, and Dental.

The Company
OneVision is a multinational company specializing in workflow technology for the printing and
publishing industry. Innovative products, high-value solutions, and solid management
philosophies are key factors in the company’s global growth and success. OneVision is
headquartered in Germany with subsidiary offices in France, United Kingdom, Brazil, Singapore,
India, and the US.

Email resume and cover letter to recruiting@onevision.com
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Why targeting 4 human emotions is key to marketing sustainability

PNEAC Hot News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:46pm
While brands have been remarkably successful at feeding universal human drives, such as the desire for adventure, power or status, sustainability has not been seeing the same success in its messaging. What sustainability needs to create the same impact is a similar level of insight into the best way to embrace the full range of human emotions. Because it's human emotion that's at the heart of what motivates us.
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3D Printed Blow Molds for Short Run Production

packagePrinting Industry Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:45pm
Stratasys 3D printed mold was used to produce 100 blow molded package prototypes. Plasel Precision Plastics, a worldwide provider of these types of packages, designs and engineers each type for a variety of industries and customer...
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6 reasons technology alone can't solve water scarcity

PNEAC Hot News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44pm
Sustainably addressing water scarcity will require technology solutions both conventional and innovative -- both the "hard path for water" and the soft path for water.
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9 key trends in corporate sustainability reporting

PNEAC Hot News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:36pm
Nearly three-quarters of sustainability professionals ranked CSR above seven out of 10 in relation to their business objectives (with one being low and 10 being high.) Meanwhile, most organizations dedicate between $34,000 and $84,000 of their budget to CSR reporting activity. These are just some key findings from a recent 2degrees CSR reporting survey, which aims to help organizations identify key trends in CSR reporting, stakeholder engagement and materiality.
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Kodak Announces SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award Winner for Latin America

topix - Commercial Printing News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:35pm

The SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award, sponsored by Kodak, presented its first Latin American recipient to Grupo RBS for its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the commercial printing industry in the region.

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GreenBiz 101: The core of materiality? What matters most

PNEAC Hot News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:31pm
If you're a sustainability professional who got his or her start in environmental affairs, chemistry or toxicology, the word "materiality" probably wasn't part of your core curriculum. But the concept may be invaluable when it comes to prioritizing sustainability initiatives and communicating progress toward them -- especially as awareness of these matters grows in the chief financial officer's office. With that in mind, we offer this brief accounting lesson.
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Reinventing the Chief Marketing Officer: An Interview with Unilever CMO Keith Weed

PNEAC Hot News - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:26pm
A marketing revolution is under way and nowhere is that more visible than in the CMO's transforming role. Unilever CMO Keith Weed embodies this new order as an architect and leader of the firm's plan to double revenue while halving its environmental impact. In this edited interview, Weed describes a new breed of marketing organization and the CMO's increasingly strategic role.
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Esko to Receive Two PIA InterTech Technology Awards

packagePrinting Industry Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:23pm
GENT, BELGIUM—July 2014—Esko Full HD Flexo platemaking system and Esko Equinox, Esko´s solution for the implementation of extended gamut—or fixed inkset—printing, are both recipients of 2014 Printing Industries of...
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Best Practices: Clean Labels From a Packaging Facility's Viewpoint

packagePrinting Industry Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:28pm
A brand owner may be surprised to learn how a poorly designed label can slow down a production line. Poor design could potentially be the cause of a line shutdown, delaying the production process for several minutes, possibly even hours. What if...
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Rolling Out Sustainable Packaging

packagePrinting Industry Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:19pm
TAMPA, FL—July 15, 2014—With environmental awareness and conservation in mind, Versatile Packagers has launched a new line of environmentally and cost efficient product solutions called Sustainable Packaging. With benefits such as...
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Flint Group Adds EkoCure UV LED Whites

packagePrinting Industry Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:17pm
PLYMOUTH, MN—July 17, 2014—Flint Group Narrow Web North America has commercialized two new UV LED Rotary Screen Whites to compliment the products included in the EkoCure brand. This product is best known for its exceptional ability to...
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Labelsontime.com Launched for Thermal Labels Nationwide

packagePrinting Industry Headlines - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:15pm
COLD SPRING, NY—July 15, 2014—Labels Ontime, a newly launched thermal barcode label division of WorldLabel Holdings based in New York, will manufacture and offer end-users thermal transfer and direct thermal labels on rolls and...
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