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MarcomCentral Releases FusionPro 10 with Enhanced Features for Design, Data Integration and Workflow Efficiencies

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Solana Beach, CA – MarcomCentral®, a leading provider of cloud-based Marketing Asset Management and Variable Data Publishing (VDP) solutions, today announced the release of FusionPro® 10, bringing new power and usable features to the industry leading VDP software solution. With over 52,000 installations worldwide and over 20 million print jobs produced in the past year, this popular technology has been thoughtfully overhauled to make VDP document creation intuitive and effortless.& You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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KBA Returns to Sheetfed Flexo Market With New Corrugraph Press at Drupa

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Look for a new cutting-edge next-generation version from KBA  With a strong focus on growth markets, such as conventional and digital packaging printing, as part of its successful strategy, KBA has announced its return to the sheetfed flexo market for corrugated at Drupa and has named KBA North America to handle its sales, parts, and service.  “We were active in this market around 10 years ago with a KBA Corrugraph flexo press built at our U.S. plant,” says KBA CEO and pre You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Eco print shop Lokay optimizing processes with integrated print production with the world's first Speedmaster CX 102 from the new drupa generation

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
“We’ve taken on 60,000 new workers since spring 2015,” says Ralf Lokay, owner and managing director of the Lokay print shop in Reinheim near Darmstadt, with a smile. The company has set up two varietal beehives to underline its commitment to biodiversity and to make environmental protection part of its everyday life, both within the company and outside it. Its most important customers will be receiving honey as a gift this year. Lokay, more than any other print shop in Germany, You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Pitney Bowes Announces Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
STAMFORD, Conn. - Pitney Bowes Inc., a global technology company that provides products and solutions that power commerce, today reported financial results for the second quarter 2016. Quarterly Financial Results: Revenue of $836 million, a decline of 5 percent; a decline of 4 percent when adjusted for both the impact of currency and market exits. Revenue comparison to prior year unfavorably impacted by an estimated 2 percentage points as a result of the cutover period for the new enterpris You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Goss International highlights the benefits of web offset for packaging during drupa panel Brazil

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Goss International Brazil recently sponsored and presented at one of the most important events in the packaging sector, the drupa panel. Attendees were provided with details of the latest Goss technology innovations, the current packaging market trends and how web offset printing is meeting and exceeding these market demands. The event, organized by the Instituto de Embalagem, took place after drupa 2016 on June 28th in Sao Paulo, and was attended by approximately 150 delegates. The a You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Quad/Graphics Reports Second Quarter and Year-To-Date Results

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Company Updates Full-Year 2016 Guidance Based on Improved Earnings and Cash Flow Recorded second quarter net sales of $1.0 billion and a GAAP net loss of $8 million which represents a $37 million, or 83% improvement in earnings from 2015. Increased second quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $98 million by $6 million, or 7%, over 2015. Increased year-to-date GAAP cash flow from operations by $96 million to $220 million, and increased Free Cash Flow by $139&nbsp You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Avery Dennison Completes Acquisition of European Business of Mactac from Platinum Equity

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
GLENDALE, Calif. - Avery Dennison today announced it had completed the acquisition of the European business of Mactac from Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, for the purchase price of €200 million including assumed debt. Mactac’s manufacturing facility in Soignies, Belgium, along with sales offices and warehouses in Europe and Asia, are now part of Avery Dennison’s global footprint. Export sales will continue to serve cus You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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GSG Appoints Sales Representative Frank Stellato

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
New York, NY - GSG Financial LLC, a leading independent finance company, announced the addition of Frank Stellato as a member to the Sales team. Frank will be responsible for new lease originations within the office technology space while developing relationships with manufacturers, dealers, and end users. He will report to the Vice President of Sales, JP Nicoletta. “Frank’s ability and expertise as a deal maker in the copy/office technology space makes him a great fit for the GSG F You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Ricoh named a global market leader in Managed Print Services by Quocirca for fifth consecutive year

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Analyst firm finds Ricoh’s leadership rooted in “mature service portfolio,” “strong global delivery capabilities” and “broader focus on IT services and business process automation” MALVERN, PA - Ricoh today announced that it has maintained a leadership position for the fifth consecutive year in the Managed Print Services (MPS) market, according to a report from analyst firm Quocirca entitled “Managed Print Services Landscape, 2016.& You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Roland DG announces availability of specialist Texart Fluor ink

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Roland DG are pleased to announce the UK availability of Texart Fluor inks, adding an amazing range of fluorescent colours to the already wide gamut. Texart XT-640 and Texart RT-640 users are offered the chance to increase their colour portfolio with over 375 fluorescent hues when combined with other Texart inks, bringing new profitable applications to their business.  The Texart fluor inks, available in Yellow (Fy) and Pink (Fp), can produce vivid output which standard process colours alo You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Minuteman Press Franchise in Duluth, GA Tops SurveyAdvantage Print Buyer Satisfaction Index

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Survey indicates 100% of customers are "Very Likely" to recommend Minuteman Press in Duluth, GA DULUTH, Ga. - Congratulations to the Minuteman Press franchise in Duluth, Georgia, which topped the SurveyAdvantage Print Buyer Satisfaction Index for the quarter ending June 30, 2016. Minuteman Press in Duluth achieved the best overall loyalty rating among its customers, with 100% of them stating they are “Very Likely” to recommend the design, marketing and printing franchise to other bu You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Zoo Printing Expands Footprint with Free Local Delivery to 6 Major Cities and Surrounding Areas

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
LOUISVILLE, KY - Zoo Printing has expanded their service’s to their growing customer base in the Greater Louisville area.  This expansion enables the wholesale trade printer to offer free local delivery to 3 states, 6 major cities and surrounding areas including Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Indianapolis, Lexington and Louisville.     “We are thrilled to offer Free Local Delivery to our customers in the thriving Metro Louisville area,” said Ark Andoun, Zoo Prin You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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CanvasTac Gold Iridescent Shines at Mimaki LA Office

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Mimaki USA used CanvasTac Gold Iridescent to decorate their Los Angeles office while showcasing their printer capabilities.  Mimaki USA has worked with Presto’s materials in the past decorating their trade show booths with CanvasTac and PrestoTex Silver and their New Jersey office. This was a first for Mimaki USA printing and installing CanvasTac Gold Iridescent.  CanvasTac Gold Iridescent is a 17 mil gold iridescent canvas fabric with a repositionable adhesive. The repositiona You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Call for Nominations: PIA 2016 Education Award of Excellence and the 2016 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Printing Industries of America is opening a call for nominations for outstanding educators, industry trainers, and programs in the graphic communications field for the 2016 Education Awards of Excellence and the 2016 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence. "These awards honor the most exemplary educators and programs that go above and beyond to encourage the next generation to immerse themselves in the incredible opportunities provided by our industry," s You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Sun Chemical Opens New Coatings Lab in Carlstadt Research and Development Center

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Sun Chemical has reinforced its commitment to the graphic arts and packaging markets by opening a new coatings lab in its Carlstadt, N.J. research and development facility.  The 11,000 square foot investment features state of the art equipment and unsurpassed analytical support for studying migration, adhesion, permeability, and other performance-related coating phenomena. SEM microscopy, atomic force microscopy, IR surface mapping, sophisticated surface energ You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Baker Goodchild secures ISO 27001 certificate

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Birmingham-based print, mail and postage solutions provider, Baker Goodchild has been successfully audited for ISO 27001 certification, which is the information security management standard that helps companies assess and prevent information security risks.  This latest standard accreditation for the direct mail fulfilment company follows their recent annual audits for the Quality Management Standard ISO 9001 and Environmental Management System ISO 14001, both of which it passed successful You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Dongheng Group invests in high-volume digital textile printing with a PIKE printer from SPGPrints

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Boxmeer, Netherlands – SPGPrints announces the sale of a six-colour PIKE® digital textile printer to the Dongheng Group, in Changzhou, Jiangsu province (near Shanghai), China. The Dongheng Group (DHG) is a commission (contract) textile printing and dyeing company supplying the fashion industry. With more than 600 employees, the company has a range of rotary screen and digital printing equipment. DHG wanted to expand its digital capabilities for a variety of reasons. Fi You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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The Wilen Group Completes 3rd Party HIPAA Data Security Assessment

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Expands Industry Leading Direct Marketing Offerings to Healthcare Industries  Farmingdale, NY/Deerfield Beach, FL - The Wilen Group, the fastest growing direct mailer in the U.S., has completed its HIPAA Security Assessment across both its facilities.  The company, which oversees Wilen New York, a direct marketing agency, and Wilen Direct, its production facility, engaged 360 Advanced, a full-service IT audit and compliance firm that specializes in integrated compliance solu You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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VITS International, Inc. expands sales presence in Europe with agent in Austria

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
VITS has signed XYNAMIX Vertriebs GmbH of Austria to represent the complete VITS International product line. “We are very excited to have representation on the ground in Austria”, says Nick Gerovac, Director of Sales for VITS International. “Having a face-to-face sales presence is indispensable if you want to be successful in other markets. Our agents know the customers, the language and the culture which gives VITS instant credibility with the cus You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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Tower Products Introduces New Anilox Cleaning Technology at Labelexpo America 2016

WhatTheyThink - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:08pm
Easton/Palmer Township PA - Tower Products, Inc., the leading manufacturer of environmentally sensitive pressroom chemistry for the offset and flexographic printing industry, is introducing its newest anilox cleaning technology at Labelexpo America2016.  Tower Products will be exhibiting in booth #5735. SmartFlex High Tech Anilox Cleaner is an outstanding new technology that cleans anilox rollers in hot tank or ultrasonic applications. The product quickly and effectively cleans the cells o You can now subscribe to artilce discussions. Subscribe to Recent Discussions Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn
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