Rising Temperatures—A Threat to Safety

July 20, 2018

With summer in full swing and temperatures rising, heat-related illnesses can pose a serious threat. In areas of the United States, the outside temperatures climb to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and depending upon the circumstances, production and warehouse areas without air conditioning can become equally hot and potentially dangerous. Heat exposure can lead to headaches, cramps, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and even seizures or death.... Read More

Saving Energy in Prepress

July 10, 2018

Becoming a more environmentally sustainable printer means looking at every piece of the business for opportunities, and more and more printers are setting environmental performance goals and regularly measuring performance in areas such as recycling and water usage. Other initiatives include switching to vegetable-based inks, using low-VOC solvents, and offering recycled paper or paper that has been sourced in an environmentally friendly,... Read More

EPA Launches E-manifest System

July 10, 2018

On June 30, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally launched its new electronic manifest (e-manifest) system. This system will electronically track and store information of companies shipping hazardous waste throughout the nation. The new filing structure will ensure a more accurate, streamlined way of tracking hazardous waste through each stage of disposal. Hazardous waste is managed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery... Read More

Benny Award Winners

June 19, 2018

For several months, the offices here at Printing Industries of America (PIA) have been overflowing with the Premier Print Awards pieces--over 2,000 entries submitted to categories like Posters and Cards, School Yearbooks and Novelty Books, Product Catalogs and Popular Culture Magazines, even Point-of-Purchase Materials. The amount of talent expressed through craftsmanship and creativity was overwhelming, though the rigorous judging process... Read More

Optimize Offset Profitability…. with Digital

June 7, 2018

You know it. We know it. Offset is not always the most productive option for certain types of jobs. If you could move short runs, reprints, and challenging projects to a digital press, wouldn't that give you the flexibility to go after the types of offset projects that generate the most profit? With no-compromise quality and exceptional reliability, Kodak's digital sheetfed presses enable you to do just that, so you can grow your business the... Read More

Broudy Printing Upholds Sustainability Practices

June 6, 2018

Earlier last month, a Democratic assemblyman in California introduced a bill to reduce the waste created by one-time use plastic straws in sit down restaurants as a way to "raise awareness about the detrimental effects of plastic straws on our environment." [1] Increasingly, it seems as if no environmentally responsible decision can be too small, but for some small businesses, being environmentally conscious comes at no small cost. The practices... Read More

Kodak Expands Global Literacy Program in 2018

June 5, 2018

Kodak is expanding its Print for Good literacy program this year, creating a volunteer printer network that will produce thousands of children's books and school supplies in 2018 to benefit some of the world's most disadvantaged populations, using sustainable Kodak printing products, such as KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates. "It's wonderful to see printers signing up across the globe to participate in Kodak's Print for Good program," said... Read More

PRINT Named One of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows in Overall Attendance

May 24, 2018

PRINT Named One of the Top 25 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows in Overall Attendance Building on the honor of having been named one of the top 100 U.S. Trade Shows by Trade Show News Network (TSNN), the Association for Print Technologies (APTechSM) announced that its signature event, PRINT, has ranked in the top 25 fastest-growing events in attendance. The award, presented by TSNN and its parent company, Tarsus Media Group, recognizes trade shows... Read More

New App Lets You Control your CTP Devices Remotely

May 17, 2018

We can now use mobile devices to start our cars, adjust the temperature of our homes, and even find our misplaced keys. Why shouldn't you have the same convenience at work? Kodak is pleased to announce that now you can, at least when it comes to your CTP device and plate making operation. The new KODAK Mobile CTP Control App lets you monitor and control up to 10 CTP devices from wherever you are. The app will alert you immediately when a CTP... Read More

U.S. and Canadian Winners of the 2017 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award Recognized in Rochester, NY

April 12, 2018

On February 28, 2018, Kodak executives presented the 2017 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award to winners from the U.S. and Canada at the Kodak headquarters in Rochester, NY. The award recognizes printers that are leaders in sustainability initiatives in the print industry and is named for KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates, known for yielding dramatic environmental and economic benefits for customers without sacrificing quality and output.... Read More

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