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Hazen Paper creates stunning, limited-edition holographic yearbook covers

Cover of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Yearbook. Hazen Paper (Holyoke, MA) has created an eye-catching 2020 holographic yearbook cover for the Springfield, Massachusetts Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This was the 8th yearbook cover produced by Hazen and commemorates a legendary event at which Michael Jordan inducted Kobe Bryant into the Hall of Fame. The 2020 cover showcases dynamic holography as its primary visual focus, featuring dominant three-dimensional imagery of the Hall of Fame’s iconic dome and spire, and its panoramic interior juxtaposed with a collage of the year’s inductees in action. John Hazen “The treatment,…

Sun Automation to sell Highcon corrugated digital-finishing solutions in North America

Paul Aliprando To further extend its reach in North America, Highcon (Yavne, Israel) has partnered with Sun Automation Group (Glen Arm, Maryland), who’ll now be promoting and selling Highcon digital converting solutions for corrugated packaging in North America. “We are excited to be adding the Highcon digital converting systems to our extensive range of innovative equipment for corrugated box plants, with the aim of increasing production, efficiency and profitability,” said Paul Aliprando, Vice President of Digital Technologies at Sun Automation Group. Highcon will be exhibiting in the Sun Automation booth at the upcoming Supercorr Expo to be held Aug 7…

Sun Chemical increases prices of publication inks in North America

Chris Parrilli Sun Chemical (Parsippany, N.J.) increasd prices across its portfolio of publication inks in North America effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – citing the continued rise of raw-material costs, increasing international and domestic freight rates, and shortages of key material inputs into the printing-ink supply chain. “These inflationary pressures require us to raise prices in this market,” said Chris Parrilli, President of North American Ink at Sun Chemical. “Our goal is to continue to deliver the world class support and services our customers expect in order for them to meet their business objectives. We understand the pressures the publication…

The Week That Was (5/24/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, SPC celebrates 25 years of business; Mark Michelson and Gary Jones discuss antimicrobial coatings; we explore how W2P technologies can help win customers; and Patrick Henry bids farewell to his full-time printing industry role.

Koenig & Bauer Announces Moderate Price Adjustment

The reduced availability of raw materials such as copper, plastics, additives, sheet metal and wood, and higher shipping and logistics costs require an adjustment in prices. Another reason is the global chip shortage, which is leading to reduced capacities and long lead times for industrial customers, including those outside the automotive sector.

‘What Business Are You Really In?’

According to Harvard Business School professor emeritus Theodore Levitt, there is no such thing as a “growth industry;” rather, there are only companies who are well-positioned and organized to capitalize on growth opportunities. He cites four conditions of what he calls dead and dying “growth industries.”

Three Myths About Sales Heroes

Anyone can be a sales hero as long as they win the war against time. Sales heroes are the unsung champions that keep at the unglamourous activity that brings in business. Let’s dispel some of the myths about people who are sales heroes.

Agfa to showcase its Eclipse process-free plate technology during virtual event

Since it was introduced last year, Agfa’s Eclipse printing plate has been adopted by printing companies worldwide. Eclipse is a process-free plate ideal for sheetfed commercial printers that brings distinctive benefits: It keeps the press clean as its coating is transferred to the first few printed sheets, instead of to the press as is the case with other process-free plates. For the first time, this process-free plate features stable image contrast. Eclipse keeps its superior and stable image contrast even after a week of storage or after 24 hours in office light. Eclipse has high scratch resistance. Printers don’t need…

Warren’s Waterless installs Horizon AFC-566-FG Automated Folder from RM Machinery

The Horizon AFC-566-FG Automated Folder Warren’s Waterless Printing (Toronto), Canada’s first and only waterless printing company, recently installed a new Horizon AFC-566-FG Automated Folder from leading supplier RM Machinery (Carney’s Point, NJ). The installation was completed in January of 2021 and has already reduced the company’s folding production time by 50% by significantly reducing bottlenecks and gridlock in production. After extensive evaluation of several folders, the AFC-566-FG was the machine of choice for Glen Warren, owner of Warren’s Waterless Printing, who paid close attention to his plant’s production and looked for areas where he could improve. “Make-ready time on our…

RRD Launches Comprehensive Solution for In-Store Marketing, Customized for Growing Retailers

Ideal for growing retailers with a network of regional locations, vehicles, and/or franchisees, RRD’s solution offers retailers access to a full suite of in-sync, in-store marketing support, including managing installation, permanent/semi-permanent procurement, site surveys, and store audits. Small staff sizes, multiple vendors, and nonconforming store profiles pose significant barriers for retailers to achieve their marketing vision.

Welcome to the Millennials in Print Podcast – Episode #1

Welcome to Episode #1 of the Millennials in Print Podcast! Join hosts Alex Krupski and Jake Hoffman as they explore the fascinating world of print through the lens of two Millennials. Going forward, this podcast series will take a deep dive into the future of the printing industry, including various challenges it faces, such as the ability to attract more young people — all from the perspective of the next generation. Presents: Good Night 2020

It’s no secret that 2020 left many feeling battered and bruised. In a playful effort to put that horrible year to bed once and for all, branding agency Push created a gift to provide their clients some much-needed comfort, and a little gentle reassurance that 2021 would be better.

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