Print Industry News
Ryan Ferris, who serves as President and COO of both PostNet and AlphaGraphics, talks about the success of the PostNet printing, marketing, and pack-and-ship franchise network during the pandemic; how the two franchises partner to serve consumers and small businesses locally; and their ownership by MBE Worldwide.
The key to writing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is making the decision to DO IT! Then write down the TOP 3 FRUSTRATIONS in your business that affect job and service workflow — and your bottom-line. That’s where ORDER begins!
Bernhard Schaaf. Manroland Sheetfed has appointed Bernhard Schaaf, former manager of Heidelberg’s large-format press business, as head of large-format at Manroland Sheetfed, as well as a board member. The move follows on the heels of Heidelberg ending the production of its Very Large Format (VLF) presses about a year ago, as well as the departure of some senior managers. For over 14 years, Schaaf was Heidelberg’s Vice-President for the Speedmaster XL145 and XL162 VLF press lines. Before that, he held senior project development and market development roles for VLF presses, as well as the Primefire 106 B1 Inkjet Press, which…
Peter Bourgeois. Drytac (Brampton, Ontario) has announced that Peter Bourgeois, Territory Sales Manager for Western Canada, has expanded his current role as of April 1, 2021, assuming additional responsibilities by now servicing the Northwestern United States. He’ll now be responsible for new and existing customers in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii – while also continuing to service the Western Canada region. Since its inception in 1976, Drytac has evolved into a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of adhesive-coated products. With manufacturing facilities Canada and the United Kingdom, Drytac serves an international marketplace with…
Keypoint Intelligence released its Field Test Report, which assessed the Canon Colorado 1650 64-inch roll-to-roll printer in three categories – image quality, usability and speed.
A new IPI research report details the impact of the pandemic on the in-plant industry, one year in. It examines revenue trends, operational changes, infection rates, services still in demand, fall travel plans, and more.
COVID-19 has changed Colorado state government in a big way. The transformation to remote work is driving new print volumes to the state’s Integrated Document Solutions operation.
Throughout this past year, the resilience of in-plants has been admirable. They have taken advantage of opportunities created by the pandemic, added new services, adapted production processes to incorporate social distancing, and continued to serve their parent organizations — often in ways they had not done previously. Download this exclusive report to better understand how the in-plant industry has been affected by COVID-19 – and how in-plants have adapted to these challenges to continue serving their parent organizations.
The educational program takes place Saturday, April 10, online. It is free and open to all printers looking to diversify into profitable new business areas.
Offer flexible, affordable die-cutting in-house with Insignia. Watch the sheet-fed rotary die process produce cartons with ease of operation, automatic matrix removal and a choice of delivery units. This feature packed system includes die-cutting, kiss-cutting, embossing, creasing, cut-scoring, perforating and in-line fold/glue. Four sizes (B2-B4) for both digital and offset work. This affordable production built machine is proudly manufactured in the U.S. and supported by Rollem’s own specialists. Check it out here.
On this episode of The Week that Was, we recap the infrastructure plan announced by the Biden Administration; Fort Dearborn set a world impression record on its Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106; Ironmark acquired Spectrum Printing and Graphics; and we discuss how to manage employee conduct outside the workplace.
SAi (Salt Lake City, Utah) has released Flexi 21, calling it “the most feature-rich version of its flagship sign-making software.” The 64-bit RIP system is engineered to meet the demanding design-to-production challenges of sign & display and large-format print providers for both novice and more advanced users, while continuing to be highly productive with fast processing speeds. SAi Flexi is the industry leader for creating a variety of applications such as vehicle wraps, banners, signs, soft signage and much more. With a low monthly operating cost, an SAi Flexi subscription includes free software upgrades, e-mail and phone support, and all…
Esko has launched the latest generation of its award-winning native PDF editor for packaging and label prepress – ArtPro+ 21.0.3. Basically, ArtPro+ increases packaging prepress efficiency by eliminating errors and increasing automation of the editing process. With a new Variable-Data Printing (VDP) module and full integration with Hell gravure equipment, the latest version of the software delivers a further boost to prepress operational excellence. Established as one of the leading native PDF editors for the packaging prepress process, ArtPro+ enables users to reduce unintentional errors when editing, and to automate repeating tasks without the need for any special programming skills….
The combi-folding machine, designed for full-size B1 and smaller sheet sizes, is well suited to the commercial printing market and is ideal for high-precision, fast production of all types of general commercial applications.
Linemark has installed a Pro 30f UV LED flatbed printer from EFI. The new device gives Linemark the ability to produce new applications, reduce cycle time, and replace revenue losses created by the pandemic.
The eight-unit Goss S2000 48-page press provides a broad range of print formats and page configurations. Installation will commence in the coming month, with the start-up and commissioning taking place in September ’21.
A quiet movement has been afoot in the resurgence of artisanal letterpress printing. Mixing politics, feminism, and current events with creative, upbeat, and often downright edgy greeting card messages, a network of women-owned businesses has emerged as the voice of the small-shop letterpress trade.
The award-winning DGI Poseidon and DGI FH-3204 printers from Canon Solutions America run at full speed, whether you’re printing process colors or with fluorescent inks. Create fluorescent graphics that stand out from the crowd without compromising productivity. Learn more here.
During this webinar you’ll hear from peers why real-time data collection directly from equipment is so beneficial in manufacturing, strategies to leverage real-time scorecards and dashboards based on standard work, how real-time decision support can help you become more predictable, despite shorter runs, and how to develop a company culture that embraces real time feedback as a tool for improvement.
As organizations embark on strategic planning, there are a number of considerations that come to mind. This is true for “first timers” as well as tried and true planning veterans. Here are five questions to ask your team in preparation for a robust planning session.