Konica Printing Technologies (KPT) (Windsor, CT) announced a three-year, third-party maintenance relationship with IBM Printing Systems, which empowers IBM to provide around-the-clock service coverage for KPT's Force 75 printing system in non-Konica branch areas, including Alaska and Hawaii.
Avery Dennison, Cleveland, OH Contact: Steve Melfi by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ROLE OBJECTIVE: Provide dedicated division support by Sales and Development of custom engineered solutions for Fasson Roll North America Division customers. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Manage the development of new specialty products for customers by: Clearly defining customer requirements
Avery Dennison, Atlanta, GA Contact: Steve Melfi by e-mail: email@example.com ROLE OBJECTIVE: Exceed customer requirements by ensuring manufacturing facility and equipment operates efficiently and safely PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Project Engineering: equipment design, specification, selection, layout, installation, & startup Project Management: AFE preparation and
Avery Dennison, Indianapolis, IN Contact: Steve Melfi by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ROLE OBJECTIVE: Provide additional technical support to maximize efficiency of production equipment and insure product and services produced by the needs and expectations of our customers. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Product Development: Continually improve & optimize current products
Mail-Well, Inc. (Englewood, CO) has named Gordon Griffiths president and CEO of Mail-Well Print Group. Griffiths most recently served as the chairman, CEO and co-founder of Caxton Group, a marketing services organization. He assumes the responsibilities of David Blue, who left the company to pursue other interests.
Avery DennIson, Ft. Wayne, IN Contact: Steve Melfi by e-mail: email@example.com ROLE OBJECTIVE: Maximize profit and provide technical excellence through improvements of production equipment and strive to improve production quality through implementation of new equipment. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Design and program automation equipment for Ft. Wayne. Optimize the
Avery Dennison, Ft. Wayne, IN Contact: Steve Melfi by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ROLE OBJECTIVE: Initiate and lead new product development projects in the plant. Manage portfolio of projects aimed at the facility. Provide focal point for all activities in the plant and act as a representative at the site. Function as primary Paper Expert for Variable Imprint business. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Inert-UV technology is well established in the industrial-coatings market, and is now beginning to make headway into the graphic arts. The process--siliconizing paper and/or film--utilizes a chamber in which oxygen is replaced by nitrogen to less than 60 parts per million. The result: The UV-curing system consumes 80 percent less power and uses 80 percent less heat to cure. Eltosch GmbH (Hamburg,
Avery Dennison, Cleveland, OH Contact: Steve Melfi by e-mail: email@example.com ROLE OBJECTIVE: Grow sales and improve the financial performance of an assigned product line by championing appropriate strategies within the Paper / Films areas. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Develop product definitions* for existing products and to support the
Avery Dennison, Cleveland, OH Contact: Steve Melfi by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ROLE OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this role is to lead new product development projects that support the business requirements of the Avery Dennison. This person will lead a cross-Product Technology group responsible for insuring that the company remains a leader in adhesive technology and stays linked globally
Avery Dennison, Indianapolis, IN Contact: Steve Melfi by e-mail: email@example.com PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Project Improvements: Implement capital projects to increase machine utilization and improve product quality. Process Improvements: Initiate, implement & support new equipment and process upgrades to minimize scrap, increase productivity and improve quality.
Xeikon International (Mortsel, Belgium) announced that it will stop the market introduction of its sheetfed digital color press, the CSP 320 D. The company instead will focus its resources well established products, including the web-fed DCP product family. This is the first in a series of strategic decisions from Xeikon since Punch International acquired the company in March 2002. "The CSP 320 D
Mail-Well, Inc. (Englewood, CO) announced today that it expects Q1 2002 earnings before restructuring charges to be below forecast results, largely as a result of lower-than-expected revenues and erosion of margins.  "The downturns in our industries, especially the commercial printing industry, have been deeper and more prolonged than expected.  As a result, our earnings and revenues for the first
I.O. Technologies (Las Vegas) has signed an agreement with Agfa Professional Support (APS) (Mortsel, Belgium) that allows Agfa to market and sell Ollé courses published by I.O. Technologies and their exclusive distribution partner, the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY). Agfa has launched the new Ollé course offerings on their Agfa Academy Training Center, located on the Web at www.agfa.com/graphics/academy,
Muller Martini Corp. (Hauppauge, NY) has launched a new Digital Finishing Division designed to bring professional binding capabilities to on-demand, variable-data and one-to-one workflows. According to Andrew J. Fetherman, manager of the new division, Muller Martini is working to adapt the technology from some of its high-volume machines and scale it to the digital workflow. The division’s first product
Epson America Inc. (Long Beach, CA) has promoted Norio Niwa, president and CEO, to senior managing director and chief executive of Seiko Epson Corp.'s Imaging and Information Products Division and to chairman of both Epson America and Epson Europe B.V. John Lang, senior executive vice president and COO for Epson America, has been promoted to replace Niwa as president and chief executive officer. Niwa
NUR America, Inc. (San Antonio, TX) has selected ILFORD Imaging USA, Inc. to distribute its Salsa Ultima, Fresco HiQ, FabriGraph and Blueboard series of digital production printers, and the full line of NUR inks in the U.S.
Agfa Professional Support (APS) (Mortsel, Belgium) and RIT (Rochester, NY) have launched a new online training center, www.agfa.com/graphics/academy. The site features seven courses, including Becoming a Print Professional, Digital Asset Management, Variable Data Imaging and Color Management. More classes will be added in the future. In other news, APS is launching an e-store, which will allow customers
MAN Roland (Westmont, IL) has developed a new approach to emergency press repairs that will allow press operators to fix most mechanical, electrical and procedural problems by themselves. Called TeleTech, the new offering connects printers to an expert group of technicians, called the Rapid Response Team (RRT). An on-phone technician discusses the problem with the press operator, and can usually walk
Lastra America Corporation (LAC) (Manerbio, Italy), a subsidiary of Lastra SpA, has acquired Western Litho Plate and Supply Co. (St. Louis). "Western’s plate product line compliments our current offerings and the equipment business presents us with an opportunity to expand our analog prepress business into the area of computer-to-plate," says Lastra SpA president Roberto Ziletti. Western Lithotech’s
R.R. Donnelley (Chicago) announces its digital solution centers, where staff will specialize in preparing files for print. The first center, based 60 miles southwest of Chicago in Pontiac, IL, will serve trade and consumer-magazine clients. The move is part of the printer's effort to standardize its entire workflow and file-format specifications for specific customer markets. R.R. Donnelley has selected
ScenicSoft, Inc. (Lynnwood, WA), a print and prepress software provider, and Wohlenberg have completed testing CIP3 connectivity between UpFront 1.5 and Preps 4.1, and all Wohlenberg cutters of the cut-tec series 76-185 PS and PPS with the autoprogrammer v2.22 software. Wohlenberg offers its customers two options to connect with the CIP3 workflow. The standard disk drive in new Wohlenberg cutters
IBM (Boulder, CO) and Hitachi Koki (HKK) (Tokyo) today announced an investment in Aprion Digital (Netanya, Israel), a supplier of digital inkjet printing technology, for an undisclosed sum. According to IBM, the intent of the investment is to remain at the forefront of technology advancements that provide leading-edge printing solutions. IBM Printing Systems will collaborate with its long-term partner
Presstek, Inc., (Hudson, NH) has appointed Edward J. Marino as president and CEO, succeeding Robert W. Hallman. Marino has served on Presstek's board of directors for two years. He is currently president and CEO of Lightning Source, Inc., a print-on-demand and digital content delivery company serving the book-publishing industry. Previous positions include president of Danka Services International