IPA bestows Fuji’s Warter with Leonard Holzinger Award, unveils new logo 

May 15, 2002

Larry Warter, director of new business development at Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. (Hanover Park, IL), has been awarded the International Prepress Assn.’s (IPA) (Edina, MN) Leonard Holzinger Award in recognition of his contributions to the IPA and the graphic communication industry. Warter received the award at IPA’s Premedia 2002 technical seminar taking place May 14-16 in Chicago. He is a member of the

Presstek realigns into DI, CTP units 

May 15, 2002

Presstek, Inc. (Hudson, NH) has realigned into two customer-oriented business units--direct imaging (DI) and computer-to-plate (CTP). The DI business unit will include all on-press DI equipment and consumables; the CTP unit will focus on off-press equipment and consumables. The two units will share manufacturing and engineering resources. Presstek’s Lasertel subsidiary will continue to supply Presstek

Apple introduces OS X server hardware 

May 15, 2002

Apple (Cupertino, CA) has introduced Xserve, server hardware for its UNIX-based OS X server software. It can hold nearly half a terabyte of data per machine, and more than 20 terabytes per 42U rack. The server’s 1U rack-optimized design enables users to stack up to 42 units--or up 84 PowerPC G4 processors--in an eight-ft.-tall rack, with up to 630 gigaflops of processing. Xserve also features Server

Quebecor expands retail-insert production 

May 14, 2002

Quebecor World Inc. (Greenwich, CT) announced plans to open a new retail offset production facility in Riverside, CA. The facility is said to be part of Quebecor’s strategic growth initiative to provide the most flexible and competitive North American manufacturing platform for the mass production of inserts and mailers. The Riverside plant will focus on the retail market, servicing the Southern California

Ipex 2002 attendance figures announced 

May 14, 2002

IIR Exhibitions, organizer of Ipex 2002 in Birmingham, England, announced that 65,451 graphic-arts professionals attended the April show. According to IIR, this number--which is currently being verified by an auditing bureau--represents just over 70 percent of the number of people who attended Ipex 98. Overseas visitors accounted for 36 percent of attendees, while the percentage of attending senior

Xerox receives $496 million in financing from GE Capital 

May 14, 2002

Xerox Corp. (Rochester, NY) has reportedly received $496 million in financing from GE Capital, secured by portions of Xerox’s lease receivables in the U.S., which will be amortized into the year 2005. Xerox and GE Capital expect to complete additional U.S. securitizations this year while the two companies finalize the agreement for GE Capital to become the primary provider of equipment financing for

Image Arts introduces digital-imaging franchise 

May 13, 2002

Image Arts Etc. (San Diego), a franchise organization that sells consumer digital-imaging products and services, has introduced a digital-imaging franchise, the Mobile Event Imaging System. For a $50 start-up cost plus a monthly lease payment of $1,400, franchisees have use of a van featuring the Image Arts logo, all photographic equipment and marketing support. As franchisees build their track record

Global Graphics sells hardware division to management 

May 13, 2002

Global Graphics (Pompey, France), an OEM supplier of printing, electronic document and workflow software and manufacturer of Harlequin and Jaws RIPs, has completed the sale of its hardware division to a management buyout team lead by Gary Jones, former board director and hardware-division COO. The transaction includes the lithographic, flexographic, letterpress and scanning equipment-manufacturing

Sappi appoints Cloquet mill director, hires 580 former Potlatch employees 

May 09, 2002

Sappi Fine Paper North America (Boston) has appointed Tom Collins director of its Cloquet, MN, pulp and paper mill, which it acquired this past March from Potlatch Papers. Collins joined Sappi in 1991 and managed the company’s Skowhegan, ME, pulp and paper mills. Sappi also announced that it will hire approximately 580 of the more than 780 hourly employees who previously staffed the mill when owned

Georgia-Pacific to split into two companies 

May 08, 2002

The board of directors of Georgia-Pacific Corp. (Atlanta) has approved separating the company into two publicly traded businesses--one focusing on consumer products and packaging, and the other selling building products and distribution services. "This decision by the board is consistent with the strategic direction we have been taking since 1999," comments A.D. "Pete" Correll, chairman and CEO. Steps

Electronics for Imaging acquires wireless-messaging company 

May 08, 2002

Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI) (Foster City, CA), a provider of software and hardware imaging systems for network printing, has acquired Unimobile, Inc., a wireless-messaging software company. Unimobile’s scalable platform reportedly enables enterprises and carriers to provide mission-critical, interactive mobile messaging to their customers, partners and employees through their secure, two-way


May 08, 2002

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May 08, 2002

UV Color, a leading printer utilizing the latest ultra-violet technology is seeking a maintenance technician. This position will install, repair, troubleshoot, adjust and maintain all equipment. Must have a minimum of 5 years exp., strong mechanical aptitude, and a working knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics and electronics. UV Color offers competitive wages & benefits. Please call 651-631-8282, fax

StaffingTools, PrintImage form training partnership 

May 07, 2002

StaffingTools.com (Bloomington, IN), a graphic-arts online training service provider, has partnered with small commercial and quick printer association PrintImage International (Chicago) to offer discounted online testing, training and certification to the organization’s 1,600 members. Training will be offered to PrintImage members through the PrintImage Online University. Printers can test and train

Enovation acquires Taylor Impression 

May 07, 2002

Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc. (Elmsford, NY) has added Taylor Impression, Inc., a graphic-arts equipment and consumables dealer headquartered in Nashville, TN, to its distributor holdings. Taylor Impression has served the graphic arts industry since 1946 and has five branch locations throughout the Southeast. As part of Enovation, the branch locations will continue to supply customers in Tennessee,

MAN Roland announces European DICOweb installations 

May 06, 2002

According to manufacturer MAN Roland (Westmont, IL), several installations of the DICOweb plateless web press are under way in Europe. MAS Matbaacilik A.S., a printer of art books, brochures and magazines based in Istanbul, Turkey, has bought a 16-page heatset DICOweb, on which it plans to produce short-run magazines. The 16-page DICOweb is also being installed at Stämpfli, a printer in Bern, Switzerland.

Optima beta-test at Quad/Graphics declared a success 

May 03, 2002

Muller Martini's (Hauppauge, NY) Optima saddlestitcher has passed its beta test at Quad/Graphics (Pewaukee, WI) with flying colors. "We put the Optima into a long-run environment, with four to five million piece jobs the norm," says Bill Graushar, finishing manager at Quad/Graphics. "Our objective was to test the mechanics and reliability of Optima. It passed with high marks." The beta-test Optima

CIP4 releases JDF 1.1 Specification 

May 03, 2002

The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) (Zurich, Switzerland) today announced the public release of version 1.1 the Job Definition Format (JDF) specification. The new version of the specification provides for variable data print needs. The organization, writing and graphics have also been enhanced. Additional areas of modification include:

Exstream hosts first user conference 

May 02, 2002

Exstream Software, Inc. (Lexington, KY) is hosting its first annual Dialogue User Conference, May 5-7 at The Embassy Suites in Lexington, Kentucky. More than 100 Dialogue users from around the world are scheduled to attend. The keynote presentation will be conducted by James Lundy, research director for Gartner (Stamford, CT), a strategic consulting services firm. Lundy will discuss the future of

PrintChannel.com announces competitive pricing program 

May 01, 2002

PrintChannel.com (San Francisco) announced today that it will match the pricing of competitive e-commerce offerings in the U.S. through July 1, 2002. "With this program, we are simplifying the decision making process for prospective customers," said CEO Oliver Pflug. "We want to help printers avoid making a strategic system choice based solely on minor pricing differences or pricing programs that

Buyer's guide for southwest printers 

Apr 25, 2002

The 2002 Southwest Graphics Buyer's Guide and Directory is now available. The directory includes listings in more than 100 categories, including advertising and public-relations agencies, creative services, prepress, printers, manufacturers/suppliers, binderies/finishers, mailing/fulfillment houses and Web developers. The listings primarily involve graphic-arts-related businesses in Arizona, Nevada,

A.B. Dick adds Orlando to road schedule 

Apr 23, 2002

A.B. Dick Co.'s (Chicago) Greatest Traveling Printshow (GTP) will make a stop in Orlando on May 14 and 15. Three sessions will be held during that period. The GTP tour allows customers and guests to see about 10 new products, including common blanket, two-tower presses and the DPM platemaker models. Two seminars are held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the first day, and a 9 a.m. to

GRACoL 6.0 set for release 

Apr 23, 2002

International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance) (Alexandria, VA) and its General Requirements for Applications in Commercial Offset Lithography (GRACoL) committee have announced that the newest version--GRACoL 6.0--will be available in mid-June. GRACoL 6.0 includes new or revised sections covering subjects such as PDFs, digital proofing, process control, color management and gray balance.

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Apr 16, 2002

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KPT, IBM sign maintenance agreement 

Apr 15, 2002

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.