Xpanding document systems' horizons at Xplor 

Nov 06, 2001

Last week, I spent a few days at the Xplor International Global Conference & Exhibit in Orlando. Xplor International (Anaheim, CA) is a worldwide association representing more than 5,000 members in more than 2,500 companies that develop and use document systems technology. And what is a "document system?" Based on the exhibit, it consists of digital printing devices, software, mailing/distribution

Escher-Grad Technologies expands manufacturing operations 

Nov 05, 2001

Escher-Grad Technologies Inc. (Montreal) today announced a $1.5 million expansion of its manufacturing operations. These funds will be used to increase equipment, materials and manpower in response to the recent demand for the company's violet laser computer-to-plate imaging products, the Cobalt line of violet laser platesetters. Launched in 1999, the Cobalt-8 reportedly features the highest quality

TAGA Proceedings: everything you always wanted to know about inks, presses, color, paper, plates, software and systems 

Nov 02, 2001

The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) (Rochester, NY) announces the availability of its 2001 TAGA Proceedings. TAGA Annual Proceedings are case bound references that have been published every year since 1949. TAGA Annual Proceedings are unique in that they are the only permanent technical reference in the graphic arts industry. The 2001 TAGA Proceedings includes over 40 papers on ink,

In Print Advertising 

Nov 02, 2001

Every month American Printer Full Run Edition (largest general commercial printer circulation) American Printer Medium-to-Large Plants demographic edition American Printer Marketplace Classifieds Every other month (Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov.) Ad Lits - Eight 4-color units to a page; designed to generate leads by promoting sales literature Four times a year AMERICAN QUICK PRINTER demographic

Integrated Marketing 

Nov 02, 2001

INTEGRATED Multi-media marketing made easy. The AMERICAN PRINTER Total Communication Package offers print, on-line, direct marketing and public relations opportunities. ADVERTISING in the only magazine for the US printing industry that is requested by every one of its readers is the base. Build your program through these additional AMERICAN PRINTER channels. ON-LINE www.americanprinter.com. AMERICAN

Media Kit Information 

Nov 02, 2001


Paperloop names Ian Johnston CEO 

Nov 01, 2001

Ian Johnston, a business-to-business publishing executive with extensive international experience in both print and online media, has joined Paperloop (San Francisco) as the companys new chief executive officer. He replaces Tim Fazio who moves up to CEO of PL Holdings, Paperloops parent company. In his new position, Johnston oversees all operations at the leading multimedia information and e-business

iPRINT and Wood Associates complete merger 

Nov 01, 2001

iPrint Technologies, inc. (Redwood Cities, CA) has completed its merger with privately held Wood Associates, a supplier of promotional and marketing programs to the Fortune 1000. iPrint Technologies held its Q3 2001 earnings conference call on Monday, October 29th, announcing that it beat the First Call consensus EPS estimate of a $0.13 loss per share by $0.02. In the call, the company highlighted

IKON to offer Adobe's PDF Transit 

Oct 31, 2001

IKON Office Solutions, Inc. (Valley Forge, PA) announced that it will team with Adobe Systems Inc. to integrate Adobe's PDF Transit Internet printing technologies into IKON offerings for document distribution, sharing and printing. Leveraging the universal Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), IKON will provide solutions that improve and simplify document management and production for its customers.

Extensis, Inc. Sells Creativepro.com to PrintingforLess.com 

Oct 31, 2001

Extensis, Inc. (Portland,OR) a software developer for creative professionals, has announced the sale of creativepro.com to Montana-based PrintingforLess.com (PFL). PFL has acquired the rights and assets related to the creativepro.com portal. Launched by Extensis, Inc. in August of 1999, creativepro.com serves as avertical portal providing online content and resources for the print and Web publishing

Digital imaging certification offered 

Oct 25, 2001

The National Council for Skill Standards in Graphic Communications (NC) (Kennebunk, ME) announces the Digital Imaging Certification Examination (DICE) series. The NC DICE exams are based on GATF’s Council Imaging Skills Standards. The DICE exams will be available on line at participating PIA affiliates and other industry association locations throughout the U.S. The series consists of individual assessments

Avery Dennison earnings down, cuts 550 jobs 

Oct 24, 2001

Self-adhesive-label manufacturer Avery Dennison Corp. (Pasadena, CA) announced Q3 diluted earnings per share of $0.63, compared with $0.73 per share for Q3 2000. Net income was $61.7 million, versus $73 million in Q3 2000. Reported sales declined 3.5 percent to $966.7 million, from $1.001 billion a year ago. In Q3 2001, sales for the company’s pressure-sensitive adhesives and materials sector grew

R.R. Donnelley reports Q3 earnings; commercial and financial print hit hardest 

Oct 24, 2001

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (Chicago) reported its Q3 earnings before restructuring charges and one-time items of $0.46 per share, versus $0.69 per share in Q3 2000. Net income was $54.3 million, compared with $84.4 million a year ago. After restructuring and impairment charges, net income for the quarter was $42 million, and revenues were $1.3 billion, down 10.1 percent from Q3 2000. The company’s

SGIA’s Kinter receives GATF environmental award 

Oct 24, 2001

GATF (Sewickley, PA) has named Marcia Y. Kinter, vice president of government affairs at the Screenprinting and Graphic Imaging Assn. (SGIA), as recipient of the 2001 William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award. Initiated in 1990 in honor of William Schaeffer, GATF’s former research director, the award honors significant contributions to environmental awareness by an individual in the printing industry.

Graham returns to PIA as marketing director 

Oct 23, 2001

Alexander T. Graham has been appointed director of marketing at PIA (Alexandria, VA), and will be responsible for the marketing and communications efforts of the PIA and GATF (Sewickley, PA). Graham first worked at PIA as assistant director of political affairs, and later as manager of sections and publications. Before rejoining the organization, he ran his own consulting practice specializing in

Sappi North America downsizes corporate staff 

Oct 23, 2001

Sappi Fine Paper North America (Boston) is restructuring corporate staff functions at its headquarters and various sales and corporate offices across the U.S. As part of the streamlining, approximately 100 positions have been eliminated, or 10 percent of the salaried workforce. The restructuring results from the closure of Sappi’s Mobile, AL, mill earlier this year; the company hopes it will also

Fox River Paper launches "guerilla" poster campaign, patriotic paper 

Oct 23, 2001

Fox River Paper Co. (Appleton, WI) has launched the Freedom Poster Campaign, which aims to celebrate freedom in an untraditional fashion. The campaign uses child-like statements and bold colors that stand out against city landscapes, encouraging expression and creativity. It is targeted at not just the artistic community, but the public at large; it takes a "guerilla" approach to marketing, in which

Sheetfed profits decline slightly 

Oct 22, 2001

According to data from PIA’s (Alexandria, VA) 2001 "Ratios" survey, sheetfed printers’ profits declined from 3.25 percent in 1999 to 2.9 percent in 2000. Major cost areas remained stable as a percent of sales during the past year. In 2000, most printers’ revenues were devoted to three major cost areas: materials, 34 percent; factory payroll, 25.8 percent; and factory expenses, 15.8 percent. Sales

Canon Business Solutions expands into Northeast U.S. 

Oct 22, 2001

Canon Business Solutions-Northeast, Inc. (New York City), a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. and provider of document imaging systems, is expanding into the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The new office, serving commercial and government customers in the Pittsburgh metro marketplace, will be located at Airside Business Park, 550 Lindbergh Dr., Moon Township, PA. David Mielnicki has assumed the role

NAPL accepting Management Plus Award entries: Deadline Nov. 9 

Oct 22, 2001

NAPL is accepting entries for the 2001 Management Plus Awards. The awards are a component of NAPL’s Management Plus program, which helps graphic arts firms identify their strengths and weaknesses in nine specific areas, including human resources, business planning, sales and marketing, internal control systems, quality control, vendor relations and financial performance. To enter, complete the 2001

SSPP honors R.R. Donnelley CSR 

Oct 19, 2001

The Society for Service Professionals in Printing (SSPP) (Alexandria, VA) has awarded the Printing Service Specialist of the Year Award to Penny Sullivan of R.R. Donnelley Printing Co. L.P. The award is given to a customer service representative (CSR) who shows initiative and achievements that symbolize outstanding customer service in the printing industry. Nominations require letters of recommendation

Hammermill Color Copy Contest winners announced 

Oct 19, 2001

Hammermill Papers (Memphis, TN) has announced the winners of its first annual Grand Color Copy Contest. Entries were received from all over the country, and ranged from brochures and sales flyers to greeting cards and calendars. All entries were printed on Hammermill Color Copy Paper and/or Color Copy Cover. Hampden Press (Denver) won first place for its CH2Mhill Statement of Qualifications brochure.

KPG to acquire Imation color-proofing business 

Oct 18, 2001

Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) (Norwalk, CT) has reached a definitive agreement with Imation Corp. (Oakdale, MN) to acquire its worldwide color-proofing and color software businesses for $50 million in cash. Under terms of the agreement, KPG will acquire Imation’s full portfolio of color-proofing, film, plate and color software offerings, and the company’s Color Technologies manufacturing facility

Sunday press inventor receives GATF technology award 

Oct 18, 2001

Richard McKrell, vice president of research and development for Heidelberg’s Web Systems Solution Center (Dover, NH), has been awarded the 2001 Robert F. Reed Technology Medal. First presented in 1974 by GATF’s (Sewickley, PA) Society of Fellows, the award honors the memory of Robert F. Reed, the "Dean of Lithography." It is presented annually to an individual who has made a major contribution to

Fujifilm forms Enovation Graphic Systems 

Oct 18, 2001

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. (Elmsford, NY) has formed Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary consisting of recently acquired Fuji distributors PrimeSource Corp., Heartland Imaging and Graphic Systems, Inc. Enovation represents more than 300 suppliers at more than 60 U.S. branch locations, and employs more than 1,000. Former PrimeSource chairman and president James F. Mullan has