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Sappi calls for ‘2011 Printers of the Year’ entries

Jan 18, 2011 12:00 AM,

Sappi Fine Paper North America has opened the call for entries in its “North American Printers of the Year” awards for 2011, a competition that recognizes print excellence and innovation in 10 categories for work produced on Sappi papers.

Sun Chem to raise ink, consumable prices in North America

Jan 4, 2011 12:00 AM,

Faced with continued increases in the costs of raw materials and volatility in the global supply chain, Sun Chemical will raise prices on February 1, 2011 in North America.

Unisource awards grant to The Print Council

Dec 14, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Print Council announces the Unisource Worldwide “Matching Challenge Grant” has resulted in $100,000 of new financial support from the industry, as well as 15 new supporters to the council ranks.

INX attains EcoLogo certification for EcoTech

Dec 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

INX International Ink Co. announces its EcoTech TC sheetfed inks have earned successful verification and certification through the environmental standard EcoLogo program. Certified inks include four EcoTech process colors and 11 blending bases.

Xerox to expand NY toner plant

Dec 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

Xerox Corporation will invest $25 million in the coming year to expand its EA Toner plant to handle the increasing worldwide need for chemically grown toner used in Xerox printers and production presses.

Appleton's "Green Outlook" examines environmental messaging

Dec 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

Appleton Coated’s second-annual "Green Outlook" shares trends, opportunities and statistics for effectively communicating with consumers who identify with the green lifestyle.

Sun Chemical to increase prices on certain products

Dec 8, 2010 12:00 AM,

Due to a 50% to 75% spike in the raw material costs for the Violet 23 pigment with further increases expected in 2011, Sun Chemical will raise prices for all products containing the pigment by 20% in North America, effective January 1, 2011.

Xeikon partners with Yupo to expand substrate range

Dec 8, 2010 12:00 AM,

Xeikon has tested and qualified synthetic substrates from Yupo Corp. of America for the Xeikon 3000 Series of digital label presses. These new qualifications offer more substrate flexibility to Xeikon users for their label and package printing needs.

Flint Group appoints new CEO

Dec 7, 2010 12:00 AM,

Flint Group is pleased to announce that Antoine Fady has been appointed CEO, effective January 1, 2011.

Ink partnership comes with a free dispenser

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Parsippany, NJ-based Sun Chemical ( demonstrated its Dispenser Program for commercial printers in the Pitman Company booth at Graph Expo. Designed to manage spot color inventory, Sun Chemical claims the program can decrease a printer's overall ink spend by up to 35% when blending inks in-house and up to 46% if blended inks are purchased. The GFI dispensing unit is free for printers

PaperSpecs launches online gallery

Nov 30, 2010 12:00 AM,

The new PaperSpecs Gallery officially opens its virtual doors December 1, 2010.

MWV to sell envelope products business to Cenveo

Nov 30, 2010 12:00 AM,

MeadWestvaco Corp. has agreed to sell its Envelope Products Group to Cenveo Inc. The sale is expected to close at the end of 2010. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Unisource hosting 21st Chicago Paper Show

Nov 2, 2010 12:00 AM,

Norcross, GA–based Unisource Worldwide Inc. is hosting its annual Unisource Chicago Paper Show November 2, 2010, at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

Finch Paper receives 2010 sustainability award

Nov 2, 2010 12:00 AM,

The American Forest and Paper Assn. (AF&PA) has presented its 2010 “Environmental and Energy Achievement Award” to Glens Falls, NY-based Finch Paper LLC.

M-real to partially divest paper mill in Germany

Oct 27, 2010 12:00 AM,

M-real Corp. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding a partial divestment of its Reflex mill in Düren, Germany, to Metsä Tissue Corp. for approximately EUR 10 million.

Appleton Coated announces “U360” award winners

Oct 27, 2010 12:00 AM,

Kimberly, WI-based Appleton Coated announces the 2010 winning entries to the U360 Design Competition.

USITC determines certain coated papers threaten industry

Oct 22, 2010 12:00 AM,

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has determined that, “A U.S. industry is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheetfed presses from China and Indonesia that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.”

Metro Waste Paper Recovery now Cascades Recovery

Oct 22, 2010 12:00 AM,

Metro Waste Paper Recovery Inc., a major North American participant in the paper reclamation business, has chanded its name to Cascades Recovery Inc.

Local legends

Oct 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

In 1865, brothers Jeremiah and Daniel Finch, with partner Samuel Pruyn, bought a lumber mill and founded Finch, Pruyn & Co

Unvarnished agenda

Oct 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Finch Paper adapts to a new era