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Brown Printing receives WOA award

Mar 19, 2010 12:00 AM,

Waseca, MN–based Brown Printing Co. has received a silver award in the Heatset C5 Category of the Web Offset Association’s print awards competition

Goss confirms commitment to Graph Expo

Mar 4, 2010 12:00 AM,

Goss International will participate in the 2010 Graph Expo show in Chicago where the company will emphasize its ownership structure, innovative web press and finishing technology

Flint Group launches more durable web offset blankets

Mar 3, 2010 12:00 AM,

Innovative DuraBond technology is the building block of Flint Group’s (Plymouth, MI) new coldset and heatset metalback blankets

ContiTech produces climate-neutral printing blankets

Mar 3, 2010 12:00 AM,

Northeim, Germany-based ContiTech Elastomer Coatings has introduced a climate-neutral process for making its printing blankets

Bartash wins big in Web Offset Assn. competition

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

Bartash (Philadelphia) took home six awards in the Web Offset Assn. (WOA) 2010 Print Awards Competition. Accolades included three first-place prizes for 1, 2, or 3 Color Printing on Newsprint; Special Edition Commemorative or Self-Promotion by Coldset; and Bound Combination Coldset & Heatset. Bartash won 2nd place in the Special Edition Commemorative or Self-Promotion by Coldset category, and 2nd

New advances in press technology

Mar 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Raymond J. Prince

Recently I have had the opportunity to work on a number of new presses that incorporate the latest technology for inspecting print defects, as well as some with automatic color control. We have had web offset press color control for years. The first on the market was GMI (now owned by AVT), with its Color Quick system. This system, mounted in the web, would control color automatically +/- 0.06 D.

IPEX says offset to stay strong at 2010 show

Feb 26, 2010 12:00 AM,

Almost 150 lithographic technology companies from across the globe will take over one third of the Ipex 2010 net floorspace when the international exhibition opens at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, May 18 - 25

RR Donnelley to acquire Bowne

Feb 24, 2010 12:00 AM,

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (Chicago) and Bowne & Co. Inc. (New York) jointly announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which RR Donnelley will acquire Bowne & Co. Inc., a provider of shareholder and marketing communications services.

IWCO Direct to acquire Transcontinental Direct's U.S. Operations

Feb 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

IWCO Direct (Chanhassen, MN), a leading U.S.-based privately held provider of direct marketing solutions, has has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Transcontinental Direct's U.S. operations

Goss will sell and support Akiyama in the U.S., Canada

Feb 2, 2010 12:00 AM,

Goss Intl. has integrated Akiyama Intl. Co.'s North American organization within its American operations, assuming responsibility for sales and support of Akiyama products, including Jprint presses, in the United States and Canada

How to make some easy money

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Raymond J. Prince

Recently, in my travels, I have seen much used equipment on the market, as well as printers asking how to make existing equipment last longer. The first question I am asked about used equipment is, How good is it? Well, that can take some extensive testing. As a general observation, presidents of printing companies treat their personal cars better that their most expensive presses. If you wish to

At your service

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel and Nsenga Thompson

While the economy has been rough on U.S. printers as well as OEMs, we're seeing a greater emphasis on service programs. We're all, as manufacturers, trying to get away from a reactive situation by designing programs to be more proactive to get in ahead of time, prevent problems and offer solutions, says Marsden Davies, Service Select manager, KBA North America (Dallas). Patrick Callahan, director

Evergreen Printing wins first place IAPHC awards

Jan 29, 2010 12:00 AM,

Bellmawr, NJ-based Evergreen Printing once again was selected by the Intl. Assn. of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC) for multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze awards from among thousands of entries worldwide

Equipment rebuilding

Jan 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Raymond J. Prince

Equipment today is being rebuilt by original manufacturers as well as independent companies with good results. The new or rebuild decision is indeed complex and needs to be grounded in fact, dollars and a look to the future. Depending on the age and condition of the equipment, a full remanufacture might be necessary. This involves testing the equipment as well mechanical and electrical inspection

Boosting productivity in the pressroom

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Raymond J. Prince

All printing companies have different equipment of various ages. This makes target numbers very difficult to write about. With that said, there are definitely ways to improve productivity in YOUR pressroom.

2009 Web Offset Survey

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

AMERICAN PRINTER publishes this report annually for the web offset market, the largest print industry segment in terms of print and sales volume. The study is prepared in conjunction with the market-ing research department of parent company Penton Media (

Golden template matching system

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

Lake Image Systems' (Henrietta, NY) IntegraVision PQ is an enhanced print quality inspection system that provides golden template matching of all pages printed on a web press, comparing each page to how an ideal image should appear. The new system uses high-resolution linescan camera technology to image 100 percent of the print produced, at speeds as great as 1,000 fpm, thereby ensuring acceptable

Keep it rolling

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By AP staff

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Tough enough: UV Innovation

Jan 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By American Printer staff

While conventional lithography is the industry standard, ultraviolet (UV) printing widens the scope to more challenging substrates and demanding applications. On a press fitted for UV, the lamps cure the specially formulated inks and coatings immediately upon exposure. This not only helps eliminate dot gain but increases scuff resistance and enables multiple effects to be applied inline, often in

Web printers roll with the punches

Dec 1, 2008 12:00 AM, By American Printer staff

A few years ago, some industry observers doubted web offset's ability to compete with sheetfed presses' shorter run lengths, quality and technical advancements. But web offset press manufacturers have responded to the challenge. Print quality matches sheetfed, run length thresholds are decreasing dramatically thanks to automation, and new technology is enabling some unique new production scenarios.