20 September 2017

ROCHESTER, NY—

Cost of Material increases
Cost of Material increases
 Kodak announced  that it will increase the price of all Kodak offset printing plates globally. Plate prices will increase up to 9%.
 Kodak says it has been absorbing significant increases in costs for raw materials for offset plates, including: aluminum; chemicals; and packaging materials. Kodak continues to improve productivity and efficiencies to help offset these marketplace dynamics, but the magnitude of the materials cost impact has made it necessary to increase plate prices.
 

20 September 2017

LONDON—

Litho vs Digital
Litho vs Digital
 According to Smithers Pira, digital processes will see the fastest growth across 2017-2022, leaving the previously dominant offset litho declining in terms of value.
In 2017 digital printing accounts for 16.2% of the global print market value – $785.1 billion and 2.9% of the volume. This is up from 2.1% of the volume in 2012, and the transition is accelerating to 3.9% of volume by 2022, when new high-performance equipment will be in operation in most applications. The value of litho will drop from 48.1% of all print and printed packaging in 2012 down to 39.5% in 2022. 

20 September 2017

BRANDON—

Michael Leech who has daughters Meredyth and Gillian in the business
Michael Leech who has daughters Meredyth and Gillian in the business
 Leech Printing reaches 90 years strong. Now  Leech is one of only 125 commercial printers in Canada to reach their 90th birthday. The company has been in the Leech family for four generations now. With 45 employees and a 20,000 square foot plant the company has seen a lot of changes over the years. They have sales offices in Yorkton and Winnipeg Manitoba.

20 September 2017

FARMINGDALE , N.Y—

Working Together Video
Working Together Video
 Minuteman Press  has released a new B2B franchise marketing video called Working Together to Build Your Business.
"For this video we wanted to focus on the heart of what our franchise owners do, which is build relationships and help others build their businesses," says Nick Titus, Minuteman Press International VP of Marketing.Access the new video on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rjp01WuWJSU 

14 September 2017

RESTON—

 
 NPES ANNOUNCES SHOW PLANS FOR 2018 THROUGH 2020
NPES - The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, announced today that GRAPH EXPO will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago for the next three years. The events will take place September 30 – October 3 in 2018, October 13 – 16 in 2019, and October 4 – 7 in 2020. The last one was held in Orlando Florida. GRAPH EXPO was going to return to Orlando in 2019.

14 September 2017

INDIA—

 
 Bucking the worldwide trend, the print media in India has grown by 61 per cent in the last 10 years. It is  reported that the print/publishing industry in India has been growing at an “incredible” of 4.87 % per year over the 10-year period, with 251 publishing centres added to the 659 back in 2006.

14 September 2017

PRINT 17—

Westkey purchase at Print 17
Westkey purchase at Print 17
 Westkey Graphics, one of western Canada’s largest privately-owned printers, has purchased White Dry Ink for the fifth station of its Xerox iGen 5 Press at PRINT 17. With this addition, WestKey Graphics becomes the first printer in North America to have all five ink options for the iGen 5’s fifth station – enabling them to take on new applications that replicate client brand colours.

14 September 2017

TORONTO—

 
 Astley Gilbert has bought a new Komori GL 840 Perfector with Tower Coater, HUV and UV curing capabilities, and extended delivery . The new Komori  features include A-APC plate changing for simultanious changing of plates on all 8 units in less than 90 seconds. PQA-S dual camera system for sheet inspection of both sides of the sheet offering the ulitimate quality in one pass Print on demand offset printing.

14 September 2017

NORWALK—

 
 Xerox and FUJIFILM North America today announced a reseller agreement  to market and sell each others inkjet presses in the U.S. and Canada.Under the agreement, Xerox direct sales channels in the U.S. and Canada can sell the J Press 720S effective Oct. 1. Fujifilm direct sales channels in the U.S. and Canada can sell the Brenva HD, Trivor 2400 and Rialto 900 effective Oct. 1.

6 September 2017

MASSACHUSETTS—

 
 Vistaprint recently launched a monthly subscription box service with products personalized for marketing your business, called Promobox.
The Promobox contains three to five custom products specifically designed for each business owner. Before receiving their first box, customers complete a short survey about their design preferences and the nature of their business, upload a logo, and choose a color scheme and font. Vistaprint designers then create a box of unique products each month, requiring no additional design work from the customer.

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