HP’s announced two releases during GRAPH EXPO 15 that will fly under the new banner: the HP PageWide Web Press T480 HD and the T470 HD.
Dscoop will host more than 100 partners in its Solutions Showcase at DscoopX, March 5-7, 2015, in Washington, DC. Four Diamond and eight Platinum partners are welcomed this year. These 12 companies, along with others at the Gold, Bronze and Ruby levels, will combine to create the largest Solutions Showcase experience in Dscoop history.
More than 150 book publishers, book manufacturers and suppliers met at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square recently for the first Digital Book Printing Conference, organized by IPG's parent company, North American Publishing Co. IPG Editor Bob Neubauer was at the networking and educational event, which featured an insightful keynote from Marco Boer, VP of IT Strategies.
The founder of an international print finishing equipment manufacturer, C.P. Bourg Group, has died. Christian-Pierre Bourg, who started the company in 1960, was 89. Bourg passed away in Boston, not far from his company's U.S. headquarters in New Bedford, MA. Even though he no longer oversaw the day-to-day business of his company, he still made a point to go to the office every day.
Canon and HP's wide-format devices have won Pick and Outstanding Achievement Awards from Buyers Laboratory (BLI). Among the winning devices selected in Canon U.S.A.'s wide-format lineup are imagePROGRAF iPF680/685, imagePROGRAF iPF780/785 and imagePROGRAF iPF785 MFP M40 printers. HP's winning devices include the HP Designjet Z5400 PostScript ePrinter and HP Rear Stacker Design.
Dscoop will help foster the first annual conference for a new HP user group taking place March 4-5, 2015, in Washington, DC, immediately preceding the North American DscoopX conference at the Gaylord National Convention Center.
HP will separate into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies, one comprising HP’s enterprise technology infrastructure, software and services businesses (to be called Hewlett-Packard Enterprise), and one that will comprise HP’s personal systems and printing businesses (HP Inc.). The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of fiscal 2015.
With approximately 65 percent of in-plants offering wide-format printing according to IPG data, managers need to be aware how they can maintain high print quality at reasonable costs. The SpencerLab Digital Color Laboratory has just conducted an independent evaluation of print quality and ink usage-based running cost for several Hewlett Packard, Canon and Epson wide-format printers, in multiple applications.
These products for the in-plant market will be on display at Graph Expo.