While many printers are watching their volumes head south, things are a little different for Arkansas State University Printing Services. “Our volume just keeps growing, and the amount of work and the revenue we generate for the university keeps growing,” says David Maloch, assistant director of the nine-employee in-plant. “So they like us over here.”
AUGSBURG, GERMANY—manroland web systems announced that Greg Blue, a 19-year veteran of the printing industry, will be taking over as CEO of the company, effective immediately. Blue's experience includes many years of service knowledge and management experience in a host of critical areas ranging from application engineering, project and support management and aftermarket business development.
After experiencing a strong year, manroland web systems is now well-positioned and ready to move forward to the next phase of growth. The company has tapped Greg Blue as its new CEO, effective immediately, and Roland Ortbach will continue on as vice president of sales for manroland web systems.
In Augsburg, Germany, manroland web systems presented the world premiere of its FoldLine finishing system for industrial digital printing—the book block solution FormerLine and efficient workflow solutions. The FoldLine finishing system for industrial digital printing is designed to produce newspapers in any format (tabloid, broadsheet, Berlin) in both inline and offline operation.
Four years after installing a Kodak NexPress 2500 digital color press, University of Oklahoma Printing & Mailing Services has just upgraded to a NexPress SX3300. The new digital press brings a 31 percent boost in speed, improved quality output and a new set of ink solutions that will allow the 94-employee in-plant to produce scores of specialty applications.
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ March 2013 edition, featuring Mele Printing.
The installation of Lewisburg Printing's new six-color, 73˝ R900 XXL press from manroland inc. is almost complete. The new unit will complement an existing six-color, 73˝ Roland that was purchased in 2008.
Tony Langley, chairman of manroland sheetfed, noted in his Chairman’s Review that 2012 had been a remarkably successful year and that the outlook for 2013 was looking positive, although unlikely to surpass 2012, which has set a new record for both operating and pre-tax profits.
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ February 2013 edition, featuring Xerox Corp., Appleton Coated, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., DocuSource, C&W Pressroom Products, Central Ink, Xingraphics, MBO America, Roland DGA, Navitor Inc., Glunz & Jensen, NELA Ternes Register Group, Duplo USA, Eltosch America, DeVries, manroland sheetfed, Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), xpedx, Printing Research Inc., Presstek Inc., Graphic Innovators and Pitney Bowes.
If anything, the emergence of eBooks as an über niche tucked inside the book publishing space has provided more opportunities for the printing community to show off its diversity to publishing clients. Some of the nation's largest book printers have dug deep into their coffers to fortify printing capabilities and capacity, a sign of health despite an economy that refuses to break into full recovery model.