Fenton Hired by InfoTrends
Howie Fenton   Just weeks after parting ways with NAPL, his employer for the past 12 years, consultant Howie Fenton has joined InfoTrends as Associate Director of Operations Consulting. In this new role, he will work with governments, universities and corporate enterprises to assess and benchmark their customer and graphic communications processes and provide recommendations on staffing, technology and sourcing. He will also work with commercial printers on strategy, workflow optimization, and business development initiatives. more »
Digital Book Printing Conference a Success
Digital Book Conference   On Wednesday more than 100 publishers, printers and equipment suppliers met in a Times Square hotel for the very first Digital Book Printing Conference. Braving morning temperatures in the 20s, attendees enjoyed a full day of education and networking aimed at taking strategic advantage of digital printing. more »
Hiring the Best
At the end of the day, the success of an in-plant is determined by the quality of its people, which is determined by the hiring process. An article in a recent Printing Industries Association of Southern California newsletter lists several things managers should avoid doing when seeking new employees. more »
More Accolades For Océ Arizona Series
Three Océ Arizona series printer models from Canon Solutions America received Product of the Year Awards from the Specialty Graphic & Imaging Association (SGIA): the Océ Arizona 318 GL, UV Flatbed; the Océ Arizona 318 GL, UV Flatbed Plus White; and the Océ Arizona 6170 XTS, UV Flatbed Plus White. The award is based on a comparison of outputs from competing devices using a common test file designed by SGIA. more »
Wide-Format Technology Earns Awards for Canon and HP
BLI Buyers Lab Pick Awards   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. more »
Konica Minolta Sweeps BLI PRO Awards
This year, three models from Konica Minolta earned recognition during the Buyers Laboratory (BLI) annual PRO awards. The awards acknowledge the best-in-class devices in BLI’s production field tests. The winners included the bizhub PRESS C1100, 1052 and 2250P digital printers. more »
49ers to Stop Mailing Paper Tickets to Season Ticket Holders
Starting next season, the team will stop mailing paper tickets to season ticket holders at their new stadium in Santa Clara, leaving fans with the choice of either using an all-electronic ticket stored in a mobile phone app or printing them out beforehand. more »
Robert Reddinger Discusses Transition to Inkjet for Transactional Printing Interview
Robert Reddinger Discusses Transition to Inkjet for Transactional Printing Interview   The need to lower costs and improve production efficiencies drove Pinnacle Data Systems, a multi-plant transaction mail printer, to transition from toner-based cutsheet to production color inkjet three years ago. Canon Solutions America helped them through the process and has been a great partner. more »
Bindery Success™ Strategies
Bindery Success™ Strategies   Free monthly print newsletter shares post-press and bindery techniques geared towards improving the productivity and ultimate success of print service managers and equipment operators. Sign up here to start receiving your free subscription next month! more »

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