Following the acquisition of 67 trade media publications and related digital assets in partnership with Newcom Business Media earlier this year, Annex Business Media is looking to expand again—this time with the purchase of a Komori LS 8-colour 40" perfecting press from KOMCAN, the Komori dealer for Ontario and Western Canada.
CHICAGO, IL AND LONDON,UK—A new study commissioned by Two Sides states that major global corporations are still ignoring regulations put in place to protect consumers from misleading marketing claims. Specifically encouraging consumers to go paperless in order to save the environment—even though legislation is being introduced by advertising standards authorities to stop these claims.
The study, which took place in February 2015, revealed that in the UK, banks, utilities and telecoms are still making these environmental claims. In the US half of the leading fortune 500 companies are doing the same. >> continued
Cimpress N.V. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Exagroup SAS, a leading web-to print business in Europe, focused on serving French graphic arts professionals and printers.
Under the terms of the agreement, Cimpress will acquire 70 percent of Exagroup for a purchase price of approximately €91.5 million with an option to acquire the remaining 30 percent of the shares in 2019 for a price between €39 million and €47 million, subject to the achievement of financial performance targets for calendar year 2017. >> continued
From left, ICON Digital Productions’ Juan Lau,president and CEO; Alex Christopoulos CFO; and Joe Lloyd from Durst U.S., with Canadas first installation of the Durst 1312 UV hybrid digital printer>> continued
Xeikon has launched the Xeikon 9800, a new dry toner based digital color press. It will replace the Xeikon 8800 press in its family of digital colour presses, complementing the 8500 and 8600. The 9800 uses Xeikon’s new QA-CD toner, and delivers print speeds up to 21.5 metres/70.5 feet per minute.
HP has announced the launch of the new High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology for its HP Inkjet Web Presses. The High Definition Nozzle Architecture printhead doubles the native print resolution of current HP inkjet printheads from 10,560 to 21,120 nozzles, delivering 2400 nozzles per inch1, and supports dual drop weight per colour for sharp text, fine lines, accurate skin tones, smooth gray and colour transitions, and enhanced highlight and shadow detail. The built in nozzle redundancy ensures reliable and consistent printing.
Kodak’s Prosper IOS (Image Optimizer Station) offline coater is an alternative source for inkjet treated paper. The offline coater enables optimal substrate preparation for use with Kodak’s Prosper presses. It provides users with a high degree of paper flexibility and paper cost savings by enabling the use of commercially available regular coated, uncoated and glossy papers between 45 gsm-300gsm. >> continued
The Xerox Rialto 900 is Xerox’s latest offering. The fully integrated roll-to-sheet, narrow web inkjet press is designed for 1.5 to 5 million impressions per month and comes in a small footprint—11.9' x 5.1' including press tower. >> continued