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October 07, 2022

Industry Roundup

3D Printing

Ricoh's will expand its Customer Experience Centre in UK on Nov. 7, to accelerate co-creation with customers, partners in manufacturing industry, especially those considering using metal binder jetting 3D printers for electric vehicles, electric aircraft
Ricoh Co. (10/06)

Hermeus to Build World's Fastest Aircraft with Newly Acquired Velo3D Sapphire Printers
Airline Industry Information (10/05)

Apparel & Textile Printing

Sam’s Club debuts expanded Photo and Customization Services, giving members access to professional photographers, enhanced photo printing services, made-to-order apparel and home goods; company says offering is first of its kind in the warehouse space
Sam's Club (10/05)

Procolored launches L805 DTF A4 digital printer that comes with PRO RIP printing software that allows users to print multiple designs on workbench at one time; direct-to-film printer makes it simple for shops to print t-shirts
WhatTheyThink (10/04)

Flexographic Applications

Smurfit Kappa wins 21 awards for its forward-thinking and innovative packaging solutions at the Flexographic Industry Assn. UK awards
Contify Retail News (10/06)

Resource Label Group acquires Chicago-based Deco Flexible Packaging to expand its presence in Midwest; Deco specializes in production of custom, pressure-sensitive products, narrow web flexible packaging, promotional items, tags for variety of industries
Business Wire (10/06)

Graphic Design/Graphic Printing

Bada Bean Bada Boom unveils packaging redesign that emphasizes brand’s playful personality; the packaging features vibrant colors, fun shapes and fan-favorite 'bean characters' to reflect the witty brand name and flavor-packed, plant-based snacks inside
PR Newswire (10/05)

Beauty brands have trended toward minimalist packaging within last few years, using monochrome containers, simple logos and brand names written in a familiar font, according to self-published report from a Stockholm-based beauty brand strategy consultant
In The Know (10/05)


Fujifilm introduces new Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED wide format printer that handles both rigid, flexible media for sign and display market, all in one platform; printer features new Fujifilm Uvijet UH inks
WhatTheyThink (10/06)

Flint Group names Terry Davis as VP of Strategic Accounts, Flexible Packaging North America
Flint Group (10/06)

Print vs. Digital

Mountain Times Publications to end print edition of The Blowing Rocket newspaper after Oct. 20, moving all of its news coverage to digital; company owns five papers, including Mountain Times, Ashe Post and Times, Avery Journal, Watauga Democrat
The Watauga Democrat (10/06)

Variable Data Printing (VDP)

Comexi will focus on sustainability, automation, digital printing during K 2022 Trade Fair in Germany, Oct. 19-26, will unveil new Digiflex, which offers digital variable data printing for flexible packaging, labeling
Comexi Group Industries SAU (10/04)

Web-to-Print/Remote Publishing & Printing

British Columbia-based Hemlock Printers announces acquisition of California-based Paper Chase Press, a second generation print provider that supports top designers, corporate brands with cutting-edge designs, boutique printed products, online ordering
WhatTheyThink (10/06)

Infigo to showcase its scalable web-to-print software at PRINTING United 2022 in Las Vegas, Oct. 19-21, including new theme, Arone, which shows attendees how they can build a templated storefront in minutes with intuitive, simple interface
WhatTheyThink (10/06)

Commercial Printing

PRINTING United Alliance, Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation to present "Ink Your Future," a special day dedicated to printing industry's next generation on Oct. 20, during PRINTING United Expo in Las Vegas; students receive free access to event
PRINTING United Alliance (10/06)

Messe Frankfurt India to introduce new segment for Industrial Screen-Printing Technology at 2023 editions of Media Expo in Mumbai, March 2-4, 2023, and Delhi, Sept. 15-17, 2023
WhatTheyThink (10/06)

GPO names David Ford as managing director, security and intelligent documents; Ford will lead the GPO business unit that designs, prints, personalizes, delivers Secure Federal Credentials for many government agencies
U.S. Government Publishing Office (10/06)

Printing Technology

Baldwin's AMS Spectral UV to unveil next generation of high-performance LED-UV curing retrofits for sheetfed, web offset markets at PRINTING United Expo 2022 in Las Vegas, Oct. 19-21; patented XP Quatro Series is latest LED-UV curing technology
Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. (10/06)

Mimaki's JV330-160 wins PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Product Award for Roll-to-Roll Solvent/Latex printer; devices judged by measuring color charts and then comparing them to industry specifications
Mimaki USA, Inc. (10/06)

Roland DGA announces two new belt-driven wide-format hybrid UV printers to its VersaUV LEC2 S-Series: LEC2-330S B-200, LEC2-640S B-200 hybrid inkjets; printers use conveyor belt to transport rigid, roll-to-roll media to stationary printing gantry
Roland DG Corp. (10/06)

Publications & Books

Startup ecommerce platform Whatnot is expanding its reach into publishing by partnering with science fiction/fantasy comics publisher Heavy Metal to publish nearly a dozen of company's upcoming titles, including Heavy Metal magazine, starting in 2023
Publisher's Weekly (10/06)

Shopify and a group of textbook publishers that accused the tech company of profiting from content that is pirated or infringes on their trademarks have asked US court in Virginia to dismiss case; joint filing says issue was resolved amicably
Canadian Press DataFile (10/06)

Library Futures and SPARC "strongly condemn" Wiley Publishing for abruptly withdrawing 1,379 multidisciplinary titles from Proquest, a vendor for university ebook collections, saying US librarians, faculty members struggling to identify alternatives
Library Technology Guides (10/05)

Printing group

Puerto Rico-based Collazo Group installs EFI Nozomi C18000 Plus ultra-high-speed, direct-to-board corrugated packaging printer; company is first Caribbean packaging converter to adopt single-pass inkjet technology
WhatTheyThink (10/06)

Keystone Folding Box Co. completes two-year, US$5M upgrade to its manufacturing facility in Newark, N.J., with addition of RMGT 9702 five-color LED UV printing press, Bobst Masterfold 75, a servo-driven high-speed folder/gluer with automatic case packing
WhatTheyThink (10/06)

South Korean film brand IVIOS launches Kaizer Aurora Collection Paint Protection Film, offering glossiness, color-shifting, for use in vehicle wraps; films maintain, protect vehicle's painted surface, change color of car without repainting
Business Wire (10/06)


Offset Printing

Mactac to highlight graphics, Spinnaker sheet products at PRINTING United Expo in Las Vegas, Oct. 19-21; Spinnaker stocks array of offset print products, options designed for demanding digital print systems, sells Mactac wide-format, sheet-fed products
Mactac Americas LLC (10/04)

UV Printing/UV Inks

South Carolina-based Century Printing & Packaging invests in Mark Andy Digital Series iQ digital hybrid press that combines servo platform, technology from Mark Andy's Evolution Series with Domino N610i UV-inkjet engine that targets label market
Mark Andy Inc. (10/04)

Minnesota-based Commerce Label goes hybrid with Mark Andy Digital Series iQ digital/flexo press to streamline manufacturing, maximize output; press combines Mark Andy's flexo platform with Domino N610i UV-inkjet digital print technology, inline converting
Mark Andy Inc. (10/04)

Digital Printing

DuPont introduces Artistri Digital Inks at 2022 Printing United Expo in Las Vegas; company to highlight Artistri Brite P5500, the latest addition to pigment inks for direct-to-garment and direct-to-film applications
DuPont (10/04)

Fujifilm used its Peak Performance Print Experience in Brussels to show a new print mode option for its JetPress 750S B2 inkjet digital press, High Speed models; Value mode is available as an on-site upgrade, maintains resolution but prints without primer
Digital Printer (10/04)

Package Printing

Europe's printing industry threatened by soaring energy and paper prices, pandemic; energy crisis threatens supply of printed products such as schoolbooks, advertising, newspapers, magazines, labels for food, pharmaceuticals, packaging of all kinds
WhatTheyThink (10/04)


Italian offset printer Tipografia Tommasi expands prepress workflow by adding Agfa's packaging module to its Apogee workflow enabling operators to import CAD die files in CF2, DXF formats, create step and repeat schemes that combine various jobs
Agfa-Gevaert NV (10/04)


Epson to construct new 3.5B Japanese yen factory on Akita Epson lot to increase production capacity of printheads for inkjet printers; construction to be completed in December 2023, factory will triple current printhead production capacity
Seiko Epson Corp. (10/04)

Printing Equipment & Machinery

SinaLite invests in Canada’s first 41-inch Scodix Ultra 6000 Digital Enhancement Press due to its high productivity, economies of scale; SinaLite uses a web-to-print business model for stationery, promotional products, corrugated boxes, labels
Scodix Ltd. (10/06)

Long Island, N.Y.-based Oliver adds KBA Rapida 145 57-inch, seven-color press, its ninth KBA press; Rapida press has more than doubled throughput of Oliver's previous press, now processes 60% of company's total volume processed
Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) (10/04)

Flexographic Applications

Smurfit Kappa Beacon creates Amazon Certified ecommerce packs for Pet Mate's dog, cat automatic feeding products imported from China; the one-color flexo printed boxes increase brand awareness, reduce product damage, create a memorable unboxing experience
Packaging News (10/05)



Barnes & Noble partners with Reading is Fundamental for its second annual Rally to Read 100 campaign by contributing 10,000 books to classrooms; six-month initiative invites students nationwide to pledge to read 100 books from Oct. 1, 2022-March 31, 2023
ENP Newswire (10/05)

Federal judge dismisses two antitrust lawsuits accusing Amazon.com, five large publishers of illegally conspiring to fix US prices of electronic, traditional books, causing consumers, bookstores to pay more; judge cites lack of evidence of collusion
Indian Technology News (10/04)

Mail Order & Catalogs

McKesson extends pharmaceutical distribution agreement with CVS Health through June 2027; agreement calls for McKesson to distribute pharmaceuticals to retail, mail order, specialty pharmacies and DCs
McKesson Corp. (10/04)


Food & Beverage Labeling

Center for Science in the Public Interest, Consumer Federation of America and National Consumers League file lawsuit against US Treasury Dept. to force a comprehensive labeling requirement for all alcoholic beverages
Food Dive (10/05)

Whole Foods recalls Zerto Fontal cheese from 54 stores in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York because of undeclared egg lysozyme, an egg white protein
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (10/05)

Medical Labels

Schreiner MediPharm has developed new sustainable functional labels that use recycled, renewable raw materials, reduce CO2 emissions; new labels include Pharma-Tac label for infusion bottles, Autoinjector-Label for injection systems
Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG (10/05)

Labels, Tags & Pressure-Sensitives

Billerud Americas to investigate relaunch of its OptiLabel HB product on PM 41 at Quinnesec, Michigan, mill to provide additional domestic supply for PS paper; goal is to qualify products through year-end, reach expanded production rates by start of 2023
PR Newswire (10/06)

Sappi Blue Couch Series: Despite pandemic, geopolitical uncertainties, market for labels, product finishing is growing steadily at close to 4% a year globally, but overall framework has changed with sustainability presenting industry with new challenges
Sappi Ltd. (10/06)

Labels, Displays & ID Technologies

Danavation Technologies announces showcase installation of Digital Smart Labels, software Platform-as-a-Service technology into first 'My Market' banner location to help retailers understand benefits associated with digitizing pricing process
Newsfile Press Release Wire (Canada) (10/06)

VerifyMe enters into agreement to provide 3 million brand protection labels with dynamic QR codes to international luxury apparel company that will allow company's product to be scanned, inspected, authenticated as it travels through supply chain
PR Newswire (10/06)


Marketing & Advertising

P&G's Old Spice debuts third chapter of its 'Men Have Skin Too' campaign, featuring Deon Cole and Gabrielle Dennis along with cameo from actress La La Anthony, highlighting brand's GentleMan's Blend Body Wash with Lavender and Mint
Business Wire (10/06)

Softwood Lumber Board report notes SLB programs generated 526 mmbf of demand in Q2; it also highlights that AWC is in final stages of developing, launching three new tools to fill carbon accounting data gaps across wood products value chain
Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) (10/06)

Online Media & Digital Apps

ISRI requests public comments on its Recyclability Protocol for Fiber Based Packaging; protocol will be an online tool which automatically scores each criterion based on research, with results determining if recyclable packaging requires changes, testing
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) (10/06)

Purina's Beggin' brand partners with online neighborhood network Nextdoor to add pet-friendly residences to interactive, seasonal Treat Map for Halloween; over 75% of Nextdoor neighbors identify as pet owners
Business Wire (10/06)


Latest: Oct, 06 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Agfa-Gevaert (AGFB) :EBR 3.08 3.12 -1.28% -20.75%
Barnes & Noble (BKS) 6.49 6.49 0.00% 0.00%
Deluxe (DLX) 17.22 17.84 -3.48% -51.48%
Ennis (EBF) 20.37 20.87 -2.40% 5.65%
Gannett (GCI) 1.52 1.57 -3.18% -75.95%
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HDD) :ETR 1.24 1.25 -0.96% -34.75%
Hewlett Packard (HPQ) 26.48 26.78 -1.12% -4.58%
Koenig & Bauer AG (SKB) :ETR 11.84 12.12 -2.31% -52.26%
Konica Minolta Holdings Inc. (4902) :TYO 465.00 461.00 0.87% -20.65%
Meredith (MDP) 59.07 59.07 0.00% 8.29%
New York Times (NYT) 30.05 30.13 -0.27% -41.79%
Pitney Bowes (PBI) 2.60 2.66 -2.26% -63.69%
Quad/Graphics (QUAD) 2.46 2.66 -7.52% -41.01%
Rr Donnelley & Sons (RRD) 10.84 10.84 0.00% 104.14%
Transcontinental Inc. (TCL.A.CA) 16.36 16.60 -1.45% -17.00%
Tribune Publishing (TPUB) 13.96 13.96 0.00% 0.00%