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Jefferson University designers challenged to formulate environmentally conscious concept, produce two final looks using Mimaki's digital printing technologies; designers presented sustainable solutions using environmentally conscious materials, zero waste

Future Book Forum 2022 reveals sustainable, profitable growth opportunities in print-on-demand at event hosted at Canon's Customer Experience Center in Germany, including how publishing industry needs to rethink supply chains, business models

Fujifilm partners with Rome-based print dealership Logatek to distribute its Acuity Prime wide-format press across Italy; press has maximum print speed of 150 m2, is available in CMYK formats with white, clear, jettable primer, has LED curing system

Seattle-based SuperGraphics installs Durst Rho 312R Plus UV inkjet press to increase capacity, productivity; 3.2m roll-to-roll printer is designed to print roll materials up to 10.5 inches wide, is equipped with Durst Workflow, Durst Analytics software

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January 07, 2022

Industry Roundup

Apparel & Textile Printing

Inkcups to showcase leading pad, laser printing systems at Impressions Expo 2022 on Jan. 21-23, 2022, at Long Beach Convention Center in California, including its Brite, B100, 2200-PS, ICN-200, CobaltONE printers
Inkcups Now Corporation (01/05)

Kornit Digital to participate in virtual Fireside Chats at 24th Annual Needham Growth Conference on Jan. 10, and CJS Annual New Ideas Conference on Jan. 12; company makes sustainable, on-demand, digital textile production technologies
WhatTheyThink (01/05)

Flexographic Applications

CMS Industrial Technologies appoints Bill Donaldson as its new president, CEO; CMS makes industrial equipment and converting systems, provides custom machinery, services to makers of flexible and rigid packaging, offset, litho, flexo print
Whitmar Publications (01/06)

Resource Label Group acquires Massachusetts-based QSX Labels, which offers digital, flexographic, screen-printed custom labels and state-of-the-art finishing capabilities; Resource Label provides pressure sensitive labels, shrink sleeves, RFID/NFC tech
Resource Label Group LLC (01/06)

Graphic Design/Graphic Printing

FORCEpkg partner analyzes three packaging design trends reborn for 2022--minimalism using the right product message and materials, designs that lend themselves to bundling for ecommerce, and distinct brand extensions that communicate a new experience
Packaging Digest / Reed Business Info (01/06)

Commentary: Instagrammable packaging is emerging as the primary weapon for brand managers; it has great flaunt value, is ideal for ecommerce portals, and can be used as a prop in social media selfies, making it a trusted form of word of mouth publicity
afaqs.com (01/06)

Print vs. Digital

Executive Perspective: Times of San Diego publisher on newspapers squandering monopoly-era profits; in those glory days, no newspaper group 'bet the farm' on major transition to internet, and few executives or owners saw the future might not include print
The Moderate Voice (01/04)

Variable Data Printing (VDP)

Sole Source Capital's I.D. Images acquires Digital Printing Concepts, Multi-Action Communications, and Valley Forge Tape & Label, more than doubling the size of the company and extending its reach into several new US, Canadian markets
WhatTheyThink (01/06)

San Jose-based BR Printers acquires Mountain View-based Epic Labeling Solutions, which provides on-demand premium labels, thermal, ready-to-print labels that allow for data variability, flexographic and digital printing, label printing equipment
WhatTheyThink (01/04)

Commercial Printing

UK-based Harlow Printing installs four-color RMGT 920 with LED UV to help company become more competitive on framework tenders; press runs 28,000 four-up sheets per hour
M Partners Limited (01/06)

UK-based trade printer Flexpress installs HP Indigo 100K digital press, will install RMGT 970 LED UV litho press in July 2022
MA Business Ltd. (01/06)

Belfast-based printer Media Design & Print invests in two new digital Xerox machines, an Iridesse and Versant 180 to replace a Versant 2100, Xerox 770; company produces business cards, leaflets, envelopes, letterheads, booklets, calendars, posters
MA Business Ltd. (01/06)

Printing Technology

UK, Ireland digital image transfer equipment supplier The Magic Touch adds Mutoh/STS VJ-628D desktop modular system to its direct-to-film portfolio; system is based on Mutoh's Valuejet 628 eight-channel printer chassis with Epson industrial printheads
MA Business Ltd. (01/06)

C!Print postpones C!Print Madrid until April 26-28, 2022, due to the pandemic; event will welcome print, visual communication and personalization professionals who want to see what's new in technology and applications, meet with key players
Large Format Review (01/06)

Domino grows its digital printing business with addition of Ralph Sanchez as regional service manager for Domino North America; Sanchez has more than 25 years' experience in management and spent 32 years with Xerox, AGFA Graphics
WhatTheyThink (01/06)

Publications & Books

US print books unit sales in 2021 up 8.9% year-over-year to 825.7 million, led by fiction categories, NPD reports; young adult fiction saw largest increase, with unit sales jumping 30.7%, while adult fiction sales rose 25.5%, juvenile fiction up 9.6%
Publishers Weekly (01/06)

Pew finds print books still more popular than e-books or audiobooks, as 65% US adults have read a print book in past year versus 30% for e-books, 23% for audiobooks; 75% say they've read a book in past 12 months in any format, largely unchanged since 2011
Pew Research Center (01/06)

National Labor Relations Board files complaint accusing New York Times Co. of unlawfully interfering with union activism; NLRB alleges management told employees they were barred from showing union support while acting as 'intern managers'
Indian Oil And Gas News (01/06)

Printing group

Commentary: Fanatics bets big on trading card boom with US$500M purchase of Topps' trading card/collectibles business; with deal, Fanatics can sell Major League Baseball cards immediately, and is expected to keep selling cards via big-box, retail channels
Axios Media Inc. (01/05)

Navarre Press owner and Neves Media acquire two Florida newspapers, Santa Rosa Press Gazette and Crestview News Bulletin; the two papers will be two separate companies operated as a weekly print edition and daily online website
Editor & Publisher (01/05)

eProductivity Software becomes independent company after EFI sells it to Symphony Technology Group; company makes Enterprise Resource Planning and business and production software for packaging, print industries
eProductivity Software (01/05)


UV Printing/UV Inks

Savannah-based The Kennickell Group installs Konica Minolta Accurio Jet KM-1e high speed UV inkjet press to produce work faster, more economically, company says; variable data press allows company to print, address direct mail pieces in same pass
WhatTheyThink (01/04)

Digital Printing

EFI to prioritize technology investments in its industrial EFI Inkjet business to grow its hardware, mechanical control software, high-speed electronics, services, cloud-connected devices, ink innovations to produce high-volume, quality digital printers
WhatTheyThink (01/05)

CCL Industries acquires Michigan-based International Master Products, which supplies labels, tags to horticulture industry, and Florida-based Lodging Access Systems, which supplies digitally printed, encoded RFID key cards, wristbands, key fobs
CCL Industries Inc. (01/04)

Package Printing

Texas-based WeCustomBoxes launches LuxuryCustomBoxes sub-company that offers luxury, premium packaging to brands selling more valuable products; company has cutting-edge printing technology, offers extensive range of packaging in high-quality materials
M2 PressWIRE (01/06)

Florida-based Nano Dimension acquires UK-based Global Inkjet Systems, a developer, supplier of high-performance control electronics, software, ink delivery systems for printed electronics, package printing, 3D printing
Globe Newswire (01/05)


All Printing Resources has acquired Georgia-based JVI Solutions effective Jan. 1, 2022; JVI provides customer-focused integrated products, equipment, services, and workflow consulting to packaging prepress departments throughout North America
All Printing Resources (01/04)


Mutoh America launches new XpertJet 1341 SR Pro, a 54-inch eco-solvent, roll-to-roll printer featuring company's new AccuFine print head, VerteLith RIP software, i-screen technology to deliver high-quality output at high speeds
Mutoh Holdings Co. Ltd. (01/05)

Mutoh America unveils 64-inch XpertJet 1641SR Pro eco-solvent, roll-to-roll printer, featuring AccuFine print head, VerteLith RIP software, iscreen technology; printer is the successor to XpertJet 1641SR but updated with latest technology, hardware
Mutoh Holdings Co. Ltd. (01/05)


Minneapolis-based direct mail, total package management company Impact has grown its business with Canon inkjet technology; company uses varioPRINT i300, ColorStream 3900, and its latest purchases of ProStream 1800, varioPRINT iX-series inkjet printers
Canon Inc. (01/05)

Printing Equipment & Machinery

Intec Printing Solutions releases ColorCut FB9000PRO Automatic Digital Die Cutter; flatbed machine combines cutting, creasing, perforating and scoring in one pass, allowing unattended production of packaging, kiss-cut labels, POS, paper
Intec Printing Solutions Ltd. (01/05)

Mutoh eco-solvent printers now feature company's VerteLith RIP software, offering a suite of features designed to streamline production, create vivid output; VerteLith is bundled with FlexiDESIGNER MUTOH Edition 21 software
Mutoh Holdings Co. Ltd. (01/05)

Flexographic Applications

The Reflex Group completes acquisition of Macfarlane Labels and its subsidiaries, Macfarlane Group Ireland, Macfarlane Group Sweden from Macfarlane Group for £6.4M consideration on Dec. 31, 2021; The Reflex Group makes labels, flexible packaging
Macfarlane Group Plc (01/04)



US print books unit sales up 15.4% for week ended Dec. 26 from year ago, putting an end to two-week streak of declining sales, NPD reports; units in adult fiction segment up 31.4%, while juvenile fiction sales rose 20% and young adult fiction jumped 25%
Publisher's Weekly (01/04)

Mail Order & Catalogs

Harvard Business Review: There are many benefits to print catalogs, such as staying power and maintaining top of mind, but they're likelier to work for products that are 'hedonistic,' or purchased for fun and enjoyment rather than for utilitarian purposes
WhatTheyThink (01/05)


Florida newspaper Jacksonville Daily Record moves from weekday to one-day-a-week, consolidating Jacksonville Daily Record and Jacksonville Record & Observer into one print product; move follows new publisher, new state law regarding legal notices
The Florida Times-Union (01/04)


Food & Beverage Labeling

Fitch: Consumer spending growth on packet foods in South Korea to be positive in coming years despite new labeling regulation, driven by long working hours and shrinking households; 2022 household spending on packet foods expected to grow 2.0% to US$3.1B
Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence (01/06)

USDA's changes to labels at grocery stores for genetically modified foods, aimed at simplifying the different labels for such foods and ingredients, now in effect
Big News Network (01/06)

Labels, Tags & Pressure-Sensitives

Identiv partners with collectID to enable product authentication, verification, and a connected consumer experience to collectible football jerseys via embeddable near field communication life-of-garment tags to prevent counterfeit merchandise
Identiv, Inc. (01/06)

Labels, Displays & ID Technologies

New York-based label, packaging supplier Macaran Printed Products announces that Nick VanAlstine will transition the role of president to current executive vice president Tom Sargent; VanAlstine will remain as CEO
Label & Narrow Web (01/04)


Marketing & Advertising

French fashion, fragrances brand Chloe names British actress, singer Naomi Scott as face of its new Nomade Eau de Parfum Naturelle; vegan, natural fragrance--made under license by Coty--will debut worldwide starting in February
WWD (01/06)

Shiseido commemorates 150th anniversary with launch of new corporate ad campaign highlighting initiatives to further mission of 'Beauty Innovations for a Better World'; company also launches 150th anniversary special website, logo
Shiseido Co. (01/06)

Online Media & Digital Apps

L'Oreal Professional Products Division taps Replika Software to provide hair salons, stylists with personalized d-to-c microsites, featuring social selling solution, full catalog of L'Oreal professional products to sell online, curated content, bookings
PR Newswire (01/06)

Triple W will deliver its DFree wireless bladder sensor for urinary incontinence to Ecumen, one of Minnesota's largest providers for older adults; noninvasive DFree device attaches to lower abdomen, relays bladder data to web-based portal or mobile device
PRWeb (01/06)


Latest: Jan, 06 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Agfa-Gevaert (AGFB) :EBR 3.88 3.82 1.70% -2.88%
Barnes & Noble (BKS) 6.49 6.49 0.00% 0.00%
Deluxe (DLX) 32.52 32.61 -0.28% -1.54%
Ennis (EBF) 19.36 19.53 -0.87% 0.16%
Gannett (GCI) 5.07 5.01 1.20% 43.63%
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HDD) :ETR 2.92 3.06 -4.58% 219.65%
Hewlett Packard (HPQ) 38.68 38.87 -0.49% 54.97%
Koenig & Bauer AG (SKB) :ETR 31.65 31.95 -0.94% 21.26%
Konica Minolta Holdings Inc. (4902) :TYO 530.00 537.00 -1.30% 35.55%
Meredith (MDP) 59.07 59.07 0.00% 168.87%
New York Times (NYT) 47.82 45.68 4.68% -1.10%
Pitney Bowes (PBI) 6.55 6.62 -1.06% -5.76%
Quad/Graphics (QUAD) 4.13 4.25 -2.82% 2.48%
Rr Donnelley & Sons (RRD) 11.20 11.18 0.18% 339.22%
Transcontinental Inc. (TCL.A.CA) 19.30 19.40 -0.52% -7.74%
Tribune Publishing (TPUB) 13.96 13.96 0.00% 0.00%