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January 11, 2022

Industry Roundup

3D Printing

WhatTheyThink: Virtually every printing company has adopted some wide-format printing over past decade, as equipment becomes cheaper, easier to use; amid competition, those in sign/display can seek new applications like packaging, textiles and 3D printing
WhatTheyThink (01/07)

Flexographic Applications

Connecticut-based full-service direct mail production company Data-Mail adds four W+D BB820 intelligent inserters, orders latest 628RC user-friendly web envelope converting machine with 201CI inline flexo press for four-color process work, UV LED coatings
WhatTheyThink (01/10)

Miraclon announces 6% global price increase on all products, effective Feb. 7, 2022, introduces temporary freight surcharges to maintain supply of flexographic plate material; company faces higher raw material, energy, labor, distribution costs
Miraclon Corp. (01/07)

Graphic Design/Graphic Printing

Savanna Rums' revamped packaging takes inspiration from La Réunion Island; new look includes natural color tones, redrawn Savanna wordmark with brushed S symbol and embossing, new brand icon composed of an orchid flower and Piton de la Fournaise volcano
Packaging News (01/10)

New England Co-Pack announces new packaging and shipping options for its customers; the full-service company supports entrepreneurs and small- and mid-size businesses to get their products to market with the best custom packaging for their brands
EIN Presswire (01/10)


UK-based Weedon PSC installs Hanway HighJet Revo 2500W Pro with automatic feeder, stacker, tunnel dryer for POS displays, corrugated packaging; machine can print in four or six colors with hot air drying, uses water-based ink for food packaging
Digital Labels & Packaging (01/10)

Nano Dimension to collaborate with XTPL to develop new nano-particle-based conductive ink for additively manufactured electronics, enabling high conductivity and high-performance material suitable for 3D electronic printing technology
Nano Dimension Ltd. (01/10)

Print vs. Digital

Tech vs. Trees: Tech company develops playable piano you can print on paper, smart devices could become greener thanks to wood-based glass alternative, Korean Air goes paperless with new e-document system
Industry Intelligence Inc. (01/07)

Variable Data Printing (VDP)

Color-Logic, Touch 7 products now available through HP PrintOS Marketplace for users of HP Indigo digital presses, HP Latex printers; Color-Logic simplifies metallic, variable data metallic printing, extended color gamut design for HP printing products
Color-Logic Inc. (01/10)

Commercial Printing

WhatTheyThink: December 2021 mergers, acquisitions and restructuring in printing, packaging, related industries; CJK acquires Tweddle Group; GPA Global acquires Southern California Graphics; Ohio-based Rohrer acquires Jay Packaging Group
WhatTheyThink (01/10)

Ynvisible Interactive announces Keith Morton to take over as vice president of sales and marketing as Tommy Höglund steps down; Morton will be responsible for global commercialization of Ynvisible products with focus on North American sales
Business Wire (01/10)

Russian digital book printer T 8 modernizes its print production with fleet of Ricoh digital printers, including Ricoh Pro VC2000, Pro V20000 high speed inkjet systems; T 8 offers short run print-on-demand for online retailers, book publishers
Ricoh Co. (01/10)

Printing Technology

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership elects Birdley James to its Board of Directors; James is SGP/EHS coordinator and compliance manager, leading Miller Zell's sustainability efforts
Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) (01/10)

Nilpeter withdraws from 2022 trade show activities due to concerns over Covid-19 and supply chain issue; press manufacturer will focus on virtual promotion, one-to-one presentations rather than attend trade shows
Label & Narrow Web (01/10)

Xante unveils X-55 UV flatbed printer with larger bed size and double production speed of its other flatbed UV products; it prints on rigid media such as wood, glass, stone, metal, acrylic, coroplast, uses iQueue Adobe Postscript/PDF workflow software
Xanté Corp. (01/07)

Publications & Books

Cleveland Daily Banner newspaper in Tennessee to switch to mail delivery from carrier delivery, citing inability to contract carriers, escalating production costs triggered by rising inflation; to offset costs, subscription/retail rates to increase Feb. 1
Cleveland Daily Banner (01/10)

Barnes & Noble launches Union Square & Co. brand for its publishing operation, but underlying business will remain Sterling Publishing; Union Square books will roll out this fall, and publisher aims to broaden its offerings for both adults and children
Publishers Weekly (01/10)

Delphos Herald sells Kentucky newspaper Falmouth Outlook to its publisher after seeking to find a local owner; new owner was previously the paper's circulation manager, general manager, among other positions
Dirks, Van Essen & April (01/10)

Printing group

Executive Perspective: Pantheon Media CEO on launching nearly 400-page quarterly print magazine Grazia USA; with three print runs and three separate covers, magazine is committed to print, fashion and luxury, and 50% of its readers are age 18-34
Mr. Magazine (01/07)

Rhode Island-based converter Sihl Group acquires Florida-based Dietzgen to become leading high-end coated print media supplier in US; Dietzgen provides converting, distribution services for digital print media, including papers, films, textiles to US
Sihl GMBH (01/07)

Delaware newspaper Cape Gazette sold to co-publisher, which will keep three-decade-old publication under local ownership; publication has paid subscription model, but also has free distribution publications for advertising
Delaware Business Daily (01/07)


Digital Printing

Brook and Whittle to acquire California-based Paradigm Label as it continues to expand its West Coast presence, grow its digital business; Paradigm specializes in flexible packaging, pressure sensitive labels, shrink sleeves
Brook and Whittle Holdings, Corp. (01/07)

Package Printing

Clearwater Paper launches NuVo paper cup stock with BioPBS coating, a sustainable alternative to hot cups coated with low-density PE; NuVo is first cup stock combining compostable barrier, 35% PCR fiber, FSC certification, high-definition print surface
Business Wire (01/07)


UK-based web-to-print self-adhesive label, sticker maker StickerShop adds Titanium 2516 cutting table to eliminate a manual cutting, finishing bottleneck arising from growing demand; company runs seven Roland DG wide-format print, cut machines
MA Business Ltd. (01/10)

Timothy Mitchell joins S-One Holdings as senior director of print technology to drive strategic planning, education for wide- and grand-format printers; Mitchell has 30 years of experience, most recently at HP, working with HP Latex printers
WhatTheyThink (01/07)



Executive Perspective: Hachette Book CEO on 'very successful' 2021, citing acquisition of Workman, but notes 'unprecedented disruptions' to global supply chain, domestic printing and warehouse operations, and some of these issues could linger in 2022
Publishers Weekly (01/07)

Magazines & Trade Periodicals

Outside magazine's editorial workers want to unionize to ensure 'seat at the table' and say salaries 'fall significantly below market standards'; Outside's new owner declined voluntary acceptance of a union, noting team has received equity, added benefits
The Santa Fe New Mexican (01/07)


Sprouts Farmers Market opens two Florida locations in West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach; stores offer in-store sampling events, digital coupon for 20% off all purchases through Jan. 9 to celebrate grand opening
Contify Retail News (01/07)


Strike at UPM's pulp/paper mills in Finland threatens Swedish newspapers, as company's paper accounts for half of all newsprint used by Sweden's news publications; EU is also experiencing paper shortage due to energy costs, supply chain disruptions
M-Brain Nordic News (01/07)


Food & Beverage Labeling

Walmart, other retailers recall nearly 15,000 lbs. of beef sticks due to undeclared milk
International Business Times (01/10)

Labels, Tags & Pressure-Sensitives

Avery Dennison, UPM Raflatac test their adhesive technologies with RecyClass to advance circularity of HDPE packaging; tests find Avery Dennison's acrylic adhesive label material, UPMs SMARTCIRCLE PE labels with acrylic, hotmelt don't hinder recycling
RecyClass (01/07)

Stakeholders discuss sustainable packaging trends to look out for--upcoming EPR laws, more 'truth in labeling’ laws for recyclables, stepped up action to ban PFAS, treating packaging as a service by designing reusable and refillable supply chains, more
GreenBiz (01/07)


Marketing & Advertising

India-based Nobel Hygiene creates digital film for its Friends Dry Pants incontinence brand; campaign aims to spread awareness on how the use of adult diapers can manage incontinence and prevent users from missing important moments
Adgully (01/10)

Ardagh Glass Packaging to celebrate the United Nations International Year of Glass throughout 2022, commemorating the role of glass packaging in a sustainable society; celebration will include fairs and exhibitions, seminars and social media campaigns
PR Newswire (01/10)

Online Media & Digital Apps

Teijin unveils interactive website in English and Japanese to introduce technology, deepen communication; website to present initiatives, related video content on its Think Human Project targeting nine key areas including the environment, mobility, aging
Teijin Ltd. (01/07)

RoadRunner Recycling's data-driven waste management platform raises US$70M from General Atlantic's climate venture BeyondNetZero; platform uses machine learning, big data to help businesses efficiently, cost-effectively divert waste from landfills
VentureBeat (01/07)


Latest: Jan, 10 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Agfa-Gevaert (AGFB) :EBR 3.85 3.85 0.00% -3.39%
Barnes & Noble (BKS) 6.49 6.49 0.00% 0.00%
Deluxe (DLX) 32.14 32.01 0.41% 2.88%
Ennis (EBF) 19.41 19.35 0.31% 7.12%
Gannett (GCI) 5.08 5.05 0.59% 48.54%
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HDD) :ETR 2.93 2.93 0.00% 229.21%
Hewlett Packard (HPQ) 38.96 38.65 0.80% 52.60%
Koenig & Bauer AG (SKB) :ETR 31.00 31.45 -1.43% 17.87%
Konica Minolta Holdings Inc. (4902) :TYO 532.00 530.00 0.38% 33.67%
Meredith (MDP) 59.07 59.07 0.00% 197.73%
New York Times (NYT) 42.50 42.71 -0.49% -11.53%
Pitney Bowes (PBI) 6.47 6.64 -2.56% -6.37%
Quad/Graphics (QUAD) 4.35 4.24 2.59% 6.62%
Rr Donnelley & Sons (RRD) 11.18 11.21 -0.27% 358.20%
Transcontinental Inc. (TCL.A.CA) 20.12 20.17 -0.25% -6.07%
Tribune Publishing (TPUB) 13.96 13.96 0.00% 0.00%