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PE firms like Siris, who bought EFI, seem to be recognizing the unrealized value in the print, packaging, and label industry. As more senior print professionals join PE firms investments should accelerate. Recent PE examples: Platinum Equity buys Pitney Bowes DMT; ICV buys SG360; Arion Partners financed ePac; Apollo buys Pitney Bowes Services; Icah... Read More

INTERACT 2019’s 300+ attendees gained new insights into Ricoh’s future plans and latest technology platforms. One of the event’s technology highlights was the new RICOH VC 70000 with early owners sharing their operational experiences and new revenue opportunities. A new ‘Operational Excellence’ education track focused on lean manufacturing, media,... Read More

Marketers discarded the old communications channels when the shiny new digital ones arrived like in the movie Toy Story where Woody was discarded for Buzz Lightyear. BUT, as the new begins fading, the old is often reconsidered. Digital delivery systems are beginning to fade. So - now is the time to promote print to ‘top of mind’ with storytelling.... Read More

Whatever Happened To: The KBA & Xerox Integrated Digital 40” Sheetfed Press for the Folding Carton Market? This Series is dedicated to major industry announcements that seem to have disappeared. This installment seeks feedback on the drupa 2016 KBA / Xerox partnership announcement of a folding carton press. Announced as in the final stages of deve... Read More