Ricoh Becoming a “Digital Services Company” by 2025With a $2.8 billion M&A, investment fund, Ricoh expects primary operating profit to be from digital services four years from now. Ricoh’s digital transition announcement plus their planned 100-billion-yen stock buyback and treasury stock repurchase, have led to a dramatic stock price increase over the past four months.
Is it Time to Replace Your Type 1 Fonts?That’s a good question, Bob, due to Adobe’s recent end of support announcement for Type 1 fonts. Adobe users of products, like Illustrator, InDesign, and FrameMaker, should be reviewing if, when, and how to replace their PostScript Type 1 fonts. Dr. Font provides his diagnosis and prescription.
Attracting New Business with Smart Label TechNordic Label, a leading label manufacturer, has had many years of experience in all kinds of printing methods, but digital printing was fairly new. Marko Rintanen with Nordic Label said, "However since we partnered with Xeikon, we have seen our business leap forward in new and very exciting ways."
University Students Gain Jobs - Thanks XMPieGraduates of the University of Houston’s Digital Media Program have one of the school’s highest employment rates. XMPie software, an essential component of the Digital Media Program’s courseware, provides students an edge in the job market. XMPIe helps marketers/printers gain CCM-ready NextGen employees.
Reaching Consumers With the Right Kind of PackagingAs more products are shipped directly to consumers, marketers are looking for ways to leverage packaging. "More and more, brand owners want colorful, customized, and engaging packaging that creates an emotional "unboxing" experience for their e-commerce customers," says Oscar Ibarra, Memjet.
Developing the Business - That Thin Long Line Behind UsOn April 1st, Nelson Ho, President of NEJC Corp left his family and our great industry. He worked for some time as an associate with Ray Prince, who was heard to remark, “Nelson was the only Consultant at GATF who billed out more than me in a year.” We do not have enough Nelson Hos. He will be missed.
Wide-Format’s Segway into SEG!Silicone Edge Graphics are known as the modern signage solution. The versatility of SEG allows a multitude of creative options for customers with square, triangular, oval, round, or hexagon frames. SEG is stunning and a great way to add beautiful visual options to your Wide-Format Printing portfolio.
Company Sets World Impression Record in 2020Fort Dearborn reached nearly 82 million impressions on its Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-8+L in 2020. Thanks to the enhanced throughput and efficiency of the press, Fort Dearborn was able to meet the very demanding lead times that COVID brought upon the label and packaging sector in 2020.
Fortis Solutions Group Acquires Total Label USA"Total Label is known throughout the industry for its highly engineered, value-added products with quick turnaround times. The acquisition of Total will further augment our product portfolio while expanding our geographic reach to the Pacific Northwest," said Fortis President and CEO John O. Wynne, Jr.
Dr. Nicolas WiedmannDr. Nicolas Wiedmann takes over as new Siegwerk CEO.
Peter BourgeoisPeter Bourgeois, Drytac's Territory Sales Manager for Western Canada is extending his role for the North West USA region.
Michelle SunnyMichelle Sunny has been named the Marketing Manager at Pulse Technology, a technology company serving the IT, MPS industry.
Jamie LuetyJamie Luety was announced by Static Control as a Business Development Manager.
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