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Conference on Digital Print for Packaging

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One-day Orlando event takes place in March.

Pira International’s Digital Print for Packaging 2012 will take place Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando. The one-day conference will take place just prior to Sustainability in Packaging 2012, Pira International's event focusing on “green” packaging.

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FESPA Wrap Rally II: On the Road to Barcelona

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Vote for Rally wrap motorhome design, follow the tour.

A trio of FESPA staffers are readying themselves to embark on the second-ever Wrap Rally Journey – a seven-day adventure through Europe to find the best examples of innovative digital print technologies and applications, ending in Barcelona, Spain, for Fespa Digital 2012.

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Kodak Files for Bankruptcy Protection

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Perez: “We look forward to working with our stakeholders to emerge a lean, world-class, digital imaging and materials science company.”

Eastman Kodak Company has announced that it and its US subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for chapter 11 business reorganization in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The company says it expects to pay employee wages and benefits and continue customer programs; subsidiaries outside of the US are not subject to proceedings and will honor all obligations to suppliers, whenever incurred. Further, Kodak and its US subsidiaries “will honor all post-petition obligations to suppliers in the ordinary course.”

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Question Nine: Social Media: A Virtual Storefront

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Ten print shops weigh-in on utilizing social media to market their businesses.

To see how social media works for those of us in the wide-format industry, we talked to 10 print shops who, through trial and error, have found a way to make their mark in the world of online marketing.

Each day over the next week, The Big Picture will post a new, critical question centered around the use of social media in the world of wide-format with invaluable answers from our panel.

Our Social-Media Panelists
Ryan Broderson, Director of marketing and customer relations, SuperGraphics, www.supergraphics.com

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Question Eight: Social Media: A Virtual Storefront

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Ten print shops weigh-in on utilizing social media to market their businesses.

To see how social media works for those of us in the wide-format industry, we talked to 10 print shops who, through trial and error, have found a way to make their mark in the world of online marketing.

Each day over the next week, The Big Picture will post a new, critical question centered around the use of social media in the world of wide-format with invaluable answers from our panel.

Our Social-Media Panelists
Ryan Broderson, Director of marketing and customer relations, SuperGraphics, www.supergraphics.com

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Parts Depot Launched by Global Garage

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For printer parts and accessories, and printhead cleaning.

Global Garage has launched Parts Depot, an online store for new and used industrial printer parts and accessories. Parts are currently available for Agfa, EFI Vutek, HP Scitex, and Zund; other manufacturers will be added based on customer feedback, the company reports.

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Question Seven - Social Media: A Virtual Storefront

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Ten print shops weigh-in on utilizing social media to market their businesses.

To see how social media works for those of us in the wide-format industry, we talked to 10 print shops who, through trial and error, have found a way to make their mark in the world of online marketing.

Each day over the next week, The Big Picture will post a new, critical question centered around the use of social media in the world of wide-format with invaluable answers from our panel.

Our Social-Media Panelists
Ryan Broderson, Director of marketing and customer relations, SuperGraphics, www.supergraphics.com

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SGIA's Sustainability Recognition Program Accepting Applications for 2012

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Award honors businesses based on sustainability policies and programs.

SGIA's Sustainability Recognition Program, which recognizes specialty imagers who are developing a sustainable business ethic to meet customer demand, is now accepting applications for 2012. SGIA members are encouraged to apply now before the February 24 deadline.

All program applicants are eligible for the award, which is determined based on the submission of the facility's sustainability policy and program information.

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Question Six - Social Media: A Virtual Storefront

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Ten print shops weigh-in on utilizing social media to market their businesses.

To see how social media works for those of us in the wide-format industry, we talked to 10 print shops who, through trial and error, have found a way to make their mark in the world of online marketing.

Each day over the next week, The Big Picture will post a new, critical question centered around the use of social media in the world of wide-format with invaluable answers from our panel.

Our Social-Media Panelists
Ryan Broderson, Director of marketing and customer relations, SuperGraphics, www.supergraphics.com

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New ColorPainter H2 Printers from Seiko

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Also now shipping its IX low-odor and HAPs-free inks for the ColorPainter W series printers.

Seiko Instruments USA has announced its ColorPainter H2 series of mild-solvent inkjet printers. Available in two sizes, the 104-in. H2-104s and the 74-in. H2-74s, the new printers offer two inkset choices: CMYK x 2, or 8-color (CMYKcm + gray and light gray); the gray inks allow for real gradation, light shadows, and metallic texture, Seiko reports. Top speed is 1075 sq ft/hr for 4-color configuration (538 sq ft/hr for 8-color); the H2 printers offer a maximum resolution of 900 dpi.

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