Domtar Corporation has completed the acquisition of Xerox’s paper and print media products business in the United States and Canada, which it had agreed to in March.
The transaction includes a range of coated and uncoated papers and specialty print media including wide-format papers, business forms, and carbonless paper formerly distributed by Xerox. The business will become part of Domtar's pulp and paper segment, and Domtar will market and distribute Xerox-branded paper and print media.
One of my college professors once told our accounting class that every company has some very valuable assets that will never show up on the balance sheet. “Could anyone venture a guess as to what these might be?” he asked.
After a few errant answers and many furrowed brows on our part, the professor revealed the assets he was referring to: the company’s employees. “Even though they have zero net value on the books,” he said, “in actuality its employees are the most valuable assets a company can have.”
HP has rebranded its HP Designjet and Scitex latex printers and supplies. The new sub-brand for these offerings is HP Latex, “demonstrating the strategic importance of latex to the HP Large Format Graphics portfolio,” the company notes.
The new Latex sub-brand is designed to help customers more easily identify the best HP Latex solution for their shop size and application needs. HP Latex Printing Technologies now include:
Aslan has presented its new Rear Projection Film for glass surfaces. Aslan RP 35 is a white, self-adhesive PVC film with a silk matte surface. When applied to the inside of a retail window, it serves as a projection surface that is viewable from the store’s exterior. The film works with any standard projector; available in 54-in. widths.
FDC Graphic Films has introduced two new mesh PVC banners, Series 7521 and 7522, and a high-strength banner, Series 7501, to its line of wide-format banner products. The banners are designed for printing outdoor general-purpose signage and displays and are tear-, curl-, and fire-resistant. Available in 54- and 63-in. rolls.
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has launched a new global website – www.graphics.averydennison.com – where print service providers, sign shops, designers, and architects can quickly find in-depth information about Avery products, services, and solutions. The site also features services to assist customers with technical, color matching, and wrap training needs. The site will soon feature translations in eight different languages.
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The SID Neutrino, based on Memjet printhead technology, from Signs International Distributor has made its debut. The 5-color (CMYKK) Neutrino is equipped with five Memjet printheads, each with 70,400 nozzles with a 1.2-pL drop size; it can hit print speeds up to 12,600 sq ft/hr and offers a top resolution of 1600 dpi. Utilizing water-based dye inks, the single-pass Neutrino offers a maximum print width of 42 in.
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PrinterEvolution has introduced its new Neo Series of direct dye-sub textile printers, comprising the Neo64 DS, Neo74 DS, and Neo104 DS models (64-, 74-, and 104-in. respectively). All of the new 4-color Neo printers feature: Epson DX Variable Drop printheads; a true on-board calender fixation unit; and a 1.5-liter ink system.
SA International (SAi) officially launched Sign.com, an online store designed to be a dedicated one-stop location for the sign- and-print-buying public. All sign and print jobs ordered through Sign.com are routed to members of the newly created International Sign & Printmakers Guild (an SAi-founded and -sponsored organization) for production and delivery to the customer.
Mutoh America has showcased its new 64-in. ValueJet 1617H hybrid. The printer features the company’s MP bio-based inks (CMYK + W), Intelligent Interweave to eliminate banding, and a half-inch print height to allow for prototype and mock-up print work. Other features include: speeds up to 300 sq ft/hr; a top resolution of 1440 dpi; ValueJet Status Monitor; and ColorVerify color-checking system. Options include an integrated spectrophotometer, ColorVerify Pro, and a takeup system. MSRP: $49,995.