IPC has announced that its North American PCB statistical program sales for December 2016 were 5.9 percent higher than the data from the same month in 2015. The company reports that year-to-date shipments as of December were up 2.9 percent, while December shipments alone increased by 12.3 percent compared to November.
Printed circuit board bookings in December decreased by 2.2 percent (a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98), lowering year-to-date bookings growth to -0.7 percent.
Onyx Graphics is pleased to welcome the newest addition to the ONYX Americas Sales team, Guy Werstler. As the new Territory Sales Manager for the western North America and Latin America regions, Guy is responsible for providing sales and business development throughout these territories, within this new role.
Tom Molamphy has joined Agfa Graphics North America as Business Development Manager for the company's Industrial Inkjet Ink Division. In this role, Molamphy will focus on generating new business relationships in the United States and Canada for the fast growing industrial inks operation.
The first season of the new GSN series “Window Warriors” – a new skill-based competition TV series combining art and commerce – concluded recently, with the winner, Timothy Howe, walking away with the $100,000 grand prize. Throughout the season, the eight designer contestants competing on the show relied in part on Roland’s advanced wide-format printers and vinyl cutters to create their elaborate retail window displays.
Monarch Color Corporation, a global presence in the manufacture of offset, flexo and screenprinting inks, has announced the launch of its new website, www.monarchcolor.com.
In The Automation Issue, we present a collection of expert essays on an important topic in the industry today. Here, Eileen Fritsch discusses MIS automation.
Supply55, Inc. a leading provider of value added products to the sign, screen and graphic arts market is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with NEPATA GmbH for the distribution of NEPATA covering equipment in North America.
Mutoh America, Inc. will begin its new and expanded line of dealer and end user training courses in January. The ever growing and diverse product line that Mutoh now offers requires its current training programs to adapt, diversify and expand to fit the needs of all Mutoh printer distributors and users. With over 50 classes throughout the year, Mutoh will double the amount of classes it has offered in previous years.
SPSI is pleased to announce the addition of the Permaset line of waterbased inks to its roster of supplies. The addition of Permaset’s ink rounds out its offerings to include an industry leading High Solids Acrylic ink.
Printing Industries of America (PIA) is accepting nominations for the 2017 Managing for Improvement Award, which honors outstanding managers in the printing industry who have demonstrated the ability to create real and lasting improvement for their companies. The 2017 recipient will be honored at the 2017 Continuous Improvement Conference, April 2–5, in Pittsburgh, PA. Nominations are open to any individual working for a printing and graphic communications company in the U.S. or Canada. The nomination deadline is February 10, 2017.