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Supply55, Inc. and NEPATA GmbH Announce Strategic Partnership

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. Grows Training Programs in 2017

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 Now Carries Permaset Ink Line

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.

Nominations Open for the 2017 Managing for Improvement Award

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.

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer for Xaar

Xaar plc ("Xaar", "the Group" or "the Company"), the digital inkjet printing technology Group headquartered in Cambridge, UK, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lily Liu as Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and Director of the Board from Tuesday 2 May 2017.

New INX International Ink Co. Expansion in Charlotte Impacts Production on Four Continents

Having completed a $4 million expansion at its Charlotte, NC facility last year, INX International Ink Co. recently concluded finishing touches connected to the project. Company officials indicate Charlotte set a new production record in 2016, and are hopeful 2017 will be another record-breaker now that staff has acclimated to the new space.

New Direct Sales Professional for UEI Group Companies

UEI® Group is proud to announce the promotion of Michael Carroll. This latest appointment for Michael has come after several successful years within the Customer Service Department of the UEI® Group. Michael is now taking on a role of a Direct Sales Professional for the UEI® Group, a worldwide market leader providing hot stamping and embossing dies, foils & supplies to the Graphic Arts Industry for nearly 40 years through its business units: Universal Engraving, Inc., Infinity Foils®, Inc., UEI® Falcontec®, and UEI® Systems.

Agfa Graphics Adds Account Managers in Canada

Agfa Inc. is expanding its sales team as part of its strategy to remain the dominant provider of graphic arts solutions in both the prepress and UV inkjet markets. Rick Gargano joins the company as Account Manager servicing the Ontario province and Gurshawn Hansi will serve as National Account Manager for Wide-Format Media and Applications servicing Canada from coast to coast.

Roland DGA Announces 2017 Born-to-Wrap Workshop Schedule

Roland DGA, a leading provider of advanced wide-format inkjet printers and other advanced digital devices, has announced its schedule of Born-to-Wrap workshops for 2017. The classes offered, which take place at various locations throughout the country, are led by the vehicle wrap pros from Louisville, Kentucky-based Digital EFX Wraps, renowned for both their installation and shop management expertise.

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Printroom

In a high-volume garment printing plant, everything from clutter on the floor to staff attitudes can eat up valuable production time.

In The Automation Issue, we present a collection of expert essays on an important topic in the industry today. Here, Marshall Atkinson discusses printroom efficiency and automation.