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Konica Minolta Acquires a Minority Stake in MGI Digital Graphic Technology

"This strategic alliance will be the basis for the development of tomorrow’s innovative digital solutions for the graphic-arts industry and printed electronic 3D."

Konica Minolta, Inc. has acquired a 10-percent stake in MGI Digital Graphic Technology (MGI), the French producer of digital print and finishing solutions. MGI will maintain its independence and will remain autonomous in defining its industry strategy, the companies report.

“This investment will be dedicated to drive future growth, and is part of a common long-term vision to establish a stronger presence in the professional digital printing market,” the companies announced in a press release.


UL Recognition Awarded to MacDermid Autotype’s Autoflex EB Film

Recognition applies to both the gloss and antiglare finish versions of the film.

MacDermid Autotype’s Autoflex EB film has been awarded UL (Underwriters Laboratories) recognition in the US. The recognition applies to both the gloss and antiglare finish versions of the film.


SmartLinc Acquired by EFI

EFI will continue to develop and sell SmartLinc’s shipping software and integrate it into the company’s product lines.

EFI has acquired SmartLinc Inc., the Milwaukee-based developer of shipping software. SmartLinc employees, including former SmartLinc co-owners Greg Billinghurst and Scott Kwiatkowski, have joined EFI.


Esko North America Names Tony Wiley President

In addition, Esko creates an autonomous group to support efforts in Latin America.

Esko has announced that is has appointed Tony Wiley to the role of president of its North America operations effective January 1, 2014. Wiley succeeds Mark Quinlan, who is leaving Esko to accept another opportunity.

Wiley joined Esko in 1999, assuming roles of increasing responsibility over the past 15 years. He led the North American Customer Service organization for 10 years and had been, most recently, vice president, US Central Region Sales, for the past five years.


ValueVinyls Adds New Testing Equipment

Value Vinyls, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of a Q-Sun Xenon test chamber which is the ultimate research & development and quality control tool for testing materials that are exposed to direct sunlight, sunlight through window glass or indoor lighting. The chamber also features a water spraying unit that creates exceptional realism with controllable condensation and humidity that is critical for testing many materials.

Graphic Designer Takes Viewers Back in Time in Disney's New Movie, "Saving Mr. Banks"

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - December 23, 2013) - Spanning more than 50 years and two continents, Disney's new motion picture, "Saving Mr. Banks," paints a picture of the sharp contrast between 1960s Hollywood and rural, turn-of-the-century Australia.

The story of how the movie "Mary Poppins" was made stars Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks as author P.L. Travers and movie mogul Walt Disney, respectively, in a head-to-head duel over just how to deliver all the magic of "Mary Poppins" to movie viewers everywhere.

Kodak Launches SONORA Plate Green Leaf Awards

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Thursday, December 12, 2013

California-Based T-shirt Printing Company Opening Indy Facility

LAWRENCE, Ind. - Little Raymond's Print Shop, Inc., d/b/a ooShirts, a T-shirt printing and fulfillment company, announced plans today to locate a new facility here, creating up to 105 new jobs by 2016.

The Berkeley, Calif.-headquarted company, which is a subsidiary of ooShirts, Inc., will invest $1.2 million to equip a 26,000 square-foot facility located at 7800 Records Street in Lawrence. The facility, which began operations in September, is expanding the company's screen printing and digital printing capacity.

Thieme – Now Also Digital

Teningen, Germany November 1, 2013 ¬ The renowned screen printing machine manufacturer from Southern Germany can also offer something different: The THIEME 3000 D digital printing system, developed at Thieme, combines state-of-the-art digital components with proven Thieme machine technology.

AMPRO Expands Screen-printing Production Capabilities with Equipment Upgrades and Increase in Full-time Staff

Primos, PA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013
AMPRO, a Philadelphia-based screen-printing and embroidery company specializing in custom apparel and promotional items, recently announced a series of major equipment upgrades to their production and packaging departments, along with the addition of 20 new jobs.