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MAY 2014

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Sawgrass Technologies And Kiian Group Sign New License Agreement For Sublimation Technology
Sawgrass Technologies, Inc., and Kiian Group of Italy have announced that they have entered into a new long term license agreement under which Kiian, as an authorized Sawgrass licensee, will continue to sell digital inks for sublimation imaging.
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Graphics One Launches GO X-24 Printer/Cutter Device
Graphics One, LLC (GO), an international distributor dedicated to providing innovative, high quality products to digital imaging professionals worldwide is launching the integrated GO X-24 Printer/Cutter unit. Offering an all-in-one print and cut solution, the 24-inch unit offers standard sized imaging with the lowest operating costs of any integrated print and cut system in the market.

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Manitoba Print Industry Association Partners With Printing Industries of America
Printing Industries of America has announced the Manitoba Print Industry Association has joined the team of Canadian Affiliate Organizations of Printing Industries of America. The Manitoba Print Industry Association (MPIA), led by Barry Miller, represents and supports the print industry in Manitoba through training, sector promotion, and advocacy. Membership in a local affiliate automatically extends your membership to the national association, Printing Industries of America, and its abundance of resources.

Exopack Advanced Coatings Changes Name To Coveris Advanced Coatings
Intelicoat Technologies was acquired by Exopack® Advanced Coatings in August of 2013. Recently, Exopack Advanced Coatings and five other key Sun Capital Partner manufacturing companies joined together to create one strong and recognized company identity under the name Coveris. The company will now conduct business as Coveris™ Advanced Coatings.
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SGIA Announces 2014 Sustainability Recognition Program Honorees
Six domestic and two international SGIA member companies were recently honored with SGIA's Sustainability Recognition Award. The program was designed to encourage adoption of sustainable business practices by the SGIA membership.
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Brian Phipps Appointed To Vice-President And General Manager of Mutoh America, Inc.
Mutoh America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-format printers and cutters, proudly appoints Brian Phipps as vice-president and general manager of Mutoh America, Inc., overseeing the continued growth of both North and Latin American sales and operations. Phipps will work under the direction of Mr. Hisayoshi Aoki, President of Mutoh America, Inc. who resides in Tokyo, Japan.
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Jeff Dilley Appointed Newest Regional Sales Manager of SLP
Southern Lithoplate, Inc. (SLP) has announced the expansion of its sales team to reflect the growing market for the company's digital plate solutions. Jeff Dilley has been named to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Ohio and Indiana. Dilley said of his new appointment, "SLP has tremendous longevity in an industry undergoing such change and upheaval. The quality of SLP products and service is evident in the company's longevity. At a time when manufacturing operations continue to flow overseas, SLP maintains all of its production in the United States. Customers can be assured that their product demands will be reliably met."

FASTSIGNS Receives High Honors for Franchisee Satisfaction in Canada
Constantly receiving top ratings by U.S. organizations for its high levels of franchisee satisfaction, FASTSIGNS International, Inc.-the worldwide franchisor for the more than 545 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic, and visual communications centers-has been recognized by an industry organization for reflecting that same commitment to its Canadian franchise partners.
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#1 Network Joins Kodak's Reseller Network
Combining the reach of a national organization with the personalized service of a local supplier, #1 Network is made up of nearly 20 member companies that offer a wide range of equipment, supplies, and service for the graphic communications industry.
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ORAFOL Americas Partners With Signarama
ORAFOL Americas Inc. has partnered with Signarama to provide materials for the franchise's worldwide rebranding efforts. ORAFOL Americas has also been named Signarama's vendor of choice for vinyl products used throughout its network. Signarama will use a variety of ORAFOL Graphic Products during their rebranding process to create new window graphics, fleet wraps and lobby displays.

Burnishine Introduced Deletion Pens For Kodak Sonora Plates
With over 800 printing plants running Sonora offset plates, Burnishine sees this as an opportunity for its network of dealers worldwide.
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New Appointments At Velocity Print Solutions
Velocity Print Solutions has announced that Mike Sexton, formerly from the Velocity CT plant and Barry Chabot, have been appointed to the position of Production Managers. Both have worked in the commercial print industry for a number of years and have an extensive knowledge of the industry. In addition, John Killeen has accepted the position of Customer Service Manager and Plant Scheduler.

Konica Minolta Acquires Pitney Bowes Canada Document Imaging Solutions Business
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Konica Minolta) has announced that Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) has acquired Pitney Bowes Canada's Document Imaging Solutions (DIS) business, consisting of the hardware and document management software solutions segment, which generated approximately CAN$82 million in revenue in 2013.
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Bemis to Sell Paper Packaging Division to Hood Packaging Corporation
Bemis Company, Inc., the parent company of Mactac, has reached an agreement to sell its Paper Packaging Division to Hood Packaging Corporation. The sale includes offices and manufacturing facilities located in Omaha, Nebraska; Crossett, Arkansas; Vancouver, Washington; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2014.
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Presto Tape's CanvasTac Is Now Classified as a Commercial Category VI Type III Class A Material Wallcovering
Presto Tape has tested its digitally printable wallcovering, CanvasTac and is now classified as the highest classification of Class A Commercial Wallcovering per ASTM F793-10a. DC
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LaserBits: Laser Settings App
Have you ever needed a laser setting for Delrin or Mat Board? Laser University introduces a new app for laser engraving settings. Now you can quickly find laser settings along with tips for common and not so common materials.
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Proof That, What We Know Is Happening..... IS HAPPENING!!
Commerical and Web Printers are adding to their product offerings. And so, Shawmut's acquisition of HK Graphics (Boston-based printer), adds wide format capability into its mix. The acquisition is expected to expand the company's facility in the Cherry Hill Business Park in Danvers, Massachusetts just about another 1,000 square feet. Offset is not dead. It's being awaken as a partner to Wide Format.

CopySource Acquired By Konica Minolta
CopySource of Coral Springs, Florida was recently acquired by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. It's a move that will increase K-M's reach in the southeast Florida region.
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