Printer News

Metal 3-D Printing: Faster, Cheaper, Safer
August 2, 2017 at 2:47 pm

3-D printing went from what seemed like an impossible, futuristic idea to a standard practice in a short time. Companies are able to design and print all kinds of things in a matter of minutes. But, as with most developing technology, it still has its flaws and room to grow. New Atlas is reporting that…

Vistaprint's Storefront Impacts Distributors In A Big Way
June 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Two weeks ago, we reported that Vistaprint had opened its first brick-and-mortar storefront, Vistaprint Studio, in Toronto. The store offers an extension to what the e-commerce platform does—customized paper products and printing—but gives customers the chance to see products in a physical setting, similar to how promotional products professionals use showrooms for sales ideas. It also…

Print Shops, Businesses Upset by Vistaprint's $2.2M Tax Break in Rhode Island
June 14, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Direct-to-consumer printing services like Vistaprint have been one of the largest disruptions in the promotional products and printing industries. So, when Rhode Island announced its plan to give Vistaprint $2.2 million in tax credits to open its national sales office and staff it with employees, small businesses in area were upset, to say the least.…

4over Inc. Purchases Three Komori Presses
March 27, 2017 at 1:25 pm

Komori America Corporation, Rolling Meadows, Ill., announced today that 4over Inc., Moonachie, N.J., has purchased three new Komori Lithrone machines. The addition of the new Komori presses not only adds to 4over Inc.’s capacity to enable fast delivery, but also makes it possible to produce photo-quality print on a variety of substrates, from business cards…

Library of Congress Removes Trump Poster With Typo
February 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm

The Library of Congress stopped selling a commemorative inauguration poster of President Trump after it noticed a typo. It was a picture of Trump with the caption "No dream is too big, no challenge is to great," using the preposition "to" rather than the adverb "too." (Image via New York Daily…

Ennis Inc. Acquires Independent Printing Company Inc.
January 30, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Ennis Inc., Midlothian, Texas, announced that it purchased Independent Printing Company Inc., DePere, Wis., and related entities in a stock purchase on Friday. Independent Printing Company Inc. produces presentation folders, checks, wide format products and commercial printing. Going forward, the company will have four folder facilities in Michigan, Kansas, California and Wisconsin. It also will…

Dubai Takes Steps to Be 3-D Printing Hub
January 3, 2017 at 2:33 pm

The Dubai government teamed up with UL to host two-day workshops on 3-D printing, namely safety and responsibility, as part of the emirate's large-scale plan to become the 3-D printing capital of the world by 2030. Sheikh Mohammed, vice president and prime minister of the UAE, and Emir of Dubai, detailed the plans for Dubai's…