The Winners
September 1, 2010

Gold, silver and bronze winners in seven categories. Check out to view the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Pewter winners in 40 additional categories.

MAN Roland Encourages Printers to Go ‘Green’
April 1, 2007

April 27, 2007—Westmont, IL—MAN Roland is spreading the word in the graphic arts industry that environmentally sound practices are not only good for the planet, but are good for business as well. In a new educational campaign that is driven by advertising, public relations, direct mail and a how-to guide, MAN Roland is providing printers with an action plan that they can use to improve the environmental sustainability of their operations, while winning new customers. “Whatever your thoughts are on climate change, one fact is certain: The less resources and energy we waste, the more our economy will expand,” says Vince Lapinski, CEO of

Courier Adds New Press in Response to 4-Color Textbook Demand
February 1, 2006

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- Citing growing demand for four-color textbooks, Courier Corp. is acquiring its third Lithoman IV web press from MAN Roland in three years. Scheduled for a fall 2006 installation, the new press will be the keystone of a $21 million expansion of the company's Kendallville, Ind., facility. One of America's leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, Courier has been an avid investor in MAN Roland technology in recent years. Six months after its first Lithoman IV began operation, the company ordered its second Lithoman, citing a rise in textbook production opportunities. That press is set to start producing before the end

MAN Roland Sees 40% Increase in New Orders
August 1, 2005

WESTMONT, Ill. -- MAN Roland returned to the fast track during the first half of 2005, with a 40 percent increase in new orders, representing 1.47 billion. The significant gains over the first six months of last year were accelerated by a 30 percent surge in sheetfed orders in North America.   "The success in the first half of this fiscal year along with the measures we have taken to improve our efficiency give us a strong platform for reaching our ambitious goals, one being to ensure the future growth of our business and another to ensure that our business divisions have a

Courier Graphics Installs Rotoman Press
August 1, 2005

Commercial and publication printer Courier Graphics Corp. in Phoenix purchased a five-color MAN Roland Rotoman to upgrade one of its two M-1000 web presses. Company officials decided the installation made sense after Courier Graphics tested the quality and durability of the press. Officials also attended Drupa 2004 to compare final press results with those conducted by other companies. "As we completed our due diligence, it became clear [we would choose] the Rotoman press," says Larry Babka, vice president of sales and marketing of Courier Graphics. "We believe the best value to us … will ultimately provide the best value to our clients." Babka expects the

Smithsonian Exhibit at Print 05 to Feature Book Artists
August 1, 2005

An artistic highlight of the giant Print 05 & Converting 05 exhibition Sept. 9-15 at Chicago's McCormick Place will be an interactive panel exhibit on the history and importance of book illustration created by the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the world's largest system of museum libraries.   "Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustration" in booth #7259 will be staffed by personnel from the Smithsonian Libraries along with exhibit curators and will present a schedule of local artists demonstrating different types of illustration. The exhibit features images from books in the Libraries' collection, including children's alphabet books, The Nuremberg Chronicle, works by William Morris, Redoute, Vesalius, and

The Next Level in Print Production
April 1, 2004

There's no shortage of acronyms in the print industry. We have cap, PD., PPD, XML, SVG, POD, BOD, and many more. One of the most recent additions to the industry's vernacular is JDF. JDF, short for 'job definition format', is neither an application nor product. Rather, it is a vendor-neutral way to format data based on XML, the extensible markup language. The industry group behind JDF is CIP4, a-k-a the International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress. This consortium of print industry movers and shakers—which includes everyone from equipment manufacturers to software developers, to printers and their clients—built on CIP3's PPF

The Alphabet of Automation
April 1, 2004

The onslaught of technical acronyms leaves many creative professionals, print buyers, and printers feeling as though they're simmering in a pot of alphabet soup. But once they're understood, Adobe's XMP and PDF, and the JDF work together to streamline and simplify workflows from beginning to end. Adobe XMP and PDF, and the JDF start the capture of key information for the creative professionals, and automate tasks throughout the workflow. Although PDF is well known, JDF and XMP are relative newcomers. Perhaps less understood is how they fit together to save time, improve, productivity and, ultimately, reduce costly errors. Think of Adobe PDF as the 'universal communication

New COO at MAN Roland
August 1, 2003

The world's second-largest printing press manufacturer has a new COO. Eric D. Belcher has been promoted from his post as CFO of MAN Roland Inc. to become the company's COO of sheetfed operations. He reports to CEO Yves Rogivue. Belcher took on the CFO post in 2001, and championed long-term financial planning and capital equipment purchasing strategies through a value-added, consultative approach with printing companies. Last year he began directing sheetfed operations for the company's Midwest region. In his new role as COO, Belcher will oversee all of MAN Roland's North American sheetfed operations. "By utilizing independent tools such as the press operating profitability data or NAPL's

Graph Expo Builds Industry's Confidence
October 24, 2002

Nothing boosts the confidence of an industry more than a successful trade show, and judging by the attendance figures from this year's Graph Expo and Converting Expo, the graphic arts industry may be recovering from the two-year downturn in the marketplace. Nearly 38,000 print and graphic arts professionals made their way to the four-day event at McCormick Place South in Chicago, which featured full seminars and product demonstrations by over 570 exhibitors covering more than 380,000 square feet. Many vendors reported brisk sales with some having to add more staff to their booths. "From the time the hall opened until it closed each day