Petition Filed to Force Bankruptcy of Colortree Group; More Than $8M Owed to Creditors

On June 3, the Colortree Group abruptly closed its doors without informing employees prior to the closure. Now, the Colortree Group is facing more difficulties as it is confronted with a petition seeking Chapter 7 liquidation, according to a report from Richmond BizSense. The report explains that the involuntary petition was filed in federal bankruptcy court against Colortree on behalf of three companies seeking outstanding payments — Lindenmeyr Munroe, Domtar Corp., and G.E. Richards Graphic Supplies.
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PRINTING United Offers a Bigger, Better, Bolder Experience

As the printing industry continues to evolve, all print service providers (PSPs), no matter their core services, are looking for their next revenue stream, and next avenue for growth and expansion. Convergence — where PSPs offer services and products beyond their traditional scope — is continuing to impact the industry and PRINTING United (Dallas, Oct. 23-25) will help all PSPs, including commercial printers, navigate the waters of this changing industry.
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Next-Generation EFI Fiery Technology Delivers Higher Print Color Quality Plus Controls for Boosted Color Saturation

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. today announced the availability of important advancements in its latest version of Fiery® Color Profiler Suite – integrated color management software that gives digital print producers more power than ever before to get color right every time. Next-generation EFI™ Fiery Edge™ color profiling technology launching in the suite delivers out-of-the-box print quality and color improvements in new Fiery digital front ends (DFEs). Plus, a host of new controls within Fiery Color Profiler Suite tune color to meet customer preferences, such as features to intelligently boost color and adjust shadow detail levels.
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Worldskills Kazan: Heidelberg Promotes Up-And-Coming International Talent in the Print Industry

The figures for WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan, Russia speak for themselves, showing the importance accorded to vocational training worldwide. Kazan, situated 720 km to the east of Moscow, welcomed over 1,350 young skilled workers – the highest number yet – from 63 countries competing in a total of 56 disciplines in the 45th WorldSkills competition from August 22 to 27, 2019. The breathtaking opening ceremony in the specially built “Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre” was in a league of its own, topped only by the closing ceremony in front of 35,000 guests. Russian President Vladimir Putin acknowledged the achievement and significance of WorldSkills in his speech.
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Flint Group Packaging Showcasing Advance Offerings at Labelexpo Europe 2019

Flint Group Narrow Web, Flint Group Image Transfer Solutions, and Xeikon (a member of Flint Group Digital Printing Solutions) will demonstrate for customers its advanced offerings at Labelexpo Europe 2019. Xeikon Prepress and Flint Group Flexographic will share the details of the expanded ThermoFlexX brand across all products. This offering builds on the success of ThermoFlexX digital imagers and Woodpecker Nano screening technology and the flexographic plate, nyloflex.
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Sun Chemical and Epple Collaborate to Make Direct Food Contact Inks Available Globally

Sun Chemical today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with the innovative German printing inks manufacturer Epple Druckfarben to combine their resources to make Epple’s class-leading series of sheetfed offset inks for direct food contact, BoFood® Organic, available to a global audience. BoFood Organic is a worldwide patented sheetfed offset ink for printing on the inside of folding carton food packaging, also allowing direct food contact. All the raw materials used in the manufacture of the ink have been approved for use in foodstuffs.
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JD Graphic to Install First RMGT 9 Series Press With Roll-to-Sheet Feeder & LED-UV Curing (piworld.com)

With an office in the famed Printers Row, James DeBlasio, Sr. and his wife Maria started JD Graphic in 1963 as a premier print broker in Chicago. Today, JD Graphic spans three generations as James DeBlasio, Jr., president, and son Nick DeBlasio, vice president, lead a family-based management team serving the greater Chicago area. With more than 40 employees, JD Graphic operates multiple sheet-fed, web, and digital presses as well as a full-service finishing department. This fall, JD Graphic continues their expansion by installing an eight-color RMGT 920PF-8 long perfector, equipped with GEW’s Leo-LED-UV curing system and a Quantum QRS roll-to-sheet feeder. “We are a commercial printer at heart,” states Nick DeBlasio. “My father and grandfather built this business and nurtured a progressive culture that we maintain down to this day. With the RMGT 9 Series, we have the versatility to stay within our current lane and expand into a new exciting marketplace. This newly developed roll-to-sheet feeder is the first of its kind for the 9 Series press. I believe it is going to be a key to our future success — it will allow us to save a lot of money on paper costs and the RMGT 9 Series offers the lowest cost of print manufacturing as well.”
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