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Additional featured speakers bring expertise to Dscoop6

Dscoop6 Session Schedule

Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) has announced additional featured speakers for the 2011 Dscoop annual conference, covering a breadth of topics about print growth and innovation. Dscoop6, the organisation's sixth annual conference, will take place Feb. 17-19, 2011, at Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Below are just a few of the 100 sessions available at Dscoop6. Digital print experts slated to speak include:

  • Frazer Chesterman, Managing Director, and Marcus Timson, Sales and Marketing Director, FESPA – "Innovate in 60 Minutes"
  • Ben Cooper, Executive Director, The Print Council – "A Supply Chain Approach to Growing Print"
  • Eileen Gittins, CEO, Blurb – "Unleash Your Creative Genius: The Power of Personal Storytelling"
  • Gregg Lederman, author of Achieve Brand Integrity: Ten Truths You Must Know to Enhance Employee Performance and Increase Company Profits – "Engage Employees to Out-Behave the Competition"
  • Danny Miller, Worldwide Business Training Manager, and Maya Poleg, Segment Manager, HP – "Direct Mail Toolkit: A Business Development Strategy for Selling High-Value, Targeted Direct Marketing Campaigns"
  • Bryn Mooth, Editor, HOW magazine – "The Intersection of Design and Digital Printing"
  • Andrew Paparozzi, VP and Chief Economist, National Association for Printing Leadership, and Charlie Corr, VP of Corporate Strategy, Mimeo – "Creating Your Own Recovery"
  • Barb Pellow, Director, InfoTrends – "Building a Blue Ocean Strategy" and "The Next Wave for Customised Communications"
  • Susan Popler-Roy, Director of Production Operations, Time Inc. Advertising Sales and Marketing Group, and Val DiGiacinto, Vice President Sales, The Ace Group – "mine: A Concept to Completion Case Study of a Variable Data Magazine"
  • Bruce Watermann, SVP Print Operations, Blurb – "On-Demand Production for Publishing and Photo Merchandise in Multi-Press Environments"

"The quality of the education we offer to our attendees is always our number one priority," said Mark Sarpa, Dscoop6 chairman and president of Progressive Solutions. "That's why I'm excited about this line-up of experts. In addition to learning from them, I'm also looking forward to being inspired by them and my fellow Dscoop members."

Educational sessions will also be delivered by Dscoop Platinum and Gold Partners who serve as industry experts on solutions related to commercial print, direct marketing, label and packaging, photo, publishing and grand format segments. Dscoop has sold out of Platinum and Gold partnerships for 2011 and is accepting only Bronze partnerships at this time.


Mutoh and Arlon join forces at FESPA/Americas

Ford Mustang

Mutoh America Inc. and Arlon join forces to deliver Car Wrap and printing demonstrations at the Graphics of the Americas/FESPA trade show, booth #1537, for the third year in a row. The trade show will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from February 24th to the 26th.

"Mutoh and Arlon had a successful show at Graphics of the Americas in 2010 and are looking forward to teaming up with Arlon once again," said Brian Phipps, general manager of Mutoh America Inc. "Our car wrap and printing demonstrations bring in a big crowd, it's definitely a showstopper."

Car Wraps are made on Mutoh's ValueJet 1614-64", the "wrapper's choice" for speed, size and quality. Included with all ValueJets, is the i2: Intelligent Interweaving Print Technique, a wave-print that virtually eliminates banding. Mutoh will run daily printing demonstrations of the ValueJet 1614-64" at the trade show.

Installers will wrap the Ford Mustang with Arlon's DPF 6000XRP, a 2-mil cast film with X-scape Technology for vehicle wrap applications. The vinyl is easy to install, highly conformable and cost competitive.

Other demonstrations will take place on Mutoh's ValueJet 1304-54" printer and Kona 65-inch plotter. Kona Cutters have the finest cutting quality with excellent tracking. The Kona is available in a 30-, 55-, and 65-inch size.


GSP offers FASTSIGNS new opportunities at the 2011 show

Gerber Cat Uv

Gerber Scientific Products will highlight new products, showcase new opportunities, and provide training to increase sales and margin for attendees at the FASTSIGNS Vendor Show in Las Vegas January 21-22, 2011.

Gerber Scientific Products (GSP) will be exhibiting in two separate areas at the 2011 FASTSIGNS show. At booth 207, Gerber will be showing their next generation of the highly successful Solara series of UV flatbed printers. Come see the only economically priced true UV flatbed printer on the market. Visitors to booth 207 will take the Gerber CAT Challenge where they can bend, scratch or cut a Coroplast sign printed on the Gerber CAT UV to see how strong the GerberCAT inks are and how well the Cold Fire Cure system bonds the ink to the substrate.

GSP will also have a special ongoing event at the top and bottom of every hour, "The EDGE of the Jungle" in booths 451, 453, 550 and 552. Visitors to "The EDGE of the Jungle" will learn how to maximise the use of their EDGE to compete in new markets and increase their profit margins. New ideas using LexEdge, static cling, magnets, reflective materials, labels and decals, sequential numbering, data merging, kiss cut, backcut, Permagrip and holographic materials are just a few of the practical solutions that will be demonstrated.

Stop by Gerber Scientific Products' booths to take advantage of our specials and promotions and let us show you how FASTSIGNS shops can “Revive and Thrive” with new technologies and ideas from GSP.


Color-Logic to show new metallic colour software at GoA

Color Logic

Color-Logic, developer of the popular Process Metallic Color System, will exhibit the next generation of its popular software at Graphics of the Americas, February 24-26, in Orlando, Florida.   Previously available only for use by offset printers, the next generation of the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System also enables printers using flexographic, inkjet, and other digital presses to take full advantage of metallic printing.
Announcing the Graphics of the Americas showing, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves commented: "The Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System has now been tested extensively with outstanding results, by printers using a wide variety of printing processes, including flexography, wide-format inkjet, and digital printers such as those manufactured by Hewlett-Packard and Xeikon.  At Graphics of the Americas, Color-Logic will exhibit examples of metallic printing done using many different press types.  Several Latin American printers have already adopted the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System, and we look forward to establishing further distribution in that market at the Orlando show.  Because FESPA is now affiliated with Graphics of the Americas, we also expect to reach a great number of wide-format inkjet banner and vehicle wrap printers.  Finally, we expect graphic designers participating in the ISS portion of the show to be excited about the ease of designing with metallics using the Color-Logic system."

Experience High Octane Digital Print and Finishing in Action At MK2011



Screen, Konica Minolta, Morgana and TimeHarvest are to put the very latest digital print and finishing technology through its paces at the MK2011 Digital Experience in Milton Keynes on 2-4th February 2011.

MK2011 unites these top suppliers to demonstrate a powerful and multi-faceted digital print environment featuring all aspects of digital print from design through to the finished product with flexible finishing, streamlined digital MIS, variable data, web to print and intuitive workflows.  The event showcases the best in digital print for producing a range of flexible personalized colour products from A5 up to 2.5m wide prints and banners. Visitors will experience the tremendous potential and flexibility of digital print technology to create profitable new applications that energise print businesses and breathe new life into marketing and sales campaigns.

The latest hardware and software integrates at MK2011 to produce quality and profitable small and large format products on-demand, including books, stunning display graphics, personalised brochures and streamlined web to print. Highlights include the:


  • Latest sheet-fed colour Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C8000 & bizhub PRO C65hc
  • Continuous, high-speed, reel-to-sheet colour Screen Truepress Jet520
  • Ultra high quality, large format printers Truepress Jet2500UV & Truepress Jet1600UV
  • A3 digital offset Screen Truepress 344
  • Morgana DocuMaster Pro, Digifold Pro, CardXtra Plus, Digicoater 33, KB2000S & Bindomatic 101 flexible finishing solutions for booklets, crease & fold, UV coating, perfect & thermal binding and creative die cutting.
  • Efficient TimeHarvest, the MIS built for digital print
  • The latest Screen Trueflow and Equios PDF/VT workflows
  • The latest Konica Minolta variable data and workflow management tools


Visitors can also learn how they can play a bigger role in their customers' marketing campaigns from integrated marketing specialist Tim Cox, and, in the MK2011 'Ask us' clinic, a team of experts are on hand to help with any hardware and software questions and issues.

"MK2011 is the perfect environment for printers, public sector and inplant print room managers to investigate the latest techniques for seamless, streamlined and powerful digital print and finishing," says Brian Filler, Screen UK MD. "Digital print opens up tremendous opportunities for anyone involved in the sector. As we kick off 2011, our aim is to educate and stimulate in order to energise creative and profitable print businesses."

Win a VIP Aston Martin Performance Driving Day

Reflecting the peak performance print technology in action a stunning Aston Martin DBS is on display, courtesy of Aston Martin Works Service. MK2011 visitors enter a draw to win a £1000 VIP Performance Driving Day at the Millbrook Test Track. The winner will spend the day with a personal instructor and experience safe high speed driving in an Aston Martin DBS, V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage or Rapide.

For more information and to register for a free place go to: www.mkdigitalexpo.co.uk or contact Dawn Tate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. T: 01908 851279


Signs + Banners showcases Mutoh at open house

Mutoh Valuejet Vj1628td

Signs + Banners will be holding an open house February 25th at its Rogers, MN location. Free to attend, the open house will run from 1 to 7 p.m., Central Standard Time.

The environmentally friendly Mutoh ValueJet 1614-64" printer will be a part of the printing, cutting and laminating demonstrations. Standard with all ValueJets, The 1614-64" printer contains Mutoh's patented i2: Intelligent Interweave print technique, which virtually eliminates banding and creates exceptional image quality.

One-day-only pricing specials, clearance sales, vendor representatives, door prizes and food will enhance the day. Last year's open house drew in over 170 customers, and this year Signs + Banners hopes to beat that number.

"Last year's event was a huge success, and all of our vendors agreed. We had over twelve representatives attending the show and over 170 customers. This year, we expect even more customers. This is a great chance for potential buyers to network and take advantage of our special open house sales prices," said Harold Embry from Signs + Banners.

Attendees that register by February 18th will be entered to win a grand prize including: a garment business starter package, heat press, 15” plotter and i-Design R software.