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RRD to be acquired by Atlas for $2.1B

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) enters into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Atlas Holdings in an all-cash transaction of approximately $2.1 billion.

Sustainability study sparks conversation about direct mail and greenhouse gases

Prime Data recently commissioned a study of greenhouse gas emission sources in the direct mail industry. The study found a typical, 20-gm direct mail piece generates an average greenhouse gas footprint of 205 gm.

Connecting for Results expands into the Maritimes

Connecting for Results celebrates its two-year anniversary with an expansion into the Maritimes. The addition of a St. John’s office enables the company to assist print and packaging clients from coast to coast.

Zünd introduces the new Precut Center software

With PreCut Center, Zünd launches a software that facilitates cut-file preparation for applications involving unprinted materials.
Sponsored Spotlight 

HP drives unprecedented levels of application versatility & sustainability with new Latex printers

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Key happenings

Heidelberg and Gallus CEOs reflect on key happenings in 2021

In this interview, Rainer Hundsdörfer, CEO of Heidelberg and Ferdinand Rüesch of Gallus, talk about how the two businesses faired this year. They also explain why a sale of Gallus to Benpac failed. Additionally, they discuss the changes they have made to Gallus, as well as explore wider changes to the Heidelberg business to ensure its long-term success. » Read More

Ricoh introduces new activation plan for fifth colour capabilities

Ricoh USA unveils new activation plans for its fifth colour capabilities. These field upgradeable plans enable printers to adjust to market conditions and evolving customer needs with six-month, one-year or permanent activation options. » Read full article

Sun Chemical launches new varnish solutions for HP Indigo printed labels

Sun Chemical introduces a new range of UV varnishes for enhancing the resistance of pressure-sensitive labels digitally printed on HP Indigo for personal care, household, chemical, beverage and pharma applications. » Read full article

RSA launches next-gen ReadyPrint prepress suite

Rochester Software Associates (RSA) launches the next-generation ReadyPrint universal prepress suite, which automates the entire production process. » Read full article

Xeikon names Harry Vinson as strategic accounts manager

Xeikon America appoints industry veteran Harry Vinson as strategic accounts manager for the northeastern United States. » Read full article
Marketing for print services

Marketing for print services

Looking for marketing ideas? Read the latest Insider column for inspiration. Our columnists Bob Dale and Nicole Morrison of Connecting for Results recently spoke to Jamie Barbieri, president of PDI, Jay Mandarino, president and CEO of CJ Graphics, and Richard Kouwenhoven, president and COO of Hemlock Printers, about how they are successfully marketing their companies in today’s challenging environment. » Read more

Xplor21: The Future of Customer Communications

Location: St. Pete Beach, Fla.
Date: November 16–18, 2021
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Unbound by APTech

Location: Online
Date: November 16, 2021
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