Kirkwood proudly announces the hiring of Doug Prittie as Digital and Large Format Manager
Kirkwood, one of the East Coast’s largest full-service integrated communications providers, is pleased to announce and welcome Doug Prittie, as Manager of the Digital & Large Format Departments. He will be responsible for technical evolution and continuous process improvement across Digital offerings and teams. “Doug’s extensive experience managing the activities of a quality control group will be critical to the growth of Kirkwood. We are thrilled to have him on board,” stated Bob Coppinger, CEO, Kirkwood.
Kirkwood proudly announces the hiring of Molly Rosenthal as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development
Kirkwood is pleased to announce and welcome Molly Rosenthal as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development.Molly will be responsible for the leadership of marketing, developing new business opportunities and creating customized solutions for customer needs.
Molly is a well-known figure in the graphic arts industry with 25+ years of experience. Over her career, she has held various creative and marketing positions, including agencies, printers and a papermill. Recently, Molly had responsibilities for National Accounts at Mohawk Paper, where she was responsible for the growth of the New York City market.
Kirkwood announces expansion of digital capabilities with installation of HP Indigo 12,000 Digital Offset Press and the HP Latex R2000 Digital Printer
“Founded over 45 years ago, Kirkwood, has always understood the need to adapt to industry changes and recognizes the omnipresent shift to inkjet,” Mark Nappa, Chief Sales Officer said. “Understanding these dramatic industry changes and being nimble enough to drive increased and consistent growth positions Kirkwood as a forward-thinking leader in the industry, while best servicing our customers for decades to come.”
Kirkwood proudly announces the hiring of Janet Kelly as Sales Representative.
We are pleased to welcome Janet Kelly to the Kirkwood Sales team. “A seasoned professional with a wealth of knowledge and vast expertise, Janet will be a wonderful addition to the sales team at Kirkwood. Janet will be responsible for growing sales in the Northeast corridor of the US. Her love of the industry coupled with Kirkwood’s capabilities, make her the perfect to addition to the organization,” stated Mark Nappa, Chief Sales Officer.
Kirkwood proudly announces the hiring of Noel Tocci as SVP of National Business Development.
Well-known throughout the print and design community for his extensive knowledge of materials, technology and cutting-edge processes, Noel brings a wealth of expertise and client service. Leveraging his over 30 years of industry experience, Noel will focus on growing and diversifying Kirkwood Printing’s current offerings.
Experience Design CC is the company’s first tool that is purpose-built for user experience (UX) designers. It takes what Adobe has learned from working with UX designers who currently use its tools like Illustrator, Photoshop and others and distills it into a single product that aims to make designers more productive.
See more here: http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/14/adobe-launches-experience-design-cc-a-new-tool-for-ux-designers/
GPA, McCook, Ill., has entered into a partnership agreement with Holliston, producers of textured cloth substrates for offset, screen printing and HP Indigo presses. This agreement makes GPA the exclusive partner for all HP Indigo compatible products from Holliston, including Pinnacle & Impressions canvas substrates, and puts GPA in a better position to provide new and innovative substrates to its customers. “We chose to work with GPA because of their technical expertise in the digital market, superior sales and customer service personnel, and expansive distribution network. This new alliance with GPA allows us to deliver printable cloth materials in a professional manner that would not have been possible otherwise,” said Gary Sweeney, Holliston’s senior vice president of operations & business development. GPA is known in the graphic arts industry for providing unique substrates and backing them up with technical and market expertise. “As we continue to expand our offering of unique media, we are solidifying our reputation as market leaders. Our customers know that when they’re looking for something out of the ordinary or something new to show their clients, we’ll have it. By partnering with Holliston, we’re strengthening our selection of superior substrates for the widest range of printing platforms,” said Greg Kestler, GPA’s director of technical products for pressure sensitive paper and printable films. GPA now offers Ultra Digital 10 Mil Pinnacle White Cotton Canvas in 12×18″, 13×19″ and 20.5x 29.5″ sheets, and 14 Mil Impressions White Poly-Cotton Canvas in 12×18″ sheets for HP Indigo presses. These sheets are widely used for photo prints, art reproductions, menu covers, luxury good packaging, clothing and accessory hang tags, and in retail and in point-of purchase graphics. GPA remains committed to finding new and innovative way to help their customers grow their business, through strategic partnerships, unique media and knowledge sharing.
With exclusivity a priority in the sneaker industry, a company called shiftwear wants to launch a shoe completely customizable straight from a smartphone. the lineup of sneakers will be available in three styles – high, medium and low tops. the designated app connects wirelessly to show off high-quality static images as well as animations right on the display area. the moving images do require more energy and that’s why the company is also introducing ‘walk-n-charge’ technology which keeps the shoes powered with every step. Lasting up to 30 days on one battery, the always-on color enabled e-paper flexible display wraps around the sneaker for full 360-degree visibility. it’s also built for all types of weather – made with waterproof materials with soles coated in a durable kevlar fiber.