"[David Landesman] and Ben's involvement in the industry and with SGIA through their work at Lawson Screen & Digital Products made them the perfect duo for the Parmele Award," said SGIA President/CEO Michael Robertson. "They have promoted truly forward-thinking technologies and processes while contributing to the specialty imaging industry's overall growth."
NEWS update association notes SGIA Honors James Gandy with 2008 DPI Innovator Award SGIA member James Gandy, president of Gandinnovations, has received the 2008 DPI Innovator Award at the SGIA Expo’s Keynote vendor news Luncheon. PLP Joins the Canon imagePROGRAF Alliance Partner Program Canon USA Inc. has Gandy was honored for his contributions to the announced that PLP advancements in grand-format digital imaging, such Digital Systems Inc. has as the company’s line of AquaJet direct to fabric digi- joined Canon’s tal printer. imagePROGRAF Alliance Partner Program. Through this co- marketing program, Canon will be working together with PLP “James has shown unwavering commitment to the to ensure the reprographics market is aware of the PlotWorks advancement of the industry and to simplifying the software solution and its compatibility with the Canon digital printing process in commercial applications,” imagePROGRAF line of printers. said Incoming Chairman Carl Baldwin while present- ing the award. As part of Canon’s Alliance Program, PLP Digital Systems has completed compatibility testing of its PlotWorks software Gandy started in the specialty imaging industry in solution with Canon’s wide-format devices. As a result, Canon 1978 with his company Signtech. As digital imaging will promote this compatibility through co-marketing and became a more lucrative imaging technology, Gandy awareness generation initiatives targeting solution applications directed development efforts toward digital printing within its CAD/GIS and Scan/Copy markets. “We are pleased equipment. to announce the new alliance between PLP and Canon, and In 2001, Gandy and his brother Hary Gandy formed believe that by joining the strengths of both companies, end- Gandinnovations, a Toronto, Canada-based manufac- users will be able to further extend and optimize the functional- turer for grand-format UV flatbeds, UV roll-to-roll ity of their imagePROGRAF devices to create a seamless work- printers, solvent roll-to-roll printers, and dye subli- flow,” said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, mation digital printers to allow for a wide variety of Imaging Systems Group, Canon USA. commercial applications. “There are great synergies between PLP's products and Canon’s The DPI Innovator Award recognizes the creativity products,” stated John Cronin, CEO of PLP Digital Systems. and ingenuity of specialty imagers who have advanced “We believe the innovations in our joint products will enable the digital imaging industry and community through our mutual partners to deliver successful outsourced repro- innovation. graphic services.” www.gandinnovations.com ✦ www.sgia.org www.canon.com ✦ www.plp.com Independent Group Cites Durst US Service Durst Image Technology people US LLC has been cited for its success in provid- ing Durst customers Consolidated Reprographics has hired Kimberly L. with best-of-class service and supp
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