HOWARD’S WORLD

RISE & FALL OF THE HALF WEB: HOW THE IRON CURTAIN BROUGHT FORTH A REVOLUTION IN PRINT

If you were born in the 1950’s and chose “printing” as an occupation, then you already know how this all played out. Pressrooms in the majority of larger commercial printers, typically employed monster size sheetfeds. Sheetfed printing presses were big!

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SCHNEIDER SENATOR – A HISTORY HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPHANT INVENTIONS

One of Germany’s largest guillotine manufacturers experienced a difficult time when it filed for bankruptcy during the period of 1991 -1992. But today under the helm of Gerhard Busch GmbH, Schneider has again risen to lay claim as one of the world’s best guillotine manufacturers.

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GRAND OPENING OF THE TIMOTHY UPTON LIBRARY

On December 16, 2016, family and friends gathered at Howard Graphic Equipment’s new facility to inaugurate and pay homage to a Printing Industry legend. Mrs. Helen Upton, daughters Julie and Heather, son Anthony, spouses and all the grandchildren were joined by industry leaders from past and present.

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CAPITAL INVESTMENT FOR PRINTERS

Nick Howard, with more than four decades of experience in capital investment spending specifically within the printing industry, recently spoke at a seminar discussing what printing-company managers need to consider when evaluating emerging offset, inkjet and toner technologies for real-world production.

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THE LIFE, DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF MANROLAND

An air of gloom hung over the Offenbach and Augsburg offices of a once powerful press building empire. It was the fall of 2011. November 25 to be exact. Court appointed receiver/administrator: Werner Schneider, was busy trying to close a deal.

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NAVIGATING PRINT’S CHANGING LANDSCAPE

Our industry has always been one of change. Processes, machinery, customers – never stay in one place for long. The past brought new concepts to market. Events like Drupa being portals to what we will buy and how we can use it.

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University of Michigan’s acquires an 1851 Columbian Press from Howard Iron Works

On April 11, 2016, after 2 1/2 years and an over $17-million dollar renovation, the Clements Library has re-opened. Besides the extensive 80,000 books and 30,000 maps, Clements now has another piece of history and as rare as some of the treasures on the shelves.

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THE EVOLUTION OF HEIDELBERG

For the most part, the press rooms of the world are dominated by four major players – Heidelberg, KBA, manroland and Komori. It was not always so. In earlier years, Harris and Miehle (mostly with their Roland presses) controlled the major share.

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THE BRITON

An old friend of my father once told me this amusing story of a trip they made almost 30 years ago. Both were crossing the Canadian border into America and rolled up in front of a US customs agent. “Nationality” barked the officer. “British” replied my father. “

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