A Heidelberg-manroland Merger?

Little new information has emerged over the past week about rumors that Heidelberger Druckmaschinen and manroland AG may be holding merger talks.

Neopost Acquires Rena

Neopost USA has acquired Rena Systems, a provider of tabletop ink-jet address printers. Both companies will join forces to create a new Addressing Solutions Competency Center in Oaks, PA. This new facility will focus on growing the Neopost, Hasler and Rena brands’ addressing solutions business.

Presstek Prevails in Plate Patent Case

Presstek has prevailed in a critical ruling in the company’s patent infringement case against Israel-based VIM Technologies, Ltd.

In an opinion made public on Wednesday, Administrative Law Judge E. James Gildea ruled that Presstek’s patents for its printing plate technology are valid and enforceable and that VIM has been infringing Presstek’s rights by importing and selling VIM’s plates in the United States.

USPS Ponders Closures, Consolidations

WASHINGTON, DC—Facing a potential loss of nearly $7 billion this fiscal year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is exploring the closure or consolidation of nearly 700 locations nationwide in an effort to right its financial ship. The USPS sent a list of 688 offices to the independent Postal Regulatory Commission for review, according to The Associated Press.