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Ink man­u­fac­turer Cen­tral Ink Cor­po­ra­tion has ac­quired the as­sets of Im­pres­sion Inks, a sup­plier to the news­pa­per and com­mer­cial o set print­ing in­dus­tries, in a pri­vate trans­ac­tion. e ac­qui­si­tion went into e ect on July 21.

Im­pres­sion Inks man­u­fac­tur­ing and dis­tri­bu­tion bases will pro­vide Cen­tral Ink full reach across the U.S., ac­cord­ing to Cen­tral Ink.

“We are ex­cited to have Im­pres­sion Inks join the Cen­tral Ink fam­ily,” said Dan Breen, CEO, Cen­tral Ink Cor­po­ra­tion. “ is ac­qui­si­tion rep­re­sents a unique op­por­tu­nity for Cen­tral Ink and Im­pres­sion Inks to com­bine strengths in man­u­fac­tur­ing, for­mu­la­tion, dis­tri­bu­tion, and tech­ni­cal ser­vices.”

Founded in 1933, Cen­tral Ink pro­duces print­ing inks for the news, heat­set, and sheetfed mar­kets. Cen­tral Ink now has full man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties in Illi­nois, New Jer­sey, Texas, and Ne­vada.

is is the sec­ond ac­qui­si­tion Cen­tral Ink has made in the past three years. In 2014, Cen­tral Ink ac­quired C&W Press­room Prod­ucts to fur­ther ex­pand into the press­room chem­istry busi­ness, ac­cord­ing to the com­pany.

e PDF replica app and the desk­top so­lu­tion in­clude PageSuite’s trans­la­tions fea­ture and pop-out ar­ti­cle func­tion­al­ity, which al­lows read­ers to se­lect an ar­ti­cle of in­ter­est and read it in an en­hanced "pop up" view.

“PageSuite has en­abled us to reach more users than ever be­fore by pro­vid­ing a so­lu­tion that works across mul­ti­ple plat­forms and ecosys­tems,” said Eric Evans, prod­uct man­ager at e Dal­las Morn­ing News.

e Dal­las Morn­ing News has moved from a stand-alone iPad replica so­lu­tion and launched its rst An­droid replica so­lu­tion along­side a mo­bile and tablet iOS app on PageSuite’s Cosmo tem­plate. e move also sees the paper launch a su­pe­rior desk­top e-paper so­lu­tion with ad­di­tional func­tion­al­ity and reader fea­tures, ac­cord­ing to PageSuite. e Dal­las Morn­ing News has launched with two other news­pa­pers, e Den­ton Record-Chronicle and Al Dia.

Ppi Me­dia has ac­quired Lon­don-based com­pany Knowl­edgeView Ltd, pro­ducer of dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing so­lu­tions for the MENA re­gion (Mid­dle East and North Africa). Knowl­edgeView founder Ali Al-As­sam will join the com­pany from Ger­many as se­nior vice pres­i­dent for the MENA re­gion.

"Knowl­edgeView was founded 22 years ago and has since then de­vel­oped out­stand­ing pub­lish­ing tech­nolo­gies that are be­ing used by more than 60 per­cent of the most im­por­tant news­pa­per pro­duc­tions in the Arab re­gion. anks to the lead­ing me­dia com­pany ppi Me­dia, our cus­tomers and the me­dia in­dus­try as a whole will now bene t from even bet­ter ser­vices. I am proud to be able to con­tinue work­ing for the Ara­bian pub­lish­ing in­dus­try with my col­leagues as part of ppi Me­dia, and to meet the chal­lenges the me­dia land­scape is faced with," says Al-As­sam.

Ppi Me­dia is a soft­ware so­lu­tions com­pany with o ces in Ham­burg and Kiel, Ger­many, and Chicago.

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