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Blu-ray Disc Association Approves 4K Standards

The Blu-Ray Disc Association reportedly has put together a new batch of standards for its next-generation 4K version. The new 4K Blu-ray discs are expected to be released towards the middle or end of 2015, and will support three different High Dynamic Range technologies. These include specs from both Dolby Vision; the HDR system that Read More...

Annual Meeting: A Resounding Success

The Takeaway—‘We make creative people’s dreams come true’ Colonial Purchasing Cooperative’s annual meeting in late March in Orlando, Florida, eschewed the typical conference program in favor of an open-ended exchange of ideas bandied about during an afternoon of rotating roundtable discussions. The result was declared a resounding success – “so much better than sitting listening Read More...

Colonial Elects Board of Managers

Colonial Elects Board of Managers At the annual meeting in Orlando, the organization elected the following board leaders: Pat Reagan                 Secretary/Tier 2 Designee Brian Axtman            Treasurer/Tier 4 Designee Tony van Veen          Tier 2 Designee Frank Hartwig           Tier 1 Designee* Steve Sheldon            Tier 3 Designee Michael Hosp             Read More...

Let’s Get Physical by Larry Jaffee

April is my favorite month: Major League Baseball’s opening day, my birthday and Record Store Day (April 18). It’s absolutely great to see people excited about purchasable music in a physical form. In 2015, from a manufacturing standpoint, vinyl’s is not an easy format to jump into. Replacement parts are nearly impossible to come by Read More...

SABIC’s Lewis Wilson Retiring

After working at SABIC Innovative Plastics for more than 36 years, Lewis Wilson, its key account leader in the southeast, is retiring. Prior to joining the plastics supplier in 1979, Wilson, who’s been based in Greensboro, NC, launched his career at another company, where he spent a year and a half as a sales manager. Read More...

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Colonial Members Meeting @ Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
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Co-located with Making Vinyl 2018 Making Vinyl’ 2017 welcomed 300 professionals engaged in some aspect of vinyl record manufacturing and from all over the world, to the debut event conceived to celebrate the industry’s global
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‘Making Vinyl’ Detroit 2018 @ Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
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  • A ‘Specialty’ Good-bye

      By the end of the month, one of Lackawanna County’s biggest employers for years will close its doors for good. Former employees of Specialty Records and WEA Manufacturing want to make sure the company won’t soon be forgotten. People who used to work there got together for a reunion on Saturday to celebrate the Read More...

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  • Action packed entertainment | Category Focus May 2018

    Digital downloading has clearly had an impact on DVD, CD and video game packaging Tony Corbin finds out how pack designers and manufacturers have responded If video killed the radio star back in the 1980s, some might have predicted that the internet would kill multimedia packaging in this decade, although that would be a far Read More...

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