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The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas will host what’s anticipated to be an entirely new tradeshow experience from Oct. 23 to 25, 2019. Built on the successful foundation of the annual SGIA Expo, and organized organized by the SGIA and NAPCO Media, the event will reflect the convergence that’s currently taking place … Read more →

Project Peacock Print Fair to conclude 2019 Tour in Toronto November 7

The Printerverse – Project Peacock Print Fair, the traveling ‘roadshow-and-tell’ event from the Print Media Centr showcasing new possibilities for print marketing, is heading to Toronto. The final event of 2019 will bring “tangible Printspiration to print-loving Canadian creatives, print buyers, marketers, students and print service providers” on Thursday, November 7 at the Steam Whistle … Read more →

Infigo Software and printIQ partner to expand market solutions and integrate software solutions

UK-based Infigo Software has announced a partnership with Management Workflow Systems (MWS) provider printIQ. “We’ve been doing some interesting things that have been grabbing the attention of businesses in the marketplace,” said Douglas Gibson, Managing Director at Infigo Software. “When we started talking with printIQ about our needs for the Australia and New Zealand market, … Read more →

Agfa combines Asecuri workflow and Fortuna X2 design software for high-security printing

Agfa Graphics has further automated its high-security printing portfolio with the latest addition to its print software – Asecuri all-in-one prepress workflow. At the same time, the OEM also updated Fortuna, its complete high-security printing design software suite. This addition of Asecuri enables “a fully-fledged prepress workflow that covers all bases.” The software can be … Read more →

SAi announces online personalized one-on-one training programs

SA International (SAi – Salt Lake City, Utah), a leading provider of software solutions for the sign making, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has released details of its upcoming one-on-one training program, which will be available for bookings beginning Monday, October 28, 2019. The new online learning program is designed to equip customers with … Read more →

American International Machinery launches new interactive website

American International Machinery Incorporated (AIM – Oak Creek, Wisconsin), the exclusive supplier for the Signature brand of converting equipment for the paperboard and corrugated industries, has announced completion of its newly redesigned website at www.aim-inc.net. Along with a fresh new look, the site offers easy navigation, in-depth information on new and used converting equipment, improved … Read more →

Roland DGA launches VersaExpress RF-640 Printer

Roland DGA (Irvine, California) has unveiled its new VersaExpress RF-640 8-Colour Eco-Solvent Printer – “a next-generation 64-inch wide-format inkjet with the widest colour gamut in its class for outdoor durable graphics,” said the OEM. An evolution of Roland’s popular RF-640 dual CMYK printer, the RF-640 8C features 8-colour inks in CMYK, Light Black, Red, Green … Read more →

Kornit unveils Avalanche Poly Pro Industrial Polyester Printer

Kornit Digital (Rosh Ha’Ayin, Israel), a global market leader in digital textile printing, has unveiled its “game-changing” Kornit NeoPoly Technology, characterizing it as “the industry’s first digital industrial process for high-quality printing on polyester.” Polyester is the second largest category in the overall T-shirt market, is extremely popular in the sports segment, and is growing … Read more →

Update on Canada Job Grants

Are you implementing a new computer software system, upgrading equipment or adding machinery to provide new capabilities? If these, or any other skills-upgrading training is in your future, there may be funding available through the Canada Jobs Grants program. The Ministry of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), through the provincial and territorial governments, provides … Read more →

Heidelberg SystemService reports substantial productivity boosts and waste reductions

Heidelberg continues to enhance its SystemService portfolio with performance services that improve production processes and make the personnel who operate equipment more efficient. “Customers engaged have seen productivity increases of over 40%, and waste reductions of up to 50% – resulting in savings between $200,000 and $450,000 a year,” said the OEM. “We know that … Read more →

DSM, Royal HaskoningDHV and CEAD design first lightweight 3D-printed bridge protoype using FRP

Netherlands-based Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM have announced that they’ve partnered to design the world’s first lightweight, 3D-printed FRP pedestrian bridge prototype using a composite material that consists of a glass-filled thermoplastic PET (Arnite), and is combined with continuous glass fibres that are added in the 3D-printing process. This unique combination offers high strength with … Read more →

Scan Dimension releases Mac Version of its SOL 3D Scanner

Scan Dimension (Chantilly, Virginia), developer of 3D scanning, imaging and realization technology, has unveiled the macOS version of its 3D desktop scanner, SOL. Scan Dimension’s SOL is the 3D market’s “most user-friendly 3D scanner, ideal for the engineer, maker, designer or hobbyist. Now, customers can use SOL with macOS Mojave,” said the OEM. “The feedback … Read more →

Massivit to premier its new 1800 3D printer at drupa

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies (Lod, Israel) will use drupa 2016 (May 31 to June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany) for the first public demonstration of its new Massivit 1800 printer with “groundbreaking” technology that produces unique attention-grabbing large-format 3D displays for a wide variety of markets. A fast, large-format 3D printer, the Massivit 1800 is ideal … Read more →

Sappi North America calls for entries for its 2016 Ideas that Matter grant competition by July 15

Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has called for its 2016 Ideas that Matter grant proposals, inviting designers to show the world how design, specifically print, can play an important role in changing our lives for the better. Sappi established the Ideas that Matter grant program 17 … Read more →

GPA launches its 2016 Print & Design Contest

GPA, a U.S.-based market leader in substrate solutions for offset, digital and wide-format printing, has kicked off its 2016 Print & Design Contest. Now in its 11th year, the contest recognizes outstanding printed pieces for their excellence and creativity combined with the use of GPA substrates. Entries will be accepted through to October 31, 2016. … Read more →

RGD announces In-House Design Awards and Creative Earners Survey

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) is inviting entries for its first-ever international In-House Design Awards. The competition has been created to acknowledge and honour the work done by ever-growing creative teams that work as internal agencies. A renowned line-up of judges has been confirmed. The early-bird entry deadline is Friday, June 3 and the … Read more →

Marketing and strengthening your brand through packaging

In this feature, Brampton-Ontario-based liquid paper explores how to boost your brand by utilizing custom boxes and personalized smart packaging solutions. The company produces high-quality custom boxes of any shape and size that can accommodate virtually any product. For more information please visit www.liquidprinter.com.  Packaging boxes represent a key element of any supply chain. They … Read more →

CAMP Marketing Awards calls for entries by July 22

The Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals (CAMP) Marketing Awards celebrate the best individual achievements in the Canadian marketing community in 12 categories including branding, digital and integration – as well as the ultimate marketer in the worlds of corporate, SME, government/not-for-profit, entrepreneurial and student categories. Four new categories added this year include direct marketing, video, … Read more →

Xeikon appoints Barrett to head marketing in North America

Heather Barrett has joined Xeikon as Director of Marketing to further develop its growing North American presence. Following its successful series of Securing a Successful Future roadshows (where Xeikon partnered with Flint Group Narrow Web, Label Traxx, Mark Andy and ThermoFlexX) to educate label printers and packaging converters about key developments in the North American … Read more →

Rolland realigns its sales and marketing departments and makes key appointments

Rolland Enterprises (St-Jérôme, Quebec), the Canadian-based producer of fine recycled paper, has changed its 2016 sales and marketing structure to maintain its current momentum. The company is the market leader in the production of specialty uncoated fine papers with “the undisputed highest standards for environmental sustainability.” It produces fine papers with biogas energy and up … Read more →

Roland DGA introduces Fluorescent Inks for its Texart Dye-Sub Printers

Roland DGA (Irvine, California), a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, has introduced fluorescent ink specifically formulated for its Texart XT-640 and RT-640 wide-format dye-sublimation printers. Developed specifically for dye-sublimation transfer printing, Texart printers deliver “outstanding print quality and productivity” for sportswear, fashion, soft signage, decor, promotional merchandise and more. The new … Read more →

Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Mira wins EDP Award

The European Digital Press Association grants the EDP Awards to the best products of the year introduced into the European market. It reviews quality as well as other key benefits such as value to the user, tech support and service. Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Mira earned the award in the category of Best Wide-Format Flatbed/Hybrid Printer … Read more →

The Signage Foundation releases Retail Wayfinding Best Practices Study

Being able to easily navigate today’s retail stores is key to improving customer experiences. Retailers and designers looking for effective strategies can find insights from some of the top retailers in new research from the Signage Foundation. The Signage Foundation (SFI) and its new Retail Wayfinding Best Practices report includes case studies from industry-leading retailers … Read more →

How printers are deploying new strategies and technologies in packaging and labels

Brands around the world are waking up to a new dawn in packaging production. Digital printing, it seems, is the solution of the future, offering a wealth of brand benefits, enhanced consumer experiences, and a reduced carbon footprint. But digital printing is nothing new. It’s actually been in use for over 20 years. It’s only … Read more →

PPC brings together Canadian folding carton manufacturers with bold new initiatives

With the latest meeting of the U.S.-based Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) Canadian Committee during its recent Spring Conference in Miami, Florida, the association has deepened its efforts to address Canadian-specific manufacturing and regulatory issues, build relevant programs and increase the organization’s Canadian membership. Comprised of a number of Canada-based folding carton manufacturers, PPC’s Canadian Committee … Read more →

BHS corrugated and Screen GP partner to develop new corrugated printing solution

BHS Corrugated and Screen Graphic and Precision Solutions (Screen GP) have announced an exclusive partnership to develop the BHS Corrugated Inline Digital Printing Solution for corrugated box plants. A new company, Screen GP IJC Limited was established to develop the print engine technology that will be integrated into the new digital print solution. It’s based … Read more →

Bell and Howell announces new Raptor Series of Labelers

Bell and Howell has unveiled its Raptor series labeling solution. The system’s high throughput and easy label roll changeover can reduce the number of labelers needed and increase the performance of a production line currently limited by traditional labelers. “High-volume distribution centers moving variable-sized packages and parcels often face a bottleneck at the label applicator,” … Read more →

How printers are deploying new strategies and technologies in packaging and labels

Brands around the world are waking up to a new dawn in packaging production. Digital printing, it seems, is the solution of the future, offering a wealth of brand benefits, enhanced consumer experiences, and a reduced carbon footprint. But digital printing is nothing new. It’s actually been in use for over 20 years. It’s only … Read more →

4OVER Canada reinvents itself

The trade printer’s new client-centered approach includes convenient access to staff, a welcoming reception area, and more rollouts of value-added print products. How often has this happened to you? You process an order through a trade printer’s online portal – but when you want to check on its progress, it’s almost impossible to talk directly … Read more →

Heidelberg expands subscription service to include all consumables-related logistics operations

The German press manufacturer has reported that the first print shops to try the Heidelberg Subscription pay-per-use contract model are now seeing extremely positive results. A significant improvement in the productivity and performance of all customers already benefiting from subscription-based production, has led Heidelberg to further expand its subscription service. The company is now offering … Read more →

New Two Sides’ free downloadable survey reveals consumers’ ongoing love for paper and print

The results of a new survey commissioned by Two Sides North America (Chicago, Illinois) has revealed key insights into the public’s perceptions and attitudes towards print and paper across Canada and the U.S. Carried out by independent research company Toluna, consumers from across Canada (1,044) and the U.S. (2,094) were surveyed on environmental topics and … Read more →

Pantone introduces its Polyester Swatch Book

Pantone (Carlstadt, N.J.), a leading provider of professional colour standards for the design industry, has introduced its Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Polyester Swatch Book, a collection of 203 vibrant and versatile colour options presented in a new binder format. “As new markets highlighting engineered materials continue to emerge, and new inorganic materials enter the … Read more →