CJ Graphics Open House attracts 2,000 and raises thousands of dollars

The CJ Graphics Open House & Fundraiser, one of our industry’s most popular events, celebrated another great evening Friday, December 1 at its new, expanded state-of-the-art production facility at 560 Hensall Circle in Mississauga, Ontario. The annual event, now in its 31st year, is always a wonderful family affair with great food, refreshments, entertainment and … Read more →

CPES2018 now open for registrations, speaker and exhibitor submissions

Organized by the intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance (Ottawa), CPES2018 will take place May 23-24 at Centennial College’s Conference Centre in Toronto. CPES is Canada’s premier conference and tradeshow exhibition for flexible and hybrid electronics (FHE). The deadline for academic poster and speaker abstract submissions is January 18, 2018. The submission deadline for the organization’s Innovation Awards … Read more →

KBA and Esko strengthen partnership

Koenig & Bauer (KBA) and Esko, both global leaders in the field of packaging printing, recently agreed to further strengthen their partnership. To this end, colour management and workflow solutions from Esko were recently installed at the Koenig & Bauer Customer Centre in Radebeul, Germany and are now available for live presentations. As a solutions … Read more →

Dreshfield to join KBA as its new Senior Vice President of Sheetfed Sales

Richard (Rich) Dreshfield is a seasoned industry professional that brings a successful record of leadership in management. He’s served in a variety of high-profile sales and marketing executive management positions, and is well known and highly respected in the printing and packaging industries. Dreshfield will be joining KBA (Koenig & Bauer) as Senior Vice President … Read more →

PPC concludes 2017 with growing membership and an expanded data program

With 2017 quickly coming to a close, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC, Springfield, MA) has reported increased membership, more data programming and several successful events over the past year. The North American association for the converters of paperboard packaging and their suppliers, PPC welcomed 17 new member companies during 2017. The new converters included Abox … Read more →

EFI releases its newest dedicated flatbed printer – the EFI Pro 24f

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has announced the commercial availability of its EFI Pro 24f. First exhibited at the recent SGIA Expo, “it’s the only dedicated flatbed wide-format printer featuring EFI’s proven LED and variable drop grayscale head technologies. It provides precision imaging, fine detail and outstanding image quality for a broad range of applications,” said … Read more →

Scodix unveils Ultra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press with Foil Station

Israel-based Scodix, a leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, has launched the Scodix Ultra2 Pro Digital Enhancement Press with Foil Station, calling it “the ultimate multi-material system.” Previously, the Scodix Ultra Pro system was the only digital enhancement presses worldwide capable of producing nine different applications on the largest variety … Read more →

Tonejet unveils first production Cyclone direct-to-can printer

Tonejet, the only manufacturer of advanced electrostatic drop-on-demand digital print engines, has unveiled its Cyclone, the first industrial production direct-to-can digital printing machine. The Tonejet Cyclone, with its integrated Rockwell Automation iTRAK transport system, “brings together several patented innovations that result in a machine which is considerably more efficient than competing products,” said Marvin Foreman, … Read more →

HP introduces faster PageWide XL Printers for enhanced technical production

HP’s new ageWide XL printers, now with up to 70% faster output, enable technical production providers to grow AEC volume and expand business in colour applications. The new HP PageWide XL 5100 and HP PageWide XL 6000 printers and multi-function printers equip enterprise print rooms, central reprographic departments and reprographic houses for enhanced mid-volume production … 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 →

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 →

Quark Enterprise Solutions partners with Semantic Web Company to improve content management

Semantic Web Company, a leading provider of graph-based metadata, search and analytic solutions, will integrate its PoolParty with Quark’s content automation platform. PoolParty is a middleware solution that helps organizations manage corporate knowledge models, extract useful information from big data sets, and integrate both structured and unstructured content. Quark’s content automation platform and PoolParty will … 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 →

A fascinating look at Experiential Marketing

From CAMP (Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals) and B2B blogger, copywriter and Content Marketing Consultant Patrick Icasas, comes a fascinating look at Experiential Marketing. Experiential Marketing allows consumers to physically interact with a brand in a memorable and unique fashion. This is done by immersing the consumer in a controlled environment meant to associate the … Read more →

Printed direct and transactional mail for B2B and B2C marketing continues to rise: Bakergoodchild

Birmingham, UK-based direct-mail fulfillment and print management services provider Bakergoodchild, has revealed that printed direct mail and transactional mail for both B2B and B2C marketing purposes, continues to be on the increase in part due to their ability to achieve the best results and impact. According to Bakergoodchild, the two elements work together and can … 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 →

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 →

Incredible inkjet: Navigating the present, the future and the opportunities of inkjet printing

With the world’s largest printing industry tradeshow, drupa 2016, set for May 31 to June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany, we’ll be presenting several helpful “drupa expert” features leading up to this year’s big event. Here, author Sean Smith delves deeply into the current state of inkjet printing, where it’s been and where it’s headed. Smyth … Read more →

The Ryerson Image Centre launches new website to celebrate its fifth anniversary

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) has announced its new website (www.ryersonimagecentre.ca), launched in conjunction with the Toronto University’s fifth anniversary. It celebrated the milestone earlier this fall as part of Nuit Blanche Toronto – and it’s been five years to the day since the centre’s opening in the Fall of 2012. The new website, with … Read more →

Kodak’s Print for Good Campaign impacting literacy around the world

Across the globe, Kodak’s Print for Good campaign supports communities with book drives, book donations and the printing of school materials to help increase literacy. Because of the tremendous efforts of Kodak employees, print customers and local literacy partners, in its first full year the program placed approximately 30,000 books and school materials in the hands … Read more →