Nilpeter reviews success of its MO-4 Offset Press as it reaches 100 installations worldwide

Nilpeter’s MO-4 Offset Press, once named “The Winemaker’s Choice,” was introduced at LabelExpo Europe in 2007, and offers premium quality combination printing based on lightweight sleeve technology. Here, Nilpeter International Product Manager of Wine & Spirits, Angelo Tribocco, explains the success behind the Denmark-based OEM’s offset flagship press. The whole idea behind the MO-4, for … Read more →

The 2018 Premier Print Awards now accepting submissions until May 18

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) is now accepting entries for its 2018 Premier Print Awards competition honouring print excellence. The international competition is open to all companies involved in the creation or production of print communications, as well as students and student groups from high school, vocational school, or college print production programs. All … Read more →

Bobst releases AluBond process for high metal adhesion

Switzerland-based OEM Bobst has released its AluBond process for high metal adhesion through vacuum metallization. Traditional metallization, said the company, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal-to-polymer substrate bonding. This produces de-lamination that can lead to packaging failure and results in product rejects and loss of brand reputation. Part of the problem is low surface … Read more →

Better Life Technology releases new BILD SF Print Media

Better Life Technology (Lenexa, Kansas), a leading provider of vinyl surface coverings, has added to its BILD Print Media line with a new vinyl substrate ideal for quick, mass printing of graphics. BILD SF (Sheet Fed) is designed for UV offset printing and is suitable for a wide range of applications – from counter mats, … Read more →

PIA launches Customer Service Professional Certification Program

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has launched a new Customer Service Professional Certification (CSP) Program to train and validate the expertise of customer service representatives in a production print environment. The CSP Certification Program, said the organization, will provide vital skills in the areas of professionalism, communication, management of internal and external customers, and … Read more →

Becraft named Fastsigns’ new Vice President of National Accounts

Texas-bsed Fastsigns International, a franchisor of more than 675 locations worldwide, has announced that Chris Becraft has been named Vice President of National Accounts. The Fastsigns National Accounts program provides comprehensive project management for companies with sign and graphic needs across multiple locations. With the support of its global franchise network, Fastsigns’ National Accounts provides … Read more →

Epson unveils faster SureColor F2100 Direct-to-Garment Printer

Epson’s SureColor F2100 is “an entirely purpose-built system” for high-quality prints at production speeds. Leveraging the Epson PrecisionCore TFP printhead and UltraChrome DG garment ink technology, it can achieve up to twice the speeds of its previous generation DTG printer. Successor to the SureColor F2000, the new F2100 offers four-colour ink technology plus white ink … Read more →

HP launches its most secure large-format printers for CAD and GIS

Calling them the world’s most secure, HP has introduced its new DesignJet T1700 Printers – next-generation 44-inch solutions for CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and GIS (Geographic Information System) workgroups to produce “highly accurate documents and maps with powerful processing and a new level of security.” New features on the HP DesignJet T1700 that “make it the … Read more →

Kornit launches new HD printing technology for its Avalanche DTG series

Israel-based Kornit Digital, a global market leader in digital textile printing, has introduced a new HD (High Definition) printing technology for its Avalanche platform of Direct-To-Garment (DTG) printing systems. The Avalanche HD6, the successor of the Avalanche Hexa, is equipped with Kornit’s HD Print Engine and NeoPigment Rapid Ink. This results in significant reductions in … Read more →

EFI reports record revenue for Q4 and 2017

EFI (Electronics For Imaging), an industry leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, has announced its revenue results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. For the quarter ended December 31, 2017, the company reported record fourth-quarter revenue of $269.2 million, up 1% compared to fourth quarter 2016 revenue of $266.7 million. For … 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 →

Markforged releases white paper on production line 3D Printing

Industrial 3D printer specialist Markforged (Watertown, MA) has released a new guide to production-level 3D printing. “Additive manufacturing (AM) technology can help companies recognize new cost savings and productivity improvements with high strength, custom printed parts built for the production line,” said the OEM. The guide helps to identify the best 3D printing applications for … 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 →

HP and AIGA partner to help designers combine data, digital and print

HP and AIGA, the professional association for design, have announced their partnership in advancing digital print technology and digital user experiences. The collaboration seeks to bring AIGA members exclusive benefits to increase their capabilities in digital print innovation, and arm HP with valuable insights to deliver “extraordinary and inspiring design ideas through AIGA’s diverse community … 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 →

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 →

Minuteman Press in Penticton sponsors 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

A Minuteman Press full-service design, marketing and printing business located at 130-564 Main Street in Penticton, British Columbia, was a proud Silver Sponsor of the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canada Curling Championships recently. Co-owners Andre Martin and Barbara Jenic attended the nine-day event that brought together Canada’s best, and saw Team Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones … Read more →

Observations on the closing of Printer Gateway as we remember its history

Toronto-based Printer Gateway, one of Canada’s largest nationally recognized web-to-print trade printers, has closed its doors. The company had a huge array of offset, digital and wide-format presses as well as cutting, bindery, shrink-wrapping and folding equipment. It was a leader in business-card production as well as brochures, booklets, flyers, postcards etc. Shuttered by owner … Read more →

Four ways to improve the performance of your employees

Andrew Miller, President of Toronto-based ACM Consulting, is a leading expert in operational excellence and has helped companies like 3M, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Siemens, Scotiabank, the YMCA, Philips and Becton Dickinson, accelerate growth, maximize profitability and boost performance. He’s the author of Redefining Operational Excellence and The Unified Theory of Profitability. His insights … Read more →