Fastsigns CEO Monson honoured with 2017 Distinguished Women Award

Catherine Monson, CEO of Fastsigns International (Carrollton, Texas), has received a 2017 Distinguished Women Award from Northwood University (Midland, Michigan). “It’s an honour to be recognized among Northwood University’s Distinguished Women Award recipients, both past and present,” Monson said. “Northwood University is dedicated to developing future leaders of a global free enterprise society and understands the … Read more →

GPA releases new wide-format catalogue

GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, wide-format, and offset printing, has released its latest customer resource – the GPA Wide Format Catalogue. Previewed during Print 17, the publication met with strong customer approval. “Industry innovators now have the perfect tool to find the right substrate for a wide variety of projects,” said … Read more →

Agfa honoured by Independent Printers Worldwide as Vendor of the Year

Agfa Graphics has announced a special, sought-after accolade. The OEM was recognized by Independent Printers Worldwide’s (IPW) as its Vendor of the Year. Steve Musselman, Agfa Graphics’ Senior Corporate Account Executive, was also recognized with the Daniel Guinette Memorial National Account Manager of the Year Award for 2017. The awards were handed out during a … Read more →

SGIA Launches Threadx Conference for garment decorators

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has introduces Threadx, a conference designed for garment decorators by SGIA’s Garment Decoration Committee. The conference will be held February 25–28, 2018 in Palm Springs, California. “The committee wanted to create an experience that would motivate business leaders to see the zeitgeist of their marketplace and to understand how … Read more →

Sun Chemical introduces SunEvo Digital Coatings

Designed to provide “the finest and most advanced coating solutions” for digital package printing, SunEvo Digital Coatings “allow for a collaborative initiative in the supply chain, providing a link between the substrate, press and ink  while providing converters with technically advanced solutions that are tailored to their requirements, and that fit within industry standards,” said … Read more →

Dantex develops PicoJet 7-colour UV inkjet printing system

Developed by the UK-based company’s Advanced Engineering Team, the PicoJet has a 350mm width and runs at up to 75m/min. (250 ft./min). The PicoJet prints at 600 dpi at a 2.5-picolitre dot size. The LED final cure has a temperature controlled back-up roller for temperature-sensitive substrates. In addition, the new PicoJet incorporates static control, web … Read more →

Mimaki USA introduces CF22-1225 Flatbed Cutting Plotter

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has introduced the CF22-1225 Flatbed Cutting Plotter – a 4’ x 8’ model with new features to improve workflow efficiency. The CF22-1225 will be on display in the Mimaki USA main booth (1231) at the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo October 10-12 … Read more →

SwissQprint launches Oryx LED wide-format flatbed printer

With swissQprint’s wide-format flatbed Impala and Nyala LED successfully launched, the Oryx LED becomes the latest generation of the company’s UV flatbed printers that also shares a refined mechanical basis and operates with LED technology that’s both profitable and environmentally friendly. The Oryx LED printer is set to be released this November. LED technology extends … Read more →

Fujifilm unveils Inca SpyderX UV inkjet press

Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division has rolled out the Inca SpyderX – a flexible wide-format flatbed and roll-to-roll UV inkjet press that will make its North American debut at the 2017 SGIA Expo October 10 –12, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The SpyderX is a powerful and versatile printer that produces a wide variety of … Read more →

Epson launches Advantage Partner Program to boost channel partner profits

Epson America’s new Epson Advantage Partner Program is designed to provide channel partners with cost-effective technology solutions coupled with specialized resources to help increase sales and maximize profits. The program is comprised of six specialized categories by market focus, and provides Epson with the flexibility to offer channel partners customizable solutions based on each customer’s … 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 hold Open House to explore opportunities in wide-format
 3D Printing

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies (Lod, Israel) is coming to Canada. The manufacturer of the Massivit 1800 3D Printer, which includes groundbreaking technology that produces unique, attention-grabbing large-format 3D displays for a wide variety of markets, will hold a special Open House at Media Resources, 1387 Cornwall Road in Oakville, Ontario on Tuesday, November 14. Please … Read more →

Massivit appoints Marelly as Worldwide Director of Marketing

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies (Lod, Israel), a leading provider of large-format 3D printing solutions for visual communication applications, has appointed Isabelle Marelly as Worldwide Director of Marketing. Marelly assumes responsibilities for leading the continued implementation of Massivit 3D’s marketing programs to expand the company’s brand profile and value proposition across the globe. As well as … 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 →

The CMO Team and Foldfactory join forces to co-sponsor NA print industry executive marketing study

The CMO Team (Marietta, Georgia), a print industry thought leadership and marketing strategy company, and Foldfactory (Chanhassen, Minnesota), an innovator in folded formats for direct mail and marketing, have teamed up to co-sponsor a leading-edge North Amercian print industry executive research study. “To keep pace with the market, customer demands and growing trends, print companies … 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 →

Mohawk and The Opalka Gallery announce a fascinating new Fall Exhibition

Mohawk (Cohoes, NY), North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty materials for commercial and digital printing, has announced the grand opening of Paper is Part of the Picture: Strathmore Paper and the Evolution of American Graphic Design at The Opalka Gallery, located on the Sage College (Albany Campus) in Albany, New … Read more →

Talking Print launches new cards and modules B2C Shop

London-UK-based Audio and Video in Print consultancy Talking Print recently announced the launch of its new brand – Cards & Modules – selling through eBay. The online shop allows customers to get extremely creative and produce their own unique, personalized audio and video brochures, cards, gifts and perhaps for printers – marketing materials. The shop … Read more →

SwissQprint’s remarkable 10-year journey to success

SwissQprint is celebrating ten years in business this year. Remaining focused on high-quality inkjet flatbed systems, the Swiss-based company has continually strengthened its position in this industry segment. The swissQprint name actually surfaced out of nowhere ten years ago. Today, the brand is a byword for digital printing systems with high quality, huge versatility and … Read more →