CJ Graphics’ annual open house party and fundraiser – another wonderful success

CJ Graphics’ 32nd annual open house party and fundraiser December 7 at its new, expanded location in Mississauga, Ontario attracted over 2,125 guests that included clients, the trade media, celebrities, politicians, competitors, suppliers, staff, families and friends who came out to support the evening between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, December 7th. The popular annual … Read more →

Ricoh wins Best in Biz Gold Award for most innovative company

Ricoh USA has been named a gold winner in the Most Innovative Company category from the Best in Biz Awards – the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. In the past year, Ricoh launched its Ricoh Ignite Global Growth Strategy which outlines … Read more →

ISA survey reveals that sign, graphics and visual communications wages are up in USA

The International Sign Association (ISA – Alexandria, Virginia) has reported that sign, graphics and visual communications industry jobs in the United States pay better than average manufacturing jobs there, and overall wages have increased in recent years. That’s according to a recent ISA Wage & Benefits Survey, created for the International Sign Association by the … Read more →

Markem-Imaje improves its Valvejet Printer/Coder line

Users of Markem-Imaje’s new Valvejet 4700 Printer/Coder users can now add ink on-the-fly without stopping high-speed production while printing two sides of a case simultaneously, or very large characters on one side – thus enhancing code readability and minimizing logistics errors. When printing variable-data information onto cases, manufacturers need to produce legible characters while minimizing … Read more →

Electronics For Imaging introduces Reggiani Bolt Digital Textile Printer

The new “next-generation” single-pass EFI (Electronics For Imaging) Reggiani Bolt Digital Textile Printer made its debut last month during an open house at the EFI Reggiani production facility in Bergamo, Italy. The advanced ultra-high-speed digital single-pass printer “has the potential to revolutionize the textile printing market, providing users with high uptime and reliability, outstanding performance, … Read more →

MGI previews its new AlphaJET Industrial Print Factory

The MGI Group (Fresnes, France) is presenting the next phase of its Innovation in Motion strategy for integrated digital printing and embellishment technology at the Paris All4Pack Exhibition November 26 – 29 in Paris, France. The new AlphaJET Industrial Print Factory will be demonstrated with 6 combined B1 inkjet printing and embellishment functions that include: … Read more →

Mimaki unveils Tiger-1800B MkII Wide-Format Inkjet Textile Printer

Mimaki USA, a global industry leader of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has announced the availability of the new Tiger-1800B MkII. Developed from its predecessor, the Tiger-1800B, this digital textile printer offers a higher print resolution and several enhancements to improve quality – including reduction of banding and other printing defects. The printer is available … Read more →

Label Resources experiences 40% growth in new sales and production with installation of Domino N610i

Label Resources (Langley, BC), a high-capacity label-printing specialist with full-colour flexographic and digital printing capabilities, has installed a new Domino N610i 7-colour digital UV inkjet label press. Since 1994, the company has been providing state-of-the-art label printing services to its customer base across Canada and the U.S. That includes firms involved in nutraceuticals, food and … Read more →

Print Factory free guide reveals the hidden costs of widespread reliance on colour default solutions

New research from leading global digital print software provider PrintFactory (GMG Americas, Hingham, MA), has revealed that a current widespread reliance on default solutions could be costing large-format operations thousands of dollars in avoidable wasted time, ink and media every year. PrintFactory’s new guide to Breaking Color Convention for a More Productive Wide-format Workflow points … 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 →

Chromasens releases newest 3DPIXA 3D Camera for improved inspection of specular materials

Inspection of specular materials is challenging for conventional imaging systems since their shiny surfaces create a hotspot glare, confusing machine vision software and making it impossible to reliably detect texture and topology defects. To solve this problem, Chromasens has expanded its 3DPIXA family of 3D linescan cameras with a new dual model featuring 70µm optical … 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 →

Lecta’s New Book “Divergence” illustrates the allure of contrast

Divergence, the latest edition of the Lecta (Barcelona, Spain) yearly publishing project, once again showcases the end results that can be achieved by printing on the paper manufacturers’ extensive range of publishing papers. This year’s book features an original concept that explores the beauty of opposites through imagery. The publication juxtaposes evocative colour and black-and-white … 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 →

Gender equity and diversity in the printing industry – and how one U.S. professor and one printer are leading the way

Gender equity and diversity in the printing industry has been the focus of some vigorous debate for quite some time. This mirrors the concern for social justice that’s become a societal issue, not only for gender equity but for racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and age equality as well. A new whitepaper by Harvey R. Levenson, … Read more →

A close look at the strategy and product range of the new Manroland Goss Web Systems

Manroland Web Systems (Augsburg, Germany) and Goss International (Durham, New Hampshire), both world-leading long-time web offset printing manufacturers and service providers, announced that they officially completed the transaction to combine their businesses in mid-August of 2018. The new company is now operating under the brand “Manroland Goss Web Systems” and is currently the strongest supplier … Read more →

Taopix to launch world’s first AI-based white-label photo commerce software platform in 2019

Taopix (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England), a world-leading leading provider of photo commerce software, is launching a fully AI-enabled (Artificial-Intelligence-enabled) version of its software platform for the ‘intelligent’ creation of photo books and similar multi-image photo gift products called Taopix.ai. According to the company, the photo book sector suffers from an alarming metric – about 70% … Read more →