Access becomes a GMG Reseller in Canada

GMG Americas (Hingham, MA) has signed an agreement with Access, headquartered in Toronto, to become a dealer of GMG products throughout Canada. The company’s efforts will be focused on GMG’s wide array of colour management solutions as well as its PrintFactory workflow. Access is an operating business unit of the Access Group that’s been providing … Read more →

MPI Print installs Canada’s first Scodix Cast & Cure Ultra 202 Digital Enhancement Press

MPI Print (Concord and Mississauga, Ontario), the largest trade-only sheetfed printer in Canada, has taken its print-finishing capabilities to an entirely new level with the installation, at its Concord production facility, of Canada’s first Scodix Cast & Cure Ultra 202 Digital Enhancement Press. The new press will allow MPI Print’s clients to add enhanced features … Read more →

DIA’s VIP Breakfast Meeting April 12 at Graphics Canada to feature Xerox’s Dr. Paul Smith

The Digital Imaging Association (DIA) will be hosting an exclusive VIP Breakfast Meeting at the Graphics Canada Tradeshow that takes place April 11-13 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Attendees of this special presentation will hear from Dr. Paul Smith, head of the Xerox Global Materials Research Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, regarding the printing … Read more →

Pitney Bowes launches Consumer Connect post-purchase marketing solution

Pitney Bowes (Stamford, Connecticut), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of shipping and mailing, data and ecommerce, has launched Consumer Connect – a new self-service post-purchase marketing solution for retailers and brands. “Retail marketers spend a tremendous amount of time and money attracting consumers and getting them to click the … Read more →

SGIA to lead special workshop on digital inkjet colour standards

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA, Fairfax, Virginia) is convening some of the most experienced names in colour to address a serious current need in the printing industry – colour standards for digital printing. A new working group will include representatives from industry-leading companies including WestRock, Fujifilm, Nazdar and  host of others. Printers, manufacturers, software … Read more →

Intec releases ColorFlare CF350 and CF750

The Intec (Dorset, UK) ColorFlare CF350 and CF750 join the OEM’s CF1200 flagship model of lamination and foiling equipment, creating an extremely flexible decorative effects range. The ColorFlares are compact, dual-laminator and foil-flaring solutions offering commercial printers, marketers and designers in-house decorative effects. Primarily designed for short-run, on-demand digital applications as well as lamination for … Read more →

Maxson unveils single delivery pack discharge sheeter

Maxson Automatic Machinery Company (Westerly, Rhode Island) has released a new sheeter for the cut-size and digital format markets that continuously delivers reams from a single discharge point. Designed for the specialty papers and films industries, the OEm’s MSS Sheeter can convert rolls of material into packs of 25 to 1,000 sheets and offload multiple … 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 →

Fujifilm receives aluminum tariff exclusions and plans to reimburse plate clients

Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division has announced tariff tax exclusions on its aluminum offset printing plates, currently making it the only major printing plate manufacturer in the U.S. to earn such an exclusion. Fujifilm added that it has worked proactively with industry associations and the U.S. Federal Government to address the unintended consequences … 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 →

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 →

MakerBot launches Method 3D Printer

MakerBot (Brooklyn, NY) has introduced “a new category for the 3D professional segment” with the launch of Method, “the first Performance 3D Printer.” The OEM added that performance 3D printing bridges the gap between desktop and industrial 3D printing by bringing features that were previously only available on industrial 3D printers, to professionals at a … 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 →

Adobe announces organizational changes

Adobe (San Jose, California) recently announced that Executive Vice President and General Manager of its Digital Experience business, Brad Rencher, will be leaving the company. Rencher joined Adobe in 2009 as part of its acquisition of Omniture, and has been at the helm of the Digital Experience business as it’s grown into the category leader … 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 →

New study carefully explores the challenges and current concepts in measuring the success of online advertising

A comprehensive new research study from Informs, due to be released later this month, will identify challenges for current measurement practices for online advertising, while calling for better ways to address so-called “unobservable” factors. The key takeaway, according to its authors, is that current “observational” approaches to digital advertising measurement may not be as effective … Read more →

Drytac appoints Newman to lead new Drytac Academy

Drytac (Bristol, UK), an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, is preparing to open a fully interactive training centre in Fishponds, Bristol called the the Drytac Academy. Gareth Newman has been appointed Academy Manager and, supported by Drytac’s Global Product Manager Shaun Holdom, is developing an extensive curriculum of … 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 →

Nilpeter celebrates 100 years of innovation

May 1, 2019 will be a very special day at Nilpeter Headquarters in Slagelse, Denmark, as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Founded by two old friends in 1919, Nilpeter started out servicing newspaper printing machines in central Copenhagen before launching its first semi-rotary printing press, The Simplex, in 1924 (which in various versions remained … 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 →