Digital Book World 2019 set for September 10-12 in Nashville

The Digital Book World (DBW) Conference will bring together innovators, experts and newsmakers in the publishing industry . This will include large, medium and and small publishers, traditional and non-traditional publishers, and the technology companies that serve all of them. The event takes place Tuesday, September 10, Wednesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 12 at … Read more →

Inkcups adds three new pad printers

Global print industry OEM Inkcups (Danvers, MA) has announced the release of three new pad printers. The ICN-120, ICN-200 and 2200-DLI expand the company’s current pad printer portfolio to produce larger images on longer goods with extended stroke capabilities. The ICN-120 is a one-colour pad printer that provides increased flexibility with product decorating and labeling … Read more →

Registration now open for THREADX 2020 with early-bird rates up to November 21

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA – Fairfax, Virginia) has opened registration for its third annual apparel conference, THREADX is set to take place February 23 – 25, 2020 at the Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. Organized by SGIA’s Apparel Decorators Committee, THREADX takes a higher-level look at the industry “equipping attendees with ideas and … Read more →

Drytac adds over 1,800 ICC profiles to its revamped website

Drytac (Bristol, UK), a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, has created thousands of ICC profiles based on popular printer models, inks, RIPs and Drytac media to enable its customers worldwide to take advantage of fast, high-quality, plug-and-print capabilities. Over 1,800 profiles have been created for Drytac by … Read more →

Kornit unveils Avalanche Poly Pro Industrial Polyester Printer

Kornit Digital (Rosh Ha’Ayin, Israel), a global market leader in digital textile printing, has unveiled its “game-changing” Kornit NeoPoly Technology, characterizing it as “the industry’s first digital industrial process for high-quality printing on polyester.” Polyester is the second largest category in the overall T-shirt market, is extremely popular in the sports segment, and is growing … 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 →

Contiweb’s cost-saving Fluid Applicator saves German printer 60% on silicone costs

Contiweb, a specialist in state-of-the-art technologies for printing, advanced drying and web-handling, have announced that global installations of its silicone-saving Contiweb Fluid Applicator (CFA) now number well over 50 since its commercial launch in 2015. Developed to overcome the high prices associated with ready-made silicone mixtures, the CFA uses a more cost-effective pure silicone oil … Read more →

Xerox unveils new services to advance clients’ digital transformations

Xerox (Norwalk, Connecticut) has announced a new services’ portfolio comprised of five horizontal and four industry-specific services that are built to address their clients’ digital transformation necessities. “There’s a significant opportunity for our clients to automate inbound and outbound communications, extract value from ingested data, and streamline various business processes to unlock immense productivity gains,” … 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 →

Stratasys releases four free whitepapers via its new Knowledge Center

Stratasys, a global leader in 3D printing and additive solutions, has collaborated with 3DPrint.com and launched a Knowledge Center initially showcasing four new whitepapers, all free for visitors to download. They include: • Be a Consumer Brand Standout.  How 3D printed multi-colour, multi-material prototypes help consumer product companies gain a competitive edge with more design freedom … 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 →

ACG launches first-of-its-kind worldwide Art in a Capsule design competition

The ACG Group (Mumbai, India), the only supplier in the world offering end-to-end manufacturing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, has launched the first-of-its-kind Art in a Capsule design competition “to bring science and art together.” The worldwide competition encourages artists from across the globe to create ‘masterpieces’ that can fit inside ACG’s pharmaceutical capsules – … 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 →

Trekk earns Platinum Muse Creative Award for its International Paper Interactive Marketing Campaign

In recognition of its Augmented Reality (AR) Accent TV Campaign for International Paper, Rockford, Illinois-based creative agency Trekk has won a Platinum Muse Creative Award in the Experiential & Immersive category. To help launch the new look and feel that Trekk designed for International Paper’s Accent Opaque paper line, the agency created an AR “traffic … 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 →

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 →

New Two Sides’ free downloadable survey reveals consumers’ ongoing love for paper and print

The results of a new survey commissioned by Two Sides North America (Chicago, Illinois) has revealed key insights into the public’s perceptions and attitudes towards print and paper across Canada and the U.S. Carried out by independent research company Toluna, consumers from across Canada (1,044) and the U.S. (2,094) were surveyed on environmental topics and … Read more →

Pantone introduces its Polyester Swatch Book

Pantone (Carlstadt, N.J.), a leading provider of professional colour standards for the design industry, has introduced its Pantone Fashion, Home + Interiors Polyester Swatch Book, a collection of 203 vibrant and versatile colour options presented in a new binder format. “As new markets highlighting engineered materials continue to emerge, and new inorganic materials enter the … Read more →

A 25-year printing industry veteran from British Columbia shares his insights

Doug Frederickson is a member of the Minuteman Press International President’s Million-Dollar Club. Here, he shares some valuable insights about franchising and the printing industry in general. Celebrating 25 years in business in Surrey, British Columbia, Minuteman Press franchise owner Doug Frederickson is living proof that the modern printing industry is not just alive, but … Read more →