GSE unveils remote ink management software

Netherlands-based GSE’s new ink management software dispensing equipment and proofing solutions enable label and packaging printers to reduce costs throughout the workflow and achieve repeatable colour on demand. GSE’s Ink Manager is a comprehensive ink-management solution that eliminates all aspects of ink-related waste, said the company. The new software solution offers optimized ink yields through … Read more →

SGIA holds first-ever Canadian Workplace Safety Conference

On Wednesday, June 7, the SGIA headed north to Canada for the first time and hosted a Workplace Safety Conference for Canadian printers at the Centre for Health and Safety Innovation in Mississauga, Ontario. The event was hosted by ND Graphics and coordinated by the SGIA and Workplace Safety North, a non-profit in Ontario that … Read more →

GPA adds Sandshell to digital lines

GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, offset and wide-format printing, has added Ultra Digital 130# Sandshell Smooth Cover to its digital product offerings. “This paper’s lightly textured, stipple-like surface enhances a wide variety of print projects with its engaging tactile feel and subtle air of distinction, making it the perfect solution for … Read more →

MBO America names Freeley as Director of Sales

MBO America has chosen industry veteran Rich Freeley as its new Director of Sales. In his new position, he’ll oversee the activities of MBO’s Regional Sales Managers throughout Canada, the U.S. and Latin America. He succeeds former Director of Sales Lance Martin, who has assumed the newly created position of Vice President of National Accounts. … Read more →

Diana Easy Folder Gluer officially launched

In May of this year, Heidelberg and MK Masterwork launched a new folder/gluer model, the Diana Easy, simultaneously at China Print in Beijing and at a dedicated packaging event in Wiesloch, Germany. On June 1, more than 40 customers visited the MK Masterwork factory at a special open house event held in Nové Mesto, Slovakia … Read more →

Xaar releases 5501 aqueous printhead

Xaar, a world leader in industrial inkjet technology, has added the Xaar 5501 to its portfolio of aqueous printheads. Available later this year, the compact and lightweight Xaar 5501 complements the existing Xaar 1201 and Xaar 5601, and provides OEMs looking for an aqueous printhead from Xaar with a wider choice. “This is the first … Read more →

Ricoh launches new direct-to-garment printers

Ricoh has made its official entry into the direct-to-garment (DTG) printing industry with the release of the Ricoh Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 Printers. “As AnaJet, we led the industry in establishing the trend of direct-to-garment printing.” said Karl Tipre, CEO of AnaJet. “In January of 2016, AnaJet became a Ricoh company – and we … Read more →

Ricoh releases two new Colour MFP’s driven by Workstyle Innovation Technology

Ricoh India has launched two new models of colour multifunction printers (MFPs) – the Ricoh C2004SP and C2504SP. Powered by Workstyle Innovation Technology, the MFPs “redefine the way users print and share information in a modern work environment,” said the OEM. A new sound-reducing design that incorporates an anti-vibration system and noise-absorbing materials, makes for … Read more →

RIT whitepaper on estimating systems: Printers spend too much time on administrative tasks

Workflows may be automated, but getting quotes on jobs can take so long that new and even existing customers may take their work elsewhere to meet their tight deadlines. Print service providers are interested in fast turnaround on customer quotations with the ability to easily handle any iterations with the client while the job specifications are being finalized. … 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 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 →

Axaio releases MadeToPrint for QuarkXPress 2017

Axaio software, developer of solutions for PDF creation, printing and content correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, has announced the availability of its print-and-export XTension MadeToPrint for Quark’s new version XPress 2017. MadeToPrint for Quark XPress offers “fast and faultless production” of multiple output formats (e.g. PDF) by reducing human errors through automation … 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 →

Muzzi to focus on what we can learn from Digital Disruptors at CAMP’s July 12 event

The Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals’ (CAMP) next major event will be Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30 pm (EST) – and the topic will focus on those companies, methods and technologies that are genuine “disruptors.” While the market celebrates leading providers like Amazon, Facebook, Google and others as digital disruptors, it rarely recognizes traditional technology … Read more →

How to grow your business using web-to-print solutions

Here, leading cloud-based marketing asset management software supplier Propago, offers major reasons to adopt value-added web-to-print services. “Printers have been steadily adopting web-to-print solutions as a value-added service,” said Rick Aberle, President and CEO of Propago. “We’ve developed a few tips to prompt printers to assume new and innovative solutions and services to optimize their … 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 →

Two Sides publishes results of global survey on the attractiveness and sustainability of paper and print

The recent issue of Paper360 (May/June) features the results  of a consumer survey on global attitudes towards paper and print, as well as towards corporate environmental claims promoting digital over paper-based communications. The article concludes that there is a clear preference for print on paper across all countries and regions analyzed – Australia, New Zealand, … Read more →

Southern Lithoplate releases newspaper-focused whitepaper: 25 More Ways To Improve Your Print Products in 2017

Published by Creative Circle Media Solutions in collaboration with Southern Lithoplate (SLP), along with Strategic Alliance partners MW Stange LLC and Presteligence, the new whitepaper was developed specifically for newspaper publishers and production management. Bill Ostendorf, Creative Circle’s President and Founder, added: “Publishers readily acknowledge that print is still the main driver of a newspaper’s … Read more →