Esko launches online software and hardware Innovation Hub 2020

Esko (Gent, Belgium), an industry-leading developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the global print and packaging industries, has unveiled a new virtual ‘hub’ to launch its 2020 innovations. The Esko Innovation Hub provides visitors with the ability to explore the entire Esko 2020 portfolio of new and upgraded products ­– in an always-on, … Read more →

Labelexpo/Brand Print Americas postponed until March 2021

The Tarsus Group, organizer of the Labelexpo/Brand Print Americas 2020 tradeshow, has released new dates for its co-located shows as a result of the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to take place September 15 – 17, 2020  at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, the 2021 editions of Labelexpo Americas and Brand … Read more →

Graphics One launches two new film-positive systems

Graphics One (Sunnyvale, California) has announce two new screen-printing packages for imaging film positives. Featuring GO ScreenMate Color Separation Ink and Film, the system can include either the T3170x or the ET-15000, along with the CADLink Technology Corporation’s FilmMaker RIP software, making this “a true turnkey offering,” said the company. “We decided to integrate full … Read more →

DIA explores what employers and employees need to know about COVID-19

The Digital Imaging Association’s (DIA’s) May 20 online webinar brought together experts to answer questions about COVID-19 issues affecting both employers and employees at printing and related companies. It guided viewers through the legalities, financial impact and personnel issues, among other topics. The panel included: Chantel Goldsmith (Labour & Employment Law and Partner at Samfiru … Read more →

Canon releases UVgel Wallpaper Factory

Canon Solutions America has unveiled its new UVgel Wallpaper Factory – an integration between the OEM’s Colorado Printer Series, UVgel technology, and finishing partner Fotoba. The technology is ideal for automated production of customized wallpapers as a complete, end-to-end solution for new customers, or as an upgrade for current Colorado roll-to-roll, large-format clients. The modular … Read more →

Klaric joins RM Machinery as it expands into Canada

RM Machinery (RMM) has opened its first Canadian office in Mississauga, Ontario, and industry veteran Steve Klaric, formerly of KBR Graphics in Laval, Quebec, has been appointed its Canadian Regional Sales Manager. Klaric brings over 30 years of experience in offset and digital printing to his new position. The New-Jersey-based press and bindery equipment specialist … Read more →

Baumer introduces Xact Controller for added flexibility in gluing applications

Baumer hhs (Krefeld, Germany, with locations in the USA and worldwide) has introduced its new compact and intuitive Xact Controller, whose WIDE range of functions is geared entirely to automated gluing. The controller incorporates the latest software and hardware technology, giving customers maximum flexibility in the gluing process. Users can run all their Baumer hhs … Read more →

Xeikon to launch SX30000 Production Printer in June

The new Xeikon SX30000 roll-fed, toner-based digital colour production printer features Xeikon’s new SIRIUS technology that focuses on toner options, imaging and fusing technology and media versatility. Competitively productive across a wide range of cut-sheet and roll-fed applications, its newly designed components deliver “superior print quality, performance and sustainability, all while accommodating a wide range … Read more →

Epson expands its SureColor T-Series with three new models

The Epson SureColor T2170. Epson has added three new SureColor T-Series Printers designed for entry-level and mid-level CAD production, as well as general-purpose wide-format graphics. For personal workspaces and home-based, high-tech offices, the new Epson SureColor T2170 24” desktop printer joins the current 24” SureColor T3170 and SureColor T3170x that deliver high-performance technical and graphic … Read more →

Ricoh unveils Pro C5300s and Pro C5310s Production Presses

Ricoh Pro C5300 Sheetfed Colour Production Press. Ricoh USA (Exton, Pennsylvania) has released the Ricoh Pro C5300s and Pro C5310s Production Presses that combine high-quality colour, powerful performance and a wide range of finishing options. “These features,” said the OEM “deliver a robust solution at a more accessible price point, helping more businesses deliver professional-looking … Read more →

Heidelberg introduces new contract options to reduce print shop costs and boost efficiency

Heidelberg’s new, scalable contract portfolio is now placing greater emphasis on the partnership-based approach adopted by the OEM that focuses on improving the business performance of its customers. The Heidelberg subscription model under which customers no longer pay for the equipment they use, but simply for the number of sheets they produce, has now become … Read more →

Eight proven profit-building reasons to use a trade-only printer

Generally speaking, trade-only printers are large companies that have invested literally millions of dollars in the latest printing and finishing equipment as well as workflow technology. Many are former commercial printers themselves, so they know the printing industry inside out. Their employees usually possess expertise in very specific areas – such as wide-format printing, packaging, … Read more →

Production JG doubles capacity with Anapurna H2500i LED Printer from Agfa Graphics Canada

Production JG, located in the heart of magnificent “Old Montréal,” has expanded its large-format department by installing a new Agfa Anapurna H2500i LED Printer. “We were looking for a versatile solution allowing us to double our production capacity – and this new equipment gives us even more than we thought,” said Stéphane Gervais, President of … 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 →

Mimaki expands 3D printer line with large-scale 3DGD-1800

Mimaki USA (Suwanee, Georgia), a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has released the Mimaki 3DGD-1800 Large-Scale 3D printer for creating dimensional displays for a variety of applications. It joins the OEM’s 3DUJ-553 full-colour and 3DFF-222 tabletop models “for a full range of 3D print technologies available from Mimaki USA.” Featuring Gel Dispensing … Read more →

BCC report reveals the global market outlook for the top 10 3D Printing companies to 2023

This new report provides detailed information on companies that UK-based BCC Research has identified as 3D printing market leaders. These companies are selected based on revenue, innovations, the strength of their product portfolio, regional presence, investment capacity and similar others factors. The report also provides brief information and an overview of the 3D printing market. … 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 →

CHILI publisher Online SaaS editing solution released

Belgium-based CHILI publish, creator of market-leading software for smart artwork and marketing materials’ creation, has released CHILI publisher Online. “The world’s most technologically advanced, feature-rich, online document editor is now available as a service,” the company said. CHILI publisher Online was developed in partnership with Microsoft Azure to supply service providers with the cloud-collaborative technology … 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 →

How printers are deploying new strategies and technologies in packaging and labels

Brands around the world are waking up to a new dawn in packaging production. Digital printing, it seems, is the solution of the future, offering a wealth of brand benefits, enhanced consumer experiences, and a reduced carbon footprint. But digital printing is nothing new. It’s actually been in use for over 20 years. It’s only … 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 →

Five ways Delphax Solutions can make your inkjet business more productive and profitable

In the ever-changing landscape of commercial printing, many of us have lived through a number of important and disruptive technological evolutions. Not so long ago, the migration from offset to digital was all the rage. More recently, everyone is talking about the migration from toner-based digital to inkjet. Here are a few insights from Delphax … Read more →

Possible effects of COVID-19 on your business from a human resources perspective

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA, Toronto) has released the results of a timely member survey revealing the impacts and scale of change Ontario’s HR professionals are currently facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – and what this might mean for businesses. The 1,107 respondents represented HR professionals from organizations of varied sizes, … Read more →

COVID-19 Weekly Publisher’s Update

By Joe Mulcahy, Publisher, Graphic Arts Magazine (GAM) I’m sure we’re all finding it extremely difficult staying at home while observing our social distancing protocols. But let me assure you that there is indeed a light at end of the proverbial tunnel. The most important thing is not to get too discouraged. So, to brighten … Read more →

Printers worldwide adapting by launching new products and services: Drupa report

Drupa’s third Global Trends Spotlight Report for 2020 is titled Strategic Choices in a Competitive and Converging Marketplace and will be published later this month. In a survey conducted before the COVID-19 outbreak, over 500 printers and about 200 suppliers worldwide described the challenges and successes of launching new products and services. “For many in … Read more →