Printing United Update: Ricoh to showcase its latest technology and help Wounded Warriors

Visitors to the Printing United tradeshow (October 23 – 25 in Dallas, Texas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center) will discover how Ricoh (booth 7001) empowers printers to adapt and thrive – by making expanding wide-format offerings easier, pushing the boundaries of substrate versatility, creating “gorgeous and precise” colours, and helping to deliver faster … Read more →

Pantone adds 294 colours as total climbs to 2,100

Pantone, a global authority on colour and a provider of professional colour tools for graphic designers, has added 294 “trend-relevant” colours to its Pantone Matching System. This move creates an overall library of 2,100 colours – including improved cross-referencing to Pantone’s Fashion, Home + Interiors (FHI) system – allowing for more design flexibility throughout the … Read more →

Delphax to debut new monochrome print platform at Printing United

Delphax Solutions (Mississauga, Ontario), a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art production inkjet printing equipment, will be adding to it groundbreaking Elan HD product portfolio with a new high-speed monochrome print platform that will be revealed at the Printing United tradeshow in Booth 8458. The event will be held October 23 – 25 in Dallas, Texas at … Read more →

Sign Expo Canada set for this weekend at the International Centre

Sign Expo Canada is the Sign Association of Canada’s national tradeshow that attracts professionals from around the world to see the latest technology, products and services that the Canadian sign industry has to offer. The annual event will take place once again at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Show times are Friday, September 20 … Read more →

Epson introduces SureColor F6370 Dye-Sublimation Printer

Epson America (Long Beach, California) has unveiled its next-generation SureColor F6370 44-inch Dye-Sublimation Inkjet Printer. Featuring speeds up to 680 square feet per hour, the new printer quickly produces high-quality images for promotional products, soft signage, cut-and-sew fabrics and more. Designed for ease-of-use, the intuitive SureColor F6370 comes equipped with new Epson Edge Print workflow … Read more →

Paragraph earns a place on the Growth 500 list as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies

Montréal-based Paragraph Incorporated, a print and digital communications specialist, has joined an elite group of the country’s most prosperous, dynamic and largest companies with its elevation into the ranks of the Growth 500 Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada (formerly known as the PROFIT 500). Growth 500 ranks Canada’s fastest-growing private and public companies based on five-year … Read more →

Roland DGA launches VersaExpress RF-640 Printer

Roland DGA (Irvine, California) has unveiled its new VersaExpress RF-640 8-Colour Eco-Solvent Printer – “a next-generation 64-inch wide-format inkjet with the widest colour gamut in its class for outdoor durable graphics,” said the OEM. An evolution of Roland’s popular RF-640 dual CMYK printer, the RF-640 8C features 8-colour inks in CMYK, Light Black, Red, Green … 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 →

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 →

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 →

DSM, Royal HaskoningDHV and CEAD design first lightweight 3D-printed bridge protoype using FRP

Netherlands-based Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM have announced that they’ve partnered to design the world’s first lightweight, 3D-printed FRP pedestrian bridge prototype using a composite material that consists of a glass-filled thermoplastic PET (Arnite), and is combined with continuous glass fibres that are added in the 3D-printing process. This unique combination offers high strength with … Read more →

Scan Dimension releases Mac Version of its SOL 3D Scanner

Scan Dimension (Chantilly, Virginia), developer of 3D scanning, imaging and realization technology, has unveiled the macOS version of its 3D desktop scanner, SOL. Scan Dimension’s SOL is the 3D market’s “most user-friendly 3D scanner, ideal for the engineer, maker, designer or hobbyist. Now, customers can use SOL with macOS Mojave,” said the OEM. “The feedback … 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 →

Quark releases Content Automation Platform 14.3

The new 14.3 release introduces a range of usability updates that span the entire platform, as content development teams will benefit from more new functionality that improves ease-of-use and boosts productivity. These include time saving, editing and saving improvements, major enhancements to copy-and-paste, new and intuitive content structuring functionality, and additional features such as responsive … 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 →

Marketing and strengthening your brand through packaging

In this feature, Brampton-Ontario-based liquid paper explores how to boost your brand by utilizing custom boxes and personalized smart packaging solutions. The company produces high-quality custom boxes of any shape and size that can accommodate virtually any product. For more information please visit www.liquidprinter.com.  Packaging boxes represent a key element of any supply chain. They … 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 →

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 →

Heidelberg expands subscription service to include all consumables-related logistics operations

The German press manufacturer has reported that the first print shops to try the Heidelberg Subscription pay-per-use contract model are now seeing extremely positive results. A significant improvement in the productivity and performance of all customers already benefiting from subscription-based production, has led Heidelberg to further expand its subscription service. The company is now offering … 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 →