GlobalVision releases Health Warning Inspection Tool for tobacco packaging

GlobalVision (Montreal), a leading manufacturer and provider of quality control systems, has announced the release of its Compulsory Packaging Information (CPI) Extractor for the tobacco industry. The company’s latest innovation simplifies and accelerates quality inspections by extracting all health warnings on a package before going to print. The CPI Extractor comes in addition to GlobalVision’s … Read more →

Domino appoints Ellen as new Divisional Director

David Ellen, President of Domino Digital Printing North America, has been promoted to the global position of Divisional Director of Domino’s Digital Printing Solutions Division. This follows the recent announcement that Robert Pulford, previously Managing Director of the division, has now taken over as CEO of Domino Printing Sciences. The role will see Ellen, who’s … Read more →

Idealliance certifies 25 new G7 Experts at Ryerson University’s G7 training event

Idealliance and Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) in Toronto recently partnered for G7 training May 14-16, 2019 at GCM’s home facility – the high-tech Heidelberg Centre in downtown Toronto. Led by Don Hutcheson, G7 Expert Trainer, the school hosted a three-day training course that included live demonstrations of digital print and proofing … Read more →

Xerox releases paper kit for its Nuvera digital presses

Designed to enable digital printers to leverage their Xerox Nuvera presses “for jobs once dominated by offset printing”, a new Ultra Lightweight Stock Printing Kit for Xerox Nuvera Production Systems has now been made available worldwide by the OEM. “Black & white, large-volume printing may seem as nuanced as the original printing press, yet it … Read more →

DDL holds free cybersecurity event for the printing industry

DDL, a Toronto-based market leader providing business equipment and digital services – and the largest Ricoh dealer in Canada of the OEM’s multi-function printers, production print equipment and visual communications solutions – organized the one-day event that welcomed commercial printers, reps from other interested firms and members of the trade press to the Ricoh Canada’s … Read more →

Xploration 2019 Tour set for July 17 in Toronto

Xplor International (Lutz, Florida) has announced that its 2019 Xploration Tour will return to Toronto on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 after a very successful single-day event last year. It’ll be held at the City of Toronto Archives building at 255 Spadina Road, and registration will open Saturday, June 1. Three other cities for Xplor’s 2019 … 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The birth of a printing franchise

Before opening his Minuteman Press design, marketing and printing franchise six years ago in Whitby, Ontario, Mike Vieira had no experience running a business. He soon discovered that Minuteman Press franchise owners overcome those learning curves because of the ongoing training and support that his franchisor provides. While he did have experience in printing, he … 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 →