IADD TechTeam now offering free answers to diecutting and diemaking questions for non-members

The International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD, Crystal Lake, Illinois), “the definitive industry resource” for the worldwide diecutting, diemaking and converting industry, has helped thousands of companies and individuals throughout the industry. The organization’s TechTeam is now offering free diecutting and diemaking technical advice to non-IADD members as well as existing members. Members can … Read more →

4over launches Strategic Print Advisory Program for commercial printers

Leading North Amercian trade printer 4over (Glendale, California), and its new Strategic Print Advisory Program, is aimed at “helping commercial printers generate revenue growth and expand their customer base without the stress of overhead costs. By adding new technology, products and services to its repertoire, printers will be able to drastically reduce labour and equipment … Read more →

ARC Document Solutions invests in new Seal Laminators from GBC Canada

ARC Document Solutions, a global company that provides traditional document services and advances the distribution of information via technology, has installed a new Seal 62 Pro D Laminator in its Calgary location. ARC’s printing solutions include reprographics, colour signage, managed print services, equipment and supplies, and graphics for construction sites – among others. After installing … Read more →

DPI Group adds Agfa Jeti Titan HS and Jeti Ceres from Agfa Graphics Canada

The DPI Group (Groupe DPI, Drummondville, Quebec) has installed an Agfa Jeti Titan HS as well as an Agfa Jeti Ceres, taking its wide-format and visual communications solutions to an entirely new level of quality, speed and productivity. DPI specializes in commercial display, interior décor, installations and signage solutions – including posters, backlit displays, banners, … Read more →

Primex appoints McFaul to Québec Territory Business Manager

Primex Plastics (Richmond, Indiana), a leader in custom extruded plastic sheet and roll products for printing, thermoforming and fabrication, has appointed Gordon B. (Gord) McFaul to the position of Territory Business Manager for Québec. McFaul has over 25 years of sales and management experience in the manufacturing sector. Most recently he was a sales manager … Read more →

Martin Yale releases its 1811 Paper Folder

Martin Yale (Wabash, Indiana) a leading U.S. manufacturer of print-finishing, office and mailroom equipment, has introduced its latest paper folder – the 1811. Designed to require no pre-fanning of paper, it provides mailrooms and offices in schools, churches, businesses and associations, with a convenient way to automatically fold a stack of up to 300 sheets … Read more →

UniNet launches its latest transfer printer

UniNet, a worldwide OEM of on-demand digital printing technology, has launched its newest transfer printer. The iColor 550 is a multi-purpose printing solution for transfer production of garments, labels, stationary, banners, hard surfaces, customized marketing collateral and more. The new printer allows users to create heat-transfer prints with white overprint, right-side reading, with white underprint … Read more →

Solimar helps Hastings Mutual save over $30,000 per year

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company is a U.S. Midwest regional property and casualty company located in Hastings, Michigan. Using its current Solimar solution, it has cut its development costs by over $30,000 per year, according to Michael Schaper, Director of Application Development. Here’s the scenario: Hastings Mutual must develop and distribute several different types of documents … Read more →

ArifiQ unveils new arifiQ Optimizer that saves time and money

ArifiQ Development (Östersund, Sweden) has released its new arifiQ Optimizer, which identifies the most cost-saving imposition and production paths for single and gang-run jobs, automatically creates sheet-sized imposed PDFs, then transfers the imposed PDFs directly to any prepress or digital workflow system. One of the greatest competitive benefits of arifiQ Optimizer, said the company, is … 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 →

New 3D printing filament supplier opens in Hamilton

A new 3D printing filament supplier (retail and online) based in Hamilton, Ontario, could become one of our top providers of filaments, along with resins and 3D printers from Wanhao. 3D Printing Canada is a subsidiary of engineering and design company N3 Technologies – which has expertise in the aerospace, automotive and power-generation sectors. The … 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 MadeToPrint Server now compatible with Adobe InDesign CC 2018 Server

Berlin-based axaio software, a leading developer of solutions for PDF creation, printing and content-correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, has announced the compatibility of its MadeToPrint Server with the Adobe InDesign CC 2018 Server. The Axaio MadeToPrint Server automates print and output processes to produce more cost-efficient production at the highest quality level. … Read more →

Datalogics releases PDF Optimizer to reduce PDF file size

Datalogics (Chicago, Illinois), a major source for PDF, EdTech and eBook technologies, has announced the release of its PDF Optimizer – a powerful new command-line utility that simplifies the PDF file size-reduction process for more efficient file sharing and faster downloads. PDF Optimizer features core functionalities such as stream compression, image manipulation, font sub-setting and … 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 →

Key takeaways from Canada Post’s 10th Annual Think Inside The Box (TITB) Direct Marketing Conference

Nearly 600 marketing professionals attended Canada Post’s day-long 10th Annual Think Inside The Box (TITB) direct marketing conference in Toronto in late October, where industry leaders explored the latest insights, trends, research and creative possibilities. As it turned out, the customer experience loomed large. The conclusion: Marketing is all about a customer’s mindset. Basically, the … 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 →

Landa CEO Amir shares his personal highlights of 2017

“It’s been an exciting year at Landa Digital Printing, as we’ve made major strides towards our goal of revolutionizing the printing industry with our Nanography technology,” said Yishai Amir, CEO of Landa Digital Printing. “We’ve begun the rollout of our Nanographic Printing presses with the installation of our first Landa S10 Press at Graphica Bezalel … Read more →

Ryerson Image Centre presents a compelling series of experimental shows starting January 24

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) will present a series of experimental shows confronting the traditional power dynamic between photographer and subject. Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography suggests that photography – a medium traditionally understood as one dominated by singular creative adventurers – is better defined by collaboration and interaction. Alongside this exhibition, Jim Goldberg’s … Read more →