Verico releases Zahara Elite Printing Plate for waterless presses

Verico Technology (Enfield, Connecticut) has successfully launched the latest plate in its Zahara family – the Zahara Elite Waterless Plate. Zahara Elite plates are available in most sizes and gauges for waterless newspaper, sheetfed, narrow-web label, security printing and CD/DVD applications. Elite is a ‘drop-in’ product to the existing Zahara CTP settings doesn’t require any … Read more →

PrintPapa grows its business with Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ workflow automation technology

Ultimate TechnoGraphics (Montreal), a leader in imposition and finishing automation software, recently partnered with PrintPapa, a leading U.S. online printing company based in Santa Clara, California, to grow PrintPapa’s business not only locally, but also in larger markets outside their immediate region. The premium online custom printing company offers high quality printing products and services … Read more →

Xitron creates timely stimulus package for printers affected by COVID-19

Xitron (Ann Arbor, Michigan), a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC and the developer of the Harlequin-based Navigator RIP and workflow products for commercial, flexo, digital, and high-speed inkjet printing, has initiated a plan to assist printing companies affected by shutdowns due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The program allows printers to purchase necessary RIP and … Read more →

Sandy Alexander shifts to producing 5,000 PETG Face Shields per day

Sandy Alexander (Clifton, NJ), a U.S. commercial printing and marketing leader, has stepped up to the plate and decided to manufacture PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) face shields at all of its printing facilities across America to help front-line healthcare workers and others fight the COVID-19 Pandemic. To assist with the safety of first responders and … Read more →

Santa Cruz Software releases technology to eliminate issues with version control

Santa Cruz Software (Santa Cruz, California), a global leader in software development for cross-media content publishing, recently showcased its LinkrUI and Dynamic Templates support for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) at the Adobe Summit, The Digital Experience Conference, that began online March 31. LinkrUI synchronizes Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign digital assets for design teams with their … Read more →

Drytac releases tips on helping your graphics withstand deep cleaning

Here, David Morgan, Technical Assistance Specialist at Drytac (Bristol, UK), passes along some helpful and timely tips on disinfecting your signage and display products during the current COVID-19 Pandemic. For anyone giving their site a deep cleaning, or simply sprucing things up during downtime, it’s important that disinfectant chemicals don’t cause damage to signage and … Read more →

Verico releases Zahara Elite Printing Plate for waterless presses

Verico Technology (Enfield, Connecticut) has successfully launched the latest plate in its Zahara family – the Zahara Elite Waterless Plate. Zahara Elite plates are available in most sizes and gauges for waterless newspaper, sheetfed, narrow-web label, security printing and CD/DVD applications. Elite is a ‘drop-in’ product to the existing Zahara CTP settings doesn’t require any … Read more →

Memjet and COASO release iCueLabel Press 420

Memjet (San Diego, California) a leading developer of inkjet printing technology, and COASO Incorporated (Nanjing, China) have announced that COASO has used Memjet’s DuraFlex technology to develop a new label press called the iCueLabel Press 420. DuraFlex is a modular single-pass printing solution that combines Memjet’s signature features of speed, simplicity and affordability with new … 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 →

New whitepaper shows how to improve flexible film coding accuracy and reduce costs

The pros and cons of various digital technologies in decreasing costs and improving traceability, over more traditional mechanical approaches, are explored in a new whitepaper from Markem-Imaje (Vernier, Switzerland) that delves into flexible film coding. Flexible film is the largest and fastest growing packaging material, the company added – and traditionally, rotary coding and hot … 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 →

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 →

Santa Cruz Software releases technology to eliminate issues with version control

Santa Cruz Software (Santa Cruz, California), a global leader in software development for cross-media content publishing, recently showcased its LinkrUI and Dynamic Templates support for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) at the Adobe Summit, The Digital Experience Conference, that began online March 31. LinkrUI synchronizes Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign digital assets for design teams with their … Read more →

Color-Logic offering free metallic files to all printers for their personalized messages

As “a service to the industry in this time of global need,” Color-Logic (West Chester, Ohio) is offering free print-ready Color-Logic metallic files to anyone wishing to print Thank You or Thinking of You cards, or Coronavirus Safety Posters. “Because print is such a powerful communication tool, we are providing print-ready Color-Logic metallic files that … 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 →

Ten big branding mistakes you might be making

Here, Lindsay Pedersen, branding expert, strategist and best-selling author of Forging an Ironclad Brand, explores some of the frequent mistakes made by companies today when it comes to marketing and branding. For more information please visit https://www.ironcladbrandstrategy.com/. A well-crafted and well-executed brand strategy can cut through the noise of competing messages, articulate your promises to … 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 →

4OVER Canada reinvents itself

The trade printer’s new client-centered approach includes convenient access to staff, a welcoming reception area, and more rollouts of value-added print products. How often has this happened to you? You process an order through a trade printer’s online portal – but when you want to check on its progress, it’s almost impossible to talk directly … 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 →