Easy Cut Studio releases Version 4.102 with new vinyl cutter support

EasyCut Studio, one of the world’s leading sign-making solutions providers, has announced its newly updated version of vinyl cutting software – Easy Cut Studio Version 4.102. This latest version adds support for over 100 new vinyl cutters, mirror options for Roland cutting machines, and other improvements. Easy Cut Studio is a sign-making solution for design … Read more →

HP calls for entries for its Third Annual HP Inkspiration Awards Americas

HP and Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) has called for submissions for its Third Annual HP Inkspiration Awards Americas – a contest celebrating best-in-class print projects using HP Indigo Presses, HP PageWide Web Presses and HP Scitex Presses. Print service providers, converters, designers and agencies are invited to participate by submitting their most innovative and creative work, … Read more →

TC Transcontinental – RBW Graphics invests in Goss M-3000 upgrades

TC Transcontinental – RBW Graphics, specializing in print, flexible packaging and publishing, recently completed a suite of upgrades to its Goss M-3000 Press at its RBW Graphics Facility in Owen Sound, Ontario. The project consisted of a drives and controls system upgrade, an Omni Make-Ready bundle, and ink-fountain rebuilds. The drives and controls upgrade involved … Read more →

Fourteen Fujifilm Uvijet UV inks earn UL Greenguard Certification

Fujifilm’s ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility has been recognized as 14 inks in its Uvijet UV range have achieved UL Greenguard Certification. The criteria to obtain this widely recognized accreditation are among the most stringent product emissions standards in the world. UL Greenguard Certified products are well established and scientifically proven to meet rigourous third-party … Read more →

HP introduces faster PageWide XL Printers for enhanced technical production

HP’s new ageWide XL printers, now with up to 70% faster output, enable technical production providers to grow AEC volume and expand business in colour applications. The new HP PageWide XL 5100 and HP PageWide XL 6000 printers and multi-function printers equip enterprise print rooms, central reprographic departments and reprographic houses for enhanced mid-volume production … Read more →

Kodak unveils its Achieve News Platesetter

The latest addition to Kodak’s highly automated thermal CTP portfolio for newspapers, the Achieve News Platesetter, “delivers the stability and reliability of Kodak’s thermal CTP technology at an affordable cost, enabling publishers to print exceptional quality and consistent, vibrant colour images to attract both readers and advertisers,” said the OEM. Available worldwide in early 2018, … Read more →

MBM unveils new Triumph Paper Cutters with Scissor Hands technology

MBM Corporation (San Diego, CA), a leading U.S. supplier of paper cutters and finishing equipment for the graphics and printing industries, has unveiled two Triumph Paper Cutters equipped with advanced bindery technology from Scissor Hands – an award-winning cutting automation software. The paper cutters’ integration of the 2015 Must See ‘Ems Award Winner ensures a … Read more →

Fleetwood-Fibre cuts costs by reducing make-ready times using Manroland Sheetfed technology

Founded in 1952, Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics (City of Industry, California) is known for its unique package designs and meticulous attention to detail. It’s widely considered an industry leader in high-end graphics printing – servicing multiple markets via its folding cartons, corrugated boxes, point-of-purchase displays and specialty packaging divisions. With an ability to offer customers … Read more →

New industry report reveals how automated workflows are revolutionizing the wide-format printing industry

A new, free industry report from Netherlands-based PrintFactory, Redefining Wide-Format Workflows to Realize Revenue at Every Opportunity, explores what’s holding large-format print back from fully capitalizing on cloud-based technologies. Today, organizations from multiple sectors are trying to harness the potential of new technology to streamline production, eliminate downtime and save money. Yet, according to recent … 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 →

XYZ Printing releases MfgPro230 xS 3D Printer

XYZ Printing (San Diego, California) has unveiled its new MfgPro230 xS 3D Printer that uses CO2 Selective Laser Sintering technology (SLS) for printing in various plastic materials to produce a wider selection of engineering parts. The MfgPro230 xS lays down a layer of thermoplastic material and fuses it with a laser. The result is 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 →

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 →

How businesses can influence buying decisions using comprehensive visual communications

Here, Drue Townsend, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Fastsigns International, briefly reminds us about the impact of visual graphics in influencing consumers’ buying decisions – especially at this time of year.  A key need for businesses during the holiday selling season is getting their message out. So it’s important to have a visual communications … Read more →

Lewellen is new Marketing Coordinator at Mutoh

Mutoh America (Phoenix, Arizona), a leading manufacturer of wide-format printers and cutters, has welcomed Andrew Lewellen as its MarCom and Promotions Administrator. Lewellen’s experience with social media, customer service and technology, makes him the perfect fit for the position, said the OEM. Working under the guidance of David Conrad, Director of Sales and Marketing, Lewellen’s … 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 →

Kodak’s Print for Good Campaign impacting literacy around the world

Across the globe, Kodak’s Print for Good campaign supports communities with book drives, book donations and the printing of school materials to help increase literacy. Because of the tremendous efforts of Kodak employees, print customers and local literacy partners, in its first full year the program placed approximately 30,000 books and school materials in the hands … Read more →

Tonejet brings direct-to-can digital printing to Budweiser at Tomorrowland Festival

Here, Marcus Timson, Co-Founder of InPrint: The Industrial Print Show and Pure Digital: The Digital Print Show, reveals a unique approach to metal printing that will be showcased in Germany November 14, 2017. Responding to growing demands for greater flexibility for shorter-run, multi-version beverage packaging, Tonejet, the only manufacturer of advanced electro-static drop-on-demand digital print … Read more →