Drupa reduces show days while participation remains high

The duration of drupa, the world’s largest tradeshow for printing technologies, will be shortened from 11 to 9 days and will now be held April 20 – 28, 2021 at the Fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. The previously announced dates were April 20 – 30. This decision is in response to the wishes of its partner … Read more →

Tilia Labs launches AI-driven imposition solutions for HP Indigo Presses

Tilia Labs (Ottawa, Ontario), a leading developer of planning and imposition solutions for the printing and graphic arts industry, has announced it’s now offering its Artificial-Intelligence-driven (AI-driven) software technology to boost productivity for HP Indigo digital printing users. Central to the collaboration with HP Indigo is Tilia Labs’ flagship software Tilia Phoenix. The planning and … Read more →

PRINTING United releases details of its Digital Experience virtual tradeshow in October

Characterizing its online event as “four weeks of community-based, content-rich Insight Days beginning October 5 and running through to October 26,” PRINTING United (Fairfax, Virginia) recently announced the decision to transition from an in-person event in Atlanta, Georgia, to a comprehensive digital platform. Show organizers released this update on its plans to present four “power-packed” … Read more →

OPIA moves its annual Toronto Golf Classic to 2021

The Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA) has re-scheduled its annual Toronto Golf Classic that would have taken place at the Lionhead Golf Club and Conference Centre (located at 8525 Mississauga Road in Brampton, Ontario) on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the event is now scheduled for Thursday, August 12, … Read more →

Manroland Sheetfed pulls out of Drupa 2021

Leading press manufacturer Manroland Sheetfed (Offenbach, Germany) has announced that it’s pulling out of Drpua, the world’s largest printing industry tradeshow normally held every four years in Düsseldorf, Germany. The live Drupa event had already been postponed from June of 2020 to April of 2021 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Exhibiting at Drupa, or … Read more →

Asahi releases new water-wash plate processor

Asahi Photoproducts (Tokyo, Japan and Brussels, Belgium), a specialist in flexographic photopolymer plate development, has announced availability of it’s next-generation of large-format, water-wash flexographic plate processor – the AWPTM-DEW 4260 PLF. This is the first water-wash processor of its kind with an automated process – from plate wash-out to the UV finished plate ­– including … Read more →

EyeC launches product presentations in its new Virtual Demo Center

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, EyeC (Hamburg, Germany) is now offering a virtual demo experience where EyeC ‘s website visitors can view its entire product range for artwork and prepress inspection, as well as for offline and inline control. EyeC print-inspection experts will outline various system functions and provide insights into different application … Read more →

Komori completes acquisition of MBO Group

Komori Corporation has announced the completion of the acquisition of MBO Group, a global company based in Germany that specializes in the manufacture and sale of post-press equipment. MBO Group is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Komori under the new company name of MBO Postpress Solutions GmbH. Going forward, the companies plan to leverage … 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 →

Xerox-HP battle enters next stage

According to numerous news outlets, Xerox has begun a tender offer for all outstanding shares of HP, escalating a battle for control of the personal computer company that Xerox executives began several months ago. Xerox proposed to HP investors a cash-and-stock offer worth $24 a share. For each HP share, a shareholder would receive $18.40 … Read more →

Xerox and HP in another dispute

In a recent news release, Xerox (Norwalk, Connecticut) issued the following statement: Xerox has announced that it has provided notice to HP that it intends to nominate 11 independent candidates to replace HP’s Board of Directors at HP’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The candidates include former senior executives from dozens of the world’s leading … Read more →

Durst restructures its textile printing segment and names Kappaun to lead it

Durst (Brixen, Italy), a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has restructured its segment for industrial textile printing. The new Segment Manager Textile Printing, Dr. Stefan Kappaun, now has responsibilities for the OEM’s strategic direction in home textiles, clothing and accessories. Kappaun will also be the connecting link to Durst’s Large Format Segment, … Read more →