Aranzana succeeds Röhrig as Chairman of Agfa-Gevaert NV

The Board of Directors of Agfa-Gevaert NV (i.e. Agfa – Mortsel, Belgium) recently accepted Klaus Röhrig’s resignation as Chairman and has appointed Frank Aranzana, member of the Board of Directors since May of 2019, as its new Chairman. “It’s an honour to take on the role of Chairman at Agfa-Gevaert,” Aranzana said. “Under Klaus Röhrig’s … Read more →

Konica Minolta adds to cybersecurity portfolio by acquiring Depth Security

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., together with its IT Services Division, All Covered, have announced the acquisition of Depth Security (Kansas City, Missouri), a cybersecurity consulting company that will enhance Konica Minolta’s comprehensive security portfolio from All Covered. Konica Minolta added that, with cybersecurity attacks at an all-time high and mounting regulatory compliance, the acquisition … Read more →

Canon launches Print In The Eye Of The Buyer whitepapers

In today’s environment, organizations have the flexibility to choose from a wide variety of print providers and media options beyond traditional print, to help them meet their marketing and communications needs. Despite having a variety of communication options, organizations must have a clear understanding of customer expectations, technology knowledge, and perceptions of applications and providers … Read more →

Matik to distribute Lombardi Converting Machinery in North America

Lombardi Converting Machinery S.p.A., headquartered in Fornaci, Lombardia, Italy, has appointed Matik (West Hartford, Connecticut) as the distributor and service provider for its printing and converting equipment in North America. The product line includes modular narrow-web and mid-web flexographic presses (from 13 to 43 inches), hybrid inkjet presses and label-finishing equipment. “We are proud to … Read more →

Xaar launches 2002 Printhead

Xaar (Cambridge, UK), a leading worldwide inkjet printing technology company and printhead specialist, has launched a highly advanced, simple-to-install printhead following close collaboration with its global OEMs. Designed to deliver exceptional 720-dpi print resolution quality and performance across a range of applications (including ceramics, glass, packaging and label applications), the new Xaar 2002 Printhead has … Read more →

Domtar completes successful FSC Certification of the Wabigoon Forest in northwestern Ontario

Domtar (Fort Mill, South Carolina) has successfully completed a surveillance audit of the Wabigoon Forest in northwestern Ontario near Dryden, for the new Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) National Standard for Canada. The audit took place the week of July 13th, ending with the auditor’s recommendation for certification to be maintained under the new Canadian standard. … Read more →

Mair joins Canadian Print Scholarships

The Board of Trustees of Canadian Print Scholarships (CPISTF, Toronto) has announced that Ryan Mair, Vice President of Print and Marketing at Staples, has joined its Board. “The industry is more relevant than ever in a marketplace that’s grappling with a seismic shift in norms,” said Mair. “That’s why attracting talented young people to the … Read more →

Boston Industrial Solutions unveils Natron PP Primer for UV inkjet printers

Ink manufacturing and technology company Boston Industrial Solutions (Woburn, MA) has introduced a one-component Polypropylene adhesive primer, characterizing it as “the most advanced UV inkjet primer for plastics.” Natron PP Primer (Polypropylene Adhesive Primer) is formulated for UV inkjet printing, pad printing and screen-printing applications. This primer works well on difficult-to-bond, low-surface-energy plastics such as … Read more →

GPA extends its line of pressure-sensitive papers

GPA (Chicago, Illinois), leading providers to the global printing industry of specialty substrates and product intelligence for the digital, offset and flexographic communities, has added to its line of premium sheetfed pressure-sensitive papers. “The demand for labels is on the rise and this market segment continues to grow,” said GPA. With a new 28” x … Read more →

PDI Group partners with Hemlock to acquire PrismTech Graphics

The PDI Group (Montreal, QC) and Hemlock Printers (Burnaby, BC), two recognized leaders within the Canadian printing industry, have announced the acquisition of Burnaby-based PrismTech Graphics, a well established wide-format and specialty printing company that’s been operating for over 25 years. The acquisition, an equal partnership between Hemlock and PDI, marks the launch of a … Read more →

CERB extended to September as EI transition and other financial assistance programs announced

After the federal government recently announced that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended into late September (bringing the maximum payment period to 28 weeks), on Sunday, September 27, recipients still out of work can transition to the government’s Employment Insurance (EI) program. Or, depending on your situation at that time, you can … Read more →