Leskusky named President of Printing United Alliance

The Printing United Alliance (Wexford, Pennsylvania) has chosen Dave Leskusky as its President. Leskusky has successfully overseen operations at NAPCO Media, which merged with the Alliance in 2019. Leskusky will retain his role in leading NAPCO Media as part of the Printing United Alliance portfolio, and will also support the Alliance’s efforts to further streamline … Read more →

Paragraph installs first HP Indigo 12000 Press with 15K Value Pack in Quebec

Paragraph (Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec), one of the largest printing companies serving the Quebec market, has significantly expanded its digital printing capacity and folding-carton application range with the addition of a new, 29-inch-format HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press. The press also included the new HP Indigo 15K Value Pack featuring thick-substrate support up to 24 point … Read more →

Heidelberg opens free access to Zaikio’s Digital Procurement Platform to all print shops

Heidelberg is now offering all print shops free access to the Zaikio Procurement industry platform – “a further milestone on its way to becoming the printing industry’s leading platform provider,” said the OEM. Zaikio networks print shops’ IT systems with those of their suppliers, enabling print-service providers to establish an automatic link with these important … Read more →

Ultimate and Duplo partner to improve finishing automation

Ultimate TechnoGraphics (Montreal), a leader in imposition and finishing automation solutions, and Duplo International (Addlestone, UK), a global provider of print-finishing equipment and solutions, have enhanced their partnership to bring more automation to print production worldwide through the advanced integration of Ultimate Impostrip imposition software with Duplo’s Slitter/Cutter/Creasers. Ultimate Impostrip easily and automatically generates Duplo-certified … Read more →

Canon to launch imagePrograf TZ-30000 Series

Canon U.S.A. has added to its popular imagePrograf line of large-format printers with new hybrid solutions – the imagePrograf TZ-30000 and imagePrograf TZ-30000 Multifunction Printer (MFP) Z36. Offering high-speed printing, security features and advanced media handling, these new solutions are designed to benefit a variety of production CAD markets – including architecture, engineering, government and … Read more →

Graphics One releases new book: The Road to Sublimation Success

Graphics One (Sunnyvale, California) has announced the availability of The Road to Sublimation Success: Harnessing the Power of Sublimation for Outstanding Profits by David Gross and J. Stephen Spence. As the first book on the sublimation business, this 290-page handbook of how to achieve continuing profits in the dye-sublimation business “is a must read from … Read more →

APTech launches its first Variable Data Print & Mail Summit

The Association for Print Technologies’ (APTech – Reston, Virginia) latest free virtual conference will feature topics, keynote speakers and industry-leading brands in the variable-data printing, personalization and direct-mail space. Free to all attendees, the inaugural online event will take place Wednesday, April 14, 2021, from 10 am to 3 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). The … Read more →

Heidelberg launches Maintenance Manager to boost machine availability

The rapid progress of digitization is transforming the printing industry, according to German press manufacturer Heidelberg. Print shops are facing the challenge of dealing with all kinds of different jobs ever faster, and above all more flexibly, while still producing quality print results. Machine stoppages and/or damage due to inadequate maintenance or the absence of … Read more →

Xeikon introduces SX20000 Digital Colour Press aimed at book printing and direct mail

Xeikon America (Itaska, Illinois) has expanded its graphic arts and commercial product portfolio with the launch of the Xeikon SX20000 Digital Colour Press. This is the second duplex press to come to market based on Xeikon’s Sirius dry-toner technology. “It presents an excellent value proposition for printers looking for a cost-effective machine that’ll give them … Read more →

Samir Macklai wins $5,000 Warren Wilkins Memorial Scholarship

The Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) recently established a scholarship to honour the late Warren Wilkins, a visionary leader in the Canadian printing industry who worked diligently to support emerging new talent for our industry. “We’re pleased to announce that Samir Macklai, a first-year Ryerson University GCM (Graphic Communications Management) student, has been … Read more →