Koenig & Bauer partners with Techkon to upgrade older Rapida presses in Canada and the U.S.

Available immediately is a “powerful closed-loop colour-control solution” for older Rapida presses in Canada and the United States. OEM Koenig & Bauer, in partnership with Techkon USA, an industry leader in print-measurement technology, is offering a unique value-added solution for upgrading older Koenig & Bauer Rapida Presses. Important benefits include improved workflow automation, waste reduction, … Read more →

Flash Reproductions installs first Valiani Omnia in North America from Sydney Stone

Print-finishing leader Sydney Stone (Mississauga, ON), Canada’s Exclusive Valiani Omnia dealer, has announced the first North American installation at Flash Reproductions in Etobicoke, Ontario. The Valiani Omnia (VO) flatbed diecutter has been designed to automatically feed and contour cut media. The operator can load material up to 60 cm x 80 cm in size. Omnia … Read more →

FuturePrint publishes The Vision Report – an in-depth look at print during the Pandemic

UK-based FuturePrint has announced the launch of its latest publication, The Vision Report 2021, which has drawn on the experiences, opinions and predictions of the growing number of FuturePrint partner businesses. The report includes reflections on 2020, a 2021 Trend Watch, print-sector spotlights and partner insights into leadership and adaptability. You can download the full … Read more →

Idealliance members approve merger with Printing United Alliance

Printing United Alliance (Fairfax, Virginia) and Idealliance (Alexandria, Virginia) announced their intent to merge the two organizations in January of 2021. The proposed merger was approved unanimously by each Board of Directors to be followed by consideration of Idealliance members at a meeting of active members, in accordance with Idealliance bylaws. Idealliance members have just … Read more →

Next DIA webinar to explore how technologies and applications will impact your business

The Digital imaging Association’s (DIA’s) next helpful online webinar, Gambling with Future Technology: How Technologies and Applications will Impact your Business, will take place next Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 12:30 pm Eastern Standard Time (Canada and the USA). It’s both a challenging and an exciting time in the printing and graphic communications industry, as … Read more →

Summa releases new S One Roll Cutter product line for sign makers

Global cutting-solutions technology leader Summa (Gistel, Belgium) has announced a new roll cutter product line – the S One Series. The S One Series is the next step in Summa’s mid-level, roll-cutting technology and replaces the popular SummaCut Roll Cutter Series. To optimize quality, ergonomics and efficiency, said the OEM, the S One Series was … Read more →

Two Sides convinces 710 companies to remove misleading anti-paper statements

Since 2010, Two Sides’ Global Anti-Greenwash Campaign has seen 710 companies either substantially change or altogether remove misleading anti-paper statements from all of its communications – including many of the world’s largest corporations. With huge pressures on the economy, companies such as banks, telecom providers, utility companies and even governmental organizations are increasingly focused on … Read more →

Paquin named new CEO of Mac Papers and Packaging

Mac Papers and Packaging (Jacksonville, Florida), one of the largest paper and packaging distributors in the Southeast United States, has announced the appointment of Charles Paquin as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Prior to joining Mac Papers and Packaging, Paquin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ModSpace Corporation, a North American … Read more →

EFI unveils VUTEk XT super-high-speed hybrid printer

Electronics For Imaging (EFI – Fremont, California) has launched its new new EFI VUTEk XT hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll display graphics printer that introduces “world-class innovations” – including the next-generation of multi-pass, pin-and-cure imaging, ink delivery and do- placement technologies to signage and display graphics providers looking to address higher-volume needs with a reliable, premium-quality print solution … Read more →

Canon launches imagePress Lite C170 Colour Multifunction Printer

Canon U.S.A. (Melville, NY), a leader in digital imaging solutions, has unveiled its imagePress Lite C170 Colour Multifunction Printer (MFP). Joining the OEM’s imagePress Lite C165 printer as a series, these solutions are designed to help streamline efficiency and sustainability (while utilizing security features) to create high quality output to support an organization’s internal printing … Read more →

Print industry veteran John Sands dies at 87

Surrounded by his loving family, printing industry leader and mentor John V. Sands passed away at age 87 on December 31, 2020 at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, he excelled in athletics – including tennis, football, golf and especially speed skating. In fact, he … Read more →

Agfa launches Synaps XM110 Synthetic Paper

Agfa (Mortsel, Belgium) has announced the launch of Synaps XM110 as the latest addition to its Synaps synthetic papers portfolio. With a thickness of 100 microns, it represents the thinnest type of Synaps XM and meets requirements for applications such as ticketing and signage, said Agfa. Synaps XM110 can be printed on all common dry-toner … Read more →