Marquis adds and upgrades presses to boost capacity

Marquis Book Printing (Montmagny and Louiseville, Quebec, and Toronto, Ontario) has made two significant investments at its Toronto plant designed to increase its production capacity to produce monochrome and colour books for the trade-book, educational and professional publishing markets. “These investments demonstrate the trust we have in the publishing world,” said Serge Loubier, President and … Read more →

Koenig & Bauer launches Rapida 76 Sheetfed Offset B2 Press

Featuring comprehensive automation to shorten make-ready times, versatile configurations and finishing options, application-orientated measuring and control systems, and access to a wide range of digital services, is the new-generation Rapida 76 Sheetfed Offset Press from Koenig & Bauer. The B2 press has an extremely high level of automation and print speeds up to 18,000 sheets … Read more →

OKI Data announces end-of-life for OKI-branded hardware

OKI Data Americas (Irving, Texas), a global printing technology leader, has announced that effective March 31, 2021, OKI Data Americas will no longer distribute printer hardware under the OKI brand to the North, Central and South American markets. This includes all LED-based single and multifunction hardware, as well as dot-matrix (SIDM) printer hardware. The announcement … Read more →

Canon unveils Arizona 2300 Series of wide-format printers

Canon U.S.A.’s Arizona 2300 Series of UV-curable flatbed printers for the wide-format print market are designed to speed up production, improve operational efficiencies and fuel growth opportunities through new applications. Featuring a true stationary flatbed table structure, this series is built around new Arizona Flow technology – a unique vacuum technique that supports a zone-less, … Read more →

Canon introduces Book iX book printing solution

To simplify and streamline the book manufacturing process, Canon Solutions America has launched Book iX, characterizing it as “a highly efficient, easy-to-implement, end-to-end solution that takes the guesswork out of the transition to an automated book solution, and helps ensure a favourable economy of scale for short-run production.” The technology is aimed at book manufacturers … Read more →

Fujifilm announces strategic partnership with Permalite to support printing on synthetic media

Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division (Hanover Park, Illinois) has announced a strategic partnership with Permalite, the largest inkjet coating manufacturer in the United States based in Austin, Texas. The partnership will enable Fujifilm customers to obtain access to a new collection of specialty print media for the Fujifilm J Press 720S and 750S … Read more →

New London Communications installs world’s first HP Indigo 15K Digital Press

New London Communications (Alpharetta, Georgia), a multi-channel communications specialist, is now the world’s first HP Indigo 15K Digital Press print service provider, installing the new press to expand its digital services with the technological advances offered by the new 29-inch-format HP Indigo. Selected as the first beta site for the new press announced in the … Read more →

Live PACK EXPO event cancelled for first time in its 60-plus-year history

The PMMI Board of Directors (The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies), organizers of PACK EXPO events, has made the difficult decision to cancel its in-person PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO set to take place this Novmeber in Chicago. The PMMI Board determined that, due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the current … Read more →

Hazen Paper pioneers two-sided sub-micron custom holography

Hazen Paper Company (Holyoke, MA) has created an innovative, two-sided promotion to demonstrate its cutting-edge holographic technologies. Hazen’s team designed the stunning artwork on both sides to showcase specific visual effects with nano-holography that delivers an even more dramatic three-dimensional effect than lenticular printing. The front features a fire-breathing dragon with minutely detailed glittering scales. … Read more →

Reinventing your printing business to survive the pandemic

Here, Ryan Farris, President and COO at AlphaGraphics (one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated business centres), reveals how to identify real opportunities amid the COVID-19 chaos. AlphaGraphics offers a complete range of print, visual communications and marketing products and solutions. For more information please visit www.alphagraphics.com. One thing that COVID-19 has … Read more →

SinaLite launches free Apparel Resource Center

To help the printing community profit more from selling custom-printed apparel, trade-only printer SinaLite (Markham, Ontario) has created its own Apparel Resource Center. Launched in July 2020, this web page provides downloadable guides that help businesses and individual re-sellers get the most out of selling custom apparel. The online hub contains a number of educational … Read more →

Govert appointed new Product Manager at Domino

Domino (Gurnee, Illinois), a leading manufacturer and distributor of digital printing and product-identification solutions, has welcomed Shane Govert as Product Manager of Digital Printing for North America, responsible for supporting the label and corrugated markets, as well as aftermarket. Govert brings with him product management experience from Fujifilm Graphic Systems where he spent the past … Read more →