Drupa 2021 goes online

Following close consultations with exhibitors and partners, the live, in-person 2021 edition of drupa, the world’s leading tradeshow for printing technologies originally set for April 20 – 30 in Düsseldorf, Germany, will be cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To maintain the momentum until then, organizers will instead offer a “virtual.drupa” – … Read more →

Callas releases comprehensive software update: pdfToolbox 12

Callas Software (Berlin, Germany), a market leader for automated PDF quality control and archival solutions, has released what it calls “a milestone update” for its pdfToolbox product line – pdfToolbox 12. Major new features include a QuickFix engine “to modify even massive PDFs incredibly fast,” an engine to compare colour differences between PDFs, a generic … Read more →

Maritime Paper Products installs EFI Escada Packaging Control System

Maritime Paper Products (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), a leader among independent corrugated manufacturers and printers in Canada with over 90 years’ experience, has made a significant investment to drive productivity, reduce waste and decrease its carbon footprint with the purchase of an Escada Corrugator Control system from EFI (Electronics For Imaging). The new Escada system installed … Read more →

Supremex to close its Edmonton production facility

Industry envelope giant Supremex has reported that it will be closing its Edmonton, Alberta production facility and cutting 39 jobs in a move to reduce costs. The company added that the cuts represent about 5% of its total workforce. The move is expected to result in annual cost savings of about $2.4 million before taxes, … Read more →

Makin to leave Printing United Alliance January 1

The Printing United Alliance (PUA – Fairfax, Virginia) has announced that Michael Makin, who was born in Montreal and was currently serving as EVP since the merger of SGIA and Printing Industries of America (PIA) formed the PUA, will depart on January 1, 2021 after a successful transition of the combined organizations. On May 1, … Read more →

Crawford Packaging acquires Summit Paper & Packaging

Crawford Packaging (London, Ontario) has announced that it has acquired Summit Paper & Packaging (Brampton, Ontario). Summit Paper & Packaging specializes in industrial packaging solutions, with a particular emphasis on driving efficiency in distribution and e-commerce accounts. Successfully owned and managed by Mike Bowden and Dan Djakalovic, Bowden recently retired, while Djakalovic will remain as … Read more →

Crawford Packaging acquires Summit Paper & Packaging

Crawford Packaging (London, Ontario) has announced that it has acquired Summit Paper & Packaging (Brampton, Ontario). Summit Paper & Packaging specializes in industrial packaging solutions, with a particular emphasis on driving efficiency in distribution and e-commerce accounts. Successfully owned and managed by Mike Bowden and Dan Djakalovic, Bowden recently retired, while Djakalovic will remain as … Read more →

Durst to launch its P5 350 HS Wide-Format Printer during online event this Thursday

Durst (Brixen, Italy), manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, is launching the newest model in its highly successful P5 technology platform for the large-format printing market during its Firework of Innovations online-only event. The new P5 350 HS high-performance printer will be unveiled during a virtual presentation in the OEM’s Customer Experience Center … Read more →

Epson unveils its first wide-format UV flatbed printer

Epson (Los Alamitos, California) has introduced the new 10-colour SureColor V7000 – its first wide-format UV flatbed printer designed for producing high quality outdoor signage, promotional goods and more. Delivering colourful and tactile prints with low graininess and smooth gradations, the high-production SureColor V7000 4’ x 8’ printer “brings a new level of image quality, … Read more →

Appvion introduces Mission Zero recyclable beverage-cup substrates

Appvion Operations (Appleton, Wisconsin) has announced the first of a comprehensive line of sustainable packaging papers under its Mission Zero brand with the introduction of recyclable hot and cold beverage cup stocks. “Mission Zero hot and cold cup products encourage the transformation, innovation and optimization in the paper and packaging value chain (a closed-loop system … Read more →

Koenig & Bauer Durst food-safety inks earn UL EcoLogo Certification

Koenig & Bauer Durst (Würzburg, Germany) has announced that its food safety, water-based printing inks have successfully achieved UL (Underwriters Laboratories) EcoLogo Certification – thus demonstrating third-party validation of the products’ sustainability performance. Durst WT Food SP Ink and Durst WT Food MP Ink product lines meet rigorous lifecycle-based environmental performance criteria as defined in … Read more →

Minuteman Press releases free holiday marketing e-book: Rethinking Retail During COVID-19

Leading print franchisor Minuteman Press International has created a free, downloadable holiday marketing e-book titled Rethinking Retail: Must-Use Holiday Marketing Ideas in the Time of COVID-19. The new publication is aimed at helping retailers and businesses reach their target audiences effectively during the 2020 holiday season. The free e-book shares actionable tips and insights on … Read more →