Agfa releases new Energy Verve preheat printing plate

Energy Verve is a preheat offset printing plate that achieves run lengths of up to one million copies without baking, and was developed to handle particularly demanding printing conditions and environments. The new plate is a negative-working, preheat, photopolymer offset printing plate targeted at heatset web (e.g. magazines and retail), coldset web (e.g. newspapers and … Read more →

Contex publishes free industry resource for successful large-format scanning

Contex (Chantilly, Virginia), an industry leader in large-format scanning, has announced the availability of a new report, Requirements for Successful Large Format Scanning. The report addresses four “must-haves” for scanning – hardware design, software options, productivity and flexibility, and image quality. “Combined, these essential requirements make it possible to deliver the best scans at the … Read more →

Gimbel & Associates releases free Printer’s Guide to Better Business eBook

Printing industry management consulting firm Gimbel & Associates (Garden City, New York) has published a collection of helpful of articles designed to help their clients and other companies in the printing industry develop strategies for protecting and growing their businesses. Roger P. Gimbel’s Guide to Better Business is “full of guidance, tips and resources.” The … Read more →

Komcan to be sole authorized distributor of MBO equipment in Canada

Komcan (Georgetown, Ontario), the only authorized distributor of Komori products and technology in Canada representing all of Komori’s products (both in digital and offset) from coast to coast, and finishing equipment specialist MBO America, have reached an agreement where Komcan Incorporated will be the sole authorized distributor of MBO equipment in Canada. The agreement will … Read more →

Veritiv to begin shipping corrugated partitions to promote workplace health and safety

Veritiv (Atlanta, Georgia) will soon begin shipments of work-safe partitions built from corrugated materials. Cost-effective, easy to set up and environmentally friendly, these partitions give business and academic environments a safe and simple way to help protect employees, customers and students. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, cardboard and corrugated materials have been used to deliver medications, … Read more →

Canon launches imagePrograf TA-20 MFP L24ei for small businesses

Canon USA’s latest wide-format digital imaging solution is the new imagePrograf TA-20 MFP L24ei Printer aimed at expanding print opportunities and business growth for entry-level, low-volume customers. The 24-inch scan-to-copy/file/multifunction printer (MFP) is ideal for small businesses, teachers, architects and engineers, as well as consulting firms, said the OEM. Utilizing SingleSensor Technology, its scanner includes … Read more →

TC Transcontinental’s Recycling Group acquires Enviroplast

TC Transcontinental (Montreal), a leader in flexible packaging in North America and Canada’s largest printer, has acquired the assets of Enviroplast Incorporated (Anjou, Quebec), a company dedicated to the recycling of flexible plastics. The equipment acquired by TC will be used for converting plastic waste recovered from sorting facilities and other commercial, industrial and agricultural … Read more →

Agfa launches Robotic Plate Loader

Agfa has introduced a new plate-loading robot that automates, streamlines and speeds up a printer’s prepress operations, while boosting productivity and reducing overall costs. Agfa’s new Robotic Plate Loader frees pre-press staff from heavy manual, repetitive tasks such as plate loading cassettes of auto-loaders, or fixing pallets on the base frame of skid loaders. “Heatset … Read more →

Graphic Arts Magazine (GAM): Chairman’s Update

GAM CHAIRMAN’S UPDATE: By Joe Mulcahy, Chairman, Graphic Arts Magazine To begin, I would like to thank the 14 new members of our Graphic Arts Magazine (GAM) Advisory Board for their time, dedication and commitment as we slowly emerge from this pandemic and gradually get back to work. Please check out their short biographies beginning … Read more →

4over closes its Canadian production facility – permanently

4over, a leading North American trade-only printer headquartered in Glendale, California, has announced the permanent closure of its 36,000-square-foot Canadian production facility located in Mississauga, Ontario. The company specializes in large-format printing, packaging and packaging prototypes, marketing materials, direct-mail printing and delivery services, promotional products and much more – and had continued to roll out … Read more →

Standard Horizon unveils HT-300 Three-Side Trimmer

Standard Horizon’s new HT-300 Three-Side Trimmer offers higher productivity, greater automation and unique features to the short-run, print-on-demand book market. The HT-300 utilizes a fully automated set-up with easy-to-use colour touchscreen control. The system offers higher productivity, unique corner-cut capabilities, optional flap cover trimming, and its automated set-up can be barcode-driven. The HT-300 is over … Read more →