Blais promoted to VP of Graphic Systems and Technical Services at Fujifilm Canada

Fujifilm Canada (Mississauga, Ontario) has announced the promotion of print industry veteran Stephane Blais to the newly created position of Vice President, Graphic Systems and Technical Services Divisions. In this new role, Blais will drive greater efficiencies and teamwork across both divisions. As Fujifilm expands its Graphics Systems business in Canada – which offers solutions … Read more →

Vycom launches Celtec DigiLite PVC signboard

Vycom (Scranton, Pennsylvania), a leading U.S. manufacturer of innovative plastic sheet products designed to replace wood, metal and other traditional materials in a variety of applications, has launched its Celtec DigiLite light-density PVC sheets that “offer economy while retaining the same print quality of Celtec premium signboard materials.” Previewed at the PRINTING United Tradeshow in … Read more →

APTech to hold free webinar on sales re-entry strategies

APTech (Reston, Virginia) has opened registration to its latest webinar, Sales Re-entry Strategy: Are You Ready? that will take place Tuesday, July 14, 2020, from 2 pm to 3 pm Eastern Standard Time. In this webinar, which is free to APTech current members and non-members, sales coaching specialist Leslie Groene will share ideas that salespeople … Read more →

Neenah releases Explore 7 “Masterclass” promotion for small businesses

To demonstrate how far digital printing has advanced and the creative possibilities for any small-business project, Neenah (Alpharetta, Georgia) has released Explore 7, characterizing the promotional paper and substrate samples kit as a “Masterclass in digital printing and original creative design.” This seventh volume in Neenah’s series features samples of sustainable branding ideas for small, … Read more →

BMI launches Request For Quote tool for book printing

The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI), with headquarters in Ormond Beach, Florida, has launched a new Request for Quote (RFQ) tool for those looking to get multiple bids for book printing. The tool, named BMIsource, allows users to either search the BMI Member Directory by various capabilities (in order to reach out directly to manufacturers), or … Read more →

Agfa to release Apogee v12 workflow software in October

Characterizing the coming release of Agfa Graphics’ Apogee workflow software version 12 as “another step in the automation of print production,” the latest iteration of the OEM’s print-production hub will introduce new impositioning and approval functions, and add a new browser-based GUI to give sales reps more control over print production. “Solid and efficient workflow … Read more →

GMG releases OpenColor 2.4 that adds digital press profiling

Colour management specialist GMG (Tuebingen, Germany) has released OpenColor 2.4 that extends the software’s capabilities to the profiling of digital printing presses. GMG added that digital printing is becoming increasingly important, especially in the packaging industry. “The reasons for this are shorter product cycles as well as the ongoing trend of personalized print products,” the … Read more →

Markzware launches app to preview and open QuarkXPress in multiple file formats

Markzware (Santa Ana, California), a leading software developer for the printing, publishing and graphic design industries, has launched QXPMarkz. This stand-alone application allows designers to take better control of their creations by giving them the ability to preview QuarkXPress files, and the power to move those documents to IDML, image types, and your preferred Desktop … Read more →

Koenig & Bauer launches Rapida 106 X second-generation 8-colour sheetfed press

The oldest offset press manufacturer in the world, Koenig & Bauer, has unveiled a new-generation B1 press for the commercial printing and packaging markets – the Rapida 106 X – at a live-streaming event recorded from its production headquarters in Würzburg, Germany. You can view more details of the launch at The informative video … Read more →

Konica Minolta releases AccurioJet KM-1e Digital Production Press

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has launched the AccurioJet KM-1e Digital Color B2+ Sheetfed LED UV Inkjet Production Press. Since its launch at Drupa 2016, the AccurioJet KM-1 platform “has been acclaimed as the top choice among B2+ production digital printing presses,” said the OEM. “Many leading commercial printers, direct mailers, online printers, in-plant print … Read more →