Phoenix Annual High-School Flexo Competition announces dates

The Phoenix Challenge Foundation (Charlotte, North Carolina) has announces its 24th Annual Phoenix Challenge High School Skills Competition. This extremely popular event continues to showcase talent and encourage interest in the printing, graphic arts and flexographic industries. This year’s program will be held virtually for the second time “to continue the program in a safe … Read more →

Colortrac introduces new large-format scanning systems and software

Colortrac (St. Ives, UK) has introduced two new large-format scanners (the SmartLF SCi and the SmartLF SGi) along with new scanning software (SmartWorks Imaging) to support both devices. The SmartLF SCi and SmartLF SGi Scanners are ideal for capturing, enhancing, sharing and copying information from large-format documents of all types – such as hand-drawn originals, … Read more →

Sun Automation launches new corrugated AI and machine-learning platform: Helios

The Sun Automation Group (Glen Arm, Maryland) has unveiled Helios, a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine-learning platform tailored specifically for the corrugated converting industry. The OEM-agnostic Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution from Sun Automation maximizes profitability for corrugated manufacturers via actionable performance data and insights. The Helios platform was engineered to provide corrugated … Read more →

Epson introduces its first RTR Resin signage printers

Epson (Los Alamitos, California) has expanded its presence in the signage market with the introduction of its SureColor R-Series of wide-format, RTR (Roll-To-Roll) signage printers. The 64-inch SureColor R5070 and SureColor R5070L leverage six-colour resin ink to deliver “astonishing prints on a variety of substrates with consistent, repeatable colour,” said the OEM. Ideal for print … Read more →

Massilly North America installs new Koenig & Bauer MetalStar 3 Metal Decorating Press

Massilly North America, a global metal packaging manufacturing and distribution company headquartered in Brantford, Ontario, and serving North and South America, has invested in its first new Koenig & Bauer MetalStar 3 Metal Decorating Press. The new four-colour press, set to be delivered this Spring, includes a stream feeder and motor-driven roller conveyor. Serving the … Read more →

Fastsigns names ND Graphics as its inaugural Canadian Vendor of the Year

Fastsigns International (Carrollton, Texas), a leading franchisor of sign, graphics and visual communications with more than 750 locations in 9 countries worldwide, presented the Canadian Vendor of the Year Award to wide-format equipment and supplies specialist ND Graphics during the recent 2021 Virtual Fastsigns/Signwave International Convention. ND Graphics has 10 locations across Canada. The U.S. … Read more →

Miraclon appoints Ellis as Sales Manager for Canada and Northwestern U.S.

Miraclon has announced that Brian Ellis has been appointed Sales Manager for Canada and the Northwestern USA. The role includes supporting and enabling customers to maximize the capabilities of their Kodak Flexcel NX solutions and aiding prospective customers to achieve business growth with new investments in Flexcel NX Technology from Miraclon. Ellis joins Miraclon with … Read more →

Epson unveils new SureColor T-Series wide-format MFPs for CAD, technical and graphics applications

Epson (Los Alamitos, California) has announced  the availability of its new 24-inch SureColor T3170M and 36-inch SureColor T5170M Multifunction Printers (MFPs). Featuring a sleek design and compact footprint, the new printers are designed to enhance workflow and support seamless collaboration ideal for today’s remote-working environment. The models include an integrated, high-detail scanner with simple, top-loading … Read more →

Color-Logic releases new digital colour guides to simplify the use of neon and fluorescent inks

Color-Logic (West Chester, Ohio) has released new Touch7 Neon Color Guides that simplify the use by graphic designers of the neon and fluorescent inks being offered by various Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Until now, graphic designers preparing files for use with new neon and fluorescent inks have been confined to commercially available guides printed for … Read more →