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 →

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 →

New Xaar whitepaper confirms effectiveness of its TF ink recirculation technology

The results of a series of recent lab experiments demonstrate why Xaar’s TF Technology ink recirculation still “sets the benchmark for industrial inkjet recirculation techniques today, to deliver a wider window of operation for users,” said the company. Presented in Xaar’s new whitepaper subtitled What Goes Around, Comes Around, the research compares Xaar’s TF Technology … Read more →

Fujifilm to sell Zund digital cutting systems in Canada and the U.S.

Fujifilm North America (Hanover Park, Illinois) and its Graphic Systems Division have announced a collaboration with Zund America (Oak Creek, Wisconsin), a leading industry supplier of cutting solutions for a wide variety of materials – including corrugated display & packaging, sign & display materials, and folding-carton applications. The collaboration will enable Fujifilm’s printer customers to … Read more →

Second drupa preview sees almost a 50% increase in participation

The second edition of the online platform drupa preview was once again a highly successful event. The panel discussions and live webinar sessions on Tuesday, November 17, attracted over 3,848 participants from dozens of countries around the globe. The number of attendees at the second drupa preview increased by almost 50% compared to the first … Read more →

Onyx Graphics announces global availability of Onyx 21 software

Onyx Graphics (Salt Lake City, Utah) has announced the worldwide availability of Onyx 21, the company’s newest software release. Onyx 21 introduces Swatch Books 2.0 to print, scan, iterate and report on the ideal colour match, with options to add print-mode-defined colours with a single click. Intuitive PDF tile maps now streamline tile job workflows … Read more →

Connecting for Results hires Conway and Morrison

To meet the demands of its growing customer base, Toronto-based Connecting for Results (CFR), a specialist in mergers & acquisitions, market-driven management strategies, executive recruitment and transformation support, has engaged industry veterans Howard Conway and Nicole Morrison to join the company effective immediately. With over 40 years of experience, Conway’s breadth of knowledge and expertise … Read more →

PPC welcomes Hunt as Board Chair

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC – Springfield, MA) has chosen Brian Hunt as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Hunt has 30 years of experience in the packaging industry that includes 21 at the 775-employee, multi-plant Southern Champion Tray company (Chattanooga, TN and Mansfiend, TX). During the induction ceremony at PPC’s recent virtual … Read more →

Monadnock introduces new “Un-Plastic Alternative” for in-store marketing

Monadnock Paper Mills (Bennington, New Hampshire), the oldest continuously operating paper mill in the U.S., has unveiled an “Un-Plastic Alternative” for in-store marketing applications. Its ENVIsual Board is “a renewable, fibre-based and curbside-recyclable option engineered for a new generation of retail and hospitality graphics, POP displays and signage,” said the company. ENVIsual Board is FSC-certified, … Read more →