Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Cansel launches Cobalt Graphics Distribution

Cansel, (Vancouver, BC), a software, hardware and service provider to the printing, engineering, surveying, construction and architecture industries, as well as government agencies, has created Cobalt Graphics Distribution – a new company focused on the graphics communications market. Cobalt will operate as a national distributor of wide-format, flexographic and offset products to the print communications … Read more →

Web offset giants Goss and Manroland officially complete their merger

Manroland Web Systems (Augsburg, Germany) and Goss International (Durham, New Hampshire), both major, long-time web-offset printing manufacturers and service providers, have announced that they’ve officially completed the transaction to combine their businesses. The new company will operate under the brand name Manroland Goss Web Systems and will be “the strongest supplier to web printing companies … Read more →

Quebec’s Solisco partners with PrintReleaf

Solisco (Scott, Quebec), one of Canada’s largest commercial printers, has partnered with PrintReleaf, enabling its clients to select reforestation equivalents to the paper used on their printed projects. PrintReleaf creates a global sustainability standard by certifiably guaranteeing to ‘releaf’ the paper consumption of its customers. It’s the only technology platform that measures customers’ paper usage … Read more →

Kodak to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division

Kodak has announced that it’s begun a process to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division utilizing UBS Investment Bank as the financial adviser for the transaction. Kodak’s Flexographic Packaging Division (FPD) produces and markets the Flexcel NX system of flexographic imaging equipment, printing plates, consumables and related services. For the past 12 months, FPD reported revenues … Read more →

Inkjet Insight releases analysis of sheetfed production inkjet device market

Inkjet Insight, a valuable online source of objective information from industry experts for companies evaluating and using production inkjet, has released a timely analysis of the sheetfed production inkjet device market. Sheetfed inkjet presses are the new frontier, said the company – from those designed to replace toner-based solutions for document printing, to others which … Read more →

Ghent Workshop to explore PDF processes and best practices for print, production and packaging

The Ghent Workgroup’s next timely event will take place in Washington, DC Tuesday, October 9. Industry experts will be discussing PDF processes and best practices for print, production and packaging. Topics will include Ghent Workgroup – General Introduction Opportunities and Challenges in Print’s Competitive Marketplace PDF and PDF/X-plus The Future of Print Workflow – PDF … Read more →

Mactac launches new company website

Mactac (Stow, Ohio) a leading supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesives for nearly 60 years, has announced the launch of its new and improved corporate website www.mactac.com. Designed to give customers and visitors a better user experience, the new site features a more user-friendly interface, quick and easy access to products and product information, application and customer … Read more →

Heidelberg receives prestigious award for its digitization strategy

The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering at RWTH Aachen University (Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) has selected the five best companies in product and portfolio management, in cooperation with Complexity Management Academy GmbH and a high-profile industry consortium. The aim of the benchmarking project was to identify exceptionally successful methods, structures and processes in … Read more →

Winnipeg’s PrintPro installs Canada’s first Xerox Iridesse Production Press

PrintPro Digital & Offset Printing (Winnipeg, Manitoba) has acquired the first Xerox Iridesse Production Press in Canada to help achieve the double-digit annual revenue growth it’s maintained since 2012, and enter the packaging printing market. Founded in 1989, PrintPro is a family-owned commercial printing company operating in the same facility as two complementary businesses which … Read more →

Oklahoma University becomes first in the U.S. to Install Kodak Nexfinity Press

The University of Oklahoma’s Printing, Mailing and Document Services Division has become the first printer in the United States to install the Kodak Nexfinity Digital Press. As the largest in-plant and most award-winning university printer in the U.S., the installation of the new press expands its digital services by joining the university’s existing Kodak Nexpress … Read more →

Miip unveils MiipCam Mini-Web Inspection System

Miip, a Montreal-based specialist in web inspection technology for the printing industry, has released its new miipCam Mini Web Viewer – a new web inspection system for printers and converters. Most flexo printers use a web viewer camera or registration camera to inspect their print in real time. Without it, print quality and production speed … Read more →

Zanders releases new fluorocarbon-free barrier paper

Zanders, a leading German manufacturer of high-quality specialty papers and cartons for the label, packaging and commercial printing markets, has unveiled its latest proprietary product – a natural barrier paper called Zanbarrier NGR. “Due to a special manufacturing process, the use of fluorocarbons or other chemicals is completely unnecessary to ensure its function as a … Read more →

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