Markens Group to hold Profit Planning Workshop for packaging companies

The Markens Group (TMG, Springfield, MA), consultants to the packaging industry since 1988, will hold a Machine-Hour Rates and Profit-Planning Fundamentals Workshop November 8-9, 2017 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The workshop will help folding-carton and corrugated-box converters, commercial printers, labellers and contract packaging companies create an overall financial plan for the year. It’s an ideal training course for financial executives, sales managers and cost accountants, … Read more →

Infigo’s Netkandi earns Certified Google Partner status

Netkandi, the digital marketing arm of UK-based Infigo Software, has announced that it has been awarded the status of Google Partner. Infigo Software offers print and marketing engagement solutions, including web-to-print, web-to-carton, web-to-label, web-to-flexo, and e-commerce. This accolade recognizes the commitment Netkandi has made to enhancing its clients’ advertising activities, optimizing performance and delivering best … Read more →

Manroland Web Systems expands third-party press retrofits

Manroland web systems has expanded its service portfolio to include competitor presses. The German OEM has already completed two successful control upgrades for competitor presses. Moreover, said the company, “numerous printing companies with third-party presses can now profit from the integration of manroland web systems Inline Control Systems. Even press relocations with third-party presses are … Read more →

Fastsigns CEO Monson honoured with 2017 Distinguished Women Award

Catherine Monson, CEO of Fastsigns International (Carrollton, Texas), has received a 2017 Distinguished Women Award from Northwood University (Midland, Michigan). “It’s an honour to be recognized among Northwood University’s Distinguished Women Award recipients, both past and present,” Monson said. “Northwood University is dedicated to developing future leaders of a global free enterprise society and understands the … Read more →

GPA releases new wide-format catalogue

GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, wide-format, and offset printing, has released its latest customer resource – the GPA Wide Format Catalogue. Previewed during Print 17, the publication met with strong customer approval. “Industry innovators now have the perfect tool to find the right substrate for a wide variety of projects,” said … Read more →

Agfa honoured by Independent Printers Worldwide as Vendor of the Year

Agfa Graphics has announced a special, sought-after accolade. The OEM was recognized by Independent Printers Worldwide’s (IPW) as its Vendor of the Year. Steve Musselman, Agfa Graphics’ Senior Corporate Account Executive, was also recognized with the Daniel Guinette Memorial National Account Manager of the Year Award for 2017. The awards were handed out during a … Read more →

SGIA Launches Threadx Conference for garment decorators

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has introduces Threadx, a conference designed for garment decorators by SGIA’s Garment Decoration Committee. The conference will be held February 25–28, 2018 in Palm Springs, California. “The committee wanted to create an experience that would motivate business leaders to see the zeitgeist of their marketplace and to understand how … Read more →

Sun Chemical introduces SunEvo Digital Coatings

Designed to provide “the finest and most advanced coating solutions” for digital package printing, SunEvo Digital Coatings “allow for a collaborative initiative in the supply chain, providing a link between the substrate, press and ink  while providing converters with technically advanced solutions that are tailored to their requirements, and that fit within industry standards,” said … Read more →

Green tech start-ups pitch investors at Innovation4D premiere event in Mississauga

Innovation4D, which took place in Mississauga, Ontario on Monday, October 16, was organized by the Innovation Hub and its partners to provide Ontario green tech start-up companies with the opportunity to pitch venture capitalists on their innovations. The Hon. Reza Moridi, Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, along with Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, were on … Read more →

East Van Graphics installs Xerox iGen 5

East Van Graphics (Vancouver, BC) has installed a new Xerox iGen 5 Digital Press that includes an expanded format (14” x 26”), matte finish capabilities, and features the first heavyweight capacity (24. pt.) for an iGen 5 press in British Columbia. The iGen 5 is rated for up to 3,750,000 pages per month and provides … Read more →

Heidelberg successfully re-certified for quality and environmental management

Press manufacturer Heidelberg (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG) has successfully completed re-certification to the new management system standards ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. This means that all production and development locations worldwide, including in Canada – together with their marketing, product management, development, procurement, production and service functions, as well as their support processes along the entire … Read more →

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