Xerox abandons $34 billion takeover bid of HP

In one of the most controversial (and exhausting) ongoing industry “melodramas,” Xerox has finally announced that it would be dropping its hostile takeover bid of HP. Xerox, valued at $8 billion when its plans were first revealed, had offered to somehow finance a $34 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of HP, which was valued at $31 billion … Read more →

Seventh drupa Global Trends Report pinpoints economic and environmental challenges facing the global printing industry

The 7th drupa Global Trends Report is scheduled to be published at the end of this month. The results, from a survey conducted before the outbreak of the Coronavirus and the postponement of drupa to April 2021, showed a global industry that remained positive, but reflected more challenging global economic conditions. Packaging and functional market … Read more →

Portfoliobox scraps sign-up fees for new subscribers

Portfoliobox (Stockholm, Sweden), an innovative website development platform that helps photographers, illustrators, designers and other creatives make unique portfolios, has grown to become one of the most popular online website builders in the marketplace since it was launched in 2012. The company’s goal is to develop the best Content Management System (CMS) in the world … Read more →

Verico releases Zahara Elite Printing Plate for waterless presses

Verico Technology (Enfield, Connecticut) has successfully launched the latest plate in its Zahara family – the Zahara Elite Waterless Plate. Zahara Elite plates are available in most sizes and gauges for waterless newspaper, sheetfed, narrow-web label, security printing and CD/DVD applications. Elite is a ‘drop-in’ product to the existing Zahara CTP settings doesn’t require any … Read more →

PrintPapa grows its business with Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ workflow automation technology

Ultimate TechnoGraphics (Montreal), a leader in imposition and finishing automation software, recently partnered with PrintPapa, a leading U.S. online printing company based in Santa Clara, California, to grow PrintPapa’s business not only locally, but also in larger markets outside their immediate region. The premium online custom printing company offers high quality printing products and services … Read more →

Xitron creates timely stimulus package for printers affected by COVID-19

Xitron (Ann Arbor, Michigan), a subsidiary of Global Graphics PLC and the developer of the Harlequin-based Navigator RIP and workflow products for commercial, flexo, digital, and high-speed inkjet printing, has initiated a plan to assist printing companies affected by shutdowns due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The program allows printers to purchase necessary RIP and … Read more →

Sandy Alexander shifts to producing 5,000 PETG Face Shields per day

Sandy Alexander (Clifton, NJ), a U.S. commercial printing and marketing leader, has stepped up to the plate and decided to manufacture PETG (Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol) face shields at all of its printing facilities across America to help front-line healthcare workers and others fight the COVID-19 Pandemic. To assist with the safety of first responders and … Read more →

Santa Cruz Software releases technology to eliminate issues with version control

Santa Cruz Software (Santa Cruz, California), a global leader in software development for cross-media content publishing, recently showcased its LinkrUI and Dynamic Templates support for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) at the Adobe Summit, The Digital Experience Conference, that began online March 31. LinkrUI synchronizes Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign digital assets for design teams with their … Read more →

Drytac releases tips on helping your graphics withstand deep cleaning

Here, David Morgan, Technical Assistance Specialist at Drytac (Bristol, UK), passes along some helpful and timely tips on disinfecting your signage and display products during the current COVID-19 Pandemic. For anyone giving their site a deep cleaning, or simply sprucing things up during downtime, it’s important that disinfectant chemicals don’t cause damage to signage and … Read more →

Contex launches 10 how-to videos for its Nextimage scanning software

Contex (Chantilly, Virginia), a leader in large-format scanning, has released a series of 10 how-to video tutorials for its Nextimage scanning software. The tutorials provide step-by-step instructions to help new and experienced users to improve their scanning workflow, while also attaining the best results with their Contex large-format scanners. The tutorials are available on Contex’s … Read more →