Netpak Packaging invests over $2 million in production plant

Printed folding-carton specialist Netpak Packaging (Anjou, Quebec) has introduced new automated technology and increased its production capacity at its Montreal plant by over 30% in the finishing department, with an investment of more than $2 million (CDN). In line with the company’s core values of excellence and ongoing commitment to innovation, automation and technology, Netpak … Read more →

New management announced at Enfocus

Enfocus, an industry leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the printing and graphic arts industry, recently made important changes in management affecting several key roles and responsibilities. After three years of service as General Manager of Enfocus, Wim Fransen has accepted a new challenge at its parent company, Esko. … Read more →

Creative marketplace Vecteezy starts 2021 with milestone growth

Vecteezy (Bowling Green, Kentucky), one of the largest vector, stock photo and stock video communities in the world, established several milestones in 2020 despite the current pandemic. The company surpassed 100 million user sessions and plans to continue its growth by hiring at least 40 new employees this year, effectively doubling its team size. Popular … Read more →

New online platform launched to help printers source substrates

DIPA Global B.V. (Lelystad, The Netherlands) has announced the launch of its new online platform of substrates for digital printing – Substrate Bank. The platform brings together print-media manufacturers and their products on a pure B2B industry platform “making the sourcing and specifying of substrates easy, fast and transparent,” said the company. Substrate Bank takes … Read more →

Sign Expo Canada 2021 cancelled

Carl Weger, President of The Sign Association of Canada’s Board of Directors, has released an announcement confirming that The Sign Association of Canada/Association Canadienne de L’Enseigne (SAC-ACE) has voted to cancel this year’s annual event, Sign Expo Canada 2021. The signage and large-format industry’s tradeshow had been scheduled to take place September 9-11 at The … Read more →

Scodix enhances over 50 million holiday cards in North America

Scodix (Rosh Ha’Ayin, Israel) has announced record-breaking prodcution of enhanced prints during the fourth quarter of the 2020 holiday season in North America. Scodix customers surpassed a combined total of more than 50 million cards with personalized and embossed foils for the 2020 peak holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. “We are delighted that … Read more →

RadTech elects new president and board members

RadTech (Chevy Chase, Maryland), a leading U.S. non-profit organization for ultraviolet and electron-beam technologies (UV+EB), has elected Dr. Susan Bailey from Michelman as its President. In addition, Michael Gould from Rahn USA, was nominated as President Elect to assume office in 2023. More new members were also elected to serve a two-year term. They include: … Read more →

Canadian Printing industry loses two devoted and respected leaders

MATT FYFE. Industry veteran Matt Fyfe, former President of Maclean Hunter Printing (Toronto), died on December 30, 2020 at the age of 84. Fyfe was a key player in taking Maclean Hunter’s magazine printing facility from an in-house operation to a growing national commercial printing company, with production facilities across Canada. He served as President … Read more →

Maxson releases precision sheeter for industrial papers

Converters of kraft, newsprint and specialty papers that utilize sheeted master sizes, and then have them guillotine-trimmed to finished dimensions, can significantly increase productivity and reduce waste with the Maxson MSP Sheeter, said OEM Maxson Automatic Machinery Company (Westerly, Rhode Island). Available in widths up to 65″ (1651 mm), the sheeter can run at speeds … Read more →

EFI launches upgrade to its PrintSmith Vision MIS Software

The new Version 5 release of EFI’s PrintSmith Vision MIS software (part of the EFI Quick Print Suite of business and production-management tools) delivers “optimized performance and enhanced flexibility for small commercial and quick-print businesses.” Developed by Electronics For Imaging (EFI), this is the first 100% HTML version of PrintSmith Vision, replacing legacy systems based … Read more →

FTA announces Forum 2021 dates and theme

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA – Bohemia, New York) and its Forum 2021, the 63rd iteration of the flexographic industry’s largest technical conference, will show how to Prosper Through Efficiency when it convenes May 2-5, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. “We’re all anxious to leave 2020 behind, but this year taught us valuable lessons about … Read more →

Teledyne Imaging releases latest new product brochure

Teledyne Imaging (Waterloo, Ontario), a global leader in machine-vision technology, has rolled out its latest brochure that provides a detailed overview of its newest innovations in machine-vision solutions. These include: line-scan and area-scan cameras; infrared, SWIR and multispectral imaging; scientific cameras; 3D profilers; frame grabbers; smart cameras, integrated vision systems and embedded solutions; industrial X-Ray … Read more →