GPA expands Sirio Pearlescent Paper collection

Chicago-based GPA, a market leader in specialty substrate solutions for digital, wide-format, and offset printing, has added two new Sirio Pearl colour papers – Shiny Blue and Coal Mine. “These decadent, shimmering papers open up a world of premium opportunities for printers, designers and brand owners,” GPA added. Shiny Blue offers the look of a … Read more →

Printware launches new family of iJetColor inkjet print solutions powered by Memjet

Printware (St. Paul, Minnesota), a leading supplier of pre-press and digital solutions to the printing industry, will introduce the iJetColorNXT and offer significant upgrades and improvements to its iJetColor Envelope Press and iJetColorPro Light Industrial Inkjet Press (for commercial print, mail and packaging providers) during Print 18 at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois … Read more →

PressWise Print MIS to showcase new features at Print 18

At this year’s Print 18 tradeshow in Chicago, Illinois, SmartSoft will be showcasing the latest tools and features that have been added to PressWise – its all-in-one Web-to-Print, MIS and workflow automation platform. Print 18 will take place September 30 to October 2 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. PressWise (Booth 549 in … Read more →

Contiweb appoints Irons as Vice President of The Americas

Contiweb, a specialist in state-of-the-art technologies for printing, advanced drying and web-handling products, has announced the appointment of Chuck Irons as Vice President of The Americas. Irons’ responsibilities will include overseeing Contiweb’s North American and South American operations – including sales, customer support, customer service and parts supplies. He brings a wealth of knowledge to … Read more →

Boss Logo receivership scenario becomes much more complicated

On Tuesday, September 11 on this website we posted a news item saying that Markham-Ontario-based trade printer Boss Logo Print & Graphics is “apparently” in receivership. We said “apparently” because, at that time, sources reported receivership notices on its closed doors from MNP Limited, a licensed insolvency trustee based in Richmond Hill, Ontario. MNP never … Read more →

SAi’s subscription-based software model surpasses 10,000 users worldwide

SA International (SAi, Salt Lake City, Utah), a leading provider of software solutions for the sign-making, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has announced that users of its flagship software-by-subscription initiative now number well over 10,000, as purchases recently surpassed the 10,000+ user milestone during the second quarter of this year. Introduced by SAi only … Read more →

Xeikon appoints Welford as Vice President of R&D

Xeikon (Eede, the Netherlands) has chosen Robert Welford as its new Vice President of Research and Development. He’ll join Xeikon’s Leadership Team when he takes on the role October 1. He’ll then run the Research and Development Department which includes engineering, ink and toner competence centres, print processes and the project management office. Welford comes … Read more →

Canada-wide postal strike on hold – for now

The Canadian Press has reported that the union representing thousands of Canada Post workers said it will stay at the bargaining table, averting a potential strike deadline of Wednesday, September 26. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) said that it would not issue a 72-hour notice of job action, giving Canada Post’s negotiators an … Read more →

X-Rite launches ColorCert QA quality control software for printers and converters

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in colour science and technology, and Pantone LLC, have announced the launch of ColorCert QA – a new pressroom quality assurance software designed to drive excellence in the pressroom by helping manage standards more efficiently, optimize jobs on press, and facilitate strong ink-room integration. “With improved quality control, commercial and … Read more →

Xitron releases Navigator 12 Harlequin RIP workflow

Xitron (Ann Arbor, Michigan), a leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for commercial, digital, flexo and high-speed inkjet printing, has begun shipping the next generation of Harlequin RIP – Navigator 12.0r1. “After months of in-depth quality testing by Xitron engineering, Navigator 12 with PDF 2.0 compatibility is ready for deployment,” said the company. … Read more →

Epson launches Print Academy YouTube Channel

Epson (Long Beach, California) has announced the launch of the Epson Print Academy YouTube Channel – a dedicated channel featuring educational content designed for customers using Epson Professional Imaging products. Initially launched for the photography market with a simple purchase of a youtube camera, the Epson Print Academy Channel will expand to include content for … Read more →

Phoseon Technology launches FireJet FJ605 air-cooled flexographic solution

Phoseon Technology (Hillsboro, Oregon) has unveiled its FireJet FJ605 UV LED self-contained, air-cooled curing lamp for flexographic applications that enables press speeds up to 1,000 fpm. The FJ605 introduces a “market-leading” air-cooled irradiance level up to 20W/cm2 with a three-year standard warranty (some conditions apply). The new lamp delivers total UV output power performance for … Read more →