Esko Acquires Blue Software

Esko has announced its acquisition of Blue Software, LLC, a label and artwork management software company based in Chicago, IL, from Diversis Capital and Schawk Digital Solutions. This acquisition, says the company, joins two complementary teams to unlock product packaging development, management and execution efficiencies for brand owners in the consumer-packaged goods, life sciences and … Read more →

Wayside acquires Lakeside Printing

Wayside, in North Okanagan, BC, acquired Lakeside Printing and its three locations in the province’s interior at the end of June. The company will now provide a full range of services directly to both companies’ clients in Vernon, Revelstoke and Salmon Arm. Lakeside Printing, owned by Susan and Dan Renaud, had been in business since … Read more →

Flint Group calls for entries for its Annual Print Awards by August 31

Flint Group is again looking to celebrate best-in-class print production with its 14th Annual Print Awards for its worldwide customers. The awards celebrate the best from Flint Group’s three divisions: Flint Group Narrow Web, Flint Group Flexographic and Flint Group Digital Solutions (Xeikon). Entries can be submitted by customers online at for various print technologies including: … Read more →

TAGA calls for research and innovation submissions by September 7

The PIA’s Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) is seeking the latest advances in scientific research and technical innovation from the graphic communications industry to be presented at its 2019 Annual Technical Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 17–20. Scientific Papers can be based on emerging science, technology and the application of all forms of … Read more →

PIA publishes 2018 survey on Management Information Systems

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has released its 2018 Survey of Management Information Systems. This “in-depth” publication is a timely resource for companies considering an investment in Management Information System (MIS) software and is offered as a free member benefit to Printing Industries of America members. Cost for non-members is $250 (USD). The publication … Read more →

Konica Minolta Canada celebrates Print Panther’s big win at the world’s most prestigious international print competition

Boutique printer Print Panther (Oakville, Ontario), the first company in Canada to install Konica Minolta’s MGI JETvarnish 3DS and iFOIL system, has won seven Premier Print Awards and will be officially recognized this September 30 at the awards ceremony in Chicago, Illinois. The ground-breaking finishing technology takes advanced finishing to the next level and offers … Read more →

Registration for PRINT 18 Learning Experience Sessions now open

Registration for The Learning Experience at PRINT 18, September 30 to October 2 in Chicago, Illinois is now open. This comprehensive educational event features sessions taught by professionals in business, law, sales, marketing, human resources, operations and technology, from both within and outside of the printing industry. This year’s educational program includes over 50 inspirational … Read more →

Battlefield Press installs KBA-Iberica Optima 106 Die Cutter from KBA Canada

Battlefield Press, a family-owned, full-service printer located in Burlington, Ontario, was founded in 1964. Now in its third generation, Battlefield has separated itself from its North American competitors by applying its superior craftsmanship – with specific expertise in utilizing UV techniques. Central to its success, Battlefield’s management team has had to make tough decisions over … Read more →

MCT expands into packaging cutters with release of VersaTech2

MCT Digital (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) has released a new mid-level flatbed cutter, its VersaTech2, for package prototyping and short-run to medium-run production. The new systems can accommodate cutting areas of 1.6m, 2.5m, or 3.2m widths by 1.6m, 3.2m and 4.8m lengths. They can also be configured as flatbed cutters without automation for prototyping, or (with the … Read more →

Pantone introduces over 200 new colours for polyesters

Pantone (Carlstadt, N.J.), provider of professional colour standards for the design industry, has introduced polyester standards ideal for ‘athleisure,’ footwear, swimwear, sleepwear and the home and fashion accessories markets, as an addition to its Fashion, Home + Interiors System. Dyed on 100% warp knit polyester, these products can be effectively used for colour management in … Read more →

Kammes to lead Fujifilm’s High Productivity Inkjet Sales Group

Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division has announced a major leadership change within its high-speed, wide-format sales group. Jason Kammes will assume the role of Director of Sales for the high productivity line of wide-format inkjet presses, with a line-up including the Inca Onset X Series, the OnsetM, and the SpyderX. Kammes began his … Read more →