Heidelberg celebrates 10 years of Saphira consumables

This month Heidelberg celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Saphira brand – an extensive portfolio of high-quality consumables for everyday print jobs and special applications, as well as all production requirements for prepress, press and postpress. All Saphira consumables were optimized and tested specially for use in Heidelberg solutions. They help users maximize the performance … Read more →

Messagepoint named one of Canada’s top small and medium employers for second consecutive year

Toronto-based Messagepoint, a leader in developing and delivering software and services within the Customer Communications Management (CCM) market, has been named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2018 by Mediacorp Canada, the country’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. The program recognizes Canada’s workplaces that utilize dynamic and innovative human resources policies. “For … Read more →

Quadient appoints Hartigan President and GM of the Americas

Quadient (formerly GMC Software and Satori Software), an award-winning leader in Customer Communications Management (CCM), has announced that Christian Hartigan has joined the company as President and General Manager of the Americas. Hartigan brings 15 years of industry leadership experience to his role and will be responsible for helping Quadient customers and partners accelerate their … Read more →

Significans Automation launches customized workflow services

Toronto-based Significans Automation (formerly Myrpress Consulting), a newly formed global company, has unveiled its prepress custom workflow automation solutions. Using industry-leading systems such as Esko Automation Engine, Enfocus and others, the company creates sophisticated, customized automation workflow modules that reflect individual user needs and integrate seamlessly into other systems. Its services enable unmanned production environments … Read more →

HP unveils its DesignJet Z large-format photo printers

HP debuted its new DesignJet Z Printer series at the FESPA Global Print Expo in Berlin May 15-18 to showcase innovative large-format technologies “offering amazing image quality and fast, simple output for print service providers, retailers and creatives to deliver beautiful photos, impactful graphics and technical applications.” HP added that the market for large photo … Read more →

Premiere Insource Expo a resounding success

Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario), a technology supplier and a service and solutions provider for the mailing and fulfillment, printing, packaging and bindery markets, held its first-ever Insource Expo at its head office and technology showroom at 6-85 Citizen Court in Markham, Ontario May 9 and 10, 2018, from 8 am to 6 pm. Several hundred … Read more →

Makin and PIA push its members to ask U.S. lawmakers to reconsider new duties on Canadian paper

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) is endorsing the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act of 2018 (or PRINT Act) introduced earlier this week by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (Republican, Maine) and Angus King (Independent, Maine). The PRINT Act would require a pause in the imposition of new duties on Canadian uncoated groundwood (UGW) … Read more →

Onyx Graphics launches Onyx 18 software

Onyx Graphics (Salt Lake City, Utah) has announced the launch of Onyx 18, the newest version of the company’s award-winning wide-format and grand-format software. Onyx 18, scheduled for release in June, will introduce new colour technologies for colour accuracy, consistency and conformance to standards (such as G7 and Fogra) that print service providers can prove … Read more →

SwissQprint ships its 1,000th wide-format printer

SwissQprint, the Swiss developer of digital large-format printers, has shipped its 1,000th unit – another milestone in the history of the company that celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. A Nyala Series UV Inkjet Printer left the swissQprint factory in Kriessern, Switzerland on May 11, 2018, marking the 1,000th printer that the Swiss company has … Read more →

Kodak expands its 2018 Print for Good global literacy program

Kodak has announced that it’s creating a volunteer printer network that will produce thousands of children’s books and school supplies in 2018 to benefit some of the world’s most disadvantaged populations, using sustainable Kodak printing products, such as Kodak Sonora Process-Free Plates. “It’s wonderful to see printers signing up across the globe to participate in … Read more →