Lynn joins Durst to lead growth in packaging sector

Durst North America (Rochester, New York) has announced that Steve Lynn has joined the company as Packaging Manager, bringing “an abundance of industry experience, customer focus and rigor to an already established high-level group of sales and marketing professionals at Durst,” the OEM said. “We continue to invest in the top talent in the industry,” said … Read more →

Foldex to manufacture Innotech finishing equipment

Innotech Graphic Equipment of New York and Foldex of Rhode Island have reached an exclusive agreement under which Foldex will manufacture, market, sell and service the Innotech product line to printers and OEMs in worldwide markets. With over 300 installations in 16 countries, Innotech has served the market with highly productive sheeters, sheeting and folding … Read more →

Nilpeter reviews success of its MO-4 Offset Press as it reaches 100 installations worldwide

Nilpeter’s MO-4 Offset Press, once named “The Winemaker’s Choice,” was introduced at LabelExpo Europe in 2007, and offers premium quality combination printing based on lightweight sleeve technology. Here, Nilpeter International Product Manager of Wine & Spirits, Angelo Tribocco, explains the success behind the Denmark-based OEM’s offset flagship press. The whole idea behind the MO-4, for … Read more →

The 2018 Premier Print Awards now accepting submissions until May 18

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) is now accepting entries for its 2018 Premier Print Awards competition honouring print excellence. The international competition is open to all companies involved in the creation or production of print communications, as well as students and student groups from high school, vocational school, or college print production programs. All … Read more →

Bobst releases AluBond process for high metal adhesion

Switzerland-based OEM Bobst has released its AluBond process for high metal adhesion through vacuum metallization. Traditional metallization, said the company, even with plasma treatment, can result in poor metal-to-polymer substrate bonding. This produces de-lamination that can lead to packaging failure and results in product rejects and loss of brand reputation. Part of the problem is low surface … Read more →

Better Life Technology releases new BILD SF Print Media

Better Life Technology (Lenexa, Kansas), a leading provider of vinyl surface coverings, has added to its BILD Print Media line with a new vinyl substrate ideal for quick, mass printing of graphics. BILD SF (Sheet Fed) is designed for UV offset printing and is suitable for a wide range of applications – from counter mats, … Read more →

PIA launches Customer Service Professional Certification Program

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has launched a new Customer Service Professional Certification (CSP) Program to train and validate the expertise of customer service representatives in a production print environment. The CSP Certification Program, said the organization, will provide vital skills in the areas of professionalism, communication, management of internal and external customers, and … Read more →

Becraft named Fastsigns’ new Vice President of National Accounts

Texas-bsed Fastsigns International, a franchisor of more than 675 locations worldwide, has announced that Chris Becraft has been named Vice President of National Accounts. The Fastsigns National Accounts program provides comprehensive project management for companies with sign and graphic needs across multiple locations. With the support of its global franchise network, Fastsigns’ National Accounts provides … Read more →

Webcom adds short-run casebinding from GP2 Technologies

Toronto-based Webcom, a leader in Canadian book manufacturing that’s been serving global and independent publishers for over 40 years, has expanded its already comprehensive digital inkjet production capabilities by investing in short-run casebinding machinery from GP2 Technologies – a New-Hampshire-based OEM specializing in casemaking machinery for the production of on-demand, photo books and short-run hard-cover … Read more →

Hop releases free trends report on growth in UV and LED digital printing

Hop Industries (Lyndhurst, NJ), manufacturer of Hop-Syn Synthetic Paper, has unveiled a new trends report about the proliferation of UV and LED digital printing, along with its contributing factors. Fast emerging as a cost-effective and high-quality alternative to traditional printing methods (such as offset and flexo), UV and LED digital printing has several notable advantages. … Read more →