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 →

Agfa Graphics unveils Fortuna 11 high-security design software

This latest update of the OEM’s design and assembly software for high-security printing provides a way to skillfully safeguard counterfeit-sensitive documents while while taking advantage of enhanced user-friendliness, increased productivity and wider creative freedom. “It’s the first step towards a completely revised user experience,” said Andy Grant, Global Head of Software at Agfa Graphics. “Agfa … Read more →

Tilia Labs releases Phoenix 6.1 imposition software with new features

Tilia Phoenix 6.1 is the Ottawa-based company’s “fastest, most robust release to date.” The release also introduces new features that further its mission of helping printers optimize workflow, reduce errors and automate planning and imposition. The new features include: Imposition AI. Phoenix continues to push speed boundaries with performance enhancements for template-based planning and optimizations … Read more →

Nova Scotia’s Farnell Packaging is latest facility to achieve SGP Certification

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a leading authority in sustainable printing certifications for print manufacturers, has announced that Farnell Packaging Limited of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia has achieved SGP Certification. Established in 1961, Farnell Packaging is a family-owned and operated business providing high-quality, innovative flexible packaging solutions. It manufactures and distributes leading-edge flexible packaging materials … Read more →

Xante digital presses produced over one billion envelopes in 2017

Xante Digital Multimedia Presses and their thousands of owners worldwide have successfully produced over one billion #10 envelopes in 2017. This massive volume of print “testifies to the endurance and capacity of Xante print solutions for commercial print providers and in-plants worldwide,” said the OEM. “Within the decade since Xante introduced its first digital envelope … Read more →

KBA now offering detailed inventory management and batch-tracking via smartphone

German press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer’s KBA Rapida LiveApp with its info panel and maintenance manager functionalities, which has been on the market for about a year, has now expanded with a ProductionApp as “an indispensable assistant in the production environment.” In releasing the new application, the OEM pointed out that certain situations inevitably arise … Read more →