Mactac expands its UL-approved narrow-format UV inkjet printing portfolio for durable foods labeling

Mactac has announced new additions to its Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved narrow-format UV inkjet printing portfolio for durable goods labeling. The latest UL recognition includes pre-approval of the use of Screen Truepress UV inkjet digital inks on Mactac’s FCD6914 2.0-mil gloss-coated white polyester label stocks with FAB6914 1.0-mil clear polyester overlaminating film. Both feature Mactac’s … Read more →

Print Audit releases its Infinite User Management flagship software

Print Audit (Calgary, Alberta) has replaced its flagship product, Print Audit 6, with a fully revamped software suite called Infinite User Management. The new software is “an industry-leading set of tools designed from the ground up to make user and print management simpler, more intuitive and feature-rich.” Business workflows have evolved dramatically in recent years … Read more →

Sappi unveils its True or False educational guide about coated and uncoated paper

Sappi North America (Boston, MA), a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has launched True or False – an informative guide about coated and uncoated paper myths and facts that challenges preconceived notions about paper. Filled with entertaining urban legends and popular misconceptions, the new booklet challenges frequently-heard myths such as, … Read more →

Agfa launches foldable Synaps OM90F print media

Agfa has announced the market launch of OM90F as the latest addition to its Synaps Synthetic Papers Portfolio. The launch fits Agfa’s strategy to “continuously develop this range of products to keep pace with customer needs in view of new application requirements and evolving print technologies.” Synaps is a polyester-based print media developed, manufactured and … Read more →

Goss and Manroland Web Systems intend to merge later this year

Goss International’s printing press business and Manroland Web Systems, both major manufacturers and service providers of web offset printing systems for newspapers, commercial products and packaging worldwide, are planning to combine their businesses. Both OEMs added that the combined firm will benefit from the companies’ complementary geographic footprints, create extensive synergies, ensure long-term viability, and … Read more →

Sun Chemical introduces PETG Shrink Sleeves and expands portfolio of plastic and security cards

Sun Chemical has launched its SunLam De-seaming Adhesive for shrink-labeled containers. The new de-seamable adhesive helps recyclers improve recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) yield without process changes. Developed in partnership with Eastman Chemical, both companies extensively tested SunLam on labels made with Eastman Embrace LV co-polyester. It eventually received a “Responsible Innovation Acknowledgment” by the Association … Read more →

Toronto’s Crawford Technologies wins 2018 Technology and Application of the Year Awards from Xplor

Xplor International, a worldwide electronic document systems association, has announced the recipients of its 2018 Technology and Application of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented at a special ceremony Tuesday, April 17, 2018, during the Xploration 18 event at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida. The Application of the Year Award is presented … Read more →

Matik appointed North American Distributor of Vinfoil cold foiling systems and software

Vinfoil, headquartered in The Netherlands, has appointed Matik Incorporated as the premier supplier and service provider for its cold foiling systems. “Offering savings over other foil technologies,” Vinfoil’s advanced cold foiling systems include Micro, Infigo, Optima and Vifop Software. “We’re proud to announce that Matik and Vinfoil have joined forces,” said Paweł Kusinski, Global Sales … Read more →

PIA announces Automation Ready! virtual conference May 10

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced that the newest installment in its virtual conference series, Automation Ready! will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2017. Automation Ready! is a virtual education experience designed to help printers reduce touchpoints and automate processes to save time and money. Expert speakers and a moderated panel of … Read more →

KBA to raise prices April 1 for its entire product portfolio

German Press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer (KBA) will be increasing prices for all of its products by 3.7% as of Sunday, April 1, 2018. “This price increase is being effected against the background of rising prices, and is a necessary step for us to continue offering our customers innovative solutions and an excellent level of … Read more →