Canon to launch two new services for photographers

Canon U.S.A. has announced the beta version of its first photographer-matching service Image Connect. The technology makes the process of finding and hiring a photographer that you can trust easier and simpler. The OEM also launched a Photo-Culling plug-in for Adobe Lightroom Classic to support the workflow needs of photographers. Image Connect, offered through the … Read more →

Noonan joins SGIA as VP of Business Development

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has appointed printing industry marketing and sales veteran Jack Noonan as its Vice-President of Business Development. In this newly created role, Noonan will oversee PRINTING United exhibitor and sponsorship partnerships for the SGIA, strengthen existing communities, develop dedicated postal and packaging-sector participation, and explore new business opportunities. PRINTING United … Read more →

Langley Group releases financials for 2019

In its 2019 fiscal year ending on December 31, the U.K.-based Langley Group’s financial position remained extremely healthy. Chairman Tony Langley, in his annual review, added: “The financial position remains very healthy and the group is poised for its next phase of development.” The group, which is also owner of Manroland Sheetfed, recorded revenues of … Read more →

Delphax Solutions announces Quebec reseller agreement with MD International

Delphax Solution Incorporated (DSI – Mississauga, Ontario) an industry-leading digital inkjet press designer and manufacturer, has signed a reseller agreement with MD International Incorporated (MDI) located in Laval, Quebec. MDI is the latest company to formally sign up to DSI’s Sales Partnership Program that was announced in 2019, and enables MDI to represent DSI’s Elan … Read more →

Heidelberg releases third-quarter financials

Heidelberg has published its financial report on the third quarter of 2019. The OEM said it’s in an advanced planning stage with regard to the extensive package of measures previously announced “to improve profitability and liquidity.” Important cornerstones will be adopted before the end of the current financial year, Heidelberg added, and are expected to … Read more →

Sydney Stone named 2019 Duplo Canadian Dealer of the Year

Print-finishing specialist Sydney Stone (Toronto), a leading Duplo dealer in Canada since 1996 offering sales and service nationwide with branches in Toronto and Vancouver, has been chosen the Duplo Canadian Dealer of the Year for 2019. The award recognizes the best in the industry based on growth and development, expertise and knowledge, and excellence in … Read more →

Drupa unveils show premiere for digital textile printing applications

Touchpoint Textile, a new special show for digital textile printing applications, will make its debut at drupa 2020 in Hall 4. “The textile industry is opening up cross-sectional technologies for numerous sectors, and Touchpoint Textile will bring these companies together, offer space for cross-sector cooperation and new projects, as well as product and manufacturing ideas … Read more →

Ricoh named a worldwide leader in high-speed inkjet

A new IDC MarketScape report has named Ricoh a worldwide leader in high-speed inkjet, citing the OEM’s broad strengths – including technological innovation, attentiveness to customer feedback and a large install base. The report, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment, in particular noted Ricoh’s “business development programs with high visibility and strong … Read more →

Xerox to expand its IT services in Canada

Xerox (Norwalk, Connecticut) has announced the expansion of its IT (Information Technology) Services across Xerox Business Solutions in the U.S. The company also plans to expand IT Services for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) internationally, launching in the second quarter in both Canada and the U.K., followed by selected European countries later this year. Xerox … Read more →

Art Smart installs INcut DC-6040 Digital Finisher from Insource

In one of the first such installations in Canada, Art Smart Digital Printing of Vaughan, Ontario has added an INcut DC-6040 Digital Finisher – a new, proprietary technology exclusively from Insource Corporation of Markham, Ontario. Insource is a leading Canadian technology supplier and a service and solutions provider for the mailing, printing, and packaging and … Read more →

Epson Surecolor printers win 2020 iF Design Award

The Epson Surecolor SC-P7500 and Surecolor SC-P9500 large-format printers have been named iF Design Award 2020 winners by Hanover-Germany-based iF International Forum Design. Created in 1953, the iF Design Award is recognized around the world as one of the most sought-after awards for innovative industrial product design excellence in products, packaging, communications, interior and exterior … Read more →

Komori acquires stake in MBO Group

Komori (Tokyo, Japan) has signed an agreement with the MBO Group (a global manufacturer specializing in post-press equipment based in Oppenweiler, Germany) to acquire a 100% equity stake in MBO with the aim of eventually making it a Komori subsidiary. Since Komori’s founding in 1923, the group has been engaged in the manufacture and sale … Read more →