Newly merged SGIA and PIA becomes PRINTING United Alliance

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA – Fairfax, Virginia) and the Printing Industries of America (PIA –Warrendale, Pennsylvania), which merged on May 1, 2020, have released the new organization’s official name as a combined company: PRINTING United Alliance. The PRINTING United Alliance (Wexford, Pennsylvania) also announced its official Board of Directors as a merged entity, … Read more →

Global Inkjet Systems and Esko partner to provide digital printing solutions

Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), a world-leading developer and supplier of industrial inkjet solutions, has announced a new collaboration with Esko, a market leader in hardware and software solutions for brands and suppliers in the packaging industry. GIS develops and supplies data-path electronics, ink-delivery systems and printing system control software to builders of industrial inkjet devices … Read more →

thINK Ahead 2020 Conference to shift to a live online event

thINK, an independent community of Canon Solutions America inkjet customers and one of the largest inkjet user events in North America, has been widely attended and well-reviewed every year since its inception five years ago. Recognizing that businesses will need to rebuild post-COVID, and time and funding will be at a premium, thINK has announced … Read more →

Mactac releases new product bundles for vehicle and wall wraps

Mactac Distributor Products (Stow, Ohio) has unveiled new bundled product packages for full vehicle wraps, partial vehicle wraps and rough wall-wrap applications. Designed to save customers time and money, the new product bundles feature Mactac’s popular print-media and laminating film combinations. The media/laminate bundles offer discounted pricing on high-quality vehicle and wall-wrap products. The bundled … Read more →

Senior management makes significant investments in Xaar’s future

Members of the Xaar (Cambridge, UK) senior leadership team have purchased substantial shares in the business to reflect their commitment and confidence in the company’s new strategy. Xaar is a world leader in the development of digital inkjet technology that drives the conversion of analogue printing and manufacturing methods to digital inkjet. The company specializes … Read more →

Edge Business Systems becomes a Canon authorized dealer

Canon U.S.A. has added Edge Business Systems (Roswell, Georgia) to its fully authorized dealer network. Combining award-winning service with best-in-class office technology, Edge is a locally owned independent dealer that helps its customers achieve maximum productivity by providing exceptional hardware and software solutions. “The opportunity to work with an innovative, reputable company like Canon is … Read more →

Xeikon to launch SX30000 Production Printer in June

The new Xeikon SX30000 roll-fed, toner-based digital colour production printer features Xeikon’s new SIRIUS technology that focuses on toner options, imaging and fusing technology and media versatility. Competitively productive across a wide range of cut-sheet and roll-fed applications, its newly designed components deliver “superior print quality, performance and sustainability, all while accommodating a wide range … Read more →

Komori completes acquisition of MBO Group

Komori Corporation has announced the completion of the acquisition of MBO Group, a global company based in Germany that specializes in the manufacture and sale of post-press equipment. MBO Group is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Komori under the new company name of MBO Postpress Solutions GmbH. Going forward, the companies plan to leverage … Read more →

Heidelberg introduces new contract options to reduce print shop costs and boost efficiency

Heidelberg’s new, scalable contract portfolio is now placing greater emphasis on the partnership-based approach adopted by the OEM that focuses on improving the business performance of its customers. The Heidelberg subscription model under which customers no longer pay for the equipment they use, but simply for the number of sheets they produce, has now become … Read more →

COVID-19 Weekly Publisher’s Update

By Joe Mulcahy, Publisher, Graphic Arts Magazine (GAM) I’m sure we’re all finding it extremely difficult staying at home while observing our social distancing protocols. But let me assure you that there is indeed a light at end of the proverbial tunnel. The most important thing is not to get too discouraged. So, to brighten … Read more →

IntelliFLEX adjusting to COVID-19 while soliciting industry feedback

The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance (Ottawa, Ontario), a not-for-profit industry alliance and a vital partner for accelerating the growth of the flexible and hybrid electronics sector with more than 300 organizations across Canada, is reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a brief summary of its current initiatives. The Alliance’s premier event, CPES2020, has been postponed until … Read more →

Canon adds Meadows Publishing Solutions’ DesignMerge Variable-Data Software to its production workflow

Canon USA has announced the application availability of Meadows Publishing Solutions’ DesignMerge Variable-Data Software, which is designed to help customers expand their design and printing capabilities. The addition of DesignMerge to Canon’s production workflow solutions provides Canon with the ability to offer an expanded range of Variable-Data Printing (VDP) solutions to help designers, marketers and … Read more →