Appvion launches SafeShield antimicrobial technology

Appvion (Appleton, Wisconsin) has released an “industry-leading antimicrobial coating technology” for a variety of substrates called SafeShield. Basically, SafeShield technology prevents the replication of DNA and new cell formation. Independent laboratory tests have demonstrated up to a 99.99% reduction in non-pathogenic bacteria on the paper’s surface – even after printing and post-processing. The company operates … Read more →

Enfocus releases Switch 2020 Spring

Enfocus, a leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the printing and graphic arts industry, has announced the release of Switch 2020 Spring. “Enfocus is committing this release to those who create the workflows that help print service providers build winning print services,” the company said. “Administrators are given more … Read more →

Konica Minolta earns Greenguard Gold Certification for its AccurioWide inks

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Ramsey, New Jersey) has achieved Greenguard Gold Certification for its AccurioWide inks in a move that it said reflects its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. “For decades, Konica Minolta has been committed to sustainability across its global operations. Our environmental action plan, Eco Vision 2050, sets ambitious goals to … Read more →

Cascades to close its Ontario Containerboard Packaging facility

Cascades (Kingsey Falls, Quebec), a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, had announced that it will close its Etobicoke, Ontario Containerboard Packaging facility as part of the strategic repositioning of its Containerboard platform in Ontario, as well as the company’s continuing global optimization initiatives. “An integral part of our … Read more →

Agfa to release new version of Arkitex Production workflow software for newspaper printers

Arkitex Production Version 4.0 takes the next step in streamlining and automating newspaper print production workflows to save newspaper printers time and money. The latest version focuses on a tighter integration with press management systems for just-in-time plate delivery, and incorporates multi-tenant capabilities as well as improved planning and tracking. Also, deployment in the cloud … Read more →

Heidelberg’s focus on sheetfed printing continues with sale of Gallus Group

German press manufacturer Heidelberg is continuing to systematically pursue its realignment, to focus more on its core business of sheetfed offset printing. As part of this strategy, the OEM is selling its Gallus Group subsidiary to Swiss packaging business benpac holding ag, located in Stans, Switzerland. Moving forward, Heidelberg and benpac will work together closely … Read more →

APTech webinar July 29 to explore “The (Very Different) Future of Event Marketing & Customer Journeys”

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech – Reston, Virginia) is hosting a webinar in partnership with Don Carli, President and Co-Founder of the consumer behaviour research firm Nima Hunter, on The (Very Different) Future of Event Marketing and Customer Journeys. This free virtual event, which will take place Wednesday, July 29 at 2 pm (EST), … Read more →

Primera unveils LX610 Color Label Printer with built-in digital die-cutting

Primera Technology, Incorporated (Plymouth, Minnesota), a leading U.S. manufacturer of specialty colour printers, has begun shipping its new LX610 Color Label Printer/Cutter, characterizing it as “the only inkjet desktop colour label printer in the world to combine high-resolution colour label printing with digital die-cutting.” Images can be printed at up to 4,800 dpi onto a … Read more →

PCMC names Derouin as Regional Sales Manager for Flexographic Printing

The Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC – Green Bay, Wisconsin), part of the Barry-Wehmiller Group and a leading supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, non-wovens and package-printing industries worldwide, has announced that Scott Derouin has accepted the position of Regional Sales Manager for Printing, Coating and Laminating (PCL). In his new role, he’ll … Read more →