Impression Paragraph moves to Energy Elite Eco status with Agfa’s Arkana Platemaking System

Impression Paragraph (Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec), a Canadian leader in global print solutions (offset, digital, large-format and finishing) as well as print marketing and print management services, has joined Agfa Graphics’ Energy Elite Eco initiative with the installation of an Agfa Arkana Smart Plate Processing System. Combining Agfa’s Energy Elite Eco Program with Arkana smart plate … Read more →

Specialties Graphic Finishers adds another high-end die cutter

One of Canada’s leading finishing and binding companies, Specialties Graphic Finishers of Toronto, has installed its fourth 40-inch die cutter – a Brausse Series machine that can handle 7,500 sheets per hour while delivering extra-high piles of sheets. “One of its advantages is that a client might send us 50 normal-height skids, but we can … Read more →

DIA’s Annual Christmas Luncheon and Annual General Meeting to explore industry megatrends

Megatrends and their effects on the printing industry will be the focus of the Digital Imaging Association’s Christmas Luncheon and Annual General Meeting set for Wednesday, December 4. Keynote speaker will be Jeff Dowd, North America Business Development Lead for HP’s Graphic Solutions Business. Dowd is a two-time How-E Award winner for HP that recognizes … Read more →

MGI and Konica Minolta unveil JETvarnish 3D embellishment and Accurio print solutions at Packaging Summit

MGI and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. showcased a variety of JETvarnish 3D and Accurio digital packaging and label solutions at the 2019 Digital Packaging Summit held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, November 11 – 13. The annual education event attracted elite printing executives from virtually all market segments of the industry – including folding … Read more →

PIA membership to vote on merger with SGIA

Members of the Printing Industries of America (PIA) were recently sent an important e-mail revealing that the association is moving forward with plans to merge with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), according to WhatTheyThink.com. The PIA’s National Noard unanimously approved a resolution to merge the PIA with the SGIA, however the merger does require … Read more →

Students honoured at Ryerson University’s annual awards night

Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) held its annual Awards Night this year on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Double Tree by Hilton’s Mandarin Room in downtown Toronto. The goal of GCM’s four-year program has always been to graduate individuals who will become skilled professionals in … Read more →

Xerox considering a takeover offer for HP

Xerox has reported that it’s pondering a takeover of personal computer leader and leading printer OEM HP. Xerox is considering making a cash-and-stock offer for HP, which has a market value of about $27 billion (USD), according to sources familiar with the matter. Apparently Xerox’s Board of Directors has already discussed a possible bid for … Read more →

Inkcups releases Revolution high-speed industrial digital cylinder printer

Global OEM Inkcups (Danvers, MA) has released its new Revolution Digital Cylinder Printer. The new device is fully automatic and can print high-quality, full-colour graphics at about 600 parts per hour, depending on the type of part. It features automatic loading and unloading, integrated pre-treatment, and Helical printing technology that interlaces the inkjet drops in … Read more →

Next DIA Meeting to explore Beyond CMYK options and tools – and what’s new from Printing United

Are your customers demanding more and more 6-colour and 7-colour jobs? And are they unhappy with the results? The DIA’s (Digital Imaging Association’s) May 2019 meeting – Beyond CMYK Level 1 – brought numerous requests to delve deeper into expanding colour gamut. So the organization accommodated with this “Level 2” meeting featuring three  industry experts … Read more →

Drupa 2020 update: New exhibitors and new services to highlight world’s largest printing industry tradeshow

Show organizers have reported that the drupa tradeshow June 16 – 26, 2020 at the Fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany will attract more than 1,800 exhibitors from over 50 countries. The top five exhibitor nations to date are Germany, Japan, Italy, China and Great Britain. Exhibitors will range from global industry players to ambitious small companies … Read more →

Installations of Canon’s Océ Colorado printer line surpass 1,000

Canon Solutions America and Canon Europe have announced the completion of more than 1,000 global installations of the Canon Océ Colorado roll-to-roll wide-format printer series, powered by UVgel technology. Since September of 2019, the global user base operating the OEM’s Océ Colorado 1640 and 1650 printers achieved combined monthly print volumes of more than 10.7 … Read more →