Matik to distribute Lombardi Converting Machinery in North America

Lombardi Converting Machinery S.p.A., headquartered in Fornaci, Lombardia, Italy, has appointed Matik (West Hartford, Connecticut) as the distributor and service provider for its printing and converting equipment in North America. The product line includes modular narrow-web and mid-web flexographic presses (from 13 to 43 inches), hybrid inkjet presses and label-finishing equipment. “We are proud to … Read more →

Xaar launches 2002 Printhead

Xaar (Cambridge, UK), a leading worldwide inkjet printing technology company and printhead specialist, has launched a highly advanced, simple-to-install printhead following close collaboration with its global OEMs. Designed to deliver exceptional 720-dpi print resolution quality and performance across a range of applications (including ceramics, glass, packaging and label applications), the new Xaar 2002 Printhead has … Read more →

Domtar completes successful FSC Certification of the Wabigoon Forest in northwestern Ontario

Domtar (Fort Mill, South Carolina) has successfully completed a surveillance audit of the Wabigoon Forest in northwestern Ontario near Dryden, for the new Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) National Standard for Canada. The audit took place the week of July 13th, ending with the auditor’s recommendation for certification to be maintained under the new Canadian standard. … Read more →

Mair joins Canadian Print Scholarships

The Board of Trustees of Canadian Print Scholarships (CPISTF, Toronto) has announced that Ryan Mair, Vice President of Print and Marketing at Staples, has joined its Board. “The industry is more relevant than ever in a marketplace that’s grappling with a seismic shift in norms,” said Mair. “That’s why attracting talented young people to the … Read more →

Boston Industrial Solutions unveils Natron PP Primer for UV inkjet printers

Ink manufacturing and technology company Boston Industrial Solutions (Woburn, MA) has introduced a one-component Polypropylene adhesive primer, characterizing it as “the most advanced UV inkjet primer for plastics.” Natron PP Primer (Polypropylene Adhesive Primer) is formulated for UV inkjet printing, pad printing and screen-printing applications. This primer works well on difficult-to-bond, low-surface-energy plastics such as … Read more →

GPA extends its line of pressure-sensitive papers

GPA (Chicago, Illinois), leading providers to the global printing industry of specialty substrates and product intelligence for the digital, offset and flexographic communities, has added to its line of premium sheetfed pressure-sensitive papers. “The demand for labels is on the rise and this market segment continues to grow,” said GPA. With a new 28” x … Read more →

PDI Group partners with Hemlock to acquire PrismTech Graphics

The PDI Group (Montreal, QC) and Hemlock Printers (Burnaby, BC), two recognized leaders within the Canadian printing industry, have announced the acquisition of Burnaby-based PrismTech Graphics, a well established wide-format and specialty printing company that’s been operating for over 25 years. The acquisition, an equal partnership between Hemlock and PDI, marks the launch of a … Read more →

CERB extended to September as EI transition and other financial assistance programs announced

After the federal government recently announced that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended into late September (bringing the maximum payment period to 28 weeks), on Sunday, September 27, recipients still out of work can transition to the government’s Employment Insurance (EI) program. Or, depending on your situation at that time, you can … Read more →

Scodix launches Scodix Studio Station with job processing up to 60% faster

Scodix (Rosh HaAyin, Israel), a leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the printing industry, has announced the launch of a new productivity workflow package – Scodix Studio Station. Developed to boost press utilization and production flexibility, Scodix’ new workflow solution can process jobs up to 60% faster for its Ultra Digital Enhancement Press users. … Read more →

Epson unveils SureColor F10070 Industrial Dye-Sublimation Textile Printer

Epson America (Long Beach, California) has announced its first 76-inch, industrial-level, dye-sublimation solution – the SureColor F10070. Designed to offer “reliability, versatility and round-the-clock productivity at a low total cost of ownership,” the SureColor F10070 was engineered to meet the evolving needs of today’s textile industry and to support the expansion of textile sourcing and … Read more →

Fujifilm announces strategic partnership with Permalite to support printing on synthetic media

Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division (Hanover Park, Illinois) has announced a strategic partnership with Permalite, the largest inkjet coating manufacturer in the United States based in Austin, Texas. The partnership will enable Fujifilm customers to obtain access to a new collection of specialty print media for the Fujifilm J Press 720S and 750S … Read more →