Agfa launches SPIR@L technology for heatset and coldset printing

SPIR@L is Agfa Graphics’ latest patented screening technology that replaces traditional dots with alternative shapes to increase print quality while reducing production costs. It’s the latest addition to Agfa’s ECO³ program, which focuses on “economy, ecology and extra convenience.” Applicable to both commercial and newspaper printing, it makes it possible to hold dots from press … Read more →

Drytac releases free Retail Insiders’ Guide

Drytac (Bristol, UK), a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format printing and signage markets, has compiled a free, downloadable guide to help businesses save time and money when creating retail graphics. Available via the recently revamped www.drytac.com website, its Graphic Solutions for Retail & Hospitality Environments guide looks at the constantly evolving … Read more →

RadTech and TAGA announce UV+EB Technology Student Poster Design Competition

The Technical Association for the Graphic Arts (TAGA – Pittsburgh, PA) and RadTech (Chevy Chase, MD), the non-profit trade association for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV+EB) processes, are partnering once again on their UV+EB Technology Student Poster Design Competition, which offers students cash prizes for their creative poster designs. Interested graphic arts and design students … Read more →

Kornit unveils Kornit Konnect cloud software analytics connectivity platform

Kornit Digital, a market leader in digital textile printing technology, has launched Kornit Konnect – its new cloud-based, mobile workflow software platform that enables businesses to maximize the productivity of their digital printing solutions. “This is the first phase in Kornit’s implementation of its industry vision of textile design, decoration and production being fueled by … Read more →

Hazen Paper showcases Phantom Options in new sample book

A new sample book from Hazen Paper Company (Holyoke, MA) titled Phantom Options, demonstrates innovative capabilities with samples of products that brand owners and packaging designers can use to differentiate and enhance their brands. Introduced recently at Luxe Pack New York, the new sample book includes a selection of Hazen Multi-Ply swatches, bound to show … Read more →

X-Rite unveils i1Pro 3 Plus colour profiling device

X-Rite and Pantone (Grand Rapids, Michigan), global leaders in colour science and technology, have released their new i1Pro 3 Plus – a spectral colour measurement solution “specifically designed for imaging, print and textile professionals who need advanced calibration and colour profiling capabilities to support today’s wide-format and industrial printing applications.” The i1Pro 3 Plus has … Read more →

Mark Andy renews partnership with Konica Minolta

Mark Andy (Chesterfield, MO) has announced that it has renewed its joint agreement with strategic partner Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Ramsey, NJ). Partners since 2016, Mark Andy and Konica Minolta together have delivered a new line of digital label presses that enable users to bring high quality, cost-effective digital solutions to the marketplace. The OEMs … Read more →

EyeC launches new Audit Trail Viewing software for pharmaceutical packaging

EyeC (Hamburg, Germany) has launched EyeC Audit Trail Viewer, a new software that simplifies the preparation and review of audit trailing data. The technology allows users “to analyze and document process interventions for auditing in a convenient, controllable and comprehensive way,” said the company. The software enables users to flexibly load and visualize trailing data … Read more →

Kallima launches Kallima box™ – its new Kallima Folding Grade

Rayonier Advanced Materials’ Paperboard Division (Temiscaming, Quebec) has launched its new Folding Grade – Kallima box™ folding boxboard. “Customers will continue to benefit from the strength and versatility they’ve come to expect from Kallima® commercial printing grades, but with a new product option that delivers a foldable, printable and boxable solution for packaging, cartons, POP … Read more →

PIA announces 2019 Premier Print Award winners

The Printing Industries of America (PIA – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) has revealed the results of its 2019 Premier Print Awards – “the world’s most prominent international print competition,” said the organization. This year’s competition featured 2,240 entries submitted, with only 110 being awarded the coveted Benny Award or Best in Category honours. This year, the annual … Read more →