The Ellis Group adds fourth Komori Press from Komcan

The Ellis Group, a Pickering-Ontario-based packaging services company (with additional locations in Mississauga and Guelph, Ontario), has installed an eight-colour Komori Lithrone GX40 Press equipped with full UV and logistics capabilities from Komcan Inc. (Georgetown, Ontario), the Komori dealer for sales, parts and service for Ontario and Western Canada. The Ellis Group chose the press … Read more →

Enfocus and AccuZIP launch Switch Configurator for direct mail processing

Enfocus and AccuZIP have developed a Connector that links Enfocus Switch and AccuZIP, called the AccuZIP Direct Mail Configurator. The product allows direct mail and fulfillment companies to integrate a complete, end-to-end postal automation workflow with 100% visibility of all mail pieces in the mail stream. It’s the first Enfocus Switch Configurator for the direct … Read more →

Adobe reports record revenue for its third quarter

Adobe has reported financial results for its third quarter fiscal year 2015 that ended on August 28. Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.22 billion, representing year-over-year growth of 21%. Digital Media Annualized Recurring Revenue (ARR) grew to $2.65 billion exiting the quarter, driven by strong sequential growth in Creative ARR of $262 million, the … Read more →

Crawford Technologies introduces new technology that allows visually impaired to read printed pages

Toronto’s Crawford Technologies has established a strategic partnership with Voiceye Inc. to bring its new technology to the accessible document marketplace worldwide. Voiceye’s groundbreaking technology allows people with visual or cognitive impairment to read text from printed pages using a smartphone. Voiceye is based on a patented, ultra-high-density barcode (smaller than a QR code) that … Read more →

CPEIA partners with AIPIA to explore ways to enable active and intelligent packaging with printable electronics

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) (www.cpeia-acei.ca) and the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPA) (www.aipia.info) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore how printable and organic electronics can drive the development of new technologies that will reduce waste and supply chain costs for the global packaging industry. Securing this partnership … Read more →

Landa appoints Korman as VP and GM for North America

Landa Digital Printing (Rehovot, Israel) has appointed Nachum Korman as Vice President and General Manager of its North American operations. Korman comes to Landa with a hugely successful track record in the digital printing industry, both in North America and Europe. For the last 20 years, he has held a variety of senior management positions … Read more →

Gandy Digital appoints Worley as National Sales Manager

Mississauga-Ontario-based wide-format press manufacturer Gandy Digital has appointed Lynn Worley to further develop its growing business in the wide-format printing industry in North America. Worley joins the company with a wealth of experience within the printing industry, having spent the last 18 years at xpedx where he served in many capacities – and most recently as … Read more →

PIA to launch Power Selling Program October 12

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced the launch of its Power Selling Program. This eight-week turnkey training program features a unique combination of online training, weekly student projects and live coaching sessions with sales coach “superstar” Leslie Groene. Through the new program, printing companies have the opportunity to enhance their sales revenue by … Read more →

Mark Andy launches online parts store

Mark Andy, a major solutions partner to the label and packaging industry, has launched an online parts store – http://parts.markandy.com/. Thousands of OEM replacement parts for Mark Andy presses and Rotoflex offline finishing systems are now available for purchase online. This initiative, said the company, was driven with the goal to offer customers a central, … Read more →

Jones Packaging sells shrink sleeve business to Safety Seal Plastics

London-Ontario-based Jones Packaging Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its shrink sleeve business – including its equipment and customer portfolio – to Safety Seal Plastics Inc., a major North American shrink sleeve manufacturer currently based in Hamilton, Ontario. The transition will take place over the next month, during which time “the assurance of … Read more →

Kodak launches two new plate solutions for offset

With the launch of the Kodak Electramax Thermal Plate and the Kodak Trendsetter Q2400 and Q3600 Platesetters, Kodak is “building upon a tradition of innovation, providing sustainable and high-performance solutions to a broad variety of printers.” Electramax Thermal Plates provide numerous advantages for offset printers – such as long unbaked run lengths, strong chemical resistance, … Read more →

Toronto’s C.J. Graphics becomes first printer in North America to purchase Scodix Ultra Pro with Scodix Foil Station

Scodix, a leader in digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, has sold its first Scodix Ultra Pro System with a Scodix Foil Station less than a week after its launch. Scodix Foil is an inline digital foiling solution exclusively supporting the Scodix Ultra Pro Digital Enhancement Press. Scodix Foil is ideal for in-house … Read more →