Patent granted for new multiple gray-level digital technology

ScaleAbilities (Sharon, MA) has received a U.S. patent for its new screening and compensation method designed specifically for multiple gray-level digital printers and presses. Multiple Phase Screening (MPS) provides both higher print quality as well as more robust compensation for those digital inkjet printheads having grayscale or “variable-dot” capabilities. Compared to alternatives, MPS claims the … Read more →

Xeikon adds metallic toners for digital labels and packaging

Xeikon’s two new toners, MatteSilver and PalladiumSilver, will enable more creative possibilities for designers as well as label and package printers and converters, said the OEM. The luxury-look MatteSilver and PalladiumSilver toners are the first products in the new Xeikon Creative Colors toner group which “recognizes and explores the added value that special effects bring … Read more →

Matushewski joins Insource as Western Canada Sales Representative

Bev Matushewski has joined Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario) as Western Canada Sales Rep, bringing to the Insource team his knowledge of print and Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is a method that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing downtime. Combining lean manufacturing and lean enterprise … Read more →

Paperland installs DigiXpress Hybrid 5+ from PDS

Printing and paper specialist Paperland (Markham, ON) has installed a new DigiXpress Hybrid 5+ from leading Canadian equipment supplier PDS. The DigiXpress not only functions as an envelope press like its two predecessors, but is a complete media centre capable of printing on substrates up to 16 point. The 5+ means it can accommodate CMYK … Read more →

EPPY Awards entries due August 28

The EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher, honour the best media-affiliated websites in 31 separate categories. Now in its 20th year, this international contest has broadened its scope to keep up with the ever-changing Internet industry. The deadline for entering submissions is Friday, August 28, 2015. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, October … Read more →

Pack-EX Toronto a huge success

The best of packaging equipment, accessories, technologies and supplies, automation, material optimization, persuasive packaging, waste reduction, sustainable packaging, tools and devices – and all that is associated with packaging – took centre stage last month as the 2015 Pack-EX Toronto show gave visitors an up-close look at this exciting, growing industry. Highlights included 3D printing … Read more →

Agfa Graphics adds Arziro security Design Tool to its software portfolio

A state-of-the-art plugin for Adobe Illustrator is the latest addition to the software portfolio from Agfa Graphics, offering an anti-counterfeit design solution for general-security printing and personalization. Inspired by Fortuna, Agfa Graphics’ design software for the high-security print market, Arziro Design can create extremely complex security patterns in seconds for general-security print applications. It’s also … Read more →

Christopher Reist joins ATS-Tanner Canada

Christopher Reist has joined Oakville-Ontario-based ATS-Tanner Banding Systems Canada as a Systems and Sales Engineer. He will advise and help ATS customers to introduce new and existing banding systems and technology into their current production environments. Reist completed a four-year university program in International Business at Toronto’s Humber College and received practical training in Europe … Read more →

GPA releases product information video series

Specialty substrate leader GPA has introduced the first video in a series of technical product overviews featuring Greg Kestler, GPA’s Director of Technical Products. Kestler reviews the advantages and profitable uses for Styrene in a short, user-friendly manner that makes it understandable for individuals from all levels of the graphic arts and printing industries. In … Read more →