Agfa Graphics to launch N95-VCF “next generation” chemistry-free violet plate

Agfa Graphics launched its chemistry-free plates for the newspaper industry in 2007, followed by its N94-VCF chemistry-free violet offset plate in 2011. Since then, more than 70% of Agfa Graphics’ newspaper customers worldwide currently use its chemistry-free plate technology for the production of newspapers. At the World Publishing Expo (WPE) October 5-7, 2015 in Hamburg, … Read more →

C.P. Bourg announces key appointments at its U.S. operations

C.P. Bourg, a leading developer and supplier of on-demand document binding and finishing equipment worldwide, has announced several key personnel changes at the company’s U.S. headquarters in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The changes are designed to strengthen relationships with customers and partners across North and South America. Brian Rutter has been named Vice President of Operations, … Read more →

Komori and Screen announce strategic selling agreement

Komori America Corporation and Screen GP Americas have entered into a strategic selling agreement that effectively joins the two companies’ sales organizations. Komori America will now be the sole distributor in the United States of Screen GP’s new Truepress Jet520HD, a continuous, high-speed, high-definition inkjet press powered by the Equios Digital Front Workflow solution. Screen … Read more →

Goss marks 20th anniversary of Autoplate automatic plate changing technology

With more than 2,100 Goss Autoplate units now running worldwide while enabling technology that competes with sheetfed and gravure, leading U.S.-based press manufacturer Goss International is honouring a key milestone in its successful history of offset printing innovations. With reductions in makeready time, labour and costs, Goss’ Autoplate innovation “has extended the web-offset advantage and … Read more →

Canon launches Océ ColorStream 3000 Z Series

Canon U.S.A.’s new Océ ColorStream 3000 Z Series is a high-speed commercial inkjet printing system designed to provide “industry-leading productivity in spatially restrictive environments.” Created to reflect the popular Océ ColorStream 3000 range, it’s designed to provide equal quality, speed and reliability that’s more suitable for smaller business spaces. This slim, high-volume, full-colour, continuous-feed inkjet … Read more →

Surette joins GPA as new Toner Fusion Market Director

U.S.-based specialty substrate leader GPA has named Craig Surette as its new Toner Fusion Market Director. In his new role, he’ll serve as a resident expert and work to add new and innovative substrates that can advance the capabilities of GPA’s customers with toner digital press equipment. This will help GPA reinforce its service to … Read more →

Crawford Technologies launches new inkjet printing migration solution

The Toronto-based document management company’s new inkjet workflow solution – PRO Inkjet Express – is a modular and scalable software that gives organizations the tools to migrate transactional print workloads to high-speed, colour inkjet presses. It allows users to implement an automated, end-to-end production workflow and fully leverage the capabilities of their inkjet presses quickly, … Read more →

HP unveils new printers and PCs for SMBs

HP’s new Pro Series of desktops, notebooks and an all-in-one (AiO) PC, along with printers and multi-function printers (MFP’s) are designed for businesses of all sizes – but are particularly ideal for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). HP has also developed an online portal called HP BusinessNow designed to help SMBs grow their businesses with … Read more →

Standard appoints Steinke new National Sales Manager

Standard Finishing Systems, an industry leader and supplier of post-press and paper-handling solutions, has promoted Paul Steinke to National Sales Manager. Steinke is a seasoned sales professional who brings 33 years of industry experience, technical background, applications’ knowledge, and strong customer focus to his new role. As National Sales Manager, he will be taking the … Read more →

Quark Software releases September update of QuarkXPress 2015

QuarkXPress 2015 is the newest version of Quark’s page layout and design software for creative professionals. Since launching, it has received acclaim from industry experts, including 4.5 mice from Macworld, 4 out of five stars from MacNN, and 4.5 out of five stars from Maclife Germany. QuarkXPress 2015 includes 64-bit performance, certified PDF/X-4 output, fixed … Read more →

TC Transcontinental to double packaging revenue with Ultra Flex Packaging acquisition

Montreal-based TC Transcontinental Incorporated has agreed to acquire Ultra Flex Packaging Corporation, a supplier of flexible packaging headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, for $80 million (USD) that will be paid in cash at closing plus an additional consideration payable, subject to attaining pre-established financial targets. Ultra Flex Packaging employs close to 300 people and generated … Read more →