“The Printing Sales DNA Project” extends deadline for your input to March 14

Renowned printing industry consultant and Graphic Arts Magazine Columnist Dave Fellman has launched The Printing Sales DNA Project, a research study to determine what skills, attitudes and personality traits are most important to printing salespeople. Every salesperson in the industry is being invited to participate, along with every printing company owner and sales manager. The … Read more →

Ricoh ProcessDirector adds new features and benefits

With a focus on multi-channel preference management and distribution, the latest version of Ricoh ProcessDirector, the backbone of its Critical Communications suite, addresses the challenges faced by mailers today as they seek to deliver campaigns with multiple touchpoints. “Print service providers today are facing many challenges as they look to expand their offerings to include secure … Read more →

Ultimate TechnoGraphics updates Absolutely Imposing for Yosemite

Montreal-based imposition software leader Ultimate TechnoGraphics has released Absolutely Imposing 2.7 on Mac, updated to be compatible with the new iOS Yosemite platform. Absolutely Imposing is a popular imposition plug-in for Adobe Acrobat and provides “absolute simplicity” in creating booklets, organizing step-and-repeat jobs, cutting and stacking, creating perfect-bound books, producing multiple-ups and much more. Absolutely … Read more →

RTI partners with Mac Papers to expand the dealer network for the Vortex 4200 Wide-Format Printer

RTI Digital, part of the Kitchener-Ontario-based Reprographic Technology Group of Companies – and a leading industry supplier to the digital production print, wide format and label markets – has announced a partnership with Mac Papers. This reseller agreement will expand the dealer network for RTI-Digital’s Memjet-powered Vortex 4200 Wide-Format Printer and “empower a community of … Read more →

PaperSpecs releases helpful free “Binding Cheat Sheet”

To help designers and project managers sort through the many binding options offered by printers and finishers, PaperSpecs has released a free quick-reference guide that’s now available for download. The attractive, information-packed 11” x 17” poster can be printed and then hung on any studio or office wall for immediate reference. The Binding Cheat Sheet … Read more →

Ricoh releases Pro C7100X Series of five-colour printers

Ricoh Americas has announced the availability of the Ricoh Pro C7100X series, its latest production cut-sheet line that offers a fifth colour station for a wider range of applications. Announced initially at Graph Expo 2014, these high-speed production colour printers and multi-function devices can print with white or clear via the fifth station. Aimed at … Read more →

Fujifilm improves Inkjet Insights website

Featuring news, technology and upcoming events, Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division is providing industry-relevant information on inkjet printing solutions in its fully-featured website, www.fujifilmInkjet.com. Fujifilm created the ‘Inkjet Insights’ website to provide printers with information they need to make informed decisions on how digital inkjet printing can assist them in growing their business. Business … Read more →

Pitney Bowes unveils new Epic Inserting System

The new high-speed multi-format solution cost effectively processes complex transactional mail applications “with integrity and high yield” to simplify capacity planning, increase operational productivity, lower total cost of ownership and improve return on investment. “Pitney Bowes is committed to leading-edge product innovation, driving improved performance and value creation for our clients,” said Grant Miller, Vice … Read more →

Sun Chemical develops Online Troubleshooting Guide for digital aftermarket ink customers

Sun Chemical has launched a new online troubleshooting guide designed to help its wide-format digital ink customers resolve common technical issues that can arise during printing. Specifically, the online website provides solutions to solve challenges clients may have with their digital printing. The guide uses both photos and descriptions to help a press operator identify … Read more →

Canon unveils Océ ColorWave 700 printing system

The Océ ColorWave 700 large-format printing system is ideal for reprographers and in-plant shops that want to offer new large-format services – including posters, pop-up banners, wallpaper and more – while handling CAD and GIS documents “with ease.” In addition, the 700 is an ideal solution for producing short-run point-of-sale colour specialties more economically with … Read more →

Kodak Alaris unveils the Kodak i5850 Scanner

Kodak’s new next-generation production scanner is aimed at companies looking for volume and speed that want to “avoid jams and misfeeds and minimize operator intervention while scanning over 200 pages per minute.” Intelligent Document Protection is also available in the i5850 Scanner. The scanner ‘listens’ to the sound of paper passing through and stops the … Read more →

Quark to improve PDF output with technology from Callas

QuarkXPress 2015, due to be released at the end of March, will allow better and faster cutting-edge PDF output with the help of Callas Software. This is because this next version of professional-grade software for layout and graphic design now supports document output in PDF/X-4 format, verified by callas pdfToolbox. Now, PDF/X-4 files exported from … Read more →