SPGPrints adds Ardo and York to North American sales team

SPGPrints America has added two experienced sales professionals at its American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina to support the growth of its graphics business in Canada and the United States. Jeffrey Ardo has been appointed Graphic Sales Manager, taking responsibility for SPGPrints’ DSI UV-Inkjet Label Press and Rotary Screen Printing Program. In his new role … Read more →

New Whitepaper from ISA and InfoTrends explores textile printing’s market potential

Digital textile printing, particularly for soft signage applications, provides an attractive new service opportunity for sign printers looking to expand their offerings and clientele, according to a new whitepaper produced by the International Sign Association. Digital Textile Printing Opportunities for Sign Companies, compiled by InfoTrends, maps out new business opportunities in digital textile printing for … Read more →

Accu-Decal becomes first North American printer to install Agfa Graphics’ new Jeti Mira

Accu-Decal (Philadelphia, PA) has become the first decal printing location in North America to install the new Jeti Mira Flatbed Digital Printing System from Agfa Graphics. The Jeti Mira is a six-colour-plus-white UV-inkjet printer with a dockable roll-to-roll option that enables printing on a wide variety of flexible media. The system’s overall flexibility and versatility … Read more →

Canon to enter 3D Printing market

You can now add Canon to the list of major press and printer manufacturers (like Heidelberg, Konica Minolta, HP, and others) who have already begun expanding into the lucrative 3D market via new prototypes, equipment and affiliations. During the recent Canon Expo held in Paris, France, Canon revealed plans to enter the 3D printing market … Read more →

NewTech Imaging holds Open House to celebrate Xerox Versant 2100 Digital Colour Press installation

NewTech Imaging Printing Services’ recent Open House in downtown Toronto saw clients, staffers and Xerox reps promote the many benefits its new Xerox Versant 2100. “The printer can accommodate increased thickness in card stock, has much better registration, and we can now print on a variety of media, including polyester papers,” said NewTech Owner Patrick … Read more →

Pazazz becomes first Canadian printer to achieve Pantone Certified Printer status

X-Rite, a global leader in colour science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone, have announced that Pazazz Printing of Montreal is now a Pantone Certified Printer for its offset presses. The Pantone Certified Printer Program rigorously reviews and analyzes every aspect of a commercial printer’s colour operations – from preflight, to file preparation and proofing, … Read more →

LCA reveals lower impact on global climate change of New Leaf’s 100% PCW recycled coated paper versus virgin fibre

At the recently concluded Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics Conference held in Boston, Massachusetts, New Leaf Paper released a new Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) revealing significant environmental benefits of its Reincarnation (100% PCW recycled coated paper) over alternatives made with virgin wood fibre. The study, conducted by SCS Global Services, is the first in the paper … Read more →

Konica Minolta opens €5 million Textile Innovation Centre

Konica Minolta has opened a new €5 million Textile Innovation Centre at Como, near Milan, Italy in the heart of Europe’s textile printing operations. More than 30 VIPs and other guests attended the launch of the state-of-the-art technology centre that helps inkjet customers obtain first-hand experience regarding some of the world’s most advanced digital systems … Read more →

Buyers Lab acquires InfoTrends

Buyers Laboratory (BLI) has acquired InfoTrends. BLI is a leading provider of independent test-based analytical information, competitive intelligence, sales enablement and related services to the global digital imaging industry. InfoTrends is a leading provider of strategic market analysis, research and advisory services to the global digital imaging industry – with specialization in the production printing … Read more →

Presstek announces global launch of Eco-UV for its DI Presses

At The Print Show (Birmingham, UK) that concludes today, Presstek is featuring live demonstrations of its 52DI Eco-UV Digital Offset Press, amongst other technologies. The OEM will introduce for first time to the UK and global markets, a Presstek 52DI with an integrated Eco-UV system. Benefits of the integrated system include faster drying times for … Read more →