GPA expands its wide-format substrate portfolio

Specialty substrates and solutions provider GPA first announced their entry into the wide-format market at Graph Expo 14 with the launch of its wide-format Product Catalogue that featured Concept Media Solutions. As demand grew, GPA expanded its wide-format press products to include: white, clear and translucent vinyl; static cling vinyl; floor and carpet graphics; wall … Read more →

Screen launches new module for Truepress Jet W3200UV

Screen USA will celebrate the global launch of the 126-inch-wide, roll-to-roll module for its Truepress Jet W3200UV at FESPA 2015 May 18-22 in Cologne, Germany. This new roll-to-roll unit turns the Truepress Jet W3200UV “into one of the industry’s most versatile production-class printers, producing high-quality UV print on both sheeted and roll-fed substrates.” The upgraded flatbed … Read more →

The BIA calls for nominations for the 2015 BIA Hall of Fame Award – deadline is Friday, May 1

The Binding Industries of America (BIA) is calling upon industry professionals to submit nominations for this year’s BIA Hall of Fame awards. Since 2008, the BIA Hall of Fame Awards have recognized post-press professionals who have gone beyond their standard obligations to become a dominant force in the shaping of the finishing industry. The award … Read more →

The Printing Sales DNA Project’s detailed findings report now available for purchase

This new research study reveals what it takes to be successful in today’s modern and challenging printing industry sales environment. The comprehensive overview of the North American printing industry was conducted during the first quarter of 2015 by leading printing industry sales consultant, and Graphic Arts Magazine columnist, Dave Fellman. More than 500 responses were … Read more →

Rollem introduces PB-10 DOD Paper Drill

The new PB-10 DOD (Digital-On-Demand) drilling system from Rollem International is for drilling of digitally printed products such as perfect-bound books, stitched books, manuals, coated sheets or plastics. Hole patterns, from a single hole up to a 23-hole Wire-O pattern, are programmed into the PB-10 DOD for easy recall and job changeovers. Using the touchscreen … Read more →

New York Times names three Senior Vice Presidents of Advertising

Meredith Kopit Levien, Chief Revenue Officer of The New York Times Company, has announced that Sebastian Tomich, Brendan Monaghan and Jean-Christophe Demarta will each assume the role of Senior Vice President (SVP), effective immediately. Tomich has been named SVP for Advertising and Innovation. In this role he will continue to lead the expansion of T … Read more →

Avery Dennison introduces new Hi-Tack adhesive for opaque and digital vinyl films

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has launched a new Hi-Tack, high performance adhesive paired with Avery Dennison Easy Apply technology, to help branded graphics remain intact in harsh, outdoor environments. Avery Dennison 900 Supercast and 700 High Performance opaque vinyls and MPI 2126 digital film are now available with the new Hi-Tack Easy Apply adhesive and … Read more →

Duets Direct unveils DuetsTactiles Substrates

Duets Direct (Cannon Falls, MN), a Gemini company and factory-direct manufacturer and supplier of premium engraving, ADA and architectural sign substrates, has introduced its DuetsTactiles plastic sheet stock for ADA, wayfinding and appliqué applications. With a broad selection of ADA substrates in several colours, patterns and finishes, Duets Direct allows specifiers, architectural sign companies and … Read more →

Crawford Tech introduces PRO Capture for EMC Captiva

Toronto-based Crawford Technologies has released a unique software solution for the EMC Captiva Capture Server that radically changes the long-established scanning and optical character recognition (OCR) process. PRO Capture for EMC Captiva changes the way large organizations capture data, evolving from the use of scanning paper to digital files. Until now, processing of digitally-created PDF … Read more →

MacDermid introduces high-performance plate for corrugated

MacDermid Printing Solutions (Atlanta, GA) has introduced a new digital flexo printing plate designed specifically for corrugated printing. Digital MAF, its new anti-fluting plate, has a dot profile that is optimized for post-print corrugated, resulting in dramatically reduced fluting without the use of additional platemaking techniques or exposure systems. Digital MAF is the latest in … Read more →

Actega Kelstar introduces 100% UV Soft Touch Coating

New Jersey-based Actega Kelstar, a market leader in the innovation of specialty coatings and chemicals, has introduced its newest product – 100% UV Soft Touch. The newest addition to its specialty coatings portfolio has several unique features. UV Soft Touch is a 100% UV-curable one-part system – not a hybrid or two-part system, and requires … Read more →