APP’s Lifshitz named Co-Chair of The Sustainability Consortium’s Paper, Pulp and Forestry Sector Working Group

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has announced that Ian Lifshitz, Director of Sustainability for the Americas, has been named Co-Chair of the Paper, Pulp and Forestry (PPF) Sector Working Group for The Sustainability Consortium. He will co-lead the working group as it examines sustainability issues (environmental, social and economic) for several forestry products – including … Read more →

Benny Landa to receive Industry Influencer Award from PINE

Printing Industries of New England (PINE) will be hosting its annual Awards Gala at the Boston Marriott Newton on Thursday, April 16 and one of the highlights of the evening will be the presentation of the PINE Industry Influencer Award to Canadian-born Benny Landa – visionary inventor and the father of digital commercial printing. The Influencer Award, … Read more →

INX introduces two new metal decorating ink systems

The MDO Base System for Impact Extruded Metal Containers and INXCure PrintPro process colours for flat-sheet metal decorating, are designed for the mono-bloc and flat-sheet markets. In addition to curing with short dwell times, customers can expect improved transfer and scratch resistance with MDO Base System thermoset impact extruded metal decorating inks. The inks are … Read more →

Leading Calgary design company re-brands

Frank Design Strategy is the new name for Sasges Inc., the highly-respected Calgary design studio that’s been developing brands and creating marketing communications for its clients since 1992. “Times have changed and we’re following the advice we’ve always given our clients to ensure we stay relevant in an evolving marketplace,” explained founder Rita Sasges. “Frankly, … Read more →

GMG releases OpenColor 2.0 multichannel profiling software

GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end colour management software solutions, has announced a major new release of its multichannel profiling software, GMG OpenColor. Numerous new and optimized features have been added to make profiling easier and more effortless. “Simplicity is a challenge in a printing industry that is so incredibly challenging itself,” said … Read more →

Muller Martini announces VDP enhancements to its SigmaLine book production system

The new VDP enhancements can be seamlessly integrated into SigmaLine, the OEM’s digital book production solution. SigmaLine now fits well with production in the much more complex commercial book segments – such as healthcare, financial, brochures, customized text books and many other variable-data book content applications. Connex, Muller Martini’s proprietary data and process management workflow … Read more →

Enfocus announces registration for its free 2015 Virtual Safari 2.0 Conference April 20-24

Enfocus has announced that registration for its free Virtual Safari 2.0 online conference is now available at: The leading provider of PDF quality control and process automation is hosting its second annual 5-day free Virtual Safari Conference, with presentations by some of the most renowned names and companies in the industry, from April 20-24. This … Read more →

Avanti appoints Alden as Vice President of Sales

Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading Canadian provider of Print MIS solutions, has named John P. Alden as the company’s Vice President of Sales. The former Xerox sales executive brings extensive print industry experience to Avanti and will lead its sales and business development efforts worldwide. “The enormous success of Avanti Slingshot demands a sales … Read more →

Color-Logic and HP SmartStream Designer launch variable metallic data design video

A new video released by Color-Logic, developer of the Process Metallic Color System, shows how, when used together, the Color-Logic system and HP SmartStream Designer enable graphic designers to automatically produce white-ink masks necessary for printing variable-data in metallic using digital presses. “Producing metallic images, text, vector graphics or sequential numbers with digital presses on … Read more →

Adobe launches Slate visual storytelling app for iPad

Slate is a new, free iPad app that makes it easier to turn words and images into a story that can be published as laid-out web content in minutes. “Through professionally designed magazine-style layouts with elegant fonts, beautiful colours and eye-catching motion, Slate content automatically adapts to any device for a high-impact reading experience on … Read more →

Free XMPie webinar scheduled for April 20

The upcoming XMPie webinar is scheduled for Monday, April 20 from 11 am to noon Eastern Standard Time. It will focus on uMerge – XMPie’s new personalization add-on for Adobe InDesign. The uMerge Add-on to Adobe InDesign helps designers to create document templates for generating personalized or customized printed pieces such as those used in … Read more →