Heidelberg makes huge investment in production of printed and organic electronics

Heidelberg has set up a dedicated business unit for the industrial development, manufacture and sale of printed and organic electronics at its Wiesloch-Walldorf production site in Germany. In fact, the OEM has already begun production at this site, investing some five million euros in a complete production line for printed sensors. Sensors developed at InnovationLab … Read more →

FTA announces its Virtual Fall Conference 2020

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA – Bohemia, New York) has moved its Fall Conference 2020 to a fully virtual environment. Now known as the Virtual Fall Conference 2020, it will retain six of its technical sessions, evolve into a fully online exhibit space, and add opportunities to connect with attendees before, during and after the … Read more →

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) extended by 8 weeks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that the government is extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) by eight weeks to ensure Canadians have the help they need as they transition back to work. The CERB is a taxable benefit of $2,000 over a four-week period for eligible workers who have stopped working, or whose … Read more →

Agfa to increase inkjet ink production capacity

To cope with growing volume demands, Agfa will significantly invest in the expansion of its inkjet ink production capacity. A new manufacturing plant will focus on water-based, inkjet inks. The new production facility – located at Agfa’s headquarters in Mortsel, Belgium – will enable Agfa to serve its current customers and become a key supplier … Read more →

PAC Global Leadership Awards now open for submissions

The Packaging Consortium’s (PAC’s) Annual Global Leadership Awards are basically the “Oscars” of the packaging industry. The global packaging competition is open to any individual or company directly involved in the brand ownership, brand/graphic, structural design, pre-press or manufacture of a package sold anywhere in the world. The package must be sold commercially in market … Read more →

Komori cancels its participation in drupa 2021

Komori (Tokyo, Japan) has announced that it’s pulling out of drupa 2021, the world’s largest printing industry tradeshow, normally held every four years in Düsseldorf, Germany. Drupa had already been postponed from June of this year to April of 2021. The decision to exit was made in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 and … Read more →

Flora Graphics installs first Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190 Digital Label Press in Ontario

After 7 years in business, Flora Graphics (Brampton, Ontario) has installed the first Konica Minolta AccurioLabel 190 Digital Label Press in Ontario. The company specializes in graphic design, web development, branding, digital and offset printing, magazines, books, large-format printing (posters and banners), and more recently has earned a solid reputation for its digital signage services. … Read more →

Canon launches ProStream 1800 Continuous-Feed Inkjet Printer

Canon has launched its new ProStream 1800 Continuous-Feed Inkjet Printer, the newest model in its ProStream 1000 series. With increased web speeds of up to 436 feet per minute, the new printer has “the highest resolution and print quality of any digital printing press at that speed, making it the ideal solution for commercial printers … Read more →

Sign Research Foundation releases updated Wayfinding Manual

The Sign Research Foundation (SRF – Washington, DC) has released its latest Urban Wayfinding Planning and Implementation Manual, which has been completely updated with the latest trends and information. The guide was last published in 2013 and wayfinding has only grown in popularity and use since then, said the organization. Urban Wayfinding explores all facets … Read more →

Drupa reduces show days while participation remains high

The duration of drupa, the world’s largest tradeshow for printing technologies, will be shortened from 11 to 9 days and will now be held April 20 – 28, 2021 at the Fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. The previously announced dates were April 20 – 30. This decision is in response to the wishes of its partner … Read more →