Appleton Coated adds new ‘greener’ substrates

Appleton Coated has launched three new publishing papers. “We have three exciting developments to share,” said Mike Baker, Appleton Coated’s Executive Director of Publishing Papers. “Appleton Coated is now manufacturing Utopia Book Inkjet with 50% Post-Consumer Recovered Fibre (PCRF) and with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. These enhancements to Utopia Book Inkjet are standard, with … Read more →

Esko releases Suite 14.1 with SaaS options, more flexibility with software subscriptions and improved support

The launch of Esko’s Software Suite 14.1 is a comprehensive update of its full suite of packaging software solutions. Besides a range of functional updates for each of the suite’s applications, Esko Software Suite 14.1 will be rolling out with Software as a Service (SaaS) and Subscription options that give users greater flexibility, scalability and … Read more →

Agfa Graphics launches Version 3.0 of its StoreFront web-to-print workflow

Agfa Graphics has just released the newest version of its cloud-based, web-to-print workflow system StoreFront 3.0, designed for the Commercial Printing (Apogee) and Display/Signage (Asanti) markets. Apogee and Asanti StoreFront 3.0 give printers a series of new features to promote their service offerings to their customers and reach new markets online. “At the moment our … Read more →

U.S. prepress leader OEC Graphics adds Vancouver Facility

OEC Graphics (Oshkosh, WI) has opened its newest facility – OEC Vancouver located on Mitchell Island in Richmond, British Columbia, across the Fraser River from Vancouver. The new facility offers full-service platemaking and mounting capabilities to service the Greater Pacific Northwest market. Concentrating on a few OEC specialties (namely graphics coordination, high-definition digital platemaking and … Read more →

Prime Data’s Delphax Elan 500 Print System up and running

Delphax Technologies, a global provider of high-speed digital printing equipment, installed its Elan 500 Digital Colour Print System at Prime Data – a Canadian leader in direct-marketing based in Aurora, Ontario – earlier this year. It was the first such installation at a private printer in Canada. The Elan 500 combines major advances in inkjet … Read more →

EFI partners with FedEx Office to optimize its commercial print production

Commercial print provider FedEx Office has partnered with EFI (Electronics For Imaging) to create a faster, more cost-effective and streamlined way to deliver professional print services using EFI’s productivity software. The EFI software system directs large or complex print jobs to numerous FedEx Office Centralized Production Centers (CPCs) across Canada and the United States. FedEx … Read more →

PIA’s Dr. Mark Bohan to present two seminars at Graph Expo

Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced that Dr. Mark Bohan, Vice President, Technology and Research, will present two sessions September 13-16 at Graph Expo in Chicago – Digital Press Integration: Dos & Don’ts for Commercial Print Workflows and Smart Package Printing: Value-Add Beyond the Graphics. Bohan’s seminars will be particularly beneficial to business owners, … Read more →

Screen debuts Truepress Jet L350UV productivity enhancements

The upgrades – including new software, hardware and finishing features – are designed to make the Truepress Jet L350UV Inkjet Label Press even more productive and profitable for label printers. They include expanded colour gamut, end-to-end job management and inline/offline finishing capabilities. The Truepress Jet L350UV “delivers the smoothest gradations and sharpest detail with the … Read more →

Speizer joins Drytac as U.S. National Sales Manager

Drytac, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, has appointed Darren Speizer as U.S. National Sales Manager. Speizer previously worked as the Director of Sales at Seal prior to his role as the Director of Channel Sales at ACCO (Seal & GBC brands). Educated at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he is well respected for his … Read more →

Xitron introduces free support for new Xenith Sierra users

Xitron, a leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for commercial, digital, flexo and label printing, has introduced a new support plan that greatly reduces the cost of its workflow software ownership. The plan will see all new Xenith Sierra workflow bundles automatically upgraded to three years of support at no additional yearly charge. … Read more →

Ernest Green & Son Limited to represent GMG colour management products throughout Canada

GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, and Ernest Green & Son Limited, the largest independent distributor of graphic arts products and services in Canada, have reached an agreement whereby Ernest Green & Son will represent the entire GMG product line throughout Canada effective immediately. While Ernest Green specializes in … Read more →

Nilpeter introduces integrated Panorama Inkjet Label Press

The global launch of the Nilpeter Panorama product line includes the 5-colour DP-3 UV-Inkjet Label Press that combines Nilpeter’s expertise in web handling technology with advanced inkjet printing and workflow. “This integrated approach to single-pass digital printing from a single supplier offers users many operational benefits, including high performance and very effective up-time through close … Read more →