Hunkeler Innovationdays sees several world premieres in pre/post finishing

The 11th Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne, Switzerland last month was the largest and most diverse, with almost 6,000 visitors traveling from over 50 nations to attend. Visitors saw many premieres demonstrating greater automation and substrate flexibility. These included: Hunkeler’s new generation of unwinding and rewinding modules featuring faster roll changes, 30” web widths and production … Read more →

Graphics Canada attracts renowned industry leaders to speak at its Future of Print event

Graphics Canada, our nation’s largest and longest-running printing industry tradeshow, will feature some of the printing industry’s most successful leaders and owners at its Future of Print Panel discussion on Friday, April 17 at 2:45 pm. They include John Gagliano (St. Joseph Printing), Jay Mandarino (C.J. Group of Companies including C.J. Graphics), Jeff Ekstein (Willow … Read more →

Quark releases free eBook on content strategies

The new resource offers marketers and IT departments advice on creating content in an increasingly competitive digital world. With more access to information than ever, today’s customers “own” the buying process, said the software manufacturer. They dictate how and when to interact with product and service providers, often waiting late into the buying journey to … Read more →

ISA releases new whitepaper on curing technologies

The International Sign Association (ISA) explores the benefits of innovative curing technologies in its latest whitepaper, produced in conjunction with InfoTrends. The paper reviews both UV cured and latex inkjet methods. In addition to examining the market trends and opportunities in wide-format printing as well as the benefits of UV curable and latex ink technologies, … Read more →

Kodak appoints Brown to lead its Unified Workflow Solutions

Eastman Kodak Company has appointed Allan Brown as General Manager of its Unified Workflow Solutions (UWS) business. Brown is joining Kodak as the company prepares to make some important announcements in the coming months, which we’ll have covered for you right here. Kodak’s UWS business includes Kodak Prinergy, a leading printing industry workflow solution based … Read more →

Drytac introduces Polar self-adhesive print vinyl

The latest innovation from Drytac’s product development team is Polar, an 80-micron (3.2 mil) premium polymeric self-adhesive print vinyl with a high quality, gray cross-linking acrylic adhesive. Available in a matte and gloss finish in both permanent and removable adhesive versions, the new product maximizes adhesive performance on a wide variety of substrates. Because of … Read more →

Omet upgrades its FV tissue converting machines

The Italian manufacturer’s FV Line of gearless, modular, tissue converting machines (distributed through Matik) combine “flawless, no-vibration embossing, precise vacuum folding and excellent printing.” The machines are also fully customizable. Its FV Line is currently under construction and includes a large FV.4 machine with 4 lanes – each one converting a 600 mm roll and … Read more →

XMPie releases uMerge personalization add-on to Adobe InDesign

XMPie, a leading provider of software for personalized communications in print and digital media, has released uMerge, a monthly subscription-based personalization add-on to Adobe InDesign CC that can be purchased directly from Adobe Exchange. uMerge is aimed at InDesign professionals and is relevant for a broad scope of applications – from database publishing to small-scale … Read more →

Second drupa Global Trends report reveals positives and negatives

The full report highlighting economic and operational trends in the worldwide printing indsutry will be available at the end of March. This year, a full survey was conducted amongst industry suppliers for the first time, ensuring a balanced picture of the global print market. Developments and important data – such as financial conditions, business climate, … Read more →

Adobe Publish to be released this summer

Adobe Publish is a platform that builds upon Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) and its “next-generation of mobile app publishing.” It allows customers to make mobile apps for phones and tablets without requiring development ­– and also to produce and distribute content in simple, cost-effective and modern ways. In May, it will be five years since … Read more →

Heidelberg’s integrated logistics network celebrates a milestone

Worldwide press manufacturer Heidelberg is celebrating a major achievement this month. The company recently processed its one-millionth order –  a milestone for the OEM – from the Heidelberg Logistics Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana, which opened in 2004 and supplies service parts to all of North and South America, including Canada. Over the past 15 years, … Read more →