Avanti 2015 User Group Conference attendance up 46%

Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading Canadian provider of Print MIS solutions, has announced that attendance for its 23rd Annual User Group Conference was up 46% over the previous year – the highest in the company’s history. The annual event was held October 6 – 9, 2015 in Niagara Falls, Ontario offering concurrent sessions for … Read more →

OPIA to hold Economic Forecast Breakfast November 5

Michael Hlinka, CBC business contributor, finance expert, business commentator and columnist, will be sharing his expertise with the Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA) membership at its 2015 Economic Forecast Breakfast Thursday, November 5. Hlinka certainly knows his way around money matters, the marketplace and the navigation of financial crises. The passionate yet grounded journalist … Read more →

Gandy Digital adds Mac Papers as wide-format distributor

U.S.-based Mac Papers will become a full-line distributor for Gandy Digital, a global wide-format digital press manufacturer based in Mississauga, Ontario. The agreement solidifies Mac Papers as the exclusive distributor of Gandy Digital’s complete equipment line to customers across the Southeastern United States. The addition augments Mac Papers’ wide-format offerings across several segments, including UV, … Read more →

Add 6 more Bennys to C.J. Graphics 6,500+ print awards

Etobicoke-Ontario-based commercial printer C.J. Graphics (part of the C.J. Group of Companies) won 6 more Benny Awards for print excellence – the highest recognition bestowed by the Premier Printing Awards Competition – at its special gala awards event held in Chicago last month. Commonly called The Bennys, this annual competition draws thousands of entries from … Read more →

Drytac releases bubble-free SpotOn Printable Vinyl

Drytac has added to its line of specialty print media with the addition of SpotOn, a 4-mil printable PVC film with a unique dot-patterned removable adhesive. The dot-patterned adhesive found on the back of the film allows for easy, bubble-free application of graphics to a wide variety of substrates without the need for tools or … Read more →

EFI merges CTI into its Productivity Software

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has announced the merging of Corrugated Technologies Incorporated (CTI) into its Productivity Software business unit. CTI is a leading provider of manufacturing execution software for the corrugated packaging segment that has extended its offering in recent years to also include business and management capabilities – creating “a leading software offering” for … Read more →

Goss announces new Contiweb modular product lines for digital web presses

U.S.-based press manufacturer Goss is introducing its Contiweb tension technology to a new market by launching a range of six unwinder/splicers and rewinders developed specifically to address digital web printing requirements. Available immediately, both the unwinder and the rewinder series are entirely modular, providing users with “an easy path to full automation at either end … Read more →

Adobe to host Ghent Workgroup Meeting October 14-16

Adobe will host the October 14-16 meeting of The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) in San Jose, California. The GWG develops standard specifications and best practices for international graphic arts production and exchange. “This is where the greatest minds are meeting – the ground floor of graphic arts innovation, where the seeds of breakthrough ideas take root,” … Read more →

Domtar’s Paper Trail tool wins Environmental Strategy of the Year Award

Montreal-based paper manufacturer Domtar Corporation has been awarded the Pulp and Paper International (PPI) 2015 Environmental Strategy of the Year Award for The Paper Trail, its newly revitalized digital transparency tool. When using the tool, customers are able to learn where their paper comes from and track the gate-to-gate environmental impact of their paper purchase … Read more →