Sweet Canadian success story: Multi-Action Labels boosts cost efficiency of Canada’s popular 29 février maple syrup brand

Canadian maple syrup producer 29 février is benefiting from a cost-efficient supply of labels in short runs for its premium product range thanks to the digital UV-inkjet printing capabilities of its newly appointed supplier – Multi-Action Labels, based in Québec City. Designed by lg2 boutique of Montreal, the labels for the six varieties (light, amber and dark grades, plus … Read more →

Duplo releases new 600i Booklet System

Duplo USA Corporation has released the 600i Booklet System, Duplo’s high-end collating and bookletmaking solution. Integrating the OEM’s fully automatic DBM-600 Bookletmaker with its high-speed DSC-10/60i Suction Collators, the 600i produces professional saddle, side, or corner-stitched booklets as well as letter landscape applications. The System can produce up to 5,200 booklets per hour or collate … Read more →

EFI launches next-generation of its Fiery DFE and enhances Fiery Graphic Arts Package

EFI (Electronics For Imaging) has launched the newest platform for its industry-leading Fiery Digital Front Ends (DFE) for digital printing systems. The latest advancements included in the new EFI Fiery FS200 Pro will be incorporated into several new digital presses from EFI partners starting in Q3, and will feature innovative tools for higher-speed processing and … Read more →

GPA adds AlumiGraphics foil media to wide format line

Specialty substrate leader GPA has added AlumiGraphics pressure-sensitive aluminum foil media to its product offerings for wide-format presses. AlumiGraphics can be used on asphalt, concrete and brick to transform overlooked spaces into “cost-effective mass marketing platforms.” GPA offers this “rugged material” in two different finishes. AlumiGraphics Smooth has a non-glare, satin finish ideal for rigid … Read more →

Global Graphics launches Harlequin Flexo Screens

A new set of hybrid screens that improves print quality significantly for flexo work has been launched by Global Graphics Software. The flexo screens address the issues of how to achieve high quality in the highlight areas of images – such as tones close to white or skin tones – and how to print these … Read more →

Agfa Graphics and RJ Multi Litho celebrate 10 years of Azura chemistry-free plates

Launched a decade ago, Agfa Graphics’ Azura chemistry-free plate system uses advanced ThermoFuse technology that requires no chemical processing. Azura TS is the world’s number one selling chemistry-free plate – a thermal, negative-working plate designed for commercial sheetfed printing. RJ Multi Litho of Oakville, Ontario has been using Azura TS plates for more than seven … Read more →

SGIA finalizes complete webinar schedule for 2015

SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association) has announced its complete webinar schedule through 2015 for both the graphic arts and printed garment industries. The free webinars are presented by leaders in the industry and explore the hottest trends in specialty imaging. All webinars are 60 minutes and begin at 2 pm Eastern Standard Time. Highlighting important … Read more →

Lecta releases New Metalvac E LWS Metallized Paper

Lecta, a European-based leader in the global paper industry with North American offices in New York, has extended its range of metallized papers with a new wet-strength grade for non-returnable containers. Metalvac E LWS is a light, wet-strength, metallized paper for glue-applied labeling of non-returnable and plastic containers – such as PET bottles for water … Read more →

Ideal Signs installs Riso ComColor 7150 from Insource

Ideal Signs (Surrey, BC) has installed a Riso ComColor 7150 from Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario) through its Western Canada Rep MCSI Group. The Group’s Bev Matushewski worked with Ideal Signs for 7 months to evaluate production efficiencies focusing on NCR forms, envelopes and flyers – and chose the Riso printer based on Lean Six Sigma … Read more →

Ryerson’s Sylvia Xiaoying Ma is finalist in Sinapse Print Simulators’ North American Print Skills Contest

After months of intense competition, the finalists in the Sinapse Print Simulators’ North American Print Skills Contest are Sunny Turner, from Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and Sylvia Xiaoying Ma, from the Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Course at Ryerson University in Toronto. Both have consistently solved print problems on Sinapse’s SHOTS Print Simulator at … Read more →

Fujifilm Chairman releases fascinating new book on his company’s dramatic transformation

In the new book Innovating Out of Crisis: How Fujifilm Survived (and Thrived) As Its Core Business Was Vanishing (published by Stone Bridge Press of Berkeley, California), Shigetaka Komori, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation Chairman and CEO, recounts how he was inspired to lead Fujifilm’s journey from the brink of extinction to its current path of prosperity … Read more →

Major global charity Our Daily Bread Ministries chooses Avanti Slingshot print MIS

Our Daily Bread Ministries (ODB) – a non-denominational, non-profit, global ministry – has gone live with Avanti Slingshot Print MIS for real-time visibility into its expanding direct-mail initiatives. Avanti Computer Systems Limited is a leading Toronto-based provider of Print MIS solutions and software. ODB’s Grand Rapids, Michigan print production facility generates 62 million booklets and … Read more →