HP introduces more secure enterprise LaserJet printers

HP’s three new enterprise-class LaserJet printers have been characterized as delivering “increased protection against malicious attacks.” The stronger security is part of a broader HP strategy to provide “the deepest security across PCs and printers” said the OEM. “Protecting against security breaches is one of the biggest challenges our customers face,” said Tuan Tran, Vice … Read more →

Meyer to discuss ways to achieve long-term success at Print Community Conference and Tradeshow November 19 & 20

At Graphic Arts Magazine’s Second Annual Print Community Conference and Tradeshow November 19 and 20, 2015 at the Paradise Banquet and Convention Centre in Vaughan, Ontario, Catherine Meyer, President and CEO of Catalyst Leadership Solutions, will reveal how taking a long-term view to achieve success in your printing business is the way to go. In … Read more →

Xaar launches Inkjet Print Bar System

The new system incorporates the Xaar 1002 family of high-precision industrial printheads, adding single-pass inkjet capability to analogue web and sheetfed presses. The OEM added that users can take advantage of the benefits of digital printing easily and economically and deliver more creativity to their customers. In addition, the “unrivalled reliability” provided by the Xaar … Read more →

Heidelberg sees significant spike in summer press and post-press sales

Heidelberg’s recent marketing strategy to provide integrated customer solutions through specialized 1:1 engagement has gained traction over the normally slow summer months. The OEM added that through this more focused approach, Heidelberg has not only maintained tradeshow presence through its working relationship with industry partners such as Masterwork at Graph Expo, but also through more … Read more →

Rolland Paper Mill sets bold new eco-precedent for forest conservation

Rolland Enterprises (St-Jérôme, Quebec), the Canadian-based producer of fine recycled paper, has announced its commitment to advance the protection of endangered forests, engage in research and development of alternatives to tree fibre, and avoid all controversial forest fibre sources. With this policy, developed in cooperation with international environmental not-for-profit organization Canopy, Rolland “has set a … Read more →

Avanti Slingshot receives prestigious JDF certification

Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading Toronto-based provider of Print MIS solutions, has announced that its Avanti Slingshot MIS software has passed rigorous CIP4 certification testing and is now an official JDF-certified product. The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization, or CIP4, is a not-for-profit standards association whose … Read more →

Sheridan’s Typeforming event explores the fascinating history, form and use of type design

A special “thank you” to Christine Szustaczek, MCM, Director of Corporate Communications & External Relations at Sheridan College, for providing this special feature. A crowd of about 300 gathered at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario Monday evening, September 21, to hear an international panel of experts discuss type design. Attendees were also among the first … Read more →

Agfa expands load capacity of its Advantage N Platesetters

New features of Agfa Graphics’ Advantage N Platesetter line for newspaper applications will target mainly high-volume, heavy-duty printers by offering more efficiency and autonomy in pre-press. Earlier this year, Agfa Graphics introduced its new Advantage N-TR VHS (Trolley Load, Very High Speed) Platesetter for the high-volume newspaper market. At the 2015 World Publishing Expo in … Read more →

Mark Andy appoints Ray to North American Sales Manger

Mark Andy Print Products (MAPP), the growing division of supplies and consumables offered by OEM Mark Andy, has strengthened its sales team with the promotion of Joe Ray to Sales Manager for Mark Andy Print Products in North America. In his new role, Ray will be responsible for direct management of the Mark Andy Print … Read more →

Cober appoints Montpetit as Senior Account Executive

Cober Printing (Kitchener, Ontario) has appointed John Montpetit to the position of Senior Account Executive. Montpetit has a proven track record in developing and executing client-focused strategies with senior sales and marketing executives from a wide range of industries. He’s a well-known figure in the printing industry, holding senior management roles most recently as Vice … Read more →

Mimaki adds BC’s Focus Pre Press as new equipment dealer

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has added nine companies that specialize in wide-format solutions to its distribution team in Canada and the U.S. Mimaki experienced growth of 8.4% in the second quarter of 2015 (versus 2014) – the highest in worldwide large-format printer shipments as tracked by International Data … Read more →