Swiss newspaper becomes first in the world to print 100% digitally using Manroland, HP and Mueller Martini technology

Traditional Swiss offset daily newspaper Walliser Bote made printing history worldwide June 15 when it began production of the world’s first high-speed, 100% digitally printed newspaper. Walliser Bote delivers the news to the Valais region in Switzerland and is published Monday to Saturday. Current circulation is between 22,000 and 32,000 copies with approximately 24 pages … Read more →

Fujifilm hosts Prime Label Technology Summit

Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division recently hosted a Prime Label Technology Summit at its Chicago Technology Center, showcasing innovative packaging technology trends to invited attendees. Successful solutions were the focus at the two-day event, with hands-on demonstrations of the Graphium (a UV inkjet press for labels, packaging, and specialty print) and the Flenex series … Read more →

Prime Data receives Canada Post Top Performer Award

Canada Post Corporation has recognized Aurora-Ontario-based Prime Data with a Top Performer Award for Excellence in Direct Mail Growth. The award was presented at the recent Canada Post Expert Partner Program Conference held in Toronto. The event is an opportunity for professional development and an exchange of ideas between major mail providers and Canada Post. … Read more →

Beneco Packaging’s Jiang ranked one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs

YaJun (Carol) Jiang, President of Mississauga-Ontario-based Beneco Packaging, has been ranked No. 53 on the 17th annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs by Profit/Chatelaine. Published in the June issue of Canadian Business and online at Profitguide.com and Chatelaine.com, the W100 ranks female entrepreneurs with a proprietary formula that considers the size, three-year revenue … Read more →

Adobe unveils comprehensive 2015 Creative Cloud tools and services in biggest release in recent years

Adobe’s “milestone” release of its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services includes major, unprecedented updates to its industry-defining desktop tools – including Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and InDesign CC – as well as new connected mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company is also shipping Adobe Stock, the industry’s first … Read more →

Ricoh unveils 5th Color Kit for its Pro C7100X printer

The kit gives users a collection of applications (from tickets to fliers to badges) to market to their existing customers and gain new clients. The 5th Color Kit, said Ricoh, was created “to empower Ricoh Pro C7100X customers to go after new industries – such as fashion or retail – by providing a set of practical … Read more →

Agfa Graphics’ series of Red Carpet events brings breakthrough hands-on inkjet technology to Canadian printers

Following Agfa Graphics’ recent world premiere of two new groundbreaking wide-format inkjet systems, the Jeti Tauro and the Jeti Mira, the company held another invitation-only Red Carpet Event at its Mississauga, Ontario production facility June 9 and 10, which I attended. The event had an international flavour, attracting printers and Agfa executives from Canada, the … Read more →

Emerging U.S. designers celebrate their cities through stunning design in Neenah Future Classic initiative

Neenah Paper’s recently released Future Classic promotion celebrates the relationship between destination and design. To create the promotion, Neenah asked emerging artists to creatively interpret the cities they live in through design. The result is the artistic treatments of six classic cities compiled into one elegant book. The title, Future Classic, is derived from two … Read more →

Signs and wide format growing as profit centres for printers according to major NPOA survey in the U.S.

The recently completed National Print Owners Association (NPOA) 2015-2016 Signs & Wide Format Pricing Study found that signs and wide format are becoming increasingly important profit centres for small commercial printers. The study, which surveyed 230 printing firms, showed that sign and wide format accounted for an average of 9.8% of total sales. “There’s no … Read more →

Calgary’s Bolder Graphics expands its small to medium format printing capabilities

Leading Western Canada printer Bolder Graphics has acquired the majority of assets a Calgary-based small-format printing company. These assets include small to medium format printing and finishing technologies. This acquisition will allow Bolder to enhance its current products and services to existing legal, engineering, architectural and construction clients. These products and services include stationary, architectural … Read more →

Color-Logic certifies Innovative Laminations’ metallic substrates

Color-Logic, developer of the Process Metallic Color System, has announced their certification of Innovative Laminations Corporation’s large sheet metallic substrates for use with the Color-Logic process. “Color-Logic certification tests on ILC metallic substrates means that printers using large-format ultraviolet machines such as those made by EFI VUTEk, Scitex, Screen and Fujifilm can now produce sparkling … Read more →