Jones Packaging sells shrink sleeve business to Safety Seal Plastics

London-Ontario-based Jones Packaging Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its shrink sleeve business – including its equipment and customer portfolio – to Safety Seal Plastics Inc., a major North American shrink sleeve manufacturer currently based in Hamilton, Ontario. The transition will take place over the next month, during which time “the assurance of … Read more →

Kodak launches two new plate solutions for offset

With the launch of the Kodak Electramax Thermal Plate and the Kodak Trendsetter Q2400 and Q3600 Platesetters, Kodak is “building upon a tradition of innovation, providing sustainable and high-performance solutions to a broad variety of printers.” Electramax Thermal Plates provide numerous advantages for offset printers – such as long unbaked run lengths, strong chemical resistance, … Read more →

Toronto’s C.J. Graphics becomes first printer in North America to purchase Scodix Ultra Pro with Scodix Foil Station

Scodix, a leader in digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, has sold its first Scodix Ultra Pro System with a Scodix Foil Station less than a week after its launch. Scodix Foil is an inline digital foiling solution exclusively supporting the Scodix Ultra Pro Digital Enhancement Press. Scodix Foil is ideal for in-house … Read more →

Toronto Star launches Star Touch $20 million tablet edition

As reported here in June, the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily circulation newspaper, has launched Star Touch, its major tablet/iPad initiative. Officially launched today, the newspaper is following in the footsteps of Montreal’s La Presse+’s news tablet app, which, at just over two years old, is considered one of the best in the world. Its … Read more →

Agfa Graphics to launch N95-VCF “next generation” chemistry-free violet plate

Agfa Graphics launched its chemistry-free plates for the newspaper industry in 2007, followed by its N94-VCF chemistry-free violet offset plate in 2011. Since then, more than 70% of Agfa Graphics’ newspaper customers worldwide currently use its chemistry-free plate technology for the production of newspapers. At the World Publishing Expo (WPE) October 5-7, 2015 in Hamburg, … Read more →

C.P. Bourg announces key appointments at its U.S. operations

C.P. Bourg, a leading developer and supplier of on-demand document binding and finishing equipment worldwide, has announced several key personnel changes at the company’s U.S. headquarters in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The changes are designed to strengthen relationships with customers and partners across North and South America. Brian Rutter has been named Vice President of Operations, … Read more →

Komori and Screen announce strategic selling agreement

Komori America Corporation and Screen GP Americas have entered into a strategic selling agreement that effectively joins the two companies’ sales organizations. Komori America will now be the sole distributor in the United States of Screen GP’s new Truepress Jet520HD, a continuous, high-speed, high-definition inkjet press powered by the Equios Digital Front Workflow solution. Screen … Read more →

Goss marks 20th anniversary of Autoplate automatic plate changing technology

With more than 2,100 Goss Autoplate units now running worldwide while enabling technology that competes with sheetfed and gravure, leading U.S.-based press manufacturer Goss International is honouring a key milestone in its successful history of offset printing innovations. With reductions in makeready time, labour and costs, Goss’ Autoplate innovation “has extended the web-offset advantage and … Read more →

Canon launches Océ ColorStream 3000 Z Series

Canon U.S.A.’s new Océ ColorStream 3000 Z Series is a high-speed commercial inkjet printing system designed to provide “industry-leading productivity in spatially restrictive environments.” Created to reflect the popular Océ ColorStream 3000 range, it’s designed to provide equal quality, speed and reliability that’s more suitable for smaller business spaces. This slim, high-volume, full-colour, continuous-feed inkjet … Read more →

Surette joins GPA as new Toner Fusion Market Director

U.S.-based specialty substrate leader GPA has named Craig Surette as its new Toner Fusion Market Director. In his new role, he’ll serve as a resident expert and work to add new and innovative substrates that can advance the capabilities of GPA’s customers with toner digital press equipment. This will help GPA reinforce its service to … Read more →

Crawford Technologies launches new inkjet printing migration solution

The Toronto-based document management company’s new inkjet workflow solution – PRO Inkjet Express – is a modular and scalable software that gives organizations the tools to migrate transactional print workloads to high-speed, colour inkjet presses. It allows users to implement an automated, end-to-end production workflow and fully leverage the capabilities of their inkjet presses quickly, … Read more →

HP unveils new printers and PCs for SMBs

HP’s new Pro Series of desktops, notebooks and an all-in-one (AiO) PC, along with printers and multi-function printers (MFP’s) are designed for businesses of all sizes – but are particularly ideal for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). HP has also developed an online portal called HP BusinessNow designed to help SMBs grow their businesses with … Read more →