Forestry sustainability and APP take centre stage at Ryerson

The Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto held a panel discussion last week exploring the challenges and best practices regarding forest sustainability in Indonesia. Using Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) as an example of a company that has turned around its reputation in recent years, the panel … Read more →

Actega Kelstar introduces ActDigi Near-Line Digital Primers

U.S.-based specialty coatings and chemicals leader Actega Kelstar has added of ActDigi Near-Line Digital Primers to its specialty coatings portfolio. The primers are for use in digital printing, specifically in conjunction with liquid electrophographic toner ink technology. “We’re very proud to introduce a high performance primer line to the market, allowing our company to serve … Read more →

New PrintPlanet/Enfocus Whitepaper examines publishing production and workflow challenges and solutions

Enfocus Software and PrintPlanet.com have released a new whitepaper about workflow automation. Printers who produce publications such as newspapers, magazines, directories, catalogues and more face substantial production challenges, often involving the management of ads and other content produced by third parties. Myriad file formats, varying degrees of print design skill on the part of clients, … Read more →

Heidelberg launches reconfigured Systemservice portfolio

Heidelberg has enhanced its comprehensive Systemservice technical portfolio with an extensive, customizable menu of modular products and services geared toward helping customers reduce waste, increase output and improve profitability on a sustainable basis. The Heidelberg service portfolio now focuses on three key areas – Technical Services, Performance Services and Consulting Services. In total, the reconfigured … Read more →

Color-Logic releases new Security Printing Whitepaper

Color-Logic has announced the immediate availability of a three-part whitepaper describing how its Process Metallic Color System can be used to provide security features in printed products. “The Color-Logic Design Suite provides a number of security features which can be used in metallic designs to deter counterfeiters,” said Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and … Read more →

RGD’s Toronto DesignThinkers Conference attracts world-class design leaders and communicators

This year’s DesignThinkers Conference, Canada’s largest conference for visual communicators hosted by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), will include design leaders and keynote speakers from Vanity Fair, BuzzFeed, Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and more. The annual conference will take place Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13 … Read more →

Hybrid printing and flexo plate innovations showcased at recent Fujifilm Technology Summit

Fujifilm North America hosted another successful Packaging Technology Summit at its Chicago Technology Center recently, showcasing innovative packaging solutions to invited attendees. Industry professionals experienced hands-on demonstrations at the two-day event that highlighted the OEM’s Graphium (a UV inkjet press for labels, packaging and specialty print), its Flenex series (a new flexographic plate system), Fujifilm’s … Read more →

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 →