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 →

Duplo launches DC-746 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser

Duplo USA’s DC-746 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser is “Duplo’s powerful, all-in-one digital colour finishing solution and is the ideal companion for digital printers with medium to high production jobs.” Performing up to 10 slits, 25 cuts and 20 creases in one pass, it eliminates white borders and toner cracking on fold lines, producing professionally finished documents in minutes. … Read more →

Adobe announces changes to its executive leadership team

The organizational changes to its executive team include new roles and added responsibilities. Senior Vice President David Wadhwani (top left, pictured previously) has decided to leave Adobe to pursue another opportunity as a Chief Executive Officer. Bryan Lamkin will lead the Digital Media business for Adobe. This will include Creative Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud. … Read more →

The Ellis Group adds fourth Komori Press from Komcan

The Ellis Group, a Pickering-Ontario-based packaging services company (with additional locations in Mississauga and Guelph, Ontario), has installed an eight-colour Komori Lithrone GX40 Press equipped with full UV and logistics capabilities from Komcan Inc. (Georgetown, Ontario), the Komori dealer for sales, parts and service for Ontario and Western Canada. The Ellis Group chose the press … Read more →

Enfocus and AccuZIP launch Switch Configurator for direct mail processing

Enfocus and AccuZIP have developed a Connector that links Enfocus Switch and AccuZIP, called the AccuZIP Direct Mail Configurator. The product allows direct mail and fulfillment companies to integrate a complete, end-to-end postal automation workflow with 100% visibility of all mail pieces in the mail stream. It’s the first Enfocus Switch Configurator for the direct … Read more →