The Rayacom Group acquires Wilson Business Solutions as it expands to Hamilton

The Rayacom Group, one of Canada’s leading full-service print, design and marketing solutions companies with 14 locations across Canada (including Toronto, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Kelowna, Burnaby and Vancouver), has acquired Wilson Business Solutions of Hamilton, Ontario – a full-service commercial printing company that specializes graphic design, digital and offset printing, finishing and … Read more →

Esko launches expanded software platform with the release of 18.0.1

Worldwide packaging software leader Esko (Ghent, Belgium) has unveiled the latest update to its Esko Software Platform – Esko 18.0.1. This newest release delivers a host of platform-wide updates and continues Esko’s ongoing commitment to regularly and consistently enhancing the solutions portfolio customers rely on, the company said. “In a fast-moving market, we need to … Read more →

Idealliance Foundation establishes Idealliance Award at Ryerson University

The Idealliance Foundation is a charitable organization established by Idealliance in 2005 to advance global educational, technical expertise, innovation and transformative initiatives that prepare graphic communications professionals for the next generation of technology, workflows, standards, specifications and global market trends to help guide them as they prepare to make their mark on our industry. The … Read more →

Xeikon to launch its Walldeco Discovery Solution in January

Xeikon (Eede, The Netherlands) said that it will launch its “breakthrough” Walldeco Discovery Solution for affordable, cost-effective, short-run wall decoration production at the Heimtextil 2019 Tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany, January 8 – 11, 2019. The complete end-to-end digital solution will deliver 1,200-dpi resolution at speeds up to 300 m²/hour. The technology’s central element is the … Read more →

Domino creates lively video that captures its activities at Labelexpo 2018

Labelexpo Americas took place September 25-27, 2018 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois – a suburb of Chicago. At the event, Domino, a leading manufacturer and distributor of digital printing and product identification solutions, took a rather unique and all-encompassing approach to after-event marketing. The company created a new ‘voice of … Read more →

Naegeli reviews Muller Martini’s progress of its Finishing 4.0 Roadmap

In a recent e-letter to current clients, the trade media and others, Werner Naegeli, President and CEO of worldwide print-finishing leader Muller Martini North America (MMNA), discussed the progress and challenges of implementing the OEM’s Finishing 4.0 Roadmap. His letter follows: “It’s been almost two years since Muller Martini unveiled its Finishing 4.0 philosophy which … Read more →

CJ Graphics’ annual open house party and fundraiser – another wonderful success

CJ Graphics’ 32nd annual open house party and fundraiser December 7 at its new, expanded location in Mississauga, Ontario attracted over 2,125 guests that included clients, the trade media, celebrities, politicians, competitors, suppliers, staff, families and friends who came out to support the evening between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, December 7th. The popular annual … Read more →

Ricoh wins Best in Biz Gold Award for most innovative company

Ricoh USA has been named a gold winner in the Most Innovative Company category from the Best in Biz Awards – the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America. In the past year, Ricoh launched its Ricoh Ignite Global Growth Strategy which outlines … Read more →

ISA survey reveals that sign, graphics and visual communications wages are up in USA

The International Sign Association (ISA – Alexandria, Virginia) has reported that sign, graphics and visual communications industry jobs in the United States pay better than average manufacturing jobs there, and overall wages have increased in recent years. That’s according to a recent ISA Wage & Benefits Survey, created for the International Sign Association by the … Read more →

Markem-Imaje improves its Valvejet Printer/Coder line

Users of Markem-Imaje’s new Valvejet 4700 Printer/Coder users can now add ink on-the-fly without stopping high-speed production while printing two sides of a case simultaneously, or very large characters on one side – thus enhancing code readability and minimizing logistics errors. When printing variable-data information onto cases, manufacturers need to produce legible characters while minimizing … Read more →