Newly released Avanti Slingshot modules earn two Must See’Em Awards

Toronto-based Avanti Computer Systems, a leading provider of Print MIS solutions, has announced that its two newest Avanti Slingshot modules have received prestigious Must See’Em Awards in conjunction with Graph Expo 15, the industry’s largest North American printing industry trade show set for September 13-16 in Chicago. Both modules – Grand Format Estimating and Automated … Read more →

OMET launches first flexo label press utilizing lasers

Italian press manufacturer OMET officially launched its new iFlex Flexo Label Press recently that features reduced set-up time paired with lower maintenance, leading to “higher versatility than ever seen before” said the OEM. But more importantly, the iFlex features the iLight laser, the first-ever application of lasers in flexography. The technology automatically finds the best … Read more →

Brewery uses low-migration inks from Agfa Graphics to print on PET bottles and adds augmented reality

The Martens Brewery in Bocholt (Belgium) is using the newest technologies available (including low-migration, UV-curable inks from Agfa Graphics and augmented reality) to promote a special flavour of its beer on the most popular show on Belgian television. “Bottling beer in PET bottles and printing images of TV show characters directly on the bottle are … Read more →

Essentra introduces tapes for UV-coated material

Essentra Specialty Tapes (Forest Park, IL) has introduced several double-sided tapes that will adhere well to UV coated material such as boxes, cartons, posters, POP displays, lightweight forms, easels, shelf tabs, wobblers, danglers and many other printed materials. Tape adhesives typically have poor or no adhesion quality when applied to UV coated material, said the … Read more →

Asia Pulp & Paper commits to first-ever retirement of commercial plantations

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has committed to retire some 7,000 hectares of commercial plantation areas in Indonesia to protect threatened carbon-rich peatlands. This is the first time ever worldwide that plantations on tropical peatland have been retired for conservation purposes. Peatland development in Indonesia represents one of the single largest sources of greenhouse … Read more →

Ricoh to demonstrate extensive production print portfolio at Graph Expo 15

At Graph Expo this year (September 13-16 in Chicago) Ricoh Americas Corporation (Booth 1231) will demonstrate its award-winning production print portfolio of products and applications created to help printers and businesses realize new market opportunities. These include: The five-colour Ricoh Pro C7110X, the Ricoh Pro C9110 high quality colour printer, the Ricoh Pro C5110s best-in-class … Read more →

Epson unveils SureColor F-Series Dye-Sublimation Printers with new high-density black Ink

Epson America’s 44-inch SureColor F6200 and 64-inch Epson SureColor F7200 and F9200 combine Epson UltraChrome DS ink with a new high-density black ink to deliver “improved ink efficiency and black density with better tonal transitions and grayscale for high quality results in the roll-to-roll fabric production, customized promotional production, soft signage and cut-and-sew sports apparel, … Read more →

Installation update: Goss Uniliner Press fulfilling long-term objectives of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Since completion last year of the installation of the first triple-wide Goss Uniliner Press in the U.S. at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PG), the newspaper is well on its way to achieving key business and performance goals it established at the project’s outset – namely increased advertiser activity and reader response. “The printed edition looks fabulous, … Read more →

Pronto Reproductions adopts Agfa Graphics’ Azura TE Direct-on-Press Plates

Pronto Reproductions (Mississauga, Ontario) has switched to Azura TE Direct-on-Press plates to “expand its printing capabilities, increase productivity, lower cost of ownership and above all, promote a cleaner environment.” Agfa Graphics’ chemistry-free Azura TE Plate offers considerably shorter time to press while substantially reducing waste. The plates are cleaned out on-press, so the system requires … Read more →

Ultimate TechnoGraphics partners with manroland web to create Intelligent Imposer

Intelligent Imposer, characterized as the first automated imposition solution for digital and offset printing, is the name of the new member of the digital print family from manroland web systems. The software solution handles job-specific and automated imposition for both digital and offset printing. The technology was developed by manroland web systems, based in Germany, … Read more →

Kodak expands manufacturing capacity to accommodate Sonora plate demand

Kodak has opened a new manufacturing line at its Columbus, Georgia facility that will produce its Sonora Process-Free Plates. More than 2,700 printers around the world use the plates because they “deliver the productivity, quality and print capabilities of mainstream processed plates while completely eliminating the need for plate processing.” The company marked the opening of … Read more →

Color-Logic introduces Pattern Plug-In for graphic designers

Color-Logic, developer of the Process Metallic Color System, has released a new set of specialized palettes enabling graphic designers to instantly apply seamless patterns to their designs. The new designer palettes (called Pattern-FX) when used with the Color-Logic system, may be utilized for metallic ink printing or to generate complex white ink masks for printing … Read more →