Enfocus PitStop 13 officially released

After a successful beta test period, PitStop 13 is now in general release. Beta users reported that the features included in this release solve their most problematic PDF quality challenges. Available as a subscription or a license model, PitStop 13 provides, as one beta tester described it, “more production, more efficiency and easier communication.” PitStop … Read more →

Bard Business Solutions celebrates 20th Anniversary this year

For over 20 years, Bard Business Solutions of Toronto has provided management software products specifically designed for various segments of the printing industry. The technology allows users to organize and manage their complete shop processes from one efficient and easy-to-use program. The result is working better and smarter as a team, eliminating duplication and reducing … Read more →

Agfa Graphics to release Fortuna 9 security printing design software

The new Fortuna 9 design software for high-end security printing has updated tools and new security modules that focus on productivity and ease-of-use for those who require high-security printing designs for passports, ID documents, high-security cards, tax stamps, security documents, lottery tickets and more. It’s an advanced security design software with integrated security features that … Read more →

Martin Yale launches new manual creasers

Martin Yale Industries (Wabash, Indiana) has launched two new creasers specifically for small and in-plant print shops. Both the CR818 manual model and the CR828 semi-automatic model handle sheets up to 14” x 18” in weights up to 341 gsm. One unique characteristic is the availability to convert the manual CR818 easily into a semi-automatic CR828 … Read more →

Inca Digital launches the Inca Onset R50i

The new Inca Onset R50i wide-format flatbed UV printer features fine-drop 14-picolitre Fujifilm Dimatix Spectra printheads and an eight-channel dual CMYK configuration to deliver “superb quality” and 600m2/hr. productivity with automation. Positioned between the 400m2/hr., six-colour Onset R40i and the high-speed 720m2/hr. Onset S50i, the new Onset R50i meets the needs of shops that produce … Read more →

Artcraft Label installs an Esko CDI Flexo Plate Imager

Artcraft Label of Burlington, Ontario has improved the quality of its flexo printing while reducing prep time with the installation of an Esko CDI 2530 Flexo Plate Imager along with HD Flexo prepress software. Founded in 1977, Artcraft Label is a pressure-sensitive label manufacturer specializing in smaller volume premium brands in the wine, artisan cheese, … Read more →

Two Sides celebrates Earth Day with a free infographic

Two Sides North America has released an engaging infographic that presents key facts about the relationship between paper and sustainable forestry and encourages people to share it in celebration of Earth Day this Wednesday, April 22. The wise use of the world’s forests is critical to our survival and a healthy environment. “We’re often led … Read more →

Unigraph rolls out new products, will double size of production facility and adds Veritiv to USA dealer network

Canada’s leading pressroom chemical manufacturer, Unigraph International, will be expanding its current production and warehouse facility in Delson, Quebec and has added Veritiv (formerly xpedx and Unisource) as an official Unigraph distributor in the U.S. While many in the printing and graphic arts industry here and south of the border are downsizing and outsourcing in … Read more →

Graphics Canada ready to rock!

Graphics Canada, our largest and longest running printing tradeshow, is celebrating 52 years. More than 200 exhibitors will display the latest technology covering just about every sector imaginable. On April 16-18 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, one of the best line-ups of exhibitors in recent years will include leading suppliers such as Canon, … Read more →

Knewton and HP pioneer new personalized print learning solutions

Adaptive learning specialist Knewton has unveiled Personalized Print Learning Solutions in collaboration with HP to make adaptive learning materials seamlessly available across both print and digital platforms. With Personalized Print Learning Solutions, publishers will be able to create adaptive educational materials – including personalized print chapters of textbooks, worksheets or assignments for schools and colleges … Read more →

HP unveils “fastest” large-format colour and monochrome printing portfolio on the market

HP’s new PageWide XL Printers offer “the fastest large-format production printing available in color and black-and-white” said the OEM. Adding that the printers “do the job of two printers in one single device” HP said that the monochrome and colour models print at “breakthrough speeds up to 60% faster than the fastest monochrome light-emitting-diode (LED) … Read more →