GPA introduces ‘Traffic Graffic’ floor graphics promotion

Specialty substrate leader GPA’s latest promotional piece printed on its Traffic Graffic 3.4 Mil Matte White Vinyl (with a 5 mil scratch-resistant textured laminate), features an eye-catching example of a floor graphic in action in a grocery store environment offering “the tactile feel of the actual application in a convenient size.” It also stresses the … Read more →

Scarborough’s Metro Label purchased by California’s Tapp Label

Metro Label of Scarborough, Ontario has been purchased by Tapp Label, located in Napa, California. Tapp also has locations in Livermore, California, Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia. Tapp Label owner and Chief Executive Officer David Bowyer added that the recent acquisition provides his company with a new location in Eastern Canada. The leading U.S. … Read more →

Roland DG launches guide to optimized dye-sublimation printing

Following the launch of Roland DG’s Texart RT-640 Dye-Sublimation Printer and Texart CS-64 Calender Unit, the UK-based digital wide-format manufacturer has now launched a helpful guide to dye-sublimation technology and the many business opportunities it presents for commercial printers. “Whether a company is new to the print industry, unfamiliar with the technology or is looking … Read more →

Ricoh Canada selected as Managed Print Services vendor for Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

The Provincial Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has chosen Ricoh Canada as its Vendor of Record for Managed Print Services. This means that Ricoh will support the province’s transition to a managed print environment that controls and reduces its print output across Ontario. “Ricoh Canada’s capacity to deliver highly secure, best-in-class technologies, solutions and … Read more →

Ryerson University’s Sylvia Ma wins Sinapse Print Simulators’ SHOTS North American Print Skills Contest

For the last several months, contestants across Canada and the U.S. have been solving production problems on the Sinapse SHOTS Sheetfed Simulator that integrates a Heidelberg Speedmaster user interface. Contestants see the problems, analyze the possible causes, decide how to solve the problems, and then see the results and costs of their actions (or inactions). … Read more →

Xaar appoints Whaley to direct sales growth in North America

In a significant strengthening of its presence in the North American and Latin American markets, Xaar, a leading global inkjet technology specialist and provider, has appointed Don Whaley as Director of Sales, Xaar Americas. In addition, the company has also opened a new Sales and Customer Support office in Texas. Whaley joins Xaar from Piksel … Read more →

Mark Andy extends Performance Series line with new P4 Model

Mark Andy, a global leader in label and package printing and converting equipment, has released a new model – the Performance Series P4 Press. The P4 adds to the features, value and benefits of the OEM’s Performance Series press platform to an even broader range of mid-sized label printers and converters. “This model was designed … Read more →

Heidelberg rules at IAPHC’s 2015 Annual Golf Tournament

The Toronto Chapter of the IAPHC, the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, held its annual industry Golf Tournament June 24 at the Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ontario. When the divots and flying sand cleared, the feared foursome from Heidelberg Canada dominated the day. A well deserved congratulations to Jason Roth, Bill Wilson, … Read more →

EFI expands inkjet portfolio by acquiring Matan

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has acquired privately held Matan Digital Printers, a provider of technologies for super-wide-format display graphics and other industrial printing applications. “This acquisition gives EFI an even broader range of products to help our customers capture important opportunities in super-wide-format display graphics printing,” said EFI CEO Guy Gecht. “Matan’s strong R&D capabilities … Read more →

GWG releases free new whitepaper – best practices for quality control of tablet publishing solutions

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) Cross Media Subcommittee has released test results and best practice recommendations for four popular digital publishing solutions that integrate with Adobe InDesign to generate files suitable for use and viewing on tablets. The GWG evaluated the four solutions – Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, TwixlMedia Publisher, Aquafadas and AppStudio – using its Designed for … Read more →

Xerox debuts iGen 5 production press with optional fifth colour

The iGen 5 expands Xerox’s existing iGen family – the iGen 150 and iGen4 Diamond Edition – by continuing to expand the scope of applications that can be produced using the OEM’s production colour press portfolio. According to InfoTrends, the high-end digital production colour market will expand from about 60 billion pages currently to 87 … Read more →

APP Canadian consumer survey underscores importance of sustainability information on product labels

The results of the study, just revealed and conducted for Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) in 2014, showed that consumer demand for sustainable products and practices is creating a strong movement that affects all businesses. Consumers want to know that the brands they’re supporting with their purchases engage in sustainable practices, according to Asia Pulp … Read more →