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 →

Foley and Lake to debut “50 AH-HA Marketing Innovations and Ideas” at Graph Expo 15

John Foley Jr. (CEO and President of interlinkONE) and Samantha Lake (Director of Marketing at Grow Socially) will explore compelling examples of extraordinarily diverse and innovative programs, products and projects that companies are putting into action or testing during their Graph Expo 2015 session 50 AH-HA Marketing Innovations and Ideas Monday, September 14, 2015 from … Read more →

Ultraflex promotes John Mitchell to Vice-President of Sales

Ultraflex Systems, (Randolph, NJ), an international leader in PVC and specialty substrates, has announced the promotion of John Mitchell as its new Vice-President of Sales for North America. Mitchell joined Ultraflex in 2013 and has served as its Canadian Sales Representative, increasing sales across Canada by 30% during that time. He is responsible for restructuring … Read more →

Willow Publishing purchases a reconditioned Duplo System 4000 from Sydney Stone

Willow Publishing, a Brighton-Ontario-based printer, recently upgraded to a re-conditioned 20 bin Duplo System 4000 Collator, Bookletmaker and Face Trimmer from leading Canadian print finishing supplier Sydney Stone. The system, which was fully reconditioned by Duplo’s team of factory-trained service technicians, offers Willow much more reliable production than it had been experiencing with an older … Read more →

Ricoh named global market leader in managed print services for fourth consecutive year by Quocirca

Ricoh has maintained its leadership position for the fourth consecutive year in the Managed Print Services (MPS) market according to a report from analyst firm Quocirca titled Managed Print Services Landscape, 2015. Ricoh added that it now “actively manages millions of devices on a global basis for more than 4,000 customers, helping them to grow … Read more →

Fastsigns experiences record global sales and strong franchise growth

Texas-based franchisor Fastsigns International, with over 590 graphics and visual communications centres worldwide, has reached global revenues of $400 million – an all-time high for the company – along with inking 24 new franchise agreements and opening its first location in Dubai. The company expects to sign an additional 33 franchise agreements by year’s end … Read more →

Winners of annual Tabbie Awards released

The Tabbies is a renowned editorial and design awards program run by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) open to English-language b2b publications worldwide, published at least quarterly. Now in its second decade, the 2015 Tabbie Awards featured more than 400 entries with nominations coming from the Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Australia, New … Read more →

PSI Engineering to debut Color Laser Mail 7000 and showcase Laser Mail 2432 envelope printers at Graph Expo

Mississauga-Ontario-based PSI Engineering will debut its Color Laser Mail 7000 Digital Envelope Printer that can print, in one pass, up to 70 full-colour personalized envelopes per minute in 4-colour or 5-colour. With on-demand variable data/variable image printing, it can accommodate opaque white or clear – adding depth, impact and style to prints by allowing white … Read more →

Heidelberg Canada on the move

Heidelberg Canada will be re-locating its Canadian Corporate Offices to 5900 Keaton Crescent in Mississauga, Ontario as of September 1 – just south of its current 6265 Kenway Drive location. Driven by ever-changing market forces, the operational benefits of the re-designed workspace will enable the world-leading press manufacturer to better serve its customers. “We have … Read more →

PIA’s Julie Shaffer to present two seminars at Graph Expo 15

Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced that Julie Shaffer, the organization’s Vice President of Digital Strategies, will present two sessions, Print Future Shock: Interactive, Integrated – Even Electric! and 3D for Commercial Printers: Your Next Print Profit Pathway! at Graph Expo 15, September 13 – 16, in Chicago. Shaffer joined Printing Industries of America … Read more →

Global Vision releases ScanProof 3.0.0. with multiple enhancements

Montreal-based Global Vision, a world leader in the development of proofreading technologies, has released version 3.0.0 of its award-winning print inspection solution, ScanProof. Designed with “enhancements that will dramatically ease the challenges that professionals face on a daily basis,” ScanProof 3.0.0 features new unified artwork as well as barcode and Braille QC that will enable … Read more →