APP to expand its PEFC certified products by end of 2015

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has confirmed that it will offer customers a greater range of  PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified products across its global markets by the end of 2015. This follows the award of Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC) certification to over 300,000 hectares of APP suppliers’ plantations. … Read more →

HP unveils reconditioned Indigo Digital Press

The idea behind the HP Indigo 7r Digital Press is to provide printers who want to enter the digital printing market with “a cost-effective solution with the production and quality advantages of proven HP Indigo technology.” The press is a fully warranted, high performance, reconditioned press that delivers the benefits of the HP Indigo 7000 … Read more →

Avery expands Canada-USA vehicle wrap challenge to Europe

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions has announced that its 2015 “Wrap Like a King” Challenge will be expanded to include vehicle wrap installers from Europe – in addition to those in Canada and the U.S. Installers from 48 countries around the globe will now compete to be named the 2015 King of the Wrap World. “Wrap … Read more →

Manroland Web offers InlineDensity Control for retrofits

InlineDensity Control (IDC) from Manroland Web Systems is a high-precision, fully automated control system that determines true ink density values in a single measurement across the entire width of the web – and optimizes the printing process while minimizing waste. The technology is used in about 90 % of Manroland heatset commercial presses and is … Read more →

SGIA releases Specialty Graphics Imaging Industry Reports

The SGIA has released its 2015 Specialty Graphics Imaging Industry Benchmarking Reports to all survey participants and SGIA members. “These new reports provide a valuable snapshot of our industry as it is today, and give business owners key information they need to make the best decisions for their businesses,” said Dan Marx, SGIA’s VP of … Read more →

Xeditor adds new office in New York to serve North America

A strong demand in North America for Xeditor has resulted in the recent opening of additional branch office in New York headed by Anthony Apodaca, an expert in the XML field. Xeditor is a web-based XML Editor that lets authors create structured documents in XML data format, providing media-neutral data storage. Structured documents can be … Read more →

Halton Printing installs Triumph 5260 Cutter from PDS

Halton Printing (Limehouse, Ontario), a specialist in offset and digital printing serving Halton Hills and surrounding areas, has installed a Triumph 5260 Cutter – featuring light-beam cuts up to 20 3/8 inches – from leading Canadian equipment supplier PDS. In addition to IR safety light beams on its front table, the programmable cutter features automatic clamp, … Read more →

Fujifilm installs milestone 5,000th XMF Workflow at Christmas City Printing

Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, has announced the 5,000th installation of its popular XMF Workflow at Christmas City Printing, a Bethlehem-Pennsylvania-based printer. Starting off as a letterpress, stationary and business card print shop in 1981, Christmas City Printing has quickly transformed to a full-service commercial printing powerhouse with XMF Workflow as the central … Read more →

Canadian business media names KRW Award winners

Canada’s Business Media community has named the winners of the 61st Annual Kenneth R. Wilson (KRW) Awards for Canadian business-to-business magazine publishing. The awards recognize the outstanding efforts of Canadian business-to-business magazine content. Through its annual awards program, it also pays tribute to the memory of Kenneth R. Wilson, one of Canada’s most prominent and … Read more →

Kodak and Esko user groups ask print experts to educate their customers on benefits of using standards

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is spearheading an important initiative (with support from Kodak, Esko, IDEAlliance and the Flexographic Technical Association) to insure that pre-media and print professionals understand that standards are vital to their survival. Industry experts worldwide agree that using standards can save pre-production and production facilities thousands of hours and thousands of dollars. … Read more →

ContiTech develops new printing blanket made of glass beads

ContiTech’s groundbreaking new product for printing securities, high-quality film embossing (hot and cold film) and sheetfed printing is an enhanced printing blanket with a cover layer made of tiny glass beads! The Black Pearl glass-bead printing blanket is extremely resilient and durable, antistatic and ISEGA-certified (i.e. free of pollutants and non-hazardous to health). It’s manufactured … Read more →