Agfa launches first preheat-free chemistry-free violet printing plate

Eleven years after the worldwide launch of the first chemistry-free violet newspaper CtP plate, Agfa Graphics has launched the Avatar V-ZH Violet Plate – which does not require ant pre-heating. “The plate marks the next milestone in terms of economic and ecological platemaking,” said the OEM. “Based on our customers’ successful experiences with our violet, … Read more →

Productivity and workforce issues to take spotlight at PPC Fall Meeting

This October, leaders in the folding carton industry will head to Atlanta’s stylish Buckhead neighborhood for the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) annual Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference. Taking place at the Whitley Hotel October 24-26, the meeting will help attendees to increase productivity and tackle workforce recruitment and retention issues that are crucial to the … Read more →

Whitebird to install Canada’s first EFI Nozomi C18000 Corrugated Inkjet Press

Whitebird (Hamilton, Ontario), a leading distributor and manufacturer of corrugated solutions, packaging, sanitation and safety supplies (and one of our leading independent box makers), has purchased an EFI Nozomi C18000 – Canada’s first single-pass, ultra-high-speed corrugated inkjet press. The move will enable Whitebird to offer much faster turnaround times and greater versatility in its high-end … Read more →

Siegwerk acquires leading Québec ink company Ultra Inks

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA (Siegburg, Germany), one of the leading international suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has purchased Ultra Inks Incorporated (Encres Ultra Inc.). The Canadian specialist in flexographic inks is located in Bois-des-Filion, Québec, and focuses primarily on water-based flexo inks for narrow-web and paper-and-board applications. Both parties … Read more →

Sun Chemical to increase prices of all inks, coatings and consumables in North America

Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) will increase prices across its entire portfolio of inks, coatings and consumable products in North America, effective October 1, 2018. A combination of ongoing raw material supply disruptions, the escalation of transportation costs, and governmental initiatives (ranging from tariffs to changes in environmental regulations) continue to challenge the supply chain and … Read more →

Hop Industries releases Hop-Syn GO Synthetic Paper for HP Indigo presses

Hop Industries (Lyndhurst, NJ), manufacturer of Hop-Syn synthetic papers, has released Hop-Syn GO – a new grade specifically designed for all models of HP Indigo digital presses. Environmentally-friendly and 100% recyclable, the new grade is a surface-treated, clay-coated, calendered polypropylene substrate. “Its unique composition offers superb ink adhesion and high-quality graphic imaging unlike any other … Read more →

Welcome back! We’ve got a free wide-format guide for you!

The staff at Graphic Arts Magazine hopes that you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer, well rested for a challenging autumn. Included with our September printed issue, subscribers will discover our first-ever, 40-page Wide-Format Guide – created not only to keep you up to date on this lucrative and expanding multi-billion-dollar market, but as a … Read more →

Canon exceeds 2017 goal for lifecycle CO2 emissions’ improvement

Highlighting the company’s focus on embracing sustainable practices throughout its business processes, Canon U.S.A. has announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has released its annual Sustainability Report. For 2017, Canon exceeded its goal of a 3% lifecycle CO2 emissions’ improvement index per product over 2016 results, through efforts to make products more compact, lightweight, … Read more →

Association For Print Technologies praises ITC’s termination of Canadian Paper Tariffs

The Association for Print Technologies’ (APTech) through its Vice President of Government Affairs, Mark J. Nuzzaco, has praised the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) decision to terminate duties on Canadian uncoated groundwood (UGW) paper (i.e. newsprint) previously imposed by the U.S. Commerce Department. He also endorsed the statement issued by Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers … Read more →

Nilpeter to debut three new presses

Nilpeter will showcase three new presses at Labelexpo Americas 2018 (September 25-27 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. They are the Nilpeter FA, the Panorama Hybrid and the FB-350. All three presses will make their U.S. debut at Print 18 following the worldwide product launch at last … Read more →

Quark appoints Shepherd as new CEO

Quark Software (Denver, Colorado), a leader in content services and graphic design software, has announced that tech industry veteran Victor Shepherd has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer. Shepherd joins Quark from its parent company, Parallax Capital Partners, where he served as an operating partner. In his new role, Shepherd will lead the organic and … Read more →

Agfa Graphics wins four Product of the Year Awards from SGIA

Agfa Graphics four Product of the Year awards from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) include the new Jeti Tauro H3300 LED (won in the Roll-to-Roll UV Over 80 Inches category), the Jeti Mira (won in two categories – the UV Flatbed + White $200,000-$500,000 category and UV Flatbed $200,000-$500,000 category), and the Anapurna H3200i … Read more →