Ideal Signs installs Riso ComColor 7150 from Insource

Ideal Signs (Surrey, BC) has installed a Riso ComColor 7150 from Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario) through its Western Canada Rep MCSI Group. The Group’s Bev Matushewski worked with Ideal Signs for 7 months to evaluate production efficiencies focusing on NCR forms, envelopes and flyers – and chose the Riso printer based on Lean Six Sigma … Read more →

Ryerson’s Sylvia Xiaoying Ma is finalist in Sinapse Print Simulators’ North American Print Skills Contest

After months of intense competition, the finalists in the Sinapse Print Simulators’ North American Print Skills Contest are Sunny Turner, from Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and Sylvia Xiaoying Ma, from the Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Course at Ryerson University in Toronto. Both have consistently solved print problems on Sinapse’s SHOTS Print Simulator at … Read more →

Fujifilm Chairman releases fascinating new book on his company’s dramatic transformation

In the new book Innovating Out of Crisis: How Fujifilm Survived (and Thrived) As Its Core Business Was Vanishing (published by Stone Bridge Press of Berkeley, California), Shigetaka Komori, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation Chairman and CEO, recounts how he was inspired to lead Fujifilm’s journey from the brink of extinction to its current path of prosperity … Read more →

Major global charity Our Daily Bread Ministries chooses Avanti Slingshot print MIS

Our Daily Bread Ministries (ODB) – a non-denominational, non-profit, global ministry – has gone live with Avanti Slingshot Print MIS for real-time visibility into its expanding direct-mail initiatives. Avanti Computer Systems Limited is a leading Toronto-based provider of Print MIS solutions and software. ODB’s Grand Rapids, Michigan print production facility generates 62 million booklets and … Read more →

Patent granted for new multiple gray-level digital technology

ScaleAbilities (Sharon, MA) has received a U.S. patent for its new screening and compensation method designed specifically for multiple gray-level digital printers and presses. Multiple Phase Screening (MPS) provides both higher print quality as well as more robust compensation for those digital inkjet printheads having grayscale or “variable-dot” capabilities. Compared to alternatives, MPS claims the … Read more →

Xeikon adds metallic toners for digital labels and packaging

Xeikon’s two new toners, MatteSilver and PalladiumSilver, will enable more creative possibilities for designers as well as label and package printers and converters, said the OEM. The luxury-look MatteSilver and PalladiumSilver toners are the first products in the new Xeikon Creative Colors toner group which “recognizes and explores the added value that special effects bring … Read more →

Matushewski joins Insource as Western Canada Sales Representative

Bev Matushewski has joined Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario) as Western Canada Sales Rep, bringing to the Insource team his knowledge of print and Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is a method that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing downtime. Combining lean manufacturing and lean enterprise … Read more →

Paperland installs DigiXpress Hybrid 5+ from PDS

Printing and paper specialist Paperland (Markham, ON) has installed a new DigiXpress Hybrid 5+ from leading Canadian equipment supplier PDS. The DigiXpress not only functions as an envelope press like its two predecessors, but is a complete media centre capable of printing on substrates up to 16 point. The 5+ means it can accommodate CMYK … Read more →

EPPY Awards entries due August 28

The EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher, honour the best media-affiliated websites in 31 separate categories. Now in its 20th year, this international contest has broadened its scope to keep up with the ever-changing Internet industry. The deadline for entering submissions is Friday, August 28, 2015. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, October … Read more →

Pack-EX Toronto a huge success

The best of packaging equipment, accessories, technologies and supplies, automation, material optimization, persuasive packaging, waste reduction, sustainable packaging, tools and devices – and all that is associated with packaging – took centre stage last month as the 2015 Pack-EX Toronto show gave visitors an up-close look at this exciting, growing industry. Highlights included 3D printing … Read more →

Agfa Graphics adds Arziro security Design Tool to its software portfolio

A state-of-the-art plugin for Adobe Illustrator is the latest addition to the software portfolio from Agfa Graphics, offering an anti-counterfeit design solution for general-security printing and personalization. Inspired by Fortuna, Agfa Graphics’ design software for the high-security print market, Arziro Design can create extremely complex security patterns in seconds for general-security print applications. It’s also … Read more →