PPC to host People, Paperboard & Productivity Workshop in Dallas next month

Finance, human resources and operations professionals in the folding carton industry have a unique opportunity this winter to hone their skills and grow professionally. The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) People, Paperboard, & Productivity Workshop, February 19-21, 2019, in Dallas, Texas will feature keynote speakers, experiential plant tours, and multi-track breakout sessions relevant to any paperboard … Read more →

SGIA opens registration for its second annual FP3 Conference

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA, Fairfax, Virginia) has opened registration for its second annual FP3 Conference titled Functional Printing, Process & Products to be held May 5–7 in Itasca, Illinois. Earl-bird discount registration is available to Friday, February 15. SGIA’s Industrial Applications and Printed Electronics Committee designed the FP3 event for business leaders who … Read more →

Graphic Whizard signs distribution agreement with Xerox for PT 335SCC Multi

Canadian OEM and print finishing specialist Graphic Whizard (Burlington, Ontario), along with Graphic Whizard USA, have finalized a distribution agreement that will initially see all Xerox sales channels in the United States selling Graphic Whizard’s PT 335SCC Multi Slit/Cut/Crease Finishing System. “This robust, all-in-one finishing system has taken the North American finishing industry by storm … Read more →

Printing industry loses a beautiful soul

Cynthia Diane Thistle, wife of Steven Thistle (owner of Robert E. Thistle Graphic Arts Equipment in Vaughan, Ontario), passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on December 17, 2018. Born on December 7, 1960 in Toronto, Cindy was a key part of the company, and was well known throughout the printing industry for her humour, … Read more →

Konica Minolta Canada appoints Wildbore to head its wide-format initiatives

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada), headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has announced that Mike Wildbore has joined the company as Director of Business Development for its Wide-Format Printing Systems. He has more than 15 years of print-related sales experience and will help lead the expansion of Konica Minolta’s wide-format print offerings. Prior to this, Wildbore was … Read more →

British Columbia’s Mitchell Press wins Green Leaf Award from Kodak

Kodak (Rochester, NY), a global leader in developing environmentally sustainable printing solutions, has announced the 2018 Kodak Sonora Plate Green Leaf Award winners, which includes 13 printers from around the world. The program, now in its sixth year, acknowledges printing industry partners who are leaders in adopting sustainable practices while offering their customers eco-friendly options … Read more →

Crawford releases ePresentment Gateway for Box

Crawford Technologies (Toronto), a leading provider of document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, has announced the availability of ePresentment Gateway for Box. This new cloud-based, SaaS technology prepares, manages, indexes and stores transactional documents, such as invoices and statements, on Box’s enterprise cloud content management platform. Crawford Technologies’ ePresentment Gateway for Box … Read more →

Colter & Peterson introduces no-frills Dealermart

Cutting specialist Colter & Peterson (West Caldwell, N.J.) has introduced Dealermart – an online source for print shop owners and dealers looking to purchase or sell finishing equipment with minimal conditions attached. Dealermart follows another new service the OEM recently introduced called CutterMart, that provides reconditioned or certified used paper cutters and offers customers protection … Read more →

Book Manufacturers’ Institute accepting nominations to March 15 for its Rising Star Awards

The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI, Ormond Beach, Florida) has announced the launch of its Rising Star Awards to recognize book industry professionals who are making a positive impact on their companies, in their communities and in the industry. The inaugural class of honourees will be announced at an awards presentation on Monday, April 29, 2019 … Read more →

Canon releases new Professional Print & Layout Solution for photographers

Canon U.S.A. has announced the launch of Professional Print & Layout (PPL) Software for its imagePrograf Pro large-format series of inkjet printers. The PPL software simplifies functions essential for photo printing with features such as customizable layout settings, preview, and colour management. “Listening to the needs of our customers, we launched the Professional Print & … Read more →

Mimaki Canada holds successful Future of Fabrics Seminar

Mimaki Canada’s Future of Fabrics seminar held Thursday, January 17 at its head office and showroom in Concord, Ontario, drew over 80 pre-registered attendees – but many more showed up during the day. Officials from Mimaki and Imaging Alignment Corporation (IMAC) discussed how to expand a printer’s business opportunities with the OEM’s product lines. Live … Read more →