APP Canada to launch Paperline Gold line in early 2020

As part of its “growing commitment to the local uncoated and office-paper market,” APP Canada has announced that it will be expanding its Paperline portfolio of products with Paperline Gold, a premium-grade paper with 98% brightness. “APP has been a growing supplier of various uncoated offset and office paper to the Canadian market for the … Read more →

Taming the Inkjet Processing Tiger

The future of inkjet processing is sustainable. And, that’s extremely important in a mature business where market segments (newspapers and magazines) are declining and product quality and service differentiation (not price) are key success factors. For the past three years, a number of industry whitepapers published from competing manufacturers and graphic arts ‘think tanks’ confirmed … Read more →

Markzware adds Adobe InDesign plug-ins to its Q2ID Bundle

Markzware (Santa Ana, California), a leading developer of file-conversion software and desktop publishing tools, has added Q2ID InDesign plug-ins that support Adobe InDesign CC 2020 for macOS Catalina and Windows, for Quark to InDesign file conversion. The Q2ID bundle also contains plug-ins for versions of InDesign prior to CC 2020. Markzware’s Q2ID provides an easy … Read more →

Adobe becomes first brand certified by The 3% Movement for workplace equality and diversity

Adobe’s creative team (San Jose, California) has demonstrated an industry-leading culture of diversity and inclusion by becoming the first brand to receive certification from The 3% Movement – the creative industry’s leading voice in gender equality and diversity. To become 3% Certified, creative teams are measured in three key areas: female leadership, workplace culture and … Read more →

Pitney Bowes installs 100,000th SendPro C Solution

Pitney Bowes (Stamford, Connecticut), a global technology company that provides solutions in the areas of e-commerce, shipping, mailing, data and financial services, has reached a milestone of 100,000 SendPro C installations – in less than 24 months since its launch! “The SaaS-based, multi-carrier, all-in-one sending solution has transformed the way businesses are shipping and mailing. … Read more →

Strake maned Eastern Region Sales Mangaer for Matik’s Vinfoil Cold Foil Solutions

Matik (West Hartford, Connecticut), a North American distributor of leading European print and packaging technologies, has appointed Bill Strake as Eastern Region Sales Manager of its Vinfoil Products. In this role, Strake will represent Matik Vinfoil cold foil products throughout Canada, as well as the eastern half of the United States. Strake brings an accomplished … Read more →

EVENT RECAP: PRINT 19 – CHICAGO

The North American print industry’s longest-running annual event, PRINT 19, took place October 3-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place North. Bringing together printing industry professionals from over 80 countries, it featured a huge array of printing equipment and technology from over 240 exhibitors, over 80 timely educational sessions and a steady flow of traffic. Some of … Read more →

Ten big branding mistakes you might be making

A well-crafted and well-executed brand strategy can cut through the noise of competing messages, articulate your promises to customers, set you apart from your competition, and establish yourself as a leader in your space. However, I see companies make the same mistakes over and over again when it comes to branding. Do you recognize yourself … Read more →

The Best of Bindery – Part 9: Pinhole perforating

Pinhole perforating is one of the most overlooked, yet simple, ways of professional finishing. In pinhole perforating, round “holes” of paper are actually removed. Some of the most common applications include postage stamps, coupons, wraps, tear-off panels, corner tears and more. Pinhole perforating can be done in parallel or at right angles on stock weights … Read more →

St. Jude installs Ultima 65 EZload Laminator from GBC Canada

St. Jude Elementary School, part of the Riverside School Board located on the south shore of Montreal, has purchased a GBC Ultima 65 EZload Laminator from GBC Canada (Mississauga, Ontario). St. Jude offers various academic programs ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6, as well as full daycare services. The school had an older laminator and … Read more →

VGI sells Xitron to Global Graphics

Vanguard Graphics International (St. Paul, Minnesota), parent company to wholly-owned subsidiaries Printware and Xitron, has announced the sale of Xitron to Global Graphics. With the announcement, Printware and Xitron have committed to maintaining their long-standing relationship. Both companies stress that the sale will not affect any software products developed by Xitron and offered by Printware … Read more →