X-Rite launches i1iSis 2 Automated Chart Readers

X-Rite’s latest updates to its popular i1iSis Solutions family of automated chart readers for prepress/premedia, photo and pressroom colour management and profiling, include the new i1iSis 2 and i1iSis 2 XL that use i1 spectral technology to accommodate M0, M1 and M2 measurement illumination conditions. The technology helps manage the complexities of measuring optically brightened … Read more →

Duroflex releases 2015 Spring & Summer Product Guide and opens new branch in Newfoundland

Duroflex Specialty Papers (Mississauga, Ontario) has released its 2015 Spring & Summer Product Guide. The company is a “one-stop supplier” of bond and carbonless papers, envelopes, pressure-sensitive materials, text and cover stock, boards, cut stock, packaging supplies and more. The comprehensive 48-page guide covers services as well as existing and new products in 46 separate … Read more →

99designs expands into websites via its partnership with Jimdo

99designs, the largest global marketplace for graphic design, and Jimdo, one of the leading website builders, have inked a strategic partnership to provide small business owners with logo design, website creation and hosting seamlessly on the 99designs website. By bringing the services together it will be “easier, faster and more affordable” for clients across the … Read more →

Printbox upgrades its online photo product platform

Printbox (www.getprintbox.com) is a complete online platform for digital printers entering the lucrative personalized photo-product market. The company, a leading European-based software provider, has reported over 10 million edited photos and 80,000 created projects online since it was established in 2013. The technology allows print shops to sell customizable photo products such as photo calendars, … Read more →

Heidelberg previews its Prinect Multicolor Toolset

Heidelberg USA presented a technical seminar Expanding Color in Print & Packaging at the Printing Industries Alliance Vendor Fair and Mixer event last week in Amherst, N.Y. Joseph Suffoletto, Program Manager, Prinect Color Services and author of the Color Management Handbook, A Practical Guide, conducted the seminar, which introduced participants to Heidelberg’s Multicolor Workflow concept, … Read more →

Hunkeler Innovationdays sees several world premieres in pre/post finishing

The 11th Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne, Switzerland last month was the largest and most diverse, with almost 6,000 visitors traveling from over 50 nations to attend. Visitors saw many premieres demonstrating greater automation and substrate flexibility. These included: Hunkeler’s new generation of unwinding and rewinding modules featuring faster roll changes, 30” web widths and production … Read more →

Graphics Canada attracts renowned industry leaders to speak at its Future of Print event

Graphics Canada, our nation’s largest and longest-running printing industry tradeshow, will feature some of the printing industry’s most successful leaders and owners at its Future of Print Panel discussion on Friday, April 17 at 2:45 pm. They include John Gagliano (St. Joseph Printing), Jay Mandarino (C.J. Group of Companies including C.J. Graphics), Jeff Ekstein (Willow … Read more →

Quark releases free eBook on content strategies

The new resource offers marketers and IT departments advice on creating content in an increasingly competitive digital world. With more access to information than ever, today’s customers “own” the buying process, said the software manufacturer. They dictate how and when to interact with product and service providers, often waiting late into the buying journey to … Read more →

ISA releases new whitepaper on curing technologies

The International Sign Association (ISA) explores the benefits of innovative curing technologies in its latest whitepaper, produced in conjunction with InfoTrends. The paper reviews both UV cured and latex inkjet methods. In addition to examining the market trends and opportunities in wide-format printing as well as the benefits of UV curable and latex ink technologies, … Read more →