Tresu introduces iVarnish for coating printed folding cartons

Tresu Digital Solutions has launched a range of proprietary water-based and UV-curable overprinted varnishes (OPVs) that offer “enhanced protection, aesthetic appeal and converting efficiency” for digitally printed folding carton applications. The Denmark-based company’s iVarnish range is specifically formulated for its iCoat and Pinta flexo coating systems, which offer inline spot and flood varnish application following … Read more →

HP adds new printers to its LaserJet enterprise portfolio

HP has introduced three new HP LaserJet Enterprise printers that deliver greater efficiency, security and speed. The new HP LaserJet Enterprise M604, M605 and M606 are “reliable office workhorses” designed for large workgroups of 10-25 users printing 3,000 – 20,000 pages a month. They feature “best-in-class” typical energy consumption, fast print speeds and HP JetAdvantage … Read more →

Agfa Graphics launches new Duratex media

Agfa Graphics’ newest additions include PVC Backlit Banner, Composite Blockout Film, Super White Foamboard and Foam PVC Board. Duratex 15 oz. PVC Backlit Banner is a smooth, translucent backlit banner media for indoor and outdoor signage applications. It’s compatible with most solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV curable inkjet printers. Duratex Composite PVC/PET/PVC Blockout Film is … Read more →

Mimaki unveils its new CFL-605RT compact flatbed cutting plotter

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has introduced the CFL-605RT. This newest addition is a 20” x 24” multifunction, compact flatbed cutting plotter. Designed with Mimaki’s industry-leading technology, it supports on-demand production with multiple functions including reciprocating, tangential and eccentric cutting, plus creasing for immediate finishing of packaging and prototypes. … Read more →

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 ( 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 →