Quark to improve PDF output with technology from Callas

QuarkXPress 2015, due to be released at the end of March, will allow better and faster cutting-edge PDF output with the help of Callas Software. This is because this next version of professional-grade software for layout and graphic design now supports document output in PDF/X-4 format, verified by callas pdfToolbox. Now, PDF/X-4 files exported from … Read more →

Xeikon launches 9800 Digital Color Press

The OEM’s new, ultra-fast, dry-toner-based digital colour press, the Xeikon 9800, replaces the Xeikon 8800 press in its family of digital colour production presses, complementing the existing 8500 and 8600 presses. The 9800 uses Xeikon’s new QA-CD toner, delivering “speeds up to 21.5 metres per minute at a reduced consumables cost.” It can print on … Read more →

Adobe Photoshop turns 25

In 1987, Thomas Knoll developed a pixel-imaging program called Display. It was a simple program to showcase grayscale images on a black-and-white monitor. However, after collaborating with his brother John, the two began adding features that made it possible to process digital image files. The program eventually caught the attention of industry influencers and in … Read more →

Agfa Graphics launches Version 2.3 of Apogee StoreFront

This newest release of Agfa StoreFront, its open web-to-print solution, adds electronic document distribution to help commercial and wide-format printers extend their offerings with complementary web services. Designed for the commercial printing and display/signage markets, StoreFront 2.3 can be used by any printer to market new services and products to business customers of any size. … Read more →

EFI and Konica Minolta expand wide-format distribution agreement

EFI (Electronics For Imaging) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions (KMBS) are bringing “advanced, high-quality wide-format inkjet imaging technology to a broader selection of the printing industry” through an expansion of their existing partnership. Under the terms of the new agreement, KMBS and its authorized dealer network will service and sell EFI wide-format LED and UV … Read more →

Graphics One introduces Metalnox EL 900 Manual Heat Press

The Metalnox EL 900 is a new heat press with an overall transfer area of 27.5” x 43.” According to Juan Carlos Clavijo, Graphics One Product Management, “the Metalnox EL 900 is an exciting addition to our Metalnox heat press line. It was designed based on demand by clients that require an affordable and cost-effective … Read more →

Kodak launches content portal for packaging executives

Kodak has unveiled a new content portal, www.chiefpackagingofficer.com, targeted at elevating the strategic role of packaging within leading consumer packaged goods, retail and over-the-counter product firms. The site provides wide-ranging packaging news summaries, original blog posts from experts, whitepapers, eBooks on industry trends, best-practice case studies and interviews with packaging industry visionaries. “The premise of … Read more →

ICMA Expo March 29 celebrates 25 years

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers, has announced that its Card Manufacturing & Personalization Expo – and 25th anniversary celebration – will be March 29 to April 1 at the Arizona Grand Resort & Sap in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the industry’s only major … Read more →

Fujifilm announces first worldwide installation of a newly configured Inca Onset

Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, has installed an all-new Inca Onset R40LT, a scalable wide format UV flatbed inkjet press, at Imperial Communications. For over 100 years, Imperial Communications (New Berlin, Wisconsin) has been a high quality print and technology services provider, with an emphasis in POP and POS to the commercial print … Read more →

Drytac Canada names ND Graphics as exclusive national branded distributor for sign and graphic markets

Drytac, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, has appointed ND Graphics (based in Concord, Ontario) as its exclusive national branded distributor for Canada. ND Graphics will be responsible for business growth in the sign and large-format markets. As a result of its 2013 acquisition of a second manufacturing and coating operation in Toronto, Drytac has … Read more →

Synchrolith installs Agfa :Anapurna M4F wide format printer

Synchrolith, a dedicated pre-press trade shop located in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, has installed an Agfa :Anapurna M4F. Synchrolith has been in business since 1978 and provides a full range of digital prepress services to its growing list of customers. From preflighting to plating, the company offers an efficient state-of-the-art process that “ensures quality and accuracy.” Its new … Read more →

Kelly signs installs Esko Kongsberg i-XP24 Finishing Table

In order to complete work faster (including contour cuts) on more materials and attract more business, Kelly Signs has purchased a Kongsberg i-XP24 Digital Finishing Table from Esko. The result is that Kelly Signs’ is now taking on more and different jobs than it could previously, as well as drastically reducing turnaround time. The company … Read more →