Agfa to showcase how its ECO³ prepress solutions make newspaper printers more profitable at 2018 World Publishing Expo

At the IFRA World Publishing Expo 2018 (WPE, October 9-11 in Berlin, Germany), Agfa Graphics will focus on how its ECO³ prepress solutions can make newspaper printers’ operations more economical, ecological and convenient. Key elements highlighted will include the recently launched Avatar V-ZH printing plate, the Attiro ZH Clean-Out Unit and the latest version of … Read more →

Batchelder joins KBA’s U.S. Flexible Packaging Division as Technical Sales Manager

With nearly 20 years’ experience in the graphic arts industry, Chris Batchelder has joined the Flexible Packaging Division of Koenig & Bauer U.S. (KBA, U.S.) as its Technical Sales Manager, focusing on sales efforts in North America, increasing awareness of the division’s flexo press models, and serving and supporting the division’s current customers. Batchelder will … Read more →

Muir is new EFI CEO

Electronics For Imaging (EFI, Freemont, California), a world leader in digital printing innovation, has announced that its Board of Directors has named William (Bill) D. Muir as its new Chief Executive Officer. Muir was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Jabil, a product solutions company. His appointment will become effective on October 15, 2018, … Read more →

Heidelberg to acquire finishing specialist MBO

The October 1 announcement by German press manufacturer Heldelberg said that the agreement to acquire MBO was “in the lower double-digit million euro range” and that the sale is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, subject to the agreement of antitrust authorities. MBO develops high-end finishing equipment for digital and offset printing … Read more →

Canadian Wrap Masters earns Avery Dennison Wrap Like a King Award

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions (Mentor, Ohio) has announced that 10 professional vehicle graphics installers from around the world have been named Regional Wrap Kings in its 2018 Wrap Like a King Challenge that utilizes Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film, its Conform Chrome and ColorFlow Series, and its MPI 1105 Supercast Digital film. Congratulations to the … Read more →

Marquis book printing acquires Webcom to become Canada’s largest book manufacturer

Marquis Book Printing (Montmagny, Quebec) has announced that it’s acquired Webcom Incorporated of Toronto, another book printing giant. The purchase cost was not revealed at press time. This blockbuster transaction will create an annual production capacity of over 100 million books produced in three state-of-the-art printing plants. The companies added that their “combined strengths will … Read more →

Sun Chemical to have new CEO in 2019

Sun Chemical (Parsippany. NJ) has appointed Myron Petruch as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2019. Petruch assumes the leadership of Sun Chemical after serving as President of Sun Chemical Performance Pigments and General Manager of its Pigments Products Division since 2008. He succeeds Rudi Lenz, who’ll transition to the new role … Read more →

Sherwood Printers buys Printer Gateway

Leading Ontario trade printer Sherwood Printers (Mississauga, Ontario) has purchased the Printer Gateway building (also located in Mississauga, Ontario) as well as the majority of its printing assets – including its prepress equipment, presses, bindery equipment, software, online assets and more. Sherwood owner Manoj Sheth is planning to re-launch Printer Gateway as a trade-only gang-run … Read more →

Saltscapes to join Advocate Publishing

The recently announced deal will combine two of Atlantic Canada’s largest magazine publishing and content companies to create one diversified, information, media and events company. The Saltscapes team will join Advocate’s Metro Guide Publishing team – without any anticipated job reductions. “The strengths of these two prominent media and communication companies will create an organization … Read more →

GPA expands Sirio Pearlescent Paper collection

Chicago-based GPA, a market leader in specialty substrate solutions for digital, wide-format, and offset printing, has added two new Sirio Pearl colour papers – Shiny Blue and Coal Mine. “These decadent, shimmering papers open up a world of premium opportunities for printers, designers and brand owners,” GPA added. Shiny Blue offers the look of a … Read more →