Durst acquires majority stake in U.S.-based Vanguard Digital Printing

OEM Durst (Brixen, Italy), a leading global manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, is strengthening its position in the U.S. graphics industry with the acquisition of a majority stake in Vanguard Digital Printing Systems which has its headquarters in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Vanguard Digital is a leading manufacturer of printing systems for the signage, … Read more →

SpeedPro appoints Morris as new VP/Controller and promotes Brewster to COO

Large-format printing and graphics franchisor SpeedPro (Denver, Colorado) has appointed Lori Morris to the position of Vice President and Controller of the franchise. Morris will oversee all of SpeedPro’s finances and accounting operations in addition to human resources responsibilities. Morris brings over 25 years of experience in auditing, taxes and accounting. While working in public … Read more →

Heidelberg launches Innovation Week online event this month

The premiere of Heidelberg’s Innovation Week virtual event will take place October 19 to 23, 2020, and will see five information-packed days with product demonstrations, innovation talks with industry experts, and 1:1 sessions with a Heidelberg representative (based in your region) dedicated to all things print – from commercial to packaging to label production. Registration … Read more →

Jones Healthcare launches NFC Connected Packaging Solutions

The Jones Healthcare Group (London, Ontario), a world-leading provider of advanced packaging and medication dispensing solutions for over a century, has released new technology aimed at health and wellness brands looking to better engage consumers, while also collecting real-time, supply-chain and user data. The new tool, CapX Near Field Communications (NFC) Connected Packaging, can elevate … Read more →

99designs survey reveals the pandemic’s impact on creativity, productivity and careers

99designs (with headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, and offices in Oakland, California and Berlin, Germany) is a global creative platform where graphic designers and clients work together to create the designs they love. It recently solicited 772 responses from marketing professionals collected online (via market research platform Corus) during August of 2020. Responses were collected from … Read more →

Ricoh introduces AI tool to help drive accuracy and efficiency in production print

Ricoh USA (Exton, PA) has unveiled the Ricoh Pro Scanner Option, which leverages advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to close feedback loops so production printers are continually improving. “Now that vision systems have evolved to the point that they can approach human performance in identifying details to differentiate individual faces and … Read more →

PPC to host its first virtual Fall Conference this month

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC ­– Springfield, MA) will hold its first online Fall Meeting & Growth Conference from Wednesday, October 14 to Friday, October 16, 2020. With sessions for all employees and functional areas of paperboard packaging companies, the meeting will cover crucial topics – including diversity and inclusion, economic trends, and the latest … Read more →

Epson launches flagship WorkForce Enterprise A3 MFPs

Epson has announced the release of its WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20600, WF-C20750 and WF-C21000 printers, complementing its business inkjet portfolio for in-plant printing. Epson’s Generation 2 (which replaces the WF-C20590) includes three colour multi-function printers with speeds of 60 ppm (WF-C20600), 75 ppm (WF-C20750) and 100 ppm (WF-C21000). Additional finishing capabilities – including improved stapling, stacking … Read more →

DuPont introduces Artistri Xite P2700 Inks for roll-to-roll textile printers

DuPont Image Solutions (Wilmington, Delaware) has added a new series to its pigment inks portfolio – DuPont Artistri Xite P2700. The new product is a digital textile premium pigment ink formulated for mid-viscosity printheads that offers “best-in-class colour with deep rich black, and outstanding colour saturation,” said the company. “The new formulation delivers the quality … Read more →

Connecting for Results adds four industry veterans to its team

To meet demand from its growing customer base, Connecting for Results (CFR, Toronto), a consulting firm that focuses on mergers and acquisitions, management strategies and executive recruiting, has engaged the expertise and experience of four industry veterans – Andrew Gage, Amin Mourad, Frank Kerr and Serge Trajkovich. “Industry followers who have witnessed the dramatic changes … Read more →

Durst announces 100th Tau RSC Press installation

OEM Durst (Brixen, Italy) will be celebrating a 100th installation milestone at a customer site for its highly successful Tau RSC technology platform – only two years after a successful market launch. In the coming weeks, a major label converter in Europe will become the 100th customer of a Durst Tau 330 RSC UV inkjet … Read more →