Epson introduces DS Transfer Photo Paper for rigid photo applications

Epson has announced a new solution specifically designed for creating dye-sublimation photo panels and other rigid substrates. New Epson DS Transfer Photo Paper, a high-quality, lightweight dye-sublimation transfer paper, combined with Epson SureColor F-Series dye-sublimation printers, inks and Wasatch RIP support, “creates a complete solution designed to produce rigid photos with advanced print quality and … Read more →

Mactac enters craft beer label market with new All-Temperature Paper and Craft Beer Film Labels

Officially announcing its entry into the craft beer labeling market, Mactac Roll Label (Stow, Ohio) has launched a new line of all-temperature, pressure-sensitive paper and film craft beer labels. Mactac’s new craft beer labels are specially formulated with a variety of facestocks and finishes. With about 13 products currently available, the company offers semi-gloss, white … Read more →

Laser Reproductions installs an RMGT 9 Series LED-UV Press from KBR Graphics Canada

Laser Reproductions (and it’s subsidiary Welter Studio), a full-size and full-service printing company located in Toronto, has installed a new RMGT 9 Series Sheetfed Offset Press. This new system will not only complement their existing 6-colour 40” press, but replaces their 12-year-old RMGT 7 Series Press. Manufactured by Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology and purchased through … Read more →

Graphics One introduces GO SubliMate Desktop Dye Sub System

Graphics One (Sunnyvale, California), the distribution arm of Prism Inks, has announced the launch of a new desktop dye sublimation system, GO SubliMate. GO SubliMate is the first desktop tabloid dye sublimation system to feature neon dye-sub ink colours. The GO SubliMate Dye Sub System was developed to be used with the Epson EcoTank ET-7750 … Read more →

Ryerson University officially adopts digitally enhanced textbook – Introduction to Graphic Communication

The school of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) at downtown Toronto’s Ryerson University will now include, as required reading, the updated edition of Introduction to Graphic Communication in its Fall curriculum for first-year GCM students. GCM is a unique, four-year Bachelor of Technology program. Ryerson contract lecturer and Graphic Arts Magazine columnist Diana Varma cited several … Read more →

Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop to offer training program starting this September

Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop, located in downtown Toronto, is a full-service digital printer also dedicated to reducing youth homelessness while providing vocational and life skills. “When you print with us, you help prepare youth experiencing homelessness for employment in the graphics and print sector. We reinvest every dollar of profit into shelter, food, caring support, … Read more →

Cansel launches Cobalt Graphics Distribution

Cansel, (Vancouver, BC), a software, hardware and service provider to the printing, engineering, surveying, construction and architecture industries, as well as government agencies, has created Cobalt Graphics Distribution – a new company focused on the graphics communications market. Cobalt will operate as a national distributor of wide-format, flexographic and offset products to the print communications … Read more →

Web offset giants Goss and Manroland officially complete their merger

Manroland Web Systems (Augsburg, Germany) and Goss International (Durham, New Hampshire), both major, long-time web-offset printing manufacturers and service providers, have announced that they’ve officially completed the transaction to combine their businesses. The new company will operate under the brand name Manroland Goss Web Systems and will be “the strongest supplier to web printing companies … Read more →

Quebec’s Solisco partners with PrintReleaf

Solisco (Scott, Quebec), one of Canada’s largest commercial printers, has partnered with PrintReleaf, enabling its clients to select reforestation equivalents to the paper used on their printed projects. PrintReleaf creates a global sustainability standard by certifiably guaranteeing to ‘releaf’ the paper consumption of its customers. It’s the only technology platform that measures customers’ paper usage … Read more →

Kodak to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division

Kodak has announced that it’s begun a process to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division utilizing UBS Investment Bank as the financial adviser for the transaction. Kodak’s Flexographic Packaging Division (FPD) produces and markets the Flexcel NX system of flexographic imaging equipment, printing plates, consumables and related services. For the past 12 months, FPD reported revenues … Read more →

Ghent Workshop to explore PDF processes and best practices for print, production and packaging

The Ghent Workgroup’s next timely event will take place in Washington, DC Tuesday, October 9. Industry experts will be discussing PDF processes and best practices for print, production and packaging. Topics will include Ghent Workgroup – General Introduction Opportunities and Challenges in Print’s Competitive Marketplace PDF and PDF/X-plus The Future of Print Workflow – PDF … Read more →