Barricades and Signs installs Seal 62 Pro S Laminator from GBC Canada

Barricades and Signs Limited has been delivering exceptional traffic control products and services through its multiple locations in Alberta. The highly respected, family-owned company has strong values and a vision to become North America’s most respected traffic control  products company. So, when looking to take their firm to the next level, they knew they had to … Read more →

SmartSoft to offer its PressWise MIS to Alliance Franchise Brands’ member network

Alliance Franchise Brands (Plymouth, Michigan) has finalized an agreement with SmartSoft, a leading provider of print MIS and workflow automation solutions. The partnership offers SmartSoft’s PressWise MIS application to the franchise network of 300 marketing and print communications franchises across North America. Alliance sought a solution to help its high-volume franchise members who were seeking … Read more →

OPIA’s 2018 Excellence In Print Awards Dinner set for May 24

The Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA) annual event will feature keynote speaker Randy Ambrosie, the 14th and current Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, who played for the Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos. He also held prominent roles in the financial industry for many years and is a successful business leader. Come … Read more →

LaserNett expands capabilities with addition of Trumpf TL3030 Fiber Laser Cutter

LaserNett (Mississauga, Ontario), a leading Canadian metal fabrication company, has expanded its in-house laser-cutting capabilities by installing a high-speed TL3030 Fiber Laser Cutter from Trumpf. “Our investment in the Trumpf TL3030 laser cutting machine represents our commitment to continually offer the best metal fabrication services,” said John Popik, CEO of LaserNett. “In addition to our … Read more →

Mailing and Lean Six Sigma expert Markovic joins Insource Corporation

Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario), a technology supplier and a service and solutions provider for the paper-handling market (including mailing and fulfillment, printing, bindery and packaging), has added to its staff of technical professionals. Bozana Markovic, grounded firmly in Lean Six Sigma principles, will bring years of strategic empowerment to clients of Insource. She’ll support the … Read more →

HP launches Piazza print-to-order book manufacturing services

HP has created independent and interlocking cloud-based services that enable publishers to make book manufacturing and distribution more time-efficient and more cost-efficient. Now, publishers can build a “virtual warehouse” for the management, automation, distribution, print and direct fulfillment of book orders, while holding zero inventory. “Piazza is the only all-in-one view and control centre for … Read more →

INX International promotes John Hrdlick to President and COO

After 47 years with the copmany, Rick Clendenning has stepped aside from his role as President of INX International Ink Company, headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois. He’ll continue as CEO through to the end of 2018. In his place, John Hrdlick has been promoted to President and COO, and Bryce Kristo to Executive Vice President and … Read more →

Imprimerie Reflet installs Standard/Horizon Folder and Creaser/Folder systems from KBR Graphics

Imprimerie Reflet (Boucherville), a renowned Quebec trade printer, has expanded its productivity and in-house services with the addition of two folding systems from KBR Graphics, the Canadian distributor for Standard/Horizon Finishing Systems. Founded in 1995, Imprimerie Reflet serves a variety of markets with both digital and offset presses, and has a wide range of finishing … Read more →

AWA releases new market study on pressure-sensitive films

UK-based AWA (Alexander Watson Associates) has released a new study on the broad spectrum of pressure-sensitive graphic films. Its AWA Global Pressure-sensitive Graphic Films Market Study 2018 reveals that this major and diversified marketplace represented a total volume of 2,575 million square metres of material volumes in 2017, and forecasts that it will continue to … Read more →

Aleyant releases tFlow 9 with redesigned user interface and new third-party integrations

Aleyant (Wheaton, Illinois) has announced the availability of Aleyant tFlow Version 9, its digital workflow automation and customer service solution for commercial, large-format, label and specialty graphics. “We’ve listened to user feedback and continued to stay current with the latest software development trends and techniques when it comes to tFlow and the rest of our … Read more →