Hazen Paper wins international award for Holography

Hazen Paper (Holyoke, MA) has won an Excellence in Holography Award from the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) at its recent annual conference in Barcelona, Spain. The annual awards recognize outstanding achievements in pioneering innovative holographic products or techniques, as well as the best use of holography in commercial applications. Singled out from a record … Read more →

Lexmark unveils new patient communication solution

Lexmark International has announced the availability of Lexmark Patient Communication – a custom solution that integrates Lexmark colour technology into a healthcare provider’s existing processes for immediate access to highly legible and easy-to-follow printed forms and documents. “We’ve all seen the patient discharge packets copied so many times that they’re fuzzy, skewed and hard to … Read more →

Sun Chemical upgrades Safety Data Sheet online platform

Sun Chemical has upgraded its online Safety Data Sheet (SDS) platform, which houses the SDSs of all its products. Done in collaboration with Verisk 3E, the upgraded platform will improve customer access to SDSs. 3E Protect, Verisk 3E’s premier SDS and chemical management platform (formerly known as 3E Online – SDS), provides Sun Chemical’s customers … Read more →

KBA sets world record in rotary die-cutting at 17,000 sheets per hour

Early last month, KBA-Sheetfed invited international print and finishing specialists to a series of Print & Postpress Innovation Days at the KBA’s facility in Radebeul near Dresden. Over 250 participants from 30 countries took the opportunity to gather information on the latest automation solutions for commercial, label and packaging printing, as well as postpress solutions. … Read more →

Industry veteran Sturhahn to boost awareness and value of the CPISTF as a new Trustee

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) has strengthened its management team by appointing Gunther Sturhahn as its newest Trustee. Now 60, he recently retired from a successful 40-year career in the wholesale paper distribution industry. Sturhahn will work closely with the CPISTF Board of Trustees to support and … Read more →

Graphics of the Americas almost doubles 2017 domestic registration

The latest Graphics of the Americas (GOA) conference and tradeshow registration numbers from its February, 2017 event in Miami, Florida have been officially released – and show a 46% increase in registration. GOA’s domestic attendance numbers increased 46% over the previous year. One major reason, said show organizers, was that GOA concentrated on producing ways … Read more →

eStruxture Data Centers acquires Montreal Gazette’s former printing facility for $150 million

Québec-based eStruxture Data Centers has acquired The Montreal Gazette’s former printing facility in Montreal, and plans to create a new world-class 30-megawatt data centre. The company added that the $150 million investment will allow it to pursue growth while providing its customers with a world-class infrastructure and unique proximity to downtown Montréal. “As part of … Read more →

Sun Chemical to increase prices of silicone-based products in North America by 35%

Due to “a massive shortage in silicones and silicone-based materials from manufacturers,” Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) will increase prices by 35% on its entire silicone-based product line in North America, effective January 15, 2018. “Because of the silicone shortage we’re seeing in the industry, our suppliers have passed on price increases beyond anything we’ve seen … Read more →

Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year!

To all our readers, advertisers, staff and other supporters, thank you so much for being part our journey throughout 2017. Each year at this time, we open a new book with 365 blank pages in it. How we ultimately write each page, remains to be seen. Our best hope is that each day, though it … Read more →

Ricoh launches Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 DTG Printers

Ricoh’s new Direct-To-Garment (DTG) Ri 3000 and Ri 6000 Printers are ideal for commercial printers looking for ways to ‘cross-skill’ their employees with simple-to-understand processes. Aimed at the garment marekt – including t-shirts, sweatshirts, socks and bags – they can print on cotton-polyester blends, and are also ideal for printing on 100% cotton. They’re especially … Read more →

GPA adds PaperTyger Durable Papers to offset line

GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, wide-format and offset printing, has announced the addition of PaperTyger Durable Papers to its collection of substrates for offset presses. Having initially introduced PaperTyger to the digital printing market in 2016, this expanded offering “will provide new opportunities for printers and marketers to create more beautiful … Read more →