Minuteman Press awarded Number 1 marketing and printing franchise by Entrepreneur for 15th straight year

Minuteman Press International (Farmingdale, N.Y.) has been selected as the #1 rated printing and marketing franchise by Entrepreneur in 2018 for the 15th straight year – and the 26th time overall. Minuteman Press has nearly 1,000 locations across Canada, the United States, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. In addition to achieving the #1 … Read more →

Mactac improves its Permacolor ColorGard LUV Overlaminating Films

Mactac’s Permacolor ColorGard LUV Overlaminating Films now feature extended outdoor durability, extremely clear facestock, better adhesion and much more, said the company. “With a new 3.2-mil clear PVC facestock that’s known for its ability to eliminate colour shifting, and a 58# smooth white Kraft liner, Mactac’s ColorGard LUV family of high-performance acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive films … Read more →

Please mark your calendar: CJF Awards celebrating excellence in journalism set for June 14 in Toronto

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto will be the venue for this year’s Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) Awards, hosted by The Globe and Mail’s investigative reporter and former journalist for the Toronto Star, Robyn Doolittle. With journalism under attack by U.S. president and liar-in-chief, comrade Donald Trump (my words), who’s approaching 2,000 lies … Read more →

Crawford Technologies closes out 2017 with record financial growth and more awards

Toronto’s Crawford Technologies, a leading provider of document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, celebrated several achievements in its fiscal year ending in September of 2017. Most notably, 2017 represented the company’s strongest financial year in its 22-year history with a 35% year-over-year increase in revenue. Crawford also introduced five major new products … Read more →

Next DIA meeting to explore short-run digital packaging

Continuing its helpful  and informative seminars from industry experts into 2018, the Digital Imaging Association (DIA) will hold its first 2018 meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Canon Canada, 8000 Mississauga Road in Brampton, Ontario – the OEM’s impressive new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters. Learn about the environmentally-friendly architectural and engineering features of this ultra-modern … Read more →

Tilia Labs partners with Aleyant to improve web-to-print efficiency

Tilia Labs (Ottawa, Ontario), a leading developer of planning imposition and automation software solutions for the printing and graphic arts industries, has partnered with Aleyant, another leader in providing software services to the graphic communications industry. “The joint development is designed to deliver simplicity, efficiency, predictability and end-to-end quality control for printers offering all types … Read more →

Fujifilm exhibiting its inkjet technology at tomorrow’s International Builder’s Show

So what’s a leading printing OEM doing at a U.S. builder’s show? Well, Fujifilm will demonstrate its industrial inkjet applications at the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders Show (billed as the world’s largest light construction show) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, January 9 – 11. Within booth W7689, attendees … Read more →

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 →