The 2018 FESPA Awards calls for entries

Printers worldwide looking to showcase their printed ‘masterpieces’ have until January 26, 2018 to enter the 2018 FESPA Awards being held this year in Berlin. The FESPA Global Print Expo is Europe’s largest exhibition for the wide-format printing industry where over 600 exhibitors showcase their latest innovations and product launches in the digital and screen-printing … Read more →

Aurora launches Expressions Décor Semi-Gloss Canvas

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group (Yorkville, Illinois) has introduced Expressions Semi-Gloss Décor Canvas, the latest addition to the company’s new Expressions canvas line. High volume printers in particular, said the company, see Expressions Décor as an outstanding, cost-effective option. “Expressions Décor is lighter weight and lower cost than comparable canvas products – but printers don’t have … Read more →

Cenveo announces sale of Office Products Envelope Business

Cenveo (Stamford, Connecticut) has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cenveo Corporation, has sold its Office Products Envelope Business (commonly known as Quality Park Products), to LSC Communications, a global leader in traditional and digital print-related services and office products. The sale involves two facilities located in the United States. “Cenveo’s Quality Park Products has built … Read more →

Massivit 3D holds open house at Oakville’s Media Resources

Media Resources, a major supplier to the sign industry, recently opened its doors to showcase its new Massivit 3D printing technology to the trade press, clients and other sign suppliers. Graphic Arts Magazine Editor-In-Chief Filomena Tamburri covered the event and filed this report: Sign producer Media Resources, with an 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art operation in Oakville, Ontario … Read more →

Konica Minolta’s Taylor named Executive of the Year – again

Konica Minolta has reported that Rick Taylor, President and CEO of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., has been chosen Executive of the Year during The Cannata Report’s Annual Awards and Charities Dinner held on November 2 at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey. In addition, Konica Minolta was recognized for Best Production Print Manufacturer as … Read more →

EFI releases new version of Fiery DFEs for production inkjet systems

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) has released its newest version EFI Fiery XB Digital Front End (DFE) platform for ultra-high-speed production inkjet presses. The Fiery DFE meets highly demanding requirements for performance, colour and imaging – including advanced variable-data production printing at speeds of up to 13,000 pages per minute, said the company. The “groundbreaking” Fiery … Read more →

Graphic Packaging and International Paper Packaging merge

Graphic Packaging and International Paper’s Packaging operations are merging to create one of North America’s largest folding carton and packaging manufacturers. The new company, Graphic Packaging International, is projected to have sales of over $6 billion (USD). It’ll have plants in Canada, the United States and Europe, with International Paper owning 20% of the new … Read more →

Over $50,000 in scholarships awarded to Ryerson GCM students

Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) held its annual awards November 7 in downtown Toronto at the Mattamy Centre. Over 200 attended and clapped their hands off as students, many of them multiple award winners, earned scholarships for their hard work. “To our award winners, congratulations on aiming high, thinking boldly, and working … Read more →

Imprimerie BBM installs Kodak Achieve T800 Platesetter

  Earlier this year, Imprimerie BBM (Laval, Quebec) made a significant investment in its sustainability goals by installing a Kodak Achieve T800 Platesetter and converting to Kodak Sonora XP process-free thermal plates. The Kodak Achieve T800 is a robust CTP device that delivers the known stability of Kodak’s thermal imaging technology in a compact footprint, … Read more →

Konica Minolta invests $1 million in major rebuild of Edmonton office

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) has announced the recent grand re-opening of its newly renovated corporate office in Edmonton, Alberta. The original facility was built 23 years ago, and the transformation took about ten months to complete with an investment of over one million dollars. The decision for Konica Minolta to re-invest in its Edmonton … Read more →