Sign Expo Canada shakes it up while attracting over 3,000

This year, the 2017 edition of the Sign Association of Canada’s Sign Expo Canada (Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, Toronto International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario), the only national sign and image-making trade show in the country, shook it up a little. There was a change in location and dates, a new on-floor, dye-sublimation demo, and a … Read more →

Xeikon and EFI form strategic partnership for digital label printing

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) and Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, have announced that they’ve entered into an exclusive partnership involving the EFI Jetrion digital label and narrow-web inkjet printing systems. Under the partnership, Xeikon will service, support and supply the worldwide Jetrion customer base, and continue the direct sales of Jetrion digital label printing … Read more →

Sun Automation Group announces strategic alliance with JB Machinery

The Sun Automation Group (Glen Arm, MD), a leading global provider of customer-centric innovations for the corrugated industry, has announced a strategic alliance with JB Machinery (Weston, CT), a major supplier of products and services for converters and OEMs. Well-known for its Infrared Drying (IR) and Ultraviolet Curing Systems, JB Machinery will now offer its … Read more →

MultiCam Canada unveils Celero Digital Finishing System

MultiCam, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of mechanized CNC cutting solutions, has added the Celero to its extensive product portfolio. The Celero Digital Finishing System is engineered to provide users with “unparalleled performance as well as pristine cut quality,” said the OEM. “Seamlessly balancing speed and precision,” the Celero utilizes linear motors to reach acceleration speeds … Read more →

Spicers Canada acquires Shippers Supply to expand product mix throughout Western Canada

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG, NY), a leading sales and marketing organization in the global pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, wood products and metal industries, has announced that its Spicers Canada Division will acquire Shippers Supply, expanding its position in the distribution of shipping, packaging and warehouse supplies across Western Canada. Privately owned and headquartered in … Read more →

Solimar Systems releases SOLitrack 2.0 software for production workflow

Solimar Systems (San Diego, California), a leading global provider of production printing and secure document delivery solutions, has released SOLitrack 2.0, Solimar’s award-winning solution for high-volume print, mail and e-delivery. SOLitrack streamlines production workflows using a centralized platform for job tracking, reporting and visibility, enabling clients to automate manual processes, increase postal savings and optimize … Read more →

Eastward Sales installs Vortex 4200 wide-format printer from The Drafting Clinic Canada

Wide-format specialist Eastward Sales of Saint John, New Brunswick installed a Vortex 4200 from The Drafting Clinic Canada on June 22, 2017. It’s now meeting tighter deadlines and offering colour services to clients who previously wouldn’t have considered them. To date, its new wide-format ‘workhorse’ has output 424,000 sq. ft. – and counting! With roots … Read more →

HP acquires Samsung’s printing division for $1.05 billion

In one of the biggest financial deals in this industry in recent years, HP has announced the completion of its acquisition of Samsung Electronics’ printer business in a deal valued at approximately $1.05 billion. HP added that A3 represents HP’s largest growth opportunity in business printing. The combination with Samsung, it emphasized, expands HP’s portfolio, … Read more →

Fujifilm announces 8% offset plate price increase in response to rising production costs

Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division will be increasing the prices of its offset printing plates. The price increase is the result of raw material cost increases – most significantly driven by substantial increases in the cost of raw aluminium, shifting costs of labour, and other related costs in plate manufacturing. Efficiencies in manufacturing … Read more →