Lechner appointed new CEO at KBA Flexotecnica

Dr. Peter Lechner is the new CEO at Koenig & Bauer (KBA) Flexotecnica. As previously planned, he takes over from Christoph Müller, who moves to the company’s Supervisory Board as its Chairman. “Peter Lechner has many years of experience in the field of flexible packaging. He’ll continue on the positive path of Flexotecnica and achieve … Read more →

New Esko study reveals that 34% of shoppers return an online purchase because of the packaging

Esko, alongside sister companies Pantone, X-Rite and AVT, have released a new study titled Packaging and the Digital Shopper: Meeting Expectations in Food & Beverage. Highlighting what primary shoppers want from food and beverage packaging, the report is aimed at brand and marketing managers, design leaders, packaging professionals and tech leaders who want to gain … Read more →

Printing Industries of America announces 2018 InterTech Technology Award recipients

Twelve technologies have been selected to receive a 2018 InterTech Technology Award from the PIA (Printing Industries of America). “The technologies receiving the award have been judged as truly innovative and are expected to advance the performance of the graphic communications industry,” said the organization. An independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection … Read more →

CJ Graphics earns the most Benny Awards in North and South America for the second consecutive year

Leading Canadian commercial printer CJ Graphics Incorporated of Mississauga, Ontario has been awarded 6 Benny’s, the highest honour in the PIA’s (Printing Industry of America’s) 2018 Premier Print Awards competition. The annual awards represent the printing and graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious worldwide competition, recognizing outstanding achievements in print production. Now in its … Read more →

Agfa Graphics releases Apogee Version 11 prepress workflow with major improvements

Building on its unique set of features as a true “production hub,” Apogee v11 “takes print production to the next level by automating all prepress tasks,” said Agfa. The new release also includes multi-product support to increase printing efficiency, while the integration with PressTune supports Agfa Graphics’ ECO³ market approach focused on economy, ecology and … Read more →

Fujifilm launches high-speed printbar imprinting system

The Graphic Systems Division of Fujifilm North America has released the first product in its Samba Printbar System line, the Samba PS4300, for the commercial and packaging printing segments. The Samba PS4300 is a compact printbar system designed to be easily integrated into most existing print equipment or manufacturing process, adding variable inkjet imprinting capabilities … Read more →

Minuteman Press celebrates 40 years of franchising in Canada

Minuteman Press International, one of the world’s largest design, marketing and printing franchises, is celebrating its 40th anniversary of franchising in Canada. “After expanding our franchise operations in the U.S. in 1975, we decided to bring our passion for printing and entrepreneurship to Canada. Our first Canada-based Minuteman Press franchise opened in the summer of … Read more →

Esko Acquires Blue Software

Esko has announced its acquisition of Blue Software, LLC, a label and artwork management software company based in Chicago, IL, from Diversis Capital and Schawk Digital Solutions. This acquisition, says the company, joins two complementary teams to unlock product packaging development, management and execution efficiencies for brand owners in the consumer-packaged goods, life sciences and … Read more →

Wayside acquires Lakeside Printing

Wayside, in North Okanagan, BC, acquired Lakeside Printing and its three locations in the province’s interior at the end of June. The company will now provide a full range of services directly to both companies’ clients in Vernon, Revelstoke and Salmon Arm. Lakeside Printing, owned by Susan and Dan Renaud, had been in business since … Read more →