Installation Update: U.S. packaging printer triples overall job throughput with Koenig & Bauer Rapida 145

Over the past year, Superior Lithographics (Los Angeles, California), a large-format printing specialist of litho sheets and top sheets for the corrugated box industry (as well as the printing and converting folding cartons), has seen impressive improvements in many vital areas – including product quality and data on product consistency, all stemming from the state-of-the-art … Read more →

Heidelberg introduces new contract options to reduce print shop costs and boost efficiency

Heidelberg’s new, scalable contract portfolio is now placing greater emphasis on the partnership-based approach adopted by the OEM that focuses on improving the business performance of its customers. The Heidelberg subscription model under which customers no longer pay for the equipment they use, but simply for the number of sheets they produce, has now become … Read more →

Eight proven profit-building reasons to use a trade-only printer

Generally speaking, trade-only printers are large companies that have invested literally millions of dollars in the latest printing and finishing equipment as well as workflow technology. Many are former commercial printers themselves, so they know the printing industry inside out. Their employees usually possess expertise in very specific areas – such as wide-format printing, packaging, … Read more →

Production JG doubles capacity with Anapurna H2500i LED Printer from Agfa Graphics Canada

Production JG, located in the heart of magnificent “Old Montréal,” has expanded its large-format department by installing a new Agfa Anapurna H2500i LED Printer. “We were looking for a versatile solution allowing us to double our production capacity – and this new equipment gives us even more than we thought,” said Stéphane Gervais, President of … Read more →

New whitepaper shows how to improve flexible film coding accuracy and reduce costs

The pros and cons of various digital technologies in decreasing costs and improving traceability, over more traditional mechanical approaches, are explored in a new whitepaper from Markem-Imaje (Vernier, Switzerland) that delves into flexible film coding. Flexible film is the largest and fastest growing packaging material, the company added – and traditionally, rotary coding and hot … Read more →

Media Resources generates additional $1 million with 3D Printing

Wide-format printing specialist Media Resources (Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary), credits large-format 3D printing for its recent annual revenue increase of $1 million since its investment in a Massivit 3D Printer. Here, co-owner Steve Gallow shares some insights about the market, especially what it was like being an early adopter of large-format 3D printing. Steve Gallow … Read more →

What does 30 minutes cost you?

In order for colour management to work, you need to take an active role in actually managing colour! This starts with the assumption that having a predictable and accurate colour workflow will reduce the time to complete a job – and that the job will be accurate to the customer’s expectations. Colour management will not … Read more →

Update on Canada Job Grants

Are you implementing a new computer software system, upgrading equipment or adding machinery to provide new capabilities? If these, or any other skills-upgrading training is in your future, there may be funding available through the Canada Jobs Grants program. The Ministry of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), through the provincial and territorial governments, provides … Read more →

Contiweb’s cost-saving Fluid Applicator saves German printer 60% on silicone costs

Contiweb, a specialist in state-of-the-art technologies for printing, advanced drying and web-handling, have announced that global installations of its silicone-saving Contiweb Fluid Applicator (CFA) now number well over 50 since its commercial launch in 2015. Developed to overcome the high prices associated with ready-made silicone mixtures, the CFA uses a more cost-effective pure silicone oil … Read more →

Xerox unveils new services to advance clients’ digital transformations

Xerox (Norwalk, Connecticut) has announced a new services’ portfolio comprised of five horizontal and four industry-specific services that are built to address their clients’ digital transformation necessities. “There’s a significant opportunity for our clients to automate inbound and outbound communications, extract value from ingested data, and streamline various business processes to unlock immense productivity gains,” … Read more →