The birth of a printing franchise

Before opening his Minuteman Press design, marketing and printing franchise six years ago in Whitby, Ontario, Mike Vieira has no experience running a business. He soon discovered that Minuteman Press franchise owners overcome those learning curves because of the ongoing training and support that his franchisor provides. While he did have experience in printing, he … Read more →

Nilpeter celebrates 100 years of innovation

May 1, 2019 will be a very special day at Nilpeter Headquarters in Slagelse, Denmark, as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Founded by two old friends in 1919, Nilpeter started out servicing newspaper printing machines in central Copenhagen before launching its first semi-rotary printing press, The Simplex, in 1924 (which in various versions remained … Read more →

Gender equity and diversity in the printing industry – and how one U.S. professor and one printer are leading the way

Gender equity and diversity in the printing industry has been the focus of some vigorous debate for quite some time. This mirrors the concern for social justice that’s become a societal issue, not only for gender equity but for racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and age equality as well. A new whitepaper by Harvey R. Levenson, … Read more →

A close look at the strategy and product range of the new Manroland Goss Web Systems

Manroland Web Systems (Augsburg, Germany) and Goss International (Durham, New Hampshire), both world-leading long-time web offset printing manufacturers and service providers, announced that they officially completed the transaction to combine their businesses in mid-August of 2018. The new company is now operating under the brand “Manroland Goss Web Systems” and is currently the strongest supplier … Read more →

Taopix to launch world’s first AI-based white-label photo commerce software platform in 2019

Taopix (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England), a world-leading leading provider of photo commerce software, is launching a fully AI-enabled (Artificial-Intelligence-enabled) version of its software platform for the ‘intelligent’ creation of photo books and similar multi-image photo gift products called Taopix.ai. According to the company, the photo book sector suffers from an alarming metric – about 70% … Read more →

Inside Epson’s new Technology Center in California

The new, recently-opened, state-of-the-art Epson Epson Technology Center in Carson, California will showcase unique Epson printing solutions and applications, while providing a comprehensive, hands-on experience for customers and dealers with the full Epson wide-format printing portfolio – including dye-sublimation, signage, photography and direct-to-garment printing solutions. “Whether new to Epson technology or expanding their current offerings, … Read more →

Inkjet Insight releases analysis of sheetfed production inkjet device market

Inkjet Insight, a valuable online source of objective information from industry experts for companies evaluating and using production inkjet, has released a timely analysis of the sheetfed production inkjet device market. Sheetfed inkjet presses are the new frontier, said the company – from those designed to replace toner-based solutions for document printing, to others which … Read more →

Swedish researchers closer to a commercial paper battery for smart packaging

BillerudKorsnäs (Solna, Sweden), a world leader in offering the packaging market sustainable materials (specifically paper and board material) and solutions, along with researchers at Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden) have together taken an important step towards the future of paper batteries. They’ve teamed up to take basic research based on pure cellulose from algae, and developed … Read more →

Toronto printing and communications specialist increases throughput 10 times with new technology

Taylor-Demers of Toronto is a full-service, SOC II-certified, data-driven communications provider, delivering transactional solutions and documents for the financial, insurance, not-for-profit, government and health care industries, as well as expertise in direct mail. The company offers its clients an extensive range of capabilities, including fully customizable digital and inkjet printing, booklet printing and finishing, and … Read more →