New start-up raises € 1 million for printing without ink or toner cartridges

Inkless (The Netherlands), whose groundbreaking technology enables black-and-white printing without ink cartridges or toners, has raised one million Euros in its latest investment round. This investment was made by a group of “Angel Investors.” Inkless was developed as a graduate project by Venkatesh Chandrasekar and fellow student Arnaud van der Veen at Delft University of … Read more →

Fifth Drupa Global Trends Report reflects positive mood in the printing industry worldwide

Globally, printers and suppliers from the majority of market sectors reported growing confidence in their companies’ economic performance in this 5th Drupa Trends Report that tracked patterns of performance over the past 5 years. Packaging remains the most buoyant market and there’s been a steady improvement in confidence over the 5 years among commercial printers. … Read more →

The Ryerson Image Centre to showcase Indigenous artists at this year’s Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto will present work by three contemporary Indigenous artists: Shelley Niro, Nadia Myre and Scott Benesiinaabandan. Collectively, these artists explore notions of culture, identity and the complex colonial histories of Indigenous people using photography, film and new media. All exhibitions will be launched during the … Read more →

Is Quantum Dots poised to become the future in security printing, brand protection and other key areas?

IQDEMY Quantum Technology SA (Sierre, Switzerland) introduced and displayed its Quantum Dots (QD) technology at the InPrint 2017 tradeshow in Munich, Germany November 16-18, 2017. Among other important applications, it can provide for unique, individualized and non-breakable authentication of brand products as well as security applications. Basically, a Quantum Dot is an extremely tiny semiconductor … Read more →

How digital printing technology is changing the fashion blueprint

Digital printing technology has changed virtually every industry it’s touched. Here, Hayley Elsaesser, a Canadian fashion designer who picked up her love of fashion while living in Sydney, Australia, briefly explains how the technology is revolutionizing the fashion industry by offering designers new ways to produce fabrics locally. Elsaesser started with a simple sewing class … Read more →

Minuteman Press in Penticton sponsors 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

A Minuteman Press full-service design, marketing and printing business located at 130-564 Main Street in Penticton, British Columbia, was a proud Silver Sponsor of the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canada Curling Championships recently. Co-owners Andre Martin and Barbara Jenic attended the nine-day event that brought together Canada’s best, and saw Team Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones … Read more →

Observations on the closing of Printer Gateway as we remember its history

Toronto-based Printer Gateway, one of Canada’s largest nationally recognized web-to-print trade printers, has closed its doors. The company had a huge array of offset, digital and wide-format presses as well as cutting, bindery, shrink-wrapping and folding equipment. It was a leader in business-card production as well as brochures, booklets, flyers, postcards etc. Shuttered by owner … Read more →

Four ways to improve the performance of your employees

Andrew Miller, President of Toronto-based ACM Consulting, is a leading expert in operational excellence and has helped companies like 3M, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Siemens, Scotiabank, the YMCA, Philips and Becton Dickinson, accelerate growth, maximize profitability and boost performance. He’s the author of Redefining Operational Excellence and The Unified Theory of Profitability. His insights … Read more →

Konica Minolta partners with Ryerson and Belmont Press to augment classroom learning via breakthrough digital finishing

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) has partnered with Toronto’s Ryerson University, donating both time and money to inspire the next generation of Ryerson Graphic Communications Management (GCM) students – while also supporting the Canadian printing industry in its mission to attract the best possible talent. In doing so, Konica Minolta has exposed students to some … Read more →

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