Ricoh brings its groundbreaking wide-format industrial inkjet technology to Canada

The Ricoh Pro TF6250 and Ricoh Pro L5160 wide-format printers are coming to Canada this fall. Both use industry-leading Ricoh inkjet print heads that have been the gold standard with other equipment manufacturers around the globe for decades. Excellence begins with exceptional, proven, print head technology  It’s one thing when an OEM rolls out new … Read more →

Five profitable niches for your wide-format printer

Tariff trade wars and trade relations with the U.S. have created some uncertainties within the Canadian marketplace, yet it has not impacted the Canadian economy as one may have expected. According to an RBC Economic Outlook Report, consumer spending and business investment remains optimistic. Despite a cautious spending environment in Canada, when it comes to … Read more →

Mutoh launches XpertJet eco-solvent printer line

Mutoh America has unveiled two new 64-inch, eco-solvent printers – the XpertJet 1641SR and XpertJet 1682SR. The latest additions to Mutoh’s line of wide-format printers, paired with Mutoh’s new MS41 Eco-Solvent ink, provides improved usability and reduces operational workload “which will ensure high-quality prints, high production output and user-friendly operation,” said the OEM. The XpertJet … Read more →

Kalverda named to ISA’s Board of Directors

The International Sign Association (ISA, Alexandria, Virginia) has revealed its Executive Committee and new Board of Directors for 2019. The new board represents the breadth of the sign, graphics and visual communications industry and will guide the programs of the International Sign Association throughout 2019 – including marking the association’s 75th anniversary. The organization’s Canadian … Read more →

ISA celebrates its 75th Anniversary

As World War II raged on, a group of sign company professionals gathered to discuss ways that they could help grow their industry. Out of that meeting, and under the direction of Executive Secretary Maury Ely, the National Electric Sign Association (NESA) was born on January 11, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois. Reflecting the growth in … Read more →

Summa launches new large-format finishing flatbeds for the textile market

Summa, a leading Belgium-based manufacturer of high-end cutting plotters (with offices in Beverly, Massachusetts), has unveiled two new sizes of flatbed finishing systems. The new F3232 and F3220 are based on the proven technology of the OEM’s Summa F Series. “Through the expansion of our flatbed series, Summa strives to improve the synergy with the … Read more →

Latest ISA report projects a strong 2018/2019 for sign, graphics and visual communications industry

The sign, graphics and visual communications industry is enjoying a strong 2018, thanks to an easing of uncertainty surrounding commodity prices and a stronger U.S. economy, according to the International Sign Association (ISA, Alexandria, Virginia). Plus, the stronger economy will continue to push the industry forward in 2019, according to the ISA’s Sign Industry Quarterly … Read more →