Grimco opens new office in Edmonton

Grimco has been making deliveries of quality sign and graphic supplies in Edmonton for more than 25 years from its Calgary office. But the company is now expanding to the local area. The new office will be located at 15427 115A Avenue in Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3S7. “We’re extremely excited about the opening of our … Read more →

PrinterEvolution launches widest dye-sublimation printer with inline calender in the U.S.

PrinterEvolution (Louisville, Colorado), a leading manufacturer of grand-format textile printers, has announced the U.S. launch of its D5300 DS Sublimation Printer – the only 5.3-metre dye-sublimation printer with an inline calendar, said the OEM. Its streamlined media configuration and material handling allows print shops to run full 16-foot-wide rolls or multiple rolls of different widths … Read more →

ImagePrograf Le Series added to Canon’s entry-level large-format MFP Portfolio

Canon U.S.A. has announced the introduction of its imagePrograf Le MFP Series, designed to offer an entry-level, low-volume, large-format scan-to- copy/file/cloud solution. Succeeding the L Series, the imagePrograf Le Series offers improved productivity featuring a new scanner and new software. The new series consists of two models: the imagePrograf iPF770 MFP L36e and imagePrograf iPF670 … Read more →

ISA report shows sign industry poised to reap benefits in an improving economy

As the U.S. economy grows, sign, graphics and visual communications companies are on pace to benefit, according to the International Sign Association (ISA) Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report for the second quarter of 2017. This is traditionally good news for its members in Canada as well. The ISA Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report forecasts into … Read more →

Onyx introduces Hub software business intelligence for wide format

Onyx Graphics (Salt Lake City, Utah), a market leader in large-format printing workflow software, has announced the release of OnyxHub Software, the latest product in its SiteSolutions family. OnyxHub Software is designed to bring real-time, historic and trend data to business owners and production managers, enabling them to make better business decisions. Licensed through any … Read more →

Foster introduces media lifter for Agfa Printers

The new Foster On-a-Roll Lifter Universal, the latest in the comprehensive Foster line of material-handling equipment, is specifically designed for Agfa Anapurna, Mira, Tauro and Titan printers. The new lifter enables operators to quickly and safely position rolls as heavy as 660 lbs. (300 kg) and as wide as 16 feet, 5 inches (5 m). On Agfa … Read more →

GPA adds Bantex Banner Media to wide-format lines

GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, offset and wide-format printing, has added Bantex Banner Media to its wide-format repertoire. Bantex delivers “unmatched quality, reliability and consistency. Now, GPA is providing this collection to help customers provide high-end banner solutions that make a lasting impact,” said the company. Bantex includes options for indoor … Read more →

Kernow releases Jet FloorSharK floor graphic film

Kernow North America’s KernowJet FloorSharK, developed by the Kernow R&D Team, “offers a unique solution for POS displays as well as significant benefits for distributors, printers, installation teams and end-users.” KernowJet FloorSharK is an easy-to-apply and easy-to-remove floor graphic film designed for most types of hard floors and short-pile carpet tiles. Typically, it’ll be used … Read more →

Tilia Labs releases tilia Griffin 1.0 automated layout solution for wide format

Tilia Labs (Ottawa, Ontario) creator of tilia Phoenix, “the new standard for planning and imposition automation,” has released its new automatic layout solution – tilia Griffin 1.0 – a prepress solution to automate the layout creation process for wide-format printing. Featuring an ultra-responsive interface, “beautiful” visuals, and intuitive design, Griffin 1.0 leverages the ultra-fast Phoenix … Read more →

Growth opportunities in wide-format printing

As volumes increase, new equipment enters the market, and new ink types are adopted, digital wide-format printing is seeing a worldwide rise of new substrates and applications. More printers are also investing in print and related production software. They’re looking to enter new markets and are relying on a strong software backend for successful management … Read more →

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