Pantone’ reveals its Colour of the Year for 2020

Pantone, (Carlstadt, New Jersey), a provider of professional colour language standards and digital solutions, and X-Rite Incorporated, have announced that Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue has been selected as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020, characterizing it as “a timeless and enduring hue, elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the … Read more →

Konica Minolta Canada hosts ReThink Print – its final showcase of the year

Konica Minolta Canada’s ReThink Print Innovation Showcase brought businesses, industry experts and students together to meet, network and share new ideas in printing. Konica Minolta was also excited to host some of the future members and leaders of our industry from Ryerson University’s Graphics Communication Management Program, as well as management and employees from Eva’s … Read more →

Ring joins W+D North America as EVP of Business Development

W+D North America (Lenexa, Kansas) has announced that digital printing industry veteran Michael Ring has joined the company as Executive Vice President of New Business Development. Reporting to President Shaun Kilfoyle, Ring brings proven management, sales, marketing and international business experience from a career spanning over 30 years. Starting at Xerox in 1988, he subsequently … Read more →

Enfocus releases Switch 2019 Fall and PitStop 2019 Update 1

Enfocus (Gent, Belgium), a leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the printing and graphic arts industry, has announced the release of Switch 2019 Fall. This release includes Switch Designer improvements and many added features to the Switch Web Portal. The Remote Process element and the API have been improved, … Read more →

Domino strengthens service and support team as its digital printing business grows

Domino Digital Printing Solutions (Gurnee, Illinois) continues to invest in resources for its digital printing business with the appointments of several new industry professionals in service and support roles within North America. “We’re experiencing tremendous growth, installing Domino N610i Digital UV Inkjet Presses and K600i Digital UV Inkjet Printers at a remarkable rate,” said Mark … Read more →

Agfa’s UV LED inkjet inks for sign and display applications earn Greenguard Gold Certification

Agfa has announced that its Anuvia 1250 and 1551 inks, and its Anapurna 1200 and 1501 UV LED inkjet inks for sign and display printing, have earned Greenguard Gold certification in recognition of their environmental friendliness. The coveted certification is granted to products that meet some of the world’s most rigorous chemical emissions standards, helping … Read more →

Komcan strengthens its service team – again

Komcan Incorporated, the exclusive Komori dealer in Canada, has announced yet another addition to its growing service team with the hiring of George Webber as a Press Demonstrator – Service Technician. Webber spent the last 12 years in the industry as a press operator running a large 40-inch presses in Toronto. Earlier this year, Komori … Read more →

Impression Paragraph moves to Energy Elite Eco status with Agfa’s Arkana Platemaking System

Impression Paragraph (Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec), a Canadian leader in global print solutions (offset, digital, large-format and finishing) as well as print marketing and print management services, has joined Agfa Graphics’ Energy Elite Eco initiative with the installation of an Agfa Arkana Smart Plate Processing System. Combining Agfa’s Energy Elite Eco Program with Arkana smart plate … Read more →

Specialties Graphic Finishers adds another high-end die cutter

One of Canada’s leading finishing and binding companies, Specialties Graphic Finishers of Toronto, has installed its fourth 40-inch die cutter – a Brausse Series machine that can handle 7,500 sheets per hour while delivering extra-high piles of sheets. “One of its advantages is that a client might send us 50 normal-height skids, but we can … Read more →

DIA’s Annual Christmas Luncheon and Annual General Meeting to explore industry megatrends

Megatrends and their effects on the printing industry will be the focus of the Digital Imaging Association’s Christmas Luncheon and Annual General Meeting set for Wednesday, December 4. Keynote speaker will be Jeff Dowd, North America Business Development Lead for HP’s Graphic Solutions Business. Dowd is a two-time How-E Award winner for HP that recognizes … Read more →

MGI and Konica Minolta unveil JETvarnish 3D embellishment and Accurio print solutions at Packaging Summit

MGI and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. showcased a variety of JETvarnish 3D and Accurio digital packaging and label solutions at the 2019 Digital Packaging Summit held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, November 11 – 13. The annual education event attracted elite printing executives from virtually all market segments of the industry – including folding … Read more →