Graphic Arts Magazine: Chairman’s Update

An exciting September printed issue, our first Advisory Board meeting, a bold new website, and an amazing cover printed by Mi5! Here’s another update from Graphic Arts Magazine Chairman Joe Mulcahy, as we continue to cope with COVID-19 and re-open our businesses safely. I’m happy to report that Graphic Arts Magazine has resumed printed editions … Read more →

Associated Labels and Packaging installs world’s first Ares 400-SUP Pouch Machine

Associated Labels and Packaging (Coquitlam, British Columbia) has installed Canada’s – and the world’s – first Ares 400-SUP Pouch Machine from bag-converting equipment manufacturer Hudson-Sharp, part of the Paper Converting Machine Company (Green Bay, Wisconsin). The first global installation of Hudson-Sharp’s newest narrow model Stand-Up Pouch (SUP) machine will provide Associated Labels and Packaging with … Read more →

OKI Data announces end-of-life for OKI-branded hardware

OKI Data Americas (Irving, Texas), a global printing technology leader, has announced that effective March 31, 2021, OKI Data Americas will no longer distribute printer hardware under the OKI brand to the North, Central and South American markets. This includes all LED-based single and multifunction hardware, as well as dot-matrix (SIDM) printer hardware. The announcement … Read more →

Wholesale Pocket Folders installs Scodix Ultra 101 Digital Enhancement Press

APD Printing of Brantford, Ontario (operating as Wholesale Pocket Folders in Canada and Trade Only Folders in the U.S.), has installed a new Scodix Ultra 101 Digital Enhancement Press, dramatically boosting its finishing capabilities in the production of food labels and product shelf packaging, saddle-stitched and perfect-bound promotional materials and literature, as well as various … Read more →

Canon unveils Arizona 2300 Series of wide-format printers

Canon U.S.A.’s Arizona 2300 Series of UV-curable flatbed printers for the wide-format print market are designed to speed up production, improve operational efficiencies and fuel growth opportunities through new applications. Featuring a true stationary flatbed table structure, this series is built around new Arizona Flow technology – a unique vacuum technique that supports a zone-less, … Read more →

RIT Press publishes new guide on Printing-Process Control and Standardization

‌Achieving accurate and precise colour reproduction for traditional offset and modern digital print production is all in the standards. In the newly released book Printing-Process Control and Standardization, Robert Chung, professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), offers strategies to improve print quality, consistency and cost savings in the printing and graphic communication industries. … Read more →

Drupa previews new digital platform for knowledge transfer, networking and presentations

Drupa, the world’s largest tradeshow for printing technologies, has extended its digital opportunities. Starting in October, the online platform “drupa preview” will offer exhibitors and visitors an additional channel for connecting with the sector, discussing trending themes, and presenting product portfolios. The portal will consist of the content formats “Conference,” and “Exhibition” as well as … Read more →

Klieverik opens new branch in North America to better serve clients

Klieverik (Oldenzaal, The Netherlands), a global leader in industrial rotary thermopressing equipment, with over 400 machines in operation in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, has opened a new location in Buford, Georgia, near Atlanta’s International Airport. By calling its Burford office at 0678-904-9354, now accepting calls 14 hours a day, you can be connected to … Read more →

Canon introduces Book iX book printing solution

To simplify and streamline the book manufacturing process, Canon Solutions America has launched Book iX, characterizing it as “a highly efficient, easy-to-implement, end-to-end solution that takes the guesswork out of the transition to an automated book solution, and helps ensure a favourable economy of scale for short-run production.” The technology is aimed at book manufacturers … Read more →

Jones Healthcare Group acquires custom-built Aquaflex LX 2350 Label Press

Jones Healthcare Group (London, Ontario), a market leader in advanced packaging and medication dispensing solutions, has installed a new, one-of-a-kind, Aquaflex LX 2350 Label Printing and Converting Press. The press will expand the company’s capacity to produce customized laser pharmacy labels with enhanced speed to market for its clients. “As the number of prescriptions dispensed … Read more →

GPA expands its UV inkjet synthetics portfolio for Konica Minolta and Komori press users

GPA (Chicago, Illinois), specialty substrate providers to the digital, offset and flexographic printing sectors, has released a new line of digital synthetics and self-adhesives specific to the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 and Komori Impremia IS29 platforms. “UV inkjet printers have told GPA they want greater utilization of presses for broader, more profitable applications,” said the … Read more →