Beneco Packaging invests in Heidelberg technology to open second production facility

Beneco Packaging and subsidiary SoOpak have opened a second production facility in Scarborough, Ontario. Once fully operational, the new facility will offer complete design, manufacturing and finishing production that will complement its other plant in Brampton, Ontario. Beneco focuses on traditional packaging for the food, beverage and personal care industries, while SoOpak is an online … Read more →

Mohawk partners with Kernow to become exclusive distributor of its Cobalt Coating Technology

Mohawk Fine Papers (North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty materials for printing), has announced a strategic partnership with Kernow Coatings Limited (a global leader in optimized, high-performance coatings for print, security, engineering and industrial substrates). Kernow’s proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology will now be available exclusively in Canada and the United … Read more →

Xeikon to introduce Panther DuraCure curing technology

Xeikon has applied to patent its Panther DuraCure UV curing technology for use with Xeikon PantherCure UV inks. “This unique curing technology takes the Xeikon Panther UV-inkjet series of digital presses to new levels of performance,” said the company. “The Panther DuraCure curing technology is a unique technique achieving optimal gloss effects in all colours, … Read more →

Free May 2 PaperSpecs Webinar: How (& Why) to Get Started with Augmented Reality

It seems that Augmented Reality (AR) is everywhere these days, from furniture catalogues to restaurant menus and beyond. The growing technology takes advantage of both print’s reassuring tactile qualities and the digital world’s near limitless capacity for invention and information. But what exactly IS Augmented Reality and how can you effectively introduce it into your … Read more →

Two Sides releases new infographic explaining why leading companies are removing ‘Go Green – Go Paperless’ claims

Two Sides North America (Chicago, Illinois) has released an engaging new infographic that illustrates why 118 North American companies and over 360 companies globally have removed their ‘Go Green – Go Paperless’ and similar environmental claims. Greenwashing is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as, “to make people believe that your company is doing more to … Read more →

Registration now open for PRINT 19 tradeshow

Registration is now open for “the print industry’s most comprehensive and longest running event.” PRINT 19, scheduled for October 3-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place North, will bring together the leaders of the printing industry from more than 80 countries. It’ll feature an array of printing equipment and technology, plus over 80 educational sessions – including … Read more →

Onyx Graphics to preview next major release at ISA Sign Expo

At the upcoming ISA Sign Expo, Onyx Graphics will be providing a glimpse of the next major release of Onyx software that “offers printers the ability to go beyond the limitations of wide-format print.” The next major release will be available for the full range of Onyx solutions, including Onyx Thrive print workflow software and … Read more →

Last Alliance Franchise Brands’ Zippy Print Center becomes Allegra Marketing Print Mail under new ownership

Allegra Marketing Print Mail, a franchise concept that serves the multi-billion-dollar marketing, print and graphics services industry, has announced that it’s signed a franchise agreement to expand the brand’s presence in Kingsville, Ontario. The signed agreement, which also brings a new owner into the industry, includes the acquisition of the last Zippy Print Center, and … Read more →

Sun Chemical to increase prices on energy-curable inks and coatings, solvent and water coatings

Sun Chemical (Parsippany, N.J.) will increase the prices of its energy-curable, solvent, and water coatings, as well as its energy-curable inks in North America, effective May 15, 2019. A global shortage of photo-initiators will cause prices of energy-curable coatings and energy-curable inks to increase, while cost escalations in energy and raw materials throughout the first … Read more →

Messagepoint recognized as one of Canada’s best SMBs for third consecutive year

Toronto-based Messagepoint, a leader in the Customer Communications Management (CCM) software market, has been selected as one of Canada’s top small and medium-sized employers for 2019. It’s the third consecutive year that Messagepoint has been recognized by the program, run by Mediacorp Canada to honour Canadian workplaces with dynamic and innovative cultures. “The SME competition … Read more →

EFI acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group in $1.7 billion cash transaction

Electronics For Imaging (EFI, Freemont, California), a world leader in digital printing innovations, has entered into a “definitive agreement” to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion (USD). Siris is a leading private equity firm focused on “investing and driving value creation in technology … Read more →