Installation Update: Agfa Azura TS Plates continue to make BC printer ‘greener’

The prepress operation at Alliance Printing of Coquitlam, British Columbia (a member of Agfa Graphics’ GreenWorks Program) has been ‘green’ for six years after installing a thermal CtP system from Agfa Graphics featuring chemistry-free Azura TS plates – a thermal, negative-working plate designed for low and medium-volume commercial printing. Based on Agfa Graphics’ ThermoFuse technology … Read more →

Xante to release Version 10.2 of its iQueue Workflow Software

The upcoming release of Xante’s iQueue 10.2 Adobe PostScript Workflow Software features several new capabilities including: Better spot-colour accuracy that increases the potential spot colours from 60,000 to over 200,000 possible matches. An improved Spot Color Creator that converts images to spot colours for accurate spot-colour matching. Users also now have the ability to export the … Read more →

Xeikon to sponsor annual Gutenberg Gala May 14 in Montreal

The 2015 Gutenberg Gala is a unique annual event celebrating the accomplishments of printing companies in Quebec. Xeikon is a Gold Sponsor of the gala, which will be held at the Montreal Science Centre in Montreal, Quebec, this Thursday, May 14. The gala recognizes creativity and innovation, especially in projects requiring a high level of … Read more →

Esko Kongsberg celebrates 50th Anniversary milestone

The 50th anniversary of Esko Kongsberg is a milestone celebration for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of digital finishing systems that currently has thousands of installations around the globe. Durability, reliability and precision have always been key values throughout its history, the OEM said. “Over the course of 50 years, we have accumulated strong … Read more →

Toronto’s Middleton Group installs new Inca Onset R40-LT from Fujifilm

Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division has announced the installation of the new Inca Onset R40-LT – an upgradeable wide-format UV flatbed inkjet press – at Middleton Group, a Toronto-area based design, merchandising and print facility that’s been providing large-format printing, creative concepts and eye-catching retail displays to its customers since 1952. “Inca Digital offers … Read more →

4over enters the 3D printing market

4over has entered the 3-D printing marketplace as the first trade printer to offer 3-D printing technology as a service out of the company’s Glendale, California headquarters. The leading trade-only company will use Fused Deposition Modeling – a manufacturing method ideal for the creation of prototypes, samples for packaging development and original items. Plant Manager … Read more →

GPA kicks off 2015 Print & Design Contest

Specialty substrate leader GPA is now accepting entries for its 2015 Print and Design Contest. Now in its 10th year, the contest continues GPA’s tradition of honouring excellence and creativity in printing. “The competition has grown each year, yielding new and innovative examples of the opportunities available with GPA substrates. GPA will be accepting entries … Read more →