Goss Pacesetter Club members set new performance records

Outstanding productivity using Goss finishing equipment has now been achieved by 1,405 individual crews and earned them membership in the Goss Pacesetter Club. Established in 1997 to provide an incentive for achieving peak performance on Goss saddlestichers, adhesive binding systems and trimmers, the Goss Pacesetter Club admits new members each year as specific targets are … Read more →

SoftSolutions’ Flex technology celebrates key milestones

SoftSolutions, a U.S.-based information technology company specializing in real-time production management solutions, primarily in the Graphic Arts industry, reports that it has now connected over 500 manufacturing lines across Canada and the USA via its Flex web-based platform. More than 40 sites now utilize SoftSolutions’ Flex system to gain real-time feedback on production results from … Read more →

Durst Tau 330 Label Press adds jumbo rolls for long runs

Durst is now offering a high-productivity, industrial-scale “jumbo roll” unwind/rewind option for its Tau 330 UV Inkjet Digital Label Press. Durst’s fully automated, servo-driven, external jumbo roll unwind/rewind units accommodate rolls up to three feet in diameter, 14 inches wide and more than 13,000 feet in length. For easy and fast handling of large heavy … Read more →

Litho Express is first printer in Quebec to install Xante Impressia Multi-Media Digital Envelope press with extended delivery

Litho Express Incorporated has become the first printer in Quebec to purchase the Xante Impressia Multi-Media Digital Envelope press with extended delivery. Litho Express is a leading commercial sheetfed printer operating out of St. Laurent, Quebec (with an office in Montreal) specializing in short-run, four-colour process. It’s been in business for over 40 years and has a comprehensive … Read more →

Neenah expands its Astrobrights papers collection

Neenah Paper has expanded its Astrobrights Papers collection. It now includes 25 colours in a wider range of basis weights and digital sizes to meet the needs of marketers and digital printers. A new 135 lb. duplex cover, available in three colour combinations, is one key addition. The expanded offering is based on extensive market … Read more →

Heidelberg makes free environmental self-assessment for printers available online

A new, free, online self-assessment tool from Heidelberg helps printers to better understand their environmental performance and could help them identify additional areas for improvement. Environmental Self-Assessment is the latest addition to Heidelberg’s growing list of sustainability initiatives, which also include a CO2 Calculator (to determine the CO2 footprint of any print project); CO2 neutral … Read more →

Enfocus Connect 13 upgrade enhances job control for printers and makes job submission easier for designers

Enfocus has released Connect 13, the next major upgrade to its Enfocus Connect product line. The upgrade features a number of workflow and delivery enhancements for printers, while giving designers an easy-to-use solution for delivering press-ready PDF files. For the printer, Connect enables control of all the settings for PDF creation and verification, job ticketing … Read more →

Two prominent Canadians appointed to International Sign Association steering committees

Three steering committees have been appointed to advise the International Sign Association (ISA) Board of Directors throughout 2015. The steering committees represent the three main divisions of ISA membership: Suppliers and Distributors, Affiliated Associations and Direct Members. Local and custom sign companies join at the Affiliated Association (provincial, state or regional) level and receive automatic … Read more →

SAi EnRoute software certified training workshops come to Canada this summer

SAi has announced dates for a series of informative training workshops throughout Canada and the U.S. that focus on the capabilities of its industry-leading EnRoute software. EnRoute provides CAD/CAM design and output solutions for the CNC woodworking, sign making, mill working and nested-based manufacturing and fabrication industries. Designed to increase both productivity and creativity, the … Read more →

Viki Solutions’ Vproof Online Proofing integrates with OpenText to optimize approval workflows

Viki Solutions (Victoria, BC) has announced that OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), has successfully integrated Viki Solutions’ Vproof remote proofing and approval tool into its OpenText Media Management solution. This integration will increase user productivity by enhancing collaboration and accelerating the review and approval of digital assets across multiple content delivery … Read more →

PointOne Graphics installs new Morgana DigiFold Pro from Sydney Stone

Trade printing leader PointOne Graphics of Etobicoke, Ontario has made another investment to expand its presence in the digital marketplace. The growing 15-year-old company has installed a Morgana DigiFold Pro from Sydney Stone. The DigiFold Pro is an automatic creasing and folding machine designed specifically for the professional digital or litho printer to crease and … Read more →

Annex doubles productivity with Komori LS 8-colour from Komcan

Annex Business Media has expanded its printing business with the purchased a Komori LS 8-colour 40-inch perfecting press from Komcan Inc., the Komori dealer for Ontario and Western Canada. The new press comes equipped with a full complement of automation features including APC fully automatic plate changers, PDC-SII close-looped colour control, AMR automatic make-ready, fully … Read more →