LCA reveals lower impact on global climate change of New Leaf’s 100% PCW recycled coated paper versus virgin fibre

At the recently concluded Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics Conference held in Boston, Massachusetts, New Leaf Paper released a new Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) revealing significant environmental benefits of its Reincarnation (100% PCW recycled coated paper) over alternatives made with virgin wood fibre. The study, conducted by SCS Global Services, is the first in the paper … Read more →

Konica Minolta opens €5 million Textile Innovation Centre

Konica Minolta has opened a new €5 million Textile Innovation Centre at Como, near Milan, Italy in the heart of Europe’s textile printing operations. More than 30 VIPs and other guests attended the launch of the state-of-the-art technology centre that helps inkjet customers obtain first-hand experience regarding some of the world’s most advanced digital systems … Read more →

Buyers Lab acquires InfoTrends

Buyers Laboratory (BLI) has acquired InfoTrends. BLI is a leading provider of independent test-based analytical information, competitive intelligence, sales enablement and related services to the global digital imaging industry. InfoTrends is a leading provider of strategic market analysis, research and advisory services to the global digital imaging industry – with specialization in the production printing … Read more →

Presstek announces global launch of Eco-UV for its DI Presses

At The Print Show (Birmingham, UK) that concludes today, Presstek is featuring live demonstrations of its 52DI Eco-UV Digital Offset Press, amongst other technologies. The OEM will introduce for first time to the UK and global markets, a Presstek 52DI with an integrated Eco-UV system. Benefits of the integrated system include faster drying times for … Read more →

HP announces largest labels and packaging deal in Indigo history

HP has announced that Germany-based Rako-Group has purchased two HP Indigo 20000 Digital Presses and nine HP Indigo WS6800 Digital Presses – making it the largest labels and packaging deal in HP Indigo history! The purchase builds on Rako’s existing fleet of HP Indigo Digital Presses and expands its multi-press, multi-site labels and packaging digital … Read more →

iSys Label announces availability of White Toner

Calgary-Alberta-based iSys Label, developer and manufacturer of short-run to mid-run digital label printers, has added white toner to its line of label-printing solutions. Developers at iSys Label have created an RIP plug-in for its software that allows users to print both background white and spot colour white all in a single pass. “The white toner … Read more →

Perception Wide-Format Media introduces Canvas 2.0

New Hampshire-based Perception Wide Format Media, a brand of Worthen Industries, has launched its latest product – Canvas 2.0. The polyester/cotton blend fabric is made with 100% recycled polyester. It’s an eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable canvas that contains a proprietary formula “surpassing industry standards in terms of stretching, imaging performance and consistent quality, from roll … Read more →

Avanti 2015 User Group Conference attendance up 46%

Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading Canadian provider of Print MIS solutions, has announced that attendance for its 23rd Annual User Group Conference was up 46% over the previous year – the highest in the company’s history. The annual event was held October 6 – 9, 2015 in Niagara Falls, Ontario offering concurrent sessions for … Read more →

OPIA to hold Economic Forecast Breakfast November 5

Michael Hlinka, CBC business contributor, finance expert, business commentator and columnist, will be sharing his expertise with the Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA) membership at its 2015 Economic Forecast Breakfast Thursday, November 5. Hlinka certainly knows his way around money matters, the marketplace and the navigation of financial crises. The passionate yet grounded journalist … Read more →