CPEIA partners with AIPIA to explore ways to enable active and intelligent packaging with printable electronics

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) (www.cpeia-acei.ca) and the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPA) (www.aipia.info) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore how printable and organic electronics can drive the development of new technologies that will reduce waste and supply chain costs for the global packaging industry. Securing this partnership … Read more →

Landa appoints Korman as VP and GM for North America

Landa Digital Printing (Rehovot, Israel) has appointed Nachum Korman as Vice President and General Manager of its North American operations. Korman comes to Landa with a hugely successful track record in the digital printing industry, both in North America and Europe. For the last 20 years, he has held a variety of senior management positions … Read more →

Gandy Digital appoints Worley as National Sales Manager

Mississauga-Ontario-based wide-format press manufacturer Gandy Digital has appointed Lynn Worley to further develop its growing business in the wide-format printing industry in North America. Worley joins the company with a wealth of experience within the printing industry, having spent the last 18 years at xpedx where he served in many capacities – and most recently as … Read more →

PIA to launch Power Selling Program October 12

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced the launch of its Power Selling Program. This eight-week turnkey training program features a unique combination of online training, weekly student projects and live coaching sessions with sales coach “superstar” Leslie Groene. Through the new program, printing companies have the opportunity to enhance their sales revenue by … Read more →

Mark Andy launches online parts store

Mark Andy, a major solutions partner to the label and packaging industry, has launched an online parts store – http://parts.markandy.com/. Thousands of OEM replacement parts for Mark Andy presses and Rotoflex offline finishing systems are now available for purchase online. This initiative, said the company, was driven with the goal to offer customers a central, … Read more →

Jones Packaging sells shrink sleeve business to Safety Seal Plastics

London-Ontario-based Jones Packaging Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its shrink sleeve business – including its equipment and customer portfolio – to Safety Seal Plastics Inc., a major North American shrink sleeve manufacturer currently based in Hamilton, Ontario. The transition will take place over the next month, during which time “the assurance of … Read more →

Kodak launches two new plate solutions for offset

With the launch of the Kodak Electramax Thermal Plate and the Kodak Trendsetter Q2400 and Q3600 Platesetters, Kodak is “building upon a tradition of innovation, providing sustainable and high-performance solutions to a broad variety of printers.” Electramax Thermal Plates provide numerous advantages for offset printers – such as long unbaked run lengths, strong chemical resistance, … Read more →

Toronto’s C.J. Graphics becomes first printer in North America to purchase Scodix Ultra Pro with Scodix Foil Station

Scodix, a leader in digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, has sold its first Scodix Ultra Pro System with a Scodix Foil Station less than a week after its launch. Scodix Foil is an inline digital foiling solution exclusively supporting the Scodix Ultra Pro Digital Enhancement Press. Scodix Foil is ideal for in-house … Read more →

Toronto Star launches Star Touch $20 million tablet edition

As reported here in June, the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily circulation newspaper, has launched Star Touch, its major tablet/iPad initiative. Officially launched today, the newspaper is following in the footsteps of Montreal’s La Presse+’s news tablet app, which, at just over two years old, is considered one of the best in the world. Its … Read more →

Agfa Graphics to launch N95-VCF “next generation” chemistry-free violet plate

Agfa Graphics launched its chemistry-free plates for the newspaper industry in 2007, followed by its N94-VCF chemistry-free violet offset plate in 2011. Since then, more than 70% of Agfa Graphics’ newspaper customers worldwide currently use its chemistry-free plate technology for the production of newspapers. At the World Publishing Expo (WPE) October 5-7, 2015 in Hamburg, … Read more →

C.P. Bourg announces key appointments at its U.S. operations

C.P. Bourg, a leading developer and supplier of on-demand document binding and finishing equipment worldwide, has announced several key personnel changes at the company’s U.S. headquarters in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The changes are designed to strengthen relationships with customers and partners across North and South America. Brian Rutter has been named Vice President of Operations, … Read more →

Komori and Screen announce strategic selling agreement

Komori America Corporation and Screen GP Americas have entered into a strategic selling agreement that effectively joins the two companies’ sales organizations. Komori America will now be the sole distributor in the United States of Screen GP’s new Truepress Jet520HD, a continuous, high-speed, high-definition inkjet press powered by the Equios Digital Front Workflow solution. Screen … Read more →