4over closes its Canadian production facility – permanently

4over, a leading North American trade-only printer headquartered in Glendale, California, has announced the permanent closure of its 36,000-square-foot Canadian production facility located in Mississauga, Ontario. The company specializes in large-format printing, packaging and packaging prototypes, marketing materials, direct-mail printing and delivery services, promotional products and much more – and had continued to roll out … Read more →

Standard Horizon unveils HT-300 Three-Side Trimmer

Standard Horizon’s new HT-300 Three-Side Trimmer offers higher productivity, greater automation and unique features to the short-run, print-on-demand book market. The HT-300 utilizes a fully automated set-up with easy-to-use colour touchscreen control. The system offers higher productivity, unique corner-cut capabilities, optional flap cover trimming, and its automated set-up can be barcode-driven. The HT-300 is over … Read more →

Dietz named new President of Kolbus America/Hycorr

Kolbus America (Cleveland, Ohio) has appointed Jeffrey Dietz as its new President. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kolbus GmbH, headquartered in Rahden, Germany. In his new role, Dietz will assume overall responsibility for the Kolbus, Hycorr and Autobox product lines in North America, responsible for all sales, service and operations activities. He … Read more →

Konica Minolta to distribute EFI wide-format and VUTEk products in Canada

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada), a leading provider of production printing systems, based in Mississauga, Ontario, has announced a national distribution agreement with Electronics For Imaging (EFI) to market, service and support the EFI line of wide-format and VUTEk printing solutions. The agreement is effective immediately, and the two companies have already started a comprehensive … Read more →

Asahi releases new water-wash plate processor

Asahi Photoproducts (Tokyo, Japan and Brussels, Belgium), a specialist in flexographic photopolymer plate development, has announced availability of it’s next-generation of large-format, water-wash flexographic plate processor – the AWPTM-DEW 4260 PLF. This is the first water-wash processor of its kind with an automated process – from plate wash-out to the UV finished plate ­– including … Read more →

Solimar Systems launches ReadyPDF Prepress Server

Solimar Systems (San Diego, California), a leading provider of workflow solutions for print production and digital communications, has released Solimar ReadyPDF Prepress Server. “This intuitive, pioneering solution enables users to overcome numerous production inefficiencies associated with PDF files – and benefit from increased automation, enhanced quality control and a more streamlined, profitable production process,” said … Read more →

Trudeau extends CERB program by two months

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) is being extended by two more months. The program provided taxable payments of $2,000 for up to four months to Canadians who lost income because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That has now been extended to six months. “The reality is that there … Read more →

Cameron Advertising installs second Agfa Jeti Tauro H3300 UV LED Printer

Cameron Advertising, one of North America’s leaders in large-format print and digital solutions and a Canadian leader in end-to-end visual communications – including creative & design, digital printing, 3D printing, finishing, distribution and much more – has purchased its second Agfa Jeti Tauro H3300 UV LED wide-format flatbed printer from Agfa Graphics Canada (Mississauga, Ontario). … Read more →

TLMI calls for submissions for its 2020 Print Awards Competition

The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI – Milford, Ohio) has called for entries for its annual Print Awards Competition. This year marks the association’s 43rd awards competition, and every year narrow-web converters from across the globe submit hundreds of entries to be considered for the coveted Best in Class and Best in Show honours. … Read more →

Canon partners with DGA for new line of wide-format digital textile printers

Canon Solutions America has joined forces with DGI USA, a manufacturer of printing equipment with deep roots in dye sublimation, to deliver solutions that combine DGI’s highly productive printers with Canon’s robust support services and market expertise. The new wide-format DGI Dye Sublimation printers – the DGI Poseidon, DGI FT-3204X, and DGI FH-3204 – provide … Read more →