Agfa releases InkTune and PressTune to reduce production costs

Agfa Graphics has announced the release of InkTune and PressTune software to facilitate better control over printing resources and standards, optimize performance, reduce production costs and lower total cost of ownership. These intelligent tools are important elements of Agfa Graphics’ ECO³ offering and give printers complete control over all printing elements – from ink use … Read more →

New study shows how relationship between print and e-book publications impacts profits

To ensure the increasing popularity of e-books (currently more than 20% of all book sales worldwide are e-books), never undermine the success of their printed counterparts. Publishers frequently delay the digital publication date for several weeks after the print edition has been released. However, new research in the INFORMS journal Management Science, found that delaying … Read more →

Annual EPPY Awards calls for entries by August 24

The EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher, honour the best in digital media across a multitude of diverse categories, including excellence in college and university journalism. Now in its 23rd year, this international contest has broadened its scope and also includes categories for investigative features, mobile apps, videos, webcasts, advertising/marketing, photography and community service. … Read more →

Ricoh unveils Pro VC70000 digital inkjet printer and new inks

Ricoh USA has announced the newest addition to its award-winning inkjet portfolio – the Ricoh Pro VC70000. Built to accelerate the transfer of offset print volumes to digital, the new continuous-feed platform empowers commercial printers to produce quality applications, such as high-end catalogues and magazines, traditionally printed by offset presses. Additionally, Ricoh-developed inks enable “up … Read more →

Mohawk adds 43 new coloured papers with the launch of Keaykolour by Arjowiggins

Mohawk Fine Papers (Cohoes, NY) North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty materials for printing, has announced the launch of Keaykolour by Arjowiggins Creative Papers. Long established outside the U.S., Keaykolour has just undergone an extensive product update resulting in a range of 43 “fresh” colours, with Mohawk as the exclusive … Read more →

Esko releases highly automated flexo prepress and CtP solution

Characterizing the technology as “the industry’s only automated flexo prepress and platemaking solution,” Esko has released its CDI Crystal 4835 Computer-to-Plate (CtP) solution supporting the 48” x 35” plate size that’s popular with flexo converters – while providing the same benefits as the previously-released CDI Crystal 5080. The Crystal CDI features automatic plate loading and … Read more →

Messagepoint second annual user conference a huge success

Messagepoint, a Canadian leader in developing and delivering software and services within the Customer Communications Management (CCM) market, has successfully concluded its second annual user conference themed Content Centricity 2018, held June 12-13 at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Messagepoint users came to the event to participate in forward-thinking discussions … Read more →

OKI announces Avery Dennison ICS Performance Guarantee for its ColorPainter Printer Series

OKI Data Americas (Irvine, Texas) has announced that its wide-format ColorPainter series of printers has earned an ICS Performance Guarantee from Avery Dennison that “guarantees ColorPainter graphic output for up to 7 years.” The program launched in the North American market and will expand globally to other regions, said OKI. With durable print solutions for … Read more →

Freseners to offer hands-on training boot camp for garment printers

Freseners (Bowling Green, Kentucky) has been teaching classes on garment printing since 1979, and has had well over 15,000 students attend its popular training workshops. The classes are led by Mike and Scott Fresener. Its T-Shirt Screen Printing Workshop covers everything from basic artwork preparation and computer graphics, to screen making, how to use inks, … Read more →

U.S. company launches inks that enable dye-sub output from specific wide-format printers

Absolute Inkjet (Glenview, Illinois), a manufacturer of digital inks and media, has launched Sublim8 Inks that “enable any Epson wide-format printer to be ‘converted’ into a dye-sublimation printer.” The company said that users of standard Epson wide-format printers can now “re-purpose” their printer at a much lower cost compared to purchasing a bespoke sublimation model. … Read more →

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