Amazon to launch Frustration-Free Packaging program

Over the past couple of years, Amazon has been actively encouraging its global vendors to use certified packaging to help reduce packaging waste. The company has now alerted thousands of its brand-owner vendors that, to help reduce packaging waste and improve efficiency of ecommerce shipping, they’ll require that specific products being sold and fulfilled by … Read more →

HP unveils R1000 Latex Printer

HP has expanded its hybrid HP Latex R Printer Series by adding the R1000 Printer for rigid and flexible printing. Designed for a variety of hybrid applications, it features HP Latex Rigid Printing Technology and HP Latex White Ink. Aimed at businesses with budget and space constraints wanting to expand, it offers a single set … Read more →

Hop Industries releases its 2019 Hop-Syn Product Guide and Samples Book

Hop Industries (Lyndhurst, NJ), manufacturer of durable Hop-Syn synthetic papers, has announced the availability of its 2019 Product Guide and Samples Book. The new resource features the company’s range of environmentally-friendly synthetic papers, and now includes a companion guide with how-to articles that address the multitude processes and applications for its durable substrates. The 24-page … Read more →

Mactac expands Chill AT and Chill AT Extreme label solutions

The Mactac Performance Adhesives Group (Stow, Ohio) is further expanding its all-temperature Chill AT and Chill AT Extreme label product lines. With a versatile temperate range spanning -65 to +150 degrees Fahrenheit, Chill AT products “are formulated for demanding cold-temperature applications while also delivering superior adhesion at room temperature.” Typically used in refrigerated and frozen … Read more →

Postal strike or lockout possible by September 26

As reported in various consumer media outlets for the past several weeks, Canadians could see disruptions to mail service before the end of September, as Canada Post Corporation and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) currently appear far apart on a new contract addressing several key issues. Neither a strike nor a lockout will … Read more →

Avery Dennison launches new reflective films portfolio

Avery Dennison (Mentor, Ohio) has launched a new portfolio of reflective vinyl films. The new line includes V2000 Beaded Reflective Film, printable V4000 Beaded Reflective Film, and Visiflex V8000 Series Prismatic Reflective Vinyl. Each of the new reflective vinyl films provides increased visibility in a variety of applications, including indoor signage, outdoor signage, striping, fleet … Read more →

Collins joins Idealliance as Director of Print Technologies

Idealliance (Alexandria, Viriginia) has announced that globally recognized technology and standards expert Jeff Collins has joined its staff as the organization’s Director of Print Technologies. Idealliance is a non-profit think tank with 12 strategically located offices around the world. It’s recognized by ISO as the foremost certifying body for competencies, systems, materials and facilities, as … Read more →

Solimar Systems and Screen Americas announce strategic partnership

Solimar Systems (San Diego, California), a global solutions provider specializing in multi-channel document communications solutions for print, web and mobile delivery, has announced a new partnership agreement with Screen Americas, a technology leader in the digital printing industry. The partnership enables software integration from Solimar’s Chemistry platform and Screen’s Equios inkjet digital front-end processor. The … Read more →

Heidelberg appoints Brooks as VP of Label Products in North America

Heidelberg North America had announced the appointment of Chris Brooks as Vice President of Label Products. In his new role, Brooks will focus directly on the integration of Gallus technology into Heidelberg North America, and will be responsible for expanding the Gallus product line in Canada and the United States. He’ll report directly to Felix … Read more →

Donnelly is intelliFLEX’s new Director of Programs

The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance (Ottawa, Ontario) has announced that Jim Donnelly has joined the organization as its Director of Programs. Donnelly is the former Editor-In-Chief of the Ottawa Business Journal and, most recently, was Director of Media Insights at Agility PR Solutions (formerly MediaMiser). He’s a content creator, communicator and marketer with more than 15 … Read more →

PrintReleaf’s reforestation rate now exceeds 1,500 trees daily

PrintReleaf (Denver, Colorado), a technology platform that measures customers’ paper usage and certifiably reforests that usage on an equivalent basis, has reported that its reforestation rate now exceeds 1,500 trees per day. “The PrintReleaf reforestation rate – our most meaningful measure of success – now exceeds 1,500 standard trees planted per day,” said PrintReleaf Founder … Read more →

Cascades to close two Ontario production facilities

Numerous local and national Canadian consumer media outlets have reported that Cascades (Kingsey Falls, Quebec) will be closing two corrugated packaging plants in Ontario as part of its ongoing efforts to reorganize, streamline and optimize its operations. The closures, expected to take place by the end of 2018, will affect about 65 workers at its … Read more →

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