Velox attracts $32 million in investments for its disruptive industrial DTS digital printing technology

Velox (Rosh Ha’Ayin, Israel), developer of the world’s only mass-production, direct-to-shape (DTS) digital printing technology, has completed a $32 million funding round that was co-led by JAL Ventures and O.R.T. Technologies, and joined by strategic investors Altana, Evonik and existing investors Michael Ilan Management & Investments, Dr. Shlomo Shamir, and other private investors. With equipment … Read more →

Komori restructures with added focus on service

Komori America (Rolling Meadows, Illinois) has announced the restructuring of its service department to better align its operations with the company’s Vision 20/20 initiative – a mission to meet the needs of a changing print industry with products that drive greater efficiency as well as proactive service that exceeds customer expectations. As part of the … Read more →

Epson adds voice activation to some of its consumer printers

Epson America (Long Beach, California) has announced that its EcoTank, WorkForce and Expression consumer printers with Epson Connect technology are now compatible with Amazon Alexa for voice-activated printing. Built on its existing Epson Connect service, the technology allows Amazon account holders to conveniently deliver voice commands (such as “Alexa, ask Epson printer to print”) to … Read more →

Messagepoint receives financial investment from NewSpring

Messagepoint (Toronto), a leader in developing and delivering software and services within the Customer Communications Management (CCM) market, has announced that private equity group NewSpring has invested in its company. The investment amount, which was not disclosed (along with other details), will be used to expand Messagepoint’s research and development initiatives, as well as to … Read more →

Over 90% of drupa exhibit space already booked

Drupa 2020 exhibition space is running out. Shortly after the official registration deadline, 96% of the planned 1.7 million square feet of space is already booked! Companies from more than 40 countries have already confirmed their participation, including large global players as well as many smaller companies and promising start-ups. A current list of exhibitors … Read more →

FTA now accepting entries for its Sustainability Excellence Awards

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA, Bohemia, New York) a leading member-based organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the flexographic printing process, has announced that it’s now accepting entries for its 2019 Sustainability Excellence Awards competition. The deadline for entry submissions is February 1, 2019. “The FTA is proud to honour its members for the advancements … Read more →

Flash Reproductions purchases Morgana DigiBook 450 Perfect Binder from Sydney Stone

Flash Reproductions (Mississauga, Ontario) recently installed a new Morgana DigiBook 450 Perfect Binder from print-finishing specialist Sydney Stone, also headquartered in Mississauga. Having spent quite some time evaluating options, Flash determined that the 450 was the ideal equipment addition for their very particular binding needs. “The Morgana DigiBook 450 Perfect Binder was the perfect solution … Read more →

Keypoint Intelligence–InfoTrends identifies success factors for high-growth printers in recent study

Keypoint Intelligence–InfoTrends (Weymouth, MA) has completed its Winning in an Evolving Print Services Market study. The study provides vendors with valuable insights into what printers and in-plants are trying to do strategically, the challenges they’re facing, and the actions required to improve their businesses. InfoTrends discovered that, although the overall printing industry is experiencing a … Read more →

Full Frame Signs expands its services for TV and film industry with new Fujifilm Acuity Select 28

Full Frame Signs (Etobicoke, Ontario), a leading family-owned print services provider, has expanded its capabilities with Fujifilm’s Acuity Select 28 UV Inkjet Press that can accommodate a wide range of creative print applications. “We’re part of the film and television industry out of Toronto, and our finished products will appear on camera,” said Sean Vizsy, … Read more →