Komcan installs Komori GL640C Offset Press at Graf-Pak

Following an impressive year of multiple offset press installations in 2018, Komcan Incorporated (Georgetown, Ontario), Komori’s exclusive dealer in Canada, has announced the installation of a new Komori GL640C at Graf-Pak of Pointe-Claire, Quebec. Founded in 1995, Graf-Pak specializes in the printing and manufacturing of folding cartons. Owners Gerry and Raffi Djerrahian needed new technology … Read more →

Zimerman is new CEO of Massivit 3D

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies (Lod, Israel), a leading provider of large-format 3D printing solutions, has announced the appointment of Erez Zimerman as its new CEO. Zimerman is stepping up from his role as Vice President of Sales to take on CEO responsibilities formerly held by Avner Israeli, who’s retiring. Before joining Massivit 3D, Zimerman was … Read more →

Paper Excellence to purchase Catalyst Paper

Catalyst Paper Corporation (Richmond, British Columbia) has announced that Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corporation (Paper Excellence, also located in Richmond, BC) and Catalyst have entered into an agreement under which Paper Excellence has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Catalyst. Paper Excellence processes almost two million tons of pulp yearly … Read more →

Registration opens for Printing United tradeshow

Registration is now officially open for the Printing United tradeshow to be held in Dallas, Texas, October 23 – 25, 2019. Event organizers are the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and NAPCO Media. “There’s a transformation taking place in the printing industry, a blurring of segment boundaries as print service providers seek out new products … Read more →

GPA debuts new 500-page swatchbook

Comprised of over 500 pages and weighing over four pounds, GPA’s comprehensive new swatchbook contains “an unprecedented compilation of papers, synthetics and specialty substrates perfect bound into one volume. Never before has a book of this size combined papers and synthetics and been perfect bound – which is an achievement that demonstrates GPA’s innovation in … Read more →

Messagepoint adds AI-powered Content Intelligence

Messagepoint (Toronto) has unveiled its Messagepoint Advanced Rationalization and Content Intelligence Engine (MARCIE), an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine-learning-powered capability within its award-winning, cloud-based Customer Communications Management (CCM) platform. MARCIE enables organizations to intelligently migrate, optimize, author and manage the complex content that’s the foundation of customer communications. These new capabilities make it easier for … Read more →

Mutoh opens new distribution center in California

Mutoh America (Phoenix, Arizona), an industry leader in wide-format inkjet printers, cutters and inks, has begun new operations out of an ISO 9001 distribution center location near the port of Long Beach, in Carson California. Scheduled to make its first shipment from this new location later this month, the facility will offer state-of-the-art inventory tracking … Read more →

Small business owners and consumers prefer professional printing services to compete and grow: FedEx Office survey

FedEx Office (Plano, Texas), a provider of printing, packing and shipping services (and a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation), has released the results of its latest national print survey showing that 82% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and 61% of consumers choose to have items professionally printed at the same rate, or at a higher … Read more →

TAGA calls for papers for its 2020 Annual Technical Conference by September 9

The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) has issued its annual call for Scientific Papers and Technical Innovation Papers for its 2020 conference. The conference will see industry leaders, innovators, researchers and scientists highlight their latest research and developments within the printing and graphic communications industry. Papers accepted and presented at … Read more →

Byrne appointed Eastern Canada Sales Rep for Rollem

Print-finishing specialist Rollem International (Anaheim, California) has announced the appointment of Paul Byrne as its Northeast Sales Representative. Byrne most recently served as a Regional Finishing Solutions Manager for C.P. Bourg. He brings several years of finishing experience to the company, where he’ll represent Rollem’s slitting, scoring, perforating and collating systems, along with its Insignia … Read more →

Mactac partners with Canon for approved products for Océ Colorado 1640 Printer

Pressure-sensitive adhesive supplier Mactac (Stow, Ohio) has announced a new collaboration with Canon Solutions America. Recently, with Canon’s rising customer demand for increased vendor options of roll-to-roll self-adhesive vinyl materials, the two companies have been working to build an approved, high-performance portfolio of products for use on the Canon Océ Colorado 1640 Printer. After thorough … Read more →