Canon and Ilford produce world’s longest digitally-printed photo

The longest digitally printed photograph was produced September 26, 2020 by Canon, Oberstdorf Tourism, Oberstdorfer Fotogipfel and Ilford, in Oberstdorf, Germany, according to Tom Albrecht of Guinness World Records. After calculating the maximum roll length of the Canon imagePrograf Pro-6100 Graphic Arts Printer, several rolls of Ilfojet Synthetic Paper were produced with a special length. … Read more →

Neschen appoints TreckHall Wide Format as its new dealer in Canada

To serve the North American market efficiently and immediately, Neschen Coating GmbH (Bückeburg, Germany), a leading global manufacturer of self-adhesive media, laminators and industrial coating solutions, is opening a US-based warehouse, Neschen Incorporated, headquartered in South Carolina. Neschen Coating GmbH is part of the Munich-Germany-based Blue Cap Group. Just this month, Neschen Incorporated announced a … Read more →

HP expands “bug bounty” program to HP original ink and toner cartridges

Office printer and MFP consumables cartridges come equipped with embedded integrated circuit (IC) micro-controller chips that contain code used to communicate with the printer and perform essential functions. In 2018, HP was the first document imaging OEM to launch a public “bug bounty” program, where industry experts were rewarded to look for vulnerabilities in HP’s … Read more →

Infigo releases free workpack on how to make the most of a web-to-print system

Infigo Software (Crawley, England) is offering a collection of assets called the #SuccessfulWebToPrint Hands-On Kit. As the name suggests, it includes materials that will help users achieve a successful web-to-print implementation. Broken down into four insightful segments (downloadable workbooks, a webinar recording, case study videos and reading material), the kit is free and can be … Read more →

Koenig & Bauer Durst adds innovations to Delta SPC 130 FlexLine

OEM Koenig & Bauer Durst has unveiled further updates to its Delta SPC 130 FlexLine Automatic Corrugated Production Press that provides industrial solutions for run lengths from one to millions. New water-based orange and violet inks have been launched to ensure food safety compliance for primary packaging and extend the colour gamut. This will positively … Read more →

Polar Mohr launches Polar AirGo Jog

Characterizing its just-released technology as “a milestone for autonomous print finishing,” Polar Mohr (Hofheim, Germany) has developed the Polar AirGo Jog that can processes entire paper layers automatically. Driven by autonomous end-to-end print finishing, AirGo Jog fully automates the loading and jogging process via an integrated blower unit that’s the core of the new system’s … Read more →

Marabu releases ClearShield Anti-Graffiti liquid coating

Maribu has unveiled ClearShield Anti-Graffiti – a new liquid laminate designed for use as a protective coating on digitally printed signage, billboards and banners that are at risk of destruction and defacing from graffiti. This new coating provides protection from aerosols as well as latex paint. It allows for the removal of spray-painted graffiti using … Read more →

Canon unveils Arizona 2300 Series of wide-format printers

Canon’s new Arizona 2300 Series of UV-curable flatbed printers is designed to help users speed up production, improve operational efficiencies and fuel growth opportunities through its new applications. Featuring a true stationary flatbed table structure, the series is built around new Arizona Flow technology, a unique vacuum technique that supports a zone-less, multi-origin table layout. … Read more →

Contex launches world’s fastest CIS scanner series

Contex (Alleroed, Denmark), a world leader in large-format scanning, has unveiled its IQ Quattro X Scanner, the 5th-generation Contex CIS scanner series. “The IQ Quattro X is an essential scanner for reprographic shops, the AEC community, and businesses that require scanning accuracy with technical drawings and other large-format documents, especially at high volume,” said the … Read more →

FSEA releases whitepaper on the effectiveness of print embellishments on direct

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA – Topeka, Kansas) has released a new whitepaper titled Transforming Direct Mail with Print Embellishments. The 8-page resource provides detailed information on why direct mail works in the overcrowded digital world, and how direct mail campaigns have used foil, specialty coatings and other embellishments to enhance impact and … Read more →

Koenig & Bauer unveils Performance 2024 efficiency program for future growth

To reinforce its position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of press and post-press equipment and solutions for packaging, industrial printing and security printing applications, and to boost the earning power of the Koenig & Bauer Group, the Management Board has been working intensively on developing and expanding its “Performance 2024” efficiency program over … Read more →

Drupa online preview begins this Tuesday, October 27

The new digital platform drupa preview will open on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 10 am CET (Central European time). Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 6 hours behind CET, so when it’s 10 am CET, it will be 4 am EST. A panel discussion with Sabine Geldermann, Project Director Print Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf, Dr. … Read more →