Canada-wide postal strike on hold – for now

The Canadian Press has reported that the union representing thousands of Canada Post workers said it will stay at the bargaining table, averting a potential strike deadline of Wednesday, September 26. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) said that it would not issue a 72-hour notice of job action, giving Canada Post’s negotiators an … Read more →

X-Rite launches ColorCert QA quality control software for printers and converters

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in colour science and technology, and Pantone LLC, have announced the launch of ColorCert QA – a new pressroom quality assurance software designed to drive excellence in the pressroom by helping manage standards more efficiently, optimize jobs on press, and facilitate strong ink-room integration. “With improved quality control, commercial and … Read more →

Xitron releases Navigator 12 Harlequin RIP workflow

Xitron (Ann Arbor, Michigan), a leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for commercial, digital, flexo and high-speed inkjet printing, has begun shipping the next generation of Harlequin RIP – Navigator 12.0r1. “After months of in-depth quality testing by Xitron engineering, Navigator 12 with PDF 2.0 compatibility is ready for deployment,” said the company. … Read more →

Epson launches Print Academy YouTube Channel

Epson (Long Beach, California) has announced the launch of the Epson Print Academy YouTube Channel – a dedicated channel featuring educational content designed for customers using Epson Professional Imaging products. Initially launched for the photography market with a simple purchase of a youtube camera, the Epson Print Academy Channel will expand to include content for … Read more →

Phoseon Technology launches FireJet FJ605 air-cooled flexographic solution

Phoseon Technology (Hillsboro, Oregon) has unveiled its FireJet FJ605 UV LED self-contained, air-cooled curing lamp for flexographic applications that enables press speeds up to 1,000 fpm. The FJ605 introduces a “market-leading” air-cooled irradiance level up to 20W/cm2 with a three-year standard warranty (some conditions apply). The new lamp delivers total UV output power performance for … Read more →

AB Graphic introduces the ILC760 Coater for HP Indigo 20000

AB Graphic International (Elgin, Illinois) has developed the ILC760 – a new inline coating machine for fully integrated inline coating on the HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press. Supporting both water-based or UV coating, the ILC760 is a cost-effective, easy-to-operate, top coating technology with slitting and rewinding suitable for production of unsupported film applications such as … Read more →

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 →