Xeikon launches REX program for entry-level investments in digital label production

Xeikon (Lier, Belgium) has announced the launch of its REX program that supports printers looking for entry-level, affordable digital production solutions to fulfill their customers’ demands for shorter runs, just-in-time production and customization. REX stands for Remanufactured, Ecological Xeikon quality. The OEM pointed out that the investment threshold for professional digital printing solutions can be … Read more →

Quite Software releases Quite Imposing Plus 5 and Quite HOT Imposing 5

Quite Software (San Diego, California), a leading worldwide developer of innovative PDF solutions, has released two new software products – Quite Imposing Plus 5 and Quite HOT Imposing 5. The technology upgrades include several new features that add versatility, boost productivity and improve overall performance: Variable data merge. Using a CSV or TXT file, add … Read more →

FSEA calls for entries for its 27th Annual Gold Leaf Awards Competition by March 2

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA – Topeka, Kansas) is inviting companies in the finishing, printing, folding-carton, greeting-card and binding industries to submit their best work to its 27th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition. “The print finishing industry is performing spectacular work each and every day on greeting cards, presentation folders, labels, invitations, … Read more →

Ryerson’s Batista becomes first Idealliance Certified Colour Management Professional under its new higher education program

Idealliance (Alexandria, Virginia) has created a higher education membership program in order to directly support the future of the graphic communications industry globally, by providing access to all online certification courses at a membership cost that’s essentially an administrative cost only – and provides free access to everything that Idealliance has to offer. These courses … Read more →

Epson to launch ReadyPrint Subscription Service

Epson will launch a subscription printing service called ReadyPrint for use with its high-capacity ink-tank printers. The service will be launched first in the Netherlands this month, and will then be rolled out across Europe. Epson also plans to deploy the service globally, initially in consumer markets in other developed economies, beginning in April of … Read more →

Supremex buys Royal Envelope for $27.4 million

The Associated Press has reported that envelope, paper-based packaging, and label manufacturer Supremex, with headquarters in LaSalle, Quebec, has acquired Royal Envelope – a leading envelope manufacturer and printer with facilities in Concord, Ontario, LaSalle, Quebec and Burnaby, British Columbia – for $27.4 million (CDN). Royal Envelope was founded in 1989 by Peter Bowles and … Read more →

PIA launches Augmented Reality and Interactive Print Course

The Printing Industries of America (Pittsburgh, PA) has launched a new Augmented Reality (AR) and Interactive Print (IP) course in its online iLearning Center. The course will introduce printers to principles of Augmented Reality and explore the integration of multimedia content with print projects. Using AR, printers can push the boundaries beyond the printed page … Read more →

Agfa and TFL partner to develop inkjet printing on leather

Agfa and TFL (a global company producing specialty chemicals for the leather and related industries) have entered into a strategic partnership focusing on the development of Alussa – a dedicated inkjet-printing solution to decorate high-quality genuine leathers used in the fashion, upholstery, automotive, aviation and nautical industries. Alussa is “the sum of a number of … Read more →

Domtar to purchase Appvion’s POS paper business

Domtar Corporation (Fort Mill, South Carolina) has entered into an asset-purchase agreement with Appvion Operations to acquire Appvion’s Point of Sale (POS) paper business. The agreement includes the coater and related equipment located only at the West Carrollton, Ohio, facility as well as a license for all corresponding intellectual properties. The transaction is expected to … Read more →

Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends unveils new study on print-finishing trends

Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends (Weymouth, MA) has completed a new primary research study titled Market Trends in Print Finishing. In this new research, printers were surveyed across North America and Western Europe, and provided insights into operations, purchasing patterns and business and sales strategies. “The finishing of documents is imperative to improve the functionality, quality … Read more →

Canon to launch two new services for photographers

Canon U.S.A. has announced the beta version of its first photographer-matching service Image Connect. The technology makes the process of finding and hiring a photographer that you can trust easier and simpler. The OEM also launched a Photo-Culling plug-in for Adobe Lightroom Classic to support the workflow needs of photographers. Image Connect, offered through the … Read more →

Noonan joins SGIA as VP of Business Development

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has appointed printing industry marketing and sales veteran Jack Noonan as its Vice-President of Business Development. In this newly created role, Noonan will oversee PRINTING United exhibitor and sponsorship partnerships for the SGIA, strengthen existing communities, develop dedicated postal and packaging-sector participation, and explore new business opportunities. PRINTING United … Read more →