Mark Andy launches Evolution Series E3 Flexo Press

Mark Andy (St, Louis, Missouri) is launching the second iteration of its Evolution Series Flexo Press which initially debuted at Labelexpo Europe in 2019. The OEM’s newest press, the Evolution Series E3, is poised to fill a gap in the market for a servo-powered machine that prioritizes both ease of use and reducing operating costs … Read more →

Durst announces key workflow software partnership with PrintFactory

With its “Pixel to Output” strategy, OEM Durst (Brixen, Italy) has expanded its software solutions for printers to deliver complete solutions by inking an important alliance with PrintFactory (The Netherlands), an award-winning workflow software specialist in wide-format. PrintFactory’s colour management technology and high-speed, XML-centric RIP-based software connects multi-manufacturer environments seamlessly. The suite of workflow software … Read more →

DIA holds successful Print Summit Webinar

The Toronto-based Digital Imaging Association’s (DIA’s) Print Summit webinar was held online Wednesday, December 2 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. In previous years, the live in-person event was an annual and extremely popular Christmas Luncheon that featured special guest speakers. This year, the virtual event saw “a panel of printing pundits and prognosticators” discuss … Read more →

Konica Minolta launches AccurioPress C4080 Series

Characterizing its latest high-speed digital press as “an all-in-one print factory,” Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., (Ramsey, NJ) has introduced a new line of colour digital production presses – the AccurioPress C4080 Series offering robust and user-friendly production that’s ideal for businesses looking to expand their production capabilities with advanced automation and ease of use … Read more →

Fast Track Packaging is lone Canadian winner at AWA International Sleeve Label Awards

Beverage can shrink-sleeve specialist Fast Track Packaging of Guelph, Ontario was the only Canadian company to earn an award at the recent 2020 AWA International Sleeve Label Awards competition. Fast Track won a Certificate of Merit for its heat-shrink TD Sleeves on cans of Impériale Choco Noisette Stout (right) – which cleverly and cost-effectively delivered … Read more →

Drupa 2021 goes online

Following close consultations with exhibitors and partners, the live, in-person 2021 edition of drupa, the world’s leading tradeshow for printing technologies originally set for April 20 – 30 in Düsseldorf, Germany, will be cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To maintain the momentum until then, organizers will instead offer a “virtual.drupa” – … Read more →

Callas releases comprehensive software update: pdfToolbox 12

Callas Software (Berlin, Germany), a market leader for automated PDF quality control and archival solutions, has released what it calls “a milestone update” for its pdfToolbox product line – pdfToolbox 12. Major new features include a QuickFix engine “to modify even massive PDFs incredibly fast,” an engine to compare colour differences between PDFs, a generic … Read more →

Maritime Paper Products installs EFI Escada Packaging Control System

Maritime Paper Products (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), a leader among independent corrugated manufacturers and printers in Canada with over 90 years’ experience, has made a significant investment to drive productivity, reduce waste and decrease its carbon footprint with the purchase of an Escada Corrugator Control system from EFI (Electronics For Imaging). The new Escada system installed … Read more →

Supremex to close its Edmonton production facility

Industry envelope giant Supremex has reported that it will be closing its Edmonton, Alberta production facility and cutting 39 jobs in a move to reduce costs. The company added that the cuts represent about 5% of its total workforce. The move is expected to result in annual cost savings of about $2.4 million before taxes, … Read more →

Makin to leave Printing United Alliance January 1

The Printing United Alliance (PUA – Fairfax, Virginia) has announced that Michael Makin, who was born in Montreal and was currently serving as EVP since the merger of SGIA and Printing Industries of America (PIA) formed the PUA, will depart on January 1, 2021 after a successful transition of the combined organizations. On May 1, … Read more →

Crawford Packaging acquires Summit Paper & Packaging

Crawford Packaging (London, Ontario) has announced that it has acquired Summit Paper & Packaging (Brampton, Ontario). Summit Paper & Packaging specializes in industrial packaging solutions, with a particular emphasis on driving efficiency in distribution and e-commerce accounts. Successfully owned and managed by Mike Bowden and Dan Djakalovic, Bowden recently retired, while Djakalovic will remain as … Read more →