Premiere Insource Expo a resounding success

Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario), a technology supplier and a service and solutions provider for the mailing and fulfillment, printing, packaging and bindery markets, held its first-ever Insource Expo at its head office and technology showroom at 6-85 Citizen Court in Markham, Ontario May 9 and 10, 2018, from 8 am to 6 pm. Several hundred … Read more →

Makin and PIA push its members to ask U.S. lawmakers to reconsider new duties on Canadian paper

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) is endorsing the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act of 2018 (or PRINT Act) introduced earlier this week by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (Republican, Maine) and Angus King (Independent, Maine). The PRINT Act would require a pause in the imposition of new duties on Canadian uncoated groundwood (UGW) … Read more →

Onyx Graphics launches Onyx 18 software

Onyx Graphics (Salt Lake City, Utah) has announced the launch of Onyx 18, the newest version of the company’s award-winning wide-format and grand-format software. Onyx 18, scheduled for release in June, will introduce new colour technologies for colour accuracy, consistency and conformance to standards (such as G7 and Fogra) that print service providers can prove … Read more →

SwissQprint ships its 1,000th wide-format printer

SwissQprint, the Swiss developer of digital large-format printers, has shipped its 1,000th unit – another milestone in the history of the company that celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. A Nyala Series UV Inkjet Printer left the swissQprint factory in Kriessern, Switzerland on May 11, 2018, marking the 1,000th printer that the Swiss company has … Read more →

Kodak expands its 2018 Print for Good global literacy program

Kodak has announced that it’s creating a volunteer printer network that will produce thousands of children’s books and school supplies in 2018 to benefit some of the world’s most disadvantaged populations, using sustainable Kodak printing products, such as Kodak Sonora Process-Free Plates. “It’s wonderful to see printers signing up across the globe to participate in … Read more →

Pitney Bowes launches Software and Data Marketplace

Pitney Bowes has announced the global availability of its new Software and Data Marketplace, simplifying access to hundreds of data sets across the retail, insurance, real estate and financial services industries. The Software and Data Marketplace is a self-service resource for data users to download the Pitney Bowes data catalogue for sample categorical data – … Read more →

Ultimate and C.P. Bourg partner to provide improved book-finishing workflow

Ultimate TechnoGraphics (Montreal) and C.P. Bourg (Ottignies, Belgium) have announced a joint collaboration in providing a fully dynamic finishing automation workflow for printers worldwide. Ultimate Impostrip and Ultimate Bindery will now drive the C.P. Bourg BPM inline and near-line configurations available to produce books and/or booklets. “When finishing equipment offers the mechanical flexibility to manage … Read more →

Dissident shareholders Icahn and Deason post $150 million to preserve injunction after last week’s Xerox management about-face

In the next “episode” of the rapidly changing and unpredictable Fuji-Xerox takeover “melodrama” (the twists and turns of which have been reported several times in the past few weeks on this site), Xerox late last week petitioned the New York State Supreme Court to rescind the injunction preventing Fujifilm from proceeding with its acquisition of … Read more →

Bennett appointed to VP and GM of Highcon Americas

Highcon Systems (Yavne, Israel), a world leader in the digital printing and digital finishing markets, has announced the appointment of Matt Bennett to the position of Vice President of Sales and General Manager, Highcon Americas. In this role he’ll be responsible for sales operations in both the Canadian and American markets. Previously, Bennett was the … Read more →

Xerox launches Iridesse Digital Production Press featuring iridescent colours and specialty embellishments

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Calling it “another first in the world of print,” Xerox has unveiled its Iridesse Production Press – a high-speed, six-station press that combines four-colour printing with up to two specialty dry inks, all in one printing pass. “The Xerox Iridesse Production Press is the only digital press that can print metallic gold or silver dry … Read more →