Avanti and BCC Software announce major Print MIS and Postal Software Integration

Toronto-based Avanti, a market leader in Print MIS software, and BCC Software (Rochester, NY), a major provider of comprehensive postal software solutions, have announced the integration of Avanti Slingshot to BCC Software’s popular BCC Mail Manager postal software. The integration will be featured at the upcoming National Postal Forum in San Antonio, Texas and represents … Read more →

Neetzel joins KBA North America’s Flexo Division after Squarcina appointed Sales and Marketing Director

As it continues to add staff to its growing flexographic printing division, KBA North America (Dallas, Texas) has named Preston Neetzel as the new Technical Sales Manager for KBA-Flexotecnica, and Stefano Squarcina as its new Sales and Marketing Director. With more than 30 years of leadership in the flexible packaging industry, Neetzel has held various … Read more →

Kodak launches InSite Prepress Portal 9.0 and updates Prinergy 8.2

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Kodak’s new Insite Prepress Portal 9.0 (IPP) features a new user interface “that delivers a simplified, intuitive and real-time proofing experience while minimizing errors, removing unexpected costs and increasing customer satisfaction,” said the OEM. “The prepress portal reduces cycle times with 24/7 access to communication and job status, minimizing traditional proofing requirements and ultimately decreasing … Read more →

Metropolitan Fine Printers up and running after late-April fire

On April 25 at approximately 10 pm, the head office and pressroom of Metropolitan Fine Printers (MET) located in Vancouver, British, Columbia was destroyed by fire. Fortunately, no employees were hurt or injured. The company is currently working with the Vancouver Fire & Rescue authorities to determine its cause. Contingency plans were initiated almost immediately, and MET anticipates that … Read more →

Barricades and Signs installs Seal 62 Pro S Laminator from GBC Canada

Barricades and Signs Limited has been delivering exceptional traffic control products and services through its multiple locations in Alberta. The highly respected, family-owned company has strong values and a vision to become North America’s most respected traffic control  products company. So, when looking to take their firm to the next level, they knew they had to … Read more →

SmartSoft to offer its PressWise MIS to Alliance Franchise Brands’ member network

Alliance Franchise Brands (Plymouth, Michigan) has finalized an agreement with SmartSoft, a leading provider of print MIS and workflow automation solutions. The partnership offers SmartSoft’s PressWise MIS application to the franchise network of 300 marketing and print communications franchises across North America. Alliance sought a solution to help its high-volume franchise members who were seeking … Read more →

OPIA’s 2018 Excellence In Print Awards Dinner set for May 24

The Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA) annual event will feature keynote speaker Randy Ambrosie, the 14th and current Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, who played for the Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos. He also held prominent roles in the financial industry for many years and is a successful business leader. Come … Read more →

LaserNett expands capabilities with addition of Trumpf TL3030 Fiber Laser Cutter

LaserNett (Mississauga, Ontario), a leading Canadian metal fabrication company, has expanded its in-house laser-cutting capabilities by installing a high-speed TL3030 Fiber Laser Cutter from Trumpf. “Our investment in the Trumpf TL3030 laser cutting machine represents our commitment to continually offer the best metal fabrication services,” said John Popik, CEO of LaserNett. “In addition to our … Read more →

Mailing and Lean Six Sigma expert Markovic joins Insource Corporation

Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario), a technology supplier and a service and solutions provider for the paper-handling market (including mailing and fulfillment, printing, bindery and packaging), has added to its staff of technical professionals. Bozana Markovic, grounded firmly in Lean Six Sigma principles, will bring years of strategic empowerment to clients of Insource. She’ll support the … Read more →