Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize accepting submissions until March 2

Rakuten Kobo, one of the world’s leading digital reading services, is accepting submissions for its Fourth Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. Kobo is working to raise the profiles of three debut Canadian writers. The prize identifies and puts at the forefront of the competitive publishing industry, exceptional books written by first-time Canadian authors in three … Read more →

Agfa Graphics unveils Anapurna H1650i LED Wide-Format Printer

At the three-day C!Print 2018 trade show in Lyon, France that began yesterday, Agfa Graphics expanded its wide-format hybrid Anapurna LED series for sign and display printers with a new 1.65-metre-wide hybrid printer – the Anapurna H1650i LED. This smaller hybrid printer was designed as an accessible and cost-effective production tool that combines the latest … Read more →

Virtual Graphics launches direct thermal label free of harmful chemicals

Virtual Graphics (Easton, PA) has introduced a new, clean direct thermal label utilizing patented technology called RevealPrint. “New research shows that more than 90% of POS tape (better known as receipts) contain dangerous chemicals linked to infertility, autism and type 2 diabetes,” said the company. Virtual Graphics produces RevealPrint direct thermal black & white or … Read more →

GPA introduces Touch Class Specialty Fine Papers

GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, wide-format and offset printing, has added Touch Class Specialty Fine Papers to its product lines. “As the name implies, this collection is meant to be experienced through touch. With a rich, tactile feel and a special surface treatment, these papers offer added resistance to fingerprints, water … Read more →

Gluefast introduces duplexing system for thick business card production

The Gluefast Company (Neptune, NJ) has introduced a simple, easy-to-use duplexing system ideal for making double-thick and triple-thick business cards. It consists of three basic parts – a glue machine that applies water-based mounting glue to cardstock, an alignment board that serves as a guide for placement of glued sheets using adjustable brackets for different … Read more →

EFI donates Pace MIS/ERP estimating technology to Ryerson University

The School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) in the Faculty of Communication and Design at Toronto-based Ryerson University has received Pace estimating MIS/ERP software from EFI (Electronics For Imaging). The donation, which includes licenses for 75 concurrent users, allows the school to fill a key gap in its digital workflow, create a complete integrated pre-media … Read more →

Sappi unveils new educational website SappiPops to help printers, marketers, creatives and designers

Sappi North America (Boston, MA), a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has launched a new educational website, www.sappipops.com. The new site is designed for printers, marketers, creative and designers looking to innovate in their respective areas of expertise. “Sappi’s marketing leadership, insights and analysis now have one convenient online home – … Read more →

Kodak upgrades proofing software and adds violet ink

Kodak has announced upgrades to its Kodak Proofing Software, “making it easier for printers to spend less time planning and more time printing consistent colour results.” New with the upgrade, Kodak Proofing Software allows users to proof spot colours with “stunning accuracy” with new support for violet ink proofers from the Epson SC-P7000 and SC-P9000 … Read more →

Gruber named new KBA Digital & Web Service National Sales Manager

As it increases its digital press portfolio, KBA North America and its parent company Koenig & Bauer have established a new position to oversee its growing digital sales and web service throughout North America. This newly created position has been assigned to Jürgen Gruber, who will specifically oversee sales of the RotaJET Digital Printing Press, … Read more →

GPA promotes May to Business Development Director – Client Marketing Services

Chicago-based GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, wide-format and offset printing, has promoted Trina May to Business Development Director – Client Marketing Services. In this new role, May will leverage her 20 years of expertise in developing and managing GPA’s Corporate Marketing Programs to help GPA’s customers overcome existing challenges and add … Read more →

ArifiQ integration now eliminates major delays on ad-hoc jobs for HP PrintOS users

Sweden-based ArifiQ has announced that HP PrintOS solutions can now also process ad-hoc jobs automatically using arifiQ technology. This significant move has positive implications for printers and their customers worldwide, said the company.  The arifiQ estimating engine instantly and automatically creates quotes, job tickets, gang-runs, cost-optimized impositions and production routes for print jobs moving through … Read more →