Canon and Ilford produce world’s longest digitally-printed photo

The longest digitally printed photograph was produced September 26, 2020 by Canon, Oberstdorf Tourism, Oberstdorfer Fotogipfel and Ilford, in Oberstdorf, Germany, according to Tom Albrecht of Guinness World Records. After calculating the maximum roll length of the Canon imagePrograf Pro-6100 Graphic Arts Printer, several rolls of Ilfojet Synthetic Paper were produced with a special length. … Read more →

HP expands “bug bounty” program to HP original ink and toner cartridges

Office printer and MFP consumables cartridges come equipped with embedded integrated circuit (IC) micro-controller chips that contain code used to communicate with the printer and perform essential functions. In 2018, HP was the first document imaging OEM to launch a public “bug bounty” program, where industry experts were rewarded to look for vulnerabilities in HP’s … Read more →

Trump administration rescinds 10% tariff on Canadian aluminum imports – for now, maybe!

Saying previously that “the last thing Canadians and Americans need in the middle of this pandemic is another trade war,” and after threatening to impose dollar-for-dollar retaliation on specific U.S. imports, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland revealed yesterday that United States said its will drop its 10% tariffs on $3.6 billion worth … Read more →

GPA expands its UV inkjet synthetics portfolio for Konica Minolta and Komori press users

GPA (Chicago, Illinois), specialty substrate providers to the digital, offset and flexographic printing sectors, has released a new line of digital synthetics and self-adhesives specific to the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 and Komori Impremia IS29 platforms. “UV inkjet printers have told GPA they want greater utilization of presses for broader, more profitable applications,” said the … Read more →

Boston Industrial Solutions unveils Natron PP Primer for UV inkjet printers

Ink manufacturing and technology company Boston Industrial Solutions (Woburn, MA) has introduced a one-component Polypropylene adhesive primer, characterizing it as “the most advanced UV inkjet primer for plastics.” Natron PP Primer (Polypropylene Adhesive Primer) is formulated for UV inkjet printing, pad printing and screen-printing applications. This primer works well on difficult-to-bond, low-surface-energy plastics such as … Read more →

Kernow launches new FloorShark Dry Toner

Leading coatings and digital media specialist Kernow Coatings (Cornwall, UK) has launched the first floor graphics material that has been tested and certified for dry toner printing. Formulated for applications such as social distancing graphics, the new dry toner range is made from Kernow’s textured ultra-tough Sharkskin material and has a R10 Anti-Slip Rating. The … Read more →

Nekoosa adds two new products to its vinyl wall graphics portfolio

Nekoosa Coated Products (Nekoosa, Wisconsin) has added two varying adhesive systems to its Wall Graphics lines. These include an expanded microsphere removable (now in gloss white) and a new, high-peel removable. “Nekoosa’s Wall Graphics product portfolio is a comprehensive offering of re-positionable, removable vinyl films for a wide range of wall applications,” the company added. … Read more →

Nekoosa adds two new products to its vinyl wall graphics portfolio

Nekoosa Coated Products (Nekoosa, Wisconsin) has added two varying adhesive systems to its Wall Graphics lines. These include an expanded microsphere removable (now in gloss white) and a new, high-peel removable. “Nekoosa’s Wall Graphics product portfolio is a comprehensive offering of re-positionable, removable vinyl films for a wide range of wall applications,” the company added. … Read more →

Inkcups introduces Vivid White UV Inkjet Ink

Characterizing its new ink as “the brightest digital white ink on the market,” Inkcups (Danvers, MA) newest addition to its S1 UV Ink Series, Vivid White, “reproduces the brightest whites available in the industry and is based on decades of experience, and after thorough and rigorous testing. Inkcups created a formula for the ideal ink … Read more →

Appvion launches SafeShield antimicrobial technology

Appvion (Appleton, Wisconsin) has released an “industry-leading antimicrobial coating technology” for a variety of substrates called SafeShield. Basically, SafeShield technology prevents the replication of DNA and new cell formation. Independent laboratory tests have demonstrated up to a 99.99% reduction in non-pathogenic bacteria on the paper’s surface – even after printing and post-processing. The company operates … Read more →

Konica Minolta earns Greenguard Gold Certification for its AccurioWide inks

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Ramsey, New Jersey) has achieved Greenguard Gold Certification for its AccurioWide inks in a move that it said reflects its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. “For decades, Konica Minolta has been committed to sustainability across its global operations. Our environmental action plan, Eco Vision 2050, sets ambitious goals to … Read more →