Neenah releases free limited-edition engraved print

A stunning new limited-edition engraved print designed by Michael Osborne has just been released by Neenah Paper, accessible on its popular Beauty of Engraving website. They’re free – but only 1,000 are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The fascinating design is based on Osborne’s collection of old stock certificates. He put the centuries-old craft of … Read more →

Neenah expands its Astrobrights papers collection

Neenah Paper has expanded its Astrobrights Papers collection. It now includes 25 colours in a wider range of basis weights and digital sizes to meet the needs of marketers and digital printers. A new 135 lb. duplex cover, available in three colour combinations, is one key addition. The expanded offering is based on extensive market … Read more →

Drytac improves its Emerytex Clear Overlaminate

Drytac’s Interlam Pro Emerytex, a 125-micron (5 mil) PVC overlaminate with a pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive, is now available with a more durable sand-textured finish that “provides greater uniformity and an improved matte, anti-glare appearance.” The heavier coat weight and unique cross-linking adhesive on the textured finish is popular for use on aqueous, solvent and latex … Read more →

Cron-Ecrm introduces new platesetter line to North America

Cron-Ecrm, a newly formed joint venture of China’s Hangzhou Cron Machinery & Electronics and Ecrm Imaging Systems, has announced the availability in North America of the partnership’s new platesetter family. The systems offer “unmatched versatility” while maintaining up to 400 lpi with 1,200-dpi to 3,600-dpi resolution. Each system enables users to tailor the speed, automation … Read more →

CTI Paper launches new luxury metallic papers for digital toner/laser, HP Indigo and offset presses

The new CTI Paper USA Swatchbook showcases and updates all of its FSC-certified text and cover brands in metallic and pearlescent papers, translucents, printable kraft, soft flat matte and C1S metallic papers. The highlighted brands are Aspire Petallics, Glama Natural, Glama Kraft, Tube and Currency. CTI’s distributor in Canada is Ariva. CTI’s Aspire Petallics text … Read more →

Sun Chemical develops Online Troubleshooting Guide for digital aftermarket ink customers

Sun Chemical has launched a new online troubleshooting guide designed to help its wide-format digital ink customers resolve common technical issues that can arise during printing. Specifically, the online website provides solutions to solve challenges clients may have with their digital printing. The guide uses both photos and descriptions to help a press operator identify … Read more →

Prisco appoints White to key North America Sales position

Printers’ Service (Prisco) has announced a major strengthening of its sales organization in Canada and the U.S. by appointing Michael White as Senior Vice-Present of Sales for North America. This new position merges the Digital Division with Legacy Sales under one reporting structure. “I am happy to announce that Michael White will bring his many … Read more →

Spicers Canada sold to Central National-Gottesman

Central National-Gottesman (CNG), a leading U.S.-based global distributor of pulp, paper and forestry products, has announced the expansion of its North American distribution business by purchasing Spicers Canada Limited. Headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, Spicers Canada is one of the country’s primary distributors of fine paper, sign and display media, industrial packaging and graphic arts supplies. … Read more →

Domtar expands The Paper Trail Digital Transparency Tool that traces impact of paper production

Montreal-based Domtar Corporation has announced significant updates to The Paper Trail (, its award-winning interactive tool that helps customers trace the impact of their paper purchases. The totally renovated site now includes social and economic information in addition to environmental data, broadening the meaning of sustainability. The company added that the upgrade “represents Domtar’s belief … Read more →

Mohawk launches new Skytone Swatchbook

Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has released a redesigned swatchbook for its Skytone paper. The new format is designed to make the paper-specifying process “clearer and more inspirational” for designers and printers. The Skytone Swatchbook is the second in the company’s series … Read more →

APP marks second anniversary of its Forest Conversation Policy with a positive independent evaluation of its progress

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has welcomed the Rainforest Alliance’s independent evaluation of its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) that includes an unprecedented, comprehensive ‘Zero Deforestation’ environmental commitment to eliminate all natural forest clearance across its supply chain. The news is important to Canadian commercial printers because many APP products now sold in Canada are manufactured … Read more →