ecoEnvelopes awarded sixth Conversion Patent

Minneapolis Minnesota-based ecoEnvelopes, a world leader in eco-friendly mailing solutions, has received a sixth U.S. Patent (issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) for its conversion envelope technology. The Conversion Envelope, also known as the Transformer, is part of ecoEnvelopes’ popular Recochet product line. This unique, innovative technology allows large-format mailers to send 6” … Read more →

Lexjet releases Sunset Photo Matte Paper

The latest inkjet paper in LexJet’s award-winning Sunset product line, Sunset Photo Matte Paper 280g, is “durable, high-quality, archival and economical” and the the latest addition to the Sunset line of photo, fine-photo, fine-art and canvas inkjet media available exclusively from LexJet. The smooth archival paper is ideal for fine-art reproduction, high-quality photo-art prints, photo … Read more →

Niesen is new GPA Chief Executive Officer

Specialty substrate and solutions leader GPA has announced that the company’s Board of Directors has promoted Bob Niesen to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Niesen currently serves as GPA’s President, responsible for leading the company’s U.S.-based operations. Former CEO Tom Brooker has taken on the exclusive responsibility of Chairman of the Board of GPA. … Read more →

Brand Management Group releases new HP Light Fabric

HP has introduced, through its licensing partner, Brand Management Group (BMG), a new 100% knitted polyester fabric for HP Latex Printers that is wrinkle-resistant, soft to the touch and features “an excellent colour gamut for a range of high-profile display applications.” The new HP Light Fabric was tested for harmful substances and is certified according … Read more →

Mitsubishi and Cron-Ecrm ink distribution agreement

Mitsubishi Imaging has signed as a North American distributor with Cron-Ecrm. This agreement includes the distribution of CtcP products, accessories and Blackwood printing plates. “This announcement affirms Mitsubishi Imaging’s longstanding commitment to the offset print and CTP markets with a solution that will help the offset print community remain strong and profitable for years to … Read more →

Mohawk announces new multi-million-dollar envelope manufacturing facility

Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has announced plans to operate a new state-of-the-art envelope manufacturing facility in the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts to better serve its existing clients, including those in Canada. Mohawk entered into a seven-year lease agreement on the … Read more →

Flint Group launches dayGraphica 4600 Heatset Blanket

The Group’s newly launched dayGraphica 4600 Heatset Blanket addresses three main challenges that directly affect press uptime – gauge loss, smashes and blanket memory – that limit blanket life and performance, said the company. “Flint Group’s technology team addressed all three concerns,” said Bill Branson, Flint Group’s Business Director – North American Blankets. “The effort … Read more →

The consumables conundrum

When it comes to consumables, basic mistakes we all make in the hectic race to meet deadlines usually increase costs down the road. As one press operator once told me, “sometimes we know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.” Here are some comments and advice from the experts. Plates We asked Fujifilm, … Read more →