Drytac appoints Newman to lead new Drytac Academy

Drytac (Bristol, UK), an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, is preparing to open a fully interactive training centre in Fishponds, Bristol called the the Drytac Academy. Gareth Newman has been appointed Academy Manager and, supported by Drytac’s Global Product Manager Shaun Holdom, is developing an extensive curriculum of … Read more →

Vail named GPA Business Development Director – Strategic Services

Specialty substrate leader GPA (McCook, Illinois) has announced that Gerard Vail has joined its team as Business Development Director for its Strategic Services. Vail’s addition “strengthens GPA’s Strategic Services Team, reinforces the company’s status as innovation facilitators, and delivers on their brand promise of providing global industry and product intelligence that supports business growth,” the … Read more →

Fujifilm receives aluminum tariff exclusions and plans to reimburse plate clients

Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division has announced tariff tax exclusions on its aluminum offset printing plates, currently making it the only major printing plate manufacturer in the U.S. to earn such an exclusion. Fujifilm added that it has worked proactively with industry associations and the U.S. Federal Government to address the unintended consequences … Read more →

Mutoh America launches DH-21 Dye-Sublimation Ink

Mutoh America (Phoenix, Arizona), a leader in wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has launched a new Mutoh-manufactured ink called DH-21 for specific Mutoh dye-sublimation ValueJet Printers. Features include high transferability, high performance with less ink consumption, excellent colour retention, consistent colours under various lighting conditions, versatility in media usage, and the ability to print on … Read more →

INX partners with HAVI to bring natural-based inks for cleaner food service packaging to market

HAVI, an innovator in packaging for leading food service brands (with over 10,000 employees worldwide, and customers in more than 100 countries), has collaborated with INX International Ink Company to bring its INXhrc Inks to market – specifically acknowledging the inks’ 25%-30% lower CO2 footprint compared to conventional inks, as well as their reduced regulatory … Read more →

B.C. printers Hemlock and BP Media earn Sappi Printer of the Year Awards

Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, has announced the 11 Gold Award winners of its final North American Printer of the Year Competition. Regarded as one of the world’s most respected accolades of excellence in printed communications, the award recognizes superior innovation and creativity … Read more →

Kodak sells its Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu ror $390 million

Eastman Kodak Company (Rochester, New York) has entered into an agreement to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu Private Equity, a leading private equity firm with offices across Europe. After closing, the business will operate as a new standalone company which will develop, manufacture and sell flexographic products, including the flagship Kodak Flexcel NX … Read more →

Agfa to close its offset printing plate factory in New Jersey

Agfa Graphics has announced that it will be closing its offset printing plate manufacturing facility in Branchburg, New Jersey by the end of this year as part of its strategic plan to optimize its global production capacity and supply chain for printing plates. “While our volume of printing plates sold in North America remains strong, … Read more →

Colbath returns to Drytac as USA VP of Sales

Drytac (Richmond, Virginia), an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has appointed Wayne Colbath as its Vice President of Sales for the United States. He’ll be responsible for driving sales growth in the USA with a focus on Drytac’s broad range of large-format consumable products. Colbath rejoins Drytac from … Read more →

Highcon launches new range of consumables

The Highcon (Yavne, Israel) launch of its new range of consumables this week is for the OEM’s digital cutting and creasing machines. Following in-depth analysis of customer use and implementation of the Highcon Euclid and Beam machines around the globe producing a wide range of applications, its Customer Success Department has learned that the majority … Read more →