30 July 2014

LONDON, UK—During last Drupa, in 2012, much ink was devoted to Landa Digital's nanotechnology based presses, and the development agreements it had signed with Manroland, Heidelberg, and Komori to bring the technology to market on an offset platform.

Since then, with the exception of Komori, the other two manufactures have been mum on their plans. But this week Manroland broke that silence in an interview with UK-based PrintWeek.

30 July 2014

TORONTO—In another example that print works and has impact, this just in from Restoration Hardware, which has sent its customers a package of catalogues that will tip the scale at 15 pounds. When something like that thuds on your counter, you notice.

The luxury home furnishing brand reports that it was driven to do the huge mailing in part by environmental concerns.  Usually it ships smaller catalogues to clients throughtout the year, but this year it went for mass to reduce its carbon footprint.

29 July 2014

OHIO—Canadian folding carton manufacturer Ingersoll Paper Box Co Ltd., has selected a full suite of Esko premedia technology to help reduce its turnaround times and increase prepress control.

Ingersoll has been running Esko’s DeskPack, Plato, automation Engine, FlexRip, FlexProof and Color Engine since March.

From left to right: Margaret Ellah: prepress operator, and Giustina
Foschia, graphic communications operator.

23 July 2014

ITALY—Here's another take on how effective printing can be. Staffan Hultén, vice president and founder of Research and Analysis of Media outlined the 10 watertight laws of print at a newspaper association conference in Torino, Italy on Wednesday.

Visit the website
to check out what he has to say.

22 July 2014

PITTSBURGH—The 2014 InterTech Technology Award winners have been announced and 11 were chosen based on innovation and the likelihood of advancing the performance of the graphic communications industry.

The Printing Industries of America sponsors the awards, which began in 1978. This years winners are:

22 July 2014

TORONTO—Drytac has named Mike Wildbore its new vice president of sales. Wildbore will be responsible for leading the Canadian sales team and generating new business for the international adhesive-coated products manufacturer in Toronto.

Wilbore has over 14 years of experience in the graphic arts industry and holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Ryerson University.

22 July 2014

CHICAGO—Two Sides North America Inc. has signed an agreement with the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper products in the Canadian market. The two companies are now an allied organization.

"The Canadian Printing Industries Association is proud to partner with Two Sides North America to enhance the value of print in the Canadian marketplace by providing access to expertise on why print and paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium," stated Sandy Stephens, Chairman of the Canadian Printing Industries Association. "This partnership is one of the many benefits recently introduced by the association to provide value to our members."

16 July 2014

MISSISSAUGA—Pronto Reproductions Ltd. will be installing a Polar Cutter 115ED this week, adding to the shops more recent installs: a Heidelberg Windmill Press for foil stamping, die cutting, numbering and embossing/debossing, a 6 colour, 40” Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 UV press and a Heidelberg Suprasetter A106.

The commercial print shop is over 15,000 square feet and has a staff of 15. It’s privately owned by the Burlington family and focuses on delivering high-quality reproductions.

15 July 2014

ST. LOUIS—Grimco Inc. has acquired the Canadian operations of  Proveer Sign & Graphics.  The acquisition will leverage both company’s product lines and resources and Proveer Sign &  Graphics local industry knowledge, to deliver a worthwhile buying experience to both American and Canadian customers.

Grimco Inc
. is a wholesale supply company with 40 locations throughout the United States and its services include, but are not limited to traffic signs, digital print media and electrical sign supplies. Proveer Sign & Graphics is a distributor of graphic signs and equipment across the country.

15 July 2014

TORONTO—Industry professionals, clients and friends gathered at Metro Label headquarters on Wednesday to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary.

Attendees were treated to champagne, hor d’oeuvres, seminars and tours of the high-quality label printer’s facilities.

President of Metro Label Sandeep Lal

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