While all print service providers are acutely aware of the importance of upgrading their equipment, the real challenge is knowing when to do so. Investing in new technology of any kind is often a costly and timely process, so timing this right is absolutely crucial to ensure the purchase is both successful and beneficial for a business.
Five of Agfa’s inkjet printing solutions have been honored with a Pinnacle Product award from PRINTING United Alliance. The Pinnacle Product Awards recognize products that improve or advance the printing industry with exceptional contributions in quality, capability, and productivity.
The winners of this year's Durst’s RSC Label Master Awards were officially revealed for the first time during Labelexpo Americas in Chicago from 13-15 September, where insights on the new Tau RSC platform, its printing technologies, ink systems, software and important developments were provided.
Effective 1st January 2023, Flint Group will implement a global price increase in order to respond to continued inflationary pressures across multiple cost drivers.
Nazdar Ink Technologies, the leading manufacturer of UV, water-based and solvent-based wide-format digital inkjet, screen-printing and flexographic ink products, is delighted to announce the launch of Nazdar 2131 Series Solvent Inkjet inks.
How is the large format print industry doing re-sustainability?
The large format print industry is making significant inroads into its sustainable practices and eco offering. It's been trying for years but we felt with very little traction.
Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce the promotion of Amanda Lowe (formerly Amanda Brown) to the position of Global Marketing Director.
Mimaki has announced its third Global Innovation Days (19th – 21st October 2022), following the success of previous events.
“We’re thrilled to be back in Las Vegas, with an offering that is bigger and bolder than ever before”, says Ruben Silva, Vice-President of Inkjet Sales North America.
Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce it will exhibit at the upcoming PRINTING United Expo 2022.
The Swiss developer and producer of high-end large format printers is celebrating its 15th anniversary. What began as a six-man operation has since blossomed into an internationally active company with 200 employees.
Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, announces that its packaging ink series UniNATURE has won Packaging Europe's Sustainability Awards 2022.
PRINTING United Expo, taking place Oct. 19-21, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, today announces experiential areas located on the trade show floor dedicated to garment decorators the world over.
Leading prepress specialist XSYS is bolstering the already large team in the APAC region to continue supporting customers in the packaging industry with innovative solutions and top level service that enable them to print solid and stay flexible.
Hybrid presses can be defined as label presses that incorporate two or more printing processes (digital and conventional) in-line with finishing units (varnishing, spot color printing, slitting, die-cutting and different embellishment techniques).
Converters have new, high-quality, cost-effective options for hybrid flexo/digital production of premium labels thanks to a new solution at Labelexpo Americas that delivers more power than ever before.
Sustainable fashion brands YesAnd & Kornit Digital (“Kornit”) are teaming up with the leading global platform fostering innovation in the fashion industry, Fashinnovation. This month, the three like-minded companies will be unveiling a revolutionary direct-to-garment printing collaboration.
Operating a sustainable business is enormously important to companies of all shapes and sizes and across all sectors in the modern market. Customer demand for greener services is on the rise, and, as such, the pressure on businesses to become more environmentally friendly is also increasing.
Whether you are working in the print industry or another sector, it is highly likely that you will have been impacted by the well-documented supply chain issues and raw material shortages in recent years.
Onyx Graphics, Inc., a leader in providing software solutions for the digital inkjet wide-format print industry, today announced the availability of new ONYX profiles for Mimaki printers including the UCJV300, JV300-160 Plus, and the CJV300-150 Plus.
Global Graphics Software, developer of innovative components for digital printing and subsidiary of Hybrid Software Group, will be launching SmartMedia at Labelexpo Americas (Booth 3015, Hall B).
Based in Blumenau, the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, Grafimax migrated to the label segment looking for new opportunities and chose the Durst Tau 330 RSC technology to produce labels in small and medium runs.
Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel Farias as Technical Engineer, North America, with immediate effect.
Esko will showcase how its latest innovations deliver workflow improvements to boost both digital print productivity and operational efficiencies when Labelexpo Americas returns next month.
‘Sustainability’, ‘green’ and ‘environmentally friendly’ have been among some of the key buzzwords in the print industry in recent years - and even more as we move in to the post-pandemic era - as an increasing amount of printing businesses adjust the way they operate to adopt more planet friendly practices.
printIQ is excited to announce a strategic development partner as part of their future growth initiative plan. Banyan Software will acquire the printIQ business in a move that is focused on R&D investment, business growth and unlocking more of the potential that has been achieved to date.
Fiery, the digital front end (DFE) server and print workflow business of graphic arts technology company Electronics For Imaging, Inc., has introduced powerful new cloud capabilities and additional productivity enhancements for print businesses in the new version 6.8 of the EFI Fiery Command WorkStation job management solution.
A recent article in Vogue Business, “Could Digital Printing Ease Supply Chain Disruptions,” observes the trend of bringing major manufacturing operations back to EMEA, briefly seen as a stopgap measure to mitigate complications arising from the pandemic economy.
Durst Group will be showcasing the highly successful and globally placed Tau RSC technology on stands #3105 and #3123 at LabelExpo Americas in Rosemont, IL from September 13-15, 2022.
swissQprint will be present on booth C6415 at Printing United on October 19–21, 2022. The Swiss manufacturer is to exhibit new developments in high-quality UV flatbed and roll to roll printing.
Selecting materials and media for a print job can be a tricky process, with the pressure firmly on the print service provider to ensure they make the right choice and achieve a high-quality result.
Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, has expanded its Polar range of printable media with two new solutions for the North American market: Polar Transit Air and Polar Smooth 150 Air.
Esko, the global developer of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print, packaging, and label industries, has acquired imposition A.I. software company Tilia Labs, in a deal that delivers on the need of brand owners and converters to connect and integrate the entire value chain through upstream digitalization.
Ontario-based large-format printing company Global Printing Enterprises recently used Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 polymeric PVC film to produce a series of colourful graphics for the Toronto edition of the ‘FRIENDS Experience’ event.
Soyang Europe, the leading manufacturer and distributor of digitally printable wide-format and superwide-format media and surface coverings, and the distributor of the Fujifilm Acuity Ultra R2 printer, is delighted to announce the appointment of Tracy Dineen as Fujifilm Product Manager, with immediate effect.
Remote working is something that many of us have become used to in recent years, with the pandemic having forced staff out of the office and into working from home.
Kornit Digital Ltd. (“Kornit”), a worldwide market leader in sustainable, on-demand digital fashionx and textile production technologies, announced today it has opened the doors to a new interactive booth at one of the world’s largest virtual printing tradeshows – Printing Expo Online 2022.
With a growing customer base, increasing demand for faster turnaround time and a desire to diversify its offering, Ontario’s Lacasse Printing has invested in the latest digital finishing technology from Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (‘Kongsberg PCS’).
PRINTING United Alliance today announces the launch of a powerful Keynote Education Program Series that will inform and inspire the tens of thousands of attendees set to attend PRINTING United Expo 2022 in Las Vegas.
PRINTING United Alliance announces TAGA Tech Talks, a free, two-part webinar series addressing two important issues affecting the printing and graphic arts industry: life cycle assessment (LCA) and expanded color gamut (ECG).
The Fedrigoni Group, the top global player in the production of high value-added specialty papers for luxury packaging and other creative applications, and a leader in the premium labels and self-adhesive materials markets, announces an agreement for the acquisition of UNIFOL, a global market player based in Istanbul and the only PVC self-adhesives manufacturer in Turkey.
Dennis Leblanc takes on the new role having served as Drytac’s Territory Manager for Eastern Canada and the Greater Toronto Area since joining the business in 2015.
Fiery, the digital front end (DFE) and workflow business of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (“EFI”), has announced that it has acquired CADlink Technology Corp., an industry-leading software company that delivers solutions for the high growth areas of digital direct-to-garment (DTG) and direct-to-film (DTF) printing; digital cutting and engraving; digital wide-format print; and vehicle wraps.
Electronics For Imaging, Inc., has launched a new service that makes it easy for print service providers to achieve Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 Conformance Certification for digital presses and printers using EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) print servers.
Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) has announced that Global Imaging Inc., the premier U.S. distributor for wide format equipment and supplies headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, has become an authorized distributor of its market-leading range of digital finishing solutions for North America.
Since February companies have been able to register for drupa 2024 and a very positive trend is now already emerging. Renowned global players and newcomers across the entire print and packaging value chain from a total of 32 countries are already on board.
Adhesives are one of the most common and necessary components of many applications across a whole host of markets and industries. With this wide-ranging demand and use comes the core challenge for manufacturers and suppliers, how are you able to offer a product that can deliver on all these project types?
Onyx Graphics, Inc., has announced the global availability of ONYX 22, the company’s newest software version release of industry leading wide-format RIP and print workflow software that was showcased at FESPA Global in Berlin, Germany.
Polymer, metal, wax, sand, concrete – as the 3D printing technology landscape has grown in diversity and complexity, so has the variety of materials compatible with these many processes.
Textile companies can take full advantage of expanded print opportunities with the ground-breaking new EFI Reggiani textile solutions presented at the 14-18 June ITM Exhibition in Istanbul.
FESPA Global Print Expo 2022 brought the speciality print community together for four motivational days in Berlin (31st May to 3rd June 2022), in an atmosphere of overwhelming positivity that affirmed the industry’s readiness to bounce back from the challenges of the last two years.
Valiani, with its headquarters in Certaldo, Florence, Italy, is a developer and manufacturer of small to medium sized, highly reliable flatbed cutters with a worldwide distribution network.
FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire UNIGRAPHICA AG (head office in Ruggell, Principality of Liechtenstein, hereafter Unigraphica).
Color-Logic has certified FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia as the first Color-Logic Demonstration Center in Australasia.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group announced today that it has closed the acquisition of Inca Digital Printers, which was announced on April 20.
FESPA is launching its third global Print Census, with the first surveys being completed by visitors to FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo 2022 (31 May – 3 June 2022, Messe Berlin, Germany).
Many companies are looking for opportunities to enter new markets, improve competitiveness and drive business growth.
The world has changed, and printers need to keep up by producing a range of new and practical applications for their customers.
Adhesives are absolutely critical to the success of applications across a range of sectors. Simply put, if you get this choice wrong, then you put the entire project in jeopardy and run the risk of undoing your hard work earlier on in the process, thus costing you valuable time, money and, potentially, repeat business.
Fujifilm has announced an agreement with Color-Logic to sell its solution for producing metallic effects, using either digital toner or analogue printing processes.
Nazdar Ink Technologies, the leading manufacturer of UV, water-based and solvent-based wide-format digital inkjet, screen-printing and flexographic ink products, has announced the launch of the Nazdar 205 Series.
Nazdar celebrated the 100th anniversary of its foundation with the official launch of a refreshed brand identity. Nazdar's new look reflects the company's celebratory milestone and its commitment to innovation and growth as they embark on the next 100 years.
SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing, textile and CNC machining industries, has announced the launch of Flexi 22, a fully-updated and more powerful version of its highly-successful industry-acclaimed signmaking software.
Registration for PRINTING United Expo 2022 has officially opened! The leading event in printing, representing all facets of the industry, takes place October 19-21 in Las Vegas.
Meteor Inkjet Ltd, leading supplier of electronics, software, tools and services for industrial inkjet, together with Dyndrite, providers of the core accelerated computation engine used to create next-generation digital manufacturing hardware and software, expand their collaboration with the announcement of Meteoryte, a 3D software tool that simplifies the development and adoption of inkjet technology for additive manufacturing applications.
HP is delighted to announce the launch of The Print Hub, an interactive platform specifically developed to support HP Latex users and help them get the best out of their printers.
Electronics For Imaging, Inc., has announced the availability of its EFI IQ suite of cloud and mobile applications with supported EFI VUTEk, Wide Format, and Nozomi inkjet printers.
Application possibilities supported by the Ricoh Pro TF6251 hybrid flatbed UV printer will be highlighted at Gulf Print and Pack 2022.
Spandex, the one-stop supplier of innovative solutions to the sign, graphics, architectural and automotive markets, is introducing a new logo to reflect the evolution of the business while also unifying its brand across all group companies in Europe and Australia with effect from May 2nd 2022.
Jeff Greenspoon keynote speaker at WOO congress Toronto 2022
Like its lamination cousin, varnishing was previously seen as a process that was only really useful for adding an extra layer of protection to a piece of printed work without impacting the image underneath.
Global printing industry leader Inkcups announces that four of its inks from the SB Eco Series Eco-Friendly pad printing ink line received the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certification after a rigorous testing process.
Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, has announced the rebranding of its market-leading Protac AMP adhesive antimicrobial clear surface protection film to SteriTac.
The team at Auto Trim DESIGN, the leading Canadian specialist in signage and vehicle wrap design and production, has nicknamed its new Kongsberg C64 digital cutting table ‘The Beast’ after being impressed by its incredible combination of speed and power.
To commemorate Earth Month and Earth Day, Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, North America’s largest wholesale supplier and manufacturer of visual communications solutions, is proud to share that it recycled 80.4% of its total waste in 2021.
Sitting between the manufacturers of wide-format printing hardware, and the resellers that end-users subsequently purchase from, is specialist distributor ArtSystems. Working as a logistics partner, stock warehouse and support provider for many of the industry’s largest and most-respected hardware and software brands, ArtSystems acts as a service provider on behalf of the manufacturers that resellers and print service providers subsequently buy from.
Remote colour management seems to be one of the latest buzz words in the industry, and for good reason. In theory, these products and solutions promise a whole host of benefits to the user that could completely overhaul the way they operate and make life a lot easier.
Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) has announced a number of partnerships to showcase its digital cutting solutions to customers at demo centers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Toyo Printing Inks Inc., a member of the Tokyo-based specialty chemicals manufacturer Toyo Ink Group, has announced that its LP-9000 TOYO LIFE PREMIUM FOOD LO/LM series of sheetfed offset inks have passed the INGEDE (International Association of the Deinking Industry) deinkability criteria according to the European Recovered Paper Council’s (ERPC) scorecard.
Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) has announced a new agreement with Graphix Supply World (GSW), the leading African supplier to the sign, digital print, packaging, textile and graphics-related industries. The deal will see GSW handle distribution and servicing of Kongsberg solutions across South, Central and East Africa.
Konica Minolta has launched the AccurioPro Dashboard to maximise print room efficiencies by reducing downtime and production costs.
What do clients and agencies really think of Out of Home? In 'Global OOH, a view from the inside' Ben Milne, Head of Out of Home at global ad network dentsu International, reveals what buyers really think about the medium, the changes they would like to see and how they view OOH's evolving role in the global media landscape.
Many leading print businesses are making it a top priority to diversify their large-format print offering as customers increasingly demand unique ideas, eco-friendly output, more creative solutions and new content.
Durst Group, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, agrees with Masaka Business Solutions, based in Casablanca/Morocco, on a distribution partnership for the successful Tau RSC label printing systems in the North and West Africa region.
Onyx Graphics, Inc., today announced a new annual prepaid option for ONYX Go, the company's subscription RIP software. In addition to the no-contract monthly subscription, these one-, three-, and five-year prepaid options are available exclusively through Authorized ONYX Resellers. ONYX Go prepaid is available for both ONYX Go Lite and ONYX Go Plus product tiers.
Together with plast alger, printpack alger is the industry meeting place for plastics, printing and packaging technologies in Algeria and the Maghreb region. In May, the industry will once again meet here in an exciting market.
During the past weeks and months, extraordinary events on a global scale has continued to put pressure on supply chains. This is resulting in continued shortages and significantly increased prices for raw materials and utilities.
Kornit Digital Ltd. (“Kornit”), a worldwide market leader in sustainable, on-demand digital fashionx and textile production, introduced its distinctive Kornit Atlas MAX Poly system – an industry-first direct-to-garment (DTG) solution delivering superior-quality digital decoration for vibrant, colorful design on polyester and poly-blended apparel.
Kornit Digital Ltd., “Kornit”), a worldwide market leader in sustainable, on-demand digital fashionx and textile production, announced the Company will present the convergence of design, technology, and sustainable fashion at K ornit Fashion Week Tel Aviv 2022, April 3rd – 6th.
Color-Logic--the leader in metallic colors systems and print embellishment--has announced the release of Pattern-FX Volume 6.
On May 18 and 19, 2022, the INNOVATION DAYS will take place at eurolaser GmbH in Lüneburg. The market leader for high-end laser cutting systems invites interested parties from all over the world to two days full of technical innovations, professional exchange and exciting live demonstrations.
Nazdar Ink Technologies, the industry’s leading manufacturer of UV, water-based and solvent-based wide-format digital inkjet, screen-printing and flexographic ink products, is delighted to announce the appointment of Joshua Tokar to the role of Ink Jet Field Specialist, effective March 15th, 2022.
The Fedrigoni Group, a global player of reference in the production of high value-added special papers for packaging, publishing, and graphics, as well as premium labels and self-adhesive materials, today announces its investment in a majority share of Tageos.
Xeikon has announced its participation at ExpoPrint 2022, where the company will be represented by local dealer Apolo Sistemas Gráficos.
Konica Minolta, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2022 in recognition of its sustained and committed focus to sustainable and socially responsible business practices.
Audience measurement is arguably the biggest issue for any medium and the World Out of Home Organization is to reveal new global guidelines for audience measurement at its 2022 Global Congress in Toronto from May 25-27.
After more than a two year absence due to uncertainties caused by the pandemic, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL is keeping its sights firmly fixed on the 19-22 October 2022 dates for its 8th edition.
Greta Thunberg famously called out the fashion industry for greenwashing and, looking closer to home, you’ll find the print industry is far from innocent. But what exactly is greenwashing and how do you avoid doing business with those that use it as a marketing tool?
Marc Burnett at Large Format Review takes a closer look: