For a slightly different perspective on todays Roland DG launch of water-based Resin and UV versions of their TrueVIS wide-format printers, we thought also we'd take a look at what their American counterparts are saying.
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (“EFI” or the “Company”), a global leader in digital industrial imaging and portfolio company of Siris Capital Group LLC (together with its affiliates, “Siris”), has announced the appointment of Frank Pennisi, a veteran of the industrial and technology sectors, as Chief Executive Officer.
Fiery, which provides leading Digital Front End (DFE) technology for production and industrial printing, announced today that it has been separated from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (“EFI”) and established as a separate company that will operate independently while remaining owned by EFI’s owner, Siris Capital Group LLC (together with its affiliates, "Siris").
ColorDynamics is increasing its production speeds to 250% higher with the addition of two Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED inkjet printers.
Epson has announced Sercost, a commercial print provider based in Quebec, has purchased and installed multiple Epson professional printing solutions to support its growing business.
SA International (SAi), the leading provider of software solutions for professional signmaking, wide-format digital printing and CAD/CAM machining industries, introduces EnRoute 23 to expand the capabilities of users and take the software to new application sectors.
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 appointment of Franco Cherfils as Inkjet Field Specialist.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces that Canon U.S.A., Inc., has collaborated with the association to sponsor its invaluable 'State of the Industry' research.
Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers, cutters, milling machines, and other advanced digital imaging technology, announced today that it has appointed Amado Lara as its new president.
Color-Logic--the leader in metallic colors systems and print embellishment has announced their entire suite of products is fully compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud 2023.
“MultiCam has extraordinary market reach with its range of CNC routers, laser, plasma, waterjet and knife cutting machines. Acquiring the business enabled us to come together to drive best-in-class cutting and finishing processes, and we are looking forward to building on the success of this first year and delivering a tremendous advantage for our global customer base.”
– Stuart Fox, President and CEO of Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems
The 12 months since Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) acquired MultiCam, Inc., the U.S. manufacturer and distributor of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) cutting machines and digital finishing processes, has been eventful.
“When the deal was announced, we said we were excited to develop and expand the product portfolio and to create new opportunities to grow our tooling and consumables offering,” said Stuart Fox, President and CEO of Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems. “That’s precisely what we’ve done. Over the last year, in addition to strengthening our hardware offering, we have made inroads into new markets, in areas previously not catered for that can now benefit from our market-leading solutions. We’ve achieved one of our key objectives in making sure our customers not only have the right machine for the job, but that they also get the best out of that machine.”
Kongsberg PCS acquired MultiCam in 2021, expanding the company’s market reach and customer base across North America and Europe, and creating the world’s first diversified provider of digital finishing and CNC cutting machines. In May this year, Matt Thackray was appointed Vice President/General Manager of the company’s operations in the Americas.
“We were excited to demonstrate our market-leading machines at this year’s PRINTING United Expo in Las Vegas,” said Matt, who is responsible for the management of the commercial, service support and financial performance of the business across the USA, Canada, Latin America and South America. “We offered an impressive Super Booth experience at the show, with two adjacent booths from which we demonstrated both our market leading range of Kongsberg digital finishing tables and our MultiCam CNC machines.
“As well as our MultiCam Apex 3R CNC router and smaller Apex 1R, we used PRINTING United to showcase the latest innovation in the range, the Celero 4 Digital Cutting System. The Celero 4 flatbed cutter and router is uniquely designed for graphics, signage, display, and packaging applications,” he said. “The wide format capabilities offer new applications to businesses, with the Celero able to cut up to one 10-foot roll or two 53-inch rolls side by side.”
Matt said that following the acquisition by Kongsberg PCS, the company concentrated on building bridges within the organization. “It’s important to us that we take the legacy of both the Kongsberg and MultiCam brands and build a single company with one culture,” he commented. “After getting the synergies and standard processes together, we’re now looking to capture as much of the market as we can.”
To this end, the MultiCam team was recently at FABTECH, showcasing its range of solutions to handle any job and material, from CNC routers and digital finishing through to plasma, waterjet and laser cutting. “We used FABTECH to spotlight some of our new innovations,” said Matt, “such as the Hypertherm XPR170, which expands plasma capabilities and opportunities of our 3000 Series CNC Plasma table and delivers next generation X-Definition™ processes from very thin up to mid-range thicknesses.”
Demos throughout North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event highlighted the power, simplicity and accuracy of MultiCam machines in cutting and routing a range of metals and other materials including acrylic, aluminum, sign foam/precision board, canvas and PVC.
Chris Rogers, International Sales Manager for MultiCam, said: “With our distribution partners around the world ensuring that Kongsberg PCS customers can now access MultiCam technology, we’re enabling customers to produce the highest quality products faster, safer and more efficiently, maximizing their potential for creativity, sustainability and profitability.
“Automation, ease of use and connectivity are hugely important to our customers and so by fusing technology and creativity we are delivering the solutions they need to meet these challenges head on, both today and into the future,” said Chris.
Stuart Fox said the year since Kongsberg PCS acquired MultiCam had been an exceptional one, and the company now looked forward to realizing its ambitions for growth in 2023.
“We want to empower our customers, inspire creativity and drive innovation with best-in-class digital cutting solutions worldwide,” said Stuart. “From the market leading products and services we offer, to the long-term trusted relationships we build, we are driven by our customers’ success and committed to their future growth.”
eProductivity Software (ePS), a global leader in transformational technology, purpose-built to empower the print and packaging industries, today announced an impressive line-up of print and packaging industry lead players in equipment / hardware, software, enabling technologies, and association / education, that will sponsor and exhibit at CONNECT 2023.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., has announced that registration for the popular annual Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) Conference is now open.
Color-Logic has announced certification of three Ricoh flatbed printers: The Ricoh Pro TF6250, the Ricoh Pro TF6251, and the Ricoh Pro T7210. All three printers feature white ink and are particularly well-suited for use with the Color-Logic metallic print system.
Wide-format imaging equipment leader Roland DGA has announced the addition of a Holographic Prism Film (ESM-HOLO) to its existing family of premium media offerings.
The wide-format division of printer manufacturer Mimaki has collaborated with creative professional Anabella Bergero to produce a striking window installation, printed on Drytac ViziPrint Impress Clear film.
HP and Brett Martin celebrated their new Approved Partners relationship by collaborating at PRINTING United in Las Vegas. HP has previously used Brett Martin substrates in their Graphics Experience Center in Georgia but this was the first time the companies had worked together at an exhibition.
eProductivity Software (ePS), a global leader in transformational technology, purpose-built to empower the print and packaging industries, has announced that CONNECT, its annual user conference, will take place at Wynn Las Vegas on January 23–26, 2023, and evolve into a premier industry event.
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 appointment of Deirion Cohn as Inkjet Field Specialist for the New Jersey Region.
Brett Martin is pleased to announce that Colex Finishing Solutions has become its latest Approved Partner following a successful collaboration at PRINTING United 2022 in Las Vegas.
PRINTING United Expo, the largest event in printing and graphic arts in 2022 —representing all facets of the industry — opened its doors last week to gather attendees and exhibitors from around the world for the first time under one roof since 2019.
Like many players in the North American printing industry, EFI and Brett Martin welcomed the return of PRINTING United 2022.
Erik Norman is the new President of swissQprint America, the North American subsidiary of the Swiss manufacturer of high-quality large format printers.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group has continued its substantial and longstanding relationship with digital print technology provider Electronics For Imaging, Inc., choosing the premium-quality capabilities of the EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340+ soft signage printer to meet surging demand for dye-sublimation soft signage graphics.
Kornit Digital LTD. (“Kornit” or the “Company”), a worldwide market leader in sustainable, on-demand digital fashionx and textile production technologies, today encouraged retailers and brands to “be the change” by embracing digital production to succeed in a rapidly transforming fashion and textile industry.
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has reported that Nashville, Tennessee-based based print fulfilment and distribution business Ingram Express Services (IES) has installed the world’s first EFI VUTEk XT hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll display graphics printer.
LexJet, an S-One Holdings Company, and leading distributor of wide-format and grand-format equipment, supplies, and materials, announces a new partnership with Mimaki USA.
MUTOH America, a leader in wide format inkjet printers, cutters, and inks, is excited to announce the release of the latest version of VerteLith 5.0 genuine RIP software.
Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and other advanced digital imaging devices, will be showcasing its cutting-edge technologies at the upcoming PRINTING United 2022 Expo, October 19-21, in Las Vegas.
Nazdar SourceOne, the leading supplier of screen, and digital printing equipment, inks and supplies, has announced it will be demonstrating its G7 color control methodology on booth #C6425 at the upcoming 2022 PRINTING United Expo.
Exclusive to Printing United Expo 2022 in Las Vegas, ICScolor will preview its new logo and brand identity, along with the next generation of Remote Director, the company’s groundbreaking flagship product.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces that Lisbeth Lyons Black will assume a new role within the organization as director, Women in Print Alliance, effective Dec. 1.
Fiery, the digital print server and workflow business of Electronics For Imaging, Inc., has announced the launch of a new subscription service for the popular Pro Vehicle Outlines product.
Ricoh USA, Inc. has announced its lineup of innovative services and solutions that elevate print output, enable organizations to expand into new markets, and deliver more customer value at PRINTING United 2022.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, proudly announces its entry into the high-end wide format hybrid market with the unveiling of the new Acuity Ultra Hybrid LED printer.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., has announced the newest members of the association’s board of directors for the coming year.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., has announced the recipients of its second annual Premier PRINT Awards program.
Neschen Inc, US subsidiary of Neschen Coating GmbH, will be present with new sustainable innovations in the field of printing media at the Printing United trade show in Las Vegas (booth no. C7347).
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces the recipients of the prestigious Pinnacle InterTech Awards Program.
Sun Chemical will showcase its full range of digital inks for textiles and graphics at PRINTING United Expo from October 19-21, 2022 in Las Vegas.
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.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., announces the launch of iLEARNING+, a robust collection of the most complete educational offerings and resources in the printing industry.
Nazdar, a leading manufacturer of screen printing, wide format digital and flexographic inks and a distributor of printing supplies world-wide, is delighted to announce the appointment of Shuyang ‘Shaun’ Pan as Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).
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).
Vivid Impact is a leading innovator in the graphic communications industry that delivers valuable, strategic solutions to its customers while maintaining superior quality control standards.
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.
Onyx Graphics today announced the appointment of Matt Crawford as the company's new President and CEO replacing Kevin Murphy, who is retiring this July.
HP Inc. has announced its commitment to PRINTING United Expo 2022 as a title sponsor of the event, along with its plans to build its own elaborate show hall encompassing 21,000 sq. ft. at the Expo - over three times the size of any previous HP Inc. booth space.
Infinity Images, a graphics producer out of Portland, Oregon, sets high expectations for themselves, aiming to be the best in the industry when it comes to printed graphics and custom fabrication. To accomplish this, Infinity has needed to grow, adapt and be as innovative as possible to stay ahead of the curve. When they were ready to add another press to their shop, they once again turned to Durst, and purchased a P5 350.
PRINTING United User Experience (PRINTING United UX), a comprehensive, white-glove event experience powered by PRINTING United Expo, today announced that SCREEN Americas has joined the meeting venue being held just prior to PRINTING United Expo in Las Vegas.
Leading digital finishing solutions manufacturer Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) has appointed Matt Thackray as Vice President/General Manager of its operations in the Americas.
Ricoh USA, Inc. has announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ricoh IT Services to its 2022 Solution Provider 500 list.
AMS Spectral UV, a Baldwin Technology company and North America’s largest manufacturer of UV and LED-UV curing solutions, will spotlight the various effects its LED-UV technology can achieve in booth 714 at the first-ever Amplify finishing, packaging and design event, taking place June 14 through 16 in Minneapolis.
PRINTING United Expo, the leading three-day event in printing and graphic arts representing all facets of the industry, announces that registration has eclipsed 4,000 attendees from around the world and continues to climb just one month from online registration opening.
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (“EFI”), a Siris portfolio company, today announced that it has acquired Inèdit Software S.L., a developer of raster image processors (RIPs) and related software for digital industrial textile printing.
Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, North America’s largest producer and manufacturer of visual communications solutions for tradeshows and events, retail environments and corporate interiors, is excited to announce its acquisition of SEG Systems & Services effective May 17, 2022.
SuperGraphics, a Seattle based large format print company, concluded their search for a faster, more versatile machine with the installation of a Durst Rho 312R Plus.
Landa Digital Printing, which liberates printers from barriers inherent to traditional digital and conventional analog printing; and Quad, a global marketing experience company, announced today that Quad is adding the Landa S10P Nanographic Printing Press to its In-Store Solutions production lineup.
“The Jeti Tauro H2500 LED is user friendly and offers faster production speeds. We run everything in two- and three-pass mode, and the output looks amazing.” David Hamilton, President, Aqua House.
PrintFactory LATAM will open its South American Headquarters in Montevideo, Uruguay, to provide unparalleled support to their Customers and Dealers in Latin America. There will also be Sales and Support Offices in São Paulo, Brazil and Bogota, Colombia, and a virtual office in Mexico City, Mexico.
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.
In order to serve its North American clients, PrintFactory, one of the top suppliers of large format printing software and services, has announced that they will open up an office in Atlanta, GA, to expand their global network.
Florida-based large-format printing business Binick Imaging purchased new HP Stitch S1000 and HP Latex R2000 printers to support its growth and drive for more sustainable practices.
Nazdar Ink Technologies, the leading manufacturer of flexographic, Inkjet, screen-printing, UV-LED, UV, water-based and solvent-based inks and coatings products, is delighted to announce the appointment of Marisol Rodriguez as Narrow Web Technical Sales Representative.
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 appointment of Scott Holub as Vice President of Quality and Continuous Improvement for Manufacturing.
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. and Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH (Konica Minolta) have announced a continuation of their long-term partnership with the release of five new EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) based on the newest Fiery platform, Fiery FS500 Pro.
Roland DGA Corporation has entered into an agreement to sell and distribute the Rotary Rack – a new, affordable, ultra-durable attachment that fits inside VersaUV LEF Series benchtop UV printers and makes printing directly onto cylindrical objects easier than ever.
Agfa will be featuring new robust inkjet printing solutions and exciting textile applications at ISA 2022 from May 4-6 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. Attendees to booth #2931 will interact with Agfa’s application specialists who inspire them to achieve heightened profits and learn how they can grow their business.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., announces a collaborative partnership with MADE (Modern Apparel Decoration and Education) Lab.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., announces that its call for Pinnacle Awards submissions is now open.
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.
Color-Logic--the leader in metallic colors systems and print embellishment--has announced the release of Pattern-FX Volume 6.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., releases the first glimpse of the 2022 Wide-format Summit event program.
Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (‘Kongsberg PCS’) will showcase the power, performance and versatility of its digital finishing solutions when it displays its flagship Kongsberg C64 system, its modular Kongsberg X24 table and the newly released MultiCam Celero 4322 at the ISA International Sign Expo in May.
Lamar Advertising President and Chief Executive Officer Sean Reilly is joining the World Out of Home Organization board.
Fujifilm Imaging Colorants, Inc., an experienced inkjet ink technology partner to equipment manufacturers, integrators and ink formulators, has announced that it will invest $28 million to add a new facility in New Castle, Delaware for the production of aqueous inkjet dispersions.
Express Image, Inc., a family-owned company based in Minnesota for over 70 years, has boosted its printer line-up with the purchase of three HP Latex R2000 hybrid presses.
Beaver Paper Group, a leading manufacturer of sublimation media and sewn paper products, is excited to announce the addition of their new Beaver Boards line of sustainable, printable display boards to their expanding product portfolio.
In its commitment to supporting the next generation of the printing and graphic arts industry, PRINTING United Alliance announces that its annual Student Scholarship Program is now open for the 2022-23 academic year.
PRINTING United Expo, the most comprehensive event in the printing industry encompassing all market segments, today announces that this year’s packaging exhibition will be the most widespread and significant display of exhibitors, associations, and industry notables representing the space.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., is proud to honor women in the printing industry by celebrating Women’s History Month.
Color-Logic, the leader in metallic colors systems and print embellishment has announced their entire suite of products is fully compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud 2022.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today announces that registration is now open for its annual Continuous Improvement (CI) Conference.
Amica Systems have recently founded a new subsidiary in the United Kingdom operating as Amica Systems UK which is located in Leicestershire.
Drytac, the leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce its Gold Sponsorship for the PRINTING United Expo 2022.
Developer of UV LED solutions Integration Technology announces the launch of its United States-based sister company, Integration Technology America, Inc (ITA).
Expo title sponsor HP is joined by a powerful lineup of leading global companies with brand-new technology across all printing segments.
Color-Logic--the world leader in metallic color systems and print embellishment--has added 644 new colors to the Color-Logic metallic color system.
Eastman Kodak Company announces the launch of a new ink system for Film-to-Fabric (DTF) printing projects.
Pennsylvania-based large-format print business SpeedPro used Drytac ViziPrint Illuminate translucent matte PET film to create a series of eye-catching window graphics to help patrons at the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse celebrate the New Year.
Color-Logic has announced that the number of different gold colors available in its basic Color-Logic license has been expanded from 25 to 55.
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., today launches a new brand dedicated to the decorated apparel community — the Apparelist.
Nazdar has announced the appointment of industry expert Casey Gagnon to the Nazdar Digital Technical Services team in the role of Inkjet Field Specialist for the Chicago region in Illinois, USA.
This week, during the 22nd annual Connect conference at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. is highlighting state-of-the art digital print innovations that give print businesses more capability and profit potential in a range of market applications.
Ricoh USA, Inc. unveiled its RICOH Capture & Conversion Services, an advanced AI-powered solution that intelligently captures, digitizes and stores information, making it securely and efficiently accessible, searchable and useable to workers from anywhere, at any time.
The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) announces that it is a Bronze Sponsor at Connect 2022, a joint eProductivity Software and Electronics for Imaging User Conference.
Pittsburgh-based Fotorecord Print Center (Fotorecord), a 20-employee printing company with a 28-year history, recently transitioned from traditional offset print equipment to an all-digital print environment with the installation of a FUJIFILM J Press 750S digital Inkjet press (J Press).
eProductivity Software, the Productivity Software Business of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (“EFI”) announced today it has become an independent global software company after being acquired by an affiliate of Symphony Technology Group (“STG”), a private equity partner to market-leading companies in software, data and analytics.