Xeikon has launched the Xeikon 9800, a new dry toner based digital color press. It will replace the Xeikon 8800 press in its family of digital colour presses, complementing the 8500 and 8600. The 9800 uses Xeikon’s new QA-CD toner, and delivers print speeds up to 21.5 metres/70.5 feet per minute.
HP has announced the launch of the new High Definition Nozzle Architecture technology for its HP Inkjet Web Presses. The High Definition Nozzle Architecture printhead doubles the native print resolution of current HP inkjet printheads from 10,560 to 21,120 nozzles, delivering 2400 nozzles per inch1, and supports dual drop weight per colour for sharp text, fine lines, accurate skin tones, smooth gray and colour transitions, and enhanced highlight and shadow detail. The built in nozzle redundancy ensures reliable and consistent printing.
The Xerox Rialto 900 is Xerox’s latest offering. The fully integrated roll-to-sheet, narrow web inkjet press is designed for 1.5 to 5 million impressions per month and comes in a small footprint—11.9' x 5.1' including press tower. >> continued
Kodak has unveiled the Prosper 1000 Plus Press, a black and white inkjet press powered by Kodak’s Stream Inkjet Technology with new enhancements to software and transport capabilities not seen in the Prosper 1000 press.
EFI and Konica Minolta Business Solutions (KMBS) are strengthening their partnership. Under the new agreement KMBS and its authorized dealer network will sell and service EFI wide-format LED and UV inkjet printers. >> continued
Drytac, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, has appointed ND Graphics as its exclusive national-branded distributor for Canada. ND Graphics, will be responsible for business growth in the sign and large-format graphic markets.
Following the acquisition of its second manufacturing and coating operation in Toronto in 2013, Drytac has experienced a greater demand for product distribution and the need for stronger brand awareness. Because of that growth the company is focused on expanding the markets to which it sells self–adhesive products. >> continued
This past Saturday, the management at the Chronicle Herald, a newspaper based out of Halifax, locked out 13 press workers as a result of labour disputes. Herald owners want four years of wage freezes, the elimination of job security language, early retirement provisions and existing scheduling arrangements. The workers voted down the offer and the paper is currently being printed by replacement workers. On Monday, the Herald union asked readers to cancel subscriptions to the paper for the duration of the lockout. Read more on the standoff here. >> continued
Canada Post has created the county’s first fabric stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag, which took place this past Sunday.
Two stamps were issued. The first fabric stamp is printed on satin rayon fabric, is self-adhesive, and measures 100 mm by 50 mm. It’s available as a souvenir sheet or affixed to an Official First Day Cover. One thousand limited- edition uncut press sheets autographed by the flag's original seamstress, Joan O’Malley, are also available to honour the occasion. >> continued
Print is a responsible environmental choice and an important touchpoint of any marketing campaign. That was the key message the audience heard last Thursday during the annual Ryerson Colloquium organized by the students of the Graphic Communications Management program.
Panelists, from left, Phil Riebel of Two Sides North America, Monika Patel, from the Forest Stewardship Council, and Carol Ramsay from Spicers, answer questions about sustainable printing practices.>> continued
According to David Lindsay, CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada—the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers—the forest products industry is one of Canada’s most overlooked.
In the wake of the country’s economic challenges, jobs are thriving in his sector. Canada is the second largest forest products sector in the world, Forest products are our number one export to China, and in total, exports to over 180 countries across the globe. Read more on Lindsay’s optimistic view on the industry here. >> continued