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January 17, 2019
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Among the world’s 50 most innovative companies

A report by 24/7 Wallstreet shows six companies commonly recognized as having close ties to the printing industry are among the 50 most innovative on the planet. Of these six companies, which includes Apple Computer and Seiko Epson, four develop digital toner presses, including: HP, Ricoh, Canon and Xerox.

Digital packaging to reach $52 billion by 2026

Future Market Insights estimates the demand for digital printing in packaging will grow at 15.3 percent to surpass US$52 billion in revenues by 2026.

PRX projects 50% growth after Mark Andy installation

Full-service label manufacturer and print agency PRX Print projects 50 percent growth after its installation of a Mark Andy Digital One hybrid label press last year.

Xerox introduces Iridesse production press

Last May Xerox introduced what it says is the world’s only digital press that can print metallic gold or silver dry ink, CMYK and clear dry ink in a single pass. The Iridesse Production Press is described as a high-speed, six-station colour press that combines four-colour printing with up to two specialty dry inks in one printing pass, eliminating the multiple presses and processes usually required for print embellishments, Xerox says.

Heidelberg opens new digital R&D innovation centre

Heidelberg’s new Innovation Center for the graphic arts industry is now “open for innovation” at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site in Germany. By opening the new Innovation Center, Heidelberg says it is looking to accelerate the digital transformation at print shops and its own company.

Minuteman Press marks 40 years of Canadian franchising

Printing franchise Minuteman Press International is celebrating its 40th anniversary of franchising in Canada.
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Moveable installs Canada’s first Versant 2100s

In 2014, Moveable Inc. of Toronto installed two Xerox Versant 2100 presses, representing the first installation in Canada of this new toner press platform unveiled earlier that year. » Read full article

Flint acquires majority interest of Xeikon

In late 2015, Flint Group moved to acquire toner press maker Xeikon N.V. with an agreement to purchase XBC B.V., a company that holds more than 95 percent of the shares in Xeikon. » Read full article

Kodak unveils Nexfinity press platform

In March 2018, Kodak introduced its new Nexfinity sheetfed toner press platform, which builds from its NexPress systems. The new platform is built with Dynamic Imaging Technology (DIT), a patented Kodak technology for digital printing. » Read full article

Quebec printing firm adds MGI JETvarnish 3D Evolution

Le Groupe Stylex du Progrès is the first in the province of Quebec to acquire Konica Minolta Business Solutions’ flagship MGI JETvarnish 3D Evolution for personalized short, medium and long runs for packaging applications. » Read full article

Appvion introduces Triumph Digital Media

Last year Appvion expanded its line of Triumph brand products with the introduction of four digital media products: Universal Polyester, Premium Polyester, Synthetic Paper, and Pressure Sensitive. » Read full article

Mactac launches MacMail adhesive solution for direct mail

Designed to add creativity and enhanced functionality to direct mail marketing applications, Mactac Distributor Products introduced MacMail in late 2018. The pressure-sensitive sheets are digital toner fusion and offset printable, and feature a 9-pt. thickness. » Read full article

Sydney Stone named Xanté exclusive distributor

Last November Sydney Stone was named the exclusive distributor of Xanté Corporation products in Canada. » Read full article

DIA Meeting - Digital Packaging Panel

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: January 23, 2019
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Asia Print Expo 2019

Location: Bitec, Bangkok
Date: February 21-23, 2019
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InPrint USA 2019

Location: Louisville, Ky.
Date: April 9-11, 2019
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Graphics Canada 2019

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: April 11-13, 2019
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