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Martin Habekost named chair of Ryerson’s GCM school

PrintAction’s editorial advisor Dr. Martin Habekost has been appointed chair of Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management, effective July 1, 2021. Please join us in congratulating him and thanking the outgoing chair, Jason Lisi.

OneVision adds new features to its prepress software

Software manufacturer OneVision has equipped its prepress package Asura with new features for “automated print file preparation” and “PDF workflow”.

Kodak acquires service and parts assets of Southern Lithoplate

Kodak has acquired the service and parts assets of Southern Lithoplate, Inc., complementing the strategic alliance formed with SLP in December 2020.

Siegwerk unveils new water-based inks

Siegwerk’s new product, UniNature, is formulated with renewable and natural components, providing an ecofriendly alternative to conventional inks without impacting the recyclability of paper and board packaging.
Dealing with price increases

Dealing with price increases

Lately, the industry is facing paper and substrate price increases. The potential for quarterly adjustments is estimated to be in the range of four to 10 per cent. While there are several reasons for price hikes, how can printers insulate themselves? In the latest Insider column, Bob Dale and Frank Kerr offer suggestions for fairly dealing with price hikes. » Read full article

Special advisory board to guide Printing United’s taxonomy project

A special advisory board has been created to guide Printing United Alliance’s taxonomy project to ensure it adequately represents companies and the relative nomenclature needed to address the printing industry’s under-representation in government statistics, and help prepare the printing industry for the future. » Read full article

Fedrigoni acquires Acucote

Fedrigoni Spa acquires Acucote, Inc., a company headquartered in Graham, N.C., and develops, manufactures and distributes self-adhesive materials. » Read full article

Durst unveils new features for Tau RSC platform

Durst has updated its Tau RSC platform and improved the Tau 330 RSC and Tau 330 RSC E presses for short and medium runs. » Read full article

Miraclon introduces PureFlexo Printing

Miraclon unveils PureFlexo Printing, which enables Kodak Flexcel NX System users to produce high-quality flexo print within a wider operating window on press by controlling unwanted ink spread. » Read full article
Print smart, safe packages

Print smart, safe packages

Digital printing has revolutionized the packaging industry. Packaging product providers can now offer bespoke services to their customers, such as short runs for specific campaigns or events (e.g. Christmas and the Olympics) and personalization. It has also helped create a new generation of smart packaging with printed electronics. » Read more

Partners in Printing 2021 Expo

Location: La Crosse, Wis.
Dates: July 20–22, 2021
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PrintForward Golf Tournament

Location: Surrey, B.C.
Dates: August 16, 2021
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