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Shortage of paper causes chaos among printers and their customers

Intergraf warns the current paper crisis will be further aggravated due to the ongoing strike in Nordic paper mills and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It will have severe repercussions in the supply of print products for all economic markets.

American printer is working day and night to keep his Ukrainian employees out of danger

Vladimir Gendelman is the founder and CEO of Company Folders (Pontiac, Mich.), a presentation folder printer. Half of Company Folders’ staff is located in Ukraine. Gendelman is working around the clock to help him and all of his employees in Ukraine navigate this dangerously chaotic time.

AMP Digital installs Agfa Jeti Mira

AMP Digital, a Montreal-based family-owned business specializing in large-format printing and digital cutting, installs the Agfa Jeti Mira 2732 LED flatbed printer.

Colour station ‘swap’ on a Kodak Nexfinity Digital Press helps Mitchell Press work wonders

When veteran operator Mark Butler of Mitchell Press says that he, customers, and even the manufacturer have been “blown away” by the quality and performance of the company’s recently installed Nexfinity Digital Press from Kodak, his reasons are worth looking into.
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Isabelle Marcoux

PODCAST: Women in Print – Isabelle Marcoux

In the inaugural edition of the Women in Print podcast series, we recognize some of the trailblazing women in the printing, packaging, and graphic arts industries. In the first episode of the series, Nithya Caleb, editor of PrintAction, speaks to Isabelle Marcoux, chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. » Listen now

HP Indigo and the Hershey Company bring women’s stories to life, one chocolate bar at a time

The Hershey Company has been leveraging the power of digital printing technology to transform its iconic chocolate bar packaging into a celebration of women. Now in its third year, the #HerShe campaign uses Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar packaging that was digitally printed on a HP Indigo 20000 digital press to promote and honour female talent across the world. » Read full article

Digital Direct Printing improves turnaround times with new Polar cutters from Heidelberg

The largest commercial printer on Vancouver Island, B.C., Digital Direct Printing recently installed two Polar N 78 Plus cutters from Heidelberg that is helping reduce bottlenecks on the production floor. » Read full article

Tilia Labs releases Phoenix Version 8.0

Tilia Labs announces the latest release of Tilia Phoenix, an AI-driven planning and imposition system shown to improve print job efficiency, production, and profitability. » Read full article

Cober increases print on demand revenue after partnering with Infigo

Canadian printer Cober has increased print on demand revenue by 20 per cent, just 18 months after signing up to the Infigo web-to-print platform. » Read full article

Ricoh and Durst extend partnership with €50M printhead technology deal

Ricoh Europe has agreed a landmark €50 million printhead technology deal to extend its successful collaboration with Durst Group AG. As part of this new deal, Ricoh will develop printheads for upcoming Durst printing systems. » Read full article

Hybrid Software Group acquires 3D software business

The Hybrid Software Group acquires the business and assets related to iC3D from Creative Edge Software. The iC3D software suite generates photorealistic 3D virtual mock-ups for design verification and e-commerce applications. » Read full article
Sean Murray

Spotlight: Sean Murray, president and CEO, Advocate Group

Sean Murray is the president and CEO of the Advocate Group of companies. He is an enthusiastic ambassador of the printing industry. The 53-year-old, who lives in Pictou, N.S., urges companies to diversify and differentiate themselves from competition. » Read more

Inkjet Summit

Location: Austin, Texas
Date: April 11–13, 2022
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Visual Graphics Industry Grand Rendezvous

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date: April 20–21, 2022
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