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Cambridge Label installs DC330 MINI Label Converter

Leading trade-only printer Cambridge Label (Cambridge, Ontario), the largest printer of trade labels in Canada, has self-installed a DC330 MINI Label Converter from manufacturer Grafisk Maskinfabrik A/S of Birkerød, Denmark in just one day using the OEM’s Visual Guide. With built-in functions such as semi-rotary die-cutting, varnishing, laminating, slitting and more, the new machine will help the company to better accommodate the growing demand for high quality labels and shorter turnaround times. Cambridge Label specializes in manufacturing custom-printed labels and shrink sleeves in quantities as few as 100 up to several million, using a wide selection of stocks and adhesives…

W+D introduces first complete 1:1 direct-mail digital envelope solution

W+D (Lenexa, Kansas), a leading manufacturer of envelope converting, inserting and printing technology, has released the world’s first envelope converting solution for digital press owners looking to leverage the 1:1 personalization and data-driven print capabilities of their high quality inkjet or toner printers for direct-mail envelopes – the W+D 410i Intelligent Envelope Finishing System. “The power of the envelope is unique and significant in the world of direct-mail marketing. No longer is personalized direct mail relegated to just a postcard or self-mailers,” said Andrew Schipke, Vice-President of Marketing and Strategic Sales for W+D. “W+D now takes the power of the…

5 Questions Leaders Should Ask Their Team Members

As we move away from the uncertainty and disruption of 2020, there is tepid optimism that somehow 2021 will be better. As business leaders look to increase the level of clarity and confidence in their organization, getting a better understanding of internal obstacles is a good place to start.

The Question: Temporary or Permanent?

The COVID crisis has changed business and consumer behavior in many ways. But which of the changes are temporary and which are permanent? Answering correctly is essential to participating in the recovery ahead.

Trends at the Largest In-plants

One way to gauge the direction of the in-plant industry is to look at trends affecting the largest in-plants. We’ve done exactly that, and the results are included in a new report.

The 350 Largest Printing Companies

Our annual ranking of the largest printing companies in the U.S. and Canada reflects ongoing industry trends. The pandemic, for example, seems to be accelerating the commercial printing industry shift from the lithographic process to digital print production.

Graphic Whizard Highlights Postpress Automation

Graphic Whizard has a wide-variety of print finishing equipment suitable for all shop sizes and budgets. It specializes in automating postpress processes to maximize time and profit in digital print workflows. In this video, it will demonstrate productivity through automation with their most popular machine — the PT 335SCC Multi.

LBS Proudly Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

“This anniversary is not only a marker for what we’ve been able to achieve up until this point, but it’s also a promising indicator of our future,” Rob Mauritz, President & CEO, LBS, says. “We’ve stayed true to the values that have been core to LBS since the beginning.”

Highlighting the HP Indigo Lineup

Indigo was at the forefront of the digital print industry from the early1990’s, a position that was enhanced with HP’s acquisition in 2001/2002. Today, HP Indigo has invested billions of dollars to continue to lead and innovate in this market, with a lineup of HP Indigo presses to fit any need. Watch as HP highlights its Indigo lineup here.

GEW Helps Commercial Printers Stay Competitive

As a commercial offset printer, how do you make your shop more competitive and stay ahead of the pack, at a time when business has been hit hard? Join GEW as they highlight features of UV LED curing systems and the immediate benefits that can be expected by retrofitting this new technology to your press.

Tecnau Demos Mailing & Fulfillment Options

Tecnau is a leader in feeding and finishing systems for high-speed inkjet presses, both continuous web-fed and sheet-fed. Founded more than 30 years ago, the company offers a broad portfolio of solutions for an array of applications, giving mailing & fulfillment firms the ability to produce postcards, letters, bills and statements, and with market boundaries getting blurrier and blurrier, booklets, brochures and calendars as well. Watch as they introduce viewers to their newest finishing systems exclusively on the PRINTING United Digital Experience event platform.

New management announced at Enfocus

Enfocus, an industry leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the printing and graphic arts industry, recently made important changes in management affecting several key roles and responsibilities. Wim Fransen. After three years of service as General Manager of Enfocus, Wim Fransen has accepted a new challenge at its parent company, Esko. “We are very grateful for Wim’s contributions to the development and growth of Enfocus. He’s sure to be a success in his new role at Esko,” Enfocus said. Fransen added: “I’ve enjoyed my time at Enfocus and I’m very grateful for the opportunities…

Netpak Packaging invests over $2 million in production plant

Printed folding-carton specialist Netpak Packaging (Anjou, Quebec) has introduced new automated technology and increased its production capacity at its Montreal plant by over 30% in the finishing department, with an investment of more than $2 million (CDN). In line with the company’s core values of excellence and ongoing commitment to innovation, automation and technology, Netpak has added major technology to its production facility – a Bobst MasterFold A2 110 Folder-Gluer equipped with a SpeedWave Module, as well as a Bobst Spanthera 106LER Diecutter, fully integrated with its ERP, MRP and WMS platforms. “Netpak has remained operational as an essential business…

Introducing the Printing Impressions 350

This year, it’s evident that the PI 350 is much more than just a ranking of the largest printing operations. In reality, this venerable list serves as a barometer for the current state and future direction of the printing industry. It’s a scorecard for the companies that strive to make the cut. And it’s an indication that the strength of the industry is not to be underestimated. Download your free copy of the list today.

Demoing the Xeikon SX30000

From the Xeikon Innovation Center in Chicago, James Quan, Technology Center Manager, gives viewers a closer look at the new Xeikon SX30000, built on the company’s SIRIUS technology. Access this demo for free here.

Industry Experts Discuss Emerging Digital Inkjet, Toner, and Direct Mail Printing Trends

Although the PRINTING United Digital Experience live event has passed, more than 140 educational sessions and new product launches/demos can still be viewed on-demand for free until Jan. 31st. To access the programming, visit digital.printingunited.com. In this video that features three session presenters, Marco Boer talks about emerging digital inkjet printing opportunities, David Zwang addresses the state of electrophotographic digital printing, and Ron Jacobs discusses key direct mail trends.

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