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Schaaf is now head of large-format printing at Manroland Sheetfed

Bernhard Schaaf. Manroland Sheetfed has appointed Bernhard Schaaf, former manager of Heidelberg’s large-format press business, as head of large-format at Manroland Sheetfed, as well as a board member. The move follows on the heels of Heidelberg ending the production of its Very Large Format (VLF) presses about a year ago, as well as the departure of some senior managers. For over 14 years, Schaaf was Heidelberg’s Vice-President for the Speedmaster XL145 and XL162 VLF press lines. Before that, he held senior project development and market development roles for VLF presses, as well as the Primefire 106 B1 Inkjet Press, which…

Drytac’s Bourgeois takes on more responsibilities

Peter Bourgeois. Drytac (Brampton, Ontario) has announced that Peter Bourgeois, Territory Sales Manager for Western Canada, has expanded his current role as of April 1, 2021, assuming additional responsibilities by now servicing the Northwestern United States. He’ll now be responsible for new and existing customers in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii – while also continuing to service the Western Canada region. Since its inception in 1976, Drytac has evolved into a worldwide distributor and manufacturer of adhesive-coated products. With manufacturing facilities Canada and the United Kingdom, Drytac serves an international marketplace with…

Just Released: In-plant Business Conditions During COVID-19

Throughout this past year, the resilience of in-plants has been admirable. They have taken advantage of opportunities created by the pandemic, added new services, adapted production processes to incorporate social distancing, and continued to serve their parent organizations — often in ways they had not done previously. Download this exclusive report to better understand how the in-plant industry has been affected by COVID-19 – and how in-plants have adapted to these challenges to continue serving their parent organizations.

Profitable Die Cutting! Folding Cartons, Packaging, Decals

Offer flexible, affordable die-cutting in-house with Insignia. Watch the sheet-fed rotary die process produce cartons with ease of operation, automatic matrix removal and a choice of delivery units. This feature packed system includes die-cutting, kiss-cutting, embossing, creasing, cut-scoring, perforating and in-line fold/glue. Four sizes (B2-B4) for both digital and offset work. This affordable production built machine is proudly manufactured in the U.S. and supported by Rollem’s own specialists. Check it out here.

The Week That Was (4/5/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, we recap the infrastructure plan announced by the Biden Administration; Fort Dearborn set a world impression record on its Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106; Ironmark acquired Spectrum Printing and Graphics; and we discuss how to manage employee conduct outside the workplace.

SAi Launches Flexi 21 sign-making software

SAi (Salt Lake City, Utah) has released Flexi 21, calling it “the most feature-rich version of its flagship sign-making software.” The 64-bit RIP system is engineered to meet the demanding design-to-production challenges of sign & display and large-format print providers for both novice and more advanced users, while continuing to be highly productive with fast processing speeds. SAi Flexi is the industry leader for creating a variety of applications such as vehicle wraps, banners, signs, soft signage and much more. With a low monthly operating cost, an SAi Flexi subscription includes free software upgrades, e-mail and phone support, and all…

Esko simplifies PDF prepress editing for packaging and labels with ArtPro+ 21.0.3

Esko has launched the latest generation of its award-winning native PDF editor for packaging and label prepress – ArtPro+ 21.0.3. Basically, ArtPro+ increases packaging prepress efficiency by eliminating errors and increasing automation of the editing process. With a new Variable-Data Printing (VDP) module and full integration with Hell gravure equipment, the latest version of the software delivers a further boost to prepress operational excellence. Established as one of the leading native PDF editors for the packaging prepress process, ArtPro+ enables users to reduce unintentional errors when editing, and to automate repeating tasks without the need for any special programming skills….

The Target Report: Letterpress, Greeting Cards & Feminism

A quiet movement has been afoot in the resurgence of artisanal letterpress printing. Mixing politics, feminism, and current events with creative, upbeat, and often downright edgy greeting card messages, a network of women-owned businesses has emerged as the voice of the small-shop letterpress trade.

Make your Graphics Pop with Fluorescent Inks!

The award-winning DGI Poseidon and DGI FH-3204 printers from Canon Solutions America run at full speed, whether you’re printing process colors or with fluorescent inks. Create fluorescent graphics that stand out from the crowd without compromising productivity. Learn more here.

Real Time Visibility: The Missing Ingredient to Higher Productivity

During this webinar you’ll hear from peers why real-time data collection directly from equipment is so beneficial in manufacturing, strategies to leverage real-time scorecards and dashboards based on standard work, how real-time decision support can help you become more predictable, despite shorter runs, and how to develop a company culture that embraces real time feedback as a tool for improvement.

Xeikon unveils new colour management tools

Xeikon America (Itasca, Illinois) has announced its new XCS Pro 2.0 – a fully automated suite of cloud-based, colour-management tools that deliver “every advantage of quality colour control – predictability, repeatability and profitability,” said the OEM. “Brand owners, retailers and the current high levels of e-commerce continue to drive the need for colour consistency across the entire print process.” The new colour package includes training courses as well as ongoing consultancy, and is offered as a ‘pay as you go’ subscription model “making it simple and easy to adopt and utilize.” XCS Pro 2.0 is available immediately for demonstration. Bruce…

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