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Building on print business

Building on print business Avery, Jodi After completing the acquisition of three commercial printing companies at the end of April, Teldon International became one of the largest printers in lower mainland British Columbia. This current success is ironic because when the company was founded in 1969, and for close to 20 years after, it didn’t […]

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dedicated to the craft of letterpress printing, a man meldstraditional methods together with the digital world. His passion for metal type and appreciation for the intrinsic value of print is as relevant today as it waswhen he started printing 50 years ago, The

letterer: dedicated to the craft of letterpress printing, a man meldstraditional methods together with the digital world. His passion for metal type and appreciation for the intrinsic value of print is as relevant today as it waswhen he started printing 50 years ago, The Avery, Jodi With a fresh hot metal burn on his hand, […]

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New Software for Variable-data Imaging

New Software for Variable-data Imaging Techno Design and Quark Version 4 of Personalizer-X will be launched at drupa by Techno Design. Personalizer-X software module enables designers to create personalized documents – including one-to-one marketing collateral, brochures, catalogs, coupons and newsletters – in the QuarkXPress page layout program. The software merges database text information, variable images […]

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Advancing products in wide-format printing

Advancing products in wide-format printing Spanning Display Production www.colorspan.com MacDermid ColorSpan has introduced a new grand-format piezo-electric solvent ink printer. The DisplayMaker 110s was designed around 72 high-frequency printheads to deliver print speeds of up to 1,000 square feet an hour. According to the company, the DisplayMaker 110s offers an unprecedented speed-to-price ratio when compared […]

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If you build it, will they come?

Print Industry Sector Council: If you build it, will they come? Dale, Bob We, as an industry, currently have a great opportunity albeit one that very few people in the industry know about. A print industry sector council initiative could help us access a significant pool of talented, skilled and experienced workers. We may also […]

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Shifts in Consumer Imaging Signal the End of Analogue

Shifts in Consumer Imaging Signal the End of Analogue Tribute, Andrew The recent announcement by Agfa that it is selling its Consumer Imaging division is one of the clearest signs we have seen that digital technologies are rapidly replacing analogue processes. Consumer imaging refers to the conventional photographic market on which film and cameras are […]

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75 Large-format Devices

75 Large-format Devices The following chart covers just a sample of some of the more recognizable large-format machines used in the North American graphic arts market. Many of the devices also come in formats that are able to handle different media widths, not to mention a growing assortment of options. The devices are labeled with […]

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Offset Presses

Offset Presses Heidelberg The company introduced the largest sheetfed press it has ever built at 74 x105 cm (27.5 x 41.3 inches). The Speeemaster XL105 is designed for industrial-strength offset applications with a speed rating of 18,000 iph – matching the speed of other high-end sheetfed presses currently in the marketplace. The 105 features a […]

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rebuilding the science of offset starts with density control

Getting ink on paper: rebuilding the science of offset starts with density control Robinson, Jon Advances in traditional offset presses have stalled as digital technologies and toners continue to be driven by research and development. PrintAction talked with Erik Nikkanen, president of Fountech and a mechanical engineer, about his radical ideas on redesigning the offset […]

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(Quebecor World)

(Quebecor World) QUEBECOR WORLD entered the second-phase of a US$19-million expansion at its Dubuque, Iowa, facility. Aimed at producing hardcover and paperback textbooks for the educational market, the plan calls for new presses, sewing and in-line binding, and casing-in capacity. “This is a market that Quebecor World has identified as having strong potential for future […]