CANADA: PRINTER SUPPLIER NEWS
CANADA: PRINTER SUPPLIER NEWS
2004-01-18 at 9:11:00 am #4717
Agfa has reached an agreement to acquire dotrix NV, another Belgian company (a spin off from Barco Graphics), which develops, manufactures and sells digital colour inkjet printing solutions for industrial applications, most notably the.factory (the dot factory) introduced at Drupa 2000;…Delphax Technologies has filed its 2003 annual report including an audit opinion referring to a “going concern uncertainty”, the company is in the process of negotiating with a new lender to replace its credit facility that expired December 31;…Xerox is targeting the commercial print market through a new reseller agreement with Creo in Canada and the U.S.—effective February 1, Creo will sell the Xerox DocuColor 3535, 5252 and 6060 machines combined with the Creo Spire colour server, while also identifying opportunities for iGen3 placements.
KBA North America is now bundling CGS Publishing Technologies‘ ORIS Works automated workflow system as a digital front end to its 74 Karat digital offset press;…Domtar plans to shut down one of its Vancouver mill’s two paper machines and restructure operations to optimize manufacturing of Domtar Luna coated paper, it’s expected to affect 80 employees;…Unlimi-Tech Software Inc. based in Ottawa has released DocTera version 2.0, further enhancing its economical print shop online file transfer, job submission, job ticketing and workflow management solution;…Creo has announced a new PDF workflow for newspaper printers, the Synapse NewsManager workflow;…Flint Ink has announced a highly concentrated colour technology for water inks called X-TREME Dispersions, said to increase colour strength of water ink systems by 20 per cent, targeted at flexo and gravure;…A.W.T. World Trade, Inc. has high-speed cool UV curing units for screen printers enabling faster curing of vinyl’s, polyesters, paper and other substrates;…Apago, Inc. has upgraded its PDF Enhancer software featuring file merging, stamping, imposition, colour management and JBIG2 compression;…MarkzWare has released MarkzTools 5.5 featuring the ability to convert QuarkXPress 6 documents into Quark v4.11 or 5.x in Macintosh OS 9;…in February ENCAD, Inc. will introduce its next generation wide-format printer, the NOVAJET 1000i printer;…Appleton, manufacturer of carbonless, thermal, security, and inkjet papers, has acquired BemroseBooth, a provider of secure printing services, located in Derby, England;…Konica Minolta Business Solutions received a Five Star rating from BERTL Digital Test Lab for its 50 ppm Konica ColorFORCE 8050 Color Imaging System ( http://www.bertl.com/);…For the second year Xerox Canada has been recognized as one of the best employers in Canada, ranked No. 44 by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine, the list that is compiled by Hewitt Associates;…2004 marks Duplo USA Corporation‘s 25th Anniversary.