For the first time in nearly two decades a Canadian has become the chairman of the International Sign Association board. Robert Mattatall (left) of Mattatall Signs Ltd., in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, will take on the roll.
The executive committee also includes vice chair Jeff Young of YESCO in Salt Lake City, Utah; secretary/treasurer Mark Granberry, Graphic Solutions Group in Dallas, Texas; and immediate past chair Chris Flejtuch of Quality Quick Signs in Depew, N.Y. >>
Kodak has welcomed four new members to its American flexo team. The company was able to make these new additions due in part to the growth of its Kodak FLEXCEL NX system.
“We’re pleased to be in a position of growth,” Chris Payne, general manager, Flexographic Packaging Solutions, Kodak, said. “It speaks well of our products, our people and our commitment. As our business continues to grow within the US&C and at an international level these new team members bring focused industry experience and skills that complement our existing strong Kodak organization. We welcome the collectively formidable additions of Paul, Alex, Rick and Doug to the Kodak flexo team and look forward to the contributions they will make to our business.” >>
Canon Canada is now offering two affordable large format scan-to-copy/file systems: the imagePROGRAF iPF770 MFP L36 and the imagePROGRAF iPF670 MFP L24. The two economically priced user-friendly Multi-Functional Printers (MFPs) require a minimal learning curve and offer intuitive software. The L-series complements the current iPF MFP imaging systems.
According to Heidelberg, the Speedmaster XL 106 8P+L with X4 delivery is the first press in the world equipped with three types of UV capabilities: full UV, LE UV and LED UV. The ability to switch between UV capabilities allows customers to tests which type of UV best suits their business.
Inca Digital has launched its Onset X series of large- format, flatbed UV inkjet printers, sold globally and exclusively by Fujifilm. Each Onset X printer is based on a new scalable architecture platform which features a larger 25-zone vacuum table and UV control system to eliminate masking, and—uniquely among high-end large format flatbed printers, a carriage that can incorporate up to 14 ink channels.
“Endurance is a well-known brand in the U.S. commercial print market, and we are now pleased to offer this premier product – known for its performance, quality, reliability, and value – to the Eastern Canada print and paper marketplace,” Jason Alderman, regional vice president, Unisource Canada, said. >>
Webcom, Inc., a book manufacturer serving the printing needs of global publishers, has appointed Michael Corbett as its director of operations. Corbett is a seasoned operations executive and in his new position, will lead and manage the operations and manufacturing divisions for Webcom.
“I am excited to be joining the Webcom team, where the combination of people, process and technology is unmatched in the book manufacturing industry,” Corbett said. >>