Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Industry recruitment efforts front and centre once again

Industry recruitment efforts will always be important. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ryerson University’s annual Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Job Fair in Toronto March 26 was postponed, and organizers will “move to a contingency plan.” We’ll keep you informed via our website. I’ve been to these events before, and the halls are always packed with … Read more →

Roland DG releases new LEF2-300D UV Flatbed Printer

Roland DG Corporation (Hamamatsu, Japan), a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, has announced a new addition to its popular VersaUV LEF2 Series of ‘Benchtop’ UV Flatbed Printers. The LEF2-300D features an expanded workspace that supports a height of up to 200 mm (7.87 inches) compared to the standard model. The LEF2 series … Read more →

IUVA releases fact sheet on UV disinfection for COVID-19 Virus

In a recent news release, the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA – Bethesda, Maryland) said that it believes that UV disinfection technologies can play a role in a multiple-barrier approach to reducing the transmission of the virus causing COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, based on current disinfection data and empirical evidence. “UV is a known disinfectant for air, … Read more →

Roland DG releases new LEF2-300D UV Flatbed Printer

Roland DG Corporation (Hamamatsu, Japan), a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, has announced a new addition to its popular VersaUV LEF2 Series of ‘Benchtop’ UV Flatbed Printers. The LEF2-300D features an expanded workspace that supports a height of up to 200 mm (7.87 inches) compared to the standard model. The LEF2 series … Read more →

Delphax announces #PrintingStrong COVID-19 Recovery Program for Canada and U.S. print industry

Delphax Solutions Incorporated (DSI – Mississauga, Ontario), a leading digital inkjet press manufacturer, has announced its #PrintingStrong program (www.PrintingStrong.com) to help support Canadian and U.S. printing companies during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Delphax Solutions is offering qualified printers who produce more than 12 million letter impressions per year the opportunity to acquire one of … Read more →

Eligible Canadian workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to receive $2,000 per month for four months

During his daily news conference on Wednesday, March 25, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that eligible Canadian workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now receive now receive $2,000 per month for four months from the federal government. The relief package was created after Ottawa merged the $10 billion Emergency Care Benefit with the $5 … Read more →

Color-Logic offering free metallic files to all printers for their personalized messages

As “a service to the industry in this time of global need,” Color-Logic (West Chester, Ohio) is offering free print-ready Color-Logic metallic files to anyone wishing to print Thank You or Thinking of You cards, or Coronavirus Safety Posters. “Because print is such a powerful communication tool, we are providing print-ready Color-Logic metallic files that … Read more →

Aptar launches InvisiShield active packaging solution for pathogen mitigation

Aptar Food + Beverage, part of the AptarGroup (Atlanta, Georgia) and a leader in a broad range of premium active packaging systems and processing equipment for fresh-cut fruits, vegetables and seafood, has launched InvisiShield technology – a first-of-its-kind, anti-pathogenic packaging solution seamlessly integrated into sealed packages to protect fresh-cut produce from harmful pathogens such as … Read more →

Color-Logic offering free metallic files to all printers for their personalized messages

As “a service to the industry in this time of global need,” Color-Logic (West Chester, Ohio) is offering free print-ready Color-Logic metallic files to anyone wishing to print Thank You or Thinking of You cards, or Coronavirus Safety Posters. “Because print is such a powerful communication tool, we are providing print-ready Color-Logic metallic files that … Read more →

Phoenix Challenge Competition postponed until May 2 – and will take place online

“With students’ and educators’ welfare and safety as top priorities with regard to creating successful career opportunities and educational programs for our industry, the Phoenix College Challenge Competition (Charlotte, North Carolina) has been postponed until May 2, 2020. Plus, the High School Skills Competition has been cancelled completely for this year,” said organizers. “With the … Read more →

Champion Imaging installs Agfa Anapurna H3200i UV LED Printer

In early 2020, the Champion Imaging Group (Montreal) completed the installation of a new large-format printer. Following their visit to the Printing United tradeshow in October of 2019 in Dallas, Texas, Champion Imaging opted for the Anapurna H3200i UV LED printer from Agfa Graphics Canada. “When we saw the Agfa 10-foot hybrid option, with all … Read more →