Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Duplo DDC-810 reaches milestone with 200 global installations

Duplo USA (Santa Ana, California) is marking the quick success of its DDC-810 Raised Spot UV Coater by announcing that over 200 units have been installed in print shops worldwide. The milestone, said the OEM, highlights the rising trend in the printing industry from brands for commercial and packaging applications that include spot coating, texturing … Read more →

Two Sides convinces 131 firms to change or remove misleading anti-paper statements in 2019

Last year was the busiest year to date for Two Sides’ compelling Anti-Greenwash Campaign. Globally, 388 organizations were found to be using unsubstantiated claims about print and paper’s impact on the environment. These organizations were identified by Two Sides throughout North and South America, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Since 2010, the Two … Read more →

Xeikon launches REX program for entry-level investments in digital label production

Xeikon (Lier, Belgium) has announced the launch of its REX program that supports printers looking for entry-level, affordable digital production solutions to fulfill their customers’ demands for shorter runs, just-in-time production and customization. REX stands for Remanufactured, Ecological Xeikon quality. The OEM pointed out that the investment threshold for professional digital printing solutions can be … Read more →

Quite Software releases Quite Imposing Plus 5 and Quite HOT Imposing 5

Quite Software (San Diego, California), a leading worldwide developer of innovative PDF solutions, has released two new software products – Quite Imposing Plus 5 and Quite HOT Imposing 5. The technology upgrades include several new features that add versatility, boost productivity and improve overall performance: Variable data merge. Using a CSV or TXT file, add … Read more →

FSEA calls for entries for its 27th Annual Gold Leaf Awards Competition by March 2

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA – Topeka, Kansas) is inviting companies in the finishing, printing, folding-carton, greeting-card and binding industries to submit their best work to its 27th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition. “The print finishing industry is performing spectacular work each and every day on greeting cards, presentation folders, labels, invitations, … Read more →

Ryerson’s Batista becomes first Idealliance Certified Colour Management Professional under its new higher education program

Idealliance (Alexandria, Virginia) has created a higher education membership program in order to directly support the future of the graphic communications industry globally, by providing access to all online certification courses at a membership cost that’s essentially an administrative cost only – and provides free access to everything that Idealliance has to offer. These courses … Read more →

Epson to launch ReadyPrint Subscription Service

Epson will launch a subscription printing service called ReadyPrint for use with its high-capacity ink-tank printers. The service will be launched first in the Netherlands this month, and will then be rolled out across Europe. Epson also plans to deploy the service globally, initially in consumer markets in other developed economies, beginning in April of … Read more →

Supremex buys Royal Envelope for $27.4 million

The Associated Press has reported that envelope, paper-based packaging, and label manufacturer Supremex, with headquarters in LaSalle, Quebec, has acquired Royal Envelope – a leading envelope manufacturer and printer with facilities in Concord, Ontario, LaSalle, Quebec and Burnaby, British Columbia – for $27.4 million (CDN). Royal Envelope was founded in 1989 by Peter Bowles and … Read more →

PIA launches Augmented Reality and Interactive Print Course

The Printing Industries of America (Pittsburgh, PA) has launched a new Augmented Reality (AR) and Interactive Print (IP) course in its online iLearning Center. The course will introduce printers to principles of Augmented Reality and explore the integration of multimedia content with print projects. Using AR, printers can push the boundaries beyond the printed page … Read more →