Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Industry megatrends the focus of DIA’s Christmas Luncheon and Annual General Meeting

Megatrends and their looming effects on the printing and graphic communications industry was the topic of discussion at the Digital Imaging Association’s Christmas Luncheon and Annual General Meeting Wednesday, December 4 in Toronto. Keynote speaker Jeff Dowd, North America Business Development Lead for HP’s Graphic Solutions Business, explored the subject in detail and revealed some … Read more →

Idealliance awards G7 System Certification to Agfa Graphics’ Asanti workflow

Agfa Graphics’ Asanti Version 4 production hub and automated workflow software has been awarded G7 System Certification from Idealliance “as it has demonstrated the system’s leading capabilities to implement and maintain G7-based print workflows.” G7 System Certification is the global verification of a system, proving that it’s able to implement G7 and near-neutral-based print production … Read more →

Epson to unveil Spectroscopic Camera to automate colour inspections

Seiko Epson Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) has developed a compact, lightweight spectroscopic camera that can be easily integrated into manufacturing lines. Epson said it will launch its first spectroscopic camera, one that captures light across the visible spectrum, in the 2020 fiscal year ending March, 2021. “Differences in colour can occur between products in different production … Read more →

APTech launches EDgage Magazine for higher education marketers

The Association for Print Technologies (APTech, Reston, Virginia), a leading association for print service providers and print manufacturers, has announced the launch of its newest publication, EDgage – a magazine for higher education marketers. The new magazine, which will be published quarterly, will delve into the unique challenges that higher education marketers face “as they … Read more →

Calgary printer boosts revenue with Inca SpyderX from Fujifilm

Anvy Digital (Calgary, Alberta), a leading large-format specialty printer, is now experiencing significant revenue growth after installing a new Inca SpyderX – a wide-format UV digital inkjet flatbed printer distributed exclusively throughout North America by Fujifilm. Founded in 2002, Anvy Digital is a leader in large-format digital print in Canada, and consistently invests in innovative … Read more →

Pantone’ reveals its Colour of the Year for 2020

Pantone, (Carlstadt, New Jersey), a provider of professional colour language standards and digital solutions, and X-Rite Incorporated, have announced that Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue has been selected as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020, characterizing it as “a timeless and enduring hue, elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the … Read more →

Konica Minolta Canada hosts ReThink Print – its final showcase of the year

Konica Minolta Canada’s ReThink Print Innovation Showcase brought businesses, industry experts and students together to meet, network and share new ideas in printing. Konica Minolta was also excited to host some of the future members and leaders of our industry from Ryerson University’s Graphics Communication Management Program, as well as management and employees from Eva’s … Read more →

Ring joins W+D North America as EVP of Business Development

W+D North America (Lenexa, Kansas) has announced that digital printing industry veteran Michael Ring has joined the company as Executive Vice President of New Business Development. Reporting to President Shaun Kilfoyle, Ring brings proven management, sales, marketing and international business experience from a career spanning over 30 years. Starting at Xerox in 1988, he subsequently … Read more →

Enfocus releases Switch 2019 Fall and PitStop 2019 Update 1

Enfocus (Gent, Belgium), a leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the printing and graphic arts industry, has announced the release of Switch 2019 Fall. This release includes Switch Designer improvements and many added features to the Switch Web Portal. The Remote Process element and the API have been improved, … Read more →

Domino strengthens service and support team as its digital printing business grows

Domino Digital Printing Solutions (Gurnee, Illinois) continues to invest in resources for its digital printing business with the appointments of several new industry professionals in service and support roles within North America. “We’re experiencing tremendous growth, installing Domino N610i Digital UV Inkjet Presses and K600i Digital UV Inkjet Printers at a remarkable rate,” said Mark … Read more →

Agfa’s UV LED inkjet inks for sign and display applications earn Greenguard Gold Certification

Agfa has announced that its Anuvia 1250 and 1551 inks, and its Anapurna 1200 and 1501 UV LED inkjet inks for sign and display printing, have earned Greenguard Gold certification in recognition of their environmental friendliness. The coveted certification is granted to products that meet some of the world’s most rigorous chemical emissions standards, helping … Read more →