Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

CTI introduces industry’s first solvent thermochromic colour-changing ink

The allure of printed packages and labels that change colours to reflect product temperatures has been expanded. Chromatic Technologies Incorporated (CTI – Colorado Springs, Colorado) has launched the packaging industry’s first thermochromic ink for use in solvent-ink applications. Thermochromic inks change colours as they cool. In the U.S., about 40% of consumers complain about being … Read more →

QuarkXPress 2019 introduces Flex Layouts as it releases latest software update

Quark (Denver, Colorado) has announced the official availability QuarkXPress 2019, the new release of Quark’s graphic design and page layout software for creative professionals. “From page layout and web design to mobile app creation, illustration and photo editing, QuarkXPress is the go-to application for print and digital design,” said the company. “QuarkXPress 2019 introduces Flex … Read more →

New app calculates savings on adhesives and CO2 in packaging production

A new GlueCalc smartphone app from Baumer hhs (Krefeld, Germany), allows packaging manufacturers to easily and effectively calculate and optimize adhesive consumption on a job-by-job basis right at their own production lines. Characterized as “a world’s first,” the tool can identify potential ways to cut adhesive consumption and reduce associated Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions. GlueCalc … Read more →

Drytac Canada expands into new 70,000-square-foot premises

Drytac Canada (Brampton, Ontario), a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, is moving its operations into a single, state-of-the-art facility spanning over 70,000 square feet. The new address for Drytac Canada will be 30 Driver Road in Brampton, Ontario. The new premises consolidates Drytac’s manufacturing and distribution facilities … Read more →

Printing United luncheon to offer performance and profitability strategies to functional and industrial printers

Business growth will be the focus at the Functional and Industrial Printing Luncheon at the Printing United tradeshow at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas October 23 – 25, 2019. The luncheon, organized by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA’s) Industrial Applications and Printed Electronics Committee, takes place on Wednesday, October 23, … Read more →

Durst and KBA appoint Stabler to lead new joint-venture company for digital packaging printing systems

Durst (Brixen, Italy), manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, and Koenig & Bauer (KBA – Würzburg, Germany), the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world, have appointed Robert Stabler as Managing Director of their new joint venture effective August 1, 2019. The new company, Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH, was officially established in … Read more →

Onyx announces global launch of Onyx 19 software

Onyx Graphics (Salt Lake City, Utah) has announced the worldwide availability of Onyx 19, the newest version of the company’s wide-format RIP and print workflow software. Introducing its Spark Engine and DeviceLink+, Onyx 19 brings “new, cutting-edge technologies so print service providers can go bigger, bolder and beyond the limitations of wide-format print for all … Read more →

Toronto-based e-commerce start-up launching world’s largest sticker store this summer

Featuring a massive three-storey “stickerbombed” storefront graphic, Toronto e-commerce start-up StickerYou is characterizing the launch of its new store in Queen Street West/Bathurst Street area of Toronto late this summer as “the world’s largest sticker store.” Created in collaboration with 3M, StickerYou will feature a stunning creative interior that highlights the creativity and possibilities of … Read more →