Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Ten reasons why everyone should believe in the sustainability of print and paper


Two Sides North America is an independent, non-profit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper. Two Sides is also active in Europe, Australia, South Africa, Brazil and Colombia. Its members span the entire print and paper value chain – including forestry, pulp, paper, inks and chemicals, pre-press, press, … Read more →

PPC announces February Winter Workshop for packaging executives


The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC, Springfield, MA) will host its Winter Workshop February 15-17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Put on by the association’s Financial Executives and Human Resources Committee, this two-day educational forum will help paperboard packaging executives optimize personnel and protect against the growing cyber security threat, among other key insights. Attendees will learn how to harness the Predictive Index Behavioural Assessment to understand … Read more →

Fastsigns added a record 63 new franchise agreements in 2016


Fastsigns International has announced a record signing of 63 franchise agreements in 2016 with new and existing franchisees in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. In the third quarter alone, the brand inked 22 new agreements – including 13 U.S. locations in the western and mid-western states including California, Florida, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and … Read more →

Techkon USA unveils SpectroDrive Spectrophotometre


The new auto-scanning spectrophotometre scans press sheet colour bars in seconds while simultaneously sending spectral and density measurement data to a PC running Techkon Expresso software. Users can scan a 40” press sheet in less than 8 seconds. The measured density and colour information is displayed with suggested density changes for more accurate colour. Specifically, … Read more →

Graphic Arts Magazine welcomes two new columnists


Erik Godchaux For the last 25 years, Media Strategy Group CEO Erik Godchaux has helped owners, CEOs and CMOs modernize their branding, strategic messaging and sales development efforts. His “customer-first” strategies and expertise have cost-efficiently generated awareness and sales of high-value and high-margin products and services.  He has helped client companies enter new vertical and … Read more →

Communication technology will drive changes in the $16.3 billion printing equipment market


According to a recent report from Smithers Pira (the global authority on the packaging, paper and printing industry supply chains), changes in communication technology (from mobile phones to social media developments) have had a fundamental impact on how people consumed information and content from 2011 to 2016. As preferences shifted toward digital, the use of … Read more →

Toronto to host ADM Expo May 16-18


The 2017 Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM) Expo May 16-18 at the Toronto Congress Centre brings together the region’s leading advanced manufacturing events – ATX Canada, Design & Manufacturing Canada, Packex Toronto, Plast-Ex, and Powder & Bulk Solids Toronto – all under one convenient roof. This includes Ontario’s most innovative suppliers, breakthrough products and exciting … Read more →

C.J. Graphics sells premises and invests $25 million in re-location to expanded production facilities


Jay Mandarino, President & CEO of The C.J. Group of Companies, with three production facilities in Etobicoke, Ontario and several related firms, has completed the sale of the three existing buildings totalling about 125,000 square feet on 4.5 acres. At the same time, the company has purchased the Veritiv facility (formerly Unisource) located at 560 … Read more →

OKI launches ColorPainter E-64s wide-format printer


The ColorPainter E-64s is the newest model in OKI’s ColorPainter series. The E-64s ­is a cost-effective, high-precision, wide-format printer that can open up new revenue streams for printers. “These cutting-edge devices are setting new standards in quality, large-format printing for signage, graphics and interior decoration, said the OEM. The 64-inch printer is equipped with ColorPainter … Read more →

Insource brings MB Bäuerle technology to Canada with first installation of MB Prestigefold Net 52 at Montreal’s Bingo-Servi-Jeux


Continuing its tradition of bringing the best technology in the world to Canada, Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario), a leading Canadian technology supplier and service provider in the consumables, paper handling, mailing, printing, bindery, fulfillment and packaging industries, is now the Canadian dealer of MB Bäuerle folding systems. The first-ever installation in Canada of the MB … Read more →

The Future of Digital Packaging Workflows study released


InfoTrends (now Keypoint Intelligence with partner Buyer’s Lab) has completed research on the global packaging market’s use of software tools to enhance production of all printed packaging taking into account all relevant software segments. The market exceeded $1 billion worldwide in 2015, and that total is climbing steadily in all regions, according to InfoTrends. “Brand … Read more →

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