Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Domtar releases fourth-quarter financials

Domtar Corporation has provided an update on its financial performance for the final quarter of 2019. Domtar management expects it 2019 fourth-quarter sales to be $1.2 billion (USD) and its operating loss to be between $15 and $19 million. EBITDA before items (according to IDC, 2019) is expected to be between $74 million and $78 … Read more →

Ricoh Clickable-Paper-enabled book adoptions on the rise in print-education environments

In August of 2018, The School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) at Toronto’s Ryerson University included, as required reading, an updated edition of Introduction to Graphic Communication in its Fall curriculum for first-year GCM students. Ryerson contract lecturer and Graphic Arts Magazine columnist Diana Varma cited several reasons for the selection. “The book pairs really … Read more →

Epson’s new textile printers add Fluorescent Pink and Fluorescent Yellow

Professional Imaging Product Management and Service & Support has announced that the Epson SureColor F9470 and F9470H Dye-Sublimation Printers for the Canadian and U.S. markets will now include Fluorescent Pink and Fluorescent Yellow “for exceptional colour saturation, contrast and brightness.” The new 64-inch printers are ideal for production of vibrant apparel, soft signage, décor and … Read more →

Sydney Stone brings new compact Xante UV Printers to Canada

Print finishing specialist Sydney Stone (Toronto), the exclusive Canadian distributor of Xante equipment, has introduced two new flatbed UV printers to Canada that were launched at the Print 19 tradeshow in Chicago last November. The Xante X-16 and Xante X-33 UV Flatbed Printers are designed to meet the needs of commercial and in-plant operations seeking … Read more →

Ryerson’s Mady wins Warren Wilkins Memorial Scholarship

The Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) has announced that Cameron Mady, a student enrolled in Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management (GCM) course in downtown Toronto, has won the Warren Wilkins Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established to honour the late Warren Wilkins, a visionary leader in the Canadian printing industry who worked diligently … Read more →

Heidelberg’s Print Media Center in Atlanta, Georgia attracts over 1,000 visitors

In 2019, Heidelberg’s Print Media Center Atlanta (PMC Atlanta) educated, trained and supported nearly 1,000 printers through events, training sessions and hands-on demonstrations. PMC Atlanta is the home of Heidelberg’s North American headquarters and is the largest print demonstration centre outside of Heidelberg, Germany. It has partnered with and attracted customers worldwide, while focusing particularly … Read more →

Drupa cube 2020 to hold over 40 educational sessions

Drupa, the world’s largest tradeshow for the printing industry, will take place June 16 – 26, 2020 at the Fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Held every four years, the event always identifies important trends, offers insights into future developments, and drives inspiration. To provide participants with the best possible experiences, drupa invests heavily in top-class knowledge … Read more →

ISA to manage Sign Association of Canada’s operations and events

The Sign Association of Canada/Association Canadienne De L’Enseigne (SAC/ACE ) has chosen the International Sign Association (ISA – Alexandria, Virginia) to assume management of the association and its events – including its signature annual tradeshow, Sign Expo Canada. The parties added that this new partnership will strengthen and grow the entire North American sign, graphics … Read more →

BMI opens Rising Star Award nominations with February 28 deadline

The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI – Ormond Beach, Florida) is now accepting nominations for its Rising Star Award which recognizes book industry professionals who are making a positive impact on their companies, in their communities, and on the industry. Nominations will be accepted through to Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. … Read more →

Industry veterans Griffiths and Dale launch Connecting for Results consulting firm

Printing industry veteran Gordon Griffiths, in partnership with Bob Dale, have launched Connecting for Results, a Toronto-based consulting firm with a dedicated focus on mergers and acquisitions, management strategies and executive recruiting. “The printing landscape is constantly evolving and I, along with my partners, bring a wealth of experience to help graphic arts companies navigate … Read more →

Edwards joins EFI as its Chief Technology Officer

Electronics For Imaging (EFI – Fremont, California) has named veteran printing technology executive Dr. Douglas Edwards as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Edwards replaces long-time technology leader Ghilad Dziesietnik, who recently retired after almost 25 years with EFI – the last 14 as its CTO. Edwards has had an extensive career as a senior print … Read more →