Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

John Roberts signs first Heidelberg subscription contract in the U.S.

John Roberts, a 65-year-old commercial printing, packaging and marketing services provider located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has signed the first Heidelberg subscription contract in the United States and expects to improve both print quality and overall productivity. Its subscription contract includes a new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-6+L as well as Prinect software, Saphira consumables, parts, performance … Read more →

DIA Annual Christmas luncheon – another resounding success

Printing industry professionals attended the Digital Imaging Association’s Annual Christmas Luncheon held Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at The Boulevard Club in west Toronto. Back by requests from those who attended the organization’s April 2018 meeting, was keynoter speaker Simon Trevarthen. His inspiring presentation was about building entrepreneurial resilience and igniting a passion of constant innovation … Read more →

KBA and Duran Machinery unite to form Koenig & Bauer Duran

With the recent move, Koenig & Bauer (KBA) will take over 80% of Duran Machinery’s folder/gluer business and integrate it into the KBA Group under the name Koenig & Bauer Duran. Duran Machinery is located in Istanbul, Turkey. KBA expects the acquisition and integration of Duran to boost its market share in folding carton gluers, … Read more →

Keep Me Posted launches campaign to protect consumers’ right to choose paper or electronic communications

Keep Me Posted (KMP) North America, a global advocacy campaign working for the rights of consumers to choose, free of charge, how they receive important information from their service providers – on paper or electronically – has announced the launch of its campaign in North America. Overseen by Two Sides North America, the KMP North … Read more →

Roder joins Fujifilm to lead sales for mid-range wide-format presses

Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division has appointed Nick Roder as its new National Sales Manager for the OEM’s Acuity line of mid-range, wide-format presses. His experience covers more than 30 years in the printing and graphic arts industry, and includes leadership within sales, new digital product launches and personnel management. “I’m excited to … Read more →

DCM installs first Heidelberg-Gallus Labelfire 340 in Canada

Data Communications Management (DCM) of Brampton, Ontario has installed the first Labelfire 340 in Canada from Heidelberg-Gallus to increase its short-run and on-demand label production. A market leader in Canada for print-on-demand, DCM has spent the past 50 years focusing on traditional flexographic labels. As one of the largest label manufacturers in the country, DCM … Read more →

Roland 700 Evolution reaches 1,000 installations worldwide

Manroland Sheetfed’s Roland 700 Evolution saw the press’s one thousandth printing unit rolling off the assembly line at its headquarters in Offenbach, Germany in October of this year. The first Evolution 700 Press was installed at prestigious Austrian printing house Samson Druck in October of 2014. They found it performed so well, that they ordered … Read more →

U.S. printing giant Quad/Graphics to acquire advertising agency Periscope

The aim of the recent acquisition, said the company, is “to become an alternative to agency holding companies that often tack on extra fees and services for brands.” Periscope will help Quad/Graphics’ produce creative for client ads – including TV and video. Quad/Graphics (Sussex, Wisconsin) intends to acquire Minneapolis-based advertising agency Periscope for $132 million … Read more →

Xplor19 to co-locate with ISA Sign Expo next year

The International Sign Association (ISA) and its 2019 ISA Sign Expo 2019, and Xplor International’s Xplor19 event, will co-locate in Las Vegas, Nevada next year bringing together the sign, graphics and visual communications industry with the worldwide electronic document systems industry. This marks the first time in 12 years that Xplor has been on the … Read more →

Lecta’s New Book “Divergence” illustrates the allure of contrast

Divergence, the latest edition of the Lecta (Barcelona, Spain) yearly publishing project, once again showcases the end results that can be achieved by printing on the paper manufacturers’ extensive range of publishing papers. This year’s book features an original concept that explores the beauty of opposites through imagery. The publication juxtaposes evocative colour and black-and-white … Read more →

Chromasens releases newest 3DPIXA 3D Camera for improved inspection of specular materials

Inspection of specular materials is challenging for conventional imaging systems since their shiny surfaces create a hotspot glare, confusing machine vision software and making it impossible to reliably detect texture and topology defects. To solve this problem, Chromasens has expanded its 3DPIXA family of 3D linescan cameras with a new dual model featuring 70µm optical … Read more →