Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Contiweb appoints Casale as Sales Manager for North America

Contiweb, a specialist in state-of-the-art technologies for printing, advanced drying and web-handling, has announced the appointment of Ralph Casale as its Sales Manager for North America, effective February 1, 2020. Casale’s responsibilities will include overseeing Contiweb’s sales operations in Canada and the U.S., while reporting to Contiweb Vice President Chuck Irons. Casale brings a wealth … Read more →

Landa Digital Printing names Levy as Active Chairman

Benny Landa, Chairman of the Landa Group (Rehovot, Israel), has announced the appointment of Asher Levy to the position of Active Chairman of Landa Digital Printing, the largest of the Group’s 18 companies. Landa Digital Printing (LDP), which started as a ‘spinoff’ of Landa Labs 10 years ago, now employs some 600 people and is … Read more →

Nick Titus named President of Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press International, a major design, marketing and printing franchise with almost 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises worldwide, has announced the promotion of Nick Titus to President. Nick is the third-generation President of Minuteman Press, which remains a family-owned and operated franchisor with world headquarters in Long Island, New York. He was previously Vice … Read more →

Mitchell Press acquires assets of North West Bookbinding and welcomes Claus Larsen

Mitchell Press (Burnaby, BC), a commercial printer and a Canadian leader and award-winner in environmental initiatives, has acquired the assets of another award-winner – North West Book Operating Company (NWB), a custom bindery located in Bellingham, Washington. In business since 1928, Mitchell Press remains a family-owned creative print and communications partner. For the second straight … Read more →

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 →