Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

New whitepaper shows how to improve flexible film coding accuracy and reduce costs

The pros and cons of various digital technologies in decreasing costs and improving traceability, over more traditional mechanical approaches, are explored in a new whitepaper from Markem-Imaje (Vernier, Switzerland) that delves into flexible film coding. Flexible film is the largest and fastest growing packaging material, the company added – and traditionally, rotary coding and hot … Read more →

GWG releases new specification for sign and display market

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG, Belgium) has released a new specification to address issues within the sign and display printing market – specifically viewing distance, scaling factor and support for wide-gamut colours. Viewing distance is the average distance between the final printed work and a typical viewer. This can be as little as one metre (3 … Read more →

Media Resources generates additional $1 million with 3D Printing

Wide-format printing specialist Media Resources (Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary), credits large-format 3D printing for its recent annual revenue increase of $1 million since its investment in a Massivit 3D Printer. Here, co-owner Steve Gallow shares some insights about the market, especially what it was like being an early adopter of large-format 3D printing. Steve Gallow … Read more →

EFI Connect 2020 to explore key industry issues and feature digital print visionaries

Electronics For Imaging’s (EFI’s) annual Users’ Conference, EFI Connect, will be among the most informative and valuable in the event’s 20-year history – thanks in part to keynote sessions that deliver new insights and expertise in workflow management and automation, integrated digital print, and industry growth marketing strategies, said the company. Keynote speakers for the … Read more →

Memjet and COASO release iCueLabel Press 420

Memjet (San Diego, California) a leading developer of inkjet printing technology, and COASO Incorporated (Nanjing, China) have announced that COASO has used Memjet’s DuraFlex technology to develop a new label press called the iCueLabel Press 420. DuraFlex is a modular single-pass printing solution that combines Memjet’s signature features of speed, simplicity and affordability with new … Read more →

Ten big branding mistakes you might be making

Here, Lindsay Pedersen, branding expert, strategist and best-selling author of Forging an Ironclad Brand, explores some of the frequent mistakes made by companies today when it comes to marketing and branding. For more information please visit https://www.ironcladbrandstrategy.com/. A well-crafted and well-executed brand strategy can cut through the noise of competing messages, articulate your promises to … Read more →

Mark Andy and UPM Raflatac announce strategic partnership in label printing

Mark Andy (Chesterfield, Missouri) and worldwide sustainable label materials provider UPM Raflatac, have announced a strategic partnership in the North American pressure-sensitive label market that leverages the knowledge and strength of both suppliers in the narrow-web label space. The companies said that the new partnership will deliver to the industry more high-quality, sustainable printing options … Read more →

Idealliance introduces Global Expanded Color Gamut (ECG) Characterization Target

Idealliance, known for creating worldwide print standards and specifications such as GRACoL, SWOP and G7, has released an Expanded Color Gamut (ECG) Characterization Target for use in characterizing and calibrating multi-colour print processes. The ECG Characterization Target was created by a sub-committee within the Idealliance Print Properties and Colorimetric Council as a part of the … Read more →

News Media Canada announces Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations

News Media Canada (Toronto) has announced that it will fund 105 journalists at 94 host news organizations across Canada under the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative. News Media Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) program will provide funding to grant recipients, to hire reporters to create new journalistic content covering civic issues and institutions of … Read more →

Registration now open for educational sessions at ISA’s International Sign Expo

Registration is now open for educational sessions at the International Sign Association’s (ISA’s) International Sign Expo 2020. The annual event will be held April 2-4 (with pre-conference educational sessions April 1) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The pre-conference educational workshops will help sign, graphics and visual communications companies expand into new … Read more →