Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

ISA releases Strategic Insight Paper on extended reality

The International Sign Association (ISA – Alexandria, Virginia) has released its second Strategic Insight Paper, Extended Reality: Expanding the Definition of Sign Interaction, which explores the impact of mixed/extended/augmented/virtual reality. The new paper was authored by Jonathan Josephson, founder of Quantum Interface. It’s the second in a series of papers that explores products and ideas … Read more →

CJ Graphics is big winner at OPIA Excellence in Print Awards

The Ontario Printing & Imaging Association’s (OPIA’s) annual Excellence in Print Awards night held May 30th at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Etobicoke, Ontario, saw several leading printing companies earn awards for their seemingly boundless creativity and exceptional print quality in 34 categories that included Sheetfed, Web, Digital and Specialty Printing. Four Awards … Read more →

Smithers-Pira Digital Print Week a resounding success

Print industry marketing research leader Smithers-Pira’s 2019 Digital Print Week U.S. took place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida earlier this month. Two exceptional, informative and well-attended events included Digital Print for Packaging U.S. June 4-5, followed by Digital Print for Textiles U.S. June 6-7. Digital Print for Packaging U.S. featured an impressive … Read more →

Morin to be appointed President of TC Transcontinental Packaging

Industry veteran Thomas Morin will become President of TC Transcontinental Packaging (Montreal) effective Monday, July 1, 2019. Based in Chicago, Morin will report to François Olivier, President and CEO, and will be part of the company’s Executive Management Committee. Since 2104 this position has been held by Brian Reid, President of both TC Transcontinental Printing … Read more →

Color-Logic donates Touch7 Photo Software to Ryerson University

Color-Logic (West Chester, Ohio) has donated more than 150 copies of its Touch7 Photo ECG Software to Toronto’s Ryerson University for use in its School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) colour management curriculum. “The Ryerson Graphic Communications Management Program provides students with hands-on workshops and real-world workflow and colour-management experience,” said Mark Geeves, Color-Logic’s Director … Read more →

Williams named Nazdar’s Vice President of Global Manufacturing

Nazdar Ink Technologies (Shawnee, Kansas) has announced the appointment of Woodrow Williams III as Vice President of Global Manufacturing, effective earlier this week. Williams will oversee manufacturing operations and materials management for Nazdar’s global manufacturing locations in Shawnee, Kansas and Stockport, UK. In his new role he’ll also be responsible for providing strategic leadership and … Read more →

Domtar names Cyr to manage its Dryden Mill

Domtar Corporation has announced that Marie Cyr will be manager of the company’s paper mill in Dryden, Ontario effective Thursday, August 1, 2019. Cyr succeeds Jim Blight, who will retire in August. Since December of 2013, Cyr has served as the Windsor, Ontario Mill’s Pulp Mill Manager and Superintendent, responsible for developing its strategy and … Read more →

Offset Press Update: world’s leading equipment manufacturers remain strong – and involved

Today we’re inundated with advancements in digital printing technology. And though digital is definitely growing and presenting us with some amazing value-added options in terms of packaging, short runs and finishing, offset still rules the printing industry landscape – by a wide, wide margin! According to print industry research leader Smithers Pira, by 2022 digital … Read more →

Trust me, print is alive and well

Last month I attended Agfa Graphics’ wide-format open house at its Canadian headquarters and production facility in Mississauga, Ontario. Live demos of its Jeti Tauro, Jeti Mira and Anapurna models left no doubt as to the high quality of output from these sophisticated flatbeds. The next day I went to the opening of Epson’s first … Read more →

The Central Group to install new Barberán Jetmaster 1750 Digital Press

A new Jetmaster 1750 Digital Press will be installed this fall at The Central Group (Mississauga, Ontario) from Castelldefels in Barcelona, Spain. The Central Group (with locations in Mississauga, Montreal, New York and Chicago) is a “Performance at Retail” company that combines strategy, research, intelligent design and professional execution to offer exceptional in-store branded experiences. … Read more →