Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Ryerson to host three-day G7 training starting May 14

Toronto’s Ryerson University School of Graphic Communications Management will host three days of G7 Training May 14-16, 2019. Led by G7 Expert Don Hutcheson, the course will provide extensive hands-on experience, collaboration with other leading colour experts, discussion, and demonstrations of leading practices in G7 implementation, optimization and management of production print workflows. Instruction will … Read more →

SAi Launches more powerful Flexi sign-making software

SAi (Salt Lake City, Utah) has introduced Flexi 19, a more powerful and feature-rich update of its flagship signmaking software “engineered to meet the demanding design-to-production challenges of sign and display and large-format print providers,” said the company. Central to Flexi 19 is a faster, high-performance 64-bit RIP engine. Thanks to an increase in speed … Read more →

Mack Media installs Canada’s first EFI VUTEk h5 Superwide-Format Printer

Mack Media (Toronto) has become the first company in Canada to install a hybrid flatbed/roll-fed EFI VUTEk h5 superwide-format Hybrid LED printer from Electronics For Imaging (EFI). The large-format digital printing specialist will use the printer’s to establish a competitive advantage in graphics segments where larger companies dominate the market, said EFI. “We were looking … Read more →

Enfocus releases PitStop Pro 2019

Enfocus has released PitStop Pro 2019, PitStop Server 2019, and PitStop Library SDK – the latest versions of its PDF preflight, editing and correction software. Enfocus PitStop Pro is an interactive PDF quality control and editing tool that boosts prepress productivity. PitStop 2019 contains new and improved functionality developed from extensive customer feedback. A specific … Read more →

Durst and KBA sign joint venture for digital packaging printing systems

OEM’s Durst (Brixen, Italy) and Koenig & Bauer (KBA, Würzburg, Germany), , have signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement in Munich, Germany. The signing paves the way for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for the folding carton and corrugated fibreboard industry. The clearance that’s required from anti-trust authorities is expected … Read more →

Ricoh to launch a faster DTG printer with higher print resolution

Ricoh will launch its Ri 1000 Direct-To-Garment (DTG) printer at FESPA in Munich, Germany May 14 to 17 “in response to the growing demand for easy-to-use, efficient and affordable garment decoration solutions.” The Ri 1000 supports value-added services in new markets. It joins the Ri 100 and Ri 6000 in Ricoh’s rapidly expanding DTG portfolio … Read more →

Neenah introduces The Naturals portfolio

Neenah (Alpharetta, Georgia) has announce the refresh and re-release of its established Environment and Royal Sundance papers within one portfolio titled The Naturals. “These two brands are long-standing natural choices for our design and print customers,” said Ellen Bliske, Senior Brand Manager at Neenah. “Market research and focus groups in these communities revealed some desired … Read more →

ACG launches first-of-its-kind worldwide Art in a Capsule design competition

The ACG Group (Mumbai, India), the only supplier in the world offering end-to-end manufacturing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, has launched the first-of-its-kind Art in a Capsule design competition “to bring science and art together.” The worldwide competition encourages artists from across the globe to create ‘masterpieces’ that can fit inside ACG’s pharmaceutical capsules – … Read more →

Beneco Packaging invests in Heidelberg technology to open second production facility

Beneco Packaging and subsidiary SoOpak have opened a second production facility in Scarborough, Ontario. Once fully operational, the new facility will offer complete design, manufacturing and finishing production that will complement its other plant in Brampton, Ontario. Beneco focuses on traditional packaging for the food, beverage and personal care industries, while SoOpak is an online … Read more →

Mohawk partners with Kernow to become exclusive distributor of its Cobalt Coating Technology

Mohawk Fine Papers (North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty materials for printing), has announced a strategic partnership with Kernow Coatings Limited (a global leader in optimized, high-performance coatings for print, security, engineering and industrial substrates). Kernow’s proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology will now be available exclusively in Canada and the United … Read more →