Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Gender equity and diversity in the printing industry – and how one U.S. professor and one printer are leading the way

Gender equity and diversity in the printing industry has been the focus of some vigorous debate for quite some time. This mirrors the concern for social justice that’s become a societal issue, not only for gender equity but for racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and age equality as well. A new whitepaper by Harvey R. Levenson, … Read more →

The Burke Group acquires two Calgary-based printers

The Burke Group of Edmonton, Alberta, a leading Canadian printer specializing in digital and offset printing, design, signage and mailing solutions, is increasing its accessibility in Calgary to better serve customers throughout the province of Alberta. “We’re committed to consistently increasing our network and value for our customers, so we’ve purchased Printcor in Calgary. We’re … Read more →

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 →

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