Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Xerox adds new embellishment capabilities to four printers

Xerox has unveiled its Xerox Adaptive CMYK Plus Technology – designed for the new Xerox PrimeLink C9065 and C9070 Color Printers, and the Xerox C60 and C70 Color Printers. The OEM’s Adaptive CMYK Plus Technology is an accessory that augments the traditional cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK). For the PrimeLink C9065a nd C9070, entry-level … Read more →

Solimar Print Director Enterprise 9.0 adds major updates and new functionality

Solimar Systems (San Diego, California) has released its Solimar Print Director Enterprise (SPDE) Version 9.0, featuring powerful new PDF optimization and secure-printing capabilities. SPDE is a flexible enterprise output management system with extensive connectivity, data-stream conversion and workflow automation capabilities for high-volume, variable-data printing. The new highlights of the software include: • ReadyPDF optimization and … Read more →


This helpful webinar, sponsored by Canadian Print MIS leader Avanti, will be held Thursday, October 10 at 2 pm Eastern Standard Time. Communicorp Technology (Columbus and Atlanta, Georgia) is a leading marketing services provider active in print production, fulfillment, merchandising, marketing services and IT services. They needed a software system capable of integrating a variety … Read more →

BMI organizes new Book Manufacturing Mastered event in advance of its Fall Conference

BMI, The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (Ormond Beach, Florida), in advance of its 2019 Annual Fall Conference, The Book Industry and Beyond, being held October 27 – 29, 2019 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Florida (, has launched a new event focused on helping production staff of book publishers learn … Read more →

Neenah Packaging introduces new Hemp Fibre Papers

Neenah Packaging (Alpharetta, Georgia) has introduced new hemp fibre papers, a new colour, and new finishes into its recently expanded line of Neenah Folding Board Papers. “Neenah continues to invest in the packaging market, striving to build a portfolio of premium folding carton papers that will meet all the needs of our customers,” said Michelle … Read more →

Quebec’s Solucan to install world’s first Tonejet Cyclone direct-to-pack digital beverage can printer

Solucan will install the world’s first Tonejet Cyclone direct-to-can digital printing system at the company’s new production facility in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. Solucan is a new company that serves the ‘smaller’ beverage industry in Canada and the U.S. Its business model is built on just-in-time production, responsive client service and hyper-customization of print runs. The new … Read more →

DuPont announces 1,500th installation of its Cyrel FAST Thermal Flexographic Processing System

DuPont Advanced Printing (Wilmington, Delaware) is celebrating the installation of its 1,500th DuPont Cyrel FAST Thermal Flexographic Plate Processing System. “Nearly 20 years ago, DuPont revolutionized flexible packaging with the introduction of the first thermal flexographic plate and processing system, named FAST because of how quickly a plate could be processed and ready for press,” … Read more →

SGIA and NAPCO Media announce new Wide-Format Summit in April

SGIA and NAPCO Media have announced its new Wide-Format Summit, a hosted invitation-only conference to be held April 20 – 22, 2020, at the Hyatt Lost Pines in Austin, Texas. The event will be co-located with the 8th annual Inkjet Summit and will share networking functions, evening receptions and dinners, and will have its own … Read more →

FSEA and PaperSpecs release Foil Cheat Sheet print-decorating reference for designers

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA – Topeka, Kansas) and online graphics hub PaperSpecs (Palo Alto, California) have released the Foil Cheat Sheet, a metallic foil decorating reference for graphic designers. The Foil Cheat Sheet contains a section detailing and illustrating each of the following techniques and materials: Hot Foil Stamping, Cold Foil Transfer, … Read more →

Freek takes on new responsibilities at Heidelberg Canada

Last February, The Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) appointed 35-year printing industry veteran Ken Freek to Executive Director of Outreach and Partner Relations. Freek now has a new role at Heidelberg Canada promoting Subscription Sales Support, as the company introduces the popular Heidelberg Subscription Model to Canadian printers. Through its subscription model, Heidelberg … Read more →

Tilia Labs introduces Tilia Cloud at Print 19

At the Print 19 Tradeshow in Chicago October 3-5, Ottawa’s Tilia Labs (a leading developer of planning, imposition, and artificially intelligent automation software solutions for the printing and graphic arts industries) will unveil its new technology platform for the first time in booth 327 in the North Hall. Designed to support and facilitate the opportunities … Read more →