Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Drupa 2020 update: New exhibitors and new services to highlight world’s largest printing industry tradeshow

Show organizers have reported that the drupa tradeshow June 16 – 26, 2020 at the Fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany will attract more than 1,800 exhibitors from over 50 countries. The top five exhibitor nations to date are Germany, Japan, Italy, China and Great Britain. Exhibitors will range from global industry players to ambitious small companies … Read more →

Installations of Canon’s Océ Colorado printer line surpass 1,000

Canon Solutions America and Canon Europe have announced the completion of more than 1,000 global installations of the Canon Océ Colorado roll-to-roll wide-format printer series, powered by UVgel technology. Since September of 2019, the global user base operating the OEM’s Océ Colorado 1640 and 1650 printers achieved combined monthly print volumes of more than 10.7 … Read more →

APP Canada to launch Paperline Gold line in early 2020

As part of its “growing commitment to the local uncoated and office-paper market,” APP Canada has announced that it will be expanding its Paperline portfolio of products with Paperline Gold, a premium-grade paper with 98% brightness. “APP has been a growing supplier of various uncoated offset and office paper to the Canadian market for the … Read more →

APP Canada: A majority of Canadians are willing to pay more for sustainably packaged food products

Sustainably sourced packaged materials are becoming a leading factor in Canadians’ purchasing decisions, with 62% of Canadians willing to pay more for such products. According to Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP’s) third annual Attitudes Towards Sustainability report, 74% of Canadians consider sustainability an important factor when making purchases. This trend was especially reflected in food … Read more →

Callas software releases pdfToolbox 11

Callas software, a market leader in automated PDF quality control and archival solutions, has released “a milestone update” of its pdfToolbox product line – pdfToolbox 11. “This year, it’s all about improvements to automated workflows and making PDF files production-ready,” the company pointed out. The new version introduces significant additions for the sign and display … Read more →

Markzware adds Adobe InDesign plug-ins to its Q2ID Bundle

Markzware (Santa Ana, California), a leading developer of file-conversion software and desktop publishing tools, has added Q2ID InDesign plug-ins that support Adobe InDesign CC 2020 for macOS Catalina and Windows, for Quark to InDesign file conversion. The Q2ID bundle also contains plug-ins for versions of InDesign prior to CC 2020. Markzware’s Q2ID provides an easy … Read more →

Adobe becomes first brand certified by The 3% Movement for workplace equality and diversity

Adobe’s creative team (San Jose, California) has demonstrated an industry-leading culture of diversity and inclusion by becoming the first brand to receive certification from The 3% Movement – the creative industry’s leading voice in gender equality and diversity. To become 3% Certified, creative teams are measured in three key areas: female leadership, workplace culture and … Read more →

Pitney Bowes installs 100,000th SendPro C Solution

Pitney Bowes (Stamford, Connecticut), a global technology company that provides solutions in the areas of e-commerce, shipping, mailing, data and financial services, has reached a milestone of 100,000 SendPro C installations – in less than 24 months since its launch! “The SaaS-based, multi-carrier, all-in-one sending solution has transformed the way businesses are shipping and mailing. … Read more →

Strake maned Eastern Region Sales Mangaer for Matik’s Vinfoil Cold Foil Solutions

Matik (West Hartford, Connecticut), a North American distributor of leading European print and packaging technologies, has appointed Bill Strake as Eastern Region Sales Manager of its Vinfoil Products. In this role, Strake will represent Matik Vinfoil cold foil products throughout Canada, as well as the eastern half of the United States. Strake brings an accomplished … Read more →

St. Jude installs Ultima 65 EZload Laminator from GBC Canada

St. Jude Elementary School, part of the Riverside School Board located on the south shore of Montreal, has purchased a GBC Ultima 65 EZload Laminator from GBC Canada (Mississauga, Ontario). St. Jude offers various academic programs ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6, as well as full daycare services. The school had an older laminator and … Read more →

VGI sells Xitron to Global Graphics

Vanguard Graphics International (St. Paul, Minnesota), parent company to wholly-owned subsidiaries Printware and Xitron, has announced the sale of Xitron to Global Graphics. With the announcement, Printware and Xitron have committed to maintaining their long-standing relationship. Both companies stress that the sale will not affect any software products developed by Xitron and offered by Printware … Read more →

Organizations, OEMs and educational institutions step up to industry recruitment

Both here and south of the border, recruiting top talent will be one of the biggest future challenges for our industry. Thankfully, our industry organizations, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and educational institutions are continuing to be proactive. In September, we reported that Canadian Print Scholarships awarded 68 new and returning students at five schools across … Read more →