Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Appleton Coated files for receivership and seeks a buyer

Coated paper and substrate supplier Appleton Coated (Combined Locks, Wisconsin), struggling under what it characterized as “burdensome debt,” has filed a state petition for receivership to continue operations while it seeks a buyer, according to local press reports. In the United States, filing a voluntary state Chapter 128 petition represents an alternative to bankruptcy, and … Read more →

Hans Shinohara Canada to exhibit its Laser Die Cutter LC340S at Print 17

In booth 2355, Hans Shinohara Canada will be promoting its LC340S 19” x 13” sheetfed digital laser die cutter/engraver that’s ideal for short-run, custom-shaped labels, greeting cards, tags, package boxes, engraving on paper, wood, leather and much more. The fully automated, computer-driven sheetfed device with scoring capabilities, is ideal for printers who want to save time … Read more →

Prime Data grand opening celebration set for Friday, September 15

Prime Data (Aurora, Ontario), led by President Steve Falk, has been providing data-driven marketing solutions for over 20 years and is a Canadian leader in this sector – as well as in variable-data digital printing. Its focus is on helping businesses and not-for-profits (such as hospitals and environmental groups) with analytics-based variable communications that can … Read more →

Zünd seeing significant increase in users in furniture design market

Zünd (St. Albans, UK) is experiencing a wave of new furniture designs created with its digital cutting tables. Zünd cutting equipment is used in a wide variety of markets including sign-making and graphics, packaging, composites for aerospace and automotive applications, leather, textiles, and architecture design – and now recent testimonials from furniture designers and manufacturers … Read more →

FPA publishes 2017 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report

The U.S.-based Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 2017 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report provides industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with insight into the performance (growth, revenue/volume expectations, profitability, capital spending) of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year. A definitive source of data and information, it also examines several other aspects … Read more →

XMPie unveils Omnichannel A/B

XMPie will showcase its new Omnichannel A/B capability of its leading Circle SaaS technology at the Print 17 tradeshow in Chicago September 10-14. “With Omnichannel A/B, XMPie took the best-practice methodology of A/B Testing and applied it to integrated multichannel communications to maximize response rates and increase campaign ROI,” said the company. XMPie’s Omnichannel A/B uses … Read more →

Chinese scientists develop fireproof, waterproof paper

A new fire-resistant paper developed by a team of scientists at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is creating plenty of excitement. Zhu Yingjie, a researcher from the institute, and his team, developed a set of methods to produce paper with a new material called hydroxyapatite, which is actually … Read more →

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