Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

East Van Graphics installs Xerox iGen 5

East Van Graphics (Vancouver, BC) has installed a new Xerox iGen 5 Digital Press that includes an expanded format (14” x 26”), matte finish capabilities, and features the first heavyweight capacity (24. pt.) for an iGen 5 press in British Columbia. The iGen 5 is rated for up to 3,750,000 pages per month and provides … Read more →

Dantex develops PicoJet 7-colour UV inkjet printing system

Developed by the UK-based company’s Advanced Engineering Team, the PicoJet has a 350mm width and runs at up to 75m/min. (250 ft./min). The PicoJet prints at 600 dpi at a 2.5-picolitre dot size. The LED final cure has a temperature controlled back-up roller for temperature-sensitive substrates. In addition, the new PicoJet incorporates static control, web … Read more →

Heidelberg successfully re-certified for quality and environmental management

Press manufacturer Heidelberg (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG) has successfully completed re-certification to the new management system standards ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. This means that all production and development locations worldwide, including in Canada – together with their marketing, product management, development, procurement, production and service functions, as well as their support processes along the entire … Read more →

Xeikon ends Trillium Liquid Toner initiatives

Xeikon has announced that it’s terminated its Trillium Liquid Toner Development Project. The technology, first demonstrated at drupa 2016 in the Trillium One Press, has encountered several challenges in bringing it to market as a commercial product, said the OEM. As a result, the decision was made “to re-focus resources and efforts where the company … Read more →

Premier Printing installs Heidelberg Speedmaster XL-106-4P

A very special event occurs when you arrive at Premier Printing in Winnipeg, Manitoba around 9 am every day. The entire production-floor staff gathers together, along with the management team. Continuous improvement practices are discussed by having daily employee meetings reviewing metrics, while awarding innovative employee improvements. All are “rowing the boat” so to speak, … Read more →

Sun Chemical to introduce new screen printable molecular inks

Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NY) has entered into a license agreement to introduce a new family of molecular inks for the Printed Electronics (PE) market with Groupe Graham International (GGI), a world leader in user interface technologies in touch applications, and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The new molecular ink technology developed by GGI … Read more →

Idealliance launches bold new initiatives to advance industry research and management and address staffing concerns

Idealliance, the association for the visual communications and media industry, has launched three new initiatives to help company executives manage their businesses with maximum effectiveness and advance an industry in transition – The Idealliance Institute for Strategic Research, The Idealliance Institute for Strategic Leadership, and The Idealliance WorkPLACE Industry Development Program. “The programs we’re now … Read more →

More than 19,000 visit 2017 SGIA Expo in one of the most successful events to date

The three-day 2017 SGIA Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana that concluded October 12 welcomed more than 19,000 visitors. The show, which took over the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, featured nearly 600 exhibitors “showcasing the most innovative technologies and products in the printing marketplace today,” said the organization. “The Expo is always exciting, and not … Read more →

Ryerson hosts free Graphic Arts Day in Toronto October 13

Friday the 13th was actually a very lucky day for those participating in Ryerson University’s Graphic Arts Day event which was held Friday, October 13, 2017 in conjunction with the ICC (International Colour Consortium) meetings at The Heidelberg Centre, home of the School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. The … Read more →

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