Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Registration opens for Printing United tradeshow

Registration is now officially open for the Printing United tradeshow to be held in Dallas, Texas, October 23 – 25, 2019. Event organizers are the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and NAPCO Media. “There’s a transformation taking place in the printing industry, a blurring of segment boundaries as print service providers seek out new products … Read more →

GPA debuts new 500-page swatchbook

Comprised of over 500 pages and weighing over four pounds, GPA’s comprehensive new swatchbook contains “an unprecedented compilation of papers, synthetics and specialty substrates perfect bound into one volume. Never before has a book of this size combined papers and synthetics and been perfect bound – which is an achievement that demonstrates GPA’s innovation in … Read more →

Messagepoint adds AI-powered Content Intelligence

Messagepoint (Toronto) has unveiled its Messagepoint Advanced Rationalization and Content Intelligence Engine (MARCIE), an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine-learning-powered capability within its award-winning, cloud-based Customer Communications Management (CCM) platform. MARCIE enables organizations to intelligently migrate, optimize, author and manage the complex content that’s the foundation of customer communications. These new capabilities make it easier for … Read more →

Mutoh opens new distribution center in California

Mutoh America (Phoenix, Arizona), an industry leader in wide-format inkjet printers, cutters and inks, has begun new operations out of an ISO 9001 distribution center location near the port of Long Beach, in Carson California. Scheduled to make its first shipment from this new location later this month, the facility will offer state-of-the-art inventory tracking … Read more →

Small business owners and consumers prefer professional printing services to compete and grow: FedEx Office survey

FedEx Office (Plano, Texas), a provider of printing, packing and shipping services (and a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation), has released the results of its latest national print survey showing that 82% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and 61% of consumers choose to have items professionally printed at the same rate, or at a higher … Read more →

TAGA calls for papers for its 2020 Annual Technical Conference by September 9

The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) has issued its annual call for Scientific Papers and Technical Innovation Papers for its 2020 conference. The conference will see industry leaders, innovators, researchers and scientists highlight their latest research and developments within the printing and graphic communications industry. Papers accepted and presented at … Read more →

Byrne appointed Eastern Canada Sales Rep for Rollem

Print-finishing specialist Rollem International (Anaheim, California) has announced the appointment of Paul Byrne as its Northeast Sales Representative. Byrne most recently served as a Regional Finishing Solutions Manager for C.P. Bourg. He brings several years of finishing experience to the company, where he’ll represent Rollem’s slitting, scoring, perforating and collating systems, along with its Insignia … Read more →

Mactac partners with Canon for approved products for Océ Colorado 1640 Printer

Pressure-sensitive adhesive supplier Mactac (Stow, Ohio) has announced a new collaboration with Canon Solutions America. Recently, with Canon’s rising customer demand for increased vendor options of roll-to-roll self-adhesive vinyl materials, the two companies have been working to build an approved, high-performance portfolio of products for use on the Canon Océ Colorado 1640 Printer. After thorough … Read more →

CJ Graphics acquires the assets of ACME Ticket

CJ Graphics (Mississauga, Ontario), one of the most recognized and award-winning printing and communication companies in North America, has expanded its product offerings with the addition of the assets of ACME Ticket. ACME Ticket is an industry leader in the ticket-printing business and has been operating for more than 60 years. Its clients include MLB, … Read more →

Multi Bookbinding installs Muller Martini KM610 Perfect Binder

With the current strong demand for hardcover bookbinding across North America, Multi Bookbinding (Shawinigan, Quebec), Canada’s only hardcover book trade bindery, recently invested in a Muller Martini KM610 Perfect Binder. The company produces runs from 100 to 50,000 copies. “The main reason we upgraded our finishing line is because we’re seeing more and more requests … Read more →

Signarama expands into Quebec

Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise, has announced its expansion into the province of Quebec. Signarama has more than 30 years’ experience and over 800 locations worldwide. “The strategic move unifies Canada under Master License Partners Anas Saltaji and Salekh Al Around, and increases the brand’s growth and strength across North America,” said the company. … Read more →

Avanti Slingshot showcased at National Postal Forum

Canadian Print MIS leader Avanti Computer Systems (Toronto) is front-and-centre this week at the National Postal Forum, the largest annual event for the U.S. mailing and shipping industry. The conference, which began Sunday, May 5 and runs to Wednesday, May 8 at the Indianapolis Convention Center, is viewed as an official communication venue between the … Read more →