Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Sherwood Printers buys Printer Gateway

Leading Ontario trade printer Sherwood Printers (Mississauga, Ontario) has purchased the Printer Gateway building (also located in Mississauga, Ontario) as well as the majority of its printing assets – including its prepress equipment, presses, bindery equipment, software, online assets and more. Sherwood owner Manoj Sheth is planning to re-launch Printer Gateway as a trade-only gang-run … Read more →

Saltscapes to join Advocate Publishing

The recently announced deal will combine two of Atlantic Canada’s largest magazine publishing and content companies to create one diversified, information, media and events company. The Saltscapes team will join Advocate’s Metro Guide Publishing team – without any anticipated job reductions. “The strengths of these two prominent media and communication companies will create an organization … Read more →

GPA expands Sirio Pearlescent Paper collection

Chicago-based GPA, a market leader in specialty substrate solutions for digital, wide-format, and offset printing, has added two new Sirio Pearl colour papers – Shiny Blue and Coal Mine. “These decadent, shimmering papers open up a world of premium opportunities for printers, designers and brand owners,” GPA added. Shiny Blue offers the look of a … Read more →

Printware launches new family of iJetColor inkjet print solutions powered by Memjet

Printware (St. Paul, Minnesota), a leading supplier of pre-press and digital solutions to the printing industry, will introduce the iJetColorNXT and offer significant upgrades and improvements to its iJetColor Envelope Press and iJetColorPro Light Industrial Inkjet Press (for commercial print, mail and packaging providers) during Print 18 at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois … Read more →

PressWise Print MIS to showcase new features at Print 18

At this year’s Print 18 tradeshow in Chicago, Illinois, SmartSoft will be showcasing the latest tools and features that have been added to PressWise – its all-in-one Web-to-Print, MIS and workflow automation platform. Print 18 will take place September 30 to October 2 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. PressWise (Booth 549 in … Read more →

Contiweb appoints Irons as Vice President of The Americas

Contiweb, a specialist in state-of-the-art technologies for printing, advanced drying and web-handling products, has announced the appointment of Chuck Irons as Vice President of The Americas. Irons’ responsibilities will include overseeing Contiweb’s North American and South American operations – including sales, customer support, customer service and parts supplies. He brings a wealth of knowledge to … Read more →

Boss Logo receivership scenario becomes much more complicated

On Tuesday, September 11 on this website we posted a news item saying that Markham-Ontario-based trade printer Boss Logo Print & Graphics is “apparently” in receivership. We said “apparently” because, at that time, sources reported receivership notices on its closed doors from MNP Limited, a licensed insolvency trustee based in Richmond Hill, Ontario. MNP never … Read more →

SAi’s subscription-based software model surpasses 10,000 users worldwide

SA International (SAi, Salt Lake City, Utah), a leading provider of software solutions for the sign-making, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has announced that users of its flagship software-by-subscription initiative now number well over 10,000, as purchases recently surpassed the 10,000+ user milestone during the second quarter of this year. Introduced by SAi only … Read more →

Xeikon appoints Welford as Vice President of R&D

Xeikon (Eede, the Netherlands) has chosen Robert Welford as its new Vice President of Research and Development. He’ll join Xeikon’s Leadership Team when he takes on the role October 1. He’ll then run the Research and Development Department which includes engineering, ink and toner competence centres, print processes and the project management office. Welford comes … Read more →

Canada-wide postal strike on hold – for now

The Canadian Press has reported that the union representing thousands of Canada Post workers said it will stay at the bargaining table, averting a potential strike deadline of Wednesday, September 26. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) said that it would not issue a 72-hour notice of job action, giving Canada Post’s negotiators an … Read more →

X-Rite launches ColorCert QA quality control software for printers and converters

X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in colour science and technology, and Pantone LLC, have announced the launch of ColorCert QA – a new pressroom quality assurance software designed to drive excellence in the pressroom by helping manage standards more efficiently, optimize jobs on press, and facilitate strong ink-room integration. “With improved quality control, commercial and … Read more →