Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

InPrint USA launches Ask the Experts at its 2019 Tradeshow

InPrint USA, the exhibition of print technology for manufacturing set for April 9-11, 2019 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in Louisville, Kentucky, is launching Ask the Experts where visitors can schedule complimentary consultations with some of the industry’s most accomplished professionals. The Ask the Experts pavilion will be located on the show floor. … Read more →

Mimaki Canada to hold Future of Fabrics Seminar January 17

The first-time event, in collaboration with Imaging Alignment Corporation (IMAC – Woodbridge, Ontario) will explore how to expand your current business opportunities with the OEM’s line of digital textile printers. Established in 1996, IMAC specializes in providing wide-format inkjet solutions, laminators, colour management systems, printable display materials and Rips. The seminar will be held at … Read more →

Infigo and docs24 collaborate to improve marketing content

Infigo Software (Crawley, England) has been named as a technology partner of UK-based docs24, giving businesses a global web-to-print and brand management service. Docs24’s solution is an agile content and brand management platform that allows staff to edit, order and distribute marketing collateral with ease. It cuts production and design costs, reduces order and delivery times, and enables brand consistency … Read more →

ISA celebrates its 75th Anniversary

As World War II raged on, a group of sign company professionals gathered to discuss ways that they could help grow their industry. Out of that meeting, and under the direction of Executive Secretary Maury Ely, the National Electric Sign Association (NESA) was born on January 11, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois. Reflecting the growth in … Read more →

New study: Switching from plastic to paperboard can reduce a package’s climate impact by as much as 99%

For those who influence the choice of packaging materials, this one, single choice can make the biggest climate impact during a product manager’s or designer’s entire professional career! That’s the conclusion of a study done by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute for Sweden-based Iggesund Paperboard. The IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was jointly founded in … Read more →

Maxson unveils single delivery pack discharge sheeter

Maxson Automatic Machinery Company (Westerly, Rhode Island) has released a new sheeter for the cut-size and digital format markets that continuously delivers reams from a single discharge point. Designed for the specialty papers and films industries, the OEm’s MSS Sheeter can convert rolls of material into packs of 25 to 1,000 sheets and offload multiple … Read more →

Gender equity and diversity in the printing industry – and how one U.S. professor and one printer are leading the way

Gender equity and diversity in the printing industry has been the focus of some vigorous debate for quite some time. This mirrors the concern for social justice that’s become a societal issue, not only for gender equity but for racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and age equality as well. A new whitepaper by Harvey R. Levenson, … Read more →

RadTech names new President and board members

RadTech (Chevy Chase, Maryland), a non-profit trade association for ultraviolet and electron beam technologies, has welcomed Eileen Weber, formerly with Red Spot Paint & Varnish Company, as its new President serving a two-year term. Weber assumes the position from Lisa Fine, who’s now the association’s Immediate Past President. As far as the organization’s Board of … Read more →

Jet Label & Packaging invests in advanced one-pass RFID insertion system

Jet Label & Packaging (Edmonton, Alberta), Western Canada’s largest producer of labels and printed tape for a broad range of industries, has installed a single-pass RFID inserting system involving an existing Mark Andy flexographic press and an RFID application unit from Tamarack. The advanced “Smart Label” system provides traceability, and helps reduce human errors in … Read more →

Idealliance introduces step-by-step how-to Video Library

Idealliance (Alexandria, Virginia) has created a helpful new Idealliance Video Library that provides short videos in a how-to manner to explain to printers and other graphic communications professionals the leading practices to overcome the most challenging issues in areas such as colour control, process control, calibration, consistency, workflow and many more. A global, non-profit think … Read more →

Printing United tradeshow calls for presentations

The organizers of the Printing United 2019 (October 23–25 in Dallas, Texas), the largest printing-focused expo in North America, have opened their Call for Presentations for the tradeshow with submissions accepted until Friday, February 22. The debut of Printing United will feature nearly 100 educational sessions on topics including new technologies, printing techniques, market trends … Read more →