Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Agfa sells Duratex Media business to Grimco and inks re-seller agreement

Agfa USA has announced the sale of its Duratex Media wide-format and grand-format substrate business to Grimco, a leading national supplier of wholesale sign supplies, substrates and sign-printing equipment that has over 50 locations throughout Canada and the U.S. In addition, Grimco acquires Agfa’s business relating to the purchase and resale of certain third-party-manufactured wide-format … Read more →

Polar Mohr launches newest version of Compucut software that eliminates set-up time before cutting

Automated cutter manufacturer Polar Mohr (Hofheim, Germany) has released the newest version of its Compucut software – V 5.0.8. The high-speed cutting machine leader has been pursuing its automated cutting vision for over 30 years, the company revealed. “The trend that has been emerging in print shops for some years now is a significant increase … Read more →

PPC releases redesigned logo and website

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC – Springfield, MA) has revealed a new brand direction, logo and website – all designed around the idea of a “new conversation.” Now in its 90th year, PPC is the North American association for converters of paperboard packaging and their suppliers. PPC works to grow, promote and protect the paperboard … Read more →

HP acquires U.K.-based OneFlow Systems

HP has announced an agreement to acquire OneFlow Systems, a leading provider of cloud-based print workflow solutions based in the United Kingdom. “The acquisition continues HP’s focus on delivering industry-leading solutions to customers and commercial printers using HP presses, HP Indigo and HP PageWide Industrial,” said the OEM. OneFlow Systems has been an important HP … Read more →

EFI and Memjet partner for faster digital production

Electronics For Imaging (EFI­­ – Freemont, California) and Memjet (San Diego, California) have established a new partnership to bring ultra-fast, high-quality EFI Fiery Digital Front Ends (DFEs) to the growing portfolio of Memjet DuraLink digital inkjet production solutions. EFI’s development of Fiery DFE solutions for printers featuring DuraLink technology means that Memjet OEM customers will … Read more →

Heidelberg North America hosts over 100 customers at its Productivity Through Connectivity event

Over 100 customers visited Heidelberg’s North American headquarters in Kennesaw, Georgia for its Productivity Through Connectivity event June 20, 2019. The day-long event focused on the digital transformation within the printing industry and how it impacts printers’ productivity. The event kicked off with an insightful presentation on the effects digitalization has had on print shops … Read more →

SwissQprint expands with the opening of a new Ink Laboratory

SwissQprint (Kriessern, Switzerland), whose core business is the development and manufacturing of large-format digital printers (with their mechanics, control systems and software all taking shape under one roof), has now added a start-of-the-art Ink Laboratory at its headquarters and employed experienced ink specialists to oversee its ink research and development. “This expansion of our competence … Read more →

New government funds now available for hiring youth – with July 26 deadline

Here, Elliot Schiller, Graphic Arts Magazine government funding columnist and a Director at Toronto’s Teeger Schiller Incorporated (a firm specializing in government funding and systems selection and implementation), examines the recently announced Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) Program. His clients receive over $5 million annually to support ongoing business innovation. Please e-mail eschiller@teegerschiller.com, visit … Read more →

Xerox unveils Baltoro HF Inkjet Press with automated intelligence

Xerox’s new Baltoro HF Inkjet Press is a cut-sheet production press that enables clients to print high-volume, transactional work, high-quality direct mail and catalogues on a single press with superior image quality and productivity, said the OEM. The Baltoro HF is Xerox’s first press using this particular platform. “We engineered the Baltoro HF by leveraging … Read more →