Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

SGIA acquires Napco Media

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has announced that it has acquired Napco Media. Under the terms of the agreement, which was unanimously approved by SGIA’s Board of Directors, Napco Media (owners of Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, PromoMarketing, In-Plant Impressions, TotalRetail, Target Marketing and Wide-Format Impressions) will become an LLC and will continue to operate … Read more →

Memjet appoints Ibarra as Director of Global Marketing Communications

Memjet (San Diego, California) has appointed Oscar Ibarra as its Global Marketing Communications Director. Ibarra will lead all facets of Memjet’s marketing communications strategy to enhance demand and build equity for the company’s technologies as well as its OEM partners’ printing solutions. He’ll be responsible for leading a global marketing and social-media strategy that will … Read more →

Marketing Kitchen installs a W+D BB700 Inserting Machine from Insource

Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario) has installed a W+D BB700 Inserting Machine with four-way Video Match at Marketing Kitchen’s new 40,000-square-foot facility in Markham, Ontario. Marketing Kitchen is a Canada Post Expert Partner and a leading marketing, direct mail and fulfillment production company. Services include state-of-the-art direct mail, high quality fulfillment, custom print marketing, print management, … Read more →

New workforce coalition will address recruitment

A group of concerned associations, educators and industry reps has formed the Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition. Its purpose is to coordinate the efforts of all organizations representing the printing and graphic communications industries to create awareness, recruit new talent, and provide a framework for apprenticeship and training programs – in addition to retaining our existing … Read more →

Mediaclip partners with Cloudprinter to drive personalization and to help print shops

Montreal-based Mediaclip, a leading developer of white-label product personalization software solutions, and Cloudprinter.com, a global print cloud and API for web-to-print providers, e-commerce solutions and publishers, will join forces with the common goal of enabling web stores to easily offer online product customization to consumers – but now with the added benefit of automatically connecting … Read more →

Mitsubishi unveils Metallized Inkjet Paper

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper (Bielefeld, Germany) has launched its new Jetscript Metal VPG 1018, a metallic silver gloss inkjet paper developed for water-based inkjet printing and particularly suitable for self-adhesive label applications. “What’s so special about this new product is that metallic glossy inkjet labels were previously only possible using a metallic film,” said the company. … Read more →

Two Sides highlights the “Great Paper Perception Gap” in a groundbreaking new study

The difference between people’s perception of the impact of paper on the environment, and the actual facts, has been carefully highlighted in a groundbreaking new study by Two Sides, a global non-profit organization promoting the sustainability of print and paper. “Of all the world’s materials, paper is perhaps the most misunderstood,” said the organization. “While … Read more →

Jacobson joins Siris Capital

Siris Capital, a New-York-based private equity firm focused on investing in technology and telecommunications companies, has announced that Jeff Jacobson has joined the company as an Executive Partner. Jacobson was most recently CEO of Xerox and brings decades of industry leadership and experience to the Siris team. Jacobson will collaborate with the firm’s investment team … Read more →