Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

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 →

Installation update: Accent Impression celebrates 30th anniversary with Heidelberg Speedmaster

Accent Impression, a family-owned business headquartered in Montreal, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year by looking back on its technological improvements throughout its history. One investment that stands out is its ‘workhorse’ Speedmaster XL 106-5+L from Heidelberg, which has allowed the printer to market to higher-end clients because of the ability of the press … Read more →

Mac Papers releases new Argent Media Guide

Mac Papers (Jacksonville, Florida) has introduced a new media guide for its exclusive Argent brand of wide-format media. The guide includes samples of Argent digital banners, pressure-sensitive digital vinyls, UV laminates and digital imaging papers. It also offers detailed product information and features, technical data, ink compatibility and suggested applications. “We’re extremely pleased to get … Read more →

Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition elects its board and officers

The newly formed U.S.-based Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition has elected a board of directors and its executive officers. The group consists of concerned associations, educators and industry representatives who are uniting to address a key industry concern – recruitment. As stated in its organizing documents: “The purpose of the coalition will be to coordinate the … Read more →

Print 19’s Red Hot Technology competition deadline extended

APTech (the Association for Print Technologies – Reston, Virginia) has announced the return of its Red Hot Technology Recognition Program at the Print 19 tradeshow that will take place in Chicago at McCormick Place North, October 3-5, 2019, showcasing exhibitors’ newest products and services on the event floor. However, the deadline for submissions has been … Read more →

Nekoosa expands its Specialty Graphics portfolio with four new vinyls

Specialty paper and substrate provider Nekoosa Coated Products (Nekoosa, Wisconsin) has added four new vinyls to its Nekoosa Coated Products’ branded portfolio – Sign-Ad, Hi-Stat, Wall Graphics and Classic Vinyl. These products are ideal for window, wall and general signage applications such as window graphics, POP signage, wall decals and counter mats. Sign-Ad is a … Read more →

Tilia Labs earns PIA 2019 InterTech Technology Award

Tilia Labs of Ottawa, Ontario was the lone Canadian winner of a sought-after 2019 InterTech Technology Award from the Printing Industries of America (PIA – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). The software provider was one of only 10 technologies selected to receive the prestigious Award. Many more were considered this year, said PIA, but only those listed below … Read more →

PIA seeks speakers for its Continuous Improvement Conference by August 30

The Printing Industries of America (PIA – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is currently seeking speakers for its 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference to be held April 5-8 in Columbus, Ohio. Conference organizers are inviting interested printing, packaging and converting professionals to submit speaking proposals on best practices, strategies and case studies in implementing and sustaining continuous improvements. Of … Read more →