Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Adobe announces organizational changes

Adobe (San Jose, California) recently announced that Executive Vice President and General Manager of its Digital Experience business, Brad Rencher, will be leaving the company. Rencher joined Adobe in 2009 as part of its acquisition of Omniture, and has been at the helm of the Digital Experience business as it’s grown into the category leader … Read more →

EFI donates Optitex design software to B.C.’s Wilson School of Design

Electronics For Imaging (EFI, Fremont, California) has donated a number of Optitex 2D/3D design software licenses for students and faculty members at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Wilson School of Design in Richmond, British Columbia. The donation was part of EFI’s “ongoing commitment to empower knowledge and help provide critical skills for the next generation work … Read more →

GoTranscript updates Android App with new features for voice-to-text transcription

Transcription technology converts live or recorded audio speech into a written or electronic text document and was used predominately by journalists and medical professionals. However, recently more and more industries have started reducing hours of manually transcribing audio to text. Printing, education, business, TV/video, marketing, publishing and even social media industries are now using professional … Read more →

Zimmerman joins Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends as Director of Wide Format Printing

Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends (Weymouth, MA) has announced that Eric Zimmerman has joined the company as Director of its Wide Format Printing (WFP) Advisory Service. In his new role, Zimmerman will assume responsibilities for forecasting, market analysis, research and custom consulting related to wide-format digital printing – including graphics and technical applications. Zimmerman has more … Read more →

FTA and KBA Flexotecnica partner for “We Have The Cure” Seminar March 28

The Flexographic Technical Association (FTA, Bohemia, NY) and Koenig & Bauer (KBA) Flexotecnica, have announced that they’ll hold a half-day seminar on the benefits and challenges of implementing electron-beam curing and UV-LED into the flexographic printing process. The We Have The Cure training conference will take place at Koenig & Bauer’s facility and technology center … Read more →

Executive overview of printing trends

Digital inkjet printing of textiles is one of the fastest growing industry segments. The global market for printed signage will rise to $46.7 billion by 2022. The worldwide label printing market will be worth $45.22 billion by then, and printed packaging will grow to $22.4 billion in that year. IT will emerge as a more … Read more →

Women are on track to earn the same as men

It’ll only take about 200 years or more! A December 2018 Bloomberg report said that the global pay gap between men and women “has improved slightly.” Isn’t that heartwarming after several decades? The reality is that pay levels are still so far apart, that it’ll take 202 years to reach equity, according to the World … Read more →

BC’s Thunderbird Press joins Agfa Graphics’ GreenWorks Program

Thunderbird Press (Richmond, British Columbia) recently started using Azura chemistry-free plates from Agfa Graphics Canada to become more environmentally sustainable. Originally founded as a small family business in 1967, the shop has grown to become one of the premier commercial printers in British Columbia. It’s built a respected and trusted reputation among its customers, employees … Read more →

Majewski named new intelliFLEX CEO

The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance (Ottawa and Mississauga, Ontario) has announced that Mark Majewski, a 30-year veteran of the Canadian technology industry and former Geographic Director at a major semiconductor company, has succeeded Peter Kallai as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. IntelliFLEX is a not-for-profit industry alliance and a vital partner (for accelerating the growth of … Read more →