Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Siegwerk and Agfa Graphics enter into strategic alliance for UV digital packaging inks

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA (Siegburg, Germany), one of the leading international suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, and Agfa Graphics, a leading supplier in prepress offset and inkjet printing, have entered into a strategic alliance for digital packaging inks. The contract signed between the two companies includes a business transfer … Read more →

Registration open for Ryerson’s April 3 Colloquium “Evolve: Start-ups, Mergers & Acquisitions in the Graphic Arts Industry”

Students in the Graphic Communications Management (GCM) program at Toronto’s Ryerson University are hosting their annual Colloquium and Business Plan Expo – a yearly opportunity for industry professionals and current students to discuss relevant issues and connect with like-minded peers. This year’s topic is Evolve: Start-ups, Mergers & Acquisitions in the Graphic Arts Industry. It … Read more →

Matik names Leibin president and Ripper CEO

Matik (West Hartford, Connecticut), a leading distributor of European converting, packaging and printing machinery in North America, has appointed Steve Leibin as president of the company. The previous president, Wolfgang Ripper, has transitioned into the chief executive officer (CEO) position and will work closely with Leibin. Leibin has served within the packaging industry since 2001. … Read more →

Ricoh enhances its ProcessDirector workflow solution to better connect printers with their audiences

Ricoh USA has unveiled the latest enhancements to its Ricoh ProcessDirector designed to drive significant time and cost savings. The modular, scalable workflow-driven solution, now more intuitively and effectively helps printers connect with their audiences. It allows users to more quickly and accurately produce forms with variable data – avoiding the manual processes, costs and … Read more →

Boyden joins Presstek’s Zahara Chemistry-Free Plate Division

Presstek (Nashua, NH), a leading provider of eco-friendly printing solutions, has appointed James Boyden to its Zahara Chemistry-Free Plates Division. Boyden brings to Presstek over 20 years of experience in print production and sales leadership, and will work directly with printers of all sizes to provide expert advice and guidance for their waterless offset presses … Read more →

Transcontinental acquires U.S.-based Multifilm Packaging

Montréal’s TC Transcontinental Printing has acquired Multifilm Packaging Corporation, a flexible packaging supplier located in Elgin, Illinois that employs over 70 people. The company has a solid reputation in the high-end candy and chocolate packaging verticals in North America – and specializes in piece-wraps and high-barrier laminates for the confectionery, snacks and dry foods markets. … Read more →

PIA seeks participants for its hiring, human resources and recruitment study

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) Center for Print Economics and Management, and the Department of Management at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), are partnering on a new Management Study exploring recruiting, hiring, and human resources best practices throughout the printing and graphic communications industry. The study will address a common concern among printing industry leaders … Read more →

Four Canadians named to ISA’s Elite Program

The ISA (International Sign Association) Elite Program, which provides education and networking to the next generation of sign, graphics and visual communications leaders, will be comprised of 36 participants from Canada and the United States this year. They’ll attend the ISA International Sign Expo 2018 March 22-24 in Orlando, Florida, where they’ll connect with each … Read more →

KBA-Flexotecnica adds staff, opens Demo and Tech Center, and reports new installations

KBA-Flexotecnica, a subsidiary of Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA), is bolstering its growth by announcing new staff members, its strong support of North American Flexographic Associations, announcements of ongoing flexographic press installations, and the opening of its new Demo and Print Technology Center at KBA’s Würzburg, Germany headquarters. Jeffrey R. Dietz, Vice President of KBA’s … Read more →

Registration opens for InPrint USA’s Industrial Inkjet Conference May 1-2

Registration is now open for InPrint USA’s Industrial Inkjet Conference May 1-2, 2018 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. The conference is “the premier educational and networking forum for the industrial print community and will provide insights into the full spectrum of possibilities being realized through industrial inkjet technology within the manufacturing sector,” … Read more →

Mactac expands its UL-approved narrow-format UV inkjet printing portfolio for durable foods labeling

Mactac has announced new additions to its Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved narrow-format UV inkjet printing portfolio for durable goods labeling. The latest UL recognition includes pre-approval of the use of Screen Truepress UV inkjet digital inks on Mactac’s FCD6914 2.0-mil gloss-coated white polyester label stocks with FAB6914 1.0-mil clear polyester overlaminating film. Both feature Mactac’s … Read more →

Is Quantum Dots poised to become the future in security printing, brand protection and other key areas?

IQDEMY Quantum Technology SA (Sierre, Switzerland) introduced and displayed its Quantum Dots (QD) technology at the InPrint 2017 tradeshow in Munich, Germany November 16-18, 2017. Among other important applications, it can provide for unique, individualized and non-breakable authentication of brand products as well as security applications. Basically, a Quantum Dot is an extremely tiny semiconductor … Read more →

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