Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Contiweb CEO Schoonderbeek retires – current Sales Director Jansen assumes CEO role

Contiweb (Boxmeer, The Netherlands) a worldwide specialist in state-of-the-art web-offset press solutions, has announced that Bert Schoonderbeek stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer effective December 31, 2018. During his tenure as CEO, Schoonderbeek played a pivotal role in establishing Contiweb as an industry leader in web-offset solutions, as well as driving the … Read more →

Two Sides North America reveals its most popular posts of 2018

Two Sides North America is a global initiative by companies from the printing and graphic communications industry and includes forestry, pulp, paper, inks and chemicals, pre-press, press, finishing, publishing, printing, envelopes and postal operators. The non-profit organization’s mission is to promote the sustainability of the printing and graphics communications industry, while dispelling common environmental misconceptions … Read more →

Onyx Graphics celebrates 30 years in wide-format printing

Onyx Graphics (Salt Lake City, Utah), a leader in RIP and print workflow software solutions, marks 30 years of developing “revolutionary” products for the wide-format digital inkjet printing industry this month. “Since creating the first wide-format-specific RIP software in 1989, Onyx’s award-winning solutions continue to be at the forefront of innovation,” said the company. “In … Read more →

PPC to host People, Paperboard & Productivity Workshop in Dallas next month

Finance, human resources and operations professionals in the folding carton industry have a unique opportunity this winter to hone their skills and grow professionally. The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) People, Paperboard, & Productivity Workshop, February 19-21, 2019, in Dallas, Texas will feature keynote speakers, experiential plant tours, and multi-track breakout sessions relevant to any paperboard … Read more →

SGIA opens registration for its second annual FP3 Conference

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA, Fairfax, Virginia) has opened registration for its second annual FP3 Conference titled Functional Printing, Process & Products to be held May 5–7 in Itasca, Illinois. Earl-bird discount registration is available to Friday, February 15. SGIA’s Industrial Applications and Printed Electronics Committee designed the FP3 event for business leaders who … Read more →

Graphic Whizard signs distribution agreement with Xerox for PT 335SCC Multi

Canadian OEM and print finishing specialist Graphic Whizard (Burlington, Ontario), along with Graphic Whizard USA, have finalized a distribution agreement that will initially see all Xerox sales channels in the United States selling Graphic Whizard’s PT 335SCC Multi Slit/Cut/Crease Finishing System. “This robust, all-in-one finishing system has taken the North American finishing industry by storm … Read more →

Fujifilm receives aluminum tariff exclusions and plans to reimburse plate clients

Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Graphic Systems Division has announced tariff tax exclusions on its aluminum offset printing plates, currently making it the only major printing plate manufacturer in the U.S. to earn such an exclusion. Fujifilm added that it has worked proactively with industry associations and the U.S. Federal Government to address the unintended consequences … Read more →

Printing industry loses a beautiful soul

Cynthia Diane Thistle, wife of Steven Thistle (owner of Robert E. Thistle Graphic Arts Equipment in Vaughan, Ontario), passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on December 17, 2018. Born on December 7, 1960 in Toronto, Cindy was a key part of the company, and was well known throughout the printing industry for her humour, … Read more →

Konica Minolta Canada appoints Wildbore to head its wide-format initiatives

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada), headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has announced that Mike Wildbore has joined the company as Director of Business Development for its Wide-Format Printing Systems. He has more than 15 years of print-related sales experience and will help lead the expansion of Konica Minolta’s wide-format print offerings. Prior to this, Wildbore was … Read more →

British Columbia’s Mitchell Press wins Green Leaf Award from Kodak

Kodak (Rochester, NY), a global leader in developing environmentally sustainable printing solutions, has announced the 2018 Kodak Sonora Plate Green Leaf Award winners, which includes 13 printers from around the world. The program, now in its sixth year, acknowledges printing industry partners who are leaders in adopting sustainable practices while offering their customers eco-friendly options … Read more →

Crawford releases ePresentment Gateway for Box

Crawford Technologies (Toronto), a leading provider of document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, has announced the availability of ePresentment Gateway for Box. This new cloud-based, SaaS technology prepares, manages, indexes and stores transactional documents, such as invoices and statements, on Box’s enterprise cloud content management platform. Crawford Technologies’ ePresentment Gateway for Box … Read more →

Colter & Peterson introduces no-frills Dealermart

Cutting specialist Colter & Peterson (West Caldwell, N.J.) has introduced Dealermart – an online source for print shop owners and dealers looking to purchase or sell finishing equipment with minimal conditions attached. Dealermart follows another new service the OEM recently introduced called CutterMart, that provides reconditioned or certified used paper cutters and offers customers protection … Read more →