Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

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 →

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 →