Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Ten big branding mistakes you might be making

Here, Lindsay Pedersen, branding expert, strategist and best-selling author of Forging an Ironclad Brand, explores some of the frequent mistakes made by companies today when it comes to marketing and branding. For more information please visit https://www.ironcladbrandstrategy.com/. A well-crafted and well-executed brand strategy can cut through the noise of competing messages, articulate your promises to … Read more →

Mark Andy and UPM Raflatac announce strategic partnership in label printing

Mark Andy (Chesterfield, Missouri) and worldwide sustainable label materials provider UPM Raflatac, have announced a strategic partnership in the North American pressure-sensitive label market that leverages the knowledge and strength of both suppliers in the narrow-web label space. The companies said that the new partnership will deliver to the industry more high-quality, sustainable printing options … Read more →

Idealliance introduces Global Expanded Color Gamut (ECG) Characterization Target

Idealliance, known for creating worldwide print standards and specifications such as GRACoL, SWOP and G7, has released an Expanded Color Gamut (ECG) Characterization Target for use in characterizing and calibrating multi-colour print processes. The ECG Characterization Target was created by a sub-committee within the Idealliance Print Properties and Colorimetric Council as a part of the … Read more →

News Media Canada announces Local Journalism Initiative host news organizations

News Media Canada (Toronto) has announced that it will fund 105 journalists at 94 host news organizations across Canada under the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative. News Media Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) program will provide funding to grant recipients, to hire reporters to create new journalistic content covering civic issues and institutions of … Read more →

Registration now open for educational sessions at ISA’s International Sign Expo

Registration is now open for educational sessions at the International Sign Association’s (ISA’s) International Sign Expo 2020. The annual event will be held April 2-4 (with pre-conference educational sessions April 1) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The pre-conference educational workshops will help sign, graphics and visual communications companies expand into new … Read more →

2019: Year in review

From new tradeshows to new technologies, from new installations to new partnerships, here’s my annual look at what I believe are the top stories of 2019. Do you agree? My apologies to those deserving news items (including ones from December that occurred after our press deadline) that I was forced to omit. Story of the … Read more →

A new generation of print leaders

Last month I discussed how our industry organizations, OEMs and educational institutions are continuing to be proactive in recruiting young talent to our industry – a major priority in 2020 according to experts. I reported that Canadian Print Scholarships awarded 68 new and returning students at five schools across Canada – the most the organization … Read more →

Lowe-Martin Group installs first Komori Impremia IS29 in Canada from Komcan

The Lowe-Martin Group, with headquarters in Ottawa and production facilities in Mississauga, Ontario, provides communication solutions that span a wide range of products and services – including sheetfed offset printing, digital printing, direct and multi-channel marketing, online ordering, direct mail, large-format and security printing, in-house pre-press and bindery services, e-business solutions and warehousing and logistics. … Read more →