Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

PrintReleaf’s reforestation rate now exceeds 1,500 trees daily

PrintReleaf (Denver, Colorado), a technology platform that measures customers’ paper usage and certifiably reforests that usage on an equivalent basis, has reported that its reforestation rate now exceeds 1,500 trees per day. “The PrintReleaf reforestation rate – our most meaningful measure of success – now exceeds 1,500 standard trees planted per day,” said PrintReleaf Founder … Read more →

Cascades to close two Ontario production facilities

Numerous local and national Canadian consumer media outlets have reported that Cascades (Kingsey Falls, Quebec) will be closing two corrugated packaging plants in Ontario as part of its ongoing efforts to reorganize, streamline and optimize its operations. The closures, expected to take place by the end of 2018, will affect about 65 workers at its … Read more →

Books aren’t going anywhere

Despite a slow decline, book printers find ways to stay competitive “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Mark Twain speaking to reporters in London, England, in 1897 The current state of affairs in book printing and publishing is best summarized by the above quote. Yes, printed books are in decline, but they’re … Read more →

Print for good

Caring, community-conscious Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop flies under the radar I hope everyone got some well-deserved R&R over the summer. That being said, welcome back to the madness! I made a promise to myself recently to be more positive in my columns. But with tariff-tormented Donald Trump, it’s difficult. So, I won’t mention how his … Read more →

FPA publishes its 2018 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA, Annapolis, Maryland) has published its 2018 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report. The market research provides industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with valuable insights into the performance (i.e. growth, revenue/volume expectations, profitability, and capital spending) of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year. This definitive source … Read more →

Inside Epson’s new Technology Center in California

The new, recently-opened, state-of-the-art Epson Epson Technology Center in Carson, California will showcase unique Epson printing solutions and applications, while providing a comprehensive, hands-on experience for customers and dealers with the full Epson wide-format printing portfolio – including dye-sublimation, signage, photography and direct-to-garment printing solutions. “Whether new to Epson technology or expanding their current offerings, … Read more →

SoOPAK installs new MK Promatrix 106 CS Die Cutting and Embossing System

SoOPAK (Mississauga and Scarborough, Ontario), a leading North American short-run offset packaging specialist, has boosted output in its post-press department with the installation of a new MK Promatrix 106 CS Die Cutting and Embossing System. SoOPAK is using its new system to reduce excess paper, produce custom dies, and fabricate embossing details for its customers’ … Read more →

Mark Andy adds three new models to its Performance Series Press Line

Mark Andy has released three new press models – the P9E, P7E and P5E – to its award-winning Performance Series Press Line. The P7E and P5E are available now, with the official unveiling of the P9E at Labelexpo Americas 2018 September 25-27 in Rosemont, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago). “The Performance Series platform redefines workflow productivity … Read more →

Mimaki unveils Tiger-1800B MkII Wide-Format Inkjet Textile Printer

Mimaki USA, a global industry leader of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has announced the availability of the new Tiger-1800B MkII. Developed from its predecessor, the Tiger-1800B, this digital textile printer offers a higher print resolution and several enhancements to improve quality – including reduction of banding and other printing defects. The printer is available … Read more →

Boss Logo apparently in receivership

Leading trade printer Boss Logo Print & Graphics (Markham, Ontario) seems to have closed, as sources in recent days have reported receivership notices on its locked doors from MNP Limited, a licensed insolvency trustee based in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Since it opened in 1995, the company had evolved into an industry leader in online trade-printing … Read more →

Sign Expo Canada set to impress once again

Sign Expo Canada is the Sign Association of Canada’s (SAC-ACE) national trade show that attracts professionals from all over the world to see the latest and greatest that the Canadian sign industry has to offer. The annual event also showcases its renowned Sign Association Awards, Wrap and Design Competition, along with several anticipated social events. … Read more →