Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Welcome Back! We wish you a happy and prosperous new year!

On behalf of everyone at Graphic Arts Magazine, I’d like to welcome you back to our crazy and compelling industry. I hope you had a relaxing and fulfilling Christmas and holiday season. I’d also like to wish wish our readers, advertisers, columnists and other contributors, a profitable and happy 2019 and beyond. I thought I’d … Read more →

Crawford achieves strongest sales and growth in 23 years

Toronto-based Crawford Technologies, a leading Canadian provider of document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, has announced that it’s overachieved its revenue target for 2018 with another record year of sales and growth. Achieving 32% year-over-year growth in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018 makes this the best financial year in the … Read more →

Enfocus releases Switch 2018 Update 2

Enfocus (Gent, Belgium) a leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the printing and graphic arts industry, has released Switch 2018 Update 2. This latest version delivers several feature additions and customer-requested changes and fixes. Input received from customers during its Switch World Tour events weighed heavily in the development … Read more →

Esko Study: Why e-commerce shoppers return health and beauty products

Esko (Gent, Belgium), a global provider of software and hardware for packaging management and collaboration, design, workflow automation and production, has released a new study titled Packaging and the Digital Shopper: Meeting Expectations in Health & Beauty along with sister companies Pantone, X-Rite and AVT. The new study reflects a June, 2018 Esko study titled … Read more →

UniNet unveils new dye-sublimation transfer printer

UniNet, a worldwide OEM that provides on-demand digital printing technology and solutions, has launched its iColor 350 – a new addition to its line of digital transfer equipment dedicated exclusively to dye sublimation printing. The iColor 350 utilizes specially formulated dye sublimation toner technology for the production of high quality, durable and vibrant colour prints. … Read more →

KBA and Durst to partner in digital printing solutions for folding carton and corrugated sectors

To further advance the development of future-oriented digital printing solutions with added value for customers in the folding carton and corrugated printing markets, Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA, Würzburg, Germany) and Durst Phototechnik AG (Durst, Brixen, Italy) have agreed to pool their expertise and strengths in a 50/50 joint venture by signing a corresponding letter … Read more →

Sherbondy named new Business Development Manager at GPA

Specialty substrate leader GPA (McCook, Illinois) has announced that Wendy Sherbondy has joined its team as the company’s newest Business Development Manager. She will work closely with customers focusing her passion and familiarity with the local market on facilitating innovation that supports the company’s business growth. Sherbondy’s background includes over 30 years of experience in … Read more →

Ryan is Zund America’s new CEO

Zund America has announced the appointment of Dan Ryan to the position of CEO for Zünd’s Milwaukee-based North American operations. With an MBA from Marquette University and more than 20 years of varied management experience with Harley-Davidson, John Deere and other major companies in the U.S. mid-west, Ryan “is uniquely qualified to continue driving the … Read more →

SGIA creates first-ever Convergence Council

In a bold move, the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA, Fairfax, Virginia) has created a Suppliers and Manufacturers Council (SMC) – an elite group of industry leaders who will advise the association on issues and concerns related to the future success of their companies, their customers – and more importantly, the printing industry. “The SMC … Read more →

Envelope giant Supremex cuts workforce

The Canadian Press and numerous other media outlets have reported that Montreal-based Supremex Incorporated is cutting 41 employees at its Canadian envelope manufacturing operations in a cost-saving measure as it diversifies its business to include more packaging products. The company, headquartered in LaSalle, Quebec, said the cuts affect 8% of its Canadian envelope workforce. It … Read more →