Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

RGD’s Creative Directions Conference to take place Saturday, March 7 in Toronto

On Saturday, March 7th, The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) will host its 2015 Creative Directions Conference (formerly HeadStart), the organization’s largest annual career development event for emerging creative professionals and those looking for fresh perspectives on the industry. The conference includes opportunities to visit leading creative studios, connect with industry influencers, receive constructive … Read more →

PrintPlanet and Ultimate TechnoGraphics release whitepaper on the advantages of bindery automation

Montreal-based Ultimate TechnoGraphics and PrintPlanet.com have released a new whitepaper about bindery automation, written by veteran print industry analyst and leading author Richard Romano. Automation has become a critical component of the print production workflow. In order for printing companies to compete effectively in today’s challenging market, productivity and efficiency have become essential. However, said … Read more →

Kornit launches new discharge ink for DTG digital printing

Kornit Digital, a leading provider of digital textile printing solutions, has launched a new-generation discharge ink for its Kornit Avalanche DC Pro direct-to-garment (DTG) printing system. This solution creates “unique digitally-printed garments which have a natural feel when touched – which is exactly what the fashion industry is looking for.” The technology enables garment decorators … Read more →

Dell upgrades its Precision M3800 Workstation

Dell’s Precision M3800 Workstation, the world’s thinnest and lightest 15-inch mobile workstation for video editors, graphic designers and other high-end users, has been enhanced with several new features. The M3800 was designed specifically to provide the performance, reliability and ISV-certifications necessary to run demanding video and film editing applications on a mobile workstation. Its flagship … Read more →

Print sales expert Dave Fellman launches “The Printing Sales DNA Project” and invites your input now

Renowned printing industry consultant and Graphic Arts Magazine Columnist Dave Fellman has launched The Printing Sales DNA Project, a research study to determine what skills, attitudes and personality traits are most important to printing salespeople. Every salesperson in the industry is being invited to participate, along with every printing company owner and sales manager. The … Read more →

Enfocus to introduce PitStop 13 with enhanced preflighting and automated bleed creation

Enfocus has re-engineered the functionality within its popular PitStop 13 software to increase the opportunities to preflight and correct PDF files – with a major focus on a solution for the very common issue of “no or insufficient bleed.” PitStop 13 will have a re-designed Preflight engine that addresses the challenges of creating high-quality PDFs, … Read more →

Neopost launches new corporate identity

Neopost USA, an industry leader in the preparation, delivery and management of business communications and shipping services, has re-branded and introduced its newly redesigned corporate identity. NeoPost Canada’s head office is located in Markham, Ontario. “Our new corporate identity, which includes a new logo and website, is a visual manifestation of our business strategy – … Read more →

Konica Minolta earns three more 2015 Buyers Laboratory Awards

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has received three more Buyers Laboratory (BLI) 2015 Picks for its bizhub series to add to its growing repertoire from past years. The award-winning products are the Konica Minolta bizhub C3350 and 4750 (for outstanding achievement in energy efficiency), and the same Konica Minolta bizhub C3350 (for outstanding A4 colour … Read more →

Lake Image introduces new contact scanning technology for high-resolution print inspection

Unlike standard camera technology, Lake Image System’s new Discovery MaxScan provides true 600-dpi resolution for print inspection applications using web or sheet widths of 12”, 24” or 36”. The technology can “match or exceed the resolution of most print engines,” enabling a variety of inspection functions, including missing or blocked jets using the full Discovery … Read more →

Color-Logic expands into flexible packaging

Color-Logic has announced that its popular metallic special effects are now available for flexible packaging. “Brand managers and their graphic designers, who have long used the Color-Logic process to produce offset packaging and flexographic printed labels, are now bringing Color-Logic to flexible films and shrink-wrap materials,” said Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves. … Read more →

Canadian Proofreading technology leader Global Vision celebrates 25th Anniversary

Montreal-based Global Vision, the world leader in the design and delivery of automated proofreading technologies, is currently celebrating 25 years in business. Its solutions are widely interoperable and have been integrated into the packaging workflows of leading consumer packaged goods companies around the world, major printing firms, and over 72% of the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. … Read more →