Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Omet upgrades its FV tissue converting machines

The Italian manufacturer’s FV Line of gearless, modular, tissue converting machines (distributed through Matik) combine “flawless, no-vibration embossing, precise vacuum folding and excellent printing.” The machines are also fully customizable. Its FV Line is currently under construction and includes a large FV.4 machine with 4 lanes – each one converting a 600 mm roll and … Read more →

XMPie releases uMerge personalization add-on to Adobe InDesign

XMPie, a leading provider of software for personalized communications in print and digital media, has released uMerge, a monthly subscription-based personalization add-on to Adobe InDesign CC that can be purchased directly from Adobe Exchange. uMerge is aimed at InDesign professionals and is relevant for a broad scope of applications – from database publishing to small-scale … Read more →

Second drupa Global Trends report reveals positives and negatives

The full report highlighting economic and operational trends in the worldwide printing indsutry will be available at the end of March. This year, a full survey was conducted amongst industry suppliers for the first time, ensuring a balanced picture of the global print market. Developments and important data – such as financial conditions, business climate, … Read more →

Adobe Publish to be released this summer

Adobe Publish is a platform that builds upon Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) and its “next-generation of mobile app publishing.” It allows customers to make mobile apps for phones and tablets without requiring development ­– and also to produce and distribute content in simple, cost-effective and modern ways. In May, it will be five years since … Read more →

Heidelberg’s integrated logistics network celebrates a milestone

Worldwide press manufacturer Heidelberg is celebrating a major achievement this month. The company recently processed its one-millionth order –  a milestone for the OEM – from the Heidelberg Logistics Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana, which opened in 2004 and supplies service parts to all of North and South America, including Canada. Over the past 15 years, … Read more →

Canon unveils latest ultra-compact Portable Document Scanner

Canon U.S.A. has released the imageFormula P-208II Scan-tini personal document scanner, the latest addition to its line of Scan-tini portable document scanners. Ideal for stationary users and “road warriors” in professional services, financial services, healthcare and other areas, the scanner provides general-purpose scanning of various items – including receipts, business cards, photographs, bills, contracts, reports, … Read more →

Fastsigns of Vancouver installs Esko Kongsberg V Finishing Table

The sign shop recently invested in a new Esko Kongsberg V Finishing Table, bringing in-house many of the cutting and routing tasks it once had to sub-contract to complete. In doing so they have improved productivity, quality and cost efficiencies, and attracted more business. The printer is an independently owned and operated sign, graphics and … Read more →

Mohawk launches new Options + Navajo Swatchbook with proprietary Inxwell surface technology

Mohawk, America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has announced a re-designed swatchbook for its Options + Navajo paper grade. The Options + Navajo Swatchbook is the third in a series of nine, newly redesigned Mohawk Swatchbooks that have been developed to make the paper specification … Read more →