Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Xerox unveils new fully-integrated roll-to-cut sheet inkjet press

Xerox’s newest press, the Xerox Rialto 900 Inkjet, will “make inkjet technology a reality for more printers by breaking down barriers such as high print volumes, large footprint and cost.” Characterized as “the world’s only fully-integrated roll-to-cut sheet narrow-web inkjet press,” the Rialto 900 is designed to produce 1.5 million to 5 million impressions per … Read more →

Two Sides launches new global initiative to stop use of misleading “go green – go paperless” claims

New research commissioned by the international non-profit organization Two Sides, has revealed that major global corporations are still using inaccurate and misleading environmental claims to encourage consumers to ‘go paperless’ and switch from paper-based to digital communications. This is despite legislation being introduced by advertising standards authorities to protect the consumer from being misled. The … Read more →

Fujifilm releases new highly scalable Samba Printhead

Calling it “the most advanced technology available in the industry,” Fujifilm Dimatix’s new Samba printhead has 2,048 individually addressable nozzles, 1200-dpi native resolution (600-dpi in redundant mode) and a native ink drop size of 2.4 picolitres that in total deliver “outstanding print quality that can jet a wide range of fluids, including UV curable and … Read more →

SEI introduces PaperOne digital cutting machine

Italian manufacturer SEI and Matik, SEI’s North American distributor of converting machines, have unveiled the PaperOne Laser System. Equipped with dual-laser technology, PaperOne is “the fastest and most flexible machine on the market for complex die-cutting of packaging, greeting cards, literature, posters, envelopes and more.” For inline operation, it can be integrated with any digital … Read more →

Drytac improves its Emerytex Clear Overlaminate

Drytac’s Interlam Pro Emerytex, a 125-micron (5 mil) PVC overlaminate with a pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive, is now available with a more durable sand-textured finish that “provides greater uniformity and an improved matte, anti-glare appearance.” The heavier coat weight and unique cross-linking adhesive on the textured finish is popular for use on aqueous, solvent and latex … Read more →

Cron-Ecrm introduces new platesetter line to North America

Cron-Ecrm, a newly formed joint venture of China’s Hangzhou Cron Machinery & Electronics and Ecrm Imaging Systems, has announced the availability in North America of the partnership’s new platesetter family. The systems offer “unmatched versatility” while maintaining up to 400 lpi with 1,200-dpi to 3,600-dpi resolution. Each system enables users to tailor the speed, automation … Read more →

CTI Paper launches new luxury metallic papers for digital toner/laser, HP Indigo and offset presses

The new CTI Paper USA Swatchbook showcases and updates all of its FSC-certified text and cover brands in metallic and pearlescent papers, translucents, printable kraft, soft flat matte and C1S metallic papers. The highlighted brands are Aspire Petallics, Glama Natural, Glama Kraft, Tube and Currency. CTI’s distributor in Canada is Ariva. CTI’s Aspire Petallics text … Read more →

“The Printing Sales DNA Project” extends deadline for your input to March 14

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 →