Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

SGIA releases Specialty Graphics Imaging Industry Reports

The SGIA has released its 2015 Specialty Graphics Imaging Industry Benchmarking Reports to all survey participants and SGIA members. “These new reports provide a valuable snapshot of our industry as it is today, and give business owners key information they need to make the best decisions for their businesses,” said Dan Marx, SGIA’s VP of … Read more →

Xeditor adds new office in New York to serve North America

A strong demand in North America for Xeditor has resulted in the recent opening of additional branch office in New York headed by Anthony Apodaca, an expert in the XML field. Xeditor is a web-based XML Editor that lets authors create structured documents in XML data format, providing media-neutral data storage. Structured documents can be … Read more →

Halton Printing installs Triumph 5260 Cutter from PDS

Halton Printing (Limehouse, Ontario), a specialist in offset and digital printing serving Halton Hills and surrounding areas, has installed a Triumph 5260 Cutter – featuring light-beam cuts up to 20 3/8 inches – from leading Canadian equipment supplier PDS. In addition to IR safety light beams on its front table, the programmable cutter features automatic clamp, … Read more →

Fujifilm installs milestone 5,000th XMF Workflow at Christmas City Printing

Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, has announced the 5,000th installation of its popular XMF Workflow at Christmas City Printing, a Bethlehem-Pennsylvania-based printer. Starting off as a letterpress, stationary and business card print shop in 1981, Christmas City Printing has quickly transformed to a full-service commercial printing powerhouse with XMF Workflow as the central … Read more →

Canadian business media names KRW Award winners

Canada’s Business Media community has named the winners of the 61st Annual Kenneth R. Wilson (KRW) Awards for Canadian business-to-business magazine publishing. The awards recognize the outstanding efforts of Canadian business-to-business magazine content. Through its annual awards program, it also pays tribute to the memory of Kenneth R. Wilson, one of Canada’s most prominent and … Read more →

Kodak and Esko user groups ask print experts to educate their customers on benefits of using standards

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is spearheading an important initiative (with support from Kodak, Esko, IDEAlliance and the Flexographic Technical Association) to insure that pre-media and print professionals understand that standards are vital to their survival. Industry experts worldwide agree that using standards can save pre-production and production facilities thousands of hours and thousands of dollars. … Read more →

ContiTech develops new printing blanket made of glass beads

ContiTech’s groundbreaking new product for printing securities, high-quality film embossing (hot and cold film) and sheetfed printing is an enhanced printing blanket with a cover layer made of tiny glass beads! The Black Pearl glass-bead printing blanket is extremely resilient and durable, antistatic and ISEGA-certified (i.e. free of pollutants and non-hazardous to health). It’s manufactured … Read more →

PDS becomes Mutoh wide-format dealer in Canada

PDS is now a Mutoh wide-format dealer in Canada – providing sales, service, consumables and media from coast to coast. The Toronto-Ontario-based company is one of the fastest growing graphic arts dealerships in the country, already representing such established names as Oki, MBM, Ryobi, Challenge, Mitsubishi, Triumph, Opus, Royal Sovereign and others. It also stocks … Read more →

KBA’s Eric Frank to head PPC Membership Committees

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has appointed Eric Frank, Vice President of Marketing for KBA North America, as the chair of its Associate Member Committee and the co-chair of its Membership Committee. A longstanding Council member, Frank teaches printing at PPC’s bi-annual Folding Carton Boot Camp and is an active participant in PPC’s supplier tabletop … Read more →

Colordyne Technologies introduces 2600 Series Mini Press

Colordyne Technologies (Brookfield, WI) has introduced the 2600 Series Mini Press as part of its new Commercial Class line of products that bridge the gap between its 1600 Series Industrial Class products and its 3600 Series Production Class products – thus creating a “best-in-class” portfolio of digital colour printing equipment powered by Memjet technology. “Colordyne’s … Read more →

Reminder: DIA’s Annual Golf Tournament is June 11

Please mark Thursday, June 11 on your calendar. That’s the date of the Digital Imaging Association’s Annual Golf Tournament – a chance for fun, camaraderie, great food and warm weather in beautiful surroundings. The popular yearly event will take place once again at beautiful St. Andrew’s Valley Golf Club, 368 St. Johns Sideroad East in … Read more →