Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Ricoh becomes SGP Platinum Patron

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) has announced that Ricoh Americas Corporation has become the most recent SGP Patron at the Platinum level. As industry leaders dedicated to promoting sustainability, SGP Patrons help support the organization and keep costs low for applicants. Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print … Read more →

HP introduces thinnest and lightest workstation ultrabooks

HP has released the industry’s “thinnest and lightest” customizable mobile business-class workstation ultrabooks – the HP ZBook 14 and 15u – adding that “not all configurations will qualify as Ultrabooks.” Both have a sleek and stylish design, are customizable, and deliver professional 3D graphics, high-performance breakthrough storage and outstanding performance even for the most demanding … Read more →

Mitsubishi and Cron-Ecrm ink distribution agreement

Mitsubishi Imaging has signed as a North American distributor with Cron-Ecrm. This agreement includes the distribution of CtcP products, accessories and Blackwood printing plates. “This announcement affirms Mitsubishi Imaging’s longstanding commitment to the offset print and CTP markets with a solution that will help the offset print community remain strong and profitable for years to … Read more →

EFI CFO David Reeder moves to Lexmark

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, has announced that Chief Financial Officer David Reeder, in order to relocate closer to his family, has submitted his resignation as Chief Financial Officer. He has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer of Lexmark International, but will remain with EFI until the … Read more →

Mohawk announces new multi-million-dollar envelope manufacturing facility

Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has announced plans to operate a new state-of-the-art envelope manufacturing facility in the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts to better serve its existing clients, including those in Canada. Mohawk entered into a seven-year lease agreement on the … Read more →

Flint Group launches dayGraphica 4600 Heatset Blanket

The Group’s newly launched dayGraphica 4600 Heatset Blanket addresses three main challenges that directly affect press uptime – gauge loss, smashes and blanket memory – that limit blanket life and performance, said the company. “Flint Group’s technology team addressed all three concerns,” said Bill Branson, Flint Group’s Business Director – North American Blankets. “The effort … Read more →

Canon releases Prismasync Remote Manager workflow

Canon U.S.A. has released Prismasync Remote Manager software, a multi-engine scheduler and remote management console for expanded control of a user’s fleet of Prismasync controller-driven digital presses. This web-based tool helps print shop floor managers and operators manage a printing operation by providing insight into their production schedules with the ability to upload jobs, edit … Read more →

The Years top 10 News Headlines

It’s that time of year again when I shamelessly choose the top stories of 2014. The criteria I normally use include everything from the article’s overall impact on the industry, to some deserving personal accolades, to some of our industry’s coolest technologies. However, as I get dozens of press releases a day, you can imagine … Read more →

Emerging Revenue Streams for Printers

Finishing can include virtually any post-printing operation such as trimming, folding, binding and so on. But, from a value-added point of view, it can also refer to special decorative processes that add visual and tangible impact to any printed piece – also making it possible for you to charge a premium price and still keep … Read more →

Print Community Forum & Tradeshow

Why this tradeshow? According to Industry Canada, “printing is generally a regional business, with significant dependence on a few large customers. Typically, a printer’s five largest customers account for almost half of all sales dollars.” With this in mind, Graphic Arts Magazine (GAM) is organizing the Print Community Forum & Tradeshow event. The regional tradeshow, … Read more →

November Print Community Forum 60% sold out

Graphic Arts Magazine (GAM) has booked some of the industry’s most respected and knowledgeable printing veterans to speak at its Print Community Forum November 13 and 14, 2014. The Forum, endorsed by the CPIA, will be held at Le Jardin Conference & Event Centre in Vaughan, a northern suburb of Toronto. Keynote speakers will discuss … Read more →

Emerging Revenue Streams for Printers – Part 1

This begins a monthly series on “new” revenue streams for printers. I say “new” reluctantly because many have already discovered alternate revenue streams such as wide format. This series will explore other printing options such as finishing, 3D, label, photo, textile, etc. Let’s begin with a sector that many think is beyond their budget:  mailing … Read more →