Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Avanti Users Group Conference set for October 6

Registration is now open for Avanti’s Annual User Group Conference, October 6 – 9, 2015 at the Marriott Niagara Falls Hotel Fallsview & Spa in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Following last year’s most successful conference ever, the Canadian print MIS leader will once again have a great line-up of speakers as well as Avanti customers from … Read more →

KBA sheetfed LED-UV drying technology now modular

KBA’s research and development team in Germany, along with its ink partners, have successfully integrated instant cure-to-print technology as a modular, interchangeable LED-UV curing platform into its press line. Called VariDry LED-UV, the system’s notable advantages include: Low energy costs to power LED-UV – a savings “up to 50%” in power consumption and energy costs … Read more →

ACE Awards honour top public relations firms

The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Toronto Chapter honoured the Greater Toronto Area’s best Public Relations (PR) professionals at its Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE) Awards Gala. Attended by over 300, the ceremony at Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto Wednesday, May 30 is an annual event that celebrates and showcases the accomplishments of PR professionals. The … Read more →

Competitors Mohawk and Arjowiggins announce first partnership of its kind in the fine paper industry

Mohawk (North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing) and Arjowiggins Creative Papers (a world-leading manufacturer of creative and technical papers with manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia), have announced a unique and exclusive alliance. Through this exclusive arrangement, Mohawk and Arjowiggins will share best-in-class manufacturing … Read more →

FPAC and PwC release new Buyers’ Guide to Canada’s Sustainable Forest Products

Two Sides North America has revealed that The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and PwC Canada have released an updated 32-page Buyers’ Guide to Canada’s Sustainable Forest Products so that customers can be well informed and confident that their purchasing decisions are environmentally and socially responsible. The guide provides practical advice to help ensure … Read more →

DuraFast adds DPR Unwinder/Rewinder System for Epson

Toronto-based DuraFast Label is now shipping the Unwinder and Rewinder System for the Epson GP-C831 GHS Label Printer. Pairing the label printer with the new unwinder/rewinder results in a complete, extremely economical GHS label production solution that helps to automate label production. “The Epson GP-C831, or ColorWorks C831 as it’s also known, provides the best … Read more →

Drytac releases ReTac Duo double-sided wall adhesive

Drytac has added ReTac Duo, a clear double-sided wall adhesive, to its line of mounting adhesives. The new product has a 1-mil clear polyester carrier and features a permanent adhesive on one side and ReTac ultra removable adhesive on the other. Designed specifically for removable wall and window graphics, ReTac Duo can be used to … Read more →

Komcan partners with Air Motion to offer UV curing

Air Motion Systems (AMS), a leader in UV Curing Technologies, and Komcan, the sole agent for Komori in Ontario and Western Canada, have entered into a strategic partnership to offer AMS’ groundbreaking LED UV and UV curing technologies to Komcan customers. “Komcan Incorporated is excited to be working with a world-class company like AMS,” said … Read more →

Gandy Digital launches new Gladi8tor UV Flatbed Printer

Canadian manufacturer of large-format digital inkjet printers, Mississauga-Ontario-based Gandy Digital, has launched the Gandy Digital Gladi8tor UV Flatbed Inkjet Printer. Driven by an inline ‘8-Blade’ printhead configuration, the Gladi8tor enables a double CMYK set-up to deliver twice the speed (up to 240 sqm) compared to its own Domin8tor and Pred8tor models. This makes the printer “the … Read more →

Two Sides North America becomes co-sponsor of GASC’s Annual Positively Print Award Program

The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has welcomed Two Sides North America as a co-sponsor of its annual Positively Print recognition program. In its sixth year, the Positively Print program is designed to recognize print advocacy campaigns that promote the enduring power and sustainability of print in today’s multi-channel media mix. “Two Sides is pleased … Read more →