Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Konica Minolta earns three more 2015 Buyers Laboratory Awards

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has received three more Buyers Laboratory (BLI) 2015 Picks for its bizhub series to add to its growing repertoire from past years. The award-winning products are the Konica Minolta bizhub C3350 and 4750 (for outstanding achievement in energy efficiency), and the same Konica Minolta bizhub C3350 (for outstanding A4 colour … Read more →

Lake Image introduces new contact scanning technology for high-resolution print inspection

Unlike standard camera technology, Lake Image System’s new Discovery MaxScan provides true 600-dpi resolution for print inspection applications using web or sheet widths of 12”, 24” or 36”. The technology can “match or exceed the resolution of most print engines,” enabling a variety of inspection functions, including missing or blocked jets using the full Discovery … Read more →

Color-Logic expands into flexible packaging

Color-Logic has announced that its popular metallic special effects are now available for flexible packaging. “Brand managers and their graphic designers, who have long used the Color-Logic process to produce offset packaging and flexographic printed labels, are now bringing Color-Logic to flexible films and shrink-wrap materials,” said Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves. … Read more →

Canadian Proofreading technology leader Global Vision celebrates 25th Anniversary

Montreal-based Global Vision, the world leader in the design and delivery of automated proofreading technologies, is currently celebrating 25 years in business. Its solutions are widely interoperable and have been integrated into the packaging workflows of leading consumer packaged goods companies around the world, major printing firms, and over 72% of the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. … Read more →

Graphics Canada releases schedule for SGIA’s Specialty Graphics Opportunity Zone

Graphics Canada, Canada’s largest and longest-running printing tradeshow April 16-18, 2015 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, has announced the schedule of events for its SGIA Specialty Graphics Opportunity Zone. The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) supports the digital and screen printing industry in North America. If your business is involved in this sector, … Read more →

RP Graphics installs Busch Pile Turner from Komcan

RP Graphics Group has installed a Busch Pile Turner sold by Komcan into its Mississauga, Ontario facility. The fully automated unit will be used to help with paper handling between its two Komori GL Presses. Originally used for turning paper, the Busch Pile Turner is now used for airing, dust removal, drying, aligning and jogging. … Read more →

Konica Minolta to launch “world’s fastest” auto-scanning spectrophotometer

Konica Minolta has announced development of its new FD-9, an auto-scanning spectrophotometer capable of measuring a standard colour chart, commonly used in the printing industry for profile creation, at the “fastest speed in the world.” It will be launched worldwide this summer, with repair and calibration services available at the OEM’s five major business centres … Read more →

Special Feature: What today’s graphic communications graduates are really looking for

With commercial printers, advertising agencies and other employers in the graphic arts industry in Canada calling the shots, we thought we’d present an incisive look at hiring from a graduate student’s perspective. Traditionally, the most successful companies in this industry not only hire the best talent, they make their companies much more attractive to the … Read more →

Canon announces senior executive appointments

Canon U.S.A. has announced several senior executive appointments and numerous promotions. The Canon U.S.A. appointments and promotions include: Joseph Warren has been promoted from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Corporate Human Resources. Mason Olds has been promoted to Senior Vice President of the Business Imaging Solutions Group and has … Read more →

Registration open for Ryerson Colloquium “Revive – Breaking Sustainability Myths” on February 5

Students in the Graphic Communications Management program at Toronto’s Ryerson University are hosting their annual Colloquium – a yearly opportunity for industry professionals and current students to discuss relevant issues and connect with like-minded peers. This year’s theme is Revive – Breaking Sustainability Myths. Leading industry speakers will discuss why print is both a sustainable … Read more →

Konica Minolta expands mobile print solutions with Lantronix xPrintServer

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has partnered with Lantronix to add the xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition to Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT portfolio. The new solution enables mobile workers to print wirelessly  from Android and Google Cloud print-ready devices to any Konica Minolta bizhub MFP for increased productivity. “With businesses embracing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, … Read more →

Canon unveils new imagePrograf iPF670 and iPF770 printers

Canon U.S.A.’s new large-format printers – the 24” iPF670 and 36” iPF770 – provide cost-effective solutions for low-volume, on-demand prining environments. They support a variety of applications including posters, presentations, technical documents, drawings, company announcements and enlargements. Both offer advanced technology to assist small businesses in maximizing ROI. Economy Print Mode, auto-rotation and nesting help … Read more →