Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Avanti appoints Alden as Vice President of Sales

Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading Canadian provider of Print MIS solutions, has named John P. Alden as the company’s Vice President of Sales. The former Xerox sales executive brings extensive print industry experience to Avanti and will lead its sales and business development efforts worldwide. “The enormous success of Avanti Slingshot demands a sales … Read more →

Color-Logic and HP SmartStream Designer launch variable metallic data design video

A new video released by Color-Logic, developer of the Process Metallic Color System, shows how, when used together, the Color-Logic system and HP SmartStream Designer enable graphic designers to automatically produce white-ink masks necessary for printing variable-data in metallic using digital presses. “Producing metallic images, text, vector graphics or sequential numbers with digital presses on … Read more →

Adobe launches Slate visual storytelling app for iPad

Slate is a new, free iPad app that makes it easier to turn words and images into a story that can be published as laid-out web content in minutes. “Through professionally designed magazine-style layouts with elegant fonts, beautiful colours and eye-catching motion, Slate content automatically adapts to any device for a high-impact reading experience on … Read more →

Free XMPie webinar scheduled for April 20

The upcoming XMPie webinar is scheduled for Monday, April 20 from 11 am to noon Eastern Standard Time. It will focus on uMerge – XMPie’s new personalization add-on for Adobe InDesign. The uMerge Add-on to Adobe InDesign helps designers to create document templates for generating personalized or customized printed pieces such as those used in … Read more →

Aleyant Celebrates 10th Anniversary this month

Aleyant, a leader in providing software services to the graphic communications industry, is celebrating its 10th anniversary, having been founded in April of 2005. The company, formerly known as Aleyant Systems, is honouring its first decade in business with the launch of a fresh, modern logo – and a forward-looking strategy that continues to make … Read more →

Tresu introduces iVarnish for coating printed folding cartons

Tresu Digital Solutions has launched a range of proprietary water-based and UV-curable overprinted varnishes (OPVs) that offer “enhanced protection, aesthetic appeal and converting efficiency” for digitally printed folding carton applications. The Denmark-based company’s iVarnish range is specifically formulated for its iCoat and Pinta flexo coating systems, which offer inline spot and flood varnish application following … Read more →

HP adds new printers to its LaserJet enterprise portfolio

HP has introduced three new HP LaserJet Enterprise printers that deliver greater efficiency, security and speed. The new HP LaserJet Enterprise M604, M605 and M606 are “reliable office workhorses” designed for large workgroups of 10-25 users printing 3,000 – 20,000 pages a month. They feature “best-in-class” typical energy consumption, fast print speeds and HP JetAdvantage … Read more →

Agfa Graphics launches new Duratex media

Agfa Graphics’ newest additions include PVC Backlit Banner, Composite Blockout Film, Super White Foamboard and Foam PVC Board. Duratex 15 oz. PVC Backlit Banner is a smooth, translucent backlit banner media for indoor and outdoor signage applications. It’s compatible with most solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV curable inkjet printers. Duratex Composite PVC/PET/PVC Blockout Film is … Read more →

Mimaki unveils its new CFL-605RT compact flatbed cutting plotter

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has introduced the CFL-605RT. This newest addition is a 20” x 24” multifunction, compact flatbed cutting plotter. Designed with Mimaki’s industry-leading technology, it supports on-demand production with multiple functions including reciprocating, tangential and eccentric cutting, plus creasing for immediate finishing of packaging and prototypes. … Read more →

X-Rite launches i1iSis 2 Automated Chart Readers

X-Rite’s latest updates to its popular i1iSis Solutions family of automated chart readers for prepress/premedia, photo and pressroom colour management and profiling, include the new i1iSis 2 and i1iSis 2 XL that use i1 spectral technology to accommodate M0, M1 and M2 measurement illumination conditions. The technology helps manage the complexities of measuring optically brightened … Read more →