Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

New study: Switching from plastic to paperboard can reduce a package’s climate impact by as much as 99%

For those who influence the choice of packaging materials, this one, single choice can make the biggest climate impact during a product manager’s or designer’s entire professional career! That’s the conclusion of a study done by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute for Sweden-based Iggesund Paperboard. The IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was jointly founded in … Read more →

Maxson unveils single delivery pack discharge sheeter

Maxson Automatic Machinery Company (Westerly, Rhode Island) has released a new sheeter for the cut-size and digital format markets that continuously delivers reams from a single discharge point. Designed for the specialty papers and films industries, the OEm’s MSS Sheeter can convert rolls of material into packs of 25 to 1,000 sheets and offload multiple … Read more →

Gender equity and diversity in the printing industry – and how one U.S. professor and one printer are leading the way

Gender equity and diversity in the printing industry has been the focus of some vigorous debate for quite some time. This mirrors the concern for social justice that’s become a societal issue, not only for gender equity but for racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and age equality as well. A new whitepaper by Harvey R. Levenson, … Read more →

RadTech names new President and board members

RadTech (Chevy Chase, Maryland), a non-profit trade association for ultraviolet and electron beam technologies, has welcomed Eileen Weber, formerly with Red Spot Paint & Varnish Company, as its new President serving a two-year term. Weber assumes the position from Lisa Fine, who’s now the association’s Immediate Past President. As far as the organization’s Board of … Read more →

Jet Label & Packaging invests in advanced one-pass RFID insertion system

Jet Label & Packaging (Edmonton, Alberta), Western Canada’s largest producer of labels and printed tape for a broad range of industries, has installed a single-pass RFID inserting system involving an existing Mark Andy flexographic press and an RFID application unit from Tamarack. The advanced “Smart Label” system provides traceability, and helps reduce human errors in … Read more →

Idealliance introduces step-by-step how-to Video Library

Idealliance (Alexandria, Virginia) has created a helpful new Idealliance Video Library that provides short videos in a how-to manner to explain to printers and other graphic communications professionals the leading practices to overcome the most challenging issues in areas such as colour control, process control, calibration, consistency, workflow and many more. A global, non-profit think … Read more →

Printing United tradeshow calls for presentations

The organizers of the Printing United 2019 (October 23–25 in Dallas, Texas), the largest printing-focused expo in North America, have opened their Call for Presentations for the tradeshow with submissions accepted until Friday, February 22. The debut of Printing United will feature nearly 100 educational sessions on topics including new technologies, printing techniques, market trends … Read more →

SAi promotes Bonte to Vice President of Product Management

SA International (SAi, Salt Lake City, Utah), a leading provider of software solutions for the sign making, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has announced the promotion of Gudrun Bonte to Vice President of Product Management. Having established a solid career with SAi spanning more than 12 years, Bonte will draw on her wealth of … Read more →

Creative Visual Solutions installs SwissQprint Nyala wide-format printer from Cobalt Graphics

Creative Visual Solutions (CVS, Oakville, Ontario) recently installed a swissQprint Nyala LED wide-format printer from Cobalt Graphics (Mississauga, Ontario). Since 2002, CVS has been a Canadian leader in providing stare-of-the-art displays, exhibits and experiential environments – including the full gamut of design, fabrication and event logistics to a wide variety of industries. The company employs … Read more →

Avanti named to DPS Magazine’s 8th Annual Top 30 Readers’ Choice Awards

Leading Canadian print MIS specialist Avanti Computer Systems (Toronto) has been included in DPS Magazine’s 8th Annual Top 30 Readers’ Choice Awards. DPS (Digital Publishing Solutions) Magazine highlights publishing solutions created by today’s digital revolution. The publication focuses on a wide range of topics including digital printing, labels and packaging, document capture, storage, document workflow, … Read more →

Avanti and Enfocus announce software integration

Enfocus (Ghent, Belgium), a leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry, and Avanti Systems (Toronto), a market leader in Print MIS software, have announced a collaborative partnership to provide integrated solutions for the success of their respective customers. The partnership is anchored on an integration between … Read more →