Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Gecht to step down as EFI’s Chief Executive Officer

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), a world leader in digital printing innovation, has announced that its longtime CEO, Guy Gecht, has informed the company’s board of directors that he intends to step down from his operating role at the company when his successor is named. EFI’s board has retained Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search … Read more →

Kodak unveils Prinergy Cloud predictive ink and plate usage services for offset printers

Kodak has announced its Decision Analytics Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for its popular Kodak Prinergy workflow system. The new software is designed to optimize the use of consumables on press, allowing offset printers to automatically analyze and predict ink usage, resulting in lower costs and reduced production risks, said Kodak. The Decision Analytics – Ink and … Read more →

RadTech announces new conference – Big Ideas for UV+EB Technology

RadTech (Chevy Chase, Maryland), the U.S.-based non-profit trade association for ultraviolet (UV) and electron-beam (EB) technologies, will hold a new conference in 2019 called Big Ideas for UV+EB Technology. The event will take place March 19-20 in Redondo Beach, California. Big Ideas replaces the regional uv.eb West event and will focus on current “big ideas” … Read more →

Lechner appointed new CEO at KBA Flexotecnica

Dr. Peter Lechner is the new CEO at Koenig & Bauer (KBA) Flexotecnica. As previously planned, he takes over from Christoph Müller, who moves to the company’s Supervisory Board as its Chairman. “Peter Lechner has many years of experience in the field of flexible packaging. He’ll continue on the positive path of Flexotecnica and achieve … Read more →

New Esko study reveals that 34% of shoppers return an online purchase because of the packaging

Esko, alongside sister companies Pantone, X-Rite and AVT, have released a new study titled Packaging and the Digital Shopper: Meeting Expectations in Food & Beverage. Highlighting what primary shoppers want from food and beverage packaging, the report is aimed at brand and marketing managers, design leaders, packaging professionals and tech leaders who want to gain … Read more →

Printing Industries of America announces 2018 InterTech Technology Award recipients

Twelve technologies have been selected to receive a 2018 InterTech Technology Award from the PIA (Printing Industries of America). “The technologies receiving the award have been judged as truly innovative and are expected to advance the performance of the graphic communications industry,” said the organization. An independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection … Read more →

CJ Graphics earns the most Benny Awards in North and South America for the second consecutive year

Leading Canadian commercial printer CJ Graphics Incorporated of Mississauga, Ontario has been awarded 6 Benny’s, the highest honour in the PIA’s (Printing Industry of America’s) 2018 Premier Print Awards competition. The annual awards represent the printing and graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious worldwide competition, recognizing outstanding achievements in print production. Now in its … Read more →

Agfa Graphics releases Apogee Version 11 prepress workflow with major improvements

Building on its unique set of features as a true “production hub,” Apogee v11 “takes print production to the next level by automating all prepress tasks,” said Agfa. The new release also includes multi-product support to increase printing efficiency, while the integration with PressTune supports Agfa Graphics’ ECO³ market approach focused on economy, ecology and … Read more →

Fujifilm launches high-speed printbar imprinting system

The Graphic Systems Division of Fujifilm North America has released the first product in its Samba Printbar System line, the Samba PS4300, for the commercial and packaging printing segments. The Samba PS4300 is a compact printbar system designed to be easily integrated into most existing print equipment or manufacturing process, adding variable inkjet imprinting capabilities … Read more →