Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Digital Film Tools releases EZ Mask Version 3.0

Digital Film Tools (Los Angeles, CA), developer of visual effects software, has released EZ Mask v3.0. EZ Mask is an easy-to-use interactive image masking tool capable of extracting almost any object in an image – even if you’re dealing with fine hair detail, smoke, reflections and so on. Now, this newest version not only supports … Read more →

PrismTech installs Polar Cutter from Colter & Peterson

PrismTech Graphics (Burnaby, BC) has added a 30” reconditioned Polar Cutter that’s “getting a workout every day” since being installed. “The guys are absolutely thrilled,” said PrismTech owner and CEO Paul Milburn. “We had a few early issues but we worked them out and the cutter is doing a great job for us.” PrismTech has … Read more →

Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor now also available as a perfecting press with UV technology

Visitors to the Heidelberg’s Info Days “Profitable and Efficient Production of Short Runs” at the OEM’s Wiesloch-Walldorf site in Germany saw two world premieres! Held at the beginning of this month, the event showcased an eight-colour Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor perfector and a five-colour Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor with coating unit and UV technology. In … Read more →

Watkins Printing chooses Avanti Slingshot Print MIS

Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading Canadian provider of Print MIS and Web-to-Print solutions, has announced that The Watkins Printing Company (Columbus, OH), a magazine and publication printer since 1923, has implemented Avanti’s revolutionary Avanti Slingshot Print Management Information System (MIS). The Watkins Printing Company prints, binds and mails monthly and quarterly magazines for clients … Read more →

Objectif Lune and Nu-book create new field force automation solution CaptureOnTheGo

Two renowned Quebec-based companies, Objectif Lune (a technology company that develops solutions for data-driven communications and business process automation), and Nu-book (a specialist in integrated digital platforms for mobile documents) have partnered to create a “never-before-seen” field force automation solution called Capture OnTheGo. Capture OnTheGo offers clients inundated with transactional forms an automated and portable … Read more →

ISA’s International Sign Expo sells out

Three weeks before the ISA’s 2015 International Sign Expo tradeshow opens, it’s already sold out! In all, the tradeshow floor will approach 215,000 net square feet, making it the largest show floor in ISA history. The largest previous show was in 2013 at just over 202,000 net square feet. The ISA International Sign Expo will … Read more →

EFI announces new DFEs for Xerox front ends

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has announced new EFI Fiery digital front ends (DFEs) for Xerox’s newest digital presses. The Xerox EX-i 80 Print Server and EX 80 Print Server Powered by Fiery are now available on the Xerox Versant 80 Press, while the Xerox EX-P 1000i Print Server Powered by Fiery is available for Xerox … Read more →

Ricoh’s dedicated employees and technology return a staggering 90,000 lost photos to Japan Tsunami survivors

It’s been four years since the catastrophic Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami devastated that country. Many residents are still recovering, with some unable to return home as late as December of 2014. Ricoh’s unprecedented Save the Memory project has returned many of the personal photos lost and damaged in the tsunami to their owners, … Read more →

Canon Canada to explore large-format web-to-print as a new revenue stream at Graphics Canada

Unearthing new profits with Canon’s large-format web-2-print solution, Canon Poster Designer Plus, will be the focus of its presentation at Graphics Canada’s Innovation Theatre at noon each day of the show. Graphics Canada will take place April 16-18 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The three-day event is Canada’s largest and longest-running Canadian printing industry … Read more →