Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

CPIA to nominate Richard Armstrong for Honourary Life Membership

The Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) has announced that it will nominate Richard Armstrong, President of Heidelberg Canada, for an Honourary Life Membership for his outstanding achievements and commitment to the printing industry. The proposal will be made by Sandy Stephens, Chairman of the CPIA at its Annual General Teleconference Meeting on March 25. “To … Read more →

DPS releases high-speed printhead control system for Ricoh GH2220

Calling it the most affordable industrial printhead on the market, DPS Innovations, a developer and supplier of control boards for industrial printheads, has released a new driver board specifically designed for the Ricoh GH2220 industrial printhead. According DPS, one main advantage of the GH2220 printhead is its durability. It has an industrial strength structure that … Read more →

Value-Rite and Mimaki team up for Open House March 26

The latest UV and Print & Cut technologies from Mimaki will be on display from 10:30 am to 4 pm at Value-Rite Business Products’ headquarters at 67 Steelcase Road West, Unit 2, in Markham, Ontario. For more information you can e-mail or call 1-800-242-8069. Mimaki representatives will also be on hand to answer any … Read more →

Neenah releases free limited-edition engraved print

A stunning new limited-edition engraved print designed by Michael Osborne has just been released by Neenah Paper, accessible on its popular Beauty of Engraving website. They’re free – but only 1,000 are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The fascinating design is based on Osborne’s collection of old stock certificates. He put the centuries-old craft of … Read more →

Goss Pacesetter Club members set new performance records

Outstanding productivity using Goss finishing equipment has now been achieved by 1,405 individual crews and earned them membership in the Goss Pacesetter Club. Established in 1997 to provide an incentive for achieving peak performance on Goss saddlestichers, adhesive binding systems and trimmers, the Goss Pacesetter Club admits new members each year as specific targets are … Read more →

SoftSolutions’ Flex technology celebrates key milestones

SoftSolutions, a U.S.-based information technology company specializing in real-time production management solutions, primarily in the Graphic Arts industry, reports that it has now connected over 500 manufacturing lines across Canada and the USA via its Flex web-based platform. More than 40 sites now utilize SoftSolutions’ Flex system to gain real-time feedback on production results from … Read more →

Durst Tau 330 Label Press adds jumbo rolls for long runs

Durst is now offering a high-productivity, industrial-scale “jumbo roll” unwind/rewind option for its Tau 330 UV Inkjet Digital Label Press. Durst’s fully automated, servo-driven, external jumbo roll unwind/rewind units accommodate rolls up to three feet in diameter, 14 inches wide and more than 13,000 feet in length. For easy and fast handling of large heavy … Read more →

Litho Express is first printer in Quebec to install Xante Impressia Multi-Media Digital Envelope press with extended delivery

Litho Express Incorporated has become the first printer in Quebec to purchase the Xante Impressia Multi-Media Digital Envelope press with extended delivery. Litho Express is a leading commercial sheetfed printer operating out of St. Laurent, Quebec (with an office in Montreal) specializing in short-run, four-colour process. It’s been in business for over 40 years and has a comprehensive … Read more →

Neenah expands its Astrobrights papers collection

Neenah Paper has expanded its Astrobrights Papers collection. It now includes 25 colours in a wider range of basis weights and digital sizes to meet the needs of marketers and digital printers. A new 135 lb. duplex cover, available in three colour combinations, is one key addition. The expanded offering is based on extensive market … Read more →