Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Heidelberg makes free environmental self-assessment for printers available online

A new, free, online self-assessment tool from Heidelberg helps printers to better understand their environmental performance and could help them identify additional areas for improvement. Environmental Self-Assessment is the latest addition to Heidelberg’s growing list of sustainability initiatives, which also include a CO2 Calculator (to determine the CO2 footprint of any print project); CO2 neutral … Read more →

Enfocus Connect 13 upgrade enhances job control for printers and makes job submission easier for designers

Enfocus has released Connect 13, the next major upgrade to its Enfocus Connect product line. The upgrade features a number of workflow and delivery enhancements for printers, while giving designers an easy-to-use solution for delivering press-ready PDF files. For the printer, Connect enables control of all the settings for PDF creation and verification, job ticketing … Read more →

Two prominent Canadians appointed to International Sign Association steering committees

Three steering committees have been appointed to advise the International Sign Association (ISA) Board of Directors throughout 2015. The steering committees represent the three main divisions of ISA membership: Suppliers and Distributors, Affiliated Associations and Direct Members. Local and custom sign companies join at the Affiliated Association (provincial, state or regional) level and receive automatic … Read more →

SAi EnRoute software certified training workshops come to Canada this summer

SAi has announced dates for a series of informative training workshops throughout Canada and the U.S. that focus on the capabilities of its industry-leading EnRoute software. EnRoute provides CAD/CAM design and output solutions for the CNC woodworking, sign making, mill working and nested-based manufacturing and fabrication industries. Designed to increase both productivity and creativity, the … Read more →

Viki Solutions’ Vproof Online Proofing integrates with OpenText to optimize approval workflows

Viki Solutions (Victoria, BC) has announced that OpenText, a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), has successfully integrated Viki Solutions’ Vproof remote proofing and approval tool into its OpenText Media Management solution. This integration will increase user productivity by enhancing collaboration and accelerating the review and approval of digital assets across multiple content delivery … Read more →

PointOne Graphics installs new Morgana DigiFold Pro from Sydney Stone

Trade printing leader PointOne Graphics of Etobicoke, Ontario has made another investment to expand its presence in the digital marketplace. The growing 15-year-old company has installed a Morgana DigiFold Pro from Sydney Stone. The DigiFold Pro is an automatic creasing and folding machine designed specifically for the professional digital or litho printer to crease and … Read more →

Annex doubles productivity with Komori LS 8-colour from Komcan

Annex Business Media has expanded its printing business with the purchased a Komori LS 8-colour 40-inch perfecting press from Komcan Inc., the Komori dealer for Ontario and Western Canada. The new press comes equipped with a full complement of automation features including APC fully automatic plate changers, PDC-SII close-looped colour control, AMR automatic make-ready, fully … Read more →

Reprographics professionals to gather at IRgA Convention April 9 focusing on building profits

Increasing profits will be the focus of the educational sessions at the 2015 joint convention of the Eastern Reprographics Association (ERA) and the International Reprographic Association (IRgA) April 9-11 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. As the reprographic industry evolves into new technologies, the convention provides a great opportunity to keep up to … Read more →

Xerox unveils new fully-integrated roll-to-cut sheet inkjet press

Xerox’s newest press, the Xerox Rialto 900 Inkjet, will “make inkjet technology a reality for more printers by breaking down barriers such as high print volumes, large footprint and cost.” Characterized as “the world’s only fully-integrated roll-to-cut sheet narrow-web inkjet press,” the Rialto 900 is designed to produce 1.5 million to 5 million impressions per … Read more →

Two Sides launches new global initiative to stop use of misleading “go green – go paperless” claims

New research commissioned by the international non-profit organization Two Sides, has revealed that major global corporations are still using inaccurate and misleading environmental claims to encourage consumers to ‘go paperless’ and switch from paper-based to digital communications. This is despite legislation being introduced by advertising standards authorities to protect the consumer from being misled. The … Read more →

Fujifilm releases new highly scalable Samba Printhead

Calling it “the most advanced technology available in the industry,” Fujifilm Dimatix’s new Samba printhead has 2,048 individually addressable nozzles, 1200-dpi native resolution (600-dpi in redundant mode) and a native ink drop size of 2.4 picolitres that in total deliver “outstanding print quality that can jet a wide range of fluids, including UV curable and … Read more →