Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

SEI introduces PaperOne digital cutting machine

Italian manufacturer SEI and Matik, SEI’s North American distributor of converting machines, have unveiled the PaperOne Laser System. Equipped with dual-laser technology, PaperOne is “the fastest and most flexible machine on the market for complex die-cutting of packaging, greeting cards, literature, posters, envelopes and more.” For inline operation, it can be integrated with any digital … Read more →

Drytac improves its Emerytex Clear Overlaminate

Drytac’s Interlam Pro Emerytex, a 125-micron (5 mil) PVC overlaminate with a pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive, is now available with a more durable sand-textured finish that “provides greater uniformity and an improved matte, anti-glare appearance.” The heavier coat weight and unique cross-linking adhesive on the textured finish is popular for use on aqueous, solvent and latex … Read more →

Cron-Ecrm introduces new platesetter line to North America

Cron-Ecrm, a newly formed joint venture of China’s Hangzhou Cron Machinery & Electronics and Ecrm Imaging Systems, has announced the availability in North America of the partnership’s new platesetter family. The systems offer “unmatched versatility” while maintaining up to 400 lpi with 1,200-dpi to 3,600-dpi resolution. Each system enables users to tailor the speed, automation … Read more →

CTI Paper launches new luxury metallic papers for digital toner/laser, HP Indigo and offset presses

The new CTI Paper USA Swatchbook showcases and updates all of its FSC-certified text and cover brands in metallic and pearlescent papers, translucents, printable kraft, soft flat matte and C1S metallic papers. The highlighted brands are Aspire Petallics, Glama Natural, Glama Kraft, Tube and Currency. CTI’s distributor in Canada is Ariva. CTI’s Aspire Petallics text … Read more →

“The Printing Sales DNA Project” extends deadline for your input to March 14

Renowned printing industry consultant and Graphic Arts Magazine Columnist Dave Fellman has launched The Printing Sales DNA Project, a research study to determine what skills, attitudes and personality traits are most important to printing salespeople. Every salesperson in the industry is being invited to participate, along with every printing company owner and sales manager. The … Read more →

Ricoh ProcessDirector adds new features and benefits

With a focus on multi-channel preference management and distribution, the latest version of Ricoh ProcessDirector, the backbone of its Critical Communications suite, addresses the challenges faced by mailers today as they seek to deliver campaigns with multiple touchpoints. “Print service providers today are facing many challenges as they look to expand their offerings to include secure … Read more →

Ultimate TechnoGraphics updates Absolutely Imposing for Yosemite

Montreal-based imposition software leader Ultimate TechnoGraphics has released Absolutely Imposing 2.7 on Mac, updated to be compatible with the new iOS Yosemite platform. Absolutely Imposing is a popular imposition plug-in for Adobe Acrobat and provides “absolute simplicity” in creating booklets, organizing step-and-repeat jobs, cutting and stacking, creating perfect-bound books, producing multiple-ups and much more. Absolutely … Read more →

RTI partners with Mac Papers to expand the dealer network for the Vortex 4200 Wide-Format Printer

RTI Digital, part of the Kitchener-Ontario-based Reprographic Technology Group of Companies – and a leading industry supplier to the digital production print, wide format and label markets – has announced a partnership with Mac Papers. This reseller agreement will expand the dealer network for RTI-Digital’s Memjet-powered Vortex 4200 Wide-Format Printer and “empower a community of … Read more →

PaperSpecs releases helpful free “Binding Cheat Sheet”

To help designers and project managers sort through the many binding options offered by printers and finishers, PaperSpecs has released a free quick-reference guide that’s now available for download. The attractive, information-packed 11” x 17” poster can be printed and then hung on any studio or office wall for immediate reference. The Binding Cheat Sheet … Read more →