Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Kodak launches content portal for packaging executives

Kodak has unveiled a new content portal,, targeted at elevating the strategic role of packaging within leading consumer packaged goods, retail and over-the-counter product firms. The site provides wide-ranging packaging news summaries, original blog posts from experts, whitepapers, eBooks on industry trends, best-practice case studies and interviews with packaging industry visionaries. “The premise of … Read more →

ICMA Expo March 29 celebrates 25 years

The International Card Manufacturers Association (ICMA), a global trade association for card manufacturers, personalizers, issuers and suppliers, has announced that its Card Manufacturing & Personalization Expo – and 25th anniversary celebration – will be March 29 to April 1 at the Arizona Grand Resort & Sap in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the industry’s only major … Read more →

Fujifilm announces first worldwide installation of a newly configured Inca Onset

Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, has installed an all-new Inca Onset R40LT, a scalable wide format UV flatbed inkjet press, at Imperial Communications. For over 100 years, Imperial Communications (New Berlin, Wisconsin) has been a high quality print and technology services provider, with an emphasis in POP and POS to the commercial print … Read more →

Drytac Canada names ND Graphics as exclusive national branded distributor for sign and graphic markets

Drytac, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, has appointed ND Graphics (based in Concord, Ontario) as its exclusive national branded distributor for Canada. ND Graphics will be responsible for business growth in the sign and large-format markets. As a result of its 2013 acquisition of a second manufacturing and coating operation in Toronto, Drytac has … Read more →

Synchrolith installs Agfa :Anapurna M4F wide format printer

Synchrolith, a dedicated pre-press trade shop located in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, has installed an Agfa :Anapurna M4F. Synchrolith has been in business since 1978 and provides a full range of digital prepress services to its growing list of customers. From preflighting to plating, the company offers an efficient state-of-the-art process that “ensures quality and accuracy.” Its new … Read more →

Kelly signs installs Esko Kongsberg i-XP24 Finishing Table

In order to complete work faster (including contour cuts) on more materials and attract more business, Kelly Signs has purchased a Kongsberg i-XP24 Digital Finishing Table from Esko. The result is that Kelly Signs’ is now taking on more and different jobs than it could previously, as well as drastically reducing turnaround time. The company … Read more →

EFI releases self-serve print products for Canon Multi-Function Printers

EFI has announced that Canon U.S.A. will add new self-serve management capabilities in customer print environments by offering the EFI Self-Serve M500 Copy and Print Station and EFI Self-Serve AdminCentral with many Canon imageRunner and imageRunner Advance systems. EFI’s M500 allows copying or printing of anything from PDF and Word documents to images and PowerPoint … Read more →

Prisco appoints White to key North America Sales position

Printers’ Service (Prisco) has announced a major strengthening of its sales organization in Canada and the U.S. by appointing Michael White as Senior Vice-Present of Sales for North America. This new position merges the Digital Division with Legacy Sales under one reporting structure. “I am happy to announce that Michael White will bring his many … Read more →

Fujifilm to be Gold Sponsor of Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium

Fujifilm Dimatix, the world’s leading provider of inkjet printheads for commercial and industrial printing, has announced its Gold Sponsorship of the 2015 Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium (CPES) April 21 – 22 in Montreal. Attendees at CPES 2015 will have the opportunity to learn, network and develop partnerships for collaboration and business development. Highlights of CPES … Read more →

2015 InterTech Technology Awards calls for entries by June 1

Printing Industries of America (PIA) is seeking entries for the 2015 InterTech Technology Awards. Since 1978, these awards have honoured technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic communications and related industries. Manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and software covering any aspect of graphic communications operations are encouraged to enter their technologies at … Read more →

Drupa to run every three years after 2016 tradeshow

Drupa, the world’s leading tradeshow for printing and cross-media solutions, will switch to a three-year cycle rather than its current two-year cycle, after its 2016 show May 31 – June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany. This decision was made by the drupa committee recently. “The entire print process chain has changed radically because of the Internet … Read more →