Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Brand Management Group releases new HP Light Fabric

HP has introduced, through its licensing partner, Brand Management Group (BMG), a new 100% knitted polyester fabric for HP Latex Printers that is wrinkle-resistant, soft to the touch and features “an excellent colour gamut for a range of high-profile display applications.” The new HP Light Fabric was tested for harmful substances and is certified according … Read more →

QuarkXPress 2015 to support PDF/X-4 print output

In March, Quark Software Inc. is expected to make available QuarkXPress 2015, the next major version of Quark’s design and layout tool for print and digital publishing professionals. In addition to features already announced, including new 64-bit architecture and the top 10 most user-requested features, QuarkXPress 2015 will support PDF/X-4 output – the latest standard … Read more →

Prime Data and Andrews Direct Marketing team up to offer expanded direct-mail and other services

Prime Data (Aurora, ON) and Andrews Direct Marketing (Aurora, ON and Buffalo, NY) have combined under the Prime Data brand. The two companies have worked closely together for over a decade. The newly joined company will now offer clients more production capacity, customer service support, cost effective in-house printing, and increased service of back-end fulfillment … Read more →

Riso releases world’s fastest digital duplicator

Riso’s latest high-speed digital duplicating system – the SE9480 Digital Duplicator – is being hailed as “the fastest cut-sheet digital duplicator on the market, producing documents at an unrivalled speed of up to 185 sheets per minute.” The SE9480 can output high-volume documents quickly, easily and economically, and was engineered for use in a wide … Read more →

Goss and Innotech give The New York Times new supersize capabilities

Goss International has completed a major press enhancement project with Innotech involving the installation of full-colour panorama gatefold capabilities for The New York Times. The new formats allow the publisher to offer advertisers innovative placement opportunities to create maximum impact. Completed to a tight schedule of about 20 weeks from initial order to the first … Read more →

Ricoh becomes SGP Platinum Patron

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) has announced that Ricoh Americas Corporation has become the most recent SGP Patron at the Platinum level. As industry leaders dedicated to promoting sustainability, SGP Patrons help support the organization and keep costs low for applicants. Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print … Read more →

HP introduces thinnest and lightest workstation ultrabooks

HP has released the industry’s “thinnest and lightest” customizable mobile business-class workstation ultrabooks – the HP ZBook 14 and 15u – adding that “not all configurations will qualify as Ultrabooks.” Both have a sleek and stylish design, are customizable, and deliver professional 3D graphics, high-performance breakthrough storage and outstanding performance even for the most demanding … Read more →

Mitsubishi and Cron-Ecrm ink distribution agreement

Mitsubishi Imaging has signed as a North American distributor with Cron-Ecrm. This agreement includes the distribution of CtcP products, accessories and Blackwood printing plates. “This announcement affirms Mitsubishi Imaging’s longstanding commitment to the offset print and CTP markets with a solution that will help the offset print community remain strong and profitable for years to … Read more →

EFI CFO David Reeder moves to Lexmark

Electronics For Imaging (EFI), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, has announced that Chief Financial Officer David Reeder, in order to relocate closer to his family, has submitted his resignation as Chief Financial Officer. He has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer of Lexmark International, but will remain with EFI until the … Read more →

Mohawk announces new multi-million-dollar envelope manufacturing facility

Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has announced plans to operate a new state-of-the-art envelope manufacturing facility in the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts to better serve its existing clients, including those in Canada. Mohawk entered into a seven-year lease agreement on the … Read more →

Flint Group launches dayGraphica 4600 Heatset Blanket

The Group’s newly launched dayGraphica 4600 Heatset Blanket addresses three main challenges that directly affect press uptime – gauge loss, smashes and blanket memory – that limit blanket life and performance, said the company. “Flint Group’s technology team addressed all three concerns,” said Bill Branson, Flint Group’s Business Director – North American Blankets. “The effort … Read more →

Canon releases Prismasync Remote Manager workflow

Canon U.S.A. has released Prismasync Remote Manager software, a multi-engine scheduler and remote management console for expanded control of a user’s fleet of Prismasync controller-driven digital presses. This web-based tool helps print shop floor managers and operators manage a printing operation by providing insight into their production schedules with the ability to upload jobs, edit … Read more →