Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Agfa’s Jeti Tauro H3300 earns SGIA and Canadian Printing Awards

Agfa Graphics’ new Jeti Tauro H3300 UV-LED Wide-Format Inkjet Printing System made its North America debut recently at the 2018 SGIA Expo and earned The SGIA Product of the Year in the Roll-to-Roll UV (over 80 inches) category. The H3300 is manufactured in Canada at Agfa Graphics’ Canadian headquarters and production facility in Mississauga, Ontario. … Read more →

Ricoh unveils Pro TF6250 wide-format flatbed printer

Ricoh USA has added a new wide-format flatbed printer designed to deliver a broad set of applications for the sign, graphics and décor markets. “The Ricoh Pro TF6250 puts unmatched productivity within reach of sign shops and commercial printers alike, due to its impressive print speeds, one-touch automated daily maintenance and diverse substrate flexibility,” said … Read more →

Kodak expands Prinergy workflow connectivity for Konica Minolta production and industrial inkjet presses

Kodak has announced Prinergy workflow software connectivity enhancements to Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress production systems and AccurioJet industrial presses, as well as an expansion to its AccurioPro Conductor output management system. This, coupled with the release of Prinergy 8.3 featuring support for Windows 2016, provides customers with “the industry’s most flexible and advanced digital hub for … Read more →

Xerox launches ConnectKey printers that boost workplace productivity and creativity

Two new Xerox Workplace Assistant ConnectKey printers “can personalize work experiences and support mobility with secure wireless printing,” said the OEM. The customizable Xerox VersaLink C8000 and C9000 A3 Color Printers produce professional colour quality. In addition, the C9000 is equipped with precision colour management tools and offers greater media flexibility. The user experience, which … Read more →

Liberals table back-to-work legislation to force an end to CUPW strike

The federal government has introduced back-to-work legislation that could force striking CUPW (Canadian Union of Postal Workers) employees to end their labour dispute with Canada Post Corporation – though Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he still hopes agreements can be struck to end mail disruptions across the country. While saying that legislating an end to … Read more →

DIA Annual Christmas luncheon December 5 to explore how to spark change, drive innovation and lead by excellence

Back by requests from those who attended the Digital Imaging Association’s April 2018 meeting, will be keynote speaker Simon Trevarthen. His presentation will surely provoke lively discussions. This inspiring, interactive and dynamic keynote aims to inspire creativity, build entrepreneurial resilience and ignite a passion toward constant innovation. Its focus will be how, as seasoned entrepreneurs, … Read more →

Fastsigns adds 32 more franchises thus far in 2018

Fastsigns International (Carrollton, Texas) a world-leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchisor, has announced that it’s signed 32 franchise agreements so far in 2018 to develop new, co-branded and conversion centers across the U.S. in cities such as Manhattan, Orlando, and Portland, Oregon. The company also signed agreements to develop centers internationally in Alberta and … Read more →

Hemlock Printers named Burnaby’s Business of the Year

Hemlock Printers (Burnaby, British Columbia), one of Canada’s top environmentally-conscious and sustainable commercial printers, recently earned the coveted Business of the Year Award at the 19th Annual Burnaby Board of Trade’s Burnaby Business Excellence Awards (BBEA) gala event earlier this month. The award is presented to a business with over 50 employees that has made … Read more →

Print Star installs S.W.D. Paper Cutter from Hans Shinohara Canada

Print Star (North York, Ontario) recently installed an SQZK920S6 S.W.D. Paper Cutter from Hans Shinohara Canada. The machine, manufactured in China, has a 36-inch cutting width, hydraulic controls, can be easily programmed, and has a cutting pressure of 36000N. Print Star has specialized in digital, offset and large-format printing as well as design for over … Read more →

Friesens ranked No. 6 among top printers in Canopy’s 2018 Blueline Ranking for Sustainability

Canopy’s recently announced 2018 Blueline Ranking for Sustainability places Altona-Manitoba-based book publishing leader Friesens as the highest book manufacturer in North America and Number 6 Overall Printer. Friesens was also named winner of the coveted Dark Green Ink Drops standing. Dark Green Ink Drops are awarded to printers undertaking more forest conservation engagement and transparency … Read more →

CPIA rises from the ashes

Newly restructured association brings renewed hope Like the mythical Arabian Phoenix rising from the ashes, the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA, Toronto) has launched a newly restructured printing industry association in Canada. This is arguably the most uplifting and crucial announcement in our industry for quite some time. For far too long, the printing industry … Read more →

Epson unveils two new T-Series Wireless Technical Printers

Epson has announced the debut of two new high-speed, easy-to-use, wide-format SureColor T-Series plotters – the Epson SureColor T3170 24-inch desktop printer, and the SureColor T5170 36-inch floor-standing printer. Marking Epson’s expansion of its T-Series product line to the low-to-mid-range CAD printer market, both wireless printers feature a clean and compact design coupled with the … Read more →

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