Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Kelly Signs installs Jeti Tauro H2500 LED from Agfa Graphics Canada

Kelly Signs of Ottawa, Ontario recently took their large-format services to an entirely new level of productivity, print quality and cost reduction by acquiring a new, large-format UV inkjet press – the Jeti Tauro H2500 LED from Agfa Graphics Canada. The visual communications specialist has been an integral part of a major sign organization that’s … Read more →

Friesens installs two HP Indigo 50000 Digital Presses to grow its book business

Friesens Corporation (Altona, Manitoba), Canada’s largest printer of hardcover books, is investing in two new industrial-scale HP Indigo 50000 Digital Presses to extend its leadership in book printing with a more flexible, cost-efficient production platform, as it shifts more capacity to digital production. Installation of the first press was completed this week at the Friesens … Read more →

Neenah lunches breakthrough Swatch Pro Extension for Adobe Illustrator

Leading innovator and supplier of premium papers and packaging products, Neenah (Alpharetta, Georgia), has launched the first-ever paper extension for Adobe Illustrator. Now available on the Adobe Exchange Marketplace, the Neenah Swatch Pro is a “revolutionary” tool that makes it much easier for creatives to envision their work on the actual papers they’ll print on. … Read more →

Quad/Graphics to exit the book business

In a series of major moves, and as as part of its ongoing portfolio optimization strategy, Quad/Graphics plans to divest itself of its book business that has generated annual sales of $200 million (USD). It will also expand its cost reduction-program to achieve $50 million in annual savings, and reset its quarterly dividend to $0.15 … Read more →

StickerYou to launch pop-up store in Square One Shopping Centre

Toronto e-commerce start-up StickerYou will launch a pop-up location in the Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, Ontario starting Friday, November 15, 2019. The customized die-cut sticker company’s announcement follows the recent opening of “the world’s largest sticker store” at 677 Queen Street West (near Dufferin Street) in Toronto. Both locations feature a wide range … Read more →

Printing United a resounding success as bookings for its 2020 tradeshow start to accumulate

The numbers are in! Built upon the strong foundation and success of its predecessor, the annual SGIA Expo, the inaugural Printing United tradeshow attracted some 30,000 individuals representing all facets of the printing industry, to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas October 23 – 25. The new event provided a massive, all-encompassing … Read more →

Collinge and Kaeli earn Book Manufacturers’ Institute Awards

The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI – Ormond Beach, Florida) has announced the recipients of its Distinguished Master Bookman Award and its Signature Award. The honours, presented recently at the organization’s Awards Banquet at its Fall Annual Conference in Sanibel, Florida, recognize BMI members who not only contribute to the success of the organization, but also … Read more →

Herskind is new CMO for Fastsigns

Fastsigns International, the franchisor of more than 700 locations in 9 countries worldwide, has welcomed Jennifer Herskind as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). With over 20 years of experience in marketing, her background includes all marketing disciplines and a strong cross-functional knowledge of all business fundamentals. Herskind has a very successful track record … Read more →

King appointed North American Sales Manager at Color Concepts

Color Concepts (Salt Lake City, Utah), the world’s largest independent profiling and testing lab for the professional wide-format digital printing industry, has appointed Danielle King as Sales Manager for the Northern American region. King was born and raised in Canada and studied at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. She later joined ND Graphics as a … Read more →

Project Peacock Print Fair to conclude 2019 Tour in Toronto November 7

The Printerverse – Project Peacock Print Fair, the traveling ‘roadshow-and-tell’ event from the Print Media Centr showcasing new possibilities for print marketing, is heading to Toronto. The final event of 2019 will bring “tangible Printspiration to print-loving Canadian creatives, print buyers, marketers, students and print service providers” on Thursday, November 7 at the Steam Whistle … Read more →

Custom Colour Imaging becomes first Taopix Ai user in North America

Custom Colour Imaging & Publishing of Toronto, a full-service professional photo-finishing and printing company with clients across Canada and the United States, has become the first adopter of Taopix Artificial Intelligence technology in North America. UK-based Taopix is the world’s leading developer of white-label personalization and photo-commerce software. Its Ai-enabled software enables the intelligent creation … Read more →