Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Durst and KBA sign joint venture for digital packaging printing systems

OEM’s Durst (Brixen, Italy) and Koenig & Bauer (KBA, Würzburg, Germany), , have signed a 50/50 joint venture agreement in Munich, Germany. The signing paves the way for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for the folding carton and corrugated fibreboard industry. The clearance that’s required from anti-trust authorities is expected … Read more →

Ricoh to launch a faster DTG printer with higher print resolution

Ricoh will launch its Ri 1000 Direct-To-Garment (DTG) printer at FESPA in Munich, Germany May 14 to 17 “in response to the growing demand for easy-to-use, efficient and affordable garment decoration solutions.” The Ri 1000 supports value-added services in new markets. It joins the Ri 100 and Ri 6000 in Ricoh’s rapidly expanding DTG portfolio … Read more →

Neenah introduces The Naturals portfolio

Neenah (Alpharetta, Georgia) has announce the refresh and re-release of its established Environment and Royal Sundance papers within one portfolio titled The Naturals. “These two brands are long-standing natural choices for our design and print customers,” said Ellen Bliske, Senior Brand Manager at Neenah. “Market research and focus groups in these communities revealed some desired … Read more →

ACG launches first-of-its-kind worldwide Art in a Capsule design competition

The ACG Group (Mumbai, India), the only supplier in the world offering end-to-end manufacturing solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, has launched the first-of-its-kind Art in a Capsule design competition “to bring science and art together.” The worldwide competition encourages artists from across the globe to create ‘masterpieces’ that can fit inside ACG’s pharmaceutical capsules – … Read more →

Beneco Packaging invests in Heidelberg technology to open second production facility

Beneco Packaging and subsidiary SoOpak have opened a second production facility in Scarborough, Ontario. Once fully operational, the new facility will offer complete design, manufacturing and finishing production that will complement its other plant in Brampton, Ontario. Beneco focuses on traditional packaging for the food, beverage and personal care industries, while SoOpak is an online … Read more →

Mohawk partners with Kernow to become exclusive distributor of its Cobalt Coating Technology

Mohawk Fine Papers (North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty materials for printing), has announced a strategic partnership with Kernow Coatings Limited (a global leader in optimized, high-performance coatings for print, security, engineering and industrial substrates). Kernow’s proprietary Cobalt Coating Technology will now be available exclusively in Canada and the United … Read more →

Xeikon to introduce Panther DuraCure curing technology

Xeikon has applied to patent its Panther DuraCure UV curing technology for use with Xeikon PantherCure UV inks. “This unique curing technology takes the Xeikon Panther UV-inkjet series of digital presses to new levels of performance,” said the company. “The Panther DuraCure curing technology is a unique technique achieving optimal gloss effects in all colours, … Read more →

Free May 2 PaperSpecs Webinar: How (& Why) to Get Started with Augmented Reality

It seems that Augmented Reality (AR) is everywhere these days, from furniture catalogues to restaurant menus and beyond. The growing technology takes advantage of both print’s reassuring tactile qualities and the digital world’s near limitless capacity for invention and information. But what exactly IS Augmented Reality and how can you effectively introduce it into your … Read more →

Two Sides releases new infographic explaining why leading companies are removing ‘Go Green – Go Paperless’ claims

Two Sides North America (Chicago, Illinois) has released an engaging new infographic that illustrates why 118 North American companies and over 360 companies globally have removed their ‘Go Green – Go Paperless’ and similar environmental claims. Greenwashing is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as, “to make people believe that your company is doing more to … Read more →

The perplexing and possiblly pestilent paper problem

Will a lack of paper pose an existential threat to the printing industry in the future? Printing Impressions has reported on the current tightness of the market for paper that commercial and in-plants rely on. “As demand-supply relationships for communication papers grows strained, not all paper mills can handle those unexpected conditions,” it said. “When … Read more →