Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Kalverda named to ISA’s Board of Directors

The International Sign Association (ISA, Alexandria, Virginia) has revealed its Executive Committee and new Board of Directors for 2019. The new board represents the breadth of the sign, graphics and visual communications industry and will guide the programs of the International Sign Association throughout 2019 – including marking the association’s 75th anniversary. The organization’s Canadian … Read more →

Freek appointed to Executive Director of the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund

Thirty-five-year printing industry veteran Ken Freek has been appointed to Executive Director of Outreach and Partner Relations for the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF). Freek worked at Webcom (Markham, Ontario) from 1981 to 1987 as Plant Manager, rejoined the company as Manager of Digital Printing from 1993 to 2001, and most recently was … Read more →

Colordyne Technologies appoints Urban to Product Manager of Production Class

Colordyne Technologies (Brookfield, Wisconsin) has announced the promotion of John Urban to Product Manager – Production Class. Urban will be responsible for product development as well as organic and strategic business growth of Colordyne’s new 3600 Series aqueous pigment inkjet technology. In his previous position, Urban played a key role in product and technology development … Read more →

Rollem releases Champion Semi-Slitter for back-slitting PSA stocks

Rollem USA (Anaheim, California) has released the Champion SS, ideal for kiss-cutting labels and pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA’s). Rollem has “the largest range of semi-slitter machines on the market today,” totaling five models with widths starting at 18”, 24”, 30”, and 36”, up to 42”. Key features include exceptional stability and control, high speeds and a … Read more →

Drytac appoints Newman to lead new Drytac Academy

Drytac (Bristol, UK), an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, is preparing to open a fully interactive training centre in Fishponds, Bristol called the the Drytac Academy. Gareth Newman has been appointed Academy Manager and, supported by Drytac’s Global Product Manager Shaun Holdom, is developing an extensive curriculum of … Read more →

Nilpeter celebrates 100 years of innovation

May 1, 2019 will be a very special day at Nilpeter Headquarters in Slagelse, Denmark, as the company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Founded by two old friends in 1919, Nilpeter started out servicing newspaper printing machines in central Copenhagen before launching its first semi-rotary printing press, The Simplex, in 1924 (which in various versions remained … Read more →

Ricoh and Cisco form strategic partnership to empower and improve digital workplaces

Ricoh and Cisco Systems have announced a global strategic partnership aimed at providing cloud solutions to empower digital workplaces to deliver increased productivity in a more secure environment. The two companies will jointly develop solutions that deliver simpler and more secure environments in three layers – cloud, network and device – to promote digital transformation … Read more →

Matik appoints Albrecht to Sales Manager of Label Products

Matik (West Hartford, CT), a North American distributor of leading European print and packaging technologies, has announced the appointment of Kregg Albrecht as Sales Manager, Label Products. In this new role, he’ll represent Matik label products throughout Canada and the eastern half of the U.S. Albrecht has had a very accomplished business career in printing … Read more →

Jag Printing purchases Canada’s first Duplo DDC-810 Raised Spot UV Coater from Sydney Stone

Jag Printing (Edmonton, Alberta), specializing in state-of-the art offset, digital and wide-format printing, as well as promotional items, viewed the new coating system for the first time at Graph Expo last year, and purchased the technology through Canadian Duplo dealer and print-finishing leader, Sydney Stone (Mississauga and Vancouver). “The Duplo DDC810 is opening many doors … Read more →

Screen’s Truepress Jet520HD Inkjet reaches milestone 100th installation

The growing popularity of Screen’s Truepress Jet520HD high-definition inkjet web presses around the world was marked by the U.S.-based company’s recent announcement that its flagship press has achieved a significant 100-unit benchmark. “When we introduced the 520HD press a little over two years ago, the market was surprised by its offset-like image quality,” said Ken … Read more →