Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Agfa to reduce impact of its printing plate price increase

Agfa Graphics (Mortsel, Belgium) has announced a global price increase program for its prepress printing plates. Depending on the different contracts, markets and regions worldwide, price increases of up to 10% will be implemented immediately, said the OEM. “Soaring prices of aluminum – the largest cost component of a printing plate ­– are the main … Read more →

Heidelberg celebrates 10 years of Saphira consumables

This month Heidelberg celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Saphira brand – an extensive portfolio of high-quality consumables for everyday print jobs and special applications, as well as all production requirements for prepress, press and postpress. All Saphira consumables were optimized and tested specially for use in Heidelberg solutions. They help users maximize the performance … Read more →

Messagepoint named one of Canada’s top small and medium employers for second consecutive year

Toronto-based Messagepoint, a leader in developing and delivering software and services within the Customer Communications Management (CCM) market, has been named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2018 by Mediacorp Canada, the country’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. The program recognizes Canada’s workplaces that utilize dynamic and innovative human resources policies. “For … Read more →

IntuIdeas launches updated interactive edition of Introduction to Graphic Communication using Ricoh Clickable Paper

Cal Poly Professor Emeritus Harvey R. Levenson (Ph.D) and former Seybold Editorial Director John Parsons, have co-authored and published an updated, digitally-enhanced edition of their interactive textbook Introduction to Graphic Communication. Levenson, former Department Head of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department, had received numerous requests for an update to the popular and fascinating 2007 work, … Read more →

Quadient appoints Hartigan President and GM of the Americas

Quadient (formerly GMC Software and Satori Software), an award-winning leader in Customer Communications Management (CCM), has announced that Christian Hartigan has joined the company as President and General Manager of the Americas. Hartigan brings 15 years of industry leadership experience to his role and will be responsible for helping Quadient customers and partners accelerate their … Read more →

Significans Automation launches customized workflow services

Toronto-based Significans Automation (formerly Myrpress Consulting), a newly formed global company, has unveiled its prepress custom workflow automation solutions. Using industry-leading systems such as Esko Automation Engine, Enfocus and others, the company creates sophisticated, customized automation workflow modules that reflect individual user needs and integrate seamlessly into other systems. Its services enable unmanned production environments … Read more →

HP debuts its Latex R2000 Printer

HP’s latest wide-format device is the HP Latex R2000 Printer that the OEM has characterized as “the first hybrid solution for rigid and flexible sign and display printing in one device.” HP announced its new Rigid Technology at the ISA Sign Expo in March, highlighting how customers “will now be able to expand their services … Read more →