Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

PIA launches its Performance Ratios Program

The Printing Industries of America’s (PIA’s) Center for Print Economics and Management (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), in conjunction with Profectus, a business management consultancy firm specializing in the printing industry, has opened access to its new Performance Ratios Program. For more than 90 years, the ratios have been used by printers and suppliers to track industry financial … Read more →

Eliminating designer pain points with presentation management strategies

Here, James Ontra, Co-Founder and CEO of Shufflrr, reveals some key presentation management strategies that can make a designer’s life much easier and more rewarding. Along with his sister, Shufflrr’s Co-Founder AlexAnndra, they wrote “Presentation Management: The New Strategy for Enterprise Content” – a guide that helps large organizations take a holistic approach to presentations … Read more →

Roland DGA launches VersaExpress RF-640 Printer

Roland DGA (Irvine, California) has unveiled its new VersaExpress RF-640 8-Colour Eco-Solvent Printer – “a next-generation 64-inch wide-format inkjet with the widest colour gamut in its class for outdoor durable graphics,” said the OEM. An evolution of Roland’s popular RF-640 Dual CMYK Printer, the RF-640 features 8-colour inks in CMYK, Light Black, Red, Green and … Read more →

Atar Capital acquires Keypoint Intelligence

Atar Capital, a Los Angeles, California-based global private investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Keypoint Intelligence, a leading independent source for data analytics, laboratory testing and advisory services for the global digital imaging industry. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Headquartered in Fairfield, NJ, with offices in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong … Read more →

Agfa introduces Eclipse process-free printing plate

Calling it the “most convenient process-free plate,” Agfa Graphics has introduced its new Eclipse process-free printing plate for sheetfed commercial printers “that combines all the benefits of process-free technology with effortless printing.” Inherent to the nature of a process-free plate, Eclipse eliminates the need for a processor using chemicals, thus reducing capex and pre-press costs. … Read more →

HP to invest $200 million in water-based printing solutions

HP has announced a $200 million investment in the next generation of water-based ink solutions “over five or more years” to develop water-based ink technologies for printing digitally on corrugated packaging and textiles. The commitment is part of HP’s Sustainable Impact vision to implement “safer, simpler solutions, and complements ongoing HP investments in other printing … Read more →

Duplo releases a faster, more versatile single-pass slitter/cutter/creaser

Duplo USA’s DC-618 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser is the newest addition to the OEM’s line of fully automated digital finishers characterized by their precision, reliability and productivity. Offering significant enhancements over its predecessor (the DC-616 Pro), the DC-618 can deliver output at faster speeds and on heavier stocks. Duplo also gave the PC Controller software and LCD control … Read more →

Prime Data now offering direct mail and inkjet printing through Print Three locations across Canada

The strategic partnership announced last week positions data-driven direct-mail and marketing solutions provider Prime Data (Aurora, Ontario) as the most widely represented direct-mail services company in Canada. Every one of Print Three’s 45 locations across Canada will now be able to bring direct mail and inkjet printing services to its customers. These are services that … Read more →

Please support the Canadian companies at Printing United

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas will host what’s anticipated to be an entirely new tradeshow experience from Oct. 23 to 25, 2019. Built on the successful foundation of the annual SGIA Expo, and organized organized by the SGIA and NAPCO Media, the event will reflect the convergence that’s currently taking place … Read more →

Infigo Software and printIQ partner to expand market solutions and integrate software solutions

UK-based Infigo Software has announced a partnership with Management Workflow Systems (MWS) provider printIQ. “We’ve been doing some interesting things that have been grabbing the attention of businesses in the marketplace,” said Douglas Gibson, Managing Director at Infigo Software. “When we started talking with printIQ about our needs for the Australia and New Zealand market, … Read more →