Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Graphics Canada set to impress

The Graphics Canada tradeshow, the largest event in the country for the printing and graphic arts industry, will take place April 11-13, 2019 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The show will feature three exciting days of the latest technology, learning opportunities, networking and more, encompassing virtually all industry sectors. Learn where today’s opportunities … Read more →

Never underestimate the importance of our industry associations

I had mentioned in a previous column that the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA, Toronto) had launched a newly restructured organization in Canada. Its new framework will enable the non-profit organization to provide a national voice and platform for the printing industry – and to serve as an important connection point for Canadian regional associations, … Read more →

MPI Print installs Canada’s first Scodix Cast & Cure Ultra 202 Digital Enhancement Press

MPI Print (Concord and Mississauga, Ontario), the largest trade-only sheetfed printer in Canada, has taken its print-finishing capabilities to an entirely new level with the installation, at its Concord production facility, of Canada’s first Scodix Cast & Cure Ultra 202 Digital Enhancement Press. The new press will allow MPI Print’s clients to add enhanced features … Read more →

DIA’s VIP Breakfast Meeting April 12 at Graphics Canada to feature Xerox’s Dr. Paul Smith

The Digital Imaging Association (DIA) will be hosting an exclusive VIP Breakfast Meeting at the Graphics Canada Tradeshow that takes place April 11-13 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Attendees of this special presentation will hear from Dr. Paul Smith, head of the Xerox Global Materials Research Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, regarding the printing … Read more →

Pitney Bowes launches Consumer Connect post-purchase marketing solution

Pitney Bowes (Stamford, Connecticut), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of shipping and mailing, data and ecommerce, has launched Consumer Connect – a new self-service post-purchase marketing solution for retailers and brands. “Retail marketers spend a tremendous amount of time and money attracting consumers and getting them to click the … Read more →

SGIA to lead special workshop on digital inkjet colour standards

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA, Fairfax, Virginia) is convening some of the most experienced names in colour to address a serious current need in the printing industry – colour standards for digital printing. A new working group will include representatives from industry-leading companies including WestRock, Fujifilm, Nazdar and  host of others. Printers, manufacturers, software … Read more →

Nekoosa launches Trans-Ad Vinyl with air egress

Wisconsin-based Nekoosa Coated Products has expanded its line of auto and fleet transit vinyls, specifically its Mojave Digital Media auto and fleet transit portfolio, to include Trans-Ad with a #90 air egress liner, available in 54-inch x 50-yard, 60-inch x 50-yard, and 62-inch x 50-yard rolls. Extremely durable, Trans-Ad Vinyl is designed for temporary fleet … Read more →

Three Canadians named to ISA’s 2019 Elite Class

The International Sign Association (ISA) has named its 2019 ISA Elite Class – “the next generation of sign, graphics and visual communications industry leaders,” said the organization. Now in its fifth year, the class is the most diverse ever for this highly competitive, one-of-a-kind program. In all, 37 participants range from those who own their … Read more →

Konica Minolta expands its Managed IT Services in Western Canada

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) has announced that it’s acquired Continuity Solutions Limited, a Managed IT Services Provider (MSP) based in Calgary, Alberta. Over the past several years, Continuity Solutions, led by founder and CEO Ray Archer, has built a loyal customer base in Calgary by establishing itself as a leading IT service provider among … Read more →

PIA opens submissions for its 2019 InterTech Technology Awards with a deadline of May 31

The Printing Industries of America (PIA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is currently seeking cutting-edge print and graphic arts technologies for its 2019 InterTech Technology Awards. The annual competition hosted by the PIA honours truly innovative technologies that are destined to shape the future of the print and graphic communications industry. Manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and software … Read more →

Adobe named a leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms

Adobe (San Jose, California) has been chosen by Gartner Incorporated as a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms research report. Adobe was one of 17 vendors evaluated in the report. For the second consecutive year, Adobe placed furthest in the readers quadrant for “completeness of vision.” The evaluation criteria included market … Read more →