Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

How graphic professionals can “future-proof” their display investments

Here, Deidre Deacon, General Manager of ViewSonic Canada, evaluates the factors that designers and companies should consider when protecting their display technology investments. ViewSonic Canada is a global provider of digital display solutions – including LED monitors, interactive displays, touch displays, projectors, thin clients, zero clients and smart displays – used in business, graphic design, … Read more →

Whitebird to install Canada’s first EFI Nozomi C18000 Corrugated Inkjet Press

Whitebird (Hamilton, Ontario), a leading distributor and manufacturer of corrugated solutions, packaging, sanitation and safety supplies (and one of our leading independent box makers), has purchased an EFI Nozomi C18000 – Canada’s first single-pass, ultra-high-speed corrugated inkjet press. The move will enable Whitebird to offer much faster turnaround times and greater versatility in its high-end … Read more →

Siegwerk acquires leading Québec ink company Ultra Inks

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA (Siegburg, Germany), one of the leading international suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has purchased Ultra Inks Incorporated (Encres Ultra Inc.). The Canadian specialist in flexographic inks is located in Bois-des-Filion, Québec, and focuses primarily on water-based flexo inks for narrow-web and paper-and-board applications. Both parties … Read more →

Sun Chemical to increase prices of all inks, coatings and consumables in North America

Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) will increase prices across its entire portfolio of inks, coatings and consumable products in North America, effective October 1, 2018. A combination of ongoing raw material supply disruptions, the escalation of transportation costs, and governmental initiatives (ranging from tariffs to changes in environmental regulations) continue to challenge the supply chain and … Read more →

Hop Industries releases Hop-Syn GO Synthetic Paper for HP Indigo presses

Hop Industries (Lyndhurst, NJ), manufacturer of Hop-Syn synthetic papers, has released Hop-Syn GO – a new grade specifically designed for all models of HP Indigo digital presses. Environmentally-friendly and 100% recyclable, the new grade is a surface-treated, clay-coated, calendered polypropylene substrate. “Its unique composition offers superb ink adhesion and high-quality graphic imaging unlike any other … Read more →

Welcome back! We’ve got a free wide-format guide for you!

The staff at Graphic Arts Magazine hopes that you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer, well rested for a challenging autumn. Included with our September printed issue, subscribers will discover our first-ever, 40-page Wide-Format Guide – created not only to keep you up to date on this lucrative and expanding multi-billion-dollar market, but as a … Read more →

Canon exceeds 2017 goal for lifecycle CO2 emissions’ improvement

Highlighting the company’s focus on embracing sustainable practices throughout its business processes, Canon U.S.A. has announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has released its annual Sustainability Report. For 2017, Canon exceeded its goal of a 3% lifecycle CO2 emissions’ improvement index per product over 2016 results, through efforts to make products more compact, lightweight, … Read more →

New Keypoint Intelligence–InfoTrends study dispels myths about Millennials and direct mail

Keypoint Intelligence–InfoTrends has launched a study designed to explore mail habits and preferences for the largest generation in the world. Much has been reported about the Millennial generation (born between 1982 and 2000) and its obsession with digital communications and screen time. While this obsession may be accurate, what does it really mean for print? … Read more →

PRX projects 50% growth in 2018 after Mark Andy Digital One installation

PRX Print (Mississauga, Ontario), a leading Canadian label converter founded in 2010, has been providing full-service packaging solutions to customers across virtually all industries. It carved out its niche as a print broker offering clients “one-stop packaging shopping” including printed labels, forms, boxes and shrink sleeves. It also provides marketing services such as graphic design, … Read more →

Association For Print Technologies praises ITC’s termination of Canadian Paper Tariffs

The Association for Print Technologies’ (APTech) through its Vice President of Government Affairs, Mark J. Nuzzaco, has praised the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) decision to terminate duties on Canadian uncoated groundwood (UGW) paper (i.e. newsprint) previously imposed by the U.S. Commerce Department. He also endorsed the statement issued by Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers … Read more →

Nilpeter to debut three new presses

Nilpeter will showcase three new presses at Labelexpo Americas 2018 (September 25-27 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. They are the Nilpeter FA, the Panorama Hybrid and the FB-350. All three presses will make their U.S. debut at Print 18 following the worldwide product launch at last … Read more →

Quark appoints Shepherd as new CEO

Quark Software (Denver, Colorado), a leader in content services and graphic design software, has announced that tech industry veteran Victor Shepherd has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer. Shepherd joins Quark from its parent company, Parallax Capital Partners, where he served as an operating partner. In his new role, Shepherd will lead the organic and … Read more →