Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

New research explores inkjet print quality measurement and paper qualification

A new research report from Inkjet Insight into customer requirements regarding print quality measurement and paper qualification data has revealed some surprising facts. The Inkjet Insight Production Inkjet Market Survey on Print Quality Measurement and Paper Qualification includes data gathered from dozens of production inkjet users in the United States in the fourth quarter of … Read more →

Registration now open for Xplor20 in April

Xplor International (Lutz, Florida) has announced that the agenda is being finalized and registration is now open for its annual conference. Xplor20 will take place April 14-16, 2020 at the TradeWinds Island Grand in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Attendees can register here: www.cvent.com/d/wyq4q8. The popular Customer Communications Conference two-and-a-half-day event brings together end-users, analysts, consultants, … Read more →

SGP unveils new certification for the printing industry and asks for comments

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP – Sayville, N.Y.), a leading authority in sustainable printing certifications, has announced a new certification for suppliers to the printing industry. The “SGP Supplier” certification is the next step in the organization’s mission to further sustainability throughout the printing industry supply chain. The organization added that the criteria for … Read more →

New whitepaper shows how to improve flexible film coding accuracy and reduce costs

The pros and cons of various digital technologies in decreasing costs and improving traceability, over more traditional mechanical approaches, are explored in a new whitepaper from Markem-Imaje (Vernier, Switzerland) that delves into flexible film coding. Flexible film is the largest and fastest growing packaging material, the company added – and traditionally, rotary coding and hot … Read more →

GWG releases new specification for sign and display market

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG, Belgium) has released a new specification to address issues within the sign and display printing market – specifically viewing distance, scaling factor and support for wide-gamut colours. Viewing distance is the average distance between the final printed work and a typical viewer. This can be as little as one metre (3 … Read more →

Media Resources generates additional $1 million with 3D Printing

Wide-format printing specialist Media Resources (Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary), credits large-format 3D printing for its recent annual revenue increase of $1 million since its investment in a Massivit 3D Printer. Here, co-owner Steve Gallow shares some insights about the market, especially what it was like being an early adopter of large-format 3D printing. Steve Gallow … Read more →

EFI Connect 2020 to explore key industry issues and feature digital print visionaries

Electronics For Imaging’s (EFI’s) annual Users’ Conference, EFI Connect, will be among the most informative and valuable in the event’s 20-year history – thanks in part to keynote sessions that deliver new insights and expertise in workflow management and automation, integrated digital print, and industry growth marketing strategies, said the company. Keynote speakers for the … Read more →

Memjet and COASO release iCueLabel Press 420

Memjet (San Diego, California) a leading developer of inkjet printing technology, and COASO Incorporated (Nanjing, China) have announced that COASO has used Memjet’s DuraFlex technology to develop a new label press called the iCueLabel Press 420. DuraFlex is a modular single-pass printing solution that combines Memjet’s signature features of speed, simplicity and affordability with new … Read more →

Ten big branding mistakes you might be making

Here, Lindsay Pedersen, branding expert, strategist and best-selling author of Forging an Ironclad Brand, explores some of the frequent mistakes made by companies today when it comes to marketing and branding. For more information please visit https://www.ironcladbrandstrategy.com/. A well-crafted and well-executed brand strategy can cut through the noise of competing messages, articulate your promises to … Read more →

Mark Andy and UPM Raflatac announce strategic partnership in label printing

Mark Andy (Chesterfield, Missouri) and worldwide sustainable label materials provider UPM Raflatac, have announced a strategic partnership in the North American pressure-sensitive label market that leverages the knowledge and strength of both suppliers in the narrow-web label space. The companies said that the new partnership will deliver to the industry more high-quality, sustainable printing options … Read more →