Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Mark Andy unveils Digital Pro 3 Press

The OEM’s new line includes two new systems offering up to 77 fpm printing speeds and an engine upgrade option available for current Mark Andy Digital One Press owners. The introductory Digital Pro 1 is a roll-to-roll version fitted with an unwind, print engine and rewind, providing a 12.5-inch print width. It was designed for … Read more →

APTech launches online Community Forum

The Association for Print Technologies (Reston, VA) has launched the APTech Connect ( Community Forum, a new and free online resource designed to foster engagement, collaboration and information sharing across the printing industry’s value chain. The forum’s goal is to create a virtual community complete with with helpful, user-generated content. The forum also has the … Read more →

Captiva Innovations launches flexible printed electronic LED retractable banners across Canada for leading cosmetic brand

Captiva Innovations (Vancouver), the world’s first flexible electronics LED banners solutions provider, has announced the launch of its interactive LED eBanners for Lise Watier’s innovative lipstick marketing campaign. Lise Watier is a subsidiary of Groupe Marcelle Cosmetics, the largest cosmetics manufacturer in Canada. The deployment was recently launched at 50 selected retail locations across Canada. … Read more →

SGIA acquires Napco Media

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has announced that it has acquired Napco Media. Under the terms of the agreement, which was unanimously approved by SGIA’s Board of Directors, Napco Media (owners of Printing Impressions, Packaging Impressions, PromoMarketing, In-Plant Impressions, TotalRetail, Target Marketing and Wide-Format Impressions) will become an LLC and will continue to operate … Read more →

Memjet appoints Ibarra as Director of Global Marketing Communications

Memjet (San Diego, California) has appointed Oscar Ibarra as its Global Marketing Communications Director. Ibarra will lead all facets of Memjet’s marketing communications strategy to enhance demand and build equity for the company’s technologies as well as its OEM partners’ printing solutions. He’ll be responsible for leading a global marketing and social-media strategy that will … Read more →

Marketing Kitchen installs a W+D BB700 Inserting Machine from Insource

Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario) has installed a W+D BB700 Inserting Machine with four-way Video Match at Marketing Kitchen’s new 40,000-square-foot facility in Markham, Ontario. Marketing Kitchen is a Canada Post Expert Partner and a leading marketing, direct mail and fulfillment production company. Services include state-of-the-art direct mail, high quality fulfillment, custom print marketing, print management, … Read more →

New workforce coalition will address recruitment

A group of concerned associations, educators and industry reps has formed the Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition. Its purpose is to coordinate the efforts of all organizations representing the printing and graphic communications industries to create awareness, recruit new talent, and provide a framework for apprenticeship and training programs – in addition to retaining our existing … Read more →

Mediaclip partners with Cloudprinter to drive personalization and to help print shops

Montreal-based Mediaclip, a leading developer of white-label product personalization software solutions, and, a global print cloud and API for web-to-print providers, e-commerce solutions and publishers, will join forces with the common goal of enabling web stores to easily offer online product customization to consumers – but now with the added benefit of automatically connecting … Read more →

Mitsubishi unveils Metallized Inkjet Paper

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper (Bielefeld, Germany) has launched its new Jetscript Metal VPG 1018, a metallic silver gloss inkjet paper developed for water-based inkjet printing and particularly suitable for self-adhesive label applications. “What’s so special about this new product is that metallic glossy inkjet labels were previously only possible using a metallic film,” said the company. … Read more →