Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Zünd America breaks ground on new North American Headquarters

Zünd America recently held a ground breaking ceremony for its new North American Headquarters being constructed at Drexel Town Square in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Set to be completed in September of 2019, Zünd America will relocate to Oak Creek from its current location in Franklin, Wisconsin. The new headquarters will include offices as well as … Read more →

Solimar Systems and RealityBLU expand print with trackable, personalized and AR experiences

Solimar Systems (SanDiego, California), a global solutions provider empowering critical communications through multi-channel document communications solutions for print, web and mobile delivery, have announced a new partnership with RealityBLU (Roscoe, Illinois), a leading platform provider of Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Integrating and coupling RealityBLU’s cloud-based BLUairspace technology with the Solimar Systems Chemistry platform allows any … Read more →

Agfa to showcase how its ECO³ prepress solutions make newspaper printers more profitable at 2018 World Publishing Expo

At the IFRA World Publishing Expo 2018 (WPE, October 9-11 in Berlin, Germany), Agfa Graphics will focus on how its ECO³ prepress solutions can make newspaper printers’ operations more economical, ecological and convenient. Key elements highlighted will include the recently launched Avatar V-ZH printing plate, the Attiro ZH Clean-Out Unit and the latest version of … Read more →

Batchelder joins KBA’s U.S. Flexible Packaging Division as Technical Sales Manager

With nearly 20 years’ experience in the graphic arts industry, Chris Batchelder has joined the Flexible Packaging Division of Koenig & Bauer U.S. (KBA, U.S.) as its Technical Sales Manager, focusing on sales efforts in North America, increasing awareness of the division’s flexo press models, and serving and supporting the division’s current customers. Batchelder will … Read more →

Muir is new EFI CEO

Electronics For Imaging (EFI, Freemont, California), a world leader in digital printing innovation, has announced that its Board of Directors has named William (Bill) D. Muir as its new Chief Executive Officer. Muir was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Jabil, a product solutions company. His appointment will become effective on October 15, 2018, … Read more →

Taopix to launch world’s first AI-based white-label photo commerce software platform in 2019

Taopix (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England), a world-leading leading provider of photo commerce software, is launching a fully AI-enabled (Artificial-Intelligence-enabled) version of its software platform for the ‘intelligent’ creation of photo books and similar multi-image photo gift products called According to the company, the photo book sector suffers from an alarming metric – about 70% … Read more →

Heidelberg to acquire finishing specialist MBO

The October 1 announcement by German press manufacturer Heldelberg said that the agreement to acquire MBO was “in the lower double-digit million euro range” and that the sale is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, subject to the agreement of antitrust authorities. MBO develops high-end finishing equipment for digital and offset printing … Read more →

Canadian Wrap Masters earns Avery Dennison Wrap Like a King Award

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions (Mentor, Ohio) has announced that 10 professional vehicle graphics installers from around the world have been named Regional Wrap Kings in its 2018 Wrap Like a King Challenge that utilizes Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film, its Conform Chrome and ColorFlow Series, and its MPI 1105 Supercast Digital film. Congratulations to the … Read more →

Marquis book printing acquires Webcom to become Canada’s largest book manufacturer

Marquis Book Printing (Montmagny, Quebec) has announced that it’s acquired Webcom Incorporated of Toronto, another book printing giant. The purchase cost was not revealed at press time. This blockbuster transaction will create an annual production capacity of over 100 million books produced in three state-of-the-art printing plants. The companies added that their “combined strengths will … Read more →

Sun Chemical to have new CEO in 2019

Sun Chemical (Parsippany. NJ) has appointed Myron Petruch as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2019. Petruch assumes the leadership of Sun Chemical after serving as President of Sun Chemical Performance Pigments and General Manager of its Pigments Products Division since 2008. He succeeds Rudi Lenz, who’ll transition to the new role … Read more →

Sherwood Printers buys Printer Gateway

Leading Ontario trade printer Sherwood Printers (Mississauga, Ontario) has purchased the Printer Gateway building (also located in Mississauga, Ontario) as well as the majority of its printing assets – including its prepress equipment, presses, bindery equipment, software, online assets and more. Sherwood owner Manoj Sheth is planning to re-launch Printer Gateway as a trade-only gang-run … Read more →