Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

2019: Year in review

From new tradeshows to new technologies, from new installations to new partnerships, here’s my annual look at what I believe are the top stories of 2019. Do you agree? My apologies to those deserving news items (including ones from December that occurred after our press deadline) that I was forced to omit. Story of the … Read more →

A new generation of print leaders

Last month I discussed how our industry organizations, OEMs and educational institutions are continuing to be proactive in recruiting young talent to our industry – a major priority in 2020 according to experts. I reported that Canadian Print Scholarships awarded 68 new and returning students at five schools across Canada – the most the organization … Read more →

Lowe-Martin Group installs first Komori Impremia IS29 in Canada from Komcan

The Lowe-Martin Group, with headquarters in Ottawa and production facilities in Mississauga, Ontario, provides communication solutions that span a wide range of products and services – including sheetfed offset printing, digital printing, direct and multi-channel marketing, online ordering, direct mail, large-format and security printing, in-house pre-press and bindery services, e-business solutions and warehousing and logistics. … Read more →

Taylor Printing Group acquires Bounty Print Limited

Brace Holdings, owner of SaltWire Network and New Brunswick-based Taylor Printing Group Inc., has announced that it’s purchased Nova Scotia’s Bounty Print Limited, located in Halifax. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bounty Print specializes in offset, digital and wide-format printing, as well as finishing and direct-mail services. “Purchasing Bounty Print enables Taylor … Read more →

PIA Launches Process Control Fundamentals in its iLearning Center

Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced the launch of its new Process Control Fundamentals Course in its online iLearning Center. Process control is a crucial function ensuring that a system is constant, predictable and continually operating at optimum performance with only normal variations. In the printing industry, process control is the cornerstone of any … Read more →

Adobe surpasses $11 billion in annual revenue for its 2019 fiscal year

In the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2019, Adobe (San Jose, California) achieved a company record quarterly revenue of $2.99 billion (USD), which represents 21% year-over-year growth. In its fiscal year 2019, Adobe also achieved a record annual revenue of $11.17 billion, which represents 24% year-over-year growth. “Adobe’s phenomenal performance in Q4 capped a … Read more →

SGIA and NAPCO Media appoint Cvitanov as Chief operating Officer

SGIA (Reston, VA) and NAPCO Media (Philadelphia, PA), creators and organizers of the Printing United tradeshow, have announced that Andy Cvitanov has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this new position, he’ll oversee all operations within the newly formed company – including association infrastructure, strategy, audience development, finance, IT, human resources and many more. … Read more →

Pitney Bowes completes sale of Software Solutions Business to Syncsort

Pitney Bowes (Stamford, Connecticut), a global technology company that provides solutions in the areas of e-commerce, shipping, mailing and financial services, has announced that the previously disclosed sale of its Software Solutions Business to Syncsort for $700 million in cash has been completed (with the exception of its software and data business in Australia, which … Read more →

Reminder: January 5 is deadline for Second Annual Better with Less – Design Challenge submissions

The deadline to submit entries for the second annual Better with Less – Design Challenge, organized by Metsä Board, the European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, is approaching. Entries must be received by Sunday, January 5, 2020. Now in its second year, the competition inspires packaging designers as well as packaging design students all … Read more →