Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Sydney Stone named 2019 Duplo Canadian Dealer of the Year

Print-finishing specialist Sydney Stone (Toronto), a leading Duplo dealer in Canada since 1996 offering sales and service nationwide with branches in Toronto and Vancouver, has been chosen the Duplo Canadian Dealer of the Year for 2019. The award recognizes the best in the industry based on growth and development, expertise and knowledge, and excellence in … Read more →

Drupa unveils show premiere for digital textile printing applications

Touchpoint Textile, a new special show for digital textile printing applications, will make its debut at drupa 2020 in Hall 4. “The textile industry is opening up cross-sectional technologies for numerous sectors, and Touchpoint Textile will bring these companies together, offer space for cross-sector cooperation and new projects, as well as product and manufacturing ideas … Read more →

Ricoh named a worldwide leader in high-speed inkjet

A new IDC MarketScape report has named Ricoh a worldwide leader in high-speed inkjet, citing the OEM’s broad strengths – including technological innovation, attentiveness to customer feedback and a large install base. The report, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide High-Speed Inkjet Press 2019-2020 Vendor Assessment, in particular noted Ricoh’s “business development programs with high visibility and strong … Read more →

Xerox to expand its IT services in Canada

Xerox (Norwalk, Connecticut) has announced the expansion of its IT (Information Technology) Services across Xerox Business Solutions in the U.S. The company also plans to expand IT Services for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) internationally, launching in the second quarter in both Canada and the U.K., followed by selected European countries later this year. Xerox … Read more →

Art Smart installs INcut DC-6040 Digital Finisher from Insource

In one of the first such installations in Canada, Art Smart Digital Printing of Vaughan, Ontario has added an INcut DC-6040 Digital Finisher – a new, proprietary technology exclusively from Insource Corporation of Markham, Ontario. Insource is a leading Canadian technology supplier and a service and solutions provider for the mailing, printing, and packaging and … Read more →

Epson Surecolor printers win 2020 iF Design Award

The Epson Surecolor SC-P7500 and Surecolor SC-P9500 large-format printers have been named iF Design Award 2020 winners by Hanover-Germany-based iF International Forum Design. Created in 1953, the iF Design Award is recognized around the world as one of the most sought-after awards for innovative industrial product design excellence in products, packaging, communications, interior and exterior … Read more →

Komori acquires stake in MBO Group

Komori (Tokyo, Japan) has signed an agreement with the MBO Group (a global manufacturer specializing in post-press equipment based in Oppenweiler, Germany) to acquire a 100% equity stake in MBO with the aim of eventually making it a Komori subsidiary. Since Komori’s founding in 1923, the group has been engaged in the manufacture and sale … Read more →

Techkon announces strategic OEM partnership with Screen Americas

Techkon (Danvers, MA), a leader in high-precision colour measurement solutions for the global print and packaging markets, has announced its strategic OEM partnership with Screen Americas (Rolling Meadows, Ill), a leading graphic solutions company with a strong focus on production-class inkjet printing technology. Its product portfolio includes Truepress inkjet printers and presses, PlateRite thermal platesetters … Read more →

Digital Signage Expo set for March 31

The 2020 Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest tradeshow and educational conference for digital display, interactive technology and digital communications networks, will present new educational opportunities designed specifically for end users, brand marketers, advertisers, system administrators, technologists and communications professionals. DSE will take place March 31 – April 3, 2020, with access to the … Read more →

Héon & Nadeau installs Komori LS Perfecting Press from Komcan

Héon & Nadeau (Victoriaville), one of the leading offset commercial printers in Eastern Quebec, has installed a Komori LS 8-colour, 40-inch Perfecting Press from Komcan Incorporated (Georgetown, Ontario). Komcan is the exclusive dealer for Komori presses in Canada, as well as parts and 24/7 service support. Founded in 1938 by Eugene Nadeau and Albert Héon, … Read more →

Listen to what your data is telling you is focus of next DIA meeting February 19

Reliance on human decision-making for complex planning and imposition is becoming unsustainable in our industry. There’s a vast array of software available that operates most equipment in a printing operation. Yet collecting and utilizing this data in a cohesive way often never happens. At the next meeting of the Digital Imaging Association (DIA) Wednesday afternoon, … Read more →