Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Durst and KBA appoint Stabler to lead new joint-venture company for digital packaging printing systems

Durst (Brixen, Italy), manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, and Koenig & Bauer (KBA – Würzburg, Germany), the oldest printing press manufacturer in the world, have appointed Robert Stabler as Managing Director of their new joint venture effective August 1, 2019. The new company, Koenig & Bauer Durst GmbH, was officially established in … Read more →

Onyx announces global launch of Onyx 19 software

Onyx Graphics (Salt Lake City, Utah) has announced the worldwide availability of Onyx 19, the newest version of the company’s wide-format RIP and print workflow software. Introducing its Spark Engine and DeviceLink+, Onyx 19 brings “new, cutting-edge technologies so print service providers can go bigger, bolder and beyond the limitations of wide-format print for all … Read more →

Toronto-based e-commerce start-up launching world’s largest sticker store this summer

Featuring a massive three-storey “stickerbombed” storefront graphic, Toronto e-commerce start-up StickerYou is characterizing the launch of its new store in Queen Street West/Bathurst Street area of Toronto late this summer as “the world’s largest sticker store.” Created in collaboration with 3M, StickerYou will feature a stunning creative interior that highlights the creativity and possibilities of … Read more →

Agfa sells Duratex Media business to Grimco and inks re-seller agreement

Agfa USA has announced the sale of its Duratex Media wide-format and grand-format substrate business to Grimco, a leading national supplier of wholesale sign supplies, substrates and sign-printing equipment that has over 50 locations throughout Canada and the U.S. In addition, Grimco acquires Agfa’s business relating to the purchase and resale of certain third-party-manufactured wide-format … Read more →

Polar Mohr launches newest version of Compucut software that eliminates set-up time before cutting

Automated cutter manufacturer Polar Mohr (Hofheim, Germany) has released the newest version of its Compucut software – V 5.0.8. The high-speed cutting machine leader has been pursuing its automated cutting vision for over 30 years, the company revealed. “The trend that has been emerging in print shops for some years now is a significant increase … Read more →

PPC releases redesigned logo and website

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC – Springfield, MA) has revealed a new brand direction, logo and website – all designed around the idea of a “new conversation.” Now in its 90th year, PPC is the North American association for converters of paperboard packaging and their suppliers. PPC works to grow, promote and protect the paperboard … Read more →

HP acquires U.K.-based OneFlow Systems

HP has announced an agreement to acquire OneFlow Systems, a leading provider of cloud-based print workflow solutions based in the United Kingdom. “The acquisition continues HP’s focus on delivering industry-leading solutions to customers and commercial printers using HP presses, HP Indigo and HP PageWide Industrial,” said the OEM. OneFlow Systems has been an important HP … Read more →

EFI and Memjet partner for faster digital production

Electronics For Imaging (EFI­­ – Freemont, California) and Memjet (San Diego, California) have established a new partnership to bring ultra-fast, high-quality EFI Fiery Digital Front Ends (DFEs) to the growing portfolio of Memjet DuraLink digital inkjet production solutions. EFI’s development of Fiery DFE solutions for printers featuring DuraLink technology means that Memjet OEM customers will … Read more →