BMI opens Rising Star Award nominations with February 28 deadline

The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI – Ormond Beach, Florida) is now accepting nominations for its Rising Star Award which recognizes book industry professionals who are making a positive impact on their companies, in their communities, and on the industry. Nominations will be accepted through to Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. … Read more →

Industry veterans Griffiths and Dale launch Connecting for Results consulting firm

Printing industry veteran Gordon Griffiths, in partnership with Bob Dale, have launched Connecting for Results, a Toronto-based consulting firm with a dedicated focus on mergers and acquisitions, management strategies and executive recruiting. “The printing landscape is constantly evolving and I, along with my partners, bring a wealth of experience to help graphic arts companies navigate … Read more →

Edwards joins EFI as its Chief Technology Officer

Electronics For Imaging (EFI – Fremont, California) has named veteran printing technology executive Dr. Douglas Edwards as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Edwards replaces long-time technology leader Ghilad Dziesietnik, who recently retired after almost 25 years with EFI – the last 14 as its CTO. Edwards has had an extensive career as a senior print … Read more →

Price of a domestic stamp rises by 2¢ to 92¢

As of Monday, January 13, Canada Post Corporation (Ottawa) increased postage rates across the country by 2¢ for a domestic Lettermail item of 30 grams or less. For stamps purchased in a booklet, coil or pane, the rate is now 92¢ per stamp – up from the current rate of 90¢. Buying a single domestic … Read more →

SGIA opens its 2020 Safety Recognition Award Program

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA – Fairfax, Virginia) has announced that its 2020 Safety Recognition Award Program is now open. The annual program, now in its 35th year, runs from January 1 to December 31, 2020 and encourages SGIA members to integrate health and safety into standard business practices. How the program works. SGIA … Read more →

Pitney Bowes releases SendPro C Auto mailing and sending technology

Pitney Bowes (Stamford, Connecticut), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of ecommerce, shipping, mailing and financial services, has launched SendPro C Auto – the latest evolution of its SendPro digitally-connected mailing and sending technology portfolio. Utilizing the integrated mailing and shipping technology with the SendPro platform, SendPro C Auto includes … Read more →

Book Manufacturers’ Institute releases “The Role of Inkjet Printing in Powering Industry 4.0 in Book Publishing”

The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI – Ormond Beach, Florida) has published a new whitepaper titled The Role of Inkjet Printing in Powering Industry 4.0 in Book Publishing, detailing the findings of a research study conducted by NAPCO Research and commissioned by BMI. The report focuses on how book printers and publishers are transitioning from offset … Read more →

Juery named new CEO of Agfa-Gevaert

Following a “rigorous selection process,” the Board of Directors of Agfa-Gevaert, headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium, has appointed Pascal Juery as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. He’ll succeed current CEO Christian Reinaudo on February 1, 2020. Fifty-four-year-old Juery was born in Paris, France, and is a graduate of the ESCP Business School. He brings more … Read more →

New research reveals that consumer preferences for paper remain high

In a recent 2019 research study conducted by Isobar on behalf of The Paper and Packaging Board (McLean, Virginia), that measured consumer attitudes about paper and its use, consumer opinions remained strong when it came to paper’s enduring value in their daily lives. The study also reflected consumer concerns about expanding digital influences. The research … Read more →