EFI appoints Morrissey as Vice President of Americas Sales

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has appointed graphic arts sales executive Patrick Morrissey to the position of Vice President, Americas Sales. He will be responsible for growing regional direct sales and enhancing channel partnerships across the company’s Productivity Software, Industrial Inkjet and Fiery digital print production businesses. He will report directly to Frank Mallozzi, Senior Vice … Read more →

Siekierski joins GPA as Production Manager

Specialty substrate leader GPA has announced that Mark Siekierski has joined the GPA team as its Production Manager. “His strong technical background and strategic, team-oriented approach make Mark a valuable addition to GPA,” said the company. In his new role, he will ensure that GPA’s Production Center in McCook, Illinois operates efficiently, smoothly and safely. … Read more →

Nappi to depart as NPES President after 10 years

At the recent NPES (Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies) Board of Directors Meeting in Florida, NPES President Ralph Nappi advised the board of his intention to transition out of the organization. “After ten years at the helm, it’s time for NPES to find its next leader and for me to find … Read more →

Callas releases pdfToolbox 8.1

Callas software, a market leader in automated PDF quality control and archival solutions, has released version 8.1 of its pdfToolbox product line. pdfToolbox 8.1 now features soft-proofing for multi-channel colour and introduces “libraries” offering better organization of profiles. pdfToolbox 8 previously introduced support for the creation of PDF/X-5n files, an ISO standard designed to support … Read more →

Agfa Graphics makes key North American appointments

Agfa Graphics has announced that Gunther Mertens has succeeded Peter Wilkens as Regional President for North America effective immediately. He will also be a member of Agfa’s Global Graphics Management Committee (GMC). Mertens joined Agfa in 1999 and has held various positions in Management & Administration as well as in Finance. Since 2006, he’s been … Read more →

Esko announces major update to ArtiosCAD

Esko is rolling out the newest release of ArtiosCAD, one of the company’s leading structural design editors for packaging and displays. The updated version showcases Canvas Design that, because of a series of new features, significantly improves the workflow for anyone designing and producing multi-component displays and packaging. The enhancements are the result of substantial … Read more →

PCMC announces new Fusion Compact Press

PCMC, The Paper Converting Machine Company (Green Bay, WI), a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of inline and CI presses, will unveil its new Fusion Compact (C) Press. The new press will include the same fast make-ready and waste-saving features as PCMC’s Fusion family of products – but with a smaller footprint (44’ … Read more →

A+A Graphics installs HP Scitex FB750 Printer and Colex Cutting System from Grimco Canada

A+A Graphics Canada (Scarborough, Ontario) has invested in new technology from equipment supplier and North Amercian wholesale sign supply specialist Grimco Canada. The recent installation of a 6-colour HP Scitex FB750 UV Inkjet Flatbed Printer and a Colex Sharpcut Flatbed Cutting System will allow the wide-format specialist to maintain quality while reducing turnaround times. Grimco … Read more →

Fujifilm to debut its new Uvistar Hybrid 320 UV Press at SGIA

Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division has announced the worldwide premier of its new Uvistar Hybrid 320 UV Press at the SGIA Expo November 4-6 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 320 is a 3.2m combination flatbed and roll printer capable of producing high quality output at speeds of up to 2,100 square feet per hour. Utilizing … Read more →

HP introduces premium poster paper for its Latex printers

The new HP Premium Poster Paper was engineered to eliminate heater marks, head strikes and inaccurate colours. Fully compatible with all HP Latex inks, as well as some eco-solvent and UV-curable inks, the “next-generation” paper is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications such as photo-realistic posters and presentations, POP and retail displays, signage and bus … Read more →