Weekly Publisher’s Update

BY JOE MULCAHY Publisher, Graphic Arts Magazine (GAM) As we all self-quarantine, and do the best we can to remain upbeat under “the new normal”, I’ll continue to point out many positive developments each week regarding COVID-19, as well as other industry news and events. • The Digital Imaging Association (DIA) will be holding its … Read more →

ISA cancels its re-scheduled Sign Expo 2020 annual event

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the International Sign Association (ISA – Alexandria, Virginia) Board of Directors met recently and voted to cancel its signature event – the annual ISA International Sign Expo 2020 that had been re-scheduled to take place August 22-25. The board added: “When ISA made the decision to postpone its scheduled … Read more →

UV industry associations dismiss claims of UV light use on the human body to fight COVID-19

Recent statements from U.S. President Donald Trump suggesting that Ultraviolet (UV) light can be used on the human body to disinfect against COVID-19, have been totally dismissed by major industry associations with decades of experience. The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) and RadTech North America are educational and advocacy organizations consisting not just of of UV … Read more →

Graphitek installs an AGFA Anapurna H2500i LED wide-format printer

Graphitek (Victoriaville, Quebec), a leading commercial printer specializing in large-format products, has completed the installation of an Anapurna H2500i LED wide-format printer from AGFA Graphics Canada (Mississauga, Ontario). For Graphitek, founded in 2002 by Nathalie Castonguay, this investment will allow her company to expand the services it offers, improve print quality, boost productivity, reduce ink … Read more →

Mutoh launches two new small-format UV-LED printers

Mutoh America, an industry-leading manufacturer of wide-format printers, has announced the introduction of its latest UV-LED printers. “The XPJ-461UF and the XPJ-661UF offer many new features including a modern and sleek design along with an expanded print area,” said Brian Phipps, President of Mutoh America. “In addition to all the notable features of the previous … Read more →

Arrow Systems launches ArrowJet Aqua 330R for labels and packaging

Arrow Systems (Brookfield, Wisconsin), a leading provider of digital printing and finishing equipment as well as materials and coatings, has launched the ArrowJet Aqua 330R Digital Label Printer for mid-volume to high-volume labels and packaging. This new solution is a high-speed, aqueous pigment press “that provides enhanced print quality and greater production flexibility than previous … Read more →

Veritiv now exclusive distributor in Canada for APP’s coated board from China

Veritiv Corporation (Atlanta, Georgia), a major North American print and paper solutions provider, has announced that its Canadian Division, Veritiv Canada Incorporated, will now be the exclusive Canadian distributor of coated board from China from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). The relationship will provide Veritiv with exclusive marketing, selling and distribution rights across Canada to … Read more →

Baumer introduces Xact Controller for added flexibility in gluing applications

Baumer hhs (Krefeld, Germany, with locations in the USA and worldwide) has introduced its new compact and intuitive Xact Controller, whose WIDE range of functions is geared entirely to automated gluing. The controller incorporates the latest software and hardware technology, giving customers maximum flexibility in the gluing process. Users can run all their Baumer hhs … Read more →