AlphaGraphics names Bryant regional franchise development director

AlphaGraphics (Lakewood, Colorado), a leading franchisor of printing and marketing solutions founded in 1970 with more than 285 locations in 6 countries worldwide, has selected franchise sales veteran Kevin Bryant to support the company’s strategic growth. Bryant, who has 15 years of experience in the franchise industry – including ownership, sales, conversion, marketing and development … Read more →

COVID-19 Weekly Publisher’s Update

By Joe Mulcahy, Publisher, Graphic Arts Magazine (GAM) Taking advantage of unique opportunities during this pandemic. How much money do you spend on tradeshows and/or attending conferences and educational events each year? How high are your travel costs (in most cases airfare) and hotel accommodations? Most importantly, how many of these types of events do … Read more →

American Eagle introduces paper with antimicrobial protection

American Eagle Paper Mills (Tyrone, Pennsylvania) is launching a new line of antimicrobial paper to help minimize the transmission of communicable diseases. The Eagle Armour line of paper products is treated with Biomaster silver ion technology to provide antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the paper. “To address the need for cleaner surfaces, American Eagle … Read more →

Possible effects of COVID-19 on your business from a human resources perspective

The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA, Toronto) has released the results of a timely member survey revealing the impacts and scale of change Ontario’s HR professionals are currently facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – and what this might mean for businesses. The 1,107 respondents represented HR professionals from organizations of varied sizes, … Read more →

CHILI publisher Online SaaS editing solution released

Belgium-based CHILI publish, creator of market-leading software for smart artwork and marketing materials’ creation, has released CHILI publisher Online. “The world’s most technologically advanced, feature-rich, online document editor is now available as a service,” the company said. CHILI publisher Online was developed in partnership with Microsoft Azure to supply service providers with the cloud-collaborative technology … Read more →

COVID-19 Heroes: PAC members reveal inspirational contributions to their communities

The Packaging Consortium (PAC) recently asked it members to submit their stories and tell the industry how they’re contributing to their local communities, across Canada, or the world at large, during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The responses were both inspirational and overwhelming. Members came together to contribute much-needed funding, re-purposed their equipment and overall operations … Read more →

San Francisco Design Week 2020 to go virtual June 15 – 25

The 14th Annual San Francisco Design Week (SFDW), which attracts 60,000 visitors annually from around the world, is returning this year as the first regional virtual design festival. The online-only event will take place June 15-25, celebrating with the theme Intentional Distortions. Highlights include expert talks, webinars, web conferences, and virtual tours with leading designers … Read more →

Feds to extend Emergency Wage Subsidy past June 6

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed late last week that the federal government’s Emergency Wage Subsidy program will be extended beyond its June 6 deadline to encourage more employers to re-hire staff and “help kick-start” Canada’s gradual economic recovery. The extension of this COVID-19 aid program for employers comes as the Canadian economy has lost about … Read more →

Brothers appointed CEO of Keypoint Intelligence

Keypoint Intelligence (Fairfield, N.J.), a leading independent source for data analytics, laboratory testing and advisory services for the global printing and digital imaging industry, today announced that Mack P. Brothers has been appointed as President and CEO of the company effective May 1, 2020. Brothers brings 30 years of research and advisory expertise helping organizations … Read more →

Newly merged SGIA and PIA becomes PRINTING United Alliance

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA – Fairfax, Virginia) and the Printing Industries of America (PIA –Warrendale, Pennsylvania), which merged on May 1, 2020, have released the new organization’s official name as a combined company: PRINTING United Alliance. The PRINTING United Alliance (Wexford, Pennsylvania) also announced its official Board of Directors as a merged entity, … Read more →