SGIA, NAPCO, PIA and their affiliates partner to launch dedicated COVID-19 Resource Channel

The SGIA (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association), NAPCO Media and the Printing Industries of America (PIA) and their affiliates have joined forces to launch a helpful and comprehensive resource channel dedicated to providing the printing and graphic communications industry with up-to-the-minute news and resources on COVID-19, and how to navigate the latest information about the pandemic. … Read more →

2020 InterTech Technology Awards now accepting entries to July 31

Printing Industries of America (PIA – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is seeking innovative print and graphic communications technologies to compete in its 2020 InterTech Technology Awards. The annual competition hosted by PIA honours groundbreaking technologies “set to alter the way companies provide services and produce jobs.” Manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and software are encouraged to enter … Read more →

FM Future to launch FuturePrint Virtual Summit June 2 – 4

In response to the current worldwide Coronavirus Pandemic, event organizer FM Future has announced that the first FuturePrint Virtual Summit will take place online from Tuesday, June 2 to Thursday, June 4, 2020. Free for all attendees and participants, the objective of the summit is to provide an online platform to connect the international printing … Read more →

Mimaki expands 3D printer line with large-scale 3DGD-1800

Mimaki USA (Suwanee, Georgia), a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has released the Mimaki 3DGD-1800 Large-Scale 3D printer for creating dimensional displays for a variety of applications. It joins the OEM’s 3DUJ-553 full-colour and 3DFF-222 tabletop models “for a full range of 3D print technologies available from Mimaki USA.” Featuring Gel Dispensing … Read more →

Xerox abandons $34 billion takeover bid of HP

In one of the most controversial (and exhausting) ongoing industry “melodramas,” Xerox has finally announced that it would be dropping its hostile takeover bid of HP. Xerox, valued at $8 billion when its plans were first revealed, had offered to somehow finance a $34 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of HP, which was valued at $31 billion … Read more →

Seventh drupa Global Trends Report pinpoints economic and environmental challenges facing the global printing industry

The 7th drupa Global Trends Report is scheduled to be published at the end of this month. The results, from a survey conducted before the outbreak of the Coronavirus and the postponement of drupa to April 2021, showed a global industry that remained positive, but reflected more challenging global economic conditions. Packaging and functional market … Read more →

Portfoliobox scraps sign-up fees for new subscribers

Portfoliobox (Stockholm, Sweden), an innovative website development platform that helps photographers, illustrators, designers and other creatives make unique portfolios, has grown to become one of the most popular online website builders in the marketplace since it was launched in 2012. The company’s goal is to develop the best Content Management System (CMS) in the world … Read more →