Publisher’s Industry Update

By Joe Mulcahy, Publisher, Graphic Arts Magazine (GAM) Despite the current pandemic, we’re keeping the momentum going. Our June digital issue will be released this Wednesday, June 3 and the lead feature will explore print consumables. Here’s more of what’s happening: Also on June 3, the Packaging Consortium (PAC) will offer another free webinar as … Read more →

APTech’s free online conference for Higher Education Marketers set for tomorrow

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech – Reston, Virginia) will host its inaugural EDgage Live virtual conference this Wednesday, June 3. Designed to empower marketers in higher education, the free event will bring together leading CMOs, automation and data analysts, and content specialists to offer guidance, practical tips and best practices. More information and registration … Read more →

Free Roland DGA Whitepaper: Using Product Personalization to Start or Grow a Business

Wide-format imaging specialist Roland DGA (Irvine, California) has announced the availability of its new whitepaper – Turning Your Craft into Cash: Ideas for Home-Based Businesses. This free, informative publication provides details on what it takes to start a product personalization business or grow an existing business by adding personalization to the mix – including examples … Read more →

INX debuts Color Perfection Magazine for brand designers and metal decorators

INX International Ink Company’s new Color Perfection Magazine is a glossy, four-colour printed publication that explores and analyzes the connection between colour, design and metal-can decorating around the world. Each issue of the new magazine contains in-depth news and information that beverage brand owners, brand design teams and metal decorators (who are launching new brands … Read more →

Torstar to be sold to private interests for $52 million

The Board of Directors of Torstar, the company that publishes Canada’s largest daily newspaper, the Toronto Star, has agreed to be sold to NordStar Capital – a firm run by entrepreneurs Jordan Bitove and Paul Rivett, in a deal worth approximately $52 million. Basically a print and digital publishing company, Torstar runs newspapers and websites … Read more →

Jones Healthcare acquires Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106

Jones Healthcare Group (London, Ontario), a global market leader in advanced packaging and medication dispensing solutions, has made a major investment in an 8-colour, custom-built Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 sheetfed offset press. The new press will increase the company’s production capacity and help improve speed-to-market “with unmatched quality and waste reduction” for its health … Read more →

Konica Minolta launches AccurioPress 6136P MICR

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. (Ramsey, NJ) has unveiled a new addition to its product lines – a MICR version of its AccurioPress 6136. This gives the 6136P a MICR toner and developer that “will have a significant impact on the financial printing market,” said the OEM. The term MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) most … Read more →

Esko launches online software and hardware Innovation Hub 2020

Esko (Gent, Belgium), an industry-leading developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the global print and packaging industries, has unveiled a new virtual ‘hub’ to launch its 2020 innovations. The Esko Innovation Hub provides visitors with the ability to explore the entire Esko 2020 portfolio of new and upgraded products ­– in an always-on, … Read more →

Labelexpo/Brand Print Americas postponed until March 2021

The Tarsus Group, organizer of the Labelexpo/Brand Print Americas 2020 tradeshow, has released new dates for its co-located shows as a result of the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to take place September 15 – 17, 2020  at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, the 2021 editions of Labelexpo Americas and Brand … Read more →

Graphics One launches two new film-positive systems

Graphics One (Sunnyvale, California) has announce two new screen-printing packages for imaging film positives. Featuring GO ScreenMate Color Separation Ink and Film, the system can include either the T3170x or the ET-15000, along with the CADLink Technology Corporation’s FilmMaker RIP software, making this “a true turnkey offering,” said the company. “We decided to integrate full … Read more →

DIA explores what employers and employees need to know about COVID-19

The Digital Imaging Association’s (DIA’s) May 20 online webinar brought together experts to answer questions about COVID-19 issues affecting both employers and employees at printing and related companies. It guided viewers through the legalities, financial impact and personnel issues, among other topics. The panel included: Chantel Goldsmith (Labour & Employment Law and Partner at Samfiru … Read more →