2015 Tabbie Design & Editorial Awards now open

The 2015 Tabbies Call for Entries is now available at the TABPI website (www.tabpi.org) allowing all B2B editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their peers. The Tabbies, the editorial and design awards program, is run by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI). Paul J. Heney, TABPI … Read more →

Robert Mattatall appointed to 2015 ISA Board of Directors

The sign and visual communications industry in North America has new leaders, one of them a leading Canadian printer, as The International Sign Association (ISA) names its 2015 Board of Directors. “Our Board of Directors has vast experience in all facets of the sign industry,” said Lori Anderson, ISA President and CEO. “Their understanding of … Read more →

Niesen is new GPA Chief Executive Officer

Specialty substrate and solutions leader GPA has announced that the company’s Board of Directors has promoted Bob Niesen to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Niesen currently serves as GPA’s President, responsible for leading the company’s U.S.-based operations. Former CEO Tom Brooker has taken on the exclusive responsibility of Chairman of the Board of GPA. … Read more →

Color-Logic releases Image-FX Metallic Separation Tool

Color-Logic has released Image-FX, a software plug-in that automatically creates a metallic ink separation for conventional printing or a white ink separation for use with metallic substrates. The Photoshop plug-in is available to Adobe Creative Cloud users and produces images effectively in wide-format and UV printers. “The Color-Logic Image-FX plug-in analyzes photographic images and automatically … Read more →

Wood joins Flxon’s customer service team

Flxon, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based provider of premium Swedcut brand doctor blades for the flexographic and rotogravure printing industry, has appointed Karla Wood as Customer Satisfaction Specialist. She will assist the company’s operations in Canada, the United States and Latin America. A graduate of Liberty University in Virginia, Wood joins Flxon with previous experience as … Read more →

Stalam to lead Highcon’s operations in North America and South America

Israel-based Highcon has appointed Vic Stalam to the position of President of Highcon Americas. He will be leading Highcon’s team in North and South America, including Canada, while building its operations in the United States. Stalam’s industry experience spans technology, imaging, business information systems and services. He spent several years in key management roles at … Read more →

Brand Management Group releases new HP Light Fabric

HP has introduced, through its licensing partner, Brand Management Group (BMG), a new 100% knitted polyester fabric for HP Latex Printers that is wrinkle-resistant, soft to the touch and features “an excellent colour gamut for a range of high-profile display applications.” The new HP Light Fabric was tested for harmful substances and is certified according … Read more →

QuarkXPress 2015 to support PDF/X-4 print output

In March, Quark Software Inc. is expected to make available QuarkXPress 2015, the next major version of Quark’s design and layout tool for print and digital publishing professionals. In addition to features already announced, including new 64-bit architecture and the top 10 most user-requested features, QuarkXPress 2015 will support PDF/X-4 output – the latest standard … Read more →

Prime Data and Andrews Direct Marketing team up to offer expanded direct-mail and other services

Prime Data (Aurora, ON) and Andrews Direct Marketing (Aurora, ON and Buffalo, NY) have combined under the Prime Data brand. The two companies have worked closely together for over a decade. The newly joined company will now offer clients more production capacity, customer service support, cost effective in-house printing, and increased service of back-end fulfillment … Read more →