New government funds now available for hiring youth – with July 26 deadline

Here, Elliot Schiller, Graphic Arts Magazine government funding columnist and a Director at Toronto’s Teeger Schiller Incorporated (a firm specializing in government funding and systems selection and implementation), examines the recently announced Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) Program. His clients receive over $5 million annually to support ongoing business innovation. Please e-mail eschiller@teegerschiller.com, visit … Read more →

Xerox unveils Baltoro HF Inkjet Press with automated intelligence

Xerox’s new Baltoro HF Inkjet Press is a cut-sheet production press that enables clients to print high-volume, transactional work, high-quality direct mail and catalogues on a single press with superior image quality and productivity, said the OEM. The Baltoro HF is Xerox’s first press using this particular platform. “We engineered the Baltoro HF by leveraging … Read more →

Agfa launches SPIR@L technology for heatset and coldset printing

SPIR@L is Agfa Graphics’ latest patented screening technology that replaces traditional dots with alternative shapes to increase print quality while reducing production costs. It’s the latest addition to Agfa’s ECO³ program, which focuses on “economy, ecology and extra convenience.” Applicable to both commercial and newspaper printing, it makes it possible to hold dots from press … Read more →

Drytac releases free Retail Insiders’ Guide

Drytac (Bristol, UK), a leading international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format printing and signage markets, has compiled a free, downloadable guide to help businesses save time and money when creating retail graphics. Available via the recently revamped www.drytac.com website, its Graphic Solutions for Retail & Hospitality Environments guide looks at the constantly evolving … Read more →

RadTech and TAGA announce UV+EB Technology Student Poster Design Competition

The Technical Association for the Graphic Arts (TAGA – Pittsburgh, PA) and RadTech (Chevy Chase, MD), the non-profit trade association for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV+EB) processes, are partnering once again on their UV+EB Technology Student Poster Design Competition, which offers students cash prizes for their creative poster designs. Interested graphic arts and design students … Read more →

Kornit unveils Kornit Konnect cloud software analytics connectivity platform

Kornit Digital, a market leader in digital textile printing technology, has launched Kornit Konnect – its new cloud-based, mobile workflow software platform that enables businesses to maximize the productivity of their digital printing solutions. “This is the first phase in Kornit’s implementation of its industry vision of textile design, decoration and production being fueled by … Read more →

Hazen Paper showcases Phantom Options in new sample book

A new sample book from Hazen Paper Company (Holyoke, MA) titled Phantom Options, demonstrates innovative capabilities with samples of products that brand owners and packaging designers can use to differentiate and enhance their brands. Introduced recently at Luxe Pack New York, the new sample book includes a selection of Hazen Multi-Ply swatches, bound to show … Read more →

X-Rite unveils i1Pro 3 Plus colour profiling device

X-Rite and Pantone (Grand Rapids, Michigan), global leaders in colour science and technology, have released their new i1Pro 3 Plus – a spectral colour measurement solution “specifically designed for imaging, print and textile professionals who need advanced calibration and colour profiling capabilities to support today’s wide-format and industrial printing applications.” The i1Pro 3 Plus has … Read more →

Mark Andy renews partnership with Konica Minolta

Mark Andy (Chesterfield, MO) has announced that it has renewed its joint agreement with strategic partner Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Ramsey, NJ). Partners since 2016, Mark Andy and Konica Minolta together have delivered a new line of digital label presses that enable users to bring high quality, cost-effective digital solutions to the marketplace. The OEMs … Read more →