January 21, 2020

Editor's Picks


OSHA's Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirement Reminders

by Gary Jones

As we move into the new year, there are two important mandatory OSHA record-keeping requirements that printing operations need to be aware of and, most importantly, comply with if they meet the thresholds.


What’s Next in Inkjet and the Many Reasons to Adopt It

by Régis Thienard

The overriding message for drupa 2016 was that inkjet is now ready for “prime time” across a growing range of applications. For me, 2020 will be another inkjet drupa. The success of inkjet derives from and is embedded in the very nature of the technology which can be looked at across its key elements.


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Top News


SGIA Opens 2020 Safety Recognition Award Program

SGIA announced that the 2020 Safety Recognition Award Program is now open. The annual program, now in its 35th year, runs from January 1 – December 31 and encourages SGIA members to integrate health and safety into standard business practices.


EFI’s Mid-Volume LED 3m and 5m Printer Line Enables Top-Quality Prints

The new EFI VUTEk D3r and D5r LED inkjet printers leverage many of the advanced capabilities from the VUTEk 3r+ and 5r+ printers, offering a mid-range solution for a wider variety of high-value applications thanks to the combination of white and clear inks, as well as Museum print mode.


Idealliance Launches New Higher Education Membership Program

Idealliance created a new offering for Higher Education organizations in graphic communications that provides all the benefits of regular Idealliance membership, with a much lower cost, and online certification courses available to students, educators, and print center team members.


PIA and GAA to Host the 2020 Printing Industry Mergers & Acquisitions Symposium

Mergers and acquisitions remain one of the key topics for the graphic communications industry. PIA and GAA will offer the 2020 Printing Industry Mergers & Acquisitions Symposium on March 19, 2020, at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott to address the issue.


FASTSIGNS International Acquires Long Island-Based Sign Me Up Signs & Advertising

FASTSIGNS International acquired sign franchise Sign Me Up Signs & Advertising. Each of Sign Me Up’s six locations throughout Long Island and one in New Jersey will be converted to a FASTSIGNS center by February 2020.


INX International Plans to Acquire German Industrial Ink Manufacturer RUCO Druckfarben

INX International Ink Co. entered into an agreement to acquire RUCO Druckfarben, a longtime printing ink manufacturer in Eppstein, Germany. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the first half of 2020.


Felix Schoeller Group Starts 2020 With New Organizational Structure

The Felix Schoeller Group’s new organizational structure took effect on January 1, 2020. The reorganization follows the steps towards increasing internationalization the company has taken in recent years.


Canon + Onevision = A Winning Partnership for Productivity

Canon Production Printing partnered with OneVision to offer large-format graphics customers in Europe improved operational efficiencies through end-to-end workflow automation.


Circle Graphics Acquires Metromedia Technologies

Circle Graphics acquired Metromedia Technologies (MMT), the company that ushered in the age of high-quality digitally printed billboards and permanently changed the outdoor advertising industry.


Lift Software Adds to its Successful 2019 Growth

Lift Software announced that Leland Morgan and Alyssa Henkel joined the company as Business Development Manager and Software Project Manager, respectively.


Inspiration Spotlight


Cartoon Network Hotel Comes to Life with Drytac Media

The much-anticipated Cartoon Network Hotel has recently opened, decorated with colorful floor-to-ceiling graphics printed on Drytac ReTac Smooth 150 media. Animation fans can now eat, sleep, play and swim surrounded by their favorite characters in Lancaster, Penn.