27 July 2015
BELGIUM—
 
Esko’s Automation Engine Connect, a toolkit allowing integration from third party products to an Esko workflow, has been awarded with a 2015 Printing Industries of America InterTech (TM) Technology Award.

“We are thrilled to receive an InterTech award from Printing Industries of America this year,” Esko president Udo Panenka, said.
22 July 2015
CALGARY—Canadian Bank Note (CBN) has acquired Unicom Graphics and will integrate Unicom’s operations with CBN’s McAra Printing division. CBN has made substantial investments in new technology at McAra over the years, and this acquisition is a continuation of this investment.

"By combining the complementary strengths of two leading Calgary-based commercial printers, we have created a single exceptional print solutions provider,” Ronald G. Arends, president & CEO, Canadian Bank Note Company, said. “Limited CBN is committed to providing McAra Unicom investment and technical support to successfully grow the business. "
22 July 2015
TORONTO—Copy Right Copy Centre, a printer with more than 20 years of digital publishing experience, has upgraded to a new EBA 5560LT from Sydney Stone with side tables and an air lift table for easy movement of paper on the bed of the cutter. Prior to the installation, the company had been using a Triumph 4850EP.

Doug Bell (right) of Copy Right Copy Centre
21 July 2015
SIMCOE, ON—Annex Business Media located in Simcoe, ON, has installed a new Kuda 115 paper cutter. The Kuda was sold by Georgetown, ON-based Komcan Inc. The new cutter replaces a smaller cutter and will work alongside the New Komori LS 840 Perfector being installed.

From left to right: Ivan Glendinning cutter operator and Bob Staz Production manager at Annex.
21 July 2015
MISSISSAUGA—As of July 16, 2015 Howard Graphic Equipment  (HGE) will no longer be a supplier of reconditioned machines. The last press to make the journey from its facility to its new home in New York was a Komori S640.

 
21 July 2015
MISSISSAUGA—Ernest Green & Son, an independent distributor of graphic arts products and services in Canada, has entered into a partnership with GMG, a developer and supplier of high-end colour management software. The agreement will allow Ernest Green to represent the entire GMG line in Canada.  

 
17 July 2015
QUEBEC—
 
Graphic Packaging International Canada, ULC, a subsidiary of the Atlanta GA-based Graphic Packaging Holding Company, has announced the closure of its thermo mechanical paperboard mill in Jonquiere, QC.

The mill officially closed on Monday July 13, and will affect almost 140 employees.
16 July 2015
HAMILTON—Beyond Manufacturing Llc, a Shawano, Wisconsin- based provider of digital proofing, folded carton, corrugated retail packaging and label applications has announced the formation of Beyond Manufacturing Canada. 

 
15 July 2015
VANCOUVER—
 
OEC Graphics
, a family-owned company focused in pre-media, flexo-platemaking, facilities management, display graphics and brand management, has opened OEC Vancouver.

With headquarters at 905 South Perkins Street Appleton, WI, this is the company’s first time setting up a manufacturing facility outside of the U.S.
15 July 2015
TORONTO—
 
According to Canada Posts’ research, the average consumer's attention span is only eight seconds—not a lot of time for brands to get and hold the attention of a potential customer. Canada Post aims to tackle this issue with its whitepaper, Breaking Through the Noise. In partnership with market research consultancy Phase 5, the study explores how physical and digital mail factor into the lives of consumers. It also examines how the visibility, longevity and overall impact of each channel compares to the other.
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