27 November 2015
Flint Group has entered into an agreement to purchase XBC B.V., a company that holds more than 95% of the shares in Xeikon N.V. Xeikon designs, develops and delivers high-end digital colour presses and consumables for the global commercial, document, label and packaging market segments.  The company distributes its services through a worldwide sales and service network.
23 November 2015
The IAPHC is now accepting entries for its annual Gallery of Superb Printing Awards. The gallery is open to any individual firm associated with the global graphic arts industry, and there are no production date restrictions as long as it has not been previously entered.

It will cost members $70 to enter and $80 for non-members. If a piece is being entered in more than one category submit separate pieces and separate entry fees for each category.  If you would like your submission returned after judging, an additional $30 fee will be required.
23 November 2015
RICHMOND HILL, ON—Marlin Digital Imaging Inc., a full service print solutions provider has installed a Ricoh Pro C7110x and Pro 8100 to their fleet of existing Ricoh printers.

 Raffi Stepanian, operations manager at Marlin Digital Imaging Inc.
23 November 2015
Last week, Jay Mandarino, CEO and president of C.J. Graphics and the C.J. Group of Companies was named the 2015 Printing Leader of the Year, during the 2015 Canadian Printing Awards gala.

The awards were developed by PrintAction and Annex Business Media to celebrate print and industry achievements.

“I am extremely proud to be named this year’s Printing Industry Leader of the Year,” Mandarino said. “This has been a landmark year for us at the C.J. Group of Companies and it brings me great pleasure to bring this award back to our team, clients and suppliers. Without their hard work and dedication our success would not be possible.”
23 November 2015
Print service provider ION Print Solutions and paper supplier Unisource Canada (a Veritev company) is being recognized by the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton for its generosity.

Last week, on National Philanthropy Day, an annual awards luncheon was held to give local not-for-profits the opportunity to say thank you for the support they receive throughout the year.
18 November 2015
Canopy’s guide to the most forest-friendly North American printers, The Blueline Report 2015, has been awarded a Canadian Printing Award. The report took home Gold in the Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Service category, during the annual event on Nov. 12.

“This award recognizes the value of The Blueline Report and Canopy’s printer rankings to major print customers,” Neva Murtha, Canopy’s senior campaigner, said. “The report’s robust content has ensured its utility for customers seeking to improve their sustainability track record with the printers they choose.”
17 November 2015
CANADA—HP is unveiling a new set of PageWide printers. Touted as the world’s fastest large-format monochrome colour printers, the machines allow printing of 30 24” X 36” pages per minute without compromising print quality and reliability.

HP and Cansel's first event in Montreal
16 November 2015
MARKHAM, ON—Sina Printing has added an Esko Kongsberg C finishing table to its cutting department, which the company says will double its capacity, and will be used for more difficult materials and specialty folds.

 The new table at Sina Printing headquarters
12 November 2015
TORONTO—Full Frame Signs and Scenic Art has installed a Kongsberg V cutting table to expand its billing in the film industry. According to Esko, it’s the first Kongsberg V installation in Ontario.

11 November 2015
ATLANTA, GA—Agfa Graphics took home three Product of the Year awards at SGIA Expo. The competition recognizes the latest equipment and supplies in the market that are advancing the specialty imaging industry.

Deborah Hutcheson, director of marketing and Larry D'Amico, vice-president Digital Imaging
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