18 October 2017

USA—

Endangered Species
Endangered Species
The list of fine paper mills in North America that are in trouble or closing is getting longer. Southworth Papers ofMassachusetts, West Linn Papers of Oregon and Appleton Coated of Wisconsin have either closed or are under creditor protection. Two of the mill manufactured coated grades and one of the mills dates back to 1839.

18 October 2017

TORONTO—

Speedmaster XL106 with coater
Speedmaster XL106 with coater
The newest press in the CJ GRAPHICS’ lineup is the first XL106 – 6-colour + Anilox AQ Coater with In-press Control and “Push to Stop” technology.“Push to Stop” technology is a paradigm shift in sheet-fed production. It allows one to process jobs autonomously from a prepress queue. It also allows one to go from make-ready to production based on standards, not depending on an operator’s decision. The goal is to produce jobs as they arrive at the press “autonomously”. The operator “oversees” production, interrupting production only if an error occurs. This joins CJ Graphics 2 other Heidelberg Speedmaster 40 inch presses

18 October 2017

CONCORD— 

Sheets over 65x100
Sheets over 65x100
Plastic+Paper has installed a sheeter that is able to sheet over 65 inches by 100 inches.It is able to sheet paper, plastic and paper board.Weights from 80 lb text to 24 pt board Specially designed for short runs and very quick turn around times. It is the largest sheeter in Canada for the graphic arts industry.

18 October 2017

WINNIPEG—

New Speedmaster at Premier Printing
Danny Miller and Ted Gortemaker
Premier Printing has recent investment of a Speedmaster XL-106-4P, a highly automated press featuring AutoPlate Pro fully automated plate loading, Prinect Axis Control Spectral measuring device, and dynamic sheet brakes. The press is driven by the new Press Center XL featuring Intellistart 2 operating software, allowing for the “autonomous” processing of jobs at a speed of 18,000 sheets per hour.  
“AutoPlate Pro is a gift” states Tom Bennet, Special Projects Manager. “Agenda run lengths are 300 – 1500 per form, so we are performing up to 150 plate changes per day. Job changes on the 4P were as low as 1½ minutes.
 

11 October 2017

SALT LAKE CITY—

 Are they coming back to Canada
Mail Boxes ETC. International has bought franchisor AlphaGraphics.They bought AlphaGraphics from a  American private equity company . AlphaGraphics has about 265 locations. Mail Boxes ETC.(MBE) also bought PostNet in April of last year. MBE out of Milan, Italy now has 2,600 locations in 39 countries with about sales over $1 billion. The purchase was designed to increase MBE presence in the United States. 
 
 

11 October 2017

WINNIPEG—

International Awards
International Awards
Pollard Banknote's €20 Million Calendar ticket printed for Loterie Nationale de Belgique received the "They Said It Couldn't Be Done" Best of Category award. This game marked the first time a ticket was printed with Pollard Banknote's patented Scratch FX® and Scratch Tab™ innovations in combination, all on an oversize 8" x 11" ticket. 
Pollard also receiving a Certificate of Merit for "Special Innovation Awards—Other". Two other Pollard Banknote tickets also received Certificate of Merit awards.

11 October 2017

SCOTLAND, U.K.—

Printing up to 100,000 DPI
Printing up to 100,000 DPI
 University of Glasgow  claims to have developed a high resolution printing which could have anti-counterfeiting, data storage and digital imaging applications. It allows the printing of two different high detailed, full colour images within the same printed area. It does not use dyes or pigments as in standard printing but uses specially structured nanomaterial to render colours. The nanomaterial printing can reach resolutions up to 100,000 DPI. 

11 October 2017

BRAMPTON—

 
 DATA Communications Management ( Data Group) has announce plans to integrate  Multiple Pakfold operations into its Brampton, Ontario facility. As a result, Multiple Pakfold will exit Multiple the Missisauga's facility before the end of 2017 and relocate the staff and production capabilities into DATA’s 269,000 square foot Brampton facility. Multiple Pakfold will continue to serve its trade printing clients as a distinct market segment.It is expected that substantially all of Multiple Pakfold’s employees will relocate to DATA’s Brampton facility.

4 October 2017

USA—

Facebook gets connected with Fake News
Facebook gets connected with Fake News
 The results of an international survey by Two Sides provides unique insight into how print and paper is viewed, preferred and trusted by consumers around the globe.The results reveal a strong preference for print when it comes to recreational reading e.g. books, magazines, news, etc. 72% of global respondents prefer printed books, compared to only 9% preferring e-books. 

4 October 2017

AD AGE—

Magazines fight back against the web
Magazines fight back against the web
 The Association of Magazine Media is playing the "trust" card in a new ad campaign.The  has begun a campaign in print and online running through March with the tagline, "Magazine media. Better. Believe It."
The campaign "addresses magazine media's unmatched ability across platforms to produce professional, credible, trusted and brand-safe content," the print industry group said in its release, announcing the new ads.

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