PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:53:13 EDT Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:44:05 EST Sydney Stone launches 5 new products at Print World 2014 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:07:50 EST Sydney Stone, distributor of print finishing equipment, supplies and service, is set to launch five new products at Print World 2014. Visit the company at booth 1000 for complete hands on demonstrations. Hot new products include:     Morgana AF2000S system is a high-capacity bookletmaking system from Morgana that delivers full automation, 21” pile feeder, 30-sheet capacity, stitching heads, and optional square fold unit. Morgana AF2000S bookletmaking system Category 5 Imaging installs a Kongsberg i-XP24 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:24:59 EST Category 5 Imaging has installed a Kongsberg i-XP24 cutting table. The 20,000 sq. ft. full-service large-format printer operates five presses and full in-house creative, prepress, fulfillment and shipping services. Left to right: Greg Priede,  Joel Upham The newly installed Kongsberg i-XP24 has a maximum work area of 66” x 126” and a maximum speed of 66”  per second and can convert a wide range of board, sheet and roll materials. General Printers files to restructure its business Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:36:36 EST General Printers filed a motion of intent to make a proposal to restructure under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. The motion was filed on Friday, PrintCAN has learned. According to industry sources, some sales reps and customer service reps have moved to the Lowe Martin Group at its Mississauga location, but PrintCAN has confirmed that president, Wayne Moir, is now at Lowe Martin. Only a handful of employees remain at the General Printers location. Staff was apparently notified in late afternoon on Friday that the company was "bankrupt" and they should not come back to work. Harris&Partners Inc. has been appointed bankruptcy trustee. General Printers now has 10 days to put together a cash flow statement and file it with the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, and 30 days to compile a creditor proposal. The receiver cited a downturn in business, a cash crunch, and the inability to meet financial obligations as they came due, as reasons for the filing.The receiver added that "The company intends on realizing on its hard assets by public tender or auction. The best method for realizing on the hard assets has not yet been established." Calls to General Printers owner David Fors have not been returned. Your afternoon chuckle: Stuff Print People Say Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:42:10 EST A trend that took off in 2012 with the infamous Stuff Girls Say video, has been revamped by the Roland DGA Corporation for those who work in the print industry.  From the company's YouTube page:   If you're in the print business, you've probably heard the phrases in this video. Some are funny, some are painful, and some are just painfully funny. Check it out. Ellis Paper Box installs New Komori GL 8-colour coater Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:01:42 EST Ellis Paper Box in Mississauga Ontario has just completed the install of a new Komori GL 8-colour 40" press with coater. The press is fully automated and equipped to run both low energy UV and conventional UV inks. It sits alongside a Komori LSX 24" x 29"  7-colour press with coater installed a couple of years ago. Dave Ellis president of Ellis Paper Box with the new press Transcontinental closes two printing plants Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:31:31 EST Transcontinental Inc. has announced that it will close its Concord printing plant in Ontario and its Edmonton plant in Alberta by the end of December 2014. "We are always looking at possible solutions to maximize our print platform," said Jacques Grégoire, president of the printing division of Transcontinental. "Our recent analyses have led us to close the Concord and Edmonton facilities in order to consolidate our production in state-of-the-art plants which will increase our efficiency and utilisation rate. In light of the current market environment, we are pursuing our review and are examining various options to continue responding appropriately to demand while remaining cost-effective for our customers." Versatech acquires Komori inventory from Howard Graphic Equipment Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:44:28 EST Howard Graphic Equipment and Versatech Press Electronic Service have announced the sale and acquisition of HGE’s Komori spare parts inventory—valued at over $350,000—and will use Versatech’s services for Komori installations and repairs. John Simons (left) with Nick Howard Staples increases use of Bullfrog Power Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:25:48 EST Staples Canada has announced an expansion to its partnership with Bullfrog Power—a green energy provider—to include four copy and print production locations. They are in Burnaby, BC; Mississauga, ON; Laval QC and Calgary. “Staples has the capability to do print jobs both at the stores and at print hubs,” Shaun Lewis, vice president, sales at Bullfrog Power said. “The jobs at the print hubs are generally sent there because they’re larger and more complex so they typically can’t be done at a store. ” Queenâs Printer for B.C. to outsource all printing Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:04:05 EST Victoria’s Queen’s Printer— the provider of printing and related services to the BC Government, federal government and public sector— will be fully outsourcing its printing services to the private sector by summer 2015. The Queens Printer will continue to broker printing contracts on behalf of the government, but says the growth of electronic publishing and digital information has reduced the demand for government printing. RP Graphics installs its 2nd Komori press Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:57:53 EST RP Graphics Group in Mississauga has installed its second Komori GL 6 colour 40-inch press with coater and low energy UV. The new press was purchased from K-North Services Inc. located in Georgetown, ON. K-North is the dealer for Komori presses in Ontario and Western Canada. Pictured in front of the new press is Marc Fortier (left) President and George Mazzaferro (CEO) right 6-step action plan to grow your business Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:57:09 EST Peter Muir, president of U.S.-based Bizucate, laid out a six-step plan to improve business performance at the most recent meeting of the Digital Imaging Association. More than 100 print industry reps gathered to hear him at the Xerox Research Centre. Peter Muir, president of Bizucate Print World ready to welcome industry Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:56:16 EST Print World 2014 is ready to welcome the industry on November 22 to 24 at the state-of-the art Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. Print World 2012  Simon & Schuster publishes limited edition book honouring Bob Dylan Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:43:55 EST On Oct. 28, Simon & Schuster will release The Lyrics: Since 1962, a comprehensive, annotated collection of Bob Dylan’s lyrics. The book will give fans a look into his original compositions and the documented changes he made throughout his career. Hydro Ottawa ties paperless bills to helping the homeless Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:31:48 EST Once again, another company is trying to tie paperless operations to environmental and social do-gooding. Hydro Ottawa has introduced a Go Paperless campaign under the auspices of helping the environment and reducing homelessness. Each time a customer signs up for E-Billing before Dec. 31, 2014, Hydro will make a $5 donation to its Brighter Tomorrow Fund, managed by United Way Ottawa. Massilly North America installs complete suite of Esko premedia technology Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:48:17 EST Massilly North America has installed Esko’s preproduction technology software to help leverage the benefits of the company's recently purchased computer-to-plate system. The company had recently brought platemaking in-house to lower costs and turnaround times.  Massilly is a manufacturer of high-quality metal twist closures and sealing machines for the food and beverage industries . A staff member uses the new software at Massilly