PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Fri, 22 May 2015 07:29:25 EDT Fri, 22 May 2015 07:11:51 EST FESPA releases Print Census results Wed, 20 May 2015 12:05:54 EST FESPA has released the results of its Print Census, a global industry survey to expose six trends driving the world’s wide-format and specialty print community. The survey is part of an ongoing collaboration between FESPA and InfoTrends. More than 1200 people took part in the survey between May 2014 and April 2015. 50% of respondents were from the Americas, 42% from Europe and 8% from the Asia Pacific region. Transcontinental suspends employee for heckling during print awards Wed, 20 May 2015 11:46:04 EST Print is making headlines this week, but not in a good way. During the OPIA 2015 Excellence in Print Awards, held May 13,  a Transcontinental employee heckled comedian Jen Grant during her set. Lewd comments were allegedly thrown her way, causing her to leave the stage. TC Transcontinental has suspended the employee and launched an investigation.  Visit The Globe and Mail to learn more. Winners announced for the 2015 OPIA Excellence in Print Awards Wed, 20 May 2015 11:36:55 EST The Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA) honoured the country’s best printers on May 13, during its annual Excellence in Print Awards ceremony, held at the St. Georges Golf and Country Club. Award sponsors included Heidelberg, Domtar, Spicers and Sun Chemical. Back row Jay Mandarino from C.J. Graphics Inc., Peter Roehrig OPIA judge from Ryerson University, Ray Fagan OPIA judge from Heidelberg Canada and Jasmine Keo from Ryerson University.  Front row: Lynda Mullen from C.J. Graphics Inc., Myrna Penny OPIA judge and OPIA FSC Group Manager Drytac expands its Canadian team Tue, 12 May 2015 14:01:13 EST Drytac, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, has announced that Paul Barker will fill its newly created position of custom coatings account manager-outside sales, for Drytac Canada. Barker has more than 28 years of outside sales experience in the plastics, printing and packaging markets, and has spent the last 10 involved in the printed pressure-sensitive label market.  Fujifilm installs an Onset R40-LT at the Middleton Group Tue, 12 May 2015 10:55:50 EST Fujifilm North America has installed an Inca Onset R40-LT at the Toronto-based Middleton Group, a design, merchandising and print facility. “We are in the visual display business, we need to be able to print on thick substrates, with a variety of highly creative outputs,” Middleton Group’s chief operating officer, Craig Riethmacher (left) said. “Our new R40-LT has been fantastic thus far. Having the option to upgrade the R40-LT over time is perfect for our business model; it complements our other equipment nicely.” Grafik' Art Montreal reports successful show Mon, 11 May 2015 15:19:24 EST The 2015 edition of Grafik’ Art Montreal ended to positive results. The three-day trade show, presented by Le Maitre Imprimeur, showcased the latest technology for the graphic arts industry in the 85,000 sq. ft. Place Bonaventure venue. AFT and Global Vision create new offline offerings for print industry Wed, 6 May 2015 11:23:16 EST AVT, an Israel-based print process control company for packaging, labels, and commercial print industries, is teaming up with Montreal-based Global Vision, a proofreading technologies designer, to offer advanced offline inspection systems. Global Vision will provide AVT with new software for the systems, which are customized to suit the specific needs of the printing industry, and its varying production workflow setups and printing applications. Together the companies plan to develop products for the labeling and packaging marketplaces. The partnership will also enable AVT to serve as Global Vision’s print market sales arm. Prime Data increases productivity with the elan 500 Fri, 1 May 2015 11:34:06 EST Prime Data, a variable data mailing company, has installed an Elan 500. Boehmer Box installs a R908 HiPrint press Fri, 1 May 2015 10:38:32 EST Boehmer Box, a Kitchener-based folding carton manufacturing plant, has installed a manroland sheetfed format 6, 56” R908 HiPrint press.   The Boehmer Box facility spans over 320,000 sq. ft. and produces 700 million cartons annually. The company also specializes in full-scale packaging production, shorter carton runs, product samples,  promotional and test marketing kits. Veritiv announces its National Design and Print Excellence Awards Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:00:48 EST Veritiv, a national distributor of commercial printing and imaging papers is accepting entries for its 2015 Veritiv Canada National Design and Print Excellence Awards.  “The uVU Veritiv Design and Print Excellence Awards highlight the top designers and print providers in Canada,” Jason Alderman, regional vice president – Canada for Veritiv said.  “To distinguish themselves from the crowd, design studios and printers are producing more innovative, cutting edge and creative work than ever before.  Our uVU Awards program provides an opportunity for winners to celebrate with existing clients while broadening their exposure with potential clients.” Nilpeter aims its focus on Canada Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:30:15 EST Nilpeter, a Denmark-based a narrow web print provider is broadening its Canadian reach by assigning Nilpeter veterans Fran Mayo and Robert Wray to represent the company in the region. The Eastern region of Canada from Ontario east will be represented by Mayo, and the west by Wray.  3M challenges sign shops to do the extreme Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:44:47 EST 3M has launched its first graphic industry contest: The Extreme Wrap Challenge, to recognize the work of fabricators and installers across the Country. Between April 22 and July 31, Canadian sign shops can enter the Extreme Wrap Challenge by uploading high-resolution images of a project using 3M graphic films and explain what makes the project “extreme.” Entrants must list an installer and are eligible for a monthly random draw for a $100 branded prepaid card. Artcraft Label installs an Esko CDI flexo plate imager Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:27:56 EST In order to improve the quality of its flexo printing and decrease its preparation time, Artcraft Label has installed an Esko CDI 2530 flexo plate imager with HD Flexo. From left: Stacey, Lynda and Artcraft Label president, Alain B.C. company develops an environmentally friendly paper Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:31:29 EST Social Print Paper, an affiliate of Royal Printers, a family-owned commercial printing business, is making news with its environmentally friendly paper made from waste derived from wheat farming. The Wheat Sheet is made in Northern India, and contains 60% wheat straw fibres and 5% wood fibre from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship. Canopy, a Canadian non-profit is even stating that straw from North American wheat production is enough to save 830 million trees each year. Read more on Business In MET Fine Printers acquires Rhino Printâs Calgary facility Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:19:05 EST MET Fine Printers, a commercial printing company, will expand on its depth and scope of services by purchasing select Rhino Print Solutions assets, including its Calgary facility, which will now be integrated into MET’s operations. Rhino made news in August when it entered into a deal with R.P. Graphics to sell its Toronto location. MET president Nikos Kallas and his senior management group will lead the expansion and will be joined by senior members of the Rhino team—all business will operate exclusively under MET Fine Printers. The full terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.