PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:07:27 EDT Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:35:19 EST iSys Label receives GHS BS5609 Section 3 certification Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:54:43 EST iSys Label and iSys-The Imaging Systems Group Inc, the Canadian developers and manufacturers of short- to mid-run digital label printers, have passed Section 3 certification for use in the EDGE 850 digital label printer.  The recently approved substrate is matte white polyester from UPM Raflatac, with part #LS276R, and can be purchased from iSys-appointed converters in the U.S. “We’ve developed a strong relationship with UPM Raflatac over the years and are pleased to announce the addition of their substrate to our Certified Media Library,” Randy Rickert, director at iSys Label, said. “This material will provide our users with access to more solutions when printing BS5609-compliant labels.” Parker Pad & Printing remembers Frank Parker Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:44:32 EST   Frank Parker, the second-generation owner of Parker Pad & Printing, has passed away. Frank Parker of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, beloved husband and best friend of Carol for 61 years passed away peacefully on June 29, 2015. Affectionately known as “Family Man” Frank, he leaves behind his daughters, Janis (Ron Kozak), Carolynne (Graham Harrison) and Ellen (Dom Losenno) and his sons, Andrew (Cindy) and Chris (Sandy), his grandchildren, Kyle, Robyn, Kelsey, Lauren (Grant), Natasha, Blair, Corey and Alexandra and great-grandsons, Chace and Liam. JF Moore and Mi5 to merge Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:13:40 EST JF Moore Communications (formerly known as JF Moore Lithographers) and Mi5 Print and Digital Communications have announced that both companies will merge, as of August 1. The announcement comes after recent news that the then JF Moore Lithographers  had filed a Notice of Intention (NOI) to make a proposal under the Bankruptcy Act on April 13. “This will significantly bolster the capabilities of both companies.” Dean Baxendale, president of JF Moore, said. Esko wins 2015 Printing Industries of America InterTech Technology Award Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:24:09 EST   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. Canadian Bank Note acquires Union Graphics Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:13:41 EST 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. " Copy Right Copy Centre installs a EBA 5560LT Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:48:49 EST 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 Annex Business media installs a Kuda 115 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:25:09 EST 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. Howard Graphic Equipment sends out its final reconditioned press Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:06:24 EST 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.   Ernest Green & Son to distribute GMG product line throughout Canada Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:45:17 EST 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.     Graphic Packaging closes its Quebec-based paperboard mill Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:09:55 EST   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. Beyond Manufacturing opens Canadian location Thu, 16 Jul 2015 16:25:13 EST 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.    OEC Graphics opens its first Canadian facility in Vancouver Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:22:11 EST   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. Canada Post aims to Break Through the Noise with its latest direct mail study Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:47:33 EST   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. Ryersonâs Sylvia Xiaoying Ma wins North American Print Skills contest Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:58:11 EST  Ryerson's Sylvia Xiaoying Ma It was only last week that Ryerson University’s Sylvia Xiaoying Ma was announced as one of two finalists in the North American Print Skills contest. On July 8, she was named the winner. The final round of competition took place at California Polytechnic State University, during the International Circle Conference. American finalist Sunny Turner, of Appalachian State University, competed with Ma over the Internet in front of the conference on jumbo screens, so attendees could follow along.   Metro Label acquired by Tapp Label Thu, 9 Jul 2015 09:52:06 EST   Metro Label, a producer of custom label and printed label products, has been purchased by Tapp Label Acquisition Company (Tapp Label). This is the fourth major acquisition by Tapp Label in less than a year. According to reports, Metro Label will continue to use the Metro Label name for its Toronto-based customers, but will use Tapp Label for West Coast customers.