PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Mon, 24 Jul 2017 02:43:31 UTC Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:40:08 EST Mail-O-Matic adds Ricoh Pro C9110 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:13:56 EST    Mail-O-Matic Services Ltd., a mail service provider located in Burnaby, BC, added two new Ricoh Pro C 9110 series production digital presses to their fleet, along with EFI Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition software. With the Pro C9110, Mail-O-Matic can produce near-offset quality prints of up to 1200 x 4800 dpi.Features such as Customer Replaceable Units (TCRUs)  and a straight path . Avery Canada's gives back to under resourced Schools Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:06:57 EST     Avery Products Canada is working with the Michael Pinball Clemons Foundation on the AveryGivesBack campaign, which supports under-resourced schools and communities. Canadians are invited to snap a selfie recreating an emoji facial expression and post the picture on social media . Between now and September 18th, 2017, by using the hashtags #AveryGivesBack and #AveryMakingFaces or uploading a photo with the hashtags, Avery will donate $1 to the Michael Pinball Clemons Foundation.* Steve Daigle joins Cansel Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:38:19 EST    Steve Daigle has joined the Cansel team in Montreal as of the end of  June .  He will be the new Account Manager for Wide-format Graphic equipment for Cansel covering the province of Quebec.He has over 20 years of experience in graphics and wide-format. Having worked in different strategic roles in the graphic industry, he has developed important skills and a remarkable network. He was at Nustream for seven years as Vice President before.  Transcontinental attracts attention of investors Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:01:51 EST    Transcontinental Inc. had its price objective raised by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from C$22.00 to C$25.00  to investors.Transcontinental has been the topic of a number of other research reports. CIBC boosted their price objective on Transcontinental from C$23.00 to C$24.00 . Scotiabank upped their price target on Transcontinental from C$21.50 to C$23.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upped their price target on Transcontinental from C$22.00 to C$23.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating. Kawartha Envelopes closing Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:21:06 EST    Kawartha Envelopes Ltd.  a trade envelope printer is closing down at the end of August. At one time it was the largest jet shop in the Greater Toronto Area. Kawartha built it's business on the Halm  jet envelope press. The owners the Myers family are retiring from the industry. It will be an orderly shut down with equipment being actioned off near the end of August. Effectiveness of Digital Presses Report Wed, 12 Jul 2017 20:42:42 EST Comparing manufactures  In a bid to help printers make a more informed choice when purchasing a digital press, this report discusses the importance of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) for digital presses in a print environment.The report examines the OEE of three popular presses, the Canon imagePRESS C10000VP, Ricoh ProC9110, and Xerox Color 1000i Press. The study compares these presses along the three components of OEE—availability, quality, and performance. John Zarwan, author of the report. “The output quality, consistency, and reliability of digital production presses have improved dramatically. Paper or Digital? Choice is Being Removed Wed, 12 Jul 2017 20:12:32 EST Fact Sheet from Two Sides  Two Sides releases new Fact Sheet outlining why paper-based communications should remain the default choice In an effort to reduce costs, a growing number of companies are switching customers from paper to electronic communications — without their consent. This move to make digital communications the “default” is frustrating many in the United States and Canada who want to retain a choice in how they receive information. Clixx Direct Marketing sold to C.J. Graphics Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:46:51 EST    C.J. Graphics  announce the acquisition of Clixx Direct Marketing Service. Clixx offers a full line of Direct Mail services such as Digital variable data printing and binding, in house data and postal technology, pick and pack, kitting and fulfillment, inserting, tipping, and many other customized services. "With direct mail increasing each year this will be a great addition and was the last missing link to having all solutions under one roof to better serve our clients." said Jay Mandarino President & CEO of C.J. Graphics. Xerox started digital printing 40 years ago Wed, 5 Jul 2017 17:15:59 EST XEROX 9700 started commercial digital printing Forty years ago, the launch of the Xerox 9700 — the company’s first commercial laser printer — gave rise to the digital printing industry, which today generates more than $120 billion in global annual revenues.  The 9700 has been cited as the product that heralded the third wave of industrial automation (computer-driven printers) after steam-powered presses in the early 1800s and electric-powered presses later that century. Structure of the Printing Industry Report Wed, 5 Jul 2017 16:31:25 EST Loss of 10,00 printing establishments  The Changing Structure of the Printing Industry: Published by Printing Industries of America looks at  National and State Trends 2004–2015 The one constant in the printing industry is change—in technology, in products and services, and in the economic and competitive structure of the industry. In this special report, looks at  examine trends in printing industry structure—establishments and employment. Discuss the outlook for future structural changes; and provide a competitive scan through trend analysis at the local  level. Staples Office Supply sold for $6.9 billion Wed, 5 Jul 2017 13:31:49 EST    Staples North America's largest office supply and printer is being acquired by a private equity firm Sycamore Partners for approximately $6.9 billion.Staples’ Board of Directors has unanimously approved the merger agreement and recommends that all Staples stockholders vote in favor of the transaction.It is expected to close no later than December, 2017. The closing is not subject to a financing condition. Print in a Digital World Wed, 5 Jul 2017 12:52:51 EST    St Joseph Communication ( printing) has released  “2017 Print in a Digital World” trend report. The third installment of this series identifies major trends transforming the omnichannel multiverse and how Marketers can leverage the identified examples to mix, match and marry the exciting worlds of print and digital.The trend report showcases over 65 global examples of Brands that are blurring the lines between print and digital. Peter Nitchos new sales manager at C.J. Graphics Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:25:12 EST Peter Nitchos Sales Manager  Jay Mandarino, President & CEO of C.J. Graphics announced  the appointments of both Peter and Parry Nitchos. With over 40 years of sales leadership and expertise in the printing industry, Peter will take over as Director of Sales for C.J. Graphics  all part of the C.J. Group of companies. Peter has spent his entire career in the print industry in key management positions working with companies such as Matthews, Ingham and Lake (MIL), Quebecor, RR Donnelley, and Mi5 Print and Digital.  Print Job market may be tightening Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:15:41 EST    It appears that the job market in the Canadian printing industry may be tightening. Canada largest job board for the printing industry has reported that over the last 3 years the number of printing jobs posted has been steadily increasing ( companies looking for staff)  while the number of searches ( people looking for jobs)   has been relatively flat. Misleading claims about paper and print removed Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:50:56 EST Paper and Print Green Washing  Two sides  focused campaign to tackle misleading claims about print and paper has approached 148 North American companies using negative or misleading claims about print and paper as a cost-cutting measure to convince customers to go online. As of today, 81 companies, including many of the Fortune 100 financial institutions, utilities, telecoms and insurance companies, have modified or removed these claims.