PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:05:47 EDT Sat, 4 Jul 2015 06:05:17 EST Greece isn't ready to print the drachma Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:36:00 EST If Greece votes no in its referendum this weekend they will effectively be ditching the euro as its currency and going back to the drachma. This might be a problem, because according to the country’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, it has no presses to print the drachma. "We smashed the printing presses -- we have no printing presses," Varoufakis said. Read the story here at the Digital Journal. Ryerson student named finalist in North American Print Skills contest Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:16:14 EST  Ryerson's Sylvia Xiaoying Ma Ryerson University’s Sylvia Xiaoying Ma is now a finalist in the North American Print Skills contest, along with Sunny Turner, a student at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. The contest challenges entrants to solve print problems with the lowest production cost and least waste, using the best methodology. Both finalists endured months of competition, solving print problems on the SHOTS simulator. Paperland installs a DigiXpress Hybrid Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:20:18 EST Paperland Canada Inc. has purchased a DigiXpress Left to right: Brett Kisiloski of PDS and Paul Ngan of Paperland (Canada) Inc. Hybrid, CMYK with white and clear toner from PDS. The DigiXpress prints at speeds up to 50 ppm in colour and mono, and has 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution. It can handle stock up to 360gsm, and has a paper capacity expandable to 2,950 sheets. Ricoh Canada is selected as Vendor of Record Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:00:07 EST Earlier this month, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services awarded Ricoh Canada with the Vendor of Record for Managed Print Services. This means Ricoh will support the transition to a managed print environment that controls and reduces print output across the province. “Ricoh Canada’s capacity to deliver highly secure, best-in-class technologies, solutions and processes – coupled with our long-standing sustainability and environmental commitments – makes us an ideal fit to meet and exceed the requirements of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services,” Glenn Laverty, president and CEO of Ricoh Canada Inc., said.   Apache Superior Printing increases efficiency with the HP Indigo 10000 Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:06:31 EST Apache Superior Printing Ltd., a privately owned Calgary printer has purchased an HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, the first in Western Canada and the second in the country. “Our clients are consistently looking for greater ROI on their marketing investments and combining this new format with our one-to-one marketing capabilities will enable us to deliver that,” Dave Gordon-Cooper, president & CEO, Apache Superior Printing Ltd., said. Prime Data named Top Performer by Canada Post Thu, 18 Jun 2015 16:46:50 EST Prime Data has been honoured with the Top Performer Award for excellence in direct mail growth, by the Canada Post Corporation. According to Deepak Chopra, CEO of Canada Post, Prime Data is “one of the best, if not the best, evangelist of the power of mail in moving hearts.” For over 15 years, Prime Data has been helping businesses and not-for-profits nourish client and donor relationships through analytics-based variable communications. Ever-Reddy Packaging Shutters Operations Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:19:29 EST Toronto-based Ever-Reddy Packaging (Ever-Reddy Duplicating Service Inc.) has ceased operations after a declaration of bankruptcy was filed on May 19, 2015.  BOLDER Graphics acquires assets of Calgary-based company Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:46:45 EST BOLDER Graphics has acquired all of the assets of a Calgary-based small format company, which includes medium format printing and finishing technologies. The acquisition will allow BOLDER to provide existing Legal, Engineering, Architectural and Construction clients with products and services, including stationary, architectural drawing and blueprints, post cards and pamphlets. "We've focused on expanding our wide-format printing services for the past couple of years, and now we're excited to offer our  clients on the small format side expanded products and services,” Kevin McCoy, president, said. Seydaco to install a KBA Flexotecnica EVO XD eight-colour flexo press Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:58:49 EST Seydaco Packaging Corp., a Mississauga-based manufacturer of stock and specialty paperboard products, has ordered a KBA-Flexotecnica EVO XD eight-color flexo press. It is set to arrive later this year. “The entire flexo web-line, including the new KBA-Flexotecnica eight-color CI plus two downstream units, as well as double roll stands with auto splicer and festoon and flatbed diecutter with rotary stripper, belt askew and delivery will be unique in North America,” David Seychell (pictured left), president of Seydaco said. Friesens installs a Manroland R900 HiPrint XXL press Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:04:36 EST Friesens Corporation, a 350,000 sq. ft. production facility in Altona, Manitoba, has commissioned a Manroland eight-colour, format 8, R900 HiPrint XXL press, featuring a raft of automation modules. Agfa showcases new inkjet systems for Canada Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:47:00 EST Agfa Inc. showcased two new Jeti wide-format printer systems to Canadian printers at a two-day red carpet event at its inkjet manufacturing and demonstration centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Attendees take a look at Agfa's latest offerings Winners of the 22nd annual Gold Leaf awards announced Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:02:16 EST The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has announced the winners of the 22nd annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards competition. The awards aim to gain visibility in the graphic arts community by celebrating the best foils tamping, embossing, specialty coating, film laminating and more. Best Use of Laser Cutting with Foil/Embossing Bronze: Pacific Bindery Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada Tom Venetis appointed editor of Graphic Monthly Canada and Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:15:47 EST Tom Venetis has been named editor of Graphic Monthly Canada and with North Island Publishing. Venetis brings over twenty years of journalism and editing experience to the position, having worked on the Business Desk at the Canadian Press and taking on several editorial roles at some of Canada’s top technology business publications. He was news editor at Computer Dealer News, and assistant editor at The Computer Paper where he distinguished himself as a leader on Internet security and privacy issues in Canada. Print World to open its doors November 19-21, 2016 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:00:54 EST The Print World 2016 trade show and conference will take place in Toronto on November 19-21 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Canada's premier show facility with over 125,000 square feet of exhibitor space. Print World is one of Canada’s premier printing shows and conferences. Over 6,000 industry representatives are expected to attend. Print World will feature many of the top printers and technology providers in North America. It offers attendees from across Canada, and from across the Northeastern United States, an opportunity to see first-hand the newest technologies and products from Drupa 2016, and hear world-class speakers and industry experts discuss the latest trends in the printing industry. NAICS releases latest bankruptcy statistics Wed, 3 Jun 2015 11:06:52 EST The 2014 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada insolvency statistics has been released. The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada, Business Intelligence Centre, issued the results. Bankruptcies in the printing industry were classified by province, and only occurred in Ontario and Quebec.   Ontario Quebec Canada Printing and Related Support Activities 7 17 24 Printing 4 13 17 Commercial Screen Printing 1 2 3 Quick Printing 0 4 0 Digital Printing 2 0 2 Manifold Business Forms Printing 0 0 0 Other Printing 1 7 8 Support Activities for Printing 3 4 7