PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:49:40 EST Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:42:22 EST Landa sell Metallography division Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:31:34 EST Benny Landa  Landa has sold it's Metallography technology to Altana of Gremany. Benny Landa introduced this technology at the last Drupa. Metallography is aimed at the foil-transfer market to replace cold or hot foil. I claims to be half the cost of hot foil. The sale will allow Landa to focus on it Nanography printing technology.      Altana specializes in inks, coatings and adhesives for the packaging industry. Altana is also an investor in Landa. Drupa moves dates by one week Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:47:04 EST    Drupa the industries lagest printing show has moved it's dates for 2020 by on week. The new dates are Tuesday  June 16 to Friday ,June 26, 2020. The original dates were one week later. Drupa at one point was going over to a 3 year cycle than switched back to a 4 year cycle. The recent change was made because of some conflict with some European holidays . The new dates put Drupa all with in June. Pollard banknote keeps Arizona Lottery contact Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:37:03 EST    Pollard banknote has retained the Arizona Lottery contact for another year. Pollard has been doing the instant ticket printing contact for the state of Arizona for several yaers. Despite the buy America pessure in the states. Pollard banknote prints for about 60 lotteries world wide. The company based in Manitoba is Canada's 9 th largest printer ( Graphic Monthly's list of top printers) with about $197 million in sales. It is a publicly traded company on the TSX.  LasX instals digital laser system in Sherwood Printers Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:20:57 EST    LasX has installed a twin STP400 digital laser finishing system in Sherwood Printers main production center in Mississauga.Sherwood opporates 14 copy shops in the Greater Totonto area. They do trade work and sell to the quick turn around market. The new system is aimed at the creative side of the market. CPIA( national association) tries to regroup Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:24:48 EST   The two industry regional associations are trying to revitalize the national association.( Canadian Printing Industries Association -CPIA). A couple of attempts have been made by the CPIA it self to reboot the national organization but have failed. Richard Kouwenhoven of Hemlock Printers in Vancouver is leading the charge and has been elected Chair of the CPIA.  The B. C. and Ontario Provincial associations are banding together to try to get the national association going again. E-book sales fall by 13% in 2015 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:00:40 EST Gutenberg Bible the first printed book Sales of e-books by publishers have fallen by 13% in 2015 vs 2014 according to Nielsen's. The peak of the e-book sales was in 2013. Printed book sales have raisen during the same period. E-book sale have dropped from 27% of the market to 24% of the market. Self published e-book sales have grown from 8% of the e-book market to 12% according to Nielsen's. Heartland Printing files for bankruptcy Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:37:23 EST      Heartland Printing and Graphics filled for bankruptcy in January. They had originally filed for creditor protection. They started in 1998 as a print broker than became a quick printer. They had aquirred a number of other printing companies over the years and had added 4 up sheet fed offset. They owe about $2.4 million. No indication if there will be an action or not. Pinnacle Litho installs Speedmaster XL-75-4+L Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:49:40 EST Chris Fillingham and Jens Hanson  Pinnacle Litho serves the Niagara region of Ontario and has installed a new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL-75-4+l . They specialize in short run 4 colour work. Work was leaving the area because he was not competive enought. With their new press they can complete a job in 1/3 the time of their previous press. They need a press with quick make ready and lower set up.  Multi Bookbinding buys Spiraplast Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:27:52 EST    Multi Bookbinding has bought Spiraplast of Quebec City. Spiraplast makes plastic binding for binderies , copy shops, printers and offices in Quebec and Ontario. They will be moving to Multi Bookbindings plant in Quebec.  Toronto Trade Printers sold to ICON Digital Wed, 8 Feb 2017 20:12:14 EST    Toronto Trade Printers Inc of Toronto has been sold to ICON Digital Productions of Markham. Kieron Pope and partner Steve Niles will be staying on. Toronto Trade will become a division ICON under the name ICON Print and will remain at their current location on Victory Park Ave. Toronto Trade started in 1992 is a sheet fed trade printer in the east side of Toronto.Sales are about $5 million Somerset Graphics closes Wed, 8 Feb 2017 14:41:43 EST      Somerset Graphics  a sheet fed printer has closed . Started in 1975 by Jack Youngberg and had made a name for itself as a high end printer selling to the graphic design and ad agency community. Insted of sell the business Jack decided to close and let the sales people take their business with them. The presses have been sold off.  MPI Installs Konica Minolta C1100 Wed, 8 Feb 2017 14:24:42 EST L to R Stuart Charlesworth, Jamie Snare,Mandy Kahlon, Kelly Lawson, Gurpreet Chandi, Rob Dhanju, Pal Dhanju    MPI Print a trade printer serving the Greater Toronto market has installed a Konica Minolta C11oo digital press. It has a SD-506 booklet maker, IC-310 Fiery RIP with Graphic Arts Package. Impose & Compose software also KM colour care software with FD Auto Scanner.  Data buys Thistle and Eclipse Wed, 8 Feb 2017 13:11:09 EST   Data Communications (  old Data Business Forms) has bought Thistle Printing of Toronto and Eclipse Colour of Burlington Ontario. It will add about $37 million in sales. Data a public trades company will pay cash and shares in the company to pay for the acquisitions. The company has also increased its borrowing. Ellis Packaging adds second Komori GLX Wed, 1 Feb 2017 23:53:55 EST    Ellis Packaging has added another Komori GLX press to their Guelph plant. Last year they in stalled an 8 colour in their Pickering plant. The press is rated at 18,000 per hour.  The press was sold by Komcan the Canadian dealer for Ontario and Western Canada. Web Offset in creditor protection again Wed, 1 Feb 2017 18:11:42 EST   Web Offset Publications has filed for creditor protection again. In November of 2015 Web Offset filed for protection and restructured. In January Web Offset defaulted on the original proposal. On January 19 of this year they filed for protection again. Web Offset specializes in printing trade and consumer pubications . They have both web and sheet feed presses.