PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:35:47 EDT Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:16:07 EST “Print is so unsexy you can hardly talk about it” Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:58:40 EST Here's another take on how effective printing can be. Staffan Hultén, vice president and founder of Research and Analysis of Media outlined the 10 watertight laws of print at a newspaper association conference in Torino, Italy on Wednesday. Visit the website to check out what he has to say. Winners of the 2014 InterTech Technology Awards announced Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:06:11 EST The 2014 InterTech Technology Award winners have been announced and 11 were chosen based on innovation and the likelihood of advancing the performance of the graphic communications industry. The Printing Industries of America sponsors the awards, which began in 1978. This years winners are: Drytac appoints new vice president of sales for Toronto operations Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:46:15 EST Drytac has named Mike Wildbore its new vice president of sales. Wildbore will be responsible for leading the Canadian sales team and generating new business for the international adhesive-coated products manufacturer in Toronto. Wilbore has over 14 years of experience in the graphic arts industry and holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Ryerson University. Two Sides North America Inc and the Canadian Printing Industries Association team up Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:13:32 EST Two Sides North America Inc. has signed an agreement with the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper products in the Canadian market. The two companies are now an allied organization. "The Canadian Printing Industries Association is proud to partner with Two Sides North America to enhance the value of print in the Canadian marketplace by providing access to expertise on why print and paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium," stated Sandy Stephens, Chairman of the Canadian Printing Industries Association. "This partnership is one of the many benefits recently introduced by the association to provide value to our members." Pronto Reproductions Ltd. installs Polar Cutter 115ED Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:07:52 EST Pronto Reproductions Ltd. will be installing a Polar Cutter 115ED this week, adding to the shops more recent installs: a Heidelberg Windmill Press for foil stamping, die cutting, numbering and embossing/debossing, a 6 colour, 40” Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 UV press and a Heidelberg Suprasetter A106. The commercial print shop is over 15,000 square feet and has a staff of 15. It’s privately owned by the Burlington family and focuses on delivering high-quality reproductions. Grimco Inc. acquires Proveer Sign & Graphics Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:40:59 EST Grimco Inc. has acquired the Canadian operations of  Proveer Sign & Graphics.  The acquisition will leverage both company’s product lines and resources and Proveer Sign &  Graphics local industry knowledge, to deliver a worthwhile buying experience to both American and Canadian customers. Grimco Inc. is a wholesale supply company with 40 locations throughout the United States and its services include, but are not limited to traffic signs, digital print media and electrical sign supplies. Proveer Sign & Graphics is a distributor of graphic signs and equipment across the country. Metro Label celebrates 40 years Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:12:07 EST Industry professionals, clients and friends gathered at Metro Label headquarters on Wednesday to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary. Attendees were treated to champagne, hor d’oeuvres, seminars and tours of the high-quality label printer’s facilities. President of Metro Label Sandeep Lal TC Media invests in The Telegram's printing plant Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:36:26 EST TC Media is investing in The Telegram’s printing plant by retrofitting its current press and purchasing new components. The upgrades will be completed late this year and will allow TC Media to improve the quality and colour of The Telegram and its weekly papers. 2014 Premier Print Award winners list unveiled Wed, 9 Jul 2014 09:50:17 EST Seven Canadian companies in the print industry were among the winners in the 2014 Premier Print Awards— a competition that recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in a variety of categories. Over 3,000 entries were submitted for judging and a total of 1,022 pieces were honoured; 107 for the best of category awards, 252 for the awards of recognition and 663 for the certificates of merit. Winners in the best of category (also known as Benny recipients) will be featured in a full-colour publication that will be distributed to 10,000 print buyers and will also be recognized in a gala on Sept. 28 during Graph Expo 2014. Sina Printing installs Brausse 1050 SE Automatic Die Cutting Machine Printing Shop, Print, Print Industry, Brausse 1050 SE Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:42:56 EST Full service trade printing shop, Sina Printing has installed a Brausse 1050 SE Automatic Die Cutting Machine. The machine is used for presentation folders, door hangers, packaging and custom die cut jobs, has a max sheet size of 29-1/2 x 41-1/8" and a max speed of 7,500 sheets per hour.  The Brausse 1050 SE Heidelberg Canada wins at annual IAPHC golf tournament Fri, 4 Jul 2014 10:56:26 EST The Annual IAPHC Wooden Sticks golf tournament was held on June 25 and this year, Steve Thompson, Kevin Rice, Glen Kimber and Mike Bell of Heidelberg Canada won the low score. The IAPHC is an organization that aims to educate, inform and connect members of the printing community. Capital Colour install Kuda 115 paper cutter Wed, 2 Jul 2014 16:16:09 EST Capital Colour has installed a fully automated, CIP 3 ready Kuda 115 paper cutter in its Edmonton facility.    The new machine was purchased from K-North Services, a full-service Komori and Kuda dealer in Georgetown, Ont. Pictured with the new cutter is Brian Todd owner of Capital Colour and James Stride plant Manager.     Cascades Fine Paper sold to H.I.G. Capital Wed, 2 Jul 2014 11:38:00 EST H.I.G. Capital, a global equity investment firm, partnered with CFPG management to purchase Cascades Fine Paper. Company president and COO Daniel Parrot issued the following letter to its customers, Three new installs for Lamcoil Inc. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:36:33 EST Enterprises Lamcoil Inc., has installed three hig-end automated Standard/Horizon devices at its headquarters: The StitchLiner 5500 digital saddlestitcher, a AFC-556FG automated folder and a BQ-280 PUR perfect binder. The company specializes in offset and digital print finishing and offers lamination, die-cutting, gluing, die-making, short-run PUR perfect binding, short-run saddlestitching and folding services. From left to right, Patrick Robillard, vice president, Patrick L'Écuyer, president, at Lamcoil, and  Karl Belafi of KBR Graphics Highcon comes to Canada Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:25:00 EST Highcon has announced a new distribution channel in Canada: Canadian Printing and Equipment in Winnipeg. Highcon aims to meet the challenges facing folding carton manufacturers, to enable that users and customers can work more efficiently. Highcon Euclid digital cutting and creasing machine