PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:13:08 UTC Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:11:03 EST Canada Post delivers INCITE Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:46:22 EST Magazine about direct mail  Canada Post has just released their latest issue of INCITE magazine. It is a magazine comprised of award winning direct mail campaigns from around the world. It features direct mail campaigns with editorial on the campaign background, pictures of printed material, results and why the project worked. The current issue of INCITE has a rub and sniff cover . When you rub the leaves of the flower you get a flower scent. AIRBNB launches print magazine Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:29:45 EST On-line giant turns to print Airbnb, the worlds largest  internet accommodation site announced the release of Pineapple – a magazine  for homes of hosts and guests around the world. It is a case of on-line turning to print to help build it's brand. Kluge and Kurz announce Partnership Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:43:09 EST   DM-Liner Digital Foiling Device Brandtjen & Kluge (Kluge) and Kurz Transfer Products, L.P. (Kurz) have announced a new strategic partnership in which the two companies will co-market the Kurz DIGITAL METAL® technology in the U.S. and Canada.. Leveraging the benefits of the digital print workflow, the DIGITAL METAL® process allows digital transfer of foil onto paper and cardboard substrates. Best Deal installs Komori Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:51:06 EST Lithrone GL 640 Toronto-Best Deal Graphics and Printing,  based in Scarborough, has recently purchased a new Komori Lithrone GL-640 with H-UV system from Komcam Inc.  The GL-640 press is equipped with the Print Density Control-SX, Print Quality Assessment system, and Close-Looped colour and registration control, which means colour densities are consistently maintained with virtually every sheet from start to finish. Vistaprint opens first retail store Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:40:34 EST Vistaprint Studio in Toronto  Vistaprint has opened its first ever brick and mortar retail space in downtown Toronto.The new in-store offerings include the ability to touch and feel products and get face-to-face help by the VP Coaches for a seamless between the online shop and retail space.  A recent survey of customers revealed that nearly two-thirds (64%) want more 1:1 in-person support when designing their new marketing materials Capital Colour installs RMGT LED UV press Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:55:39 EST    Capital Colour  a full service commercial printer in Alberta has purchased an RMGT 920ST5+LED+CUV 5-color sheetfed offset press with both Panasonic LED UV instant ink curing and Grafix HiCure UV coating systems. The press is the first of its kind installed in Western Canada running with both LED UV ink curing and HiCure UV coating systems. It was bought through Canadian disributor KBR Graphics.  APP Canada expands to Maritimes Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:33:35 EST from left to right) are Logistics Specialists - Starr Wang; Victor Tan; Nick Fortunato; David Chin, APP Canada President; Roy Budidharma, Logistics Manage; and Gunaldy Chandra, Warehouse Manager.  APP Canada announced  a market expansion for printers, publishers and paper converters in Eastern Canada to access a wider range of sustainable paper and packaging products. David Chin, president of APP Canada said  “ some of the smaller markets, that traditionally had less demand, are  not being serviced ”. APP’s new sales network will directly ship to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and  Prince Edward Island . First on Colour installs another Ricoh Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:47:05 EST Richo Pro C9110  First on Colour, a full service printing company located in Calgary, Alberta has bought a Ricoh Pro C7110X, Pro 8100 and most recently the Ricoh Pro C9110.   The 27.5” banner size print feature on both the Ricoh Pro C7110X and Pro C9110 has saved time and money overall for the company. La Presse to cease print edition Wed, 7 Jun 2017 20:05:48 EST One of Canada's oldest newspapers  La Presse after 133 years will stop it's print edition on December 30th 2017.The French language daily   is one of Canada's oldest newspapers. It has been moving to  a on-line revenue model since 2016. 90% of it's revenue comes from digital content. Postal Code Targeting introduced by Canada Post Wed, 7 Jun 2017 14:46:08 EST    Canada Post has introduced Postal Code Targeting. This new Canada Post Smartmail Marketing program allows marketers to directly connect with their receptive audience with more precise reach. You can now mail directly by postal code targeting.  Heidelberg buys software company Docufy Wed, 7 Jun 2017 12:46:16 EST Heidelberg's expands software division  Heidelberg expanding its Industry 4.0 offering – takeover of software provider DOCUFY strengthens the Digital Platforms division. The acquisition will complement the portfolio of the Heidelberg Digital Platforms division. Digital Platforms offers IT solutions for digitizing and automating processes involved in designing, producing, and servicing innovative high-tech products. Global Study finds People Value Print Wed, 7 Jun 2017 23:31:31 EST Paper 360 article  The recent issue of Paper360 (May/June) features consumer survey results on global attitudes towards paper and print, as well as toward corporate environmental claims promoting digital over paper-based communications. The article concludes that there is a clear preference for print on paper across all countries and regions analyzed Consolidation in Alberta Wed, 31 May 2017 19:23:59 EST    The Burke Group has aquired Mccallum Printing. The two  are  in the Edmonton market and are of similar size. Both have 40" 6 colour presses. The combined company has  about 160 employees. Estimated sale are some were around $35 million. The two had different customers and did not compete very  often. Burke Group offers creative design and wide format. The new company will be  in the top 35 in Canada and the largest in Alberta Coke prints wristband for bottles Wed, 31 May 2017 17:11:01 EST growing personalized packaging market  Coca Cola has come up with the idea of printing up wristbands to get to the younger generation. The  printed detachable labels double as music festival wristbands. The company is hoping that the quirky designs will make teens want to wear them regardless. Sales have been boosted by 10% in the country.  Tembec sold to American Company Wed, 31 May 2017 16:51:31 EST    Tembec the makers of Kallima board has been sold to Rayonier Advanced Materials out of the US. Tembec makes the Kallima coated board at it's Quebec mill. Kallima board is a major Canadian supplier in packaging materials. The Kallima light weight board has been popular in the direct mail side of the industry.