PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:19:07 EST Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:15:37 EST Two Sides releases report refuting âgoing paperlessâ claims Tue, 9 Feb 2016 12:09:25 EST Two Sides North America has released a new study, with facts on why the organization believes paperless initiatives do no save trees.  The organization commissioned Dovetail Partners, an environmental think-tank specializing in forestry research and analysis, to do the study. SGP seeks public review on latest print facility certification criteria Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:19:06 EST   The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities sustainability best practices, has announced the release of its draft 2016 print shop sustainability certification criteria. The organization is seeking review and comments from those in the industry. Goldrich Printpak installs Eskoâs Konsberg XN24 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:20:16 EST Goldrich Printpak Inc., a 67,700 sq. ft. Toronto-based  folding box company,  has installed an Esko Kongsberg XN24 finishing table and ArtiosCAD software, to help finish samples and short production runs for its customers. Left to right: Simo Molkanen, litho supervisor;  Marcelo Quinteros, senior CAD designer; AJ Goldberg, vice president- new business development; Leslie H. Goldberg - president and CEO   Cineplex Magazine switches to recycled paper Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:14:42 EST   Cineplex Magazine and Le Magazine Cineplex has teamed up with Canopy, an environmental not-for-profit organization, in a move that will lead to a more environmentally friendly publication. From now on both publications will be printed on 100 per cent recycled paper with 85 per cent post-consumer content. The paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and will carry Canopy’s Ancient Forest Friendly (AFF) logo. Lowe-Martin acquires RP Graphics Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:17:45 EST The Lowe-Martin Group has finalized an agreement to acquire RP Graphics Group Limited, a Mississauga-based full-service print provider since 1958. The acquisition will takes affect on Feb. 1.   Imprimerie Pub Cite Inc., files a NOI Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:19:32 EST Imprimerie Pub Cite Inc., a Quebec-based commercial printer with approximately 49 employees, has filed a Notice of Intention (NOI) to make a proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. The notice was filed on January 7, 2016.   Metroland Media shutters print edition of the Guelph Mercury Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:05:04 EST   On Friday January 29, the last physical issue of the Guelph Mercury will be printed. Metroland Media Group Ltd., announced the decision to cease publishing the 149-year-old newspaper earlier this week. “This is indeed a sad day,” Donna Luelo, publisher of the Guelph Mercury, said. “The decision was not made lightly, but the decline of classified and national advertising in recent years has made it impossible for the printed copy of the daily newspaper to remain profitable.” Pazazz installs an iGen 5 press Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:42:48 EST Pazazz Printing has installed a Xerox iGen press equipped with both the optional extended colour gamut and the optional capability to print on thick stock. The press will help Pazazz—Canada’s first Pantone certified printer—with its short run packaging, and help enhance its colour quality. From left, Denis Beauchamp, general manager, and Warren Werbitt, founder and fisherman, Pazazz Printing Southwest Bindings acquires GSE, moves to new location Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:16:00 EST Southwest Bindings, a manufacturer of document binding supplies has acquired Graphic Supply & Equipment Ltd., a distributor of quality graphic arts supplies and equipment. Canadian Minister visits Xerox Research Centre Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:31:39 EST Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, visited the Mississauga-based Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) on Friday January 15. Bains received a tour of the facilities and participated in a CEO roundtable presented by the association of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains (left), Minister are Al Varney, president and CEO, Xerox Canada (centre), Dr. Paul Smith, vice president, XRCC (right) Transcontinental to print Toronto Star after newspaper closes plant Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:47:36 EST Transcontinental Inc., has announced that it will print the Toronto Star for the next five years, in an agreement that will take effect in July 2016. The Star will be printed at Transcontinental’s Vaughan facility. "This is a very positive development for TC Transcontinental Printing," Brian Reid, president of TC Transcontinental Printing and TC Transcontinental Packaging, said. "This agreement further demonstrates the ongoing interest in our ability to help publishers across Canada become more efficient. This contract will also enable TC Transcontinental Printing to further optimize its capacity utilization at Transcontinental Vaughan." Lowe-Martin prints latest Canada Post stamp featuring the Queen Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:27:52 EST   Canada Post has issued a new black and white stamp featuring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen has been featured on over 60 Canada Post-issued stamps. The photograph used for the latest stamp was taken by David Bailey at Buckingham Palace in 2014, to mark the Queen’s 88th birthday. It was designed by Steven Slipp of Wolfville N.S., measures 20.25mm x 23.25 mm and has simulated perforation. DATA Group makes $6.7 million upgrade with Xerox Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:25:33 EST The DATA Group has made what it is calling one of the largest high-production digital upgrades by a Canadian graphic communications company (in 2015), by purchasing multiple Xerox digital presses for $6.7 million. Senior production operators at the DATA Group's manufacturing plant in Mississauga, Ont. The company uses Xerox presses for all of its digital cut-sheet printing at all nine production facilities in Canada and Chicago. “The biggest thing we’re getting from this deal is improved productivity, primarily from having a  single, consistent workflow,” Alan Roberts, senior vice president, operations, the DATA Group, said. Holland & Crosby Limited acquires Colormark Limited Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:45:32 EST Holland & Crosby Limited has acquired the assets of Colormark Limited, a screen printing company in the Mississauga/GTA area. The transaction was completed on January 1, 2016, and production began on Jan. 4.   Canadian organizations offer course on printable electronics Wed, 6 Jan 2016 12:19:57 EST The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association is partnering with the Printability and Graphic Communications Institute (ICI) and the National Research Council of Canada to provide a three-day course on the fundamentals of printable and flexible electronics (PE). The organizations say it’s the first training course in Canada of its kind.