PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:04:17 EDT Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:03:09 EST Pioneer Press celebrates 120 years Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:04:23 EST Jim Edgar was only 16-years-old when he started working at Pioneer Press Ltd as an apprentice—13 years later he became the owner and has since been at the helm of the full-service printing house. Pioneer Press was founded in 1894 and is celebrating its 120th birthday this month. An open house has been planned for Thursday to celebrate with clients and employees—many who have been with the company for almost 30 years. BL Litho's demise and rise Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:58:38 EST B.L. Litho, a sheetfed commercial print shop with a history going back decades, filed for bankruptcy on September 5, only to have the company bought and relaunched a few days later, PrintCAN has learned. New owner Stephane Marcil said B.L. Litho ran into  financial difficulty and was forced to shutter its doors and lay off its 45 employees. Marcil, whose brother-in-law works at B.L. Litho, came in and bought the company in its entirety, though he hasn't yet taken possession of all the equipment. He expects that to happen in a couple of weeks. "I was at the right place at the right time," said Marcil. "I approached [former owner] Richard Beaulieu, we talked and established a good relationship." Albion Screen Printing latest installation is an AGFA Titan HS Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:54:23 EST Albion Screen Printing has expanded its wide-format capabilities with the installation of a new AGFA Titan HS. Pictured with the new Titan HS are (left to right): Alain Deschamps, Michel Valiquette, owners of Albion and Stan Tranter, AGFA account manager Bellwyck installs a Manroland HiPrint press Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:28:26 EST Bellwyck Packaging Solutions has installed a Manroland HiPrint press. It plans to use the press’ automated functions to deliver faster turnaround, added efficiency and continued quality control. *Updated* Intertainment Media completes sale of Magnum Printing Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:04:25 EST *This story has been updated* Intertainment Media has announced the final closing sale of assets of Magnum Fine Commercial Printing limited to 1337478 Ontario Inc., an entity controlled by Media-Vision— a company that specializes in print, web, direct mail, displays and packaging, and premium and incentives work. The sale transaction closed on Sept. 2 and all Magnum printing assets and employees have been transferred to Media-Visions’ head office on Passmore Ave. where production is located, Media-Vision CEO John Popovski said. Third quarter brings greater profitability for Transcontinental Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:39:20 EST Transcontinental is posting higher profitability in the third quarter. As revenues increased by 1.9% in the third quarter to $500.0 million from $490.7 million at the same time last year, its net earnings rose to $44.2 million from $30.1 million. The improvements are mostly due to the company’s recent acquisitions: Capri Packaging and Sun Media Corporations’ weekly newspapers in Quebec, as well as new agreements in two operating sectors. However, the company quoted a softer advertising market, which affected revenue growth. Adjusted earnings rose 11% to $58.3 million from $52.5 million due to the contribution from acquisitions, new printing and distribution agreements, and company-wide optimization of its cost structure and its printing platform. IKEA promotes the power of print with its 2015 bookbook Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:04:41 EST When IKEA released its 2015 catalogue, the company decided to give it the Apple treatment and spoof the popular brand. You know those apple commercials, a representative sits against a white background and the camera zooms in on a set of hands playing with the latest gadget. Switch out the apple rep for IKEA’s Chief Design Guru Jörgen Eghammer and the latest tech for the 328-page catalogue, and you get a clever, tongue-in-cheek ad that’s already gone viral. So what exactly do you get with your IKEA catalogue? Well the bookbook is pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas. It contains 328 hi-definition pages; it's 8mm thin, and weighs less than 400 grams. One of its top selling features: an eternal battery that promises to stay fully charged until the end of time. What Smartphone can promise that? Howard Graphic Equipment gives back to the community Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:06:42 EST Printing machinery supplier Howard Graphic Equipment Ltd, donated hundreds of shirts, hats and jackets to the Scott Mission of Toronto earlier this week. The mission has helped and cared for the city’s underprivileged since 1941. HGE’s Sean Cummings (right) helps loading the donated goods onto the Scott Mission’s van Intertainment Media completes sale of Magnum Printing Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:44:17 EST Intertainment Media has announced the final closing sale of assets of Magnum Fine Commercial Printing limited to 1337478 Ontario Inc., an entity controlled by Media-Vision— a company that specializes in print, web, direct mail, displays and packaging, and premium and incentives work. All Magnum Printing assets have been transferred and production is operational at Media-Vision. Better Color Press installs a Speedmaster XL 75-6+L Fri, 5 Sep 2014 12:34:48 EST Better Color Press Ltd., a full service provider of prepress, press and finishing services has installed a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75-6+L. The press prints both conventional and UV formats and has complete wallscreen and axis control, making all job requirements easily accessible for the operator. Pictured Back Row: Plant Manager: Ken Yeun, Owner: Sunny Chen. Front Row: Press Operators: Kelvin Tynes, Wing Cheung Color-Logic appoints Canadian sales representative Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:04:11 EST Color-Logic—developer of the process metallic colour system— has named former AGFA and Ernest Green & Sons employee Parker MacDonald as its sales representative for Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces. Sales and marketing director Mark Geeves said that Parker would enable Color-Logic to better serve the eastern Canadian market. Parker’s experience in the Canadian graphics art market is extensive and includes the offset, flexographic, wide format and sign industry. Lowe-Martin commemorative envelope honours the Charlottetown Conference Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:39:22 EST The Lowe-Martin Group has collaborated with Canada Post again, this time printing commemorative envelopes to recognize the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. Lowe-Martin printed 8,000 170mm by 155mm envelopes with an image of the conference of delegates on the steps of the Government in Charlottetown. The images used are from the public archives and records of P.E.I. Multi-Action Labels installs SPGPrints DSI UV-inkjet press Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:24:04 EST High quality labels manufacturer Multi-Action Labels has expanded its short-run printing operation by installing Netherlands-based SPGPrints’ DSI UV-inkjet label printing press. The press boasts high quality, shorter lead times and lower supply chain costs. Jonathan Bourbonnière, president of Multi-Action Labels, with the DSIUV-inkjet press from SPGPrints   Two new installs for Taylor Label Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:24:13 EST Taylor Label, a trade-only manufacturer of barcodes and labels, has installed a Primera CX1200 colour label press and FX1200 digital finishing system. Lloyd Taylor, owner of Taylor Label, with the Primera CX1200 Color Label Press. Let's get the industry talking on #IPD14 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:50:40 EST In an effort to get people talking about the world of print, Print Media Centre has launched International Print Day. On Oct. 8, web-savvy members of the global print community are encouraged to share information about print and integrated marketing on social media using the hashtag #IPD14.