PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:48:31 EDT Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:37:57 EST Lowe-Martin prints new stamp for human rights museum Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:29:48 EST A new Canada Post stamp has been issued to mark the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). The Lowe-Martin Group—based in Ottawa, printed the stamp called the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Permanent using lithography in six colours. The stamp was designed by Adrian Shum and Mike Grandmaison, and measures 40 mm x 40 mm. Pick them up today. R.R. Donnelley eyes printed electronics market Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:31:26 EST Printing giant R.R. Donnelley & Sons is facing the necessity of re-engineering its business in the face of stalling print revenues. Its plan is to take on the market for printed electronic components and reduce its dependency on traditional. The Wall Street Journal recently took an in-depth look at the changing business model of this 150-year old company’s. Donnelley operates nine plants in Canada. Read it all  at the source.  Shipments on the rise for 2014 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:35 EST There’s a big jump in shipments this period but the news is a little too good to be true as sales in most of the country remain flat. The big difference accounting for the jump is that Stats Canada is now tracking Alberta shipments again, after an extended absence. Shipments (in millions) 2014 2013 % Change February  $592.8 $547.4 8.3 March 650.4 592.5 9.7 April 652.7 623.0 4.7 May 665.6 627.5 6.0 Year-to-date shipping numbers for 2014 are $3.15 billion. That's a 7.7% jump from the $2.93 posted for the same period in 2013. DATA Group releases Q2 results Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:57:42 EST DATA Group Ltd. has released its second quarter results for 2014, citing reduced costs and revenue gyration as examples of progress in its plan to transform the company. The company states it still faces challenges while trying to adapt to new technological changes. Detailed report at the source. Fire at the Toronto Norampac plant sends four to hospital Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:25:46 EST It’s being reported by Pulp & Paper Canada that a three-alarm fire at a corrugated paper plant in the west-end of Toronto has sent four people to the hospital. More at the source. Onwards and upwards for Prodigy Graphics Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:04:57 EST Prodigy Graphics has donated $12,000 to Evangel Hall Mission (EHM) a charity group that helps homeless individuals get off the streets. The president of the trade shop, Gordon McCauley, presented the money to EHM on July 29. “While we in the printing industry face our fair share of challenges, without a doubt our troubles pale in comparison to the suffering and pain you see every day,” he said during the ceremony. “Please accept our gift and use it to heal that pain.” (left to right) Bob Price, Drop-In Manager EHM; Gordon McCauley, President Prodigy Graphics; Joseph Taylor, Executive Director EHM; Jo Ann Hislop, Director of Programs EHM. C.J. Graphics hosts cancer fundraiser Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:26:31 EST C.J. Graphics Inc, CEO and president Jay Mandarino hosted a fundraiser at C.J. Skateboard Park and School, his non-for-profit organization— along with CIBC and Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer (OPACC). The event entitled “Kids being Kids,” was held on July 19 to give kids and families living with cancer a chance to participate in a day of fun, that included shooter riding, knee-sliding, a foam pit and a Sony PlayStation room. CEO Jay Mandarino takes part in the festivities. Photo by Ian Kelso, Etobicoke Guardian. Landa Corporation disputes Manroland's claims Wed, 6 Aug 2014 11:14:34 EST Landa Corporation has responded to the claims made by Manroland’s CEO last week, who stated the delay in developing a hybrid press was due to the four conditions imposed by Landa Corporation. Landa says that a memorandum of understanding was signed, however there is no basis to the claims made concerning the four mentioned conditions. New leaders for Xeikon North America, Ring steps down Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:44:39 EST Xeikon North America’s current president Michael V. Ring has resigned after seven years with the company. Patrick McCarthy and Todd Blumsack have been appointed to lead business operations effective immediately. Manroland delays Landa press Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:31:56 EST During last Drupa, in 2012, much ink was devoted to Landa Digital's nanotechnology based presses, and the development agreements it had signed with Manroland, Heidelberg, and Komori to bring the technology to market on an offset platform. Since then, with the exception of Komori, the other two manufactures have been mum on their plans. But this week Manroland broke that silence in an interview with UK-based PrintWeek. Restoration Hardware catalogues tip 15 lbs Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:18:34 EST In another example that print works and has impact, this just in from Restoration Hardware, which has sent its customers a package of catalogues that will tip the scale at 15 pounds. When something like that thuds on your counter, you notice. The luxury home furnishing brand reports that it was driven to do the huge mailing in part by environmental concerns.  Usually it ships smaller catalogues to clients throughtout the year, but this year it went for mass to reduce its carbon footprint. Ingersoll Paper Box installs Esko premedia software Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:28:02 EST Canadian folding carton manufacturer Ingersoll Paper Box Co Ltd., has selected a full suite of Esko premedia technology to help reduce its turnaround times and increase prepress control. Ingersoll has been running Esko’s DeskPack, Plato, automation Engine, FlexRip, FlexProof and Color Engine since March. From left to right: Margaret Ellah: prepress operator, and Giustina Foschia, graphic communications operator. 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.