PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:43:01 EDT Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:42:29 EST Annex Business Media installs a Komori LS Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:27:38 EST Annex Business Media has completed the installation of a Komori LS 8c 40-inch perfector sold by Komcan Inc. The purchase was announced in March. The fully automated machine will replace the company’s existing 29-inch 8c press.   Multigraphics installs a Jeti Titan HS Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:59:35 EST Multigraphics Ltd., has installed a Jeti Titan HS with flat-to-roll (FTR) and primer at its Vancouver-based location. The company claims to be the first graphics company in BC to do so. Left to right: Peter Bourgeois, Account Manager, Agfa Graphics; Paul Batts (VP Operations, Multigraphics Ltd), Sudhir Sharma (General Manager, Multigraphics Ltd), Anoop Pittalwala (Sales Manager, Multigraphics Ltd).   IDC reports small increase in large format printer shipments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:51:02 EST According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC), Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Print Tracker, the shipment of large format printers has gone up by 1.3% from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015. Revenue has remained flat.   manroland and Ultimate TechnoGraphics introduce Imposer Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:46:06 EST manroland web systems has developed its own software system for digital printing called “Imposer.” Imposer handles job-specific and automated imposing for both digital and offset printing. manroland web systems in Germany and Ultimate Technographics in Montreal developed Imposer together. From left: Hildegard Heckl, Peter Schulmeister, Alexander Sailer, Matthias Beirer, Thomas Knaier and Andreas Elchlepp ND Graphics acquires Western Rim Industries Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:39:53 EST ND Graphics Inc., a supplier to the sign and imaging markets with headquarters in Concord, ON, has acquired Western Rim Industries, a supplier of films and fabrics for the digital print, sign and awning industries. LTR: Frank Braeuer, general manager for WRI Supply and Mark West, president of ND Graphics Ricoh Canada acquires Graycon Group Inc. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:01:33 EST In line with its plan to expand and deepen its managed service portfolio, Ricoh Canada Inc., has completed the acquisition of Graycon Group Inc. The Graycon Group is a Calgary-based Information Technology (IT) consulting firm that specializes in the design, implementation, security and support of IT infrastructure, cloud and networking systems. The IT company has facilities in seven cities across Western Canada and has been in operation for 26 years. SGS acquires Traffik Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:14:11 EST SGS International (SGS), A Louisville, Kentucky-based provider of print production and packaging services, has acquired the Toronto-based marketing service firm, Traffik. Traffik’s 90-person staff of copywriters, art directors, strategists, client-service professionals and production artists will integrate into SGS immediately. Pronto Reproductions expands business with Azura TE plates Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:29:46 EST Pronto Reproductions Ltd. has expanded its printing capabilities and increased its productivity by switching to Azura TE chemistry-free direct on press plates. The Mississauga-based company provides a range of print, digital and finishing services, including offset, electronic prepress, binding and fulfillment.   Get out the tissues, P+PB releases heartwarming paper commercial Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:29:40 EST  Watch the video after the jump We know paper is essential, but who knew it could tug at your heartstrings. A video called Letters To Dad, which is part of a consumer campaign by the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB), does just that. P+PB is an organization that unites the paper and paper-based packaging sector to promote and increase consumer appreciation for paper and paper-based packaging, reduce guilt associated with using these products and deepen the understanding of the industry’s environmentally friendly practices. RR Donnelley to create three independent publicly traded companies Wed, 5 Aug 2015 12:10:21 EST RR Donnelley & Sons Company has announced plans to create three independent publicly traded companies: one focused on financial communications and data services; one on publishing and retail-centric print services; and one focused on customized multichannel communications management. "We see a significant opportunity to unlock value by allowing these three businesses to pursue their own strategies and invest according to the unique dynamics of their respective industries,” Thomas J. Quinlan III, RR Donnelley's president and chief executive officer, said. “Each company will have the strategic focus, management resources and capital structure to enable it to strengthen its market position and pursue its growth opportunities, enhancing long-term value for stakeholders." Visit the website for more details. Cansel expands wide format offering through acquisition of Ernest Green & Son Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:43:04 EST Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries announced that it has acquired Ernest Green & Son Ltd., the largest independent distributor of graphic arts products and services in Canada. Ernest Green & Son was founded over 60 years ago and gained a reputation for providing high-quality equipment, supplies and service, with locations from Québec to British Columbia. Heidelberg Canada moving to new office Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:32:38 EST Heidelberg Canada's head office is moving to a new location later this summer. As of August 31, Heidelberg Canada's new location will be 5900 Keaton Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario L5R 3K2. According to the company, telephone numbers and email addresses will remains the same. The mailing address for invoices will also be unchanged. Goss International announces new ownership agreement with American Industrial Partners Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:26:30 EST   Goss International announced that parent company, Shanghai Electric Corporation (SEC), has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Goss International and its subsidiaries to American Industrial Partners (AIP). The agreement forms part of a broader strategy to further strengthen Goss' position as the world's leading web-offset printing press supplier. General Press owner passes away Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:24:56 EST   Roberto Santacroce, owner of the Scarborough-based General Press— a press and die cutter manufacturer since 1987—passed away on July 18. A funeral was held at Highland Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in Scarborough.  Roberto Santacroce passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Loving husband to Susanne and devoted father to Vincent. Roberto will be greatly missed by Corrado (Mary), Mary Concetta (Salvatore), Mario (Pina) by many nieces, nephews and family in Italy, United States of America and Germany. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. iSys Label receives GHS BS5609 Section 3 certification Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:54:43 EST iSys Label and iSys-The Imaging Systems Group Inc, the Canadian developers and manufacturers of short- to mid-run digital label printers, have passed Section 3 certification for use in the EDGE 850 digital label printer.  The recently approved substrate is matte white polyester from UPM Raflatac, with part #LS276R, and can be purchased from iSys-appointed converters in the U.S. “We’ve developed a strong relationship with UPM Raflatac over the years and are pleased to announce the addition of their substrate to our Certified Media Library,” Randy Rickert, director at iSys Label, said. “This material will provide our users with access to more solutions when printing BS5609-compliant labels.”