PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:58:48 EDT Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:28:59 EST 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. Job growth on the horizon for 4over Mississauga Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:21:57 EST Trade printer 4over displayed one of its latest pieces of machinery during an open house held Tuesday. According to 4over’s national press manager, German Ramirez, the 6-colour, 40" Komori Lithrone S40 press, was purchased for the Mississauga location with faster printing times and future job growth in mind.  Left to right: CEO Zarik Megerdichian, plant manager Paul Kett Rhino and R.P. Graphics form strategic alliance Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:26:39 EST R.P. Graphics and Rhino Print Solutions have entered into strategic alliance, the two companies announced Monday. There's two components to the deal: R.P. will buy Rhino's Toronto location, and also establish an alliance with Rhino's locations in Vancouver and Calgary—which are not included in the purchase—to provide printing services to national accounts. The goal is to provide coast-to-coast distribute and print model. Supremex Inc announces investment, installation Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:26:00 EST Supremex Inc., a Canadian provider of envelopes and related packaging products, has announced an investment of $500,000 to continue providing quality services. The company plans to install a Winker + Dunnebier 234DL— a four colour inkjet envelope overprinting press in its Ville LaSalle plant. The 234DL was designed to create full-colour personalized direct mail and can print static and variable images on a variety of substrates at speeds of up to 30,000 pieces per hour. 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.