PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:28:08 UTC Sat, 18 Nov 2017 03:23:01 EST Print On Time installs Xante Impressia Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:27:30 EST George Tamburri of Print On Time  George Tamburri, of Print on Time has installed a Xante Impressia printer . "It  has helped me with the short runs,  quick turnaround , we frequently prints event tickets and utilizes the automatic sequential numbering feature built into the iQueue Workflow software. Impressia is designed for "on demand" short run four colour letterhead, cards, envelopes, forms, brochures, mailers, labels, banners and more. The Impressia prints on a wider variety of media and sheet sizes up to 12" wide x 48' long. Lowe-Martin gets Thailand Stamp contract Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:01:46 EST Only printer outside of Thailand to get printing contract  Lowe Martin Inc. had been trying to get into the Thai market for  years. Canada's 15th largest printer has been awarded a contract by Thailand Post to produce three stamps commemorating the late king.They are not normal stamps. They have distinct perforation, with ink ordered from Germany and simulated gold foil.Lowe-Martin will print a total of 9 million stamps. Kodak losses and job cuts Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:21:04 EST    Kodak has lost $46 million this quarter and will lay off 425 employees. The company chalked up $46 million in losses (compared to a $12 million profit in the same quarter last year), to a slowdown in the printing market and rising cost of aluminum used in plates.In the Print Systems Division revenue fell by 7%, Inkjet Division by 29% and Flexographic Packaging posted flat revenue.  Book printing sees growth Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:18:35 EST Gutenberg Bible the original printed book  The future of bookstores looking good.For years, speculation was rife that digital markets such as e-books would result in the death of the print industry and subsequently the closure of bookstores.But the opposite appears to have happened, as thanks to our younger generation, business is booming. At the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle confirmed that book markets have seen "growth in most countries" Direct Mail ideas website launched Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:55:15 EST 60% to 70% of what is printed goes through the mail Pitney Bowes announced  the global availability of the Li360 Community, an online community for clients, product engineers, partners and the “GIS curious” to explore Location Intelligence ( direct marketing data bases) capabilities, applications and tools to resolve challenges in the market.The Li360 Community is a home for all subject matter experts, and those interested in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to generate mindshare that will grow the Location Intelligence market and foster leading innovation. Paul McCarthy now HP Indigo Manager for Canada Wed, 8 Nov 2017 18:13:14 EST Paul McCathy  with  HP Canada Paul McCarthy has become the new Indigo Manager for Canada. He will be handling commercial print, label and packaging Indigo equipment. Paul is responsible for all of the Canadian market and will be working out of HP Canadian head office in Mississauga. He has been heavily involved in the industry and is currently chair of Digital Imaging Association membership. HP has been looking to re-establish it Canadian presence after trying to partly manage Canada from the States  Vistaprint plans layoffs Wed, 8 Nov 2017 17:19:27 EST Canada's second largest printer   Vistaprint plans to reduce it's headcount and cost reductions to be largely implemented over the coming two months and believes they will reduce fiscal year 2018 operating expenses by between $20 million and $22 million. The company expects to take a restructuring charge of approximately $15 million to $17 million during the quarter ending December 31, 2017, but  expect net savings for the full fiscal year 2018 Transcontinental Metropolitain Closing Wed, 8 Nov 2017 16:17:15 EST Metropolitain plant Montreal Transcontinental has announced the closing of Métropolitain newspaper plant  in late January 2018. This decision was made  with the upcoming end of the printing of La Presse newspaper. The printing activities will be mainly transferred to the Transcontinental Transmag plant in Montréal. The regional plants of Transcontinental de la Capitale in Québec City and Transcontinental Qualimax in Gatineau will also take in some work.The Métropolitain plant currently has close to 60 employees. Spicers expands with purchase of Shippers Supply Mon, 6 Nov 2017 17:16:10 EST Shipper Supplies head office Edmonton   Spicers Canada is acquiring Shippers Supply, expanding its position in the distribution of shipping, packaging and warehouse supplies.Privately owned and headquartered in , Alberta, Shippers Supply operates nine locations throughout Western Canada, and manufacture corrugated boxes, labels, tape, stretch film.They also have destributed shelving, packaging supplies and warehouse equipment in the west since 1975. Data Group buys Bolder Graphics Wed, 1 Nov 2017 17:37:31 EST Bolder 59,000 sq. ft. plant Calgary DATA Communications Management Corp.has  announce it has entered into an agreement to acquire  BOLDER Graphics  of Alberta. . Bolder has approximately 40 employees operating in a 59,000 square foot facility located in Calgary, Alberta.Closing is expected to occur on or about November 10, 2017 . Data recently bought Thistle Printing and Eclipse Graphics. Half of Astley Gilbert sold to FA Capital Wed, 1 Nov 2017 17:22:31 EST   Founders Advantage Capital has  announce that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire a 50% interest in Astley Gilbert for $24.7 million .  After completion of the Transaction, the current owners of Astley Gilbert, being Wayne Wilbur, Ari Yakobson and Rino Dambrosio, will collectively retain a 50% interest in Astley Gilbert and will continue to manage the day-to-day operations.  Completion of the Transaction is expected to close late October , 2017. C J Graphics adds two Agfa Jeti's Wed, 1 Nov 2017 16:20:23 EST   Agfa Jeti Tauro   CJ GRAPHICS has added Agfa Graphics’ Jeti Tauro H2500 with ABF, and Jeti Ceres RTR3200 LED inkjet systems to their lineup.  The Jeti Tauro LED is a 100 inch (2.5 m) wide hybrid UV-inkjet printer with an integrated roll-to-roll system, built for demanding 24/7 workloads. Offering speeds of up to 2960 ft2/hr., the Jeti Tauro LED features continuous and automated feeding of a wide range of media including corrugated board. The automated board feeder (ABF) can process up to four boards automatically. The white ink capability of this new machine expands applications to backlit POP/POS or for using white as a spot colour on both rigid and roll media. Ressources Illimitees buys a HP Latex 570 Wed, 1 Nov 2017 16:09:18 EST L to R Erik Schmidt Cansel, Glen Raimondo( owner) Gail Cooney (owner) Brent Sherrington (production manager) Taubira Abaha Cansel     Ressources Illimitees has got into the wide format businesses . Instead of jobbing out their work they have brought it all inside. They have purchased from Cansel ,a Royal Sovereign laminator, Caldera software, 54" Graphtec cutter and a HP 570 Latex wide format machine. The sale was handled by Steve Daigle Wide Format sales manager for Quebec ( Chateauguy is also his home town). Transcontinental buys Flexipak in Quebec Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:23:42 EST   Transcontinental has announced that it has acquired Les Industries Flexipak Inc., a flexible packaging printer located in  Québec. The company is a converter specialized in flexographic printing, lamination as well as bag and pouch making.  Flexipak Inc. offers  flexible packaging products for consumer goods companies, food processors and retailers across several markets including frozen fruits and vegetables, seafood, snacks, grains, nuts and beverage (shrink films).  Agfa buys Bodoni Systems of England Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:48:18 EST Quality control software Agfa has bought Bodoni Systems and pressSign software. They plan to integrate pressSign into Agfa Apogee workflow portfolio. Agfa claims , the Bodoni software will allow plate customers to save money and improve efficiency. PressSIGN Global Print management system measures, control, monitor and evaluate the colour printing process between locations anywhere in the world.