PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:03:42 UTC Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:57:21 EST Printing Trade Show Wars Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:30:22 EST   To be held in Dallas 2019 will be the beginning of the print trade show wars in North America. SGIA has announced a deal with NAPCO to launch a new printing industry trade show called Print United. The show is to be held in Dallas Texas. The show will be from October 23 to 25 right near Graph Expo in Chicago on October 13 to 16th. How two show both aimed at the same graphic arts industry so close together will work. Two industry Franchisors Claim Top Spot Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:43:17 EST    Both Fastsigns and Minuteman Press claim in recent press release that they have top spot in US Entrepreneur Magazines ranking of Franchisors. The Franchise issue of the magazine is not out yet. When the magazine was asked who has top spot PrintCAN was told neither is the number one overall. Each are in separate categories one for Sign franchises and one for Printing/ Marketing franchises. Both are active in Canada.  Industry Labour Market Getting Competitive Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:17:04 EST Industry's Job board activity  The last year has seen a dramatic increase in the number of job postings. the industry job board ( sister site to has reported a 40 to 50% increase of posted jobs. Ads are staying up longer and more jobs have been posted for the industry skilled jobs such as offset pressmen, prepress and estimators. Ads for sales people are always strong in good times or bad times. Groupe Lettra installs Agfa Anapurna M32001 RTR Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:42:01 EST    Groupe Lettra has installed an Anapurna M3200i RTR which is a 3.2 m wide highend  roll-to-roll UV inkjet printer that produces indoor and outdoor applications at a productivity of up to 123 m²/hr.Groupe Lettra specializes in all types of vehicle lettering, large-size printing, all posters, signs, banners and commercial stickers. Jones Packaging awarded London Corporate Icon Wed, 3 Jan 2018 20:35:14 EST Jones Packaging London Ontario plant Jones is  to be recognized as the 2018 Corporate Icon by the London Chamber of Commerce. Presented by the Chamber’s Board of Directors each year, the award recognizes the achievements of businesses making a substantial impact on the economic progress of the London community. Pollard Banknote hits the jackpot with lottery tickets Wed, 3 Jan 2018 20:18:13 EST The worlds second largest scratch-and-win printer Pollard Banknote have seen sale increase of more than 200% in the last year instant  ticket lottery sales. Scratch-and-win is the fastest growing part of the lottery business in North America. With over half of it's sales in lottery tickets they have become the worlds second largest printer of instant lottery tickets. Unpacking the Latest Marketing Insights Wed, 3 Jan 2018 19:17:20 EST Insight into the latest direct mail marketing  Canada Post has come out with its summary of the Think Inside the Box 2017 conference. It has all been put into a personalized direct mail piece called Unpacking the latest marketing insights.  The five  key points are Print & Paper in a Digital World Survey Wed, 3 Jan 2018 18:54:02 EST Consumer survey by two sides The recent  survey  by Two Sides showed that 62% of U.S. consumers between the ages of 18 to 55+ preferred to read books in print vs electronic devices, including 63% of the youngest age group (18 to 24 year-olds). Both groups strongly agreed (72-73%) that reading a printed book is more enjoyable than reading a book on an electronic device. Transcontinental Sell Another Newspaper Plant Wed, 3 Jan 2018 18:31:13 EST Transcontinental Fremont Newspaper Plant  Transcontinental has announced that in April , 2018, TC Transcontinental will transfer to Hearst the printing operations of its Fremont, California facility where Hearst's San Francisco Chronicle and its related products are printed, and post-press services are conducted. Under the terms of the agreement, TC Transcontinental will continue printing the newspaper in Fremont for a transition period. Transcontinental will receive  US$42.8 million from Hearst as compensation for the early termination of the printing agreement and  some of its printing equipment. PrintCAN News on Holiday till the New Year Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:07:43 EST  PrintCAN News letter will be on holidays till the New year. We wish every one a happy holiday and a great New Year.        Staff and Editors of and   Printers who survived the Great Recession Report Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:57:03 EST   This Flash examines the sales pattern of an average or typical printer that survived the Great Recession. The study period encompasses the timeframe 2006 to 2015. They  started before the onset of the so called Great Recession, which officially began in December of 2007 and officially ended in June of 2009, and include as well the period of slow but steady economic recovery that continues at this time. Generally, total  print sales track closely with overall economic activity or Gross Domestic Product. Print sales typically fall further and faster as the economy declines during the start of a recession. Minuteman Red Deer moves to new plant Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:35:49 EST New stand alone building Red Deer Minuteman new facility  6,800 square feet; owner  Dan Murias has been in business since 2005 and is a member of the Minuteman Press  Million-Dollar Circle club.For  Murias, the time was right to move his  printing company to 6781 52 Avenue on the "North Hill" of Red Deer, Alberta. Dan explains, "The vast majority of industry and commerce in Red Deer is on the North Side. We are strategically located in the centre of the area.I believe we made the right choice in our location, which provides easy access, fantastic visibility and is centrally located. This has given us an increase in new customer walk in traffic.  Sheryl Sauder Joins Supremex from Mi5 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 21:19:07 EST Sheryl Sauder-Sales Manager Central Region  Supremex announces the appointment of Sheryl Sauder as Sales Manager – Central Region.Sheryl comes to Supremex from Mi5 Print and Digital Communications, where she was responsible for managing the sales team, as well as personally handling a number of major accounts. Prior to joining Mi5, Sheryl was a founder of a full service print and media management company with a focus on consumer analytics - Prospect Media. She developed an account base of various retail brands, managed a sales group, and set company financial targets and tracked profitability.  St. Joseph report on how to go Viral Wed, 20 Dec 2017 20:54:25 EST Printer report on Digital  St. Joseph have released a report on The Essentials of Digital Video. This report covers everything from social media platforms that support digital video, to the future of digital video. This 14 page report has information including a cheat sheet for social media video specs, as well as insight into how videos goes viral. To receive  the PDF version:  Xerox in fight with largest share holder Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:05:03 EST    A fight has erupted between Xerox and its largest share holder Carl Icahn who holds 9.7% of Xerox . Icahn sent an open letter to shareholders demanding new blood in  the boardroom. He has taken special aim at Xerox's chairman Bob Keegan   and Jeff Jacobson CEO. Icahn appears to have targeted these two senior executives because they worked at Kodak. Keegan for 25 years and Jacobson for 2 years running the Graphics Group. Jacobson also, for 5 years ran Kodak Polychrome, a joint venture between Kodak and Sun Chemicals.