PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Wed, 20 Jan 2021 18:54:16 UTC Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:05:42 EST On Holidays Till 2021 Wed, 23 Dec 2020 18:38:31 EST    PrintCAN is on holidays next week. We will be publishing new stories starting January 5th 2021. We are all looking forward to better year for the industry in 2021.  All the best from the editors and writers of . Stay safe and we will  see you in 2021.  Heidelberg Sells Part of Head Office Property Wed, 23 Dec 2020 18:26:46 EST   Plant at Wiesloch/Walldorf site Heidelberg sold 130,000 square meters  of the Wiesloch/Walldorf  site  to the VGP Group. VGP Group will create a new, modern industrial and commercial park at the Wiesloch/Walldorf site. The Wiesloch/Walldorf site covers a total area of around 840,000 square meters. The site opened in 1957 , became world headquarters in 2014 and currently has about 4900 employees working there. Heidelberg achieves a purchase price in the mid double-digit million-euro range. Transcontinental Appoints Eric Morisset , Chief Development Officer Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:43:09 EST Eric Morisset new Chief Development Officer  Transcontinental announced the appointment of Eric Morisset as Chief Development Officer effective December 1, 2020. Mr. Morisset will report to François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer of TC Transcontinental, and will be part of the Executive Management Committee. Since 2018, the role of Corporate Development Officer had been held by Sam Bendavid, who was appointed earlier this year as Senior Vice President, TC Transcontinental Advanced Coatings and Procurement within TC Transcontinental Packaging.  Pantone Colours Of The Year For 2021 Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:22:17 EST Pantone ultimate tray and illuminating yellow  Pantone has revealed its two colours of the year for 2021 – Ultimate Grey (Pantone 17-5104) and Illuminating (Pantone 13-0647), a vibrant yellow. PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colours that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Colour of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity.  Manroland Goss Acquires Thallo Web Packaging Business Wed, 23 Dec 2020 16:17:21 EST Thallo web-offset packaging presses manroland Goss Group and Contiweb have signed a purchase agreement on the sale of the Thallo web-offset packaging business. Thallo press series, targets the film & foil printing in hybrid sleeve offset technology. The successful VSOP press with over 90 installs worldwide in more than 60  countries,  originally developed by Drent Goebel. The VSOP press was the first to be equipped with sleeve offset technology in packaging printing. Heidelberg Sell Chemical Division To Manroland Sheetfed Parent Wed, 23 Dec 2020 15:36:58 EST Parent company has bought Heidelberg's pressroom chemical division  Langley Holdings owner of Manroland Sheetfed offset press manufacturer has acquired printing chemicals consumables manufacturers division , HiTech Chemicals and Blue Products from Heidelberger. The acquisition includes the Kruibeke, Belgium based production facility which produces  printing chemicals consumables for flexographic, digital and offset printing for the packaging and commercial markets. Lorpon Adds Indigo 6900 Label Press Wed, 16 Dec 2020 21:08:30 EST Indigo 6900 label press   Lorpon Labels has doubled its digital label production capacity with a new HP Indigo 6900 digital press. The HP Indigo 6900 is a new-generation press supporting the HP Production Pro for Labels and Packaging high-powered print server for high productivity, variable data processing and colour matching. The digital front end offers up to five times faster RIP power for more jobs per day and faster turnaround.  Transcontinental Sales Down Earnings Up. Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:50:11 EST Canada's largest printer and is becoming one of North America,s largest packaging printers Revenues decreased by $135.2 million, or 17.1%, from $790.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 to $655.7 million in the corresponding period of 2020. This decrease is largely attributable to lower volume in the Printing Sector, mostly due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Operating earnings decreased by $75.0 million, or 48.0%, from $156.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 to $81.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.  Adjusted operating earnings increased by $3.3 million, or 3.1%, from $106.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 to $110.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. Hybrid Software Sold to Global Graphics Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:26:34 EST   Label and packaging software Global Graphics has announces that it has entered into a  agreement with Congra Software  acquisition  of HYBRID Software Group from Congra. HYBRID Software is a  software development and marketing company focused on enterprise software for the graphic arts industry, with a strong focus on labels and packaging. Esko Selling Kongsberg Division To Private Equity Company Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:09:04 EST   Kongsberg cutting tables Esko is set to sell its Kongsberg cutting table  business to private equity  company  OpenGate Capital. Kongsberg was founded in Norway in 1965 and was purchased by Esko (then Barco) in 1998. The sale includes the original research and development facility in Kongsberg, Norway and the production facility in Brno, Czech Republic. Esko  makes integrated software and hardware products for the packaging, label and wide-format sectors. R.R Donnelley May Sell Asia Pacific Plants Wed, 16 Dec 2020 19:25:57 EST North America's largest printer Bloomberg has reported that R. R. Donnelley (RRD) , the largest in the US  is considering the sale of all their  Asia Pacific plants  to raise cash and cut debt. The majority of the their Asian plants are in China.  $800 million is  the potential price. The sale would mark the U.S. printer's  exit from the world’s second-largest economy after almost three decades. BELL Forces Customers Into Paperless Bills Wed, 16 Dec 2020 18:53:10 EST Email notice to customers that all invoices will as for February will be paperless. Bell Canada customers  will start to receive their bills  to their email address, and will no longer receive a paper bill.  Customer's  January bills will be the last delivered in paper format. It appears customers will have no choices.The Telecommunications Act  was amended to prohibit providers of telecommunication services from charging subscribers for paper bills.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), issued a decision almost two years later to not require phone companies to provide customers with a paper bills.  Study On Direct Mail vs Digital Advertising Wed, 9 Dec 2020 21:31:36 EST   Brain imaging and eye-tracking technology were used to “see” into the brains of people interacting with physical (direct mail) and digital (email, display) advertising media. To find out, leading neuromarketing research company True Impact Marketing partnered with Canada Post to conduct the largest study of its kind to date.  The resulting whitepaper, A Bias for Action, explains the four key findings:Direct mail is easier to understand and more memorable than digital media. Book Printing Market Forecast Report 2020-2025 Wed, 9 Dec 2020 21:16:23 EST   The report provides on an in-depth survey of the U.S. books printing market. It reveals the latest data of the market size and volume, domestic production, exports and imports, price dynamics and turnover in the industry. In addition, the report contains insightful information about the industry, including industry life cycle, business locations, productivity, employment and many other crucial aspects. Drupa Cancelled For 2021 Wed, 9 Dec 2020 21:00:54 EST     Drupa  has bowed to the inevitable and cancelled the world's largest printing  trade show  expo planned for 2021, along with  other events including Interpack.  Big name exhibitors  exhibitors have already pulled out such as  HP Heidelberg, Fujifilm, Komori, Xerox, Kodak and Bobst.  Drupa is the biggest trade show hosted at Messe Dusseldorf, occupying all 18 halls, and is the biggest event by far in the global print industry.