PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Sat, 31 Oct 2020 03:52:40 UTC Fri, 30 Oct 2020 23:52:26 EST Broucher Joins Fujifilm As Director of Sales Wed, 28 Oct 2020 20:42:27 EST Martin Boucher- Director of Sales Fujifilm Canada has named Martin Boucher as new director of sales for the company’s graphic systems division. Boucher will be responsible for leading sales strategies  and driving the sales growth of graphics products throughout Canada.  Boucher’s career spans more than 25 years in the printing and graphics industry. Parcels Boom Helps Print Wed, 28 Oct 2020 20:09:29 EST Has caused a tightening of the corrugated carton market Parcel shipments result in every thing from instruction sheets, boxes , labels and cartons have to be printed. With worldwide parcel volumes exceeded more than 100bn for the first time last year according to the latest research from Pitney Bowes . Pitney Bowes predicted that global parcel volumes were “likely to more than double by 2026”, Konica Minolta Pulls From Drupa 2021 Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:43:29 EST Drupa 2021 has been losing major exhibitors for month now  Konica Minolta has become the latest large-scale exhibitor to withdraw from Drupa 2021, stating that “exhibiting at Drupa or any other trade fair at the moment makes no sense to us during the current world uncertainty”. It was the last of the ‘big three’ digital printing exhibitors that were originally due to exhibit in Hall 8b, Postage Stamps Printed On Toilet Paper Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:16:46 EST Not an ordinary stamp  Austria's  postal service announced it is issuing a postage stamp made from three-ply toilet paper,inspired by the panic-buying of toilet paper when Covid-19 first hit. The stamp shows an image of a baby elephant, which has been used in Austria to symbolize the 1-meter (3.2 feet) physical distancing advice used in the European country to avoid the spread of the novel virus. Global Print Expo 2021 Still Going Ahead Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:17:57 EST   FSPA largest event FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 is Europe’s largest international speciality print exhibition   The event will be open from the 9 - 12 March 2021 at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam is going ahead.  Fespa has started the visitor campaign for next March’s Global Expo and reaffirmed its commitment to do everything possible to ensure a successful event. E. B. Box Installs Speedmaster XL 106-6+L Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:44:35 EST FRONT: Jeff Morrow, Plant Manager; BEHIND LEFT TO RIGHT Irfan Rajabali, Director of Business Development; Fawad Faeiz; Amin Rajabali, President; Reza Sohrabi, Shafreen Munjee, Director Sales & Strategy  E.B. Box’s new Speedmaster XL 106-6+L with Push to Stop technology and Prinect Production Manager from Heidelberg could not have come at a better time for the company, who has increased its capacity by 50-60% per shift – helping to accelerate both its growth and speed-to-market. Since the onset of COVID, the company has seen a tremendous pick-up in both the volume of its business and the demand for shorter turnaround times from its customers, who are seeking to keep grocery store shelves filled with their products.  Heidelberg's Innovation Week Oct 19th to 23rd Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:54:24 EST Program for Innovation week  “Innovation Week” from October 19 to 23, 2020, the Heidelberg is holding a digital event with product presentations of its current highlights, innovation talks, and one-on-one conversations via video chat. Under the motto “Unfold your potential”, Heidelberg will showcase the potential offered by the digitization of processes for the commercial, label, and packaging printing segments. Digital Drupa Launches Next Week Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:37:32 EST Drupa Digital Platform launches Online Drupa platform goes live next week when it will launch with a state of the nation panel discussion and a deep dive into the expo's virtual offering, Drupa Preview. The platform will feature a virtual conference, networking and exhibition and will go live at 9am GMT next Tuesday (27 October). In the opening session, Sabine Geldermann, director of Drupa and Print Technologies will be joined by Markus Heering,managing director of the German Printing and Paper Technology Association (VDMA) and Christian Plenge, executive director Digital at Messe Düsseldorf, Access Label Gets $835,000 Funding From Government Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:59:25 EST One of the largest label printers in Atlantic Canada Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced a repayable contribution of $835,000 to support the expansion of Access Labels.This investment, provided through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency‘s (ACOA) Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program, will enable the company to buy specialized equipment to produce pressure sensitive labels in-house and renovate a vacant warehouse to accommodate a new digital printing facility. Factor Forms Add Domino N6101 Label Press Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:28:47 EST Chris Gleis , President of Factor Forms beside new Domino Label press  Factor Forms & Labels is installing a  Domino N610i Label press. Chris Gleis, President of Factor Forms says this is going to allow us to continue to grow at double-digit percentages every single year. This technology is best-in-class, and it’s going to allow us to print the absolute best quality for our customer base. The Domino N6101 digital label press  provides quality, reliability, and quick turnaround. Transcontinental Invests $10 million In Book Printing Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:11:17 EST Transcontinental Interglobe book printing plant in Beauceville, Quebec Transcontinental Printing has announce that it has invested more than $10 million over the past eight months in its book printing platform in Québec, mainly at its Transcontinental Interglobe plant in the Beauce region. These investments have enabled the plant to improve its manufacturing efficiency , fast delivery times , while reducing its environmental footprint.  The investments have been dedicated to the purchase of robotic equipment installed in the binding and bagging departments in order to increase production capacity and speed, Atlantic Packaging Adds Second Paper Machine in Whitby Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:47:21 EST    Atlantic Packaging has announced it will install the 100% recycled paper machine at its Whitby, Ontario mill. The equipment will be installed adjacent to an existing recycled paper machine. The new machine will be one of the most technologically advanced machines in North America, producing 400,000 tons per annum of high Francisco Sota Appointed as Canadian representative Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:19:52 EST Francisco Soto Rotocontrol  has appointed Francisco Soto as representative for Canada . A Canadian citizen based out of Ontario, Soto brings to his role 14+ years of experience in label finishing machines; a degree in Electronics and Engineering Technology; fluency in English & Spanish; and a strong connection to the printing industry from his previous position at Rotoflex International Sales Manager. International Print Day October 21st 2020 Wed, 14 Oct 2020 20:14:24 EST    CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL PRINT DAY (#IPD20) ON OCTOBER 21, 2020. Declare Your LOVE for Print and Participate in 24-Hours of Global Knowledge Sharing Through Social Media. The theme this year is #ElevatePrint. Include that hashtag as well and let everyone know you help customers raise their print marketing game, how you have stepped up to raise yours, how your technology helps printers and print More Supplier Consolidation - Flint Buys Poteet Inks Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:49:42 EST Manufacture of Flexo Inks and coatings Flint Group Packaging Inks announced  the acquisition of Poteet Printing Systems located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.  This acquisition aligns with a key element of Flint Group Packaging’s strategy to grow not only organically, but also via acquisition. Poteet Printing Systems LLC manufactures and sells water-based inks for Flexographic applications to printers and converters across the United States.