PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:21:35 UTC Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:21:14 EST Premier Printer installs Heidelberg XL 106 4P Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:47:29 EST Danny Miller and Ted Gortemaker Premier Printing has recent investment of a Speedmaster XL-106-4P, a highly automated press featuring AutoPlate Pro fully automated plate loading, Prinect Axis Control Spectral measuring device, and dynamic sheet brakes. The press is driven by the new Press Center XL featuring Intellistart 2 operating software, allowing for the “autonomous” processing of jobs at a speed of 18,000 sheets per hour.   “AutoPlate Pro is a gift” states Tom Bennet, Special Projects Manager. “Agenda run lengths are 300 – 1500 per form, so we are performing up to 150 plate changes per day. Job changes on the 4P were as low as 1½ minutes.   C J Graphics adds Heidelberg XL106 with Anilax AQ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:22:03 EST Speedmaster XL106 with coater The newest press in the CJ GRAPHICS’ lineup is the first XL106 – 6-colour + Anilox AQ Coater with In-press Control and “Push to Stop” technology.“Push to Stop” technology is a paradigm shift in sheet-fed production. It allows one to process jobs autonomously from a prepress queue. It also allows one to go from make-ready to production based on standards, not depending on an operator’s decision. The goal is to produce jobs as they arrive at the press “autonomously”. The operator “oversees” production, interrupting production only if an error occurs. This joins CJ Graphics 2 other Heidelberg Speedmaster 40 inch presses Three Fine Paper Mills possibly closing Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:30:13 EST Endangered Species The list of fine paper mills in North America that are in trouble or closing is getting longer. Southworth Papers ofMassachusetts, West Linn Papers of Oregon and Appleton Coated of Wisconsin have either closed or are under creditor protection. Two of the mill manufactured coated grades and one of the mills dates back to 1839. Plastic + Paper installs largest sheeter in Canada Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:42:11 EST   Sheets over 65x100 Plastic+Paper has installed a sheeter that is able to sheet over 65 inches by 100 inches.It is able to sheet paper, plastic and paper board.Weights from 80 lb text to 24 pt board Specially designed for short runs and very quick turn around times. It is the largest sheeter in Canada for the graphic arts industry. AlphaGraphics bought by Mail Boxes Ect. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:29:36 EST  Are they coming back to Canada Mail Boxes ETC. International has bought franchisor AlphaGraphics.They bought AlphaGraphics from a  American private equity company . AlphaGraphics has about 265 locations. Mail Boxes ETC.(MBE) also bought PostNet in April of last year. MBE out of Milan, Italy now has 2,600 locations in 39 countries with about sales over $1 billion. The purchase was designed to increase MBE presence in the United States.      Pollard gets "They said it could't Be Done" Award Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:52:54 EST International Awards Pollard Banknote's €20 Million Calendar ticket printed for Loterie Nationale de Belgique received the "They Said It Couldn't Be Done" Best of Category award. This game marked the first time a ticket was printed with Pollard Banknote's patented Scratch FX® and Scratch Tab™ innovations in combination, all on an oversize 8" x 11" ticket.  Pollard also receiving a Certificate of Merit for "Special Innovation Awards—Other". Two other Pollard Banknote tickets also received Certificate of Merit awards. Printing up to 100,000 DPI Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:33:37 EST Printing up to 100,000 DPI  University of Glasgow  claims to have developed a high resolution printing which could have anti-counterfeiting, data storage and digital imaging applications. It allows the printing of two different high detailed, full colour images within the same printed area. It does not use dyes or pigments as in standard printing but uses specially structured nanomaterial to render colours. The nanomaterial printing can reach resolutions up to 100,000 DPI.  Multiple Pakfold moving into Data plant Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:43:03 EST    DATA Communications Management ( Data Group) has announce plans to integrate  Multiple Pakfold operations into its Brampton, Ontario facility. As a result, Multiple Pakfold will exit Multiple the Missisauga's facility before the end of 2017 and relocate the staff and production capabilities into DATA’s 269,000 square foot Brampton facility. Multiple Pakfold will continue to serve its trade printing clients as a distinct market segment.It is expected that substantially all of Multiple Pakfold’s employees will relocate to DATA’s Brampton facility. Printer sends cards to overseas Canadian troops Wed, 4 Oct 2017 20:16:08 EST Giving a personal touch to the troops  A family owned printer in Sarnia Ontario is sending personalized greeting cards to all overseas Canadian troops. The idea of Bill Chong of Haines Frontier Printing started 2 years ago. Haines Printing has printed up 5 different designs of 1500 and is having school kids and community groups write a personal note and sign each one ( personalization the old way). The hope is to get them into the hands of all Canadian armed forces that will not be home for Christmas.  "Fake News" used to promote Print Wed, 4 Oct 2017 19:54:36 EST Magazines fight back against the web  The Association of Magazine Media is playing the "trust" card in a new ad campaign.The  has begun a campaign in print and online running through March with the tagline, "Magazine media. Better. Believe It." The campaign "addresses magazine media's unmatched ability across platforms to produce professional, credible, trusted and brand-safe content," the print industry group said in its release, announcing the new ads. Print beats the digital world Wed, 4 Oct 2017 19:36:38 EST Facebook gets connected with Fake News  The results of an international survey by Two Sides provides unique insight into how print and paper is viewed, preferred and trusted by consumers around the globe.The results reveal a strong preference for print when it comes to recreational reading e.g. books, magazines, news, etc. 72% of global respondents prefer printed books, compared to only 9% preferring e-books.  Annan & Sons merge with C.J. Graphics Mon, 2 Oct 2017 00:05:24 EST The Annan brothers  C.J. Graphics has announced the merger of Annan & Sons Ltd. as a new division of C.J. Graphics Inc. Both Paul and John Annan, along with many of their associates, will be joining C.J. Graphic team in a new location at the end of October. Both Paul and John will be overseeing the management of their division including production and sales of their current clients. Printed Calendars scrapped in favour of online Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:56:08 EST When is waste pickup day?  Saskatoon city council has voted to cut the printed version of the recycling and waste pick-up calendar. Taken as a cost saving measure it will save about $85,000 per year. Fastsigns adding six locations in Canada Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:35:51 EST 36 locations in Canada  FASTSIGNS International,  announced today that it opened two new centres in Canada in the first half of 2017 and signed four franchise agreements to develop additional new locations in Calgary, Winnipeg, and Oshawa in the coming months. Fastsigns expects to sell a projected six to eight locations in Canada in 2017. Currently, there are 36 locations in Canada. KBA hits 200 year and renames Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:19:01 EST     The printing press manufacturer is starting off the company's 3rd century with a new  appearance. The brand KBA, which was introduced in 1990 after the takeover of Albert-Frankenthal, will revert to the original brand of Koenig & Bauer, with a new logo. Koenig & Bauer today has 33 subsidiaries. The company anniversary  was seen as an ideal time to place all activities of the Group, under a strong common roof. The relaunch is intended to strengthen the employee’s pride in the history of the company.