PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:25:57 UTC Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:25:04 EST Bellwyck Installs Two Canadian Firsts Wed, 8 Jul 2020 19:04:52 EST Longest Heidelberg press in Canada Bellwyck has announce the completion of the company’s three-pronged strategic press-acquisition initiative, of which two are “firsts” in Canada. Bellwyck has installed the longest Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 press in Canada. This revolutionary new press provides nine-colour printing, including two coating units, each fitted with flexo-kits. This press offers endless opportunities , including special effects such as glitters and colour-shift coatings, as well as eco-friendly coatings to replace lamination, all in one pass. Heidelberg Pulls Out of Drupa 2021 Wed, 8 Jul 2020 18:43:51 EST The worlds largest printing trade show  Heidelberg has pulled out of all international expos next year including Drupa. Heidelberg had originally a large  presence in the brand new Hall 1 at the Messe Dusseldorf. On 8 July Heidelberg made the bombshell announcement that it would no longer be exhibiting. Participation in next year’s Drupa trade fair had been “cancelled due to unforeseeable effects of Covid-19”. Fespa Cancels 2020 and Moves 2021 Wed, 8 Jul 2020 18:06:31 EST   Fespa has rescheduled  this year’s rescheduled Global Print Expo and relocated. Fespa has now effectively cancelled its 2020 event and combined it with the 2021 show. Which was initially  scheduled for Munich in May 2021, avoiding a clash with next year’s rescheduled Drupa. Two Plant Closures By Transcontinental Wed, 8 Jul 2020 17:48:47 EST Gatineau  newsprint plant Transcontinental  has announced the permanent closure of the printing plants Transcontinental de la Capitale (Québec City) and Transcontinental Qualimax (Gatineau), both located in Québec. Following the June  decision by CN2I to not publish during the week the Coopérative nationale de l’information indépendante . These plants were primarily printed the  CN2i’s daily newspapers, formerly owned by Groupe Capitales Médias. Lover Paper Advertising Campaign Wed, 8 Jul 2020 16:08:00 EST   Two Sides North America  announced the launch of Love Paper, a new campaign designed to raise consumer awareness of the unique and inherently sustainable characteristics of print, paper and paper-based packaging. The centre piece of the campaign is a consumer-friendly website,, where the click of a mouse reveals surprising facts about how print and paper products contribute to a sustainable future for us all. HP Indigo Cuts Staff In First Wave Wed, 1 Jul 2020 21:07:06 EST Alon Bar-Shany considered the driving force behind Indigo Indigo has let 102  employees  go  and cut contracts with 30 freelancers. Earlier this month, the company’s longtime general manager Alon Bar-Shany resigned . The company’s new general manager is Haim Levitt who previously ran the company’s GTM division. This is believed to be the first wave of layoffs in the  HP Indigo division. Xerox Hit By Ransomware Attack Wed, 1 Jul 2020 20:47:52 EST 2020 has not been a good year Maze ransomware has reported in their list of victims  Xerox added to the list. It appears that the encryption routine had completed on June 25. Xerox has yet to confirm or deny a cyberattack on its network but screenshots from the attacker show that computers on at least one Xerox domain have been encrypted. Transcontinental Ranked In Top 10 Corporate Knights Wed, 1 Jul 2020 20:23:03 EST Canada's largest printer Transcontinental  ranked as one of Canada’s 50 best corporate citizens, placed in 10th position in the  Corporate Knights’ 2020 Best 50 Ranking. According to Corporate Knights, TC Transcontinental ranks among the Top 10, overall because of its high clean revenue score, strong gender diversity at the board and executive levels, its solid safety record, as well as its strong energy and water productivity. Vistaprint Poster Mix-up Disaster Wed, 1 Jul 2020 20:04:52 EST Customer with the right poster  A customer who ordered Black Lives Matter posters also received All Lives Matter prints in their delivery, resulting in a social media backlash against the run printer. Vistaprint founder  and CEO ,Robert Keane has issued a personal apology pinned the blame on a job collation error. He said: "racism is intolerable. Printing United Trade Show Cancelled Wed, 24 Jun 2020 19:53:00 EST The last of the industries trade shows to be cancelled or rescheduled  PRINTING United ( old SGIA Show)  originally scheduled to take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on October 21-23, 2020, will now move to a online experience this fall due to constraints surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Komcan Becomes MBO Dealer For Canada Tue, 23 Jun 2020 20:09:51 EST Heidelberg tied to buy in 2019 Komcan Inc. and MBO America have reached an agreement where Komcan Inc will be the sole authorized distributor of MBO equipment in Canada. The agreement is to include sale of equipment, parts supply, and service of the MBO line of equipment. MBO has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Komori Printing House Awarded " Canada's Greenest Employer " Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:29:45 EST Canada's 19th largest printer with more locations than any other printer Printing House is the only printer to win "Canada's Greenest Employers. Canada’s Greenest Employers is a competition that recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Applicants for the award are compared to other employers in their industry.Winning employers, selected by editors of The Globe and Mail's Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Transcontinental Recall Over One Third of Staff Back Tue, 23 Jun 2020 18:40:52 EST Canada's largest printer and largest emplyer in the industry  Transcontinental says about up to  1,600 temporarily laid-off staff have brought back in the last several weeks.The company says a gradual recovery in printing volumes has allowed it to recall more than one third of the employees laid off because  of COVID-19. "Obviously, things are improving as many businesses are back to business, they're back advertising," chief financial officer Donald LeCavalier said in a conference call Postmedia Toronto Plant Unionizing Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:54:53 EST Postmedia"s Toronto printing plant. Old Quebecor Photoengravers plant.   Postmedia's Toronto printing plant press room workers have applied to be certified as a union under the Canadian Media Guild. The union, part of CWA Canada,  filed  with the Ontario Labour Relations Board this week when a majority of the plant's workers signed union cards. The Union says Postmedia cut workers wages during the pandemic   even though the company was deemed  an essential services , and did not  do enough to ensure their safety. Covid-19 Lifespan On Paper Mon, 22 Jun 2020 17:30:38 EST   The COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions about the lifespan of the virus on a variety of surfaces, including paper and paper-based packaging products. Some service providers are capitalizing on consumer uncertainty by suggesting or requiring that their customers go paperless for safety reasons.There is no proof of this.  A study published in the May 2020 issue of The Lancet reported on the stability of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2)