PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:37:32 UTC Thu, 20 Feb 2020 02:29:19 EST Supermarket Dropping Printed Flyers Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:32:35 EST Trying to get rid of printed flyers NO FRILLS the discount division of Loblaws, Canada's largest supermarket chain has said they are dropping their printed flyers and are going digital only. They claim it is for the environment . NO FRILLS prints over 3 million flyers a month in Ontario.  About a year ago Walmart tried getting rid of their printed flyers . After  asignificant hit in sales  and a lot of customer complaints they brought the printed flyers back. Ryerson Job Fair March 26th Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:49:04 EST Last years Job Fair  The Ryerson Graphic Communications Management Job Fair is an employer’s opportunity to connect with students seeking summer internships or full-time career positions. Last year there were 80 companies interviewing. It is free to attend, but registration is required. The Job Fair has time for both structured interviews and open networking. Employers can expect to directly interview approximately 19 students — 11 potential interns and 8 graduating students  and collect résumés from as many other students as one wants. Lowe-Martin Installs Komori Impremia IS29 Tue, 18 Feb 2020 19:17:23 EST Left to Right: Jim Theakston, Edmund Rayne, Paul Nadeau, From Lowe Martin, Brett Rogers from Komcan. The Lowe Martin Group in  Ontario has installation of the High Speed, Cut sheet digital ink jet press, the Komori Impremia IS29. This investment marks the first of its kind in Canada, and furthers Lowe Martins position as a leading printer in Canada. The IS29 is the third Komori installation in Lowe Martin’s Mississauga facility, and joins two Komori GL640 coaters (both with HUV curing). Royal Envelope Bought By Supremex Tue, 18 Feb 2020 18:46:12 EST   Supremex Canada's largest envelope manufacturer  announced the acquisition of the assets of Royal Envelope for a total purchase price of $27.4 million.Founded in  1989 by  Peter  Bowles  and  Lou  Tucci, Royal  Envelope generated  approximately $30 million  of sales  from the direct sale of envelopes and printing services. Royal Envelope employs approximately 135 people at its two primary facilities located in Concord (Ontario)and LaSalle, Quebec.  Xerox Increases Offer For HP Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:43:48 EST Sales have declined by 6% in 2019 Xerox has raised its offer to buy Hewlett Packard by $2 to $24 per share this week, following several rejections of its previous buyout offer by HP. . Xerox’s initial bid for HP, in November 2019, was rejected by HP which felt it undervalued the business and was not in the best interests of its shareholders. In January 2020, Xerox obtained $24 billion in  financing commitments to support the proposed buy out. Hogan's Printing Burns Down For The Second Time. Wed, 12 Feb 2020 19:19:42 EST Second fire in two years The fire destroyed Hogan's Printing , less than two years after flames destroyed the shop at another location. The company had replaced  all their digital presses from the first fire. Windsor Fire Department says the fire at Hogan's Printing  that burned down the shop on Sunday wasn't an accident. Staff with the Ontario fire marshal's office, as well as those with Windsor fire will be conducting an investigation. Windsor Fire Department says the damage to the printing shop, a nearby bank and a nearby  shop  is estimated to total $1 million. Mitchell Press Awarded Green Leaf Award Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:46:28 EST Enviromental Award open to printers around the world Kodak awarded 52 printers from around the world, a record number, the 2019 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award. Mitchell Press of Vancouver was the only Canadian winner and was one if seven North American printers.  The program, now in its seventh year, celebrates printers who are leaders in adopting sustainable practices that benefit the environment, their business and their customers.In addition to integrating KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates into their operations, each of the 52 companies demonstrated an ongoing commitment to investing in sustainable business practices. Komori Buying MBO Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:18:02 EST   Komori has announced  that it has an agreement to buy the  MBO of Germany , that specializes in the manufacture and sale of post-press equipment. Today, the MBO Group has plants in two locations in Germany , Oppenweiler  and Bielefeld as well as in Portugal. It also operates local subsidiaries in the United States, France and China while maintaining dealers around  countries around the globe. An attempt to sell to Heidelberg was blocked by the European antitrust authorities in 2019.  Sydney Stone Wins Canadian Dealer of The Year. Wed, 12 Feb 2020 17:37:18 EST Duplo Dealer of the year  The Duplo Dealer of the Year Award recognizes the best in the industry based on growth and development, expertise and knowledge, and excellence in customer service. Sydney Stone has been highly successful in growing the market for Duplo equipment in Canada, as well creating a Canadian clout for them. For these reasons among many others, Sydney Stone has been awarded the title of “Canadian Dealer of the Year 2019” by Duplo USA. The Digital Communications Myth Tue, 4 Feb 2020 19:42:21 EST   Even today not everyone is computer savvy or has access to a computer. An integrated marketing strategy that includes both print and on-line components spans preferences and generations and allows all to get the message. 89% of adult Americans believe that “Shifting customers / clients to online-only documents disadvantages some groups, such as the elderly, disabled, low income, and poorly educated.”  81% of parents believe it is “very important” that their child read print books, citing the importance of print’s unique sensory and tactile experience. New Trade Show For Print , Packaging and Sign Companies In Quebec Wed, 5 Feb 2020 19:08:29 EST    The first trade show "Visual Graphics Industry Rendezvous for Québec Signmakers and Printers" which will be held on April 15-16 of this year in Laval at Place Sports Experts. This new exhibition will bring together all the printing, packaging, and sign industry segments together under one roof.  A dedicated conference with workshop will also take place with the trade show. Mitchell Press Takes Over North West Book Binder Tue, 4 Feb 2020 19:17:33 EST Mitchell moves into high end case binding Mitchell Press has acquired the assets of award-winning custom bindery, North West Book Operating Company  of Bellingham, Washington. Founded in 1960 and operated by  Book Binder Tom Strohhacker, North West Book was a  high-end,  case-binding and custom box-making  bindery for decades. Tom passed away in  2018. All Graphic Supplies Bought By Spicers Tue, 4 Feb 2020 17:30:52 EST Dealers in wide format equipment and substrates to sign and printing industry Spicers Canada  has acquired  All Graphic Supplies, a distributor of equipment, substrates, ink and service.  All Graphics sell  to  the sign, textile and printing industries. Dealers for Roland, Mimaki, Hp and Graphtec. The partners the  De Souza brothers ( Charles, Chris and Cled) will be staying on to run the company as an independent division of Spicers Canada. All Graphics Supplies has 7 locations in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland , Quebec, Ontario, BC and the Caribbean . Started in 1992 they now have a staff of around 110.  Komori LS 8 Colour Installed at Heron & Nadeau Tue, 4 Feb 2020 14:55:42 EST left to right: David Heon, Michel Larivee Feeder, Charles Boivert Pressman, Charles Heon and Brett Rogers from Komcan Inc. Heon & Nadeau of Victoriaville Quebec has installed a Komori LS 8 colour 40 inch perfecting press purchased from Komcan Inc. It is a fully automated Komori LS 840 perfector with  automatic plate changers, fully automatic wash up systems, Close looped colour control with a maximum perfecting speed of 15,000 sheets per hour. Komcan Inc is the sole dealer for Komori presses in Canada. Komcan is the Canadian deler for Komori.  Xerox Buys A Managed Print Services Company Tue, 4 Feb 2020 14:46:25 EST A print services and equipment dealer  Xerox has acquired Arena Group, one of the leading providers of managed print services, office technology, software and solutions in the U.K. The acquisition has received government approval. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.With the pending HP deal( $24 billion ) this deal comes as a bit of a surprise .