MONTREAL—TC Transcontinental was one of the big winners at the Gutenberg Awards Gala held April 30 in Montreal. Among its accolades was a win in Technical Challenge, Newspapers.
This year's program saw several changes from organizer Quebec Graphic Communications Institute. The awards categories were reorganized into six product fields (packaging, publishing, etc.), and split into two components: the Technical Challenge and the Innovation Challenge.
FREDERICTON, NB—Taylor Printing Group has gone live with Avanti's Print MIS software. According to Taylor's Scott Williams, Avanti's hands-on print experience was the main selling point.
NEW GLASGOW, NS—Auto Trim and Signs has installed an Agfa Anapurna M4F UV flatbed printer, boosting its ability to print on rigid media.
Established in 1989, the company serves the local Pictou County area. It has its own in-house design department and produces posters, vehicle graphics, banners, signage and point of purchase displays.
TORONTO—First Copy at Women's College Hospital has purchased a DigiXpress 4-colour envelope press and feeding system from PDS-Pressdown.
The shop prints materials for the hospital's programs, clinics and events, as well as producing its brochures and newsletters, and posters that decorate the facility's halls and waiting rooms.
First Copy is also open to the public for services including pamphlets and flyers, laminating, business cards and more. All proceeds go to Women's College Hospital.
TORONTO—Staples announced last week that 3D printers are now available online at Staples.com and will appear on U.S. store shelves by the end of June.
While the news doesn't apply to our cut of the continent, a Staples Canada rep told PrintCAN that the company, including its online portal Staples.ca, is looking at the possibility of carrying the device as well.
TORONTO—Rhino Print Solutions has acquired Marcam Cross Media, extending the B.C. company's reach into Eastern Canada and widening its capabilities in print-on-demand and multi-channel marketing.
The Toronto facility joins Rhino's existing operations in Vancouver and Calgary. The move to increase regional printing allows for tighter turnaround times and shorter and cheaper freight shipping, said a company release.
ROCHESTER, NY—Eastman Kodak Company has filed a Plan of Reorganization and Disclosure Statement and looks to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the third quarter.
The plan includes a detailed description of the company's settlement to hand over its personalized imaging and document imaging businesses to its U.K. Kodak Pension Plan. The spin-off will settle $2.8 billion in claims.
Kodak filed for Chapter 11 protection in January last year. Following that, it began offloading under-performing lines (including ceasing production of digital cameras and pocket video cameras last year) and focusing on two commercial imaging areas: Graphics, Entertainment and Commercial Films, and Digital Printing and Enterprise.
MISSISSAUGA, ON—Fujifilm Canada announced an agreement with Heidelberg Canada for Heidelberg to distribute the company's line of thermal plate products across the country.
Starting this month, Heidelberg will distribute Fujifilm's LH-PJ, LH-PL, LH-NN2 and the Ecomaxx-T line.
LONDON, ON—Autumn Graphics, an independent, privately-owned Canadian outfit, is expanding with a new U.S. operation in Northwest Arkansas called Autumn Graphics U.S.
The company's expansion aims to better service its existing American client base, and push its growth as an international supplier to the packaging market. Operations manager Joe Mulller will head the production team.