27 May 2015

TORONTO—DuraFast Label Company, a certified Epson partner will now offer the Epson TM-C7500G Gloss colour label printer, and its replacement ink cartridges, supplies, accessories and glossy design labels.

27 May 2015

MONTREAL—On May 15, almost 300 print industry insiders gathered at the Montreal Science Centre to honour the best among them during the 33rd annual Gutenberg Gala.

"This year, the committee was given the mandate to carry the gala across Quebec, and I am pleased that several companies have answered the call,” André Goyette, CEO, Imprimerie Contact Netpak-Division and Chairman of Gutenberg said.

27 May 2015

RIVER FALLS, WI—Air Motion Systems, has entered into a strategic partnership with Komcan, the sole agent for Komori in Ontario and Western Canada, to offer AMS LED UV and UV curing technologies to Komcan customers.

"Komcan Inc. is excited to be working with a world class company like AM,” Komcan CEO Steve Rason said. “AMS has long proven to be the leader in UV curing technologies and pioneers in LED and low energy UV curing. We at Komcan will now be able to offer our Komori customer as well as all other offset equipment users the local sales and support of the complete line of AMS UV curing."

20 May 2015

SURREY, UK—FESPA has released the results of its Print Census, a global industry survey to expose six trends driving the world’s wide-format and specialty print community. The survey is part of an ongoing collaboration between FESPA and InfoTrends.

More than 1200 people took part in the survey between May 2014 and April 2015. 50% of respondents were from the Americas, 42% from Europe and 8% from the Asia Pacific region.

20 May 2015

TORONTO—Print is making headlines this week, but not in a good way. During the OPIA 2015 Excellence in Print Awards, held May 13,  a Transcontinental employee heckled comedian Jen Grant during her set. Lewd comments were allegedly thrown her way, causing her to leave the stage. TC Transcontinental has suspended the employee and launched an investigation.  Visit The Globe and Mail to learn more.

20 May 2015

TORONTO—The Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA) honoured the country’s best printers on May 13, during its annual Excellence in Print Awards ceremony, held at the St. Georges Golf and Country Club. Award sponsors included Heidelberg, Domtar, Spicers and Sun Chemical.

Back row Jay Mandarino from C.J. Graphics Inc., Peter Roehrig OPIA judge from Ryerson University, Ray Fagan OPIA judge from Heidelberg Canada and Jasmine Keo from Ryerson University.  Front row: Lynda Mullen from C.J. Graphics Inc., Myrna Penny OPIA judge and OPIA FSC Group Manager

12 May 2015

BRAMPTON—Drytac, an international manufacturer of adhesive-coated products, has announced that Paul Barker will fill its newly created position of custom coatings account manager-outside sales, for Drytac Canada.

Barker has more than 28 years of outside sales experience in the plastics, printing and packaging markets, and has spent the last 10 involved in the printed pressure-sensitive label market. 

12 May 2015

TORONTO—Fujifilm North America has installed an Inca Onset R40-LT at the Toronto-based Middleton Group, a design, merchandising and print facility.

“We are in the visual display business, we need to be able to print on thick substrates, with a variety of highly creative outputs,” Middleton Group’s chief operating officer, Craig Riethmacher (left) said. “Our new R40-LT has been fantastic thus far. Having the option to upgrade the R40-LT over time is perfect for our business model; it complements our other equipment nicely.”

11 May 2015

MONTREAL—The 2015 edition of Grafik’ Art Montreal ended to positive results. The three-day trade show, presented by Le Maitre Imprimeur, showcased the latest technology for the graphic arts industry in the 85,000 sq. ft. Place Bonaventure venue.

6 May 2015

HOD-HASHARON, ISRAEL, MONTREAL, CANADA—AVT, an Israel-based print process control company for packaging, labels, and commercial print industries, is teaming up with Montreal-based Global Vision, a proofreading technologies designer, to offer advanced offline inspection systems.

Global Vision will provide AVT with new software for the systems, which are customized to suit the specific needs of the printing industry, and its varying production workflow setups and printing applications. Together the companies plan to develop products for the labeling and packaging marketplaces. The partnership will also enable AVT to serve as Global Vision’s print market sales arm.

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