30 July 2015
SCARBOROUGH—
 
Roberto Santacroce, owner of the Scarborough-based General Press— a press and die cutter manufacturer since 1987—passed away on July 18.

A funeral was held at Highland Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in Scarborough. 

Roberto Santacroce passed away peacefully with his family by his side. Loving husband to Susanne and devoted father to Vincent. Roberto will be greatly missed by Corrado (Mary), Mary Concetta (Salvatore), Mario (Pina) by many nieces, nephews and family in Italy, United States of America and Germany. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
29 July 2015
CALGARY, ALBERTA—iSys Label and iSys-The Imaging Systems Group Inc, the Canadian developers and manufacturers of short- to mid-run digital label printers, have passed Section 3 certification for use in the EDGE 850 digital label printer.  The recently approved substrate is matte white polyester from UPM Raflatac, with part #LS276R, and can be purchased from iSys-appointed converters in the U.S.

“We’ve developed a strong relationship with UPM Raflatac over the years and are pleased to announce the addition of their substrate to our Certified Media Library,” Randy Rickert, director at iSys Label, said. “This material will provide our users with access to more solutions when printing BS5609-compliant labels.”
29 July 2015
MARKHAM—
 
Frank Parker, the second-generation owner of Parker Pad & Printing, has passed away.

Frank Parker of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, beloved husband and best friend of Carol for 61 years passed away peacefully on June 29, 2015. Affectionately known as “Family Man” Frank, he leaves behind his daughters, Janis (Ron Kozak), Carolynne (Graham Harrison) and Ellen (Dom Losenno) and his sons, Andrew (Cindy) and Chris (Sandy), his grandchildren, Kyle, Robyn, Kelsey, Lauren (Grant), Natasha, Blair, Corey and Alexandra and great-grandsons, Chace and Liam.
29 July 2015
MARKHAM—JF Moore Communications (formerly known as JF Moore Lithographers) and Mi5 Print and Digital Communications have announced that both companies will merge, as of August 1.

The announcement comes after recent news that the then JF Moore Lithographers  had filed a Notice of Intention (NOI) to make a proposal under the Bankruptcy Act on April 13.

“This will significantly bolster the capabilities of both companies.” Dean Baxendale, president of JF Moore, said.
27 July 2015
BELGIUM—
 
Esko’s Automation Engine Connect, a toolkit allowing integration from third party products to an Esko workflow, has been awarded with a 2015 Printing Industries of America InterTech (TM) Technology Award.

“We are thrilled to receive an InterTech award from Printing Industries of America this year,” Esko president Udo Panenka, said.
22 July 2015
CALGARY—Canadian Bank Note (CBN) has acquired Unicom Graphics and will integrate Unicom’s operations with CBN’s McAra Printing division. CBN has made substantial investments in new technology at McAra over the years, and this acquisition is a continuation of this investment.

"By combining the complementary strengths of two leading Calgary-based commercial printers, we have created a single exceptional print solutions provider,” Ronald G. Arends, president & CEO, Canadian Bank Note Company, said. “Limited CBN is committed to providing McAra Unicom investment and technical support to successfully grow the business. "
22 July 2015
TORONTO—Copy Right Copy Centre, a printer with more than 20 years of digital publishing experience, has upgraded to a new EBA 5560LT from Sydney Stone with side tables and an air lift table for easy movement of paper on the bed of the cutter. Prior to the installation, the company had been using a Triumph 4850EP.

Doug Bell (right) of Copy Right Copy Centre
21 July 2015
SIMCOE, ON—Annex Business Media located in Simcoe, ON, has installed a new Kuda 115 paper cutter. The Kuda was sold by Georgetown, ON-based Komcan Inc. The new cutter replaces a smaller cutter and will work alongside the New Komori LS 840 Perfector being installed.

From left to right: Ivan Glendinning cutter operator and Bob Staz Production manager at Annex.
21 July 2015
MISSISSAUGA—As of July 16, 2015 Howard Graphic Equipment  (HGE) will no longer be a supplier of reconditioned machines. The last press to make the journey from its facility to its new home in New York was a Komori S640.

 
21 July 2015
MISSISSAUGA—Ernest Green & Son, an independent distributor of graphic arts products and services in Canada, has entered into a partnership with GMG, a developer and supplier of high-end colour management software. The agreement will allow Ernest Green to represent the entire GMG line in Canada.  

 
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