11 October 2017

SALT LAKE CITY—

 Are they coming back to Canada
Mail Boxes ETC. International has bought franchisor AlphaGraphics.They bought AlphaGraphics from a  American private equity company . AlphaGraphics has about 265 locations. Mail Boxes ETC.(MBE) also bought PostNet in April of last year. MBE out of Milan, Italy now has 2,600 locations in 39 countries with about sales over $1 billion. The purchase was designed to increase MBE presence in the United States. 
 
 

11 October 2017

WINNIPEG—

International Awards
International Awards
Pollard Banknote's €20 Million Calendar ticket printed for Loterie Nationale de Belgique received the "They Said It Couldn't Be Done" Best of Category award. This game marked the first time a ticket was printed with Pollard Banknote's patented Scratch FX® and Scratch Tab™ innovations in combination, all on an oversize 8" x 11" ticket. 
Pollard also receiving a Certificate of Merit for "Special Innovation Awards—Other". Two other Pollard Banknote tickets also received Certificate of Merit awards.

11 October 2017

SCOTLAND, U.K.—

Printing up to 100,000 DPI
Printing up to 100,000 DPI
 University of Glasgow  claims to have developed a high resolution printing which could have anti-counterfeiting, data storage and digital imaging applications. It allows the printing of two different high detailed, full colour images within the same printed area. It does not use dyes or pigments as in standard printing but uses specially structured nanomaterial to render colours. The nanomaterial printing can reach resolutions up to 100,000 DPI. 

11 October 2017

BRAMPTON—

 
 DATA Communications Management ( Data Group) has announce plans to integrate  Multiple Pakfold operations into its Brampton, Ontario facility. As a result, Multiple Pakfold will exit Multiple the Missisauga's facility before the end of 2017 and relocate the staff and production capabilities into DATA’s 269,000 square foot Brampton facility. Multiple Pakfold will continue to serve its trade printing clients as a distinct market segment.It is expected that substantially all of Multiple Pakfold’s employees will relocate to DATA’s Brampton facility.

4 October 2017

USA—

Facebook gets connected with Fake News
Facebook gets connected with Fake News
 The results of an international survey by Two Sides provides unique insight into how print and paper is viewed, preferred and trusted by consumers around the globe.The results reveal a strong preference for print when it comes to recreational reading e.g. books, magazines, news, etc. 72% of global respondents prefer printed books, compared to only 9% preferring e-books. 

4 October 2017

AD AGE—

Magazines fight back against the web
Magazines fight back against the web
 The Association of Magazine Media is playing the "trust" card in a new ad campaign.The  has begun a campaign in print and online running through March with the tagline, "Magazine media. Better. Believe It."
The campaign "addresses magazine media's unmatched ability across platforms to produce professional, credible, trusted and brand-safe content," the print industry group said in its release, announcing the new ads.

4 October 2017

SARNIA—

Giving a personal touch to the troops
Giving a personal touch to the troops
 A family owned printer in Sarnia Ontario is sending personalized greeting cards to all overseas Canadian troops. The idea of Bill Chong of Haines Frontier Printing started 2 years ago. Haines Printing has printed up 5 different designs of 1500 and is having school kids and community groups write a personal note and sign each one ( personalization the old way). The hope is to get them into the hands of all Canadian armed forces that will not be home for Christmas. 

2 October 2017

TORONTO—

The Annan brothers
The Annan brothers
 C.J. Graphics has announced the merger of Annan & Sons Ltd. as a new division of C.J. Graphics Inc. Both Paul and John Annan, along with many of their associates, will be joining C.J. Graphic team in a new location at the end of October. Both Paul and John will be overseeing the management of their division including production and sales of their current clients.

27 September 2017

TORONTO—

Jay Mandarino ( President of C.J. Graphics) and Jeff Jacobson ( President of Xerox) announcing the deal at Print 17
Jay Mandarino  President of CJ.Graphics and Jeff Jacobson President of Xerox announcing the deal at Print 17
 CJ Graphics Inc. first to acquire  the Xerox® iGen® 5 digital presses with  the first installation, globally, of fully-loaded Xerox® iGen® 5 digital presses.“The new iGen 5 technology is a game changer, with revolutionary capabilities, including matte toner, extended gamut to achieve up to 93 percent of reproducible PMS colours – with orange, blue, green, white and clear dry ink – and 24-point thick stock kit, a fifth color station and the option to swap in White Dry Ink for specialty effects"says Jay Mandarino President of CJ Graphics.

27 September 2017

GERMANY— 

 
The printing press manufacturer is starting off the company's 3rd century with a new  appearance. The brand KBA, which was introduced in 1990 after the takeover of Albert-Frankenthal, will revert to the original brand of Koenig & Bauer, with a new logo. Koenig & Bauer today has 33 subsidiaries. The company anniversary  was seen as an ideal time to place all activities of the Group, under a strong common roof. The relaunch is intended to strengthen the employee’s pride in the history of the company.  

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