17 July 2019

ROCHESTER—

The Landa S10P in Beta testing at Mercury Print Productions is the first placement in North America
The Landa S10P in Beta testing at Mercury Print Productions is the first placement in North America
PrintCAN was invited to Mercury Print Productions in New York, to view the first Landa S10P nanographic press installed in North America. The press has been in Beta testing at the facility for about five months. “This press is going to change the way we do business,” said John Place, CEO of Mercury Print. He pointed to the 40” format, spectacular quality, variable capability, inline UV, and quicker makereadies as pluses.“Anything that can be done on an offset press, can go on the Landa,” he said,

17 July 2019

CHICAGO—

Red  Hot Technologies for the printing industry
Red Hot Technologies for the printing industry
RED Hot Technologies at Print 19  program features technology or equipment that has come to market within the past 12 months, and highlights “what’s new” on the exhibit floor. Those products identified as game-changers for the industry may be designated as RED HOT Vanguard recipients.See all of the RED HOT Technology Program participants by attending PRINT 19 .

17 July 2019

ROCHESTER, NY—

 

1) Commercial printers will need to operate a variety of print platforms in-house to meet an increasing range of client demands. Shops that fail to diversify will limit their value proposition – and growth opportunities.
2)Advances in process colour technology will enable commercial printers to reduce their reliance on spot colors. Commercial printers that invest in this technology  will enjoy a distinct competitive advantage over those that remain on the sidelines.

17 July 2019

CHICAGO—

Greenwash really  means  saving the cost of printing
Greenwash really means saving the cost of printing
Two Sides has successfully engaged with 441 companies worldwide to remove or change such claims about print and paper.  “Environmental claims in the U.S. and Canada must meet the guidelines and rules of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission¹ and the Competition Bureau of Canada² which include having credible and specific science-based facts to support claims.

17 July 2019

ELMWOOD PARK. NJ—

Agfa private brand
Agfa private brand
Agfa has announced the sale of its Duratex® Media business of wide and grand format substrates to Grimco , a  national dealer of  sign substrates. In addition, Grimco acquires Agfa's business relating to the purchase and resale of certain third-party manufactured wide format products such as flexible, rigid and aqueous substrates ("Media");

10 July 2019

TORONTO—

Mary with her trademark hat
Mary with her trademark hat
 The Canadian printing industry has lost one of it's greatest leaders. Mary Black died on July 5th at 80. Mary pioneered women in the industry. She was one of the first female sales representatives in the industry starting  at Graphic Litho Plate in the 1960's. Open her own film house Colour Technologies in 1985. She is best known in the industry when she became Chair of Ryerson University's School of Graphic Communications Management in 1996. During her 10 years at Ryerson  she was the force behind the building of the Heidelberg Centre

10 July 2019

OTTAWA—

Canadian Bank Note Ottawa Plant
Canadian Bank Note Ottawa Plant
 The Federal Government will invest $40 million in Canadian Bank Note's  Nano Technologies Division. Canadian Bank Note printers of polymer bills, passports and other security documents.This will help Canadian Bank Note create more security features using nano technology. Canadian Bank Note has been helped by the fact cash has shown surprising resiliency

8 July 2019

LAVAL—

left to right: Alexandre Boucher (shareholder), Patrick Charbonneau (pressman), André Paiement (owner), Géraldine Anrich (presswoman), Martin Boucher (shareholder).
left to right: Alexandre Boucher (partner), Patrick Charbonneau (pressman), André Paiement (owner), Géraldine Anrich (presswoman), Martin Boucher (partner).
Imprimerie Maxime’s has invested in a new RMGT 9 series 6 color LED-UV 8-up press ( 25’’ x 37’’ ).The new RMGT 9 series press has replaced an older 20.5” X 29” press and allows them to produce a larger 8-up, 16-page signature , while improving print quality through LED-UV curing and Insta.Colour makeready technology. They have seen a significant boost in productivity, flexibility and quality. Since set-ups are much quicker, switching from job to job is a cinch.The press was sold by KBR Graphics the Canadian Dealer for RMGT. 

7 July 2019

TORONTO—

Former Publisher of Canadian Printer, Studio and Print Action magazines
Former Publisher of Canadian Printer, Studio and Print Action magazines
 John H. Galbraith  publisher of magazines and directories for the Canadian printing industry, has announced the closing of Galbraith Publishing Co., and his retirement after more than 40 years of publishing executive experience in primarily in the printing and publishing industries.

3 July 2019

TORONTO—

eft to right are John Hume, President, and John Hume Jr., Vice President of Operations.
eft to right are John Hume, President, and John Hume Jr., Vice President of Operations.
Hume Media Inc. has become the first company globally to acquire the new Xerox Baltoro™ HF Inkjet Press. Xerox’s new technology is a cut-sheet, inkjet production press that enables clients to print high-volume jobs .  The press’ automated intelligence, along with its High Fusion ink and Xerox High Fusion W-Series Inkjet Heads, delivers true high definition 1200 x 1200 dpi image quality without the need to condition media with priming solutions or precoats.

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