3 February 2016
SAYVILLE, NY—
 
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), a non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities sustainability best practices, has announced the release of its draft 2016 print shop sustainability certification criteria. The organization is seeking review and comments from those in the industry.
29 January 2016
TORONTO—Goldrich Printpak Inc., a 67,700 sq. ft. Toronto-based  folding box company,  has installed an Esko Kongsberg XN24 finishing table and ArtiosCAD software, to help finish samples and short production runs for its customers.

Left to right: Simo Molkanen, litho supervisor;  Marcelo Quinteros, senior CAD designer; AJ Goldberg, vice president- new business development; Leslie H. Goldberg - president and CEO
 
29 January 2016
TORONTO—
 
Cineplex Magazine and Le Magazine Cineplex has teamed up with Canopy, an environmental not-for-profit organization, in a move that will lead to a more environmentally friendly publication.

From now on both publications will be printed on 100 per cent recycled paper with 85 per cent post-consumer content. The paper is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and will carry Canopy’s Ancient Forest Friendly (AFF) logo.
27 January 2016
OTTAWA, ON—The Lowe-Martin Group has finalized an agreement to acquire RP Graphics Group Limited, a Mississauga-based full-service print provider since 1958. The acquisition will takes affect on Feb. 1.

 
27 January 2016
QUEBEC—Imprimerie Pub Cite Inc., a Quebec-based commercial printer with approximately 49 employees, has filed a Notice of Intention (NOI) to make a proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. The notice was filed on January 7, 2016.

 
27 January 2016
GUELPH—
 
On Friday January 29, the last physical issue of the Guelph Mercury will be printed. Metroland Media Group Ltd., announced the decision to cease publishing the 149-year-old newspaper earlier this week.

“This is indeed a sad day,” Donna Luelo, publisher of the Guelph Mercury, said. “The decision was not made lightly, but the decline of classified and national advertising in recent years has made it impossible for the printed copy of the daily newspaper to remain profitable.”
25 January 2016
MONTREAL—Pazazz Printing has installed a Xerox iGen press equipped with both the optional extended colour gamut and the optional capability to print on thick stock. The press will help Pazazz—Canada’s first Pantone certified printer—with its short run packaging, and help enhance its colour quality.

From left, Denis Beauchamp, general manager, and Warren Werbitt, founder and fisherman, Pazazz Printing
20 January 2016
DARTMOUTH, NS— Southwest Bindings, a manufacturer of document binding supplies has acquired Graphic Supply & Equipment Ltd., a distributor of quality graphic arts supplies and equipment.
20 January 2016
MISSISSAUGA, ON—Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, visited the Mississauga-based Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) on Friday January 15. Bains received a tour of the facilities and participated in a CEO roundtable presented by the association of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains (left), Minister are Al Varney, president and CEO, Xerox Canada (centre), Dr. Paul Smith, vice president, XRCC (right)
15 January 2016
TORONTO—Transcontinental Inc., has announced that it will print the Toronto Star for the next five years, in an agreement that will take effect in July 2016. The Star will be printed at Transcontinental’s Vaughan facility.

"This is a very positive development for TC Transcontinental Printing," Brian Reid, president of TC Transcontinental Printing and TC Transcontinental Packaging, said. "This agreement further demonstrates the ongoing interest in our ability to help publishers across Canada become more efficient. This contract will also enable TC Transcontinental Printing to further optimize its capacity utilization at Transcontinental Vaughan."
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