PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:45:11 UTC Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:43:15 EST US goes after Canadian paper exports Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:20:39 EST    American paper companies have been going after Canadian paper manufactures for antidumping and demanding countervailing duties. In Eastern Canada they have imposed a 20% duty on coated paper from the Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia. It is being appealed under the NAFTA agreement. The Canadian government is trying to get it dismissed. Irving Paper in New Brunswick and Catalyst Paper of Briish Columbia have had a 18% tariff imposed. North Pacific Papers of Washington State has filed for countervailing duties on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper from Canada.  Delphax Technologies in Bankruptcy Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:50:31 EST    Delphax Technologies Canada has been put into bankruptcy by Air T inc . Delphax is the manufacture of the Ellan 500 ink jet press. The company is listed with about $8 million in liabilities and only $1.3 million in assets. The only secured creditor is Air T Inc for about $5 million. Delphax Technologies Canada is  a holy owned subsidiary of Delphax Technologies in the US which is a public company. The owner of Air T inc is the largest shareholder in the American company. All the manufacturing and research and development was done in Canada. The meeting of creditors will be August 29th. The Power of colour in Direct Mail Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:06:16 EST The power of colour report  The power of colour in communication Report. In this white paper, it looks at some industry statistics and discusses some of the best practices for using colour effectively. It also look at some of the economics of using colour, and how it can impact your customers’ decisions on whether or not to print in colour.What impact does colour have on response rates? How can colour be used such that its impact is maximized? How can the power of colour be communicated to print customers? C.J. Graphics Dominates the Benny's Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:42:41 EST C.J. Graphics tops the list with 8  C.J. Graphics awarded 8 “Benny’s” and more overall awards than any other printer in the world at this year’s International Print Competition. C.J. Graphics was awarded 8 Benny’s, the highest honor in the 2017 Premier Print Awards.The Premier Print Awards ( Benny's) , the graphic arts industry’s oldest,largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition. Hosted by Printing Industries of America. In its 68th year, the annual contest recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of superior print communications.  Landa installs first Nanographic Press Mon, 7 Aug 2017 19:32:11 EST Landa First Insatall  Landa has installed its first beta site for the Landa S10 Nanographic PrintingPress. Graphic Bezalel a folding carton, packaging and label convertor, which is Israel-based,  received its Landa press in July , where it will be used to support local as well as market leading international retail brands such as Calvin Klein, Nestle and Coca-Cola EFI shares plummet on accounting problems Wed, 9 Aug 2017 18:21:58 EST    EFI the manufacturers of Vutek wide format,Fiery rips, Jetrion label presses and Printsmith software has delayed it's second quarter results. The companies shares fell by over 45% last week. EFI has said there appears to be a problem in how large-format sales were reported and a weakness in internal controls. EFI's audit committee has started an independent review of the matter. Vistaprint sells Album Printer division Wed, 9 Aug 2017 17:37:35 EST    Cimpress the corporate parent of Vistaprint has sold its Albumprinter division that it acquired in 2011 for about $92 million. The Albumprinter division includes  Albelli, Bonusprint, Fotoknudsen and Onskefoto brands. Although Albumprinter fell within Cimpress target market "mass customization " it believes that invested capital can be used better invested else where.  Vistaprint reports $34 million loss Wed, 2 Aug 2017 14:52:19 EST    Cimpress the public company of Vistaprint reported a $34.7 million loss in its fourth quarter and fiscal year ending June 30th. The loss has been attributed to pressure on gross profits from shipping, expansion of product lines and unfavorable currency fluctuations. Also acqusition related charges , the termination of two partner contracts added to the losses and restructuring charges related to the reorganization of the company.Robert Keane CEO believes that the companies fresh strategy will improve its future prospects. Postmedia sells Toronto Plant for $30 million Wed, 2 Aug 2017 13:02:09 EST   Old Quebecor Photoengravers plant Postmedia ( National Post, Toronto Sun) announced that it has entered into an agreement with real estate developer  RICE Group to sell the property at 2250 Islington Avenue in west Toronto. The building currently houses a printing facility. The purchase price is $30,475,000 . Postmedia will enter into a lease for a portion of the property for a period of up to ten years. Sydney Stone acquires Vertex of Vancouver Tue, 1 Aug 2017 10:18:02 EST Michael Steele, Anne Munro,Brad Munro and Dylan Westgate Sydney Stone Expands with Acquisition of Vertex Graphic and Business Equipment. Michael Steele and Dylan Westgate, partners in Sydney Stone  announce their acquisition of Vertex Graphic and Business Equipment of Vancouver, BC.Both parties are looking forward to working together to provide British Columbia and Alberta customers with the benefits and value of Sydney Stone¬ís national footprint. Jet Label buys United Label Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:00:50 EST    Jet Label will  double in size with the acquisition of United Label of Vancouver with additional production space, personnel and capacity  expands Jet Label’s Market Share in key sectors. United Label’s facility  operates four conventional flexographic presses ranging in width from 7–10” and 3-8 station color capabilities, as part of a fully capable manufacturing facility with a wide variety of slitters, rewinders, finishing systems, and inspection systems.    Konica Minolta's first AccuioJet KM-1 inkjet in Canada Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:37:50 EST Accuiojet KM-1 installed at FLASH Reproductions  Konica Minolta  has announce the first Canadian installation of the AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet press at Flash Reproductions.The AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet press combines the speed and flexibility of offset presses with the digital benefits of variable data printing and the elimination of make-readies. Able to print on 23” x 29.5” sheet size, allowing for 6-up full bleed letter-size printing at 3,000 pages per hour. Prints on 17 lb vellum up to 24 point stock weights, without any pre-coating necessary. Perfecting/duplexing up to 18 point. Prints on  offset/litho stocks, as well as textured, synthetics, and canvasUnique patented UV ink immediately cures. FedEx Office closing all 24 Canadian locations Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:59:08 EST     FedEx Office is closing operations in Canada after 32-year . FedEx  reached the decision to exit the Canadian market after evaluations of their Canadia business operations and considerations about the  future.  This includes all 24 centers in British Columbia, Ontatio, Nova Scotia , the FedEx Office manufacturing plant and FedEx Office Store Support Office in Toronto.  This decision impacts 214 FedEx Office staff  . Pollard banknote buys Innova Gaming Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:58:20 EST    INNOVA develops  games and products for the global gaming industry, with particular focus on state and provincial lotteries.  Through INNOVA's wholly-owned subsidiary, Diamond Game Enterprises, INNOVA focuses on enhancing the revenues of government-sponsored lotteries and other regulated operators by offering its unique "extended play" products in traditional and non-traditional gaming venues.   Pollard Banknote keeps Oregon Lottery Tue, 8 Aug 2017 23:46:34 EST    Pollard Banknote Limited  has to announce it has received an extension for instant ticket printing services with the Oregon Lottery. Under this agreement, Pollard Banknote will continue to provide the Lottery with instant ticket printing, marketing support, and related services..Since 2005, Pollard Banknote has partnered with the Oregon Lottery on its Scratch-itsSM instant game portfolio.