PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Thu, 25 May 2017 16:20:06 UTC Thu, 25 May 2017 12:20:02 EST Two industry show half way around the world set records Wed, 24 May 2017 19:42:43 EST    China Print and Fespa set records on two continents. China Print held May 9th to the 13th and held  every 4 years attracted over 200,000 visitors. It's now the second largest industry show in the world following Drupa at 240,000. Fespa the worlds largest show for wide format pulled attendance from 139 countries with 700 exhibitors in nine halls. It is now held every year in Europe. Attendance was about 20,000. Landa banned from trade show Wed, 24 May 2017 19:10:08 EST    Landa has been blocked from entering the PacPrint tradeshow. The show manager blocked them after Landa refused to buy booth space but wanted to piggyback on the show holding presentations and meetings. Adrian Fleming of PacPrint said " We will not allow grorilla or ambush marketing". At a previous show the Komori agent had a small booth and flew customers to a show room in Braeside. PacPrint is Australia's largest printing trade show. Printing mistake causes data breach Wed, 24 May 2017 18:43:57 EST Ontario Health Card  The provincial government is scrambling because of a printing error in provincial health card renewal forms. The error exposed health card numbers, birth dates and home addresses. The forms are double-sided. Scott Gray leaves MET for Mitchell Wed, 24 May 2017 18:28:27 EST    Scott Gray who has been at Met Fine Printers for 29 years has gone over to Mitchell Press. He has left on good terms and said " My career at MET has been a dream, the Kallas family have afforded me every opportunity". Met Fine Printers was number 45 on Graphic Monthly's list of Canada's Top printers. They bought Rino Print in Calgary and have offices in 4 US cities. MET has sheet fed presses in both provinces. Digital Packaging Market to reach $52 billion by 2026 Wed, 17 May 2017 19:18:04 EST Personalized packaging Digital packaging is estimated to be about $11 billion in 2016 world wide. A report by Future Marketing Insights estimates it will grow by 15.3% per year to over $52 billion by 2026. The report says the key factors driving demand is shorter runs and adoption of digital printing over conventional printing. Grafik' Art Montreal pulls in the crowds Wed, 17 May 2017 18:50:39 EST Some of the crowds at the Montreal show The ninth edition of  Grafik' Art Montreal trade show was held in Montreal on May 12 and 13th. More than 3500 visitors plus exhibitors filled the aisles. Held at the Bonaventure convention center every second year. The show pulls heavily from Quebec but also gets some attendance from Atlantic Canada and eastern Ontario. New printer targets realtors Wed, 17 May 2017 18:33:19 EST has just started up. Launced by Brandon Quan is a new printing company only for realtors. Built around a website aimed at servicing the individual realestate agents.They do all the creative and outsource the printing.There are over 8000 realestate company locations in Canada. Goss International makes another acquisition Wed, 10 May 2017 18:46:04 EST    Goss International has bought the assets of Loudon Machines of Effingham , Illinois. Loudon sells  new and refurbished bindery equipment, parts and service. Products include saddle stitchers, feeders,shuttle hoppers,test stands and trimmers. They also manufacture several custom products. They sell world wide.  TD Bank recalls give away pens Wed, 10 May 2017 18:27:46 EST    TD Bank has recalled complimentary pens that were being given away at branches because of manufacturing defects. The top of the pen could pop off creating a potential risk of choking. Who handled the order was not disclosed. Even giving thing away for free has its risks. TD said they will replace the defective pens with new ones. CRC information bought by efi Wed, 10 May 2017 18:18:26 EST    Electronic For Imaging (efi) has bought CRC Information Systems from Reynolds and Reynolds. CRC is a management information systems (MIS) provider to the industry. With systems in the forms, commercial printing and wide format segments of the industry. Recently Avanti had been aquired by Richo. Heidelberg has best profits since 2008 Wed, 10 May 2017 18:02:59 EST Heidelberg Canada's head office      Heidelberg has reported their best sales and profits since 2008 ( before the economy went off the cliff). Thanks to an excellent final quarter.CEO Rainer Hundsdorfer said "We now need to gear our strategy towards becoming a digital company focused on customer needs. This will bring the expected growth in sales and a further substantial improvement in profitability in the future," he added. ST JOSEPH delivers consumer report Wed, 10 May 2017 17:21:31 EST    St. Joseph Communications (part of St. Joseph Printing) has come out with a report on consumer brands. " Think Beyond Content" explores Brands that are focusing on how partnerships , technology, transparency and building engaged communities are essential. St. Joe's has come out with several trend reports on the consumer market. Industry looses one of it's giants Dick Kouwenhoven of Hemlock Wed, 3 May 2017 20:40:18 EST First Printer of the Year in Canada  Last week Dick Kouwenhoven who built Hemlock Printers of Vancouver passed away from cancer. He put Hemlock on the map as one of western Canada's highest  quality  printers. A sheet fed shop of about $30 million a year. They have won almost every award in the industry. Dick was big supporter of the industry especially  CPIA and BCIA. You could always find him at almost all industry conferences or trade shows. He was one of the first to set up sales office in the states. Book printed in 1482 comes to Canada Wed, 3 May 2017 17:22:08 EST    Queen's University has been given one of the oldest books printed in english. A 1482 copy of Caxtons Polycronicon ( only 50 know to exist) printed by William Caxton is now at the Queen's University rare book libary. It is from the earliest period of printing. Caxton's font for this book, known as "caxton type 4 " most likely originated from the low countries and reflect the written style of manuscript books of the times. Nova Scotia hires Ontario printer for Voter cards Wed, 3 May 2017 17:02:33 EST    Nova Scotia has given Gilmore Doculink of Ontario the printing contract to print voter information cards for the next election. In the past it was sub contracted to  Russell Marketing in Nova Scotia. The contact is worth about $ 95,000 and was given  without tender. Some printers in Nova Scotia have complained that there are a number of printers in the province that could have done the job.