PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:07:52 UTC Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:59:42 EST Swiss Print installs Komori LS 440 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:05:52 EST left to right. Mohamed Pasha and Will Hagen Press crew, Brett Rogers from Komcan Inc and Gottfried Hildenbrand Founder and General Manager. Komcan Inc. has announced the sale of a Komori LS 440 with tower coater and extended delivery and full automation package to Swiss Print International. The new press will be added to Swiss Print’s existing two 40-inch presses currently be operated at their Enterprise Road location in Etobicoke. Paper Prices are Going Up Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:08:34 EST   Reduced capacity increases prices After remaining stable for the last four or five  years paper prices are going up. There may be any were from 2 to 3 price increases this year.The initial increase will be 3% to 7& depending on grade. Increases will be for both coated and uncoated.Sources said increases could happen in the next several weeks to a month. Xerox Shareholders try to Stop Deal Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:45:17 EST Shareholders have to vote 51% in favour of the deal. Already 13% say no. Xerox major shareholders Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason have come out against Fujifilm's take over of Xerox. Darwin Deason has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block the deal claiming that the deal " undervalues Xerox and disproportionately favours Fuji". He also claims a sealed lock-up deal agreed to 17 years ago would give Fujifilm control of intellectual property rights in Asia in the event of the sale of Xerox USA. Webcom Adds On-Demand Casebinding Equipment Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:35:30 EST Webcom gets into short run case binding  Webcom has invested in short-run case binding machinery from GP2 Technologies.  The new solution is ideally suited for short-run hardcover book orders in quantities of 1 to 1,000.The case binding equipment is designed primarily for book sizes from 5 ½ × 8 ½ to 8 ½ × 11 inches and spine thicknesses from 1/8 to 3 inches. North Americas Largest Envelope Manufacture goes Bankrupt Wed, 7 Feb 2018 19:14:11 EST Robert Burton CEO of Cenveo and formerly of Moore Business Forms  Cenveo the largest manufacture of envelopes in North America has filed for Chapter 11.The 99 year old company at one time know as Mail Well has about 40 plants in the US. With sales of  about $1.5 billion , debt of $1.4 and only assets go $790 million it was running out of cash. Envelopes made up 47% of their sales the rest was labels, commercial printing and publisher services. They had about 50 plants in the US and 5,200 employees. They blame the shift by marketers from the mailbox to the internet. Ryerson Job Fair set for March 22 Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:47:36 EST Where Employers get to meet students  The Graphic Communicatios Management  Job Fair event is an opportunity for employers to network and interview determined students seeking summer internships or full-time career positions. Each company can expect to interview approximately 19 students—11 interns and 8 graduating students. Companies are invited to collect as many résumés as they please in order to seek out additional talent. NPES Rebrands as Association For Print Technologies Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:30:22 EST Association for Print Technologies Heralding its  new mission to drive printing industry growth, NPES - The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies announces a name change to the Association for Print Technologies (APT).  The new name signifies progress toward the completion of its Strategic Business Plan for the industry, which launched in January 2017. The launch of the Association’s new website,, in Spring 2018. Bill McAdam owner of Renfrew Printing Dies Wed, 7 Feb 2018 14:56:31 EST Bill McAdam of Renfrew Printing  The owner of Renfrew Printing William "Bill" McAdam has passed away. He started Renfrew Printing in 1972 and it had just celebrated it's 45th anniversary. Bill's wife and daughter also worked with him. He had also been a teacher at Renfrew Collegiate Institute. He had won The Robert Hillmer Award for Ontario's Outstanding Busines Educator in 1981. Fujifilm Buying Xerox Wed, 31 Jan 2018 19:03:33 EST The new number two behind HP Fujifilm has agreed  to buy majority control of Xerox in a $6.1 billion deal. Japan's Fujifilm Holdings will take a 51% in the new Fuji Xerox company. Fujifilm will also roll it's ownership of Fuji Xerox ( Asia)  partnership into the new company. The new company will still operate under Xerox brand and the Fuji Xerox brand..  The new Fuji Xerox will leapfrog rivals Canon and Ricoh and  will be just behind HP in sales. Muller Martini Buys Kolbus Perfect Binding and Book Line Business Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:31:08 EST    Muller Martini bought the perfect binding and hard case line  business from Kolbus. This includes also the service and spare parts business for all Kolbus bookbinding systems installed worldwide. Kolbus sets the focus on the packaging and case making business, parts manufacturing and the foundry business.The bookbinding business of Kolbus is transferred to the new business unit Müller Martini Buchbinde-Systeme GmbH, which will be integrated into the Muller Martini group with all dedicated employees as an independent factory with domicile in Rahden Trumps State of the Uniom Tickets go Viral Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:56:01 EST Are printers part of The Resistance ? CNN reported that a typo was made on the tickets for Trump's State of The Union address. Instead of the words "State of the Union" it was printed "State of the Uniom". The tickets were printed by the Office of the Sergeant of Arms. How many got out no one is saying. Social media picked up on it and it went viral .The late night talk show circuit picked up on it. Konica Minolta Gives to Ryerson Students Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:17:10 EST   Konica Minolta Canada has  partnered with Toronto’s Ryerson University, makeing $10,000 scholarship commitment over the next 5 years to the university.. GCM Awards Night the annual event was held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens).During the awards gala, Konica Minolta Canada was there  to present in two new award categories. In the end, GCM student Mia Cyrwus won the design competition and a $1,000 cash prize.  State of the Industry -Executive Summary Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:17:35 EST   For 2018, print sales should increase at a relatively robust pace, but slightly below the overall rate of economic growth or in the rang e of 1.5 to 2.5 percent. What about printers’bottom lines? If the economy performs as forecast we anticipate the profit rate may rise slightly to around 3.2 percent. If the economy stumbles, the average profit rate would drop to 2 percent or less. Printer Gateway has Shut Down Operations Fri, 9 Feb 2018 16:23:22 EST     On Monday January 22nd  Printer Gateway stopped taking orders and shut their website down. All staff were let go after a meeting in the afternoon. Customers were sent an e-mail saying that Printer Gateway was no longer taking  orders. Also stated that " We have strategically elected to focus our energies and use our assets for  internal use. " Last Printer on Printers Row moves out Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:05:25 EST the original home of RR Donnelly Possibly the most famous street for the printing industry in North America has lost it's last printer. Nick named "Printer Row", Clark street has since the 1880 had some of North America biggest names on it. R.R. Donnelley and Rand McNally started on Printers Row when Chicago was the printing capital of North America.