PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:37:58 UTC Tue, 28 Jan 2020 04:25:34 EST Industry Loses Stuart Graham Wed, 22 Jan 2020 18:16:15 EST   Stuart Graham former owner of Canadian Fine Color Industry veteran  Stuart Graham passed away on January 11th. Stuart took over his fathers company Canadian Fine Color and turned it into a national company with offices across the country. Canadian Fine Color was an ink manufacturer and a supplied dealer to Canadian printers. Stuart graduated from Ryerson Institute of Technology in 1955. He was actively involved in the industry and was a member of Canadian Printing Industries Association. Ontario Printing Industries Association, Ink Manufactures Association, PESDA and was a founding member of Sinclair Computer Forms Joins Factor Forms Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:53:33 EST   Factor Forms & Labels has taken over Sinclair Computer Forms. Sinclair of Hamilton was a trade only business forms printer producing  computer forms, cut sheets, cheques, barcodes and saddle stitched books. The Sinclair's operation  has been moved into Factor Forms location in Niagara Falls Ontario location. Sinclair also owned First Forms of Mississauga which is now part of Factor Forms and has not moved.  Manroland Sheetfed Says They Are At Capacity Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:05:50 EST Rafael Penuela CEO of manroland sheetfed “Our production line in Germany is running at full capacity at least till next March.” That’s the positive declaration of Mr. Rafael Penuela, CEO of Manroland Sheetfed GmbH, as he thanked customers worldwide for their support, as evidenced by the strong interest in the company’s high-performance presses. Manroland Sheetfed subsidiaries, together with our headquarters, are working hard together to reach more deals and be of better service to our customers” Mr. Penuela says.  MYTH New Paper Should Only Come From Recycled Fibber Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:39:05 EST    Wood fiber from sustainably managed forests is essential to the paper cycle. Approximately 6% of the recovered paper supply is used in printing and writing grades. In the U.S. and Canada, the majority of the required fresh wood fiber used in papermaking comes from sawmill chips, which are a by-product of lumber production. Ryerson Student Wins Warren Wilkins Scholarship Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:05:35 EST Cameron Mady  “We’re excited to announce that Cameron Mady, a first year Ryerson University student, has been selected to receive the $5,000 scholarship for the 2019/2020 academic year” said Jeff Ekstein, Chair of Canadian Print Scholarships.“Cameron is a great example of a young person whose interest was piqued at an early age and who has pursued the path to the Graphic Communications Management program” mentioned Tannisha Lambert, Program Manager. CCL Buys Two More Label Companies Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:20:18 EST Canada's largest label company and also one of the world largest CCL Industries Inc. announced its acquisition of two  direct-to-end-user digital printing and software powered businesses in the badging and smart credentials market for its Avery segment. I.D.&C. World is in the live event badges and wristbands  with customers in more than 100 countries. IDentilam Ltd designs and develops a range of software solutions for event badging and identification cards along with digital printing services for customers across Europe. Roland DGA Adds Another Canadian Dealer Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:11:02 EST   Roland DGA, a  provider of  wide-format inkjet printers and other innovative digital imaging devices, has announced the signing of British Columbia-based CanCADD Imaging Solutions as its newest Canadian authorized reseller. A one-stop, full-service dealer focused entirely on the design/graphics printing, Fuji And Xerox Corporate Divorce Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:18:50 EST Name change and breakup with Xerox Fuji Xerox has announced that it is changing its corporate name to FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp. as of April 1, 2021. They will also has decided to end the Technology Agreement with Xerox Corporation on the agreement’s expiration date, March 31, 2021. The Technology Agreement provides for technology/brand licenses and sales territories KST Increases Stake In Data Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:37:14 EST Data Communications mail plant in Brampton KST Industries Inc. announces that on January 6 it acquired ownership of a total of 3,148,718 commons shares at a price of $0.23 per of DATA Communications Management Corp.They bought the share through a  rights offering  announced by Data in November of 2019. KST owned  approximately 9.30% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares before the purchase . Transcontinental Buys Artisan Complete Mon, 13 Jan 2020 21:47:25 EST    Transcontinental has announced  the acquisition of Artisan Complete, a company specialized in  point-of-purchase displays and large format printing. This transaction, which follows the acquisition of Holland & Crosby Limited in October 2019, is aligned with  Transcontinental’s strategy to continue growing in the in-store marketing product printing vertical, where the Corporation is already a key player in Canada. Postal Talks Extended Till June Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:59:44 EST Up to 70% of what is printed in Canada goes through the mail  Arbitrator in CUPW negotiations granted six-month extension. The Minister of Labour has agreed to extend the arbitration process by six months, to June 30, 2020, at the request of the arbitrator.  Arbitrator Elizabeth MacPherson, whose mandate was set to expire on December 31, 2019, now has until the end of June to deliver two new collective agreements between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW-Urban and CUPW-RSMC). Trade Impressions Closing Down Mon, 13 Jan 2020 20:54:06 EST To the trade only since 1992 Trade Impressions of Mississauga is closing down after 28 years in business. Trade Impressions was a trade only shop that specialized in digital printing and had a number of Konica Minolta and Ricoh machines. Most of the staff is moving over to Multi Graphics ( MG ) which is  very close to were Trade Impressions was. Xerox Gets $24 Billion to Finance HP Buyout Wed, 8 Jan 2020 16:58:21 EST Target of highly levered Xerox buy out.  Xerox Secures $24 Billion in Binding Financing Commitments for HP Acquisition. Xerox Holdings Corporation has sent a letter to the Board of Directors of HP Inc. confirming that it has obtained $24 billion in binding financing commitments from Citi, Mizuho and Bank of America to finance it's acquisition of Hewlett Packard ( HP) . HP voiced reservations including Xerox's  prospects, Printer Joins Tree Replanting Program Wed, 8 Jan 2020 16:38:27 EST Minuteman Press of Penricton B.C.  The Penticton  Minuteman Press has committed to planting trees equivalent to the amount of paper the business consumes.  It is one of  the first printers in Canada  to join the PrintReLeaf program, which tracks the volume of paper used by the firm and, through an independent third party, determines the volume of forest timber required to make the paper and plants a comparable amount of trees. Printing Trends For 2020 Wed, 8 Jan 2020 16:16:25 EST Two of the predicted trends for 2020  Printacom, outlines four key trends that they believes will affect the print industry in the year ahead. Automation, collaboration, analytics and consolidation have been earmarked as the four key trends that will affect the print industry in the year ahead.The printing industry  as it applies a traditional method of business, despite its members being at the forefront of advanced technologies that allow people to print pretty much anything on any type of material and in a matter of minutes.