Lacombe joins CPIA as Association Manager

The Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) has appointed Gerard (Gerry) Lacombe to the newly created position of Association Manager. Lacombe brings over 34 years of print industry experience to his new role, 28 of those years with Domtar. Over his impressive career, He’s served in both operational and sales management roles, most recently as Domtar’s … Read more →

Highcon and EFI partner to deliver advanced automated workflow solutions

Highcon Systems (Yavne, Israel) and Electronics For Imaging (EFI – Fremont, California) have entered into a global partnership agreement aimed at offering their customers an integrated, end-to-end business productivity and workflow solution that will provide a flexible foundation for future digital growth. EFI’s packaging and corrugated workflow software suites deliver productivity benefits that target specific … Read more →

Roland DGA launches VersaUV LEC2-640 and LEC2-330 Printer/Cutters

Roland DGA (Irvine, California), a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, has unveiled its new VersaUV LEC2-640 and LEC2-330 – next-generation UV printer/cutters “uniquely engineered to take label, packaging, sign, display, and interior décor production to another level,” said the OEM. The 64-inch LEC2-640 and 30-inch LEC2-330 incorporate a host of innovative features … Read more →

Amid tributes, Canadian Print Scholarships establishes scholarship to honour industry leader Don Gain

The Board of Trustees at Canadian Print Scholarships (Toronto) is saddened by the recent death of 71-year-old industry veteran Don Gain on December 31, 2020, after an heroic battle with cancer. Gain was 71. The mission of the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) is to attract the brightest and best students available to … Read more →

Two Sides’ new factsheet corrects environmental misconceptions about Canadian paper and paper-based packaging

The Canadian paper and paper-based packaging industries are among the most sustainable in the world – but there are still significant gaps between public perceptions and actual facts when it comes to related environmental topics such as forestry, greenhouse gas emissions and recycling, said the industry organization Two Sides North America. For example, a recent … Read more →

FSEA’s 28th Annual Gold Leaf Awards Competition calls for entries

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA – Topeka, Kansas) has officially opened its 28th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition. The industry association invites companies in the finishing, printing, folding carton, greeting card and binding industries to submit their best work by Monday, March 8, 2021. “The FSEA Gold Leaf Awards are the industry … Read more →

Colored by INX Can Design Contest now accepting submissions

The INX International Ink Company (Schaumburg, Illinois) is now accepting entries for its second annual Colored by INX Can Design Contest through to April 30, 2021. The event is open to brand owners, design agencies, marketers and others who used the INX Color Catalogue to produce a single commercial can design between January 1 and … Read more →

CJ Graphics holds another successful annual event raising $51,000 for charity

On December 16, 2020, Canada’s most award-winning commercial printer, CJ Graphics of Mississauga, Ontario, hosted its 13th annual CJ’s Skatepark & Learning Disabilities of Ontario (LDAO) fundraiser. The in-person event went online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was hosted by CJ Group of Companies President Jay Mandarino, along with iconic Canadian comedian … Read more →

New management announced at Enfocus

Enfocus, an industry leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the printing and graphic arts industry, recently made important changes in management affecting several key roles and responsibilities. After three years of service as General Manager of Enfocus, Wim Fransen has accepted a new challenge at its parent company, Esko. … Read more →

Creative marketplace Vecteezy starts 2021 with milestone growth

Vecteezy (Bowling Green, Kentucky), one of the largest vector, stock photo and stock video communities in the world, established several milestones in 2020 despite the current pandemic. The company surpassed 100 million user sessions and plans to continue its growth by hiring at least 40 new employees this year, effectively doubling its team size. Popular … Read more →