Friesens investing for the future

Sir Wilfrid Laurier was our prime minister. The world’s first rotary telephone was used in Nova Scotia. And in that same year of 1907 in the small town of Altona, Manitoba, D.W. Friesen opened his first business – a small confectionery store. Today, employee-owned Friesens Corporation has grown into the largest printer of hardcover books … Read more →

Imageworks: Adapt, evolve and invest – over $1 million in new technology and renovations

As a small trade printer in a competitive market, Imageworks Print & Prepress faced a critical challenge – evolve quickly or die a slow, painful death of obsolescence. Here’s how it carefully navigated a path less taken to realize exceptional growth and success. Imageworks (Richmond Hill, Ontario) faced a difficult challenge a few years ago … Read more →

Is there a profitable future for small and medium-sized printers?

 Here’s how The Paper Express Shoppe is making sure the answer remains “Yes” There’s no question that the print industry has changed in recent years, and printing customer demands are still changing. Tighter print marketing budgets, a push towards paperless billing and paperless transactions, and the incessant need for personalized print material to compete with … Read more →

Printer’s Profile: SinaLite – Part 2

Trade printer invests millions of dollars in the latest signage technology and has established itself as a leader in signage and wide-format printing for print shops and print brokers. In February, we explored SinaLite’s major expansion into label printing. However, another key, client-driven focus has been on digital signage and wide format. For example, SinaLite … Read more →

Creatique expands to Canada from India

Last July Creatique opened a Canadian branch of its India-based parent company, offering a range of wide format services. Director Rajat Khera talked to Graphic Arts about his new business. What services do you offer? We offer complete visual communication products through our customized product range. We manufacture backlit/edge-lit displays and use layered printing technology … Read more →

2017 SGIA Expo: What You Need to Know

North America’s largest printing industry tradeshow comes to New Orleans and the opportunities are endless! If you’re looking for creative solutions to your creative challenges, plan now to attend the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, Louisiana, US, October 10–12). North America’s largest printing industry trade show combines over 570 exhibitors, 20,000 industry professionals and more … Read more →

PackEx 2012 review

On October 14th and 15th Montreal was host to the packaging and processing trade show, PackEx. For two days, PackEx took over the halls of the Palais des congrès de Montréal.  We are three Ryerson University students from the School of Graphic Communications Management who were lucky enough to attend day two of the show. It was this opportunity to learn and connect with industry professionals which gave us access to the most advanced technologies in packaging, processing, and converting. We would like to share with you some of what we found to be interesting and innovative.

Presstek launches new direct imaging press

On September 12 at its headquarters in Hudson, New Hampshire, the originator of the direct imaging press concept, held a "pre-Graph Expo event" to launch its most versatile, productive product ever: the 52DI. The event drew media and experts from across North America, including Dr. Joe Webb of and Dr. Frank Romano, founder of … Read more →