Eligible Canadian workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to receive $2,000 per month for four months

During his daily news conference on Wednesday, March 25, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that eligible Canadian workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now receive now receive $2,000 per month for four months from the federal government. The relief package was created after Ottawa merged the $10 billion Emergency Care Benefit with the $5 … Read more →

Color-Logic offering free metallic files to all printers for their personalized messages

As “a service to the industry in this time of global need,” Color-Logic (West Chester, Ohio) is offering free print-ready Color-Logic metallic files to anyone wishing to print Thank You or Thinking of You cards, or Coronavirus Safety Posters. “Because print is such a powerful communication tool, we are providing print-ready Color-Logic metallic files that … Read more →

Phoenix Challenge Competition postponed until May 2 – and will take place online

“With students’ and educators’ welfare and safety as top priorities with regard to creating successful career opportunities and educational programs for our industry, the Phoenix College Challenge Competition (Charlotte, North Carolina) has been postponed until May 2, 2020. Plus, the High School Skills Competition has been cancelled completely for this year,” said organizers. “With the … Read more →

Champion Imaging installs Agfa Anapurna H3200i UV LED Printer

In early 2020, the Champion Imaging Group (Montreal) completed the installation of a new large-format printer. Following their visit to the Printing United tradeshow in October of 2019 in Dallas, Texas, Champion Imaging opted for the Anapurna H3200i UV LED printer from Agfa Graphics Canada. “When we saw the Agfa 10-foot hybrid option, with all … Read more →

Aptar launches InvisiShield active packaging solution for pathogen mitigation

Aptar Food + Beverage, part of the AptarGroup (Atlanta, Georgia) and a leader in a broad range of premium active packaging systems and processing equipment for fresh-cut fruits, vegetables and seafood, has launched InvisiShield technology – a first-of-its-kind, anti-pathogenic packaging solution seamlessly integrated into sealed packages to protect fresh-cut produce from harmful pathogens such as … Read more →

Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

On March 18, 2020, the Prime Minister announced a new set of economic measures to help stabilize the economy during this challenging period. These measures, delivered as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses. Support to Businesses 1. … Read more →

Enfocus Virtual Safari 4.0 calls for speakers

Enfocus, a global leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the printing and graphic arts industries, has announced the fourth edition in its Virtual Safari Series. The “e-adventure” will hold two sessions each Thursday from April 9, 2020 through to May 28, 2020. Widely welcomed in the past, attendance and … Read more →

Mac Papers sells its businesses to Monomoy Capital Partners

Mac Papers (Jacksonville, Florida) one of the largest paper distributors with several locations in the southeastern United States, has announced the sale of its businesses to Monomoy Capital Partners, a private firm with $1.6 billion in committed capital that invests in the debt and equity of middle-market businesses. The sale includes Mac Papers, Mac Paper … Read more →

Tilia launches 7-part webinar series on AI-driven planning and imposition

Tilia Labs (Ottawa, Ontario), a leading developer of planning, imposition and Artificially Intelligent (AI) automation software solutions for the printing and graphic arts industries, has scheduled a program of webinars aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of planning, estimating and imposition technology in 2020. Starting March 31 and continuing every Tuesday until May 26, the … Read more →

Agfa upgrades its Jeti Tauro H3300 LED Printer

Agfa Graphics recently upgraded its heavy-duty, large-format, hybrid flagship printer with more new features and user benefits. These include: Four-colour and six-colour printheads. The Jeti Tauro H3300 LED now also comes in a 4-colour version (CMYK), which reaches ‘sellable production quality’ in a just 3 passes. The 6-colour version, on the other hand, is ideal … Read more →

Annual Canadian Printed Electronics Show postponed until the Fall

In compliance with Canada’s federal, provincial and municipal governments urging to help reduce the risk and spread of the Coronavirus, the team at IntelliFLEX (Ottawa, Ontario) has decided “to put the safety of our community first and will be postponing our Annual Canadian Printed Electronics Show. We hope to have CPES2020 return in the Fall … Read more →