CPEIA teams with industry partners to offer Canada’s first training course for printable, flexible electronics

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) has teamed up with the Printability and Graphic Communications Institute (ICI) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) to teach the fundamentals of printable and flexible electronics (PE). Through a three-day course, participants will receive high-value, hands-on learning about the design, processes and materials for new product … Read more →

Fastsigns closes out record-breaking year by surpassing 600 locations

The Texas-based company surpassed its 600th location milestone while achieving record-breaking revenue goals. Over the past 12 months, the global franchisor has inked more than 50 franchise agreements, opened more than 40 units and reached global revenues of $400 million – an all-time high for the company. “Robust franchise expansion will continue in 2016 domestically … Read more →

Ultimaker launches two new 3D Printers

Ultimaker, a leading 3D printer manufacturer based in Geldermalsen, Netherlands, has launched two new 3D printers – the new Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ are both based on the company’s popular Ultimaker 2 family of 3D printers. Ultimaker provides tools to efficiently support a full infrastructure of 3D printers, software and materials, strengthened by … Read more →

Mimaki rolls out two-year warranty for select eco-solvent, dye-sublimation and UV-LED models in Canada and the USA

Mimaki USA (Suwanee, Georgia), a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has implemented a two-year warranty for the JV300, CJV300, JV150 and CJV150 Series models, as well as its TS300P and UJV500 printers. The warranty includes printhead replacement (subject to warranty terms) for these printers purchased after January 1, 2016 in Canada and … Read more →

Enfocus and Tilia Labs partner to deliver time and material savings to offset, digital and large-format markets

Enfocus (Gent, Belgium) and Tilia Labs (Ottawa, Ontario) have partnered to help commercial printers with uniquely taxing time and materials costs to minimize those expenses substantially and achieve faster turnarounds with the new Phoenix Plan Configurator for Enfocus Switch. “The primary drivers we often encounter with print service providers are the need for speed and … Read more →

Canadian Business Media Awards calls for entries

The 62nd Annual Canadian Business Media (CBM) Awards named in Memory of Kenneth R. Wilson (formerly the KRW Awards) is searching for Canada’s best in business press from the year 2015. Submissions are now being accepted for awards in 30 categories, recognizing excellence in the creation of written, visual, digital and integrated magazine content. The … Read more →

Data Group acquires $6.7 million in Xerox digital presses in one of Canada’s biggest production and workflow upgrades

The Data Group, headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, has acquired multiple new Xerox digital presses in a $6.7 million (CAN) deal believed to be one of the single largest high-production digital upgrades by a Canadian graphic communications company in 2015. The company now uses Xerox presses for all its digital cut-sheet printing at all nine of … Read more →

The Ryerson Image Centre to celebrate contemporary female artists beginning Wednesday, January 20

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto will celebrate contemporary female artists with three exhibitions featuring work by Wendy Snyder MacNeil, Spring Hurlbut and Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof. Using a variety of media, including photography, video installation and experimental film, these artists will explore universal themes such as portraiture, mortality and the displacement … Read more →

Flint Group acquires OEM Xeikon

The Flint Group has confirmed the acquisition of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Xeikon, a leading digital solutions provider to the packaging and commercial printing markets that “will propel the organization further into the digital solutions market.” In fact, Flint Group has purchased XBC B.V. – a company that holds more than 95% of the shares … Read more →

Ricoh to acquire direct-to-garment printer AnaJet

Ricoh Company Limited of Japan has reached an agreement to buy AnaJet (Costa Mesa, California), a leader in direct-to-garment (DTG) printing. The acquisition is the latest strategic investment by Ricoh to strengthen its industrial inkjet business while enabling its customers to move forward new ideas and drive imaginative thinking, said the company. AnaJet will become … Read more →

Holland & Crosby acquires Colormark

Holland & Crosby Limited (Mississauga, Ontario) has acquired the assets of Canadian screen-printing leader Colormark Limited, also located in Mississauga. The transaction was completed on January 1, 2016 and production began last Monday, January 4. An award-winning, family-run business of over 40 years, Colormark felt the time was right to transition, and reached out to … Read more →