Excitement building for 2019 Printing United tradeshow after hugely successful SGIA Expo

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) 2018 SGIA Expo (the last event before launching its much-anticipated Printing United tradeshow with NAPCO Media in 2019) brought over 24,000 people to the Las Vegas Convention Center October 18–20 and was a resounding success. With the recent collaboration between SGIA and NAPCO Media spawning a bold new event … Read more →

PAC Global Leadership Awards Competition deadline looming

The PAC (Packaging Consortium) Global Leadership Awards Competition is open to any individual or company directly involved in the brand ownership, brand/graphic, structural design, pre-press or manufacturing of a package sold anywhere in the world. The package must be sold commercially on the market beginning on November 1, 2017, and no later than close of … Read more →

C.P. Bourg showcases automated booklet making at Print 18 – including book-of-one workflow

At the recently concluded Print 18 tradehow, the OEM showcased its unique Bourg Binder BB3002 Perfect Binder that can produce on-demand, full-colour printed books in quantities starting at one book, and from large to small book sizes – from small square books to larger custom sizes. The binder is ideal for on-demand customized applications, producing … Read more →

OKI Data issues consumer warning about clone printers

Several companies in Canada and the United States are altering OKI Data Office Printers and may be misleading consumers to believe that these clone printers are OKI Data Digital Transfer products. These clone printers are not covered by OKI Data’s warranties, are not eligible for OKI Data service, and will not receive firmware or driver … Read more →

Konica Minolta releases Extreme Digital Designer’s Guide

The new visually stunning and touch-enticing publication from Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) showcases the latest digital printing and print finishing technologies, while expanding the scope of what’s possible for designers. The OEM’s new Extreme Digital Designer’s Guide presents a range of groundbreaking digital printing and finishing applications – including texturized foil and varnish printing, … Read more →

CUPW to begin rotating strikes in four Canadian cities tonight

A recent statement from Canada Post Corporation to Canadian media outlets said that while negotiations continue, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has finally decided to initiate strike action. CUPW has given notice that it intends to hold rotating strikes in four cities – Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax – beginning after 12:01 am … Read more →

Crawford Technologies to sponsor 2018 Xploration Tour in Toronto this Wednesday

Toronto’s Crawford Technologies, provider of document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, is sponsoring the 2018 Xploration Tour stop in Toronto, to be held at Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke on Wednesday, October 24. The one-day event, a joint venture of the Electronic Document Systems Association, Xplor International, and regional Xplor Canada, will cover … Read more →

Sandy Alexander becomes first in the U.S. to purchase Agfa’s Jeti Tauro H3300 LED Inkjet System

Sandy Alexander (Clifton, NJ), one of the nation’s largest privately-owned graphic communications and marketing specialists, has become the first in the United States to purchase Agfa Graphics’ new Jeti Tauro H3300 LED printing system. Sandy Alexander has evolved into a multi-platform, multi-channel marketing communications company since opening its doors 55 years ago and currently supplies … Read more →

Rotating postal strike possible by midnight Monday, October 22

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has decided to give Canada Post Corporation strike notices – in other words, they could commence strike action as early as midnight on Monday, October 22, 2018. Canada Post said that it has made significant offers to CUPW that included increased wages, job security and improved benefits, and … Read more →

Agfa adds seven new products its Duratex fabric line

In one of its most comprehensive Duratex media expansions to date, Agfa Graphics North America has expanded its fabric line “to meet the quality and value standards of today’s discerning customers.” Duratex fabrics offer woven and knit materials that provide rich, brilliant colour reproduction. The sturdy yet lightweight washable textiles are easy to handle and … Read more →

Industry veteran Daigle joins HP Canada

HP Canada has announced the addition of Steve Daigle to its General Commercial Sales Team. He brings with him 25 years of experience in the industry and will  be responsible for HP Indigo’s full product line in Eastern Canada, as well as HP PageWide web-press solutions. Daigle was previously at Cansel/Cobalt as its Wide-format Sales … Read more →