Heidelberg appoints Brooks as VP of Label Products in North America

Heidelberg North America had announced the appointment of Chris Brooks as Vice President of Label Products. In his new role, Brooks will focus directly on the integration of Gallus technology into Heidelberg North America, and will be responsible for expanding the Gallus product line in Canada and the United States. He’ll report directly to Felix … Read more →

Donnelly is intelliFLEX’s new Director of Programs

The intelliFLEX Innovation Alliance (Ottawa, Ontario) has announced that Jim Donnelly has joined the organization as its Director of Programs. Donnelly is the former Editor-In-Chief of the Ottawa Business Journal and, most recently, was Director of Media Insights at Agility PR Solutions (formerly MediaMiser). He’s a content creator, communicator and marketer with more than 15 … Read more →

PrintReleaf’s reforestation rate now exceeds 1,500 trees daily

PrintReleaf (Denver, Colorado), a technology platform that measures customers’ paper usage and certifiably reforests that usage on an equivalent basis, has reported that its reforestation rate now exceeds 1,500 trees per day. “The PrintReleaf reforestation rate – our most meaningful measure of success – now exceeds 1,500 standard trees planted per day,” said PrintReleaf Founder … Read more →

Cascades to close two Ontario production facilities

Numerous local and national Canadian consumer media outlets have reported that Cascades (Kingsey Falls, Quebec) will be closing two corrugated packaging plants in Ontario as part of its ongoing efforts to reorganize, streamline and optimize its operations. The closures, expected to take place by the end of 2018, will affect about 65 workers at its … Read more →

SoOPAK installs new MK Promatrix 106 CS Die Cutting and Embossing System

SoOPAK (Mississauga and Scarborough, Ontario), a leading North American short-run offset packaging specialist, has boosted output in its post-press department with the installation of a new MK Promatrix 106 CS Die Cutting and Embossing System. SoOPAK is using its new system to reduce excess paper, produce custom dies, and fabricate embossing details for its customers’ … Read more →

Mark Andy adds three new models to its Performance Series Press Line

Mark Andy has released three new press models – the P9E, P7E and P5E – to its award-winning Performance Series Press Line. The P7E and P5E are available now, with the official unveiling of the P9E at Labelexpo Americas 2018 September 25-27 in Rosemont, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago). “The Performance Series platform redefines workflow productivity … Read more →

Boss Logo apparently in receivership

Leading trade printer Boss Logo Print & Graphics (Markham, Ontario) seems to have closed, as sources in recent days have reported receivership notices on its locked doors from MNP Limited, a licensed insolvency trustee based in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Since it opened in 1995, the company had evolved into an industry leader in online trade-printing … Read more →

Sign Expo Canada set to impress once again

Sign Expo Canada is the Sign Association of Canada’s (SAC-ACE) national trade show that attracts professionals from all over the world to see the latest and greatest that the Canadian sign industry has to offer. The annual event also showcases its renowned Sign Association Awards, Wrap and Design Competition, along with several anticipated social events. … Read more →

Agfa launches first preheat-free chemistry-free violet printing plate

Eleven years after the worldwide launch of the first chemistry-free violet newspaper CtP plate, Agfa Graphics has launched the Avatar V-ZH Violet Plate – which does not require ant pre-heating. “The plate marks the next milestone in terms of economic and ecological platemaking,” said the OEM. “Based on our customers’ successful experiences with our violet, … Read more →

Productivity and workforce issues to take spotlight at PPC Fall Meeting

This October, leaders in the folding carton industry will head to Atlanta’s stylish Buckhead neighborhood for the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) annual Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference. Taking place at the Whitley Hotel October 24-26, the meeting will help attendees to increase productivity and tackle workforce recruitment and retention issues that are crucial to the … Read more →

Whitebird to install Canada’s first EFI Nozomi C18000 Corrugated Inkjet Press

Whitebird (Hamilton, Ontario), a leading distributor and manufacturer of corrugated solutions, packaging, sanitation and safety supplies (and one of our leading independent box makers), has purchased an EFI Nozomi C18000 – Canada’s first single-pass, ultra-high-speed corrugated inkjet press. The move will enable Whitebird to offer much faster turnaround times and greater versatility in its high-end … Read more →

Siegwerk acquires leading Québec ink company Ultra Inks

Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA (Siegburg, Germany), one of the leading international suppliers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, has purchased Ultra Inks Incorporated (Encres Ultra Inc.). The Canadian specialist in flexographic inks is located in Bois-des-Filion, Québec, and focuses primarily on water-based flexo inks for narrow-web and paper-and-board applications. Both parties … Read more →