Update: CUPW to continue strike action in Winnipeg

Numerous media outlets have reported that, while negotiations continue with the help of a special mediator, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) continues to conduct rotating strikes in Winnipeg, Manitoba which began at 10 p.m. local time on Sunday, October 28. In a statement, Canada Post said it’s attempting to minimize the impact of … Read more →

Winnipeg Free Press and UBC earn 2018 EPPY Awards in 23rd annual digital media competition

E&P (Editor & Publisher) has announced the winners of its 23rd annual EPPY Awards at www.editorandpublisher.com. This year’s competition received more than 300 entries. Winners were selected from an international list of nominations that honour the best digital media websites across 30 diverse categories, in addition to categories for excellence in college and university journalism. … Read more →

Burke Group signs first Heidelberg subscription contract in North America

The Burke Group of Edmonton, Alberta, a leading Canadian printer specializing in digital and offset printing, design, signage and mailing solutions, recently signed the first North American Heidelberg subscription contract “which will enable Burke to double their productivity and increase profit without the challenges that come with equipment ownership,” said Heidelberg. Through the subscription model, … Read more →

TG Graphics to represent American Printing Systems in Canada

American Printing Systems (APS, Wharton, New Jersey) has been appointed as the exclusive master distributor of Flora UV printers in the United States by parent company Shenzhen Runtianzhi Digital Equipment, the manufacturer of Flora UV Printers. APS’ Canadian Master Distributor will be TG Graphics (Montreal) with locations in Ontario (Mississauga), Saskatchewan (Saskatoon – also serving … Read more →

Agfa to close its offset printing plate factory in New Jersey

Agfa Graphics has announced that it will be closing its offset printing plate manufacturing facility in Branchburg, New Jersey by the end of this year as part of its strategic plan to optimize its global production capacity and supply chain for printing plates. “While our volume of printing plates sold in North America remains strong, … Read more →

UniNet responds to OKI Data’s recent consumer warning

In a news item published on this website on Tuesday, October 23, OKI Data issued a consumer warning about clone printers, saying that several companies in Canada and the U.S. are altering OKI Data Office Printers and may be misleading consumers to believe that these clone printers are original OKI Data Digital Transfer products. It … Read more →

SGIA Expo draws over 24,000 in another resounding success

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 – attracted over 24,000 people to the Las Vegas Convention Center October 18–20. With 612 suppliers on the sold-out show floor, 72 expert-led educational sessions, and a host of networking … Read more →

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 →