2015 InterTech Technology Awards calls for entries by June 1

Printing Industries of America (PIA) is seeking entries for the 2015 InterTech Technology Awards. Since 1978, these awards have honoured technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic communications and related industries. Manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and software covering any aspect of graphic communications operations are encouraged to enter their technologies at … Read more →

Drupa to run every three years after 2016 tradeshow

Drupa, the world’s leading tradeshow for printing and cross-media solutions, will switch to a three-year cycle rather than its current two-year cycle, after its 2016 show May 31 – June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany. This decision was made by the drupa committee recently. “The entire print process chain has changed radically because of the Internet … Read more →

CPES2015 attracts renowned international keynote speakers for April event in Montreal

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA), the united voice of Canada’s Printable Electronics sector, has attracted an impressive roster of international keynote speakers for its 2015 Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium (CPES2015). Over two days, about 120 attendees will have the opportunity to learn, network and develop partnerships for collaboration and business development. CPES2015 runs … Read more →

2015 ISA International Sign Expo set to shatter attendance, floor space and other records – again!

This year’s ISA International Sign Expo is poised to break all previous records in several categories, said ISA COO Brandon Hensley in a special interview recently with Graphic Arts Magazine. The sign and visual communications industry’s top annual event will take place April 8-11 at Las Vegas, Nevada’s Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Registration, hosted by … Read more →

Spicers Canada sold to Central National-Gottesman

Central National-Gottesman (CNG), a leading U.S.-based global distributor of pulp, paper and forestry products, has announced the expansion of its North American distribution business by purchasing Spicers Canada Limited. Headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario, Spicers Canada is one of the country’s primary distributors of fine paper, sign and display media, industrial packaging and graphic arts supplies. … Read more →

Domtar expands The Paper Trail Digital Transparency Tool that traces impact of paper production

Montreal-based Domtar Corporation has announced significant updates to The Paper Trail (www.domtarpapertrail.com), its award-winning interactive tool that helps customers trace the impact of their paper purchases. The totally renovated site now includes social and economic information in addition to environmental data, broadening the meaning of sustainability. The company added that the upgrade “represents Domtar’s belief … Read more →

SmartSoft releases new whitepaper on how to invest in workflow to boost profits

In December, SmartSoft, a leading California-based provider of workflow solutions for the printing, postal and data quality markets, announced the Canadian launch of its popular PressWise print management platform. The cloud-based, all-in-one, web-to-print, MIS and workflow automation solution features unlimited web storefronts, estimating, production automation, order management, inventory, integrated shipping and more. Now, the company … Read more →

Grenville acquires NCO Technologies

Grenville Management and Printing has acquired NCO Technologies. The combined company will now operate as NCOGrenville. Grenville Printing and Management has over 40 years of industry experience, with 650 employees operating in 98 locations throughout Alberta and Ontario. Its focus is on document management and facilities logistics. NCO Technologies is the largest dealer of Canon … Read more →

Mohawk launches new Skytone Swatchbook

Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has released a redesigned swatchbook for its Skytone paper. The new format is designed to make the paper-specifying process “clearer and more inspirational” for designers and printers. The Skytone Swatchbook is the second in the company’s series … Read more →

APP marks second anniversary of its Forest Conversation Policy with a positive independent evaluation of its progress

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has welcomed the Rainforest Alliance’s independent evaluation of its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) that includes an unprecedented, comprehensive ‘Zero Deforestation’ environmental commitment to eliminate all natural forest clearance across its supply chain. The news is important to Canadian commercial printers because many APP products now sold in Canada are manufactured … Read more →