Mitchell Press acquires assets of North West Bookbinding and welcomes Claus Larsen

Mitchell Press (Burnaby, BC), a commercial printer and a Canadian leader and award-winner in environmental initiatives, has acquired the assets of another award-winner – North West Book Operating Company (NWB), a custom bindery located in Bellingham, Washington. In business since 1928, Mitchell Press remains a family-owned creative print and communications partner. For the second straight … Read more →

Domtar releases fourth-quarter financials

Domtar Corporation has provided an update on its financial performance for the final quarter of 2019. Domtar management expects it 2019 fourth-quarter sales to be $1.2 billion (USD) and its operating loss to be between $15 and $19 million. EBITDA before items (according to IDC, 2019) is expected to be between $74 million and $78 … Read more →

Ricoh Clickable-Paper-enabled book adoptions on the rise in print-education environments

In August of 2018, The School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) at Toronto’s Ryerson University included, as required reading, an updated edition of Introduction to Graphic Communication in its Fall curriculum for first-year GCM students. Ryerson contract lecturer and Graphic Arts Magazine columnist Diana Varma cited several reasons for the selection. “The book pairs really … Read more →

Epson’s new textile printers add Fluorescent Pink and Fluorescent Yellow

Professional Imaging Product Management and Service & Support has announced that the Epson SureColor F9470 and F9470H Dye-Sublimation Printers for the Canadian and U.S. markets will now include Fluorescent Pink and Fluorescent Yellow “for exceptional colour saturation, contrast and brightness.” The new 64-inch printers are ideal for production of vibrant apparel, soft signage, décor and … Read more →

Sydney Stone brings new compact Xante UV Printers to Canada

Print finishing specialist Sydney Stone (Toronto), the exclusive Canadian distributor of Xante equipment, has introduced two new flatbed UV printers to Canada that were launched at the Print 19 tradeshow in Chicago last November. The Xante X-16 and Xante X-33 UV Flatbed Printers are designed to meet the needs of commercial and in-plant operations seeking … Read more →

Ryerson’s Mady wins Warren Wilkins Memorial Scholarship

The Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) has announced that Cameron Mady, a student enrolled in Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management (GCM) course in downtown Toronto, has won the Warren Wilkins Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established to honour the late Warren Wilkins, a visionary leader in the Canadian printing industry who worked diligently … Read more →

Xerox and HP in another dispute

In a recent news release, Xerox (Norwalk, Connecticut) issued the following statement: Xerox has announced that it has provided notice to HP that it intends to nominate 11 independent candidates to replace HP’s Board of Directors at HP’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The candidates include former senior executives from dozens of the world’s leading … Read more →

Durst restructures its textile printing segment and names Kappaun to lead it

Durst (Brixen, Italy), a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has restructured its segment for industrial textile printing. The new Segment Manager Textile Printing, Dr. Stefan Kappaun, now has responsibilities for the OEM’s strategic direction in home textiles, clothing and accessories. Kappaun will also be the connecting link to Durst’s Large Format Segment, … Read more →

Heidelberg’s Print Media Center in Atlanta, Georgia attracts over 1,000 visitors

In 2019, Heidelberg’s Print Media Center Atlanta (PMC Atlanta) educated, trained and supported nearly 1,000 printers through events, training sessions and hands-on demonstrations. PMC Atlanta is the home of Heidelberg’s North American headquarters and is the largest print demonstration centre outside of Heidelberg, Germany. It has partnered with and attracted customers worldwide, while focusing particularly … Read more →

Drupa cube 2020 to hold over 40 educational sessions

Drupa, the world’s largest tradeshow for the printing industry, will take place June 16 – 26, 2020 at the Fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. Held every four years, the event always identifies important trends, offers insights into future developments, and drives inspiration. To provide participants with the best possible experiences, drupa invests heavily in top-class knowledge … Read more →

ISA to manage Sign Association of Canada’s operations and events

The Sign Association of Canada/Association Canadienne De L’Enseigne (SAC/ACE ) has chosen the International Sign Association (ISA – Alexandria, Virginia) to assume management of the association and its events – including its signature annual tradeshow, Sign Expo Canada. The parties added that this new partnership will strengthen and grow the entire North American sign, graphics … Read more →