OPIA 2018 Toronto Golf Classic set for August 9 at Angus Glen

The Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA) will hold its Annual Toronto Golf Classic on Thursday August 9, 2018 at the Angus Glen Golf Club’s South Championship Course. As always, this promises to be a fun day as participants renew old acquaintances, make new friends and enjoy a challenging round of golf in beautiful surroundings.. … Read more →

Coatings specialist ICP Industrial forms ICP Industrial Canada

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ICP Industrial Inc. (Itasca, Illinois), a division of Innovative Chemical Products Group (the ICP Group), and a global leader in specialty coatings for the packaging, labeling and printing industries (with leading brands Nicoat and MinusNine Technologies), has announced the formation of ICP Industrial Canada Inc. along with a strategic partnership with Divicor – a manufacturers’ … Read more →

ATS-Tanner releases new banding machine for corrugated

Swiss-based banding specialist ATA-Tanner has released its S-2000 TRS-SW-L3-P-900 banding machine that accepts corrugated cardboard from a stacking system, while also featureing a manual feed option. This new, fully automatic, labour-saving device can be seamlessly integrated into existing systems. “When it comes to bundling and packaging high-quality printed cardboard stacks, thin straps with protective cardboard … Read more →

Xerox names Bandrowczak President and COO

Xerox has appointed Steve Bandrowczak as its President and Chief Operations Officer, as well a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Bandrowczak will be responsible for developing and executing a global operations strategy in the company’s business support functions, including product and service delivery, customer billing, information technology, global procurement and real estate. Bandrowczak joins … Read more →

Gietz USA to represent Swiss manufacturer in Canada and the U.S.

Gietz AG (Gossau, Switzerland), a family-owned leader in flatbed hot-foil stamping and embossing machines, is partnering with Gietz USA to increase its direct representation to existing and new customers in Canada and the United States. Gietz USA is an independent company founded recently with the aim to distribute Gietz and associated products. As of July … Read more →

Sun Chemical releases its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report

Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) has released its 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report which details the work the company is doing to increase its use of bio-derived raw materials in its products. The report also indicates positive progress on its eco-efficiency goals. Highlights from the report include how: Solvent-based liquid inks use resins responsibly sourced from certified … Read more →

Neenah releases Explore 6 aimed at real estate market

In 2017, the U.S. National Association of Realtors had an estimated 1.3 million members. For designers and printers in the U.S. (as well as those in Canada that serve this market), that means 1.3 million real estate agents in need of branding and print marketing. With a reported 70% of buyers and sellers using the … Read more →

PIA continues its fight against U.S. tariffs on Canadian paper with nationwide member petition

Yesterday, the Printing Industries of America (PIA) released an online petition to its members titled Abuse of tariff laws threaten jobs – sign our Petition. The e-mail (above), addressed to The Honorable Rhonda Schmidtlein, a Missouri Democrat and Chairman of the International Trade Commission in Washington, DC, went on to say: “The government, at the … Read more →

TC Transcontinental, CJ Graphics and Cameron Advertising first in Canada to install Agfa’s new Jeti Tauro H3300 LED

Three leading Canadian companies have installed Agfa Graphics’ latest UV LED inkjet hybrid wide-format “workhorse” – the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED from Agfa Graphics Canada (Mississauga, Ontario). Montreal’s TC Transcontinental, Canada’s largest printer, was actually the first Jeti Tauro H3300 LED installation in North America. A long-term vision and a culture of anticipating customers’ needs, … Read more →

Fujifilm now suing Xerox for over $1 billion

In the ongoing “melodrama” between industry giants Fujifilm and Xerox, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation is suing Xerox Corporation for breach of contract and estimated damages of more than $1 billion after Xerox walked away from a planned merger earlier this year. Though Xerox appeared to reach an agreement with its dissident investors Carl Icahn and Darwin … Read more →

Agfa releases InkTune and PressTune to reduce production costs

Agfa Graphics has announced the release of InkTune and PressTune software to facilitate better control over printing resources and standards, optimize performance, reduce production costs and lower total cost of ownership. These intelligent tools are important elements of Agfa Graphics’ ECO³ offering and give printers complete control over all printing elements – from ink use … Read more →