Cremer releases HQ Series of counting and packaging machines

Cremer (Lisse, The Netherlands) has unveiled its new servo-driven HQ Series of counting and dispensing machines that provide “100% accuracy” for packaging of confectionery items and non-food products such as medical parts, hardware and detergent pouches. The compact, three-model counting machines can be placed atop a packaging machine for bag-filling, or over a conveyor belt … Read more →

Huge Paper becomes distributor of Legion Paper in Eastern Canada

Toronto-based Huge Paper is now the exclusive distributor of Legion Paper (New York & Los Angeles) products in Eastern Canada. Legion Paper offers over 3,000 papers from 16 countries worldwide. Huge Paper will now have access to Legion’s comprehensive range of metallic papers – including Sirio Pearl, Cocktail, Mirri Card and Mirri Sparkle. “These premium … Read more →

Gimbel & Associates releases free 50-page digital and variable-data eBook

Printing industry management consulting firm Gimbel & Associates (Garden City, NY) has published a new eBook A Printer’s Perspective & Guide to Digital Printing and Variable Data which answers the business and operational questions printing professionals ask as they transition to a business model where digital printing plays a more important, and perhaps dominant, role. … Read more →

Lowe-Martin adds two new Kodak Nexfinity Presses

Lowe-Martin, one of North America’s leading print providers, with two facilities in Mississauga, Ontario and one in Ottawa, Ontario, is upgrading its production operations by adding two new Kodak Nexfinity Digital Presses. Lowe-Martin’s services include marketing, pre-press services, lithographic printing, large-format digital, retail displays, direct mail, secure print, e-commerce & fulfilment, bindery, web solutions, packaging … Read more →

AIIM joins Imaging Network Group

The Imaging Network Group (INg), a leading trade association for transactional and direct-mail print providers, has added AIIM (Avant Imaging & Integrated Media) based in Aurora, Ontario. to its growing member list. Founded 30 years ago by Frank and Mario Giorgio, AIIM is built on the principles of adaptability while adopting new technologies to meet … Read more →

Duplo launches booklet system, digital applicator and digital cutter

Duplo USA (Santa Ana, California), a leading global provider of print-finishing equipment, has introduced new products to its booklet maker, duplicator and cutter lines. All are designed for efficiency and ease of use primarily for in-plant printers and commercial printers with high demands for short-run jobs. “The print industry is rapidly changing and Duplo, as … Read more →

HP Indigo launches CPO program to reduce capital expenses

HP (Palo Alto, California) has announced a new business model to acquire HP Indigo digital printing technology “that will enable print service providers of all sizes to deliver highly productive, versatile digital printing “with significant capital expenditure savings,” said the OEM. The newly launched HP Indigo Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program, starting with B2 HP Indigo … Read more →

CPISTF establishes Don Gain Scholarship and awards BCIT students

The mission of the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) is to attract the brightest and best students to the printing and graphic communications industry by providing financial assistance to enroll and continue in a post-secondary management or technical program at an approved educational institution. Most recently, Canadian Print Scholarships (Toronto) established the Don … Read more →

Pacific Bindery to add PUR Perfect Binding

Trade-printing specialist Pacific Bindery (Burnaby, British Columbia) is adding Polyurethane Reactive (PUR) Perfect Binding to its already comprehensive range of post-press finishing services. The Pacific team has decades of experience and expertise with complex print projects. PUR adhesives will open up a huge variety of high-value project work for its print brokers and partners. It’s … Read more →

Canada extending COVID-19 benefits for EI, CRB, CRCB and CRSB

Last Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the federal government will extend the period of time claimants can receive COVID-19 pandemic income benefits. The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB) and Employment Insurance (EI) will all see extensions in the number of weeks eligible … Read more →