PPC announces February Winter Workshop for packaging executives


The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC, Springfield, MA) will host its Winter Workshop February 15-17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Put on by the association’s Financial Executives and Human Resources Committee, this two-day educational forum will help paperboard packaging executives optimize personnel and protect against the growing cyber security threat, among other key insights. Attendees will learn how to harness the Predictive Index Behavioural Assessment to understand … Read more →

Fastsigns added a record 63 new franchise agreements in 2016


Fastsigns International has announced a record signing of 63 franchise agreements in 2016 with new and existing franchisees in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. In the third quarter alone, the brand inked 22 new agreements – including 13 U.S. locations in the western and mid-western states including California, Florida, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and … Read more →

Techkon USA unveils SpectroDrive Spectrophotometre


The new auto-scanning spectrophotometre scans press sheet colour bars in seconds while simultaneously sending spectral and density measurement data to a PC running Techkon Expresso software. Users can scan a 40” press sheet in less than 8 seconds. The measured density and colour information is displayed with suggested density changes for more accurate colour. Specifically, … Read more →

Graphic Arts Magazine welcomes two new columnists


Erik Godchaux For the last 25 years, Media Strategy Group CEO Erik Godchaux has helped owners, CEOs and CMOs modernize their branding, strategic messaging and sales development efforts. His “customer-first” strategies and expertise have cost-efficiently generated awareness and sales of high-value and high-margin products and services.  He has helped client companies enter new vertical and … Read more →

Communication technology will drive changes in the $16.3 billion printing equipment market


According to a recent report from Smithers Pira (the global authority on the packaging, paper and printing industry supply chains), changes in communication technology (from mobile phones to social media developments) have had a fundamental impact on how people consumed information and content from 2011 to 2016. As preferences shifted toward digital, the use of … Read more →

Toronto to host ADM Expo May 16-18


The 2017 Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM) Expo May 16-18 at the Toronto Congress Centre brings together the region’s leading advanced manufacturing events – ATX Canada, Design & Manufacturing Canada, Packex Toronto, Plast-Ex, and Powder & Bulk Solids Toronto – all under one convenient roof. This includes Ontario’s most innovative suppliers, breakthrough products and exciting … Read more →

C.J. Graphics sells premises and invests $25 million in re-location to expanded production facilities


Jay Mandarino, President & CEO of The C.J. Group of Companies, with three production facilities in Etobicoke, Ontario and several related firms, has completed the sale of the three existing buildings totalling about 125,000 square feet on 4.5 acres. At the same time, the company has purchased the Veritiv facility (formerly Unisource) located at 560 … Read more →

Insource brings MB Bäuerle technology to Canada with first installation of MB Prestigefold Net 52 at Montreal’s Bingo-Servi-Jeux


Continuing its tradition of bringing the best technology in the world to Canada, Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario), a leading Canadian technology supplier and service provider in the consumables, paper handling, mailing, printing, bindery, fulfillment and packaging industries, is now the Canadian dealer of MB Bäuerle folding systems. The first-ever installation in Canada of the MB … Read more →

Graphics Canada 2017 set for April 6-8 in Mississauga


Canada’s largest showcase for the graphic communications and printing industry will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 6, 7 and 8, 2017 at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road in Mississauga, Ontario. The biennial event features educational conferences, sponsored pavilions and other co-located events – including the Specialty Graphics Theatre, G7 IdeaAlliance Canada Summit, … Read more →

Mogk unveils new mid-range heat press


Graphics One (Sun Valley, CA) has announced the release of the new Mogk PTM-110 Manual Heat Press, a unit developed specifically for the mid-range market. With an overall transfer area of 33″ by 43″, the PTM-110 complements the medium range and smaller 44″ and 54″ dye sublimation printers from Epson, Mutoh and Mimaki. “Mogk developed … Read more →

Solimar releases Print Director Enterprise 8.3


Solimar Systems (San Diego, CA), a leading global provider of production printing and secure document delivery solutions, has released of Solimar Print Director Enterprise (SPDE) Version 8.3 – a software solution that provides robust data stream conversions and output management control for high-volume transactional printing environments. This latest version of the company’s print transform and … Read more →

Agfa launches Jeti Ceres wide-format roll-to-roll printer


Agfa Graphics’ new wide-format Jeti Ceres RTR3200 LED high-speed roll-to-roll printer for mid-range to high-end applications, is aimed specifically at high-output printing service providers. The dedicated roll-to-roll printer with UV LED curing features “extremely rapid results and stunning image quality” on a wide variety of flexible media. The engine’s optional white printing features and primer … Read more →

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