Quad/Graphics to exit the book business

In a series of major moves, and as as part of its ongoing portfolio optimization strategy, Quad/Graphics plans to divest itself of its book business that has generated annual sales of $200 million (USD). It will also expand its cost reduction-program to achieve $50 million in annual savings, and reset its quarterly dividend to $0.15 … Read more →

StickerYou to launch pop-up store in Square One Shopping Centre

Toronto e-commerce start-up StickerYou will launch a pop-up location in the Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga, Ontario starting Friday, November 15, 2019. The customized die-cut sticker company’s announcement follows the recent opening of “the world’s largest sticker store” at 677 Queen Street West (near Dufferin Street) in Toronto. Both locations feature a wide range … Read more →

Printing United a resounding success as bookings for its 2020 tradeshow start to accumulate

The numbers are in! Built upon the strong foundation and success of its predecessor, the annual SGIA Expo, the inaugural Printing United tradeshow attracted some 30,000 individuals representing all facets of the printing industry, to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas October 23 – 25. The new event provided a massive, all-encompassing … Read more →

Collinge and Kaeli earn Book Manufacturers’ Institute Awards

The Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI – Ormond Beach, Florida) has announced the recipients of its Distinguished Master Bookman Award and its Signature Award. The honours, presented recently at the organization’s Awards Banquet at its Fall Annual Conference in Sanibel, Florida, recognize BMI members who not only contribute to the success of the organization, but also … Read more →

Herskind is new CMO for Fastsigns

Fastsigns International, the franchisor of more than 700 locations in 9 countries worldwide, has welcomed Jennifer Herskind as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). With over 20 years of experience in marketing, her background includes all marketing disciplines and a strong cross-functional knowledge of all business fundamentals. Herskind has a very successful track record … Read more →

King appointed North American Sales Manager at Color Concepts

Color Concepts (Salt Lake City, Utah), the world’s largest independent profiling and testing lab for the professional wide-format digital printing industry, has appointed Danielle King as Sales Manager for the Northern American region. King was born and raised in Canada and studied at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. She later joined ND Graphics as a … Read more →

Project Peacock Print Fair to conclude 2019 Tour in Toronto November 7

The Printerverse – Project Peacock Print Fair, the traveling ‘roadshow-and-tell’ event from the Print Media Centr showcasing new possibilities for print marketing, is heading to Toronto. The final event of 2019 will bring “tangible Printspiration to print-loving Canadian creatives, print buyers, marketers, students and print service providers” on Thursday, November 7 at the Steam Whistle … Read more →

Canada’s design community to connect November 4-6th at Design Leadership Summit in Toronto

Design Leadership Summit is a place for folks who are leading and managing design teams   Design Leadership Summit being held Monday, November 4th, Tuesday, November 5th, and November 6th in Toronto, will feature relevant and thought-provoking content for Product Designers, UX Designers,  UX Researchers, Service Designers, and Visual Designers. The venue – the Isabel … Read more →

Custom Colour Imaging becomes first Taopix Ai user in North America

Custom Colour Imaging & Publishing of Toronto, a full-service professional photo-finishing and printing company with clients across Canada and the United States, has become the first adopter of Taopix Artificial Intelligence technology in North America. UK-based Taopix is the world’s leading developer of white-label personalization and photo-commerce software. Its Ai-enabled software enables the intelligent creation … Read more →

PIA launches its Performance Ratios Program

The Printing Industries of America’s (PIA’s) Center for Print Economics and Management (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), in conjunction with Profectus, a business management consultancy firm specializing in the printing industry, has opened access to its new Performance Ratios Program. For more than 90 years, the ratios have been used by printers and suppliers to track industry financial … Read more →

Roland DGA launches VersaExpress RF-640 Printer

Roland DGA (Irvine, California) has unveiled its new VersaExpress RF-640 8-Colour Eco-Solvent Printer – “a next-generation 64-inch wide-format inkjet with the widest colour gamut in its class for outdoor durable graphics,” said the OEM. An evolution of Roland’s popular RF-640 Dual CMYK Printer, the RF-640 features 8-colour inks in CMYK, Light Black, Red, Green and … Read more →