Konica Minolta to launch “world’s fastest” auto-scanning spectrophotometer

Konica Minolta has announced development of its new FD-9, an auto-scanning spectrophotometer capable of measuring a standard colour chart, commonly used in the printing industry for profile creation, at the “fastest speed in the world.” It will be launched worldwide this summer, with repair and calibration services available at the OEM’s five major business centres … Read more →

Special Feature: What today’s graphic communications graduates are really looking for

With commercial printers, advertising agencies and other employers in the graphic arts industry in Canada calling the shots, we thought we’d present an incisive look at hiring from a graduate student’s perspective. Traditionally, the most successful companies in this industry not only hire the best talent, they make their companies much more attractive to the … Read more →

Canon announces senior executive appointments

Canon U.S.A. has announced several senior executive appointments and numerous promotions. The Canon U.S.A. appointments and promotions include: Joseph Warren has been promoted from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Corporate Human Resources. Mason Olds has been promoted to Senior Vice President of the Business Imaging Solutions Group and has … Read more →

Registration open for Ryerson Colloquium “Revive – Breaking Sustainability Myths” on February 5

Students in the Graphic Communications Management program at Toronto’s Ryerson University are hosting their annual Colloquium – a yearly opportunity for industry professionals and current students to discuss relevant issues and connect with like-minded peers. This year’s theme is Revive – Breaking Sustainability Myths. Leading industry speakers will discuss why print is both a sustainable … Read more →

Konica Minolta expands mobile print solutions with Lantronix xPrintServer

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has partnered with Lantronix to add the xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition to Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT portfolio. The new solution enables mobile workers to print wirelessly  from Android and Google Cloud print-ready devices to any Konica Minolta bizhub MFP for increased productivity. “With businesses embracing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, … Read more →

Canon unveils new imagePrograf iPF670 and iPF770 printers

Canon U.S.A.’s new large-format printers – the 24” iPF670 and 36” iPF770 – provide cost-effective solutions for low-volume, on-demand prining environments. They support a variety of applications including posters, presentations, technical documents, drawings, company announcements and enlargements. Both offer advanced technology to assist small businesses in maximizing ROI. Economy Print Mode, auto-rotation and nesting help … Read more →

Epson introduces WorkForce multi-function printers

Epson America’s new WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 and WF-R5690 multi-function printers (MFPs) and the WF-R5190 printer deliver up to 75,000 printed pages in both black & white and colour before the ink needs to be replaced. These printing solutions allow customers to print high-impact colour documents with low operating costs and intervention rates. “Epson’s revolutionary approach … Read more →

J Sutton Communications adds Astro Memjet from Insource

J Sutton Communications, an industry leader in direct marketing strategies headquartered in Toronto, has partnered with Insource Corporation of Markham, Ontario and added an Astro M1 Memjet full-colour inkjet printer to fulfill its clients’ printing needs by delivering sharp images in full process colour on envelopes, postcards and more. The Memjet technology allows for full-bleed … Read more →

Avanti reports strong first-quarter growth

Avanti Computer Systems’ strong customer growth in the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year saw new customers in both in-plant and commercial print added. The Canadian Print MIS leader welcomed ADR Inc., Joseph Merritt & Company, Talient Action Group (TAG) and Accu-print. Avanti also announced that PMI Printing and Marketing of Union City, California … Read more →

Kenneth R. Wilson Awards calls for entries

For the 61st year, the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, produced by the Canadian Business Media Association (formerly the CBP), is looking for the best in Canadian business-to-business magazine publishing. Submissions will be accepted for awards in 25 categories, recognizing excellence in the creation of written, visual, digital and integrated magazine content. The early-bird deadline for … Read more →

Prodigy Graphics supports student research project

Prodigy Graphics, a leading Canadian trade-only offset printing specialist established in 1976 and based in a 65,000-sq.-ft. facility in Vaughan, Ontario just north of Toronto, was asked recently by a group of students from Ryerson University’s School of Business Management if it would be willing to participate in the group’s business case study. “I was … Read more →

Crawford Technologies experiences record-breaking growth in 2014

Toronto-based Crawford Technologies (CrawfordTech) has announced its strongest year financially to date, with sales reaching $9.9 million with an overall growth rate of 10%. “Experiencing this solid growth is a testament to our rock-solid team and shows our relevancy in today’s market. The marketplace upheaval caused by new technologies such as high-speed inkjet, online statements, … Read more →