Oakville Ontario’s Print Panther and two other MGI JETvarnish 3D customers win 11 FSEA Gold Leaf Awards

The international Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) recently held its annual conference outside Nashville, Tennessee and three Konica Minolta MGI JETvarnish 3D customers received a total of 11 prestigious Gold Leaf Awards for their impressive creative work with digital print embellishment technology from MGI. The winning printers were: Print Panther of Oakville, Ontario; Seidl … Read more →

Middleton Group adds second Onset Press from Fujifilm

Since 1952, the Middleton Group (Markham, Ontario) has been known for merchandising, design and unique printing innovations. The most recent addition to its printer repertoire is a new Onset X3 wide format UV flatbed inkjet printer from Fujifilm North America’s Graphic Systems Division, the exclusive Onset distributor for North America. It’s equipped with three-quarter automation … Read more →

Kodak strives to lessen impact of 9% plate price increase

Kodak has announced that it will increase the price of its offset printing plates globally by up to 9%. The price of aluminum, the primary raw material used to manufacture printing plates, has increased dramatically in recent months, said the OEM. Despite internal cost reductions and improved operational productivity, the magnitude of rising aluminum prices … Read more →

Sydney Stone named No. 1 Morgana dealer in the world for 2017

Sydney Stone (Mississauga, Ontario), a Morgana dealer since the early 1980s, has been recognized as the top dealer across the globe for Morgana digital finishing technology. With the growth in digital printing, Morgana has harnessed technology to eliminate cracking, automate set-up, and provide reliability with its creasing, folding and booklet-making equipment. “The Morgana range of … Read more →

OPIA reveals winners of its 2018 Excellence In Print Awards

The Ontario Printing and Imaging Association (OPIA) held its annual Excellence In Print Awards night Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Etobicoke, Ontario. Keynote speaker was Randy Ambrosie, the 14th and current Commissioner of the Canadian Football League, who played for the Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton … Read more →

PPC Folding Carton Boot Camp shows converters how to make the most of paperboard

A group of newcomers to the paperboard packaging industry learned about the entire process of carton converting during the Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC) Folding Carton Boot Camp on May 8-9 at PPC’s world headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts. Among other insights, participants learned how waste paperboard is a valuable asset that needs to be managed and … Read more →

OPIA to host its SWOB Golf Tournament June 20

The Ontario Printing & Imaging Association (OPIA) will hold its Annual SWOB (Southwestern Ontario Branch) Golf Tournament Wednesday, June 20 at the Rockway Golf Club in Kitchener, Ontario. The Rockway Golf Club is located at 625 Rockway Drive. This is your chance to renew old acquaintances, make new friends and enjoy a challenging round of … Read more →

Agfa to reduce impact of its printing plate price increase

Agfa Graphics (Mortsel, Belgium) has announced a global price increase program for its prepress printing plates. Depending on the different contracts, markets and regions worldwide, price increases of up to 10% will be implemented immediately, said the OEM. “Soaring prices of aluminum – the largest cost component of a printing plate ­– are the main … Read more →