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 →

Heidelberg celebrates 10 years of Saphira consumables

This month Heidelberg celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Saphira brand – an extensive portfolio of high-quality consumables for everyday print jobs and special applications, as well as all production requirements for prepress, press and postpress. All Saphira consumables were optimized and tested specially for use in Heidelberg solutions. They help users maximize the performance … Read more →

Messagepoint named one of Canada’s top small and medium employers for second consecutive year

Toronto-based Messagepoint, a leader in developing and delivering software and services within the Customer Communications Management (CCM) market, has been named one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2018 by Mediacorp Canada, the country’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. The program recognizes Canada’s workplaces that utilize dynamic and innovative human resources policies. “For … Read more →

Quadient appoints Hartigan President and GM of the Americas

Quadient (formerly GMC Software and Satori Software), an award-winning leader in Customer Communications Management (CCM), has announced that Christian Hartigan has joined the company as President and General Manager of the Americas. Hartigan brings 15 years of industry leadership experience to his role and will be responsible for helping Quadient customers and partners accelerate their … Read more →

Significans Automation launches customized workflow services

Toronto-based Significans Automation (formerly Myrpress Consulting), a newly formed global company, has unveiled its prepress custom workflow automation solutions. Using industry-leading systems such as Esko Automation Engine, Enfocus and others, the company creates sophisticated, customized automation workflow modules that reflect individual user needs and integrate seamlessly into other systems. Its services enable unmanned production environments … Read more →

HP unveils its DesignJet Z large-format photo printers

HP debuted its new DesignJet Z Printer series at the FESPA Global Print Expo in Berlin May 15-18 to showcase innovative large-format technologies “offering amazing image quality and fast, simple output for print service providers, retailers and creatives to deliver beautiful photos, impactful graphics and technical applications.” HP added that the market for large photo … Read more →

Premiere Insource Expo a resounding success

Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario), a technology supplier and a service and solutions provider for the mailing and fulfillment, printing, packaging and bindery markets, held its first-ever Insource Expo at its head office and technology showroom at 6-85 Citizen Court in Markham, Ontario May 9 and 10, 2018, from 8 am to 6 pm. Several hundred … Read more →

Makin and PIA push its members to ask U.S. lawmakers to reconsider new duties on Canadian paper

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) is endorsing the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act of 2018 (or PRINT Act) introduced earlier this week by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (Republican, Maine) and Angus King (Independent, Maine). The PRINT Act would require a pause in the imposition of new duties on Canadian uncoated groundwood (UGW) … Read more →