PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Sun, 05 Jul 2020 23:46:10 UTC Sun, 5 Jul 2020 19:46:02 EST HP Indigo Cuts Staff In First Wave Wed, 1 Jul 2020 21:07:06 EST Alon Bar-Shany considered the driving force behind Indigo Indigo has let 102  employees  go  and cut contracts with 30 freelancers. Earlier this month, the company’s longtime general manager Alon Bar-Shany resigned . The company’s new general manager is Haim Levitt who previously ran the company’s GTM division. This is believed to be the first wave of layoffs in the  HP Indigo division. Xerox Hit By Ransomware Attack Wed, 1 Jul 2020 20:47:52 EST 2020 has not been a good year Maze ransomware has reported in their list of victims  Xerox added to the list. It appears that the encryption routine had completed on June 25. Xerox has yet to confirm or deny a cyberattack on its network but screenshots from the attacker show that computers on at least one Xerox domain have been encrypted. Transcontinental Ranked In Top 10 Corporate Knights Wed, 1 Jul 2020 20:23:03 EST Canada's largest printer Transcontinental  ranked as one of Canada’s 50 best corporate citizens, placed in 10th position in the  Corporate Knights’ 2020 Best 50 Ranking. According to Corporate Knights, TC Transcontinental ranks among the Top 10, overall because of its high clean revenue score, strong gender diversity at the board and executive levels, its solid safety record, as well as its strong energy and water productivity. Vistaprint Poster Mix-up Disaster Wed, 1 Jul 2020 20:04:52 EST Customer with the right poster  A customer who ordered Black Lives Matter posters also received All Lives Matter prints in their delivery, resulting in a social media backlash against the run printer. Vistaprint founder  and CEO ,Robert Keane has issued a personal apology pinned the blame on a job collation error. He said: "racism is intolerable. Printing United Trade Show Cancelled Wed, 24 Jun 2020 19:53:00 EST The last of the industries trade shows to be cancelled or rescheduled  PRINTING United ( old SGIA Show)  originally scheduled to take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on October 21-23, 2020, will now move to a online experience this fall due to constraints surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Komcan Becomes MBO Dealer For Canada Tue, 23 Jun 2020 20:09:51 EST Heidelberg tied to buy in 2019 Komcan Inc. and MBO America have reached an agreement where Komcan Inc will be the sole authorized distributor of MBO equipment in Canada. The agreement is to include sale of equipment, parts supply, and service of the MBO line of equipment. MBO has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Komori Printing House Awarded " Canada's Greenest Employer " Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:29:45 EST Canada's 19th largest printer with more locations than any other printer Printing House is the only printer to win "Canada's Greenest Employers. Canada’s Greenest Employers is a competition that recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Applicants for the award are compared to other employers in their industry.Winning employers, selected by editors of The Globe and Mail's Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Transcontinental Recall Over One Third of Staff Back Tue, 23 Jun 2020 18:40:52 EST Canada's largest printer and largest emplyer in the industry  Transcontinental says about up to  1,600 temporarily laid-off staff have brought back in the last several weeks.The company says a gradual recovery in printing volumes has allowed it to recall more than one third of the employees laid off because  of COVID-19. "Obviously, things are improving as many businesses are back to business, they're back advertising," chief financial officer Donald LeCavalier said in a conference call Postmedia Toronto Plant Unionizing Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:54:53 EST Postmedia"s Toronto printing plant. Old Quebecor Photoengravers plant.   Postmedia's Toronto printing plant press room workers have applied to be certified as a union under the Canadian Media Guild. The union, part of CWA Canada,  filed  with the Ontario Labour Relations Board this week when a majority of the plant's workers signed union cards. The Union says Postmedia cut workers wages during the pandemic   even though the company was deemed  an essential services , and did not  do enough to ensure their safety. Covid-19 Lifespan On Paper Mon, 22 Jun 2020 17:30:38 EST   The COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions about the lifespan of the virus on a variety of surfaces, including paper and paper-based packaging products. Some service providers are capitalizing on consumer uncertainty by suggesting or requiring that their customers go paperless for safety reasons.There is no proof of this.  A study published in the May 2020 issue of The Lancet reported on the stability of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) 4over Closing Canadian Plant Wed, 17 Jun 2020 18:53:12 EST North America's largest gang run trade printer 4over has announced the permanent closing of their Canadian plant in Mississauga. This is part of a North America restructuring. The 36,000 square foot plant had about 55 employees, a Komori 29 and 40' six colour presses plus 3 cutters and other bindery equipment. It is estimated the Canadian operation did about $11 million in sales. Vistaprint Launches " Take Care " Campaign Wed, 17 Jun 2020 12:57:34 EST Vistaprint "Take Care" campaign Vistaprint will deliver an influencer marketing campaign promoting their new Replaceable Filter System masks. The reusable masks will be promoted with a ‘Take Care’ campaign focusing on supporting SMEs and independent businesses. The influencer campaign will be going live from June 2020 across Instagram. Large Format Printers Market 2020-2024 Report Wed, 17 Jun 2020 12:37:29 EST Report on Wide Format market     Technavio has been monitoring the large format printers market and it is poised to grow by USD 325.65 million during 2020-2024. The market is concentrated, and the degree of concentration will decelerate during the forecast period. AGFA Closing 2 Plate Making Plants Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:36:10 EST AGFA plate plant in Leeds UK Agfa  announced its intention to close its printing plate factories in Pont-à-Marcq (France) and Leeds (United Kingdom). Faced with a significant and structural decline in demand in the extremely competitive offset printing market, Agfa says it has to optimize its printing plate manufacturing capacity by adjusting it to the changing market conditions. Transcontinental Buys Enviroplast Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:14:57 EST Enviroplast plant Montreal TC Transcontinental  announces the acquisition of the assets of Enviroplast Inc., a company dedicated to recycling flexible plastics in the province of Québec. The equipment acquired will be used for converting plastic waste recovered from sorting facilities and other commercial, industrial and agricultural sources into recycled plastic granules.