PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:06:43 UTC Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:06:10 EST Heidelberg's Innovation Week Oct 19th to 23rd Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:54:24 EST Program for Innovation week  “Innovation Week” from October 19 to 23, 2020, the Heidelberg is holding a digital event with product presentations of its current highlights, innovation talks, and one-on-one conversations via video chat. Under the motto “Unfold your potential”, Heidelberg will showcase the potential offered by the digitization of processes for the commercial, label, and packaging printing segments. Digital Drupa Launches Next Week Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:37:32 EST Drupa Digital Platform launches Online Drupa platform goes live next week when it will launch with a state of the nation panel discussion and a deep dive into the expo's virtual offering, Drupa Preview. The platform will feature a virtual conference, networking and exhibition and will go live at 9am GMT next Tuesday (27 October). In the opening session, Sabine Geldermann, director of Drupa and Print Technologies will be joined by Markus Heering,managing director of the German Printing and Paper Technology Association (VDMA) and Christian Plenge, executive director Digital at Messe Düsseldorf, Access Label Gets $835,000 Funding From Government Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:59:25 EST One of the largest label printers in Atlantic Canada Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, announced a repayable contribution of $835,000 to support the expansion of Access Labels.This investment, provided through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency‘s (ACOA) Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program, will enable the company to buy specialized equipment to produce pressure sensitive labels in-house and renovate a vacant warehouse to accommodate a new digital printing facility. Factor Forms Add Domino N6101 Label Press Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:28:47 EST Chris Gleis , President of Factor Forms beside new Domino Label press  Factor Forms & Labels is installing a  Domino N610i Label press. Chris Gleis, President of Factor Forms says this is going to allow us to continue to grow at double-digit percentages every single year. This technology is best-in-class, and it’s going to allow us to print the absolute best quality for our customer base. The Domino N6101 digital label press  provides quality, reliability, and quick turnaround. Transcontinental Invests $10 million In Book Printing Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:11:17 EST Transcontinental Interglobe book printing plant in Beauceville, Quebec Transcontinental Printing has announce that it has invested more than $10 million over the past eight months in its book printing platform in Québec, mainly at its Transcontinental Interglobe plant in the Beauce region. These investments have enabled the plant to improve its manufacturing efficiency , fast delivery times , while reducing its environmental footprint.  The investments have been dedicated to the purchase of robotic equipment installed in the binding and bagging departments in order to increase production capacity and speed, Atlantic Packaging Adds Second Paper Machine in Whitby Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:47:21 EST    Atlantic Packaging has announced it will install the 100% recycled paper machine at its Whitby, Ontario mill. The equipment will be installed adjacent to an existing recycled paper machine. The new machine will be one of the most technologically advanced machines in North America, producing 400,000 tons per annum of high Francisco Sota Appointed as Canadian representative Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:19:52 EST Francisco Soto Rotocontrol  has appointed Francisco Soto as representative for Canada . A Canadian citizen based out of Ontario, Soto brings to his role 14+ years of experience in label finishing machines; a degree in Electronics and Engineering Technology; fluency in English & Spanish; and a strong connection to the printing industry from his previous position at Rotoflex International Sales Manager. International Print Day October 21st 2020 Wed, 14 Oct 2020 20:14:24 EST    CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL PRINT DAY (#IPD20) ON OCTOBER 21, 2020. Declare Your LOVE for Print and Participate in 24-Hours of Global Knowledge Sharing Through Social Media. The theme this year is #ElevatePrint. Include that hashtag as well and let everyone know you help customers raise their print marketing game, how you have stepped up to raise yours, how your technology helps printers and print More Supplier Consolidation - Flint Buys Poteet Inks Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:49:42 EST Manufacture of Flexo Inks and coatings Flint Group Packaging Inks announced  the acquisition of Poteet Printing Systems located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.  This acquisition aligns with a key element of Flint Group Packaging’s strategy to grow not only organically, but also via acquisition. Poteet Printing Systems LLC manufactures and sells water-based inks for Flexographic applications to printers and converters across the United States. Single-use Plastic Ban Will Impact Paper Packaging Wed, 14 Oct 2020 19:19:19 EST Supports the move to ban single-use plastics  The announcement from Environment and Climate Change Minister about the initial list of banned plastic products, the federal government's next steps towards achieving its zero plastic waste by 2030 plan.  With only 9 per cent of plastics actually being recycled, there is a lot of work to do on this front.  The announcement is supported by  The Canadian Corrugated and Containerboard Association . Transcontinental Awarded " Innovative Manufacture " Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:54:37 EST   Mercure Awards  Transcontinental has won the Mercure award in the "Innovative Manufacturers – Large Business" category, in recognition of innovation in the Corporation’s Packaging Sector to promote sustainability and a circular economy. The prestigious Mercuriades business competition is held by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ). The Mercure for "Innovative Manufacturers", The Printing House "Halloween remained" Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:40:17 EST Halloween Covid-19 package  The Printing House™ (TPH®) has announced a new line of 'Halloween reimagined' commemorative décor and physical distancing products for kids, businesses, and Halloween enthusiasts. Mark this Halloween 'we stayed home' with puzzles, yard signs and canvas art of your family. The physical distancing office and home solutions are Halloween-themed, offering a new way for businesses and Halloween devotees across Canada to celebrate safely. Koenig & Bauer Names Daniel Vilchez For Flexo Division Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:22:03 EST Daniel Vilchez Flexo Sales Director including Canada Koenig & Bauer has named Daniel Vilchez as its area sales director for both North America and Latin America. In this new role, Vilchez will be responsible for sales and business development to ensure the highest level of customer support by providing his in-depth expertise to the firm’s range of flexography presses and its service support. Drupa In Doubt After Four Big Exhibitors Cancel Wed, 7 Oct 2020 19:28:37 EST HP Drupa's largest exhibitor  Hewlett Packard (HP) has pulled from Drupa 2021” HP is Drupa’s biggest exhibitor. HP had originally planned to showcase its huge product portfolio by taking over all of the 8,300sqm Hall 17 at Drupa 2021.  Digital printing giants Ricoh and Canon have also pulled. Both firms were due to exhibit in Hall 8a, one of two so-called ‘digital halls’ at the north end of Drupa. EFI has  also withdraw from Drupa 2021 because of Covid-19. Connecting for Results Adds 4 More Consultants Wed, 7 Oct 2020 18:17:03 EST Andrew Gage  Connecting for Results (CFR) , has engaged Andrew Gage, Amin Mourad, Frank Kerr, and Serge Trajkovich . Industry veterans  who have witnessed the dramatic changes in the printing  industry over the past 15-20 years . Andrew Gage through the development and implementation of innovative managed service initiatives, Andrew  has integrated multiple touch points which drove revenue and Amin Monrad streamlined costs. Amin Mourad is an engineer by training with an MBA and has worked  at Quebecor World, TC Transcontinental, Data Group (Relizon Canada), Cascades Paperboard (Somerville Packaging) and Continental Can.