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FEATURED NEWS: Category 5 Adds Automation Engine For Large-format Work
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Graph Expo Must See 'Ems Announced

Organizers of Graph Expo 2016, scheduled to run from September 25 to 28 in Orlando, Florida, released their annual list of Must See 'Ems awards presented across 11 categories. >> Read full article

Avery Canada Donates Back-to-school Kits

Michael Pinball Clemons and change maker Hannah Alper help promote Avery Products Canada donation of 7,500 school supply kits for students in under-resourced classrooms across Canada. >> Read full article

Minuteman Press Adds Triumph Cutter

The Minuteman Press location in Mississauga, Ontario, installed a Triumph TR5551-EP hydraulic cutter, purchased from Print Digital Solutions, with a cutting width of up to 21 5/8 inches. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Category 5 Adds Automation Engine For Large-format Work

Category 5 Adds Automation Engine For Large-format Work

Burlington facility is now leveraging Esko’s Automation Engine for large-format production, primarily targeting retailers, outdoor advertising companies and advertising agencies. The company’s 30 employees operate a number of EFI VUTEk inkjet systems, as well as providing full-service creative, prepress and fulfillment. Category 5 explains it was using Adobe Creative Suite to prepare its projects, but found the software required repetitive tasks to create layout patterns for signage. Esko’s Automation Engine, among other features, is designed to help reduce such repetitive tasks of placing one-up artwork onto print sheets. >> Learn More…


Fujifilm’s Tilburg Plant Driven 100% by Wind Energy

Netherlands facility, which makes a range of printing plates, turns to 100 percent wind energy, as Fujifilm starts to investigate the possibility of producing bio-mass steam for further environmental power. >> Read full article

Flint Launches VANTAGE LED Program

A new UV retrofit conversion program called VANTAGE LED, aimed at sheetfed printers, is driven by Air Motion Systems’ EcoLUX LED lamps and Flint’s chemistry-balancing knowledge. >> Read full article

Sun to Acquire Flint’s Euro Gravure Business

Sun Chemical moved to acquire Flint Group’s publication gravure ink business in Europe, which would include the transfer of all products to Sun, which has annual sales of more than US$7.5 billion. >> Read full article

 From PrintAction June 2016 
Print Firing On All Cylinders

Print Firing On All Cylinders

Martin Habekost of Ryerson University provides a hands-on review of key technology developments at drupa 2016. After spending three days in Düsseldorf with colleagues and a group of seven Ryerson GCM students, Habekost reports the positive vibe and innovation displayed at drupa illustrates print is far from dead, even if how and when it will be produced is changing significantly. Habekost breaks his report down into both digital and conventional printing highlights and names his star exhibitor of the show. (photo by Messe Duesseldorf/Constanze Tillmann) >> Read More

 Event Calendar 

OPIA Toronto Golf Classic

Location: Angus Glen, Markham, ON
Date: August 11, 2016 >> More Info

IARIGAI Conference, Hosted by Ryerson GCM

Location: Ryerson GCM, Toronto
Date: August 24 – 27, 2016 >> More Info

Canadian Printing Awards Call for Entries

Location: Enter online (Gala, November 10, 2016, Palais Royale, Toronto)
Date: August 31, 2016 >> More Info

Golf Tournament, Toronto Craftsmen

Location: Royal Woodbine Golf Club, Toronto, ON
Date: September 14, 2016 >> More Info

Sign Expo Canada (formerly CONSAC)

Location: The International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: September 23 – 24, 2016 >> More Info

2016 PAC Conference

Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Date: September 28 – 29, 2016 >> More Info

2016 Canadian Printing Awards Gala

Location: Palais Royale, Toronto, ON
Date: November 10, 2016 >> More Info

Graphics Canada

Location: International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: April 6 – 8, 2017 >> More Info