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August 31, 2019

MPI moves into large-format, packaging with new Agfa and Esko systems

MPI Print has acquired an Agfa Tauro large-format press and an Esko fully automated C64 digital cutter for its Concord, Ont., plant. Over the next year, the trade printer plans to introduce several other machines to help supplement its expansion in the large-format and packaging markets.

Solisco acquires Norecob

Quebec printer Solisco has acquired Norecob of Saint-Jules, Que., growing its workforce from 340 employees to nearly 400. The additional facility increases Solisco’s capacity with its printing and binding equipment.

PDI Group adds Heidelberg’s Push to Stop tech

PDI’s latest equipment investment is a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-5 with LED Drying technology. Boasting the latest in UV curing technology, this Heidelberg Speedmaster is equipped with a Heidelberg DryStar LED Curing system at the end of the press.

Print Panther acquires Canada’s first Konica Minolta AccurioWide 160

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) has announced the first Canadian acquisition of its flagship wide-format offering, the AccurioWide 160, by Print Panther in Oakville, Ont.

Jeff Jacobson named EFI CEO

Electronics For Imaging has appointed Jeff Jacobson, a 30-year veteran of the digital imaging and industrial technology sector, as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He was formerly the CEO of Xerox.
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Montreal’s Quadriscan opts for HP Indigo

Quadriscan has installed two new HP Indigo 7900 presses, equipped with a range of capabilities such as special effects printing with raised and textured print, HP Indigo One Shot printing on synthetic substrates, and seven ink stations to support Pantone gamut and special spot colours. » Read full article

Brite Art Graphics acquires Agfa Anapurna H3200i LED

Brite Art Graphics of Mississauga, Ont., has recently purchased the Agfa Anapurna H3200i LED. » Read full article

A slam-dunk victory for Canadian print

Our July/August cover story explores three print suppliers that produced a select portion of the spectacular media MLSE used in recent months to promote the Raptors brand and its journey to a historic championship win. » Read full article

Q&A with Brent Moncrief of Fujifilm North America

At a recent Fujifilm media trip, executives and industry experts noted that automation, largely driven by labour shortages, rising wages and lower overall page volumes, are resulting in a higher adoption rate of production inkjet presses among commercial printers. We spoke with Brent Moncrief, VP Strategic Marketing & Brand Management, the Americas, Fujifilm North America Corp., Graphic Systems Division, for his thoughts on this shift. » Read full article

Gilmore Reproductions adds Jeti Mira 273

Gilmore Reproductions in Ottawa, Ont., has boosted its wide-format capabilities with a new Agfa Jeti Mira 2732 LED. » Read full article

Canadian Printing Awards Gala 2019

Location: Palais Royale, Toronto, Ont.
Date: November 7, 2019
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Sign Expo Canada 2019

Location: The International Centre, Mississauga, Ont.
Date: September 20-21, 2019
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Ricoh’s Clickable Paper Webinar

Location: Online
Date: September 26, 2019
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Print Expo & Fair 2019

Location: Oakville, Ont.
Date: September 28, 2019
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Print 19

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: October 3-5, 2019
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Celebration of Life - Remembering Mary Black

Location: Ryerson University, Toronto, Ont.
Date: October 10, 2019
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Printing United 19

Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: October 23-25, 2019
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