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CONTENTS Volume 53, Number 4 Features

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Iron Index 2014 A visual report of the offset, toner and inkjet presses driving more than 200 Canadian companies, providing a unique look into the country’s printing infrastructure

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Technology Report Agfa launches its Jeti Titan S/HS systems, Heidelberg releases the short-inking XL 75 Anicolor in North America, and Xaar unveils a next-gen print-head for high-opacity white Plus: Distribution & Integration News, page 37

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NEWS Jeffrey Clarke is elected to lead Eastman Kodak, Mike D’Angelo becomes Managing Director of the Americas for Goss, and Datamark shuts down operations

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INSTALLATIONS MET Adds KBA Genius Vancouver firm boosts short-run UV, in addition to new installs at McAra of Calgary, Imprimerie Reflet of Montreal, RS Superior of Scarborough, and Imaginative Group of Windsor

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MARKET Cober Acquires Kempenfelt Peter Cober discusses the purchase of Kempenfelt, as Agfa Canada upgrades its demo centre, Pereira is named Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and CPIA recognizes Ekstein

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Calendar May 2014 Eskoworld prepares for Walt Disney, Proveer trains car wrappers in Dartmouth, and Sydney Stone takes its eQuip road show to Ottawa and Richmond Hill

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ZAC BOLAN Photoshop CC Goes 3D Test driving new features of Adobe’s signature software, including 3D printing, Warp Factor, Linked Smart Objects and performance boosts

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VICTORIA GAITSKELL The Modern Library Touring the Toronto Reference Library’s new Hub with Ab Velasco, Project Leader of Digital Content and Innovation

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April 1984 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain’s all-time scoring record, Thriller is knocked off by Footloose, and 30 Miller press units are sold in four days

Resources 32 Services to the Trade

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PERSPECTIVE

14,476 Years and Counting

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rinting, despite all of the questions most outsiders ask with regard to its stability, remains one of Canada’s largest manufacturing sectors. Without even factoring in related industries like design and marketing, printing itself employs tens of thousands of people from coast to coast, primarily in small-sized entrepreneurial firms, often succeeded by family generations. The 208 facilities included in this year’s Iron Index, collectively, account for 14,476 years of business in the Canadian economy. The following Iron Index companies have reached significant milestones this year:

Jeti Titan HS UV-curable true flatbed printer.

Jeti Titan S/HS makes a splash in wide format printing. The new Jeti Titan S and HS is the next generation of the industry-leading true flatbed at an unequalled price/ productivity ratio. They incorporate

10 years SNR Printing, Mississauga, ON 15 years Imprimerie Pub Cite, Delson, QC KT Web Printing & Bindery, Toronto, ON Print Preview, Toronto, ON 20 years Capital Color Graphics, London, ON Imageworks Print, Richmond Hill, ON Nova Printing, Mississauga, ON Pronto Reproductions, Toronto, ON 25 years Best Color Press, Vancouver, BC Century Printing, Mississauga, ON Paragraph, St. Laurent, QC Rayment & Collins, Markham, ON Sterling Press & Packaging, Selkirk, MB 30 years McLaren Press, Gravenhurst, ON Print Works, Edmonton, AB 35 years Elite Lithographers, Edmonton, AB Fraser Valley Custom Printers, Chilliwack, BC High Speed Printing, Edmonton, AB Kayjon Graphiques, St. Laurent, QC Mister Print (PrintWest), Saskatoon, MB nexGen Printing, Edmonton, AB 40 years Boehmer Box, Kitchener, ON Continental Press, Concord, ON MasterPrint (David Thomas), Whitby, ON

45 years Flash Reproductions, Etobicoke, ON Impressions Printing, St. Thomas, ON Mi5 Print & Digital, Toronto, ON 50 years Acorn Graphics, Calgary, AB Apache Superior Printing, Calgary, AB Battlefield Graphics, Burlington, ON Beresford Box, Waterloo, ON CP Printing, Winnipeg, MB Western Litho Printers, Regina, SK 55 years Beatty Printing, North Bay, ON 60 years Eclipse Imaging, Burlington, ON A & F Printing, Vancouver, BC 70 years Allen Print, Dartmouth, NS 85 years Holmes Printing, Medicine Hat, AB 95 years Rinella Printers (bw Imaging), Winnipeg, MB 105 years McAra Printing (CBN), Calgary, AB 120 years Peninsula Press, Niagara, ON 160 years James Printing & Signs, Bowmanville, ON

Jon Robinson, Editor

the latest Ricoh Gen 5 print heads. These 6-color & white flatbed UV-inkjet printers bring high quality and speed at the sharpest price producing top quality indoor and outdoor print work. Jeti Titan S and HS come with the

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Tony Pileggi becomes a Technical Sales Representative focused on the Ontario market for Anderson & Vreeland Canada. He previously served as a technical sales representative and territory management at Williamson Printing Materials. Pileggi will work closely with Sean Sawa, who was appointed as a Regional Manager for Anderson & Vreeland Canada back in April 2013.

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen reported the first nine months of its financial year (April 1 to December 31, 2013), which included sales of €1.685 billion down from the €1.905 billion recorded in the previous year’s corresponding period. For the first nine months, Heidelberg’s financial result was -€41 million compared to -€36 million in the previous year’s corresponding period. Heidelberg also reported EBITDA (excluding special items) increased from €4 million in the previous year period to €67 million. The press maker remains on track with regard to its earnings trend and profitability, and had its financial framework successfully extended to 2017/2018. Net financial debt was reduced to €271 million when compared to €325 million in the previous year’s corresponding period, while free cash flow after nine months was recorded as -€10 million.

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Datamark Systems headquartered in Laval, Quebec, is shutting its doors leaving approximately 350 people out of work, primary in the Montreal area. Management informed its LaSalle employees of the decision on the last day of February. In April 2013, Datamark Systems announced plans to shutdown its Boucherville printing division (IntraMédia), which was relocated to the LaSalle facility. Founded just over 35 years ago, Datamark Systems had morphed into a document and business communications company with a presence across North America.

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Jeffrey Clarke becomes Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Kodak Company and a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to joining Kodak, Clarke (52) was a Managing Partner of the investment firm Augusta Columbia Capital (ACC), which he co-founded in 2012. He also previously served as CEO of Travelport from 2006 to 2011, where he launched an IPO for Orbitz business, and as COO of enterprise software developer CA Inc. from 2004 to 2006. Clarke from 2002 to 2003 was an Executive VP at Hewlett-Packard, which he joined from Compaq Computer during a $24.2 billion merger in 2001.

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Kodak plans to expand its Sonora plate-manufacturing plants in Germany and China, but will phase out its plate facility in Leeds, United Kingdom. More than 450 Kodak customers currently use Sonora plates, described by the company as process-free technology. The Osterode, Germany, plant, which began shipping Sonora in November 2013, receives an upgraded manufacturing line, while enhancements in Xiamen, China, allow for Sonora production to begin. Kodak plans to start phasing out production at the Leeds plant in the third quarter of 2014 and to be completed by late-2015.

Mike D’Angelo becomes Managing Director, Americas, for Goss International, a newly created position to direct the press maker’s sales, service and support organization in packaging and newspaper markets in North America and Latin America. D’Angelo, beginning in 1982, previously held sales and executive positions at Bobst, a manufacturer of backend packaging and converting equipment, most recently leading its business unit of web-fed products. Rick Nichols, President and CEO of Goss, states D’Angelo’s appointment fits the company’s new structure, based on four regional centres in the Americas, Europe, China and Asia.

United States Postal Service (USPS) ended its first quarter of 2014 (October 1 to December 31, 2013) with a net loss of US$354 million. USPS has recorded 19 losses amid its past 21 quarterly reports. Without legislative change, USPS expects to default on another required US$5.7 billion retiree health benefits prefunding payment due by September 30, 2014. In its 2014 first quarter, USPS Harald Weimer becomes a member of mail volume declined to 42 billion piecthe Executive Management Board of es from 43.5 billion in the correspondHeidelberger Druckmaschinen, follow- ing 2013 quarter. First-class mail volume ing the departure of Marcel Kiessling, declined 4.6 percent; standard mail volwho had been with the German press ume declined by 2.8 percent; and shipmaker since 1989. Juergen Grimm was ping and package volume increased 10.3 then introduced as President of Heidel- percent. berg Americas to fill Weimer’s vacated position. Weimer (age 49), who has been Robert Keene, President and CEO of with Heidelberg for the past 15 years, Vistaprint N.V., moved to acquire Peois to focus on Business Areas Services ple & Print Group (PPG) of Deventer, and Parts, as well as Consumables and the Netherlands, which provides marRemarketed Equipment, in addition to keting products and services (primarily managing global marketing and sales. printing) aimed at micro-businesses and Grimm (44) most recently led Heidel- households. With its brands remainberg’s global sheetfed operations and ing intact, PPG’s online printing sites, now oversees Heidelberg USA, Heidel- including Drukwerkdeal.nl, focus on berg Canada, Heidelberg Mexico and Dutch and Belgian markets. PPG has apHeidelberg Brazil. proximately 175 employees.

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22 years. Esko employs around 1,300 people around the world with a distribution network reaching more than 50 countries. Stephan Doppelhammer becomes Market Manager for Packaging at Wisconsin-based QuadTech, which develops registration, inspection and colour control systems primary used with flexible packaging, folding carton and converting presses. Doppelhammer Trish Witkowski of Foldfactory, best known for her 60-Second Super Cool Fold of the Week videos series, launched her first online course, called Direct Mail Strategy, on Lynda.com. The course consists of eight chapters and 46 movies covering mailing lists, marketing strategies, writing offers, engagement techniques, format options, testing, tracking and measuring results. Lynda.com provides a free preview of seven of the 46 videos in the Direct Mail Strategy course.

joined QuadTech in 2009, serving as Area Sales Manager for commercial, newspaper, gravure and packaging applications. He also previously served as a Technical Key Account Manager for Flint Group. Moveable of Toronto, through its Moveable Online division, launched Digitaldesignstandards.com (DDS) with a range of information resources for best

practices. In addition to sections for desktop and mobile device design, DDS holds a significant focus on best practices for accessibility, including materials provided by David Berman Communications and Inclusive Media and Design. DDS aims to include regular contributions from industry professionals on topics like Web fonts, colour usage, screen resolutions, file standards, content and platform strategies.

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Tony Karg, Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Marketing for Fujifilm Canada, was scheduled to leave the company on March 31. Karg began his career at Fuji Graphic Systems Canada in 1993 as an applications specialist before being named Product Manager, Digital Workflow Solutions (2000), Product Marketing Manager (2003), Director of Business Development & Marketing (2005), and a Senior Director (2006). Beginning in 2011, Karg spent nearly a year in Tokyo as the only non-Japanese member of the core planning team behind Fujifilm’s drupa 2012 presence.

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Jürgen Andresen retired from Esko as Vice President, Flexo Business. The Belgian company describes Andresen as a visionary for the application of digital imaging systems in flexography. This included groundbreaking work on the CDI imaging platform, which now accounts for more than 2,540 installations around the world. Thomas Klein, previously Senior R&D Manager for the Flexo Business, succeeds Andresen. The two Esko researchers worked together for the past

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PRINT INSTALLATIONS Imprimerie Reflet, a trade printer in Montreal, installed a new five-colour Ryobi 925 with a LED-UV curing system, which is the first such press to be installed in North America. Purchased through KBR Graphics, the 36-inch, 8-up Ryobi press – rated for a top speed of 16,200 sheets per hour – was installed in late November 2013. The LED-UV technology allows Imprimerie Reflet to print on lightweight paper and thicker materials like folding carton and synthetics. With 20 full-time staff members, Imprimerie Reflet’s new Ryobi 925 press features semi-automatic plate loading, ink volume setter, Ryobi PCS-G Printing Control System, auto cleaning devices and the press maker’s SMART make-ready function. Pierre Methot and Real Daviau founded the company back in 1995.

Vijay Chand, MET Fine Printers’ Pressroom Supervisor, with the KBA 52UV press.

MET Adds KBA Genius to Sheetfed UV Power MET Fine Printers of Vancouver added a new 5-colour KBA Genius 52UV press to its award-winning production floor. Fitting the company’s focus on ultraviolet production, the unique waterless KBA Genius 52UV press can print on non-absorbing materials like plastics up to 0.8-mm thick, while also providing product differentiation on more traditional paper substrates. The Genius 52UV press features short inking units without the need to adjust ink zones, damping units and roller inking units, which can result in

startup with as few as a dozen waste sheets. KBA states the Genius 52UV can complete a plate change within five minutes and reach a run speed of up to 8,000 printed sheets (360 x 520 mm) per hour. Nikos Kallas, President of MET Fine Printers, explains the new press allows the company to better compete on smaller-run UV projects that typically would have gone on one of the company’s 41inch, 8-colour Manroland 700 presses, which also feature Eagle Eye inspection technology.

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Imaginative Group’s Rob Plante (left), Production Manager, and Greg Plante, owner, with the Duplo DBM 150.

RS Superior Bindery Services of Scarborough, Ontario, added a new Petratto Cordoba system, providing the ability to finish heavy boards or plastics, and laminations, as well as cross-grain and toner-based print – without using a die-cutting machine. RS Superior Bindery, owned by Ron St. Cyr and Stan Prato, was founded in 1996 and today operates out of a 30,000-square-foot facility. The new Petratto Cordoba, RS Superior Bindery explains, incorporates a traditional folding section with a knife and matrix-creasing unit. The folder has a modified roller configuration and foldplate angle, which helps to eliminate cracking and curls when working with heavy stocks. The system can crease A4size sheets at 14,000 cycles per hour.

Imaginative Group of Windsor, Ontario, installed a series of finishing equipment, purchased through Sydney Stone, including a new DBM 150 booklet-maker with face-trimmer and a Morgana 104 Square Fold system. The Duplo DBM 150 booklet-maker and DBM 150 face-trimmer were launched at Graph Expo in late 2013 as an upgrade from the Duplo DBM 120 booklet-making system. The new features of the Duplo DBM 150 include fully automated production from CD size up to 12 x 18-inch books, 25 sheet capacity on both the booklet-maker and face-trimmer, and a revised staple head system.

Stan Prato, Vice President of RS Superior Bindery (left to right) and Ron St. Cyr, President of RS Superior, celebrate the Petratto Cordoba installation with Tim Wakefield, President of InSource.

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McAra Printing of Calgary, a subsidiary of Canadian Bank Note Company, is running a new Heidelberg XL106 10P+UV sheetfed press, the first of its kind in Canada. Installation of the 41-inch-format press, weighing around 112 tons and measuring 75 feet in length, began on October 15 of last year, with the first commercial jobs being produced by early December. The perfecting press is able to run both conventional and UV inks at up to 15,000 sheets per hour (straight or perfecting). Over the past five years, McAra Printing has invested more than $10 million in new printing technology. Canadian Bank Note, founded in 1897, is headquartered in Ottawa and employs over 1,000 people worldwide.

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Pereira Named Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Cober Evolving Solutions’ Peter Cober, President, and Todd Cober, Vice President.

Cober Acquires Kempenfelt

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ober Evolving Solutions of Kitchener, Ontario, continued its substantial investment over the past couple of years with the March asset purchase of Kempenfelt Group and Kempenfelt Wideformat, which reside less than two hours away in Barrie. President Peter Cober says there are no immediate plans for dramatic change at Kempenfelt in terms of equipment, personnel or location, but the Barrie facility is taking on the Cober Evolving Solutions (CES) name, well known as one of Canada’s most technologically advanced printing operations. “Combined, we will have around 170 people and close to 130,000 square feet,” says Cober, “And in the 40-inch [sheetfed-offset] market, we have a five-, six-, seven- and two 10-colours, so there is a lot of horsepower there. We have a good story to tell and we are really optimistic.” Kempenfelt has been running two 40-inch Heidelberg sheetfed presses (seven- and six-colours), as

well as a couple of Xerox iGen3 toner presses and a new Agfa large-format inkjet system. CES is also rooted in 40-inch Heidelberg presses, but with an emphasis on perfecting, as well as some smaller-format 29-inch presses. CES is also an early adopter of HP Indigo technology, running several such presses for more than a decade now. In late-summer 2013, CES became the first operation in Canada to install HP’s new 29-inch Indigo 10000 press, which holds a unique format-size amongst both dry- and liquid-toner competitors. At the time, Peter Cober indicated the Indigo 10000 would primarily be focused on short-run work shifted from one of the company’s 29-inch sheetfed-offset presses. “When we put the 10000 in, we looked at what could transition from our two- and four-colour 29-inch presses,” says Cober, “and figured we could move, if we wanted to, about 80 percent of the

Chris Pereira, founder and President of C17 Group Inc., was recognized as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce. He received the award on March 5 during a ceremony at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts. “In an industry that is often perceived as fading away, it was nice to get recognition for our growth as a young, small shop,” wrote Pereira in an email exchange with PrintAction. When Pereira began C17 Group in 2010, his operation was primarily focused on commercial printing. The shop now runs an Agfa Anapruna flatbed inkjet system, as well as a Kodak NexPress 2500 press. In addition to specializing in large-format inkjet and toner-based printing, C17 has already evolved into handling digital media campaigns and graphic design, supported by its focus on providing analytics, for a growing client base. In February 2013, Pereira moved C17 Group and its six employees into a larger Richmond Hill facility.

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Ekstein Recognized by CPIA

Mississauga Facility Key for Agfa Worldwide

Sandy Stephens, Chairman of the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA), presented Jeff Ekstein (right), past Chair, with a plaque to recognize his contributions to the association. Ekstein, President and CEO of Willow Printing Group in Concord, Ontario, recently stepped down from his position with the CPIA after being elected as the 2014 Chairman of the Board for Printing Industries of America. Ekstein had been the CPIA’s representative to the PIA over the past couple of years, primarily working with its Education Committee. He previously served as the CPIA’s Chairman (2004 to 2005) and on various Government Affairs Committees, a role he also embraced at the Ontario Printing Industries Association. He was a Co-chair of the Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council, which received Federal funding – administered by the CPIA – to develop human-resource benchmarks for the industry.

Agfa Canada in March hosted dozens of printers from across North America at its revamped demonstration centre in Mississauga, which is also the manufacturing site for the parent company’s high-end large-format inkjet systems. The new Canadian competence centre, as Agfa refers to it, is housed within the Dominiek Arnout, VP of Inkjet for Agfa 160,000-square-foot-plant the Graphics (centre), leads one of the Belgian company took over after purchascompany’s most-important global facilities, ing Gandinnovations in 2009. housed in Mississauga. Attendees of the two-day event to open Agfa’s new competence centre saw demonstrations of the recently HS and Jeti Titan S, which employ Asanti softlaunched Jeti Titan S and HS systems, which ware and Anuvia UV-curable inks, is set at six are built in Mississauga – one of the Belgian colours plus white. The opening of the competence centre company’s three primary facilities for manufacturing inkjet systems. Agfa also builds its was kicked off by a keynote from Dominiek entry-level machines in South Korea and mid- Arnout, VP of Inkjet for Agfa Graphics, who is from Belgium but currently oversees operarange machines in Belgium. The Jeti Titan S and HS flatbed inkjet ma- tions for the facility in Mississauga. He spoke chines were shown for the first time in early of Agfa’s growing position in large-format February at the C!Print exhibition in Lyon, production, outlining the company’s strategy France. Building on the existing Jeti Titan se- to be a top-three player in the market segment. ries of UV-curable, wide-format printers, the This position in Canada will be aided by Agfa new machines incorporate the latest gener- Canada’s recent hiring of three new sales staff, ation of Ricoh Gen 5 print-heads with 1,280 including David Banerjee, David Oprici and nozzles. The ink system on both the Jeti Titan Bruno Laplante.

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Sydney Stone continues its eQuip series of regional events, demonstrating equipment like the Watkiss Power Square 200 booklet-maker and the Matrix 530 laminator, in Ottawa for two days. eQuip Richmond Hill takes place on June 10. Free.

One month from today, Eskoworld 2014 begins at Walt Disney World, Swan and Dolphin resorts in Orlando, Florida. The two-day event focuses on a range of packaging sessions, including imaging hardware and software developed by Esko.

CATAAlliance holds its Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner in Toronto, with emcee Paul Brent, former host of CTV’s Tech Now, recognizing leadership in Canada’s advanced technology community. $200 for individuals or $1,800 for tables of eight.*

The annual Goss Metro Users Group conference, focusing on prepress, single- and double-wide presses, along with post-press and packaging technology, kicks off at the Saddlebrook Conference Center in Tampa, Florida. Organizers expect to host professionals from at least 54 printing sites – last year’s conference number.

RadTech Technology Expo and Conference takes place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. The event is highly focused on technologies, both hardware and consumables, applied in ultraviolet and electron-beam curing. $1,395*

One month from today, Proveer and Avery Dennison continue their joint 2014 Car Wrap Training courses, focused on critical steps needed to improve the quality and speed of your installations, with a two-day course at Proveer’s facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. $999*

Canadian Marketing Association hosts its annual conference under the banner Shaping the Future of Marketing at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event kicks off with a keynote from Wired magazine columnist Clive Thompson, followed by Malcolm Gladwell on day two. $899*

BookExpo America, taking place at the Javits Center in New York, continues to celebrate the power of printed and digital books, drawing in high-profile authors and celebrities like Martin Short, Neil Patrick Harris, Anjelica Huston, Tavis Smiley, and Dick Cavett.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin are hotel resorts located between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Walt Disney World Resort was once the largest single-site employer in the United States, with 5,500 employees. Today, it employs over 66,000 people with a payroll of over $1.2 billion. The ownership group spends over $100 million every year on maintenance of the Magic Kingdom. Pricing listed at standard rates, with * denoting the availability of member or early bird discounts.

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n the biggest single upgrade since the launch of the Creative Cloud, Adobe recently introduced more than 20 new features to Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Subscribers also gain access to Typekit – more than 900 desktop fonts – from within Creative Cloud or any other desktop app. But for now, let’s talk about everyone’s favourite image editor, Photoshop, and its multi-dimensional new feature. 3D printing

While Photoshop has enabled limited 3D design capability since CS5 Extended version; the images produced were always intended for 2D reproduction – that is until now. With Photoshop CC, users can work with a variety of 3D modeling formats, such as Google Earth KMZ, Wavefront OBJ and JPEG Stereo just to name a few. Once open in Photoshop’s new 3D workspace, the model can be scaled and rotated for viewing at any angle. Users are also able to apply textures and colours in addition to altering the object’s surface relief. Once the model rendering is complete, Photoshop CC directly supports printing to a selection of consumer 3D printers from MakerBot, 3D Systems and Zcorp, as well as upload to Shapeways.com, an online 3D printing service. When print-

Photoshop accepts a range of 3D model formats and allows users to view from any angle, as well as apply colour and textures before printing directly to 3D printers from MakerBot and 3D Systems.

capabilities, then re-render if necessary. While many consider 3D printing a niche market for product prototyping and engineering, it became apparent at this year’s International CES exhibition, held in Las Vegas, that 3D printing is poised to go mainstream in the very near future. In the CES 2014 3D Printing TechZone, 28 exhibitors demonstrated a wide range of 3D printers and scanners targeting every price-point. Both major players and crowd-funded startups vied for home, hobbyist and educational 3D printing markets with innovative and inexpensive 3D printers, starting at around $500. Expect to see many of these 3D printers on the shelves as early as Spring 2014. For that reason it seems Adobe hopes to position Photoshop CC as the go-to tool for 3D model design, finishing and production in a bid to replicate their successful democratization of conventional print. Whether or not 3D printing beMakerBot demonstrated its latest 3D printers and scanners for the home comes as pervasive as desktop publishing and education market at International CES 2014, Las Vegas. remains to be seen, but a Credit Suisse research team recently projected 357 ing to a supported printer, users can set ing printed. As well, users are capable percent growth in the 3D printing marthe level of detail, size, scale and surface of controlling printer functions such ket by 2016 – largely due to pro-sumers detail of the model. Photoshop CC also as pre-heating, material selection and and educators getting on the bandwagon. offers the option to automatically gen- estimating print time. Before printing, erate removable scaffolding to support Photoshop CC will analyze and simplify Warp Factor and reinforce the model while it is be- the model to match the selected printer’s Adobe incorporates a robust Perspective Continued on page 39 APRIL 2014 • PRINTACTION • 13

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VICTORIA GAITSKELL

The Modern Library I n the 1450s, Johannes Gutenberg’s development of combining metal moveable type, oil-based ink, and the wooden hand press into a printing process led to an explosion of popular literacy – fostering new possibilities for every person in the civilized to read and write. But now, in 2014, literacy has acquired a broader definition. In many North American towns and cities, public libraries are revising their services based on a definition of literacy that includes not just the ability to read and write words, but also the ability to operate digital technology and program digital code. Public libraries now offer computer programming, 3D printing, and maker spaces as components of literacy. This expanded definition, together with partial funding from the Metcalf Foundation, led the Toronto Public Library (TPL) to create a $44,000 digital media lab, called the Digital Innovation Hub, which drew considerable attention from the press when it opened in February at its popular downtown Toronto Reference Library location, near the heavily trafficked intersection of Bloor and Yonge Streets. “Literacy comes in several forms, and new technology plays a bigger and bigger role in how people acquire knowledge,” explains Ab Velasco, Project Leader, Digital Content and Innovation for TPL, who recently gave me a tour of the new Hub. “From the early days of computers, the library has made digital technology available to the public and supported them in learning how to use it, so the Hub is just an extension of the same principle.” Velasco says the taskforce which planned the Hub consisted of TPL staff from a cross-section of such departments as IT, Web Services, Policy and Planning, and Marketing and Communications,

aided by a survey of the TPL community and consultations with other libraries. He says Fayetteville Free Library (in a suburb of Syracuse, New York) was the trailblazer in creating facilities like the Hub and that its model has since been followed by libraries in Edmonton, Chicago and Innisfil (20 minutes south of Barrie, Ontario). How the Hub works

For free and for up to two hours a day, TPL cardholders can reserve one of the Hub’s nine workstations, each dedicated to either Audio/Video Editing, 3D Scanning, VCR-to-Digital Conversion, Web/ Graphic/3D Design, or Coding/Programming. Users can obtain help from one of the digital design technicians constantly on duty whose expertise varies among each of the processes for which the Hub is equipped. Users can also book time on an array of other high-tech devices, including: • One of two MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers (about $2,500 each), • High-definition video cameras, • A green screen (background for digital photography or videography that enables the image or video being shot to be superimposed on a second image or video), • A variety of big-name-brand tablets and laptops, and • Smart Pens (electronic ballpoint pens that digitize, store, and transfer what is written or drawn to a computer).

March Break classes for students are offered for 3D Printing, Video, or DJ-ing. Again, all classes are free to TPL cardholders and require only advance booking (although spaces are limited.) Next, Velasco says, a course on Computer Programming will be added. And because high-school teachers have expressed the desire to build digital literacy amongst their students, TPL is developing a School Visits Program for the Hub, as well as video training modules. A further $50,000 from the Metcalf Foundation will enable TPL to develop and deliver outreach technology programs to youth in underemployed areas. AdIn a Learning Centre beside the Hub, the ditionally, two more Digital Innovation Library provides training sessions (some Hubs are scheduled for TPL’s Fort York up to 2 1/2 hour long) on subjects like and Scarborough Civic Centre locaPhotoshop (Parts I and II), Website De- tions – two new branches expected to sign (Parts 1 and II), Introductory 3D open later this year, bringing TPL’s toDesign, and 3D Printer Certification. tal number of branches to exactly 100.

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Velasco says since the first Hub opened, 3D printing has proven especially popular, and the 20 3D Printer Certification classes TPL had scheduled for February and March were fully booked within three days. The certification courses are mandatory before using TPL’s 3D printers. About 60 of the 300 people who signed up for them also obtained their first TPL card at the same time. Just as TPL charges users nominal fees for black-and-white and colour copies, 3D-printer users pay a surcharge of $1 plus five cents per minute, with a twohour-a-day limit on printer time. Thus users can print a consumer-grade project, such as a smartphone case, in about 90 minutes for about $5.50; but if they wanted to print something more complicated and time-consuming, such as an engineering or architectural prototype, Velasco says they instead would have to use one of Toronto’s commercial suppliers of 3D printing. TPL also does not allow 3D printing of weapons, sexually explicit materials, and other items that contravene the Library’s published Rules of Conduct. Some of the Hub’s other newfangled gear is aimed at the “maker” community. This is a subculture of do-it-yourselfers who enjoy creating things in their spare time, often new and unique inventions, using electronics, robotics, 3D printing, computer numerical controls, metalworking, or woodworking. The theme of Make Magazine, one of the niche publications for this community, is to celebrate “your right to tweak, hack, and Continued on page 40

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Iron Index 2014 The technological direction of more than 200 offset-powered printing companies The Iron Index, through the use of supplier icons, visually describes the offset, toner and inkjet presses driving more than 200 companies in Canada, as well as their traditional front-end software and imaging systems. As a result, the Iron Index provides an unparalleled view of Canada’s printing infrastructure and, more importantly, how companies primarily rooted in offset presses are evolving to new market demands. The origins of the Iron Index program trace back 18 years to 1996 when PrintAction produced the first national listing of computer-to-plate installations, which began to displace film workflow and build true digital infrastructures within offset-heavy commercial printing operations. Today’s Iron Index, therefore, reflects how a range of commercial printers, including some of the industry’s most-powerful facilities and trade printers, as well as some of its smaller well-run family businesses, are leveraging toner and inkjet production. Despite significant investment in new processes, the vast majority of work at these companies continues to be produced by offset presses and associated front-end hardware and software.

In 2006, PrintAction for the first time began to include colour-toner press installations on its national listing of digital infrastructure investment. A year later, the Iron Index was born when we began to track the installation of offset, toner and inkjet presses at each company. At this time, PrintAction also began to track a key metric, asking participants to provide a ratio for how much work is being produced by each printing process. The majority of Iron Index participants, stretching across the entire country, have been providing this information for seven years. All printing companies on this year’s listing have provided updates within the past 12 months. Redacted information on the chart is reserved for participants in the Iron Index program, including: Employee levels, annual revenues, and production ratios. Iron Index participants also receive detailed brand and model specifications of both the pressroom (offset presses, toner presses and inkjet systems) and the premedia area (plates, imaging system, prepress software and Management Information System). Please contact PrintAction to participate in next year’s Iron Index program (jrobinson@annexweb.com).

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The following statistics reflect information derived from the annual Iron Index survey, which PrintAction has conducted for more than a decade. Total number of facilities on the 2014 Iron Index:

208 Number of printing companies founded 50 or more years ago:

Number of employees within 2014 Iron Index facilities:

11,983

Total years of operation by 2014 Iron Index facilities:

14,476

Percentage of facilities running a colour toner press in 2006, when PrintAction first began tracking this category:

Percentage of facilities running a colour toner press in 2014:

Percentage of companies producing commercial work with all three surveyed processes (offset, toner, inkjet):

Percentage of facilities that added a new or replacement inkjet system since last year’s survey:

Percentage of facilities who estimate their inkjet production to be at least 10% of the overall production mix:

Percentage of companies who estimate their inkjet production to be at least 20% of their overall production mix:

Percentage of companies who estimate their toner production to be at least 10% of their overall production mix:

Percentage of companies who estimate their toner production to be at least 20% of their overall production mix:

Percentage of companies who estimate their toner production to be at least 30% of their overall production mix:

Percentage of facilities running more than one toner press:

21%

49%

Percentage of companies who estimate their offset production to be at least 50% of their overall production mix:

Percentage of companies who estimate their offset production to be at least 65% of their overall production mix:

Percentage of companies who estimate their offset production to be at least 80% of their overall production mix:

52 58% 5%

87%

12.9% 24% 63%

65%

77% 14% 41%

95%

Percentage of companies running a branded Management Information System:

32%

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LEGEND

Offset Presses ABDick

Adast

Harris Heidelberg

Presstek

KBA

Halm

Goss

Agfa

Sakurai Timson Variquik Venturi

Ryobi

Buskro

Canon

Epson Fujifilm

HP

Inca

Kodak Mimaki

ECRM

Agfa

Glunz & Heidelberg Kodak Jensen

Presstek

Canon

Plates

Fujifilm

Fujifilm

Presstek

HP

Kodak

Konica Minolta

MGI

Océ

Ricoh

Xeikon

Xerox

Xante

Front-end Software

Glunz & Jensen

Esko

Agfa

Heidelberg Kodak

Screen

Zenith

Toner Presses

Mutoh Roland Screen

Computer-to-plate

Hamada Hantscho

Komori manroland Miller Mitsubishi

Inkjet Devices

Océ

Agfa

Didde

Dauphin

Dynagram Fujifilm

Global Kodak Heidelberg Graphics

Rampage Screen

Toray

Xitron

Management Information Systems

Accura

Avanti

AXIS

Intraprint Job Pro Precision Central

Covalent

EFI

Print MIS

Printer’s Plan

ePace Franklin

Print Point

Globe Tek

HP

Sage Solarsoft Streamline

Certifications

cz

Ancient Forest Friendly Carbon Zero

Napim

EcoLogo

Offsetters

Clean Print Forest Stewardship Council Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

Canada Post Expert

G7 Master Printer Sustainable Forest Initiative

Canadian Standards Association

International Organization for Standardization

Underwriters Laboratories

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Company, City, Year Founded

No. of Offset:Toner: Plate CTP Front- MIS Revenue Offset (up to 4 presses) Toner Inkjet Inkjet Ratio Employees end (Millions)

Certification (up to 3)

BRITISH COLUMBIA

80:20:0

60

13

12

20

E E 99:1:0 E 100:0:0 E 80:18:2 E 90:2:8

Fraser Valley Custom Printers, Chilliwack, 1979 7

Generation Printing, Vancouver, 1998

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

24

75

Best Color Press, Vancouver, 1989 Classic Printing, Vancouver, 1985 Contact Printing, Vancouver, 1981 Digital Direct Printing, Victoria, 2000

Glenmore Printing, Richmond, 1981

Marine Printers, Vancouver, 1931 MET Fine Printers, Vancouver, 1977 Mitchell Press, Burnaby, 1928

170 11

3000

3050

5000

96

INDIGO INDIGO 2000 2000

2000 INDIGO 5000

3050 5000

80:20:0

11.0

INDIGO 3050 2000 5000 3000 3050

19

Van Press Printers (Black Press), Burnaby 75

Wayside Printers, Vernon, 1923

51

1.6

75:20:5

90:5:5

15.2

100:0:0

E E

28.0

Carbon Neutral

2.0

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

P 4.2

5000

5000 5000

80:15:5

E 100:0:0

3050 3050

3000

100:0:0

E E 83:3:2

2000

3000 3000

16

Planet Press, Burnaby, 2006

INDIGO 3050

3000

60

Nathan Printing Services, Burnaby, 1985 15

2000

1.4

3000

100:0:0

3.0

78:21:1

3.0

100:0:0

74:24:2

p

16

95:5:0

1.9

8

60:30:10

1.5

Apache Superior Printing, Calgary, 1964 70

80:20:0

Burke Group, Edmonton, 1902

53

Capital Colour, Edmonton, 1992

23

Thunderbird Press, Richmond, 1968

Western Printers, Burnaby, 1970

CPBC

5.0

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Hemlock Printers, Burnaby, 1968

12

2000

60:40:0

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Hall Printing, Trail, 1920

24

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Globe West Printers, Abbotsford, 1994

INDIGO

INDIGO

1.0

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

5

A & F Printing, Vancouver, 1954

ALBERTA Acorn Graphics, Calgary, 1964

INDIGO

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

High Speed Printing, Edmonton, 1979

26

Emerson Clarke Printing, Calgary, 1977 Fletcher Printing, Red Deer, 1930

23

26 8

2000 3000

3000

E E 76:12:12

5.1

INDIGO INDIGO 5000 2000 2000

E E

3000 3000 INDIGO 3050 3050 2000

INDIGO 5000 5000 3000 3050

Holmes Printing, Medicine Hat, 1929

7

E E

5000

Ion Print Solutions, Edmonton, 2008

35

7.4

5000

11.6

90:5:5

3050

3050

2000

E 65:25:10 E 75:25:5

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

18

Elite Lithographers, Edmonton, 1979

INDIGO

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Graphcom Printers, Lethbridge, 1985

Capital Printing and Forms, Edmonton, 1988 60

E

2000 3000

75:25:0

50:45:5

P

75:25:0

5.0

30:60:10

3.3

90:10:0

70:25:5

5.0

3050 5000

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Hostman


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Company, City, Year Founded

No. of Offset:Toner: Plate CTP Front- MIS Revenue Offset (up to 4 presses) Toner Inkjet Inkjet Ratio Employees end (Millions)

Certification (up to 3)

ALBERTA continued

McAra Printing, Calgary, 1909

75

McCallum Printing, Edmonton, 2003

105

nexGen Grafix, Edmonton, 1977

15

27

Oil City Press, Calgary, 1953

Printing Place Print & Design, Red Deer, 1985 11 Printworks, Edmonton, 1984 Priority Printing, Edmonton, 1986

130 33

INDIGO 2000 3000

5000

80:7:13

3.1

80:15:5

2.4

100:0:0

95:0:5

5.0

95:3:2

75:20:5

3.0

INDIGO INDIGO

E

45:45:5

2.5

2000 2000

100:0:0

20.0

80:15:5

1.9

E 80:10:10

6.1

2000 2000

INDIGO

3000 3000 3050 3050 2000

INDIGO 5000 5000 3000

E

3050

SASKATCHEWAN

5000

25

Mister Print (PrintWest), Saskatoon, 1979 25

PrintWest Communications, Regina, 1992

Impact Printers, Regina, 1986

150

Ultra Print Services, North Battleford, 1990 22 Western Litho Printers, Regina, 1964

32

3050 5000

3000 3000 3050 3050

INDIGO 5000 5000 2000

MANITOBA City Press, Winnipeg, 1932

E

3000

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

2000

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

30

Houghton-Boston, Saskatoon, 1946

p

70:30:0

19.5

INDIGO INDIGO

0.9

85:12:3

3050

E

99:1:0

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

4

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Kallen Printing, Calgary, 1986

15

3000

E

70:30:0

65:30:5

3050

35

Friesens, Altona, 1907

520

Leech Printing, Brandon, 1927

50

Premier Printing, Winnipeg, 1962

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Esdale Printing, Winnipeg, 1935

85

Rinella Printers (bw Imaging), Winnipeg, 1919 23

INDIGO INDIGO

2000 2000 3000 3000 INDIGO

ONTARIO

2000 5000 5000

3000

E

5000

5000

E

INDIGO

3000

E E E

6

Advance Printing, Paris, 1976

25

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

45

90

INDIGO

17

2000

5

3000

60

Altona Graphics, Markham, 1982 Annan & Sons, Toronto, 1978

S

80:15:5

90:10:0

70:25:5

100:0:0

20:80:0

60:35:5

9001

96:3:1

e

85:10:5

12.5

E 35:65:0 E E 70:30:0 E 100:0:0 E E 75:25:0 E 100:0:0

18.0

5000

3050

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Allan Graphics, Kingston, 1976

90:10:0

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

AIIM Group, Aurora, 1990

3050

Adorn Graphics, Toronto, 2004

Advertek, Vaughan, 1996

E 80:10:10

2000

3050

6

2000

3000

A+V Digital & Offset, Markham, 2009

INDIGO

3050

3050 3050

Sterling Press & Packaging, Selkirk, 1989 25

5000

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

7

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

CP Printing, Winnipeg, 1964

9002

5000

Annex Publishing & Printing, Simcoe

100

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Company, City, Year Founded

No. of Offset:Toner: Plate CTP Front- MIS Revenue Offset (up to 4 presses) Toner Inkjet Inkjet Ratio Employees end (Millions)

Certification (up to 3)

ONTARIO continued

55

E

80:20:0

2.0

90:10:0

70:30:0

3.0

50

100:0:0

8.0

8

INDIGO

50:30:20

Bell Wyck Packaging, Owen Sound, 1916 70

2000

100:0:0

Beresford Box, Waterloo, 1964

100:0:0

95:0:5

Z

310

BOSS Logo, Markham, 1995

35

100:0:0

C.J. Graphics, Toronto, 1981

140

70:30:0

25.0

1.1

Battlefield Graphics, Burlington, 1964 Beatty Printing, North Bay, 1959

15

130

Captain Printworks, Toronto, 1986 CCT Printing, Scarborough, 1988

V

INDIGO 2000 3000

5000

E

3050

22

16

13

Cober Evolving Solutions, Barrie, 1986 55

5000

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Capital Colour Graphics, London, 1994

30

3000 3050

Canpak Trade Print, Richmond Hill, 1997 12 CanWeb Printing, Grimsby, 1991

E E

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Boehmer Box, Kitchener, 1874

Aulward Graphics, Hamilton, 1967

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Apex Graphics/Trade Web, Mississauga, 1983

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

20

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

APD Printing, Brantford, 2001

80:20:0

E 70:20:10 E 75:25:0

80:20:0

90:2:8

70:30:0

E E

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Company, City, Year Founded

No. of Offset:Toner: Plate CTP Front- MIS Revenue Offset (up to 4 presses) Toner Inkjet Inkjet Ratio Employees end (Millions)

Certification (up to 3)

ONTARIO continued

Commercial Print-Craft, Woodstock, 1938 30

INDIGO INDIGO INDIGO 2000 2000 2000

3000 3000 3000

50:40:10

E 60:35:5 E E 100:0:0 E 80:20:0 E 70:30:0

INDIGO INDIGO 2000 2000 3000 3000

10.0

15

45

Custom Printers (IDP Group), Renfrew, 1972 27

85:15:0

Delta Printing, Ottawa

54

90:10:0

50.0

Eclipse Imaging, Burlington, 1954

80

60:0:40

17.0

Ellis Group, Pickering, 1983

220

Creative Path, Richmond Hill, 1995 Curtis-JK Printing, Windsor, 1913

5000 5000 5000

60

Glenparr Trade Litho, Scarborough, 1991 23

Goldrich Printpak, Toronto, 1954

General Printers, Oshawa, 1945

5000 5000

INDIGO INDIGO 2000 2000 3000 3000

38

Flash Reproductions, Etobicoke, 1969

3050 3050

65

Graphic Dimensions, Mississauga, 1990 16

5000 5000

INDIGO

100:0:0

50.0

100:0:0

E E 89:10:1 E 80:20:0 E 95:0:5 E E 75:20:5 E E 70:15:15 E 80:20:0 E 60:40:0 E 90:10:0

3050 3050

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

EverReddy Packaging, Scarborough, 1953 70

3050 3050 3050

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

40

Continental Press, Concord, 1974

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Commercial Press & Design, Peterborough, 1932 9

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Cober Evolving Solutions, Kitchener, 1916 120

7.0

CGS

2000

3000

Hub Creative Group, Chatham 1995 Huron Web, Wyoming, 1992 Imageworks Print, Richmond Hill, 1994

21

16

9

85

V V V V

10

Impressions Printing, St. Thomas, 1969 27

INDIGO 2000

3050 5000

5000

3.0 2.0

30:40:30

1.0

90:10:0

70:30:0

70:25:5

80:20:0

2.0

3000

3050

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Highland Printcraft, Cambridge, 1948

14

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Henderson Printing, Brockville, 1976

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

H&E Copy, Toronto, 1992

E

INDIGO INDIGO 2000 2000 3000 3000

In-House Print & Graphics, Toronto, 1992 35

5000 5000

60:40:0

Intak Printing, Scarborough

8

INDIGO

100:0:0

86

99:1:0

22.0

50:50:0

Ironstone Media, Pickering, 1961

KT Web Printing & Bindery, Toronto, 1999 25

11

E

2000 3000

James Printing & Signs, Bowmanville, 1854 12

Lakehead Printing, Thunder Bay, 1971

3050 3050

INDIGO 2000

3000

Laser Reproductions, Toronto, 1986

12

Lightning Graphics, Scarborough, 1991

20

3050 5000

3050

E 100:0:0 E 65:30:5 E E 70:25:5

INDIGO 5000 2000

POLKA DOTS

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Imprimerie Plantagenet, Plantagenet, 1978 12

2.0

3000

3050

5000

70:10:20

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Company, City, Year Founded

No. of Offset:Toner: Plate CTP Front- MIS Revenue Offset (up to 4 presses) Toner Inkjet Inkjet Ratio Employees end (Millions)

Certification (up to 3)

ONTARIO continued

E

100:0:0

E 75:20:5 E 85:13:2

100:0:0

12.1

90:0:10

40:20:40

31.0

100:0:0

60.0

90:10:0

e

68:27:5

85:15:0

100:0:0

70:30:0

1.5

Lowe-Martin Group, Mississauga

100

Lowe-Martin Group, Ottawa, 1908

475

Maracle Press, Oshawa, 1920

51

95:5:0

8

11

E E 90:10:0 E 50:48:2

Marquardt Printing, Ottawa, 1948 MasterPrint, Whitby, 1974 McLaren Press, Gravenhurst, 1984 Media Vision, Toronto, 1995

INDIGO 2000 3000

55

INDIGO

2000

INDIGO INDIGO

3050

45

Mi5 Print & Digital, Markham, 1969 130

5000

3000

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

6

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Lithorock Printing, Scarborough, 1998

cz

8.5 2.2

3050

MM&T (Cenveo), Mississauga, 1956

200

MPI Print, Concord, 2000

100

Norampac, Mississauga, 1997

114

5

Nova Printing, Mississauga, 1993 P-Tech Print, Concord, 2004

12

5000 3000 3000 3050 3050

30

Moveable, Toronto, 1983

2000 2000

INDIGO 2000 3000 3050

5000 5000

E

INDIGO 2000 3000

E

3050

5000

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Motion Creative Printing, Carleton Place 25

E 75:20:5

5000

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Company, City, Year Founded

No. of Offset:Toner: Plate CTP Front- MIS Revenue Offset (up to 4 presses) Toner Inkjet Inkjet Ratio Employees end (Millions)

Certification (up to 3)

ONTARIO continued

60:30:10

E 75:15:10

Patient News Publishing, Haliburton, 1993 70

Peninsula Press, St. Catharines, 1894

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

12

10

6

Parker Pad & Printing, Toronto, 1946

Pinnacle Litho, Stoney Creek, 1996 PointOne Graphics, Etobicoke, 1990 Premier Impressions, Grimsby, 1996 Print Preview, Toronto, 1999

60

150 22

INDIGO INDIGO 2000 2000 3000 3000 INDIGO

2000 5000 5000 3000 INDIGO

3050

Pristine Printing, Toronto, 1980

55

Pronto Reproductions, Mississauga, 1984 15

100

Rose Printing, Orillia, 1992

20

100

2000 3000

2000 3000 INDIGO

Shorewood Packaging, Scarborough, 1982

5000

15"

29"

100:0:0 75:25:0 60:30:10

1.7 2.3

40"

28"

1.5

2000 INDIGO 5000

E E 33:33:33 E E 60:30:10 E E 50:50:0

3000 2000

P

100:0:0

Micro Print

70:30:0

40:30:30

22.0

60.0

3050 3000 5000 3050 5000

3050

Shield Media Group, Belleville, 1995 330

INDIGO

E

W

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Ricter Web Printing, Brantford, 1975

5000

E 70:20:5

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

RP Graphics, Mississauga, 1958

3000

3000

3050

3050

42

Rayment & Collins, Markham, 1989

2000 5000

60:30:10

INDIGO 5000

16.0

75:25:0

2000

3050

3050 3050

INDIGO

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

10

Parfield Printing, Markham, 1977

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Company, City, Year Founded

No. of Offset:Toner: Plate CTP Front- MIS Revenue Offset (up to 4 presses) Toner Inkjet Inkjet Ratio Employees end (Millions)

Certification (up to 3)

ONTARIO continued Simpson Screen Print, Bloomingdale, 1967 60

SNR Printing, Mississauga, 2004

St. Joseph Documents, Ottawa, 1997

7

238

Sun Printing, Toronto, 1976

Swan Printing & Lithograph, Toronto, 1985 10 The Arthur Press, Downsview, 1978

40

The Incredible Printing Co., Toronto, 1975 29

2000 3000

INDIGO 5000 2000 3000 INDIGO

100:0:0

5.5

E E 70:20:10 E 90:10:0

2000 5000 3000

INDIGO 2000 3000

E 80:15:5 E E 97:3:0 E 98:2:0

INDIGO 5000 2000 3000 3050

5000

Tower Litho, Scarborough, 1971 Trade Secret Printing, Etobicoke, 2000 Tri-Tech Canada, Pickering, 1973

5000

3000

3050

7

18

1,000

100:0:0

35

85:15:0

130

9

INDIGO 2000 3000

INDIGO 2000 3000

AFF

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Torstar Printing Group, Toronto, 1981

2000

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Toronto Trade Printers, Markham, 1992

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Topknotch Printing, Mississauga, 2001

8

INDIGO

5000

3050

The Printing Klub, Mississauga, 2011

1.5

60:35:5

3050

3050

E E E 100:0:0

3050

St. Joseph Print Campus, Concord, 1956 500 35

INDIGO

11.0

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

30:5:5

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Smart Lazer Grafix (SLG), Brampton

85:10:5

E

90:0:10

3.8

INDIGO 2000

3000

INDIGO 3050

3050

3050

2000 5000

5000

5000

3000 3050 5000

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Company, City, Year Founded

No. of Offset:Toner: Plate CTP Front- MIS Revenue Offset (up to 4 presses) Toner Inkjet Inkjet Ratio Employees end (Millions)

Certification (up to 3)

ONTARIO continued

Visual Concepts, Mississauga, 2003

12

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

19

20

19

Warren’s Waterless, Toronto, 1972 Waterloo Printing, Waterloo, 1938 Weller Publishing, Etobicoke, 1963

West Star/Star Web Printing, Toronto, 1983 150 Winchester Print, Winchester, 1981

11

V

INDIGO 2000 3000

1.9

100:0:0

4.0

INDIGO

100:0:0

E

85:12:3

88:10:2

5.5

3050

QUEBEC

E 83:14:2 E 80:15:5 E 90:10:0 E E 80:20:0

2000

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

19

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Twin City Dwyer, Kitchener, 1968

3000

5000

3050

Au Point Repotech, Anjou, 1985

35

55

70:30:0

40

40:40:20

5.0

30

INDIGO

100:0:0

2000

E

90:10:0

7.5

80:20:0

90:10:0

1.4

Groupe Laurier, Montreal, 1985 Hebdo Litho, St. Leonard, 1991 Impart Litho, Victoriaville, 1866

45

Impressions De Beauce, Beauceville, 1986 15

Process King

Process King

5000

E

3000

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

27

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Accent Impression, St. Laurent

Aupel Printing, Gatineau, 1985

14001

3050

Imprimerie Contact, Montreal, 1978

14

E

5000

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Company, City, Year Founded

No. of Offset:Toner: Plate CTP Front- MIS Revenue Offset (up to 4 presses) Toner Inkjet Inkjet Ratio Employees end (Millions)

Certification (up to 3)

QUEBEC continued

Imprimerie For, St. Hubert, 1986

Imprimerie L’Empreinte, Montreal, 1986 98

Imprimerie Maska, St. Hyacinthe, 1971

40

37

25

180

Imprimerie Vincent, Gatineau, 1980 J.B. Deschamps, Quebec City, 1926 Kayjon Graphiques, St. Laurent, 1979

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Imprimerie Pub Cité, Delson, 1999

7

60

100

45

Litho Rosemont, Montreal, 1966 Marquis Imprimeur, Montmagny, 1937

10

130

2000 2000 3000 3000 INDIGO 2000 5000 5000

80:20:0

4.5

E E E E 95:5:0

90:10:0

E 50:50:0 E E 90:9:1

2000 2000 3000 3000

28.0

9002

90:10:0

100:0:0

99:0:1

100:0:0

100:0:0

3.0

INDIGO 2000

3000 3050

E E 90:5:5 E E 75:15:15 5000

INDIGO INDIGO 5000

3.0

3050

Nap-Art Imprimeurs, Montreal

140

3000

Norecob Printers, St. Jules, 2006

3050 3050

Martineau Communication, Windsor, 1980 24 32

INDIGO INDIGO

CO2

E E

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

30

5000

100:0:0

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Litho Chic, Quebec City, 1987

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Litho Quebec JGB, Point Claire, 1971

3000

11.0

19.0

2000

98:0:2

85:15:0

3050

Le Groupe Quadriscan, Montreal, 1991 70

Litho Milles Iles, Terrebonne, 1977

INDIGO

E E E E

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Imprimerie F.L. Chicoine, St. Germain, 1986 40

7.5

3050 3050

Offset Beauce, St. Marie, 1978

105

60:35:5

15.7

90

85:10:5

15.0

150

INDIGO

87:13:0

24.6

10

E

80:0:20

1.5

100:0:0

100:0:0

5000 5000

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

100

Advocate Printing, Pictou, 1891

200

80:10:10

EPMS

Allen Print, Dartmouth, 1944

12

70:30:0

30

80:10:10

6.0

12

65:25:10

1.2

9

70:30:0

100:0:0

80:20:0

80:20:0

Paragraph, St. Laurent, 1989 Pazazz Printing, Montreal, 1992 PDI Group, Kirkland, 1922 Productions Alter Ego, Laval, 1989 Produlith, Boucherville, 1981 Stuart Packaging, Montreal, 1983

35

INDIGO 2000 3000

3050 5000

2000 3000 3050

5000

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

25

MARITIMES

Newcastle Printing, Miramichi, 1973

6

3050

The Printer, Halifax, 1987

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Taylor Printing Group, Fredericton, 2005 30 12

2000

5000

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

KenMac Print, Dartmouth, 1966

INDIGO

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

BroMoc Print, Dartmouth, 1966

ENHANCED VERSION ONLY

Bounty Print, Halifax, 1978

INDIGO 2000 3000

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HEXIS HX190WG2 vinyl

HEXIS USA launched a new vinyl substrate, called HX190WG2, for solvent, eco-solvent and latex-driven large format inkjet printers. HX190WG2 is a 2-mm layered cast vinyl film, which helps to ensure ink will not affect the adhesive and handling properties of the film. HEXIS states this layered structure, therefore, allows the media to be used on a range of competing inkjet systems. The company also states the cast vinyl film is suitable for complex curved substrates, such as those used in vehicle and riveted applications, with an ability to adhere on materials like steel, aluminum, PVC and melamine. HX190WG2 also uses the company’s HEX’Press technology, using air egress channels in its adhesive coating, designed to allow for easier wrapping and repositioning of the vinyl. A cast cold laminate, called PC190G2, is available with matching HX190WG2 properties. HEXIS states, when used together, a HX190WG2 and PC190G2 compound handles and behaves like a HX20000 series cast vinyl.

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Agfa Jeti Titan S/HS

Agfa Graphics introduced its Jeti Titan S and Jeti Titan HS flatbed inkjet machines for the first time at France’s C!Print exhibition in February 2014. Building on the existing Jeti Titan series of UV-curable wide-format printers, the new machines incorporate the latest generation of Ricoh Gen 5 print-heads with 1,280 nozzles. The Jeti Titan S is equipped with one row of print-heads, but it is field upgradeable to two rows. The Jeti Titan HS (high-speed) is equipped with the two rows from the outset. The ink system on both the Jeti Titan HS and Jeti Titan S is set at six colours plus white (CMYKLcLmWW). White printing is supported by different modes, including: overprint, under-print, spot, under-spot, fill and over-spot for rigids and pre-white for roll media. The Jeti Titan S and HS produce a 7-picoliter-droplet size and both use a 2 x 3-metre flatbed design, which features a moving table. The Jeti Titan S and HS are driven by Asanti workflow software and Anuvia UV-curable inks.

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Argos Solutions CN2C170

In March, Argos Solutions, a Belgian manufacturer of UV coating equipment, introduced its new Digital Dynamic UV varnish system running with a Konica Minolta HC70 printing system and Direct Smile software. The Digital Dynamic UV system includes a variable data front-end and a UV coated folded-carton application. Argos explains its UV coating machines are designed for a cold-cure process to avoid subjected the printed medium to high temperatures. The company also provides a sheet-turning unit for duplex coating production.

Argos L380 UV coater.

HP Officejet Pro 8600

HP in March 2014 introduced its 8600 series of Officejet Pro inkjet printers (ranging in price form $199 to $399) aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses. HP states the new Officejet Pro 8630, 8620 and 8610 models produce a cost per colour page that is up to 50 percent lower when compared to laser printers. The HP Officejet Pro 8600 is compatible with HP services like Instant Ink, Web Jetadmin and Flow CM Professional. The printers also meet Mopria protocol standards for delivering wireless printing from mobile devices.

MultiCam 3000 Series

MultiCam in March 2014 introduced what the company describes as its fourth-generation CNC knife option for use on a range of cutting platforms. First introduced in 2005, the company’s CNC knife was originally designed to cut fiberglass insulation material using a pizza wheel mounted on an HVAC plasma system gantry. Subsequent versions included an oscillating function for cutting rigid foam and rubber insulation. Today, MultiCam’s knife cutting technology is applied in commercial printing, packaging, automotive, aerospace, textiles, gaskets and many other industries. A significant percentage of all machines shipped by MultiCam have an optional knife assembly in addition to the primary cutting head. The company’s 2014 CNC knife has fully programmable, 360-degree servo rotational capabilities. It is mounted on a THK bearing assembly and the compact design is available in either a single- or dual-knife configuration. Optional cutting heads include oscillating, drag, kiss-cut, pizza wheel, creasing and bevel.

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7 Ways RS Superior Saves You Time and Money Heidelberg XL 75 Anicolor

Heidelberg in March announced the North American availability of its 29-inch format XL 75 Anicolor offset press, which went into production in Germany earlier this year. Heidelberg describes the XL 75 Anicolor as holding a run-length crossover of 250 sheets, largely based on the short, zone-less Anicolor inking unit with dampening system, which also helps the press reach sellable quality in as few as 10 sheets. Anicolor inking relies on an engraved screen roller located between the ink chamber blade and the ink form roller. The XL 75 Anicolor is available in four- to 10-colour straight and perfecting configurations, with full format flexibility up to 23 x 29 inches, stock flexibility up to 32 pt., as well as with inline and double coating. The press can be used with CMYK process, extended gamut printing, as well as with PMS spot colours.

Sappi Opus DX

Epson F2000 Series

Epson in March commercially released its new SureColor F2000 Series direct-togarment inkjet printers, which includes the F2000 White Edition and the F2000 Color Edition. Using Epson UltraChrome DG ink technology, a new garment ink formulation developed specifically for the Epson PrecisionCore TFP print-head, the F2000 Series prints directly onto garments ranging from 100 percent cotton to 50/50 cotton/synthetic fibre blends. The SureColor F2000 Series printers have an MSRP of $19,995.

Kornit Digital Avalanche Hexa

Sappi Fine Paper North America in March launched Opus DX as a “#2 digital cut sheet” for use on both dry and liquid toner presses, including the HP Indigo, Kodak NexPress and Xerox iGen3 and iGen4, as well as Canon, Ricoh and Konica Minolta bizhub machines. The new Opus DX coated paper joins Sappi’s existing McCoy, Flo and Opus product line for toner presses. In terms of its environmental standing, Opus DX is FSCand SFI-certified and Lacey Act compliant. It contains 10 percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fibre (PCRF).

Kornit Digital in March 2014 commercially launched its Avalanche Hexa direct-to-garment printer, emphasizing its additional red and green channels to CMYK, and the ability to print white ink. The 6-colour Avalanche Hexa, using Kornit’s NeoPigment process, therefore, holds the capability to reproduce spot and brand colours on a range of fabrics. It uses Kornit’s NeoPigment process and incorporates 20 Dimatix Spectra Polaris print-heads, with 256 nozzles each, and a printable area of 60 x 90 cm (23.5 x 35 inches). Avalanche Hexa includes an integrated humidity system, battery backup and automated maintenance.

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Aleyant Systems of Illinois in March 2014 announced the integration of its Pressero Webto-print storefront software with HP’s SmartStream workflow, creating JDF-enabled data such as quantity, required stock, customer information, and other job characteristics. Pressero is a cloud-based storefront for both B2B and B2C applications, which includes eDocBuilder for variable data publishing. It features support for imposition, scripting, PDF workflows, template creation, InDesign plug-ins, and Excel merge.

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Ultimate Impostrip OnDemand Ultimate Technographics of Montreal released Impostrip OnDemand v.8.1 for Windows with over 25 new features, including Output Document Management for grouping multiple PDF files from XML or PDF input as one single PDF output. The new version also includes more AutoFlow ganging options and new custom values for text marks and barcode synchronization.

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Mutoh ValueJet 1638X/WX

Mutoh America in February introduced its new ValueJet 1638X (inkjet) and 1638WX (dye-sublimation) largeformat systems with an MSRP of $27,995. The 64-inch ValueJet 1638X eco-solvent printer features staggered dual print-heads, a 1,440-dpi maximum resolution, and a top speed of 1,012 square feet per hour, which makes it Mutoh’s fastest ValueJet model. It includes Intelligent Interweave to help eliminate banding, ValueJet Status Monitor, ColorVerify and FlexiPrint SAi RIP software. Options for the printer include a heavy-duty take-up system and a SpectroVue VM-10 spectrophotometer. The dye-sublimation 1638WX can also hit a top speed of 1,012 square feet per hour and a maximum resolution of 1,440 dpi.

Air Motion Systems XP7 Series

Air Motion Systems launched its XP7 Series of LED-UV curing systems, during PRINT UV 2014 (March 2 to 4 in Las Vegas), within its PEAK LED-UV product family. XP7 Series, according to Air Motion Systems (AMS), represents a 30 percent output improvement compared to its XP5 Series system first introduced at drupa 2012. XP7 Series is designed to cure heavy coverage of inks and coatings at high flexo and offset press speeds, even when using difficult substrates like poly films, metal-laminated stocks and specialty-treated papers. XP7 utilizes AMS’ patented PEAK LED-UV optical technology to cure within a working distance range of up to four inches (100 mm) away from the substrate. The XP7 system has been tested with early adopters since mid-2013.

The preflight panel of pdfToolbox.

callas pdfToolbox v7.2 callas software in March released what it describes as a major update for pdfToolbox 7, which itself was first released in October 2013. The 7.2 version update includes the ability to create HTML-based customizable reports for both pdfToolbox Desktop and pdfToolbox Server. The new reporting starts from a template consisting of an HTML file, CSS and JavaScript and can be adjusted using

common HTML tools. That template is converted to a printable PDF file by callas pdfToolbox whenever a PDF document is preflighted. pdfToolbox 7.2 also includes improvements to Process Plans, the preflight profile variant introduced in pdfToolbox 6, which allows multiple conditional steps to be executed on PDF files. The software has also been optimized for Mac OS X 10.9. APRIL 2014 • PRINTACTION • 35

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Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1070 Konica Minolta Business Solutions in February launched an enhanced line of toner presses, including the bizhub PRESS C1070/C1070P/C1060/C1060L models. The new bizhub PRESS machines feature what Konica describes as its fourth generation of Simitri HDE toner, as well as Screen-Enhancing Active Digital (SEAD IV) processing. The bizhub PRESS C1070 runs at 70 pages per minute in both colour and blackand-white, with a monthly volume rated at 330,000 pages. The bizhub

PRESS C1060 runs at 60 pages per minute in both colour and black-andwhite, with a monthly production volume rated at 280,000 pages and a 7,500-sheet maximum paper capacity. The series includes a new paper handling system with air-assisted paper feeder options (PF-602, LU-202) that features two variable-speed blowers on front and back of their trays to reduce paper jams, as well as an optional air-suction paper-feed unit (PF-707) that is traditionally found on higher-output devices.

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Durst in early March released a new low-odour UV ink set for its Tau 330 inkjet printer, which is primarily aimed at the label and package printing within the food and pharmaceutical segments. The new low-odour inks join existing low-migration inks from SUNJET that are able to run on the Tau 330. The Durst Tau 330 UV is a 13-inch-wide, 7-colour system that is rated to run at speeds of up to 157 feet per minute.

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X-Rite in mid-March introduced its new ColorTRUE app for photographers, designers, and prepress professionals to calibrate and profile their tablet and mobile devices for colour matching. ColorTRUE includes a Create Profile tool and an Image Gallery viewer and is currently available as a free download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. ColorTRUE creates a custom display profile for iOS and Android mobile devices using a supported X-Rite measurement device. The user places the connected device on the tablet or phone when prompted and the measurement process begins automatically. The profile is applied to all images displayed through the ColorTRUE Image Gallery, providing the user with an accurate colour match to a desktop reference monitor, or other colour managed monitors. ColorTRUE is designed to adjust to any ambient viewing conditions, while also providing a preview or soft-proof images using different printer profiles and rendering intents. ColorTRUE allows users to choose between D65, D50 and Native white point. For ICC profiles, embedded image profiles are used or the user can manually select correct working colour spaces for their images (sRGB, Adobe RGB, ProPhoto RGB). 36 • PRINTACTION • APRIL 2014 Allcard_PA_April.indd 1 PrintActionApril2014.indd 36

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Xitron and Anderson & Vreeland Xitron, a developer of RIP and workflow products, signed a reseller agreement with Anderson & Vreeland, which specializes in the distribution of flexographic printing equipment and supplies. Xitron, which develops software based on the Global Graphics Harlequin RIP, states it is in the process of releasing software products designed for label, narrow web, and packaging applications. Xitron states it has sold over 25,000 Navigator RIP and workflow systems around the world.

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using processor-crunching tools such as Liquify and Puppet Warp on very large images. The workflow enhancements, while subtle, can be timesavers. For example I routinely use a few clicks to convert PSD file backgrounds into a Layers. Photoshop CC now enables this action with one click. Also, colours used recently can be selected in the Swatches panel and users can set the background colour when creating a new file. While none of these enhancements are particularly exciting on their own, they do improve the user-experience and increase productivity.

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Largest Goss installation in the world for Daily Telegraph

The 1.3 million circulation Daily Telegraph of London signed a contract worth approximately $55 million, with supplier Rockwell International, for eight specially designed Goss Headliner offset presses. This is the largest order ever placed for Headliner presses, which are to be installed in the Daily Telegraph’s new 300,000-square-foot facility, currently under construction on the Isle of Dogs in East London. The eight presses, still to be built by Rockwell, will be placed within four press lines and total 48 monotone units with eight 144-page Goss Imperial folders. The order also includes 48 automatic Goss Reel-TensionPasters and an advanced press control system. This will also mark the first double-width web offset press installation at a London-based national newspaper. The first two press lines are to be commissioned in the autumn of 1986, with the full installation expected to be complete by spring 1987. In addition to microprocessors to control tension and inking, the units will be equipped with individual inching motors to provide automated positioning for plating and resynchronization with the main drive.

Word processing saves client up to 40%

Kerr Graphics of Toronto begins to realize significant production savings after installing its first Micom wordprocessing system four years ago. Today, the system allows its Calgary-based client Esso Resources to transmit material from its own similar word processing system to Kerr’s location. “We knew that word processing transmission would substantially reduce production costs for clients,” said Garth McLean, Vice President of Kerr Graphics, which has been supplying design and typesetting for more than 14 years. “To stay in business, we had to be able to integrate with clients on this high-technology level.” Kerr Graphics’ Micom 2001 system, which interfaces with seven typesetting systems, allows for processing information over a direct phone line, as well as processing the information off of a client’s disc. “And it doesn’t matter to us if the copy is in English or French,” continued McLean. “Having data captured in a disc means you don’t have to charge a premium for French input, since it is already done by the client.” Laura McArthur (left to right) operates the Micom 2001, while Garth McLean of Kerr Graphics discusses word-processing transmission with communications consultant Rose Marie Earle.

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Ray Jarry, Marketing Manager for presses at Sears, demonstrates the flagship Miller TP104.

Orders for eight Miller presses, comprising 30 units, were obtained by Sears, a division of Reichhold Ltd., during a 4-day open house in Toronto, which was attended by close to 700 industry members. “As a result of these sales, Sears has re-established itself as a major force in the Canadian graphic arts industry,” said Brian Percival, President of Sears, which has been promoting the new Solna press line

since the start of 1984. The feature attraction of the Sears open house was a 28 x 41-inch, 6-colour Miller TP104 press with roll-to-sheet feeder and Unimatic C3 electronic make-ready system. Sears also displayed a 4-colour Solna 464, Muller Martini 301 saddle-stitcher, Itek Digitek and Quadritek typesetters, Itek 560 daylightoperating camera and an Itek 975PFA perfecting duplicator.

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