A community of pioneering humanitarians say they have printed the world’s first 3D-printed book.
Canada Post today issued a stamp honouring Albert Jackson, thought to be the first Black letter carrier in Canada. Jackson earned his appointment to the civil service in 1882, but faced racism from his colleagues, media and members of the public as he pursued what ultimately turned out to be a successful 36-year career with the postal service, Canada Post explains.
An immersive installation promoting the superhero blockbuster Aquaman at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, Ont., was turned around in less than a week, led by Global Printing Enterprises using specialist graphics media from Drytac.
This year’s greeting card from Iggesund Paperboard is designed by Taiwanese designer Kevin Chen, who specializes in embossing and foil stamping. The card highlights the Scandinavian forests, symbolized by the moose, along with a globe representing the worldwide availability of Iggesund Paperboard’s flagship product Invercote.
Mountain Dew, a PepsiCo International brand, has launched a special edition beverage can featuring fluorescent inks in the Middle East. Designed to attract consumer attention and boost summer sales, the ultra-bright green colour aims to accentuate the Mountain Dew logo and reinforces the brand’s image.
Vinehall Displays got into the holiday spirit with a festive advertising project for Coca-Cola, transforming a retail kiosk in Belfast into a merry wonderland, complete with a full wrap and a 2-metre-high bow with halo-lit 3D letters. The displays were printed on Roland DG Soljet Pro 3 and Pro 4 high-production wide-format printers.
A shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., has been transformed into a tennis court using specialist floor graphics media from Drytac.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., commonly known as Sears, was once the world’s largest retailer. Often credited for driving consumer culture over its 130-plus-year history, the company began as the R.W. Sears Watch Company in 1886 and published its first mail-order catalogue in 1888 to advertise watches and jewelry. Over the years, the catalogue expanded to showcase the breath of its merchandise, such as sewing machines, musical instruments, bicycles, sporting goods, firearms, baby carriages, and men’s and children’s clothing.
Ten vehicle graphics installer teams from around the world were named Regional Wrap Kings in Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions’ Wrap Like a King Challenge featuring Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film, the Conform Chrome and ColorFlow Series and MPI 1105 Supercast Digital film. Taking the title for North America – Canada is The Warrior, installed by Ben Bieber, Dan Desroches, Charles Brossard and David Boily of Team Canadian Wrap Masters of Georgetown, Ont.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Maclean’s printed 66,349 commemorative issues — each featuring the name of a Canadian who sacrificed their life in the conflict.
Advertising company Pattison Outdoor Advertising is expanding its growing product portfolio in Saskatchewan with the addition of Saskatoon Transit. The five-year contract, effective November 1, will offer interior and exterior advertising space on 145 transit vehicles in Saskatoon, providing advertisers with many opportunities to reach commuters.
48North Cannabis Corp., a Canadian women-led cannabis company, describes itself as the country’s only licensed cannabis producer focused on the female health and wellness market. Determined to reimagine the landscape of cannabis for women, it recently worked with Toronto-based Blok Design to create a brand identity that would reflect its distinct philosophy and visionary approach.
The beauty of Canadian nature takes centre stage in a newly released Canada Post’s stamp issue. Weather Wonders Part 2 is a five-stamp issue that showcases some of Canada’s most awe-inspiring weather phenomena in photographs taken from across the country.
With an abundance of new print-finishing technologies flooding the market, printers may wonder how to separate the glitzy effects from bona fide business opportunities. To aid in this dilemma, PrintAction turned to an assortment of business leaders for their thoughts on how to leverage new finishing technologies.
Canada Post each day this week is unveiling new stamps to pay tribute to the country's emergency responders and search and rescue experts, highlighting “their willingness to spring into action with skill, determination and courage whenever called upon.”
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