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World Wildlife Fund Canada's Living Planet @ Work program recognized three corporate champions for their efforts to spearhead innovative employee engagement and sustainability initiatives in the workplace. Rebecca Stewart of The Printing House Ltd. received the Sustainability Trailblazer Award for, explains WWF, “Demonstrating exceptional initiative and creativity to inspire colleagues to take action for nature.”

Stewart was recognized for organizing a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup event, leading The Printing House's Smart Office Challenge, and inspiring 10 of her colleagues to join her for WWF-Canada's CN Tower Climb for Nature. Stewart currently serves as a Business Development Associate with The Printing House, where she began to work in mid-2015, during her pursuit of a degree from Ryerson’s Graphic Communications Management program.

“WWF-Canada is pleased to recognize the exceptional efforts of these conservation champions, who are on the frontlines helping to bring sustainability to life in their workplaces for the good of business and the planet,” said David Miller, President and CEO of WWF-Canada.

The awards were announced at WWF-Canada's recent 2016 annual public meeting. Across the country, more than 1,400 Living Planet @ Work (LP@W) champions found ways to engage their colleagues to take environmental action and raise funds for conservation work. These WWF-Canada awards acknowledge the accomplishments of its top champions, including Stewart, who went above and beyond to make sustainability a priority.

WWF-Canada’s other top champions included OLG for its Excellence in Environmental Employee Engagement program. OLG received the award for implementation of its Green Leadership Certificate program. Through online modules focused on sustainability in the workplace, the initiative empowers employees to make an bigger eco-impact and engage colleagues in environmental actions, positioning sustainability as a core aspect of leadership.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise was the third winner for its Distinction in Workplace Giving for Nature program. Hewlett Packard Enterprise rallied employees to raise an $30,000 for WWF-Canada's conservation programs by participating in all three Spring Things initiatives this year (CN Tower Climb for Nature, Polar Dip and Canoe Challenge).
Agfa Specialty Products and LCsys Systèmes Industriels have launched ABSOLUT-ID, a joint solution for the production of high security ID cards, resulting from a development and sales partnership between the companies.

In its role, Agfa supplies the technology and consumables for the printing of personalization data and LCsys provides process engineering and equipment manufacturing. The two partners will unveil ABSOLUT-ID to the global ID card industry on a joint exhibition booth at Trustech 2016, running from November 29 to December 1 in Cannes, France.

Agfa’s print technology allows positioning the personalization image and data on ABSOLUT-ID cards underneath the traditional guilloche printing instead of on top of the product. The company explains this facilitates the visual detection of tampering and increases the reliability thereof, because the smallest flaw or interruption of a single guilloche line will instantly reveal fraud.

Additionally, since the personalization data of each individual card are generated in a half tone resolution without pixels or screen dots, Agfa explains ABSOLUT-ID cards are considered virtually impossible to counterfeit or even to manipulate.

The production of ABSOLUT-ID cards, using consumables on roll, is a web-based process that integrates all the customary stages of card production: printing of the personalization image and data, lamination, die cutting and chipping. This continuous process offers tremendous time and cost efficiency, explains Agfa, as well as security benefits compared to the conventional approach of sequential and often geographically distributed steps.

Agfa explains that because the process starts with the personalization stage, the ABSOLUT-ID concept eliminates the cost of laborious card preparations before a single card can be issued. It also avoids the storage of semi-finished cards that have high value only in terms of immobilized cash and represent a high risk of security breach in case of theft; a risk that can only be countered by increasing the cost even more with security infrastructure investments or surveillance.

“In today's globalized world, more than ever, reliable ID security is of great importance to society and to all of us individually," said Marc Van Damme, VP Marketing and Sales, Agfa Specialty Products. “Agfa is pleased to contribute to more reliable and affordable security with state-of-the-art technology that builds on our long-standing expertise in imaging and shows at its best when quality is at stake to make a real difference.”
Paragraph Inc., a company specializing in print and digital communications, has acquired Kayjon, a commercial printing facility located in the same region of Saint-Laurent, Quebec.

Kayjon's facilities will be moved to the Paragraph facility located in a borough of Saint-Laurent. With the joining of Paragraph and Kayjon, more than 175 employees will be brought together and the company has combined sales targets of $26 million.

For more than 25 years, Paragraph has been developing customized, innovative solutions for printing, document management and integrated digital media for its customers. His knowledge and expertise in these fields have made Paragraph one of the most recognized companies in the industry. Today, it relies on its know-how and vision to position itself as a leader in this industry that is undergoing a profound transition.

On news of the acquisition, Martin Lépine, President of Paragraph, said: “Through acquisitions and R&D, we are able to redefine the possibilities of the world of graphic communications and marketing services… The status quo is no longer an option in our industry and we are embarking on this new turn by combining the ultimate in printing technology with the power of new media to better ensure our growth. This will enable our customers to optimize the efficiency and performance of their communications, whether printed or digital.”

Founded in 1979, Kayjon is one of the best know commercial printers in Quebec, focused on providing high-quality, sheetfed printing, as well as a range of related services like prepress, digital printing, cutting and finishing. “It was clear that our two companies, resolutely focused on quality and customer service, are joining forces to offer a diverse range of products,” said Derek James, President of Kayjon. “With the expertise of our employees who complement each other admirably, we will continue to build strong, long-term business relationships, as we have been doing since our early days.”

James continues to explain that the combined company will now be able to offer a turnkey service to customers, including: graphic design services, integrated marketing and communications services, premium printing (conventional, digital and large format), POS advertising, distribution and advertising.

“We are truly enthusiastic to be able to honour the continuity of what is the DNA of this beautiful organization that is Kayjon,” said Lépine. “Together, I am confident that we will have the ability to offer our clients a range of services that combine a high level of know-how with the strength of new media. This alliance marks the beginning of a new era in our field, and our customers will be the first to benefit from it.”
Frank Romano will provide a keynote address at the upcoming holiday luncheon for the Digital Imaging Association, taking place at The Boulevard Club on Wednesday, December 7. His keynote address is entitled Digital Printing: From Good Enough to Nanography.

Romano plans to take the crowd from the beginnings of digital printing to today’s landscape of toner, inkjet and nanographic printing technologies. He will trace the evolution to B2 and B1 sheetfed printers, as well as wide format and flatbed systems.

With a career spanning more than 40 years in the printing and publishing industries, Romano is regarded as the editor of the International Paper Pocket Pal and from the hundreds of articles he has written for publications from North America and Europe to the Middle East to Asia and Australia.

Romano is the author of more than 44 books, including the 10,000-term Encyclopedia of Graphic Communications (with Richard Romano). His earlier books on QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, and PDF workflow were among the first in their fields. His latest book is an 800-page textbook for Moscow State University.

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Electronics For Imaging announced the addition of a fireside chat keynote session with Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO of Sussex, Wis.-based Quad/Graphics at EFI Connect 2017. The company previously announced that EFI Connect’s opening day fireside chat will be with Xerox Technology Group President Jeff Jacobson.

EFI’s users group conference is taking place from January 17 to 20, 2017, at Wynn Las Vegas and will feature more than 200 educational sessions on business management, sales, marketing and production technology for users of EFI products. The users' group conference also will have a solutions centre featuring new EFI technologies and exhibits from EFI partners, including: Canon; KDX America; Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.; The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation; Progress Software Corp.; Ricoh Americas Corp.; and Zünd.

Quadracci’s January 18 fireside chat keynote session will be moderated by EFI CEO Guy Gecht, who will review Quadracci's outlook on the future of media communications, the rising importance of cross-media technologies, and Quad/Graphics’ targeted growth initiatives in signage and packaging.
 
EFI describes Quadracci as a transformative leader in the global printing industry, taking Quad/Graphics into new markets and territories in the 10 years he has led the print, digital and marketing services company founded in 1971 by his father, the late Harry V. Quadracci.
 
“Joel's perseverance and vision leading Quad/Graphics have made it one of the most influential and important businesses in terms of expanding the scope and presence of print as a central part of a multimedia world,” said Gecht. “His EFI Connect presentation will be a valuable and unique opportunity for EFI customers to learn more about the many strategic, technological and customer service advantages Quad/Graphics has established to enhance and redefine leadership in the global graphic arts industry.”
 
Connecting print with the spectrum of multimedia communications, Quad/Graphics, which recorded $4.678 billion in annual revenues last year, is North America’s largest long-run printing company and has a long history of innovation in the retail, publishing, insurance, financial and healthcare industries, among others.

Quad/Graphics operates locations throughout North America, Latin America and Europe and has strategic partnerships in Asia and other parts of the world. “Efficiency and effectiveness are central to Quad/Graphics’ strategy in driving cost-effective, relevant, and targeted print and multimedia offerings,” said Quadracci. "EFI, which provides technologies that Quad/Graphics uses across our facilities, is part of that strategy, as is EFI Connect – a conference that Quad/Graphics employees have attended from the beginning to sharpen their essential skills developing leading-edge, integrated production workflows.”
Billy Beane, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Oakland A's and the subject of the movie Moneyball, is to headline the upcoming Dscoop Arizona conference taking place from March 1 to 4, 2017, in Phoenix.

Dscoop is an independent community of HP Graphics Solutions business owners and technical professionals who use HP Indigo, Scitex, High-End Latex and PWP equipment.

In addition to Beane, the conference’s featured speakers also include Doug Lipp, former Head of Employee Training at Disney; John Foley, former Blue Angel Pilot; and emcee and master mentalist, Lior Suchard.

“The speakers this year are a diverse collection of forward thinkers, risk-takers and pioneers in their industry. From the creator of the Moneyball philosophy to a former lead solo Blue Angel pilot, they will challenge the way you think and inspire you to ignite change in your business approach,” said Kathy Wise, Dscoop Phoenix, ImagineConference Chair.

Considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today, Billy Beane implemented a statistical methodology, known as the Moneyball philosophy, that led the Oakland A's to six American League West Division Titles. Dscoop explains his philosophy has been adopted by organizations of all sizes, across all industries and has helped shape the way modern businesses view and leverage big data and employ analytics for long-term success.

Doug Lipp is an eight-time business author and world authority on building esteemed organizational cultures and stronger brand culture. He was at the helm of the employee training team at Disney and helped Disney start its first international theme park as a member of the Tokyo Disneyland opening team. He will share how Disney consistently develops the world's most engaged, loyal and customer-centric employees that deliver on the brand promise.

John Foley is the former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, a Sloan Fellow at Stanford School of Business, a gratitude guru and an expert in the how of High Performance teams. His post-Naval experiences as an entrepreneur and a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business put him in a position to reverse-engineer the culture of excellence and teamwork found in the Blue Angels. He will use examples from his experiences to motivate attendees to reach for their highest potential and sustain excellence under dynamic change.
McAra Unicom of Calgary officially launches a new brand under the name CBN Commercial Solutions. The move allows the printing facility to be better known as an operating division of Ottawa-based Canadian Bank Note Company, using the name and logo.

Canadian Bank Note Company’s presence in Calgary started with the acquisition of McAra Printing in 1981 and was strengthened by the addition of Unicom Graphics in 2015. Prior to its Unicom purchase, CBN had invested more than $10 million in printing technology alone for its 45,000-square-foot McAra operation, including the December 2013 installation of a new Heidelberg XL106 10P+UV sheetfed press.

The 41-inch Heidelberg perfecting press is able to run both conventional and UV inks at up to 15,000 sheets per hour (straight or perfecting). Among a raft of modern features, the press includes automatic plate loading and Heidelberg’s Hycolor inking and dampening system, as well as two inline spectrophotometers to inspect every sheet produced on the press.

CBN Commercial Solutions was one of the largest winners at the 2016 Canadian Printing Awards, held on November 10, winning seven individual printing awards, including four Gold Awards (top in category) and three Bronze Awards. Among its award-winning project, the facility showcased its abilities with high-end offset, variable, ultraviolet, embossing and foiling technologies.

Established in 1897, Canadian Bank Note has 10 locations worldwide with more than 1,400 employees. The company provides integrated hardware, software, print, and systems services to organizations and governments in Canada and throughout the world. CBN focuses its security applications into four primary markets; Payment, Identification, Lottery and Shareholder Services including commercial print.
With the cancelation of Print World, PDS will be showcasing its full line up of creasing, perforating and slitting technologies, as well as wide-format printers, over the next few days in its showroom in Scarborough, Ontario.

The company will open up its showroom on Saturday, November 19, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, and this Monday and Tuesday (November 21 and 22) from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Interested parties are asked to make an This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

During the open house, PDS is provided the same specials it planned to offer at Print World, which includes last-chance pricing on OKI’s 941 and 942 printing systems, as the manufacturer plans to increase the prices of these systems by $5,000 beginning on December 1, 2016.

In addition to the OKI systems, PDS’ showroom will hold Multigraf technology with the Touchline line of creasers including the C375 Creaser, CF375 Creaser/Folder/Perforator, CP375 Creaser Perforator and the CP Duo.

The showroom also includes the Duplo DC445 Creaser/Perforator/Slitter and the DC616 PRO that does Creasing/Slititng/Perforating in one pass, as well as the Duplo 1200 Folder and the CC330 Business Card Slitter.
 
PDS will also display the Xpress 931/941/942 digital copiers that print CMYK plus white, as well as Mutoh wide format inkjet systems and Triumph cutters.

All equipment is available for live demonstrations, in addition to the previously mentioned show promotions.

Last Friday, November 11, organizers of the Print World tradeshow, which has been held every two years in Toronto, informed exhibitors that the event will not be held from November 19 to 21.

Organizers posted a short statement on Printworldshow.com and Printcan.com websites: “It is with regret that We have to inform the exhibitors, visitors, sponsors and all others that the Print World 2016 Trade Show will not be held on November 19 to 21st. Due to many unfortunate circumstances that were not in our control, We have had to made this hard decision… We are deeply sorry for the hardship and inconvenience this has caused.”

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Printers and technology suppliers from across Canada gathered in Toronto on November 10, at the Palais Royale, to celebrate their industry at the 11th Canadian Printing Awards Gala, hosted by PrintAction magazine. A total of 87 awards were presented to leaders of Canadian printing in front of more than 200 attendees.

The following sponsors were critical in the success of the 2016 Canadian Printing Awards, including: Platinum sponsor, Veritiv; Gold sponsors, Canon, HP, Huber Group, KBA, Kodak, Manroland Sheetfed and Sun Chemical; and Silver sponsors Domtar, Fujifilm, Heidelberg and Spicers.

The 2016 awards program will be detailed in the January 2016 issue of PrintAction. Follow this link for more information about the gala held last week and a complete list of award winners. Photos by Paul Hillier, www.paulhillier.com.
More than 200 industry leaders, students and family members on November 9 attended the annual awards night to celebrate the achievement of dozens of students in Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management. The ceremony, which highlighted the program’s close ties to the Canadian printing industry, was held in the Sears Atrium of the George Vari Engineering Building.

Ryerson Graphic Communications Management (GCM) students Jim Poopalapillai and Melissa Williams hosted the evening, which began with an address from the Chair of the school, Ian Baitz, who noted the program’s growth – with around 180 new students enrolled this year – and its important relationship with industry.

In addition to several awards donated by a range companies, GCM students were acknowledged for their achievements through the Canada Printing Industry Scholarship Trust Fund, which provided $59,000 to students across Canada this year – a majority of which are studying at Ryerson. (Photos provided by Ryerson student Andrew Ouzounis.)
More than 200 people gathered last night to celebrate some of the best printing in the country at the 11th Canadian Printing Awards gala, held at the Palais Royale on Toronto’s waterfront. Dozens of awards were presented to printing companies and technology suppliers from across Canada. The winners are notified beforehand that they are finalists, winning a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award, but were not informed of the award level until last night at the gala.

The printing categories winners were determined by a judging panel of 11 industry leaders, who spent a full day analyzing and ranking the entries through a blind scoring system. The judges consider issues like printing process, run length and repeatability across submitted samples. At the end of the day, they collect their favourite projects and together debate which single entry, across all categories, should be awarded Best of Show. Finalists in the year’s Best of Show discussion included work from Friesens, MET Fine Printers and PDI Group (two submissions), with the award going to Montreal’s PDI Group for its production of the Cartise Autumn 2016 catalogue.

As previously announced, PrintAction’s 2016 Industry Achievement winners included: John A. Young Lifetime Achievement Award, Hadi Mahabadi, former Director, Xerox Research Centre of Canada, Mississauga, ON; Printing Leader of the Year, Jamie Barbieri, President, PDI Group Inc., Montreal, QC; Emerging Leader of the Year, Todd Cober, Vice President, Cober, Kitchener, ON; and Community Leader of the Year, Jeff Ekstein, President, Willow Printing Group Ltd., Concord, ON.

The following sponsors were critical in the success of the 2016 Canadian Printing Awards, including: Platinum sponsor, Veritiv; Gold sponsors, Canon, HP, Huber Group, KBA, Kodak, Manroland Sheetfed and Sun Chemical; and Silver sponsors Domtar, Fujifilm, Heidelberg and Spicers.

The 2016 Canadian Printing Award recipients include:

2016 Best of Show
Cartise Autumn 2016
PDI Group

Self Promotion, printing company
Gold: Hemlock Holiday Wrap
Hemlock Printers

Silver: C.J. Heavy Metal
C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Bronze: Greeting Card Box Set
Priority Printing, being accept by Heidelberg’s Don Robinson

Self Promotion, technology supplier
Gold: Supreme Piece Love
Spicers Canada, printed by C.J. Graphics

Silver: The Paper Loop
Rolland Enterprises

Bronze: Innovation in Motion
MGI Digital Technology, printed in-house by MGI technicians

Brochures & Booklets, offset
Gold: Hakai Fishing Club
Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging

Silver: Lexus RX 2017
Colour Innovations

Bronze: Cressey Bellevue
Hemlock Printers

Brochures & Booklets, digital
Gold: Seneca Fashion Resource Centre
Colour Innovations

Silver: Blue Dragon, The East Made Easy
C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Bronze: barometer
C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Books, hardcover offset
Gold: Montreal 375 BEST OF SHOW FINALIST
Friesens

Silver: Making Friends Was My Business
Friesens

Bronze: Audian Art Museum, Mexican Modernists
Hemlock Printers

Books, softcover offset
Gold: Cirque du Soleil, Luzia Souvenir Programme BEST OF SHOW FINALIST
PDI Group

Silver: The Age of Audacity, Calgary University
MET Fine Printers

Bronze: Horseshoe Bay
MET Fine Printers

Books, digital
Gold: J Vair Anniversary
McAra Unicom

Silver: Flowers In Transition
Friesens

Bronze: Silverhorn, Discovered Naturally
McAra Unicom

Web Offset
Gold: Moon Handbooks, Bermuda
Friesens

Business & Annual Reports    
Gold: ATB Financial, Long Story Short
McAra Unicom

Silver: National Gallery of Canada
The Lowe-Martin Group

Bronze: Alberta Central Credit Union
McAra Unicom

Direct Mail    
Gold: Spring Auto Event
The Lowe-Martin Group

Silver: Hudson's Bay Olympic and Paralympic Teams
C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Bronze: Mercedes Benz Welcome
C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Variable Data Imaging
Gold: USC Season Ticket Package and Magazine
McAra Unicom

Magazines
Gold: Mountain Life 2016
Hemlock Printers

Gold: Sharp Book for Men
St. Joseph Communications

Silver: Nuvo Autumn 2016
Colour Innovations

Bronze: DesignEdge Canada
C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Calendars
Gold: Inuit Art 2017
Colour Innovations

Silver: Friesens Engagement Diary
Friesens

Bronze: Ultimate Sailing 2016
Friesens

Labels, offset
Gold: Wayward Distillation House, Unruly Gin
Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging

Silver: Star Trek Prestige Stamp Booklet
The Lowe-Martin Group

Bronze: Crown Royal Black Label
C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Labels, flexography or gravure
Gold: Sparks
Artcraft Label

Silver: Le Boating Club
Artcraft Label

Bronze: Lakeview Cellars Merlot
ASL Print FX

Flexography
Gold: Cavendish Farms Rustic Russets
Farnell Packaging

Silver: Vigoro Organics
Farnell Packaging

Rigid Packaging
Gold: Feel Packaging
Hemlock Printers

Silver: Cadbury Crème Eggs Package Family
Ellis Packaging

Bronze: Forty Creek Founder’s Reserve
Jones Packaging

Catalogues
Gold: Cartise Autumn 2016 BEST OF SHOW FINALIST
PDI Group

Gold: Nike Vision Running BEST OF SHOW FINALIST
MET Fine Printers

Silver: Filson, Smokey the Bear
Hemlock Printers

Bronze: Holt Renfrew Holiday
St. Joseph Communications

Business Cards
Gold: Canadian Food Aficionado
C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Silver: Oak 49
Pacific Bindery Services

Bronze: Gryphon & Rock
McAra Unicom

Stationery & Invitations    
Gold: Art Gallery of Ontario, Midnight Massive Invitation
C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Silver: TNS Invitation
MET Fine Printers

Bronze: Canadian Opera Company, Centre Stage Gala Invitation
Colour Innovations

Finishing
Gold: Ringling Bros Circus Extreme
C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Silver: Flowers In Transition
Friesens

Bronze: Daydreamer Anthropologie Candle Toppers
Pacific Bindery Services

Specialty Project
Gold: Nike Vision Running Easel Stand
MET Fine Printers

Silver: Star Trek Prestige Stamp Booklet
The Lowe-Martin Group

Silver: TNS Invitation
MET Fine Printers

Bronze: Union Leasing Welcome Package
Wellington Printworks

Specialty Effects
Gold: USC Ticket Package
McAra Unicom

Gold: Canadian Food Aficionado Media Kit
C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Silver: Granville HOPS + DARK
Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging

Bronze: Venice Lift
Ellis Packaging

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Project
Gold: Capilano University 2017 View Book
Hemlock Printers

Silver: Atlantic Salmon Vol 65 No 1
The Lowe-Martin Group

Bronze: TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Calendar
C.J. Graphics, Printers & Lithographers

Most Environmentally Progressive Technology Company    
Gold: HP Canada

Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Company
Gold: The Lowe-Martin Group, Ottawa, Ontario

Silver: Hemlock Printers, Burnaby, British Columbia

Bronze: Symcor, Mississauga, Ontario

Most Progressive Printing Technology, software
Gold: PRISMAsync Colour Print Server
Canon Canada

Silver: Dynamic Press Profiler
ColorXTC

Most Progressive Printing Technology, electrophotography/toner
Gold: Canon ImagePRESS C10000VP
Canon Canada

Most Progressive Printing Technology, inkjet
Gold: PageWide Technology for Large Format Production
HP Canada

Silver: Océ VarioPrint i300
Canon Canada

Most Progressive Printing Process, packaging
Gold: AG Hair High Build Gloss
Hemlock Printers

Most Progressive Printing Process, offset
Gold: UV Grit Coating
Hemlock Printers

Warren Wilkins, who in 1975 founded Webcom Limited, passed away on November 3, 2016, at the age of 88. Wilkins was one of the most instrumental leaders of Canadian printing from the 1980s to the 2000s, active in both domestic and international industry associations, while also helping to lead the development of printing education in Canada.

Wilkins graduated with Honours in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto in 1951. In 1961, he formed Web Offset Publications (WOP) Limited with Bob Chittick and purchased a Goss Suburban Web Offset Press. The company became a pioneer in the web offset process in the mid-60s after installing a Photons computerized photo typesetting system in conjunction with an IBM 2230.

Webcom, founded 14 years after WOP, would become one of the first North American printing operations to installs Creo computer-to-plate systems. The company would become one of the most recognizable book manufacturers in North America operating 20 units of full size web offset, three Timson lines, sheetfed presses and digital prepress, as well as saddle stitch, conventional, perfect bindery, and unique lay-flat Otabind binding, as well as a complete high-speed digital book manufacturing operation.

Wilkins served on the Board of the Ontario Printing Industries Association and, in 1989, was elected Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee of the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA). In 1991, he became Chairman of the CPIA and in 1992 joined the Board of PIA representing the CPIA. In 2000, he assumed the Chairmanship of PIA. Wilkins was also the founding President of the Canadian Book Manufacturing Association in the late 1970s. He was the first recipient of the CPIA Honorary Lifetime Membership introduced in 2004.

Based in Markham, Ontario, Webcom Inc. today continues as one of North America’s leading book manufacturers working with global and independent publishers. The company employs more than 180 people and a range of cutting-edge technology, including client-facing software, inkjet web presses and associated bindery equipment. Webcom has an annual manufacturing capacity of more than 3.2 billion pages.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, November 10, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West. The funeral service will be held at St. Clement's Church, 70 St. Clements Ave., Toronto, on Friday, November 11, at 11 am.

For more information visit legacy.com

The 21st edition of the EPPY Awards, hosted by Editor & Publisher Magazine, celebrated the innovation of dozens of international media-affiliated Websites across 31 categories. From more than 300 entries, two Canadian newspaper organizations, The Globe and Mail and Brandon Sun, received top honours for online media initiatives.

The Globe and Mail won three awards in the categories of Best Daily Newspaper Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over; Best Community Service (Fentanyl awareness) on a Media-Affiliated Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over; and Best Business Blog (Gen Y Money) with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over. The Brandon Sun won for its The Knights of D-Day project in the category of Best News or Event Feature Video with under 1 million unique monthly visitors.

This year’s EPPY Award winners across 31 categories includes:

Best News Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
The Wall Street Journal

Best News Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
ExpressNews.com
San Antonio Express-News

Best Daily Newspaper Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
globeandmail.com
The Globe and Mail

Best Daily Newspaper Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
The Hutchinson News

Best Weekly or Non-Daily Newspaper Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
(TIE) Sonoma Index Tribune
(TIE) Las Vegas Weekly

Best Business/Finance Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over  
CNNMoney

Best Business/Finance Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
GOBankingRates.com

Best Sports Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
ESPN

Best Sports Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
JR Radcliffe
Now Media Group

Best Spanish-Language Newspaper Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Univision Noticias
Univision

Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature on a Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
The Drone Papers
The Intercept

Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature on a Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Trapped in a dying body: How ALS robbed Walter Root
San Antonio Express-News

Best Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Reporting with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
The Panama Papers: Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Cash
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and more than 100 others

Best Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Reporting with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
ASPIREist Media & Efran Films

Best News or Event Feature with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Homicide's toll on a mid-size city
(TIE) Chattanooga Times Free Press

Foreign Influence
(TIE) The Intercept

Best News or Event Feature with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Twist of Fate
CJOnline

Best Business Reporting on a Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
The Business of Guns
CNN Money

Best Business Reporting on a Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Shortcut to the American Dream
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Best Magazine on a Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Bloomberg Businessweek

Best Magazine on a Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Nieman Reports

Best Innovation Project with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
2050 Demographics
The Staff of The Wall Street Journal

Best Innovation Project with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
ASPIREist

Best Use of Data/Infographics with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
The Visuals Staff of The Wall Street Journal

Best Use of Data/Infographics with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
The Center for Public Integrity

Best Community Service on a Media-Affiliated Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
The Poverty Puzzle
(TIE) Chattanooga Times Free Press

Fentanyl
(TIE) Globe and Mail

Best Community Service on a Media-Affiliated Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
ASPIREist

Best Use of Social Media/Crowd Sourcing with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Love Story
CNN Worldwide

Best Use of Social Media/Crowd Sourcing with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Temple DNC News
Temple University - Department of Journalism

Best Mobile App with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
AP News
The Associated Press

Best News or Event Feature Video with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Nigeria: An Economy Divided
CNN Worldwide

Best News or Event Feature Video with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
The Knights of D-Day
The Brandon Sun

Best Sports Video on a Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
NBCNews.com
Refugee Olympic Team Profile
NBC News Digital

Best Sports Video on a Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Water polo? No, it’s underwater rugby
Yahoo Singapore

Best Investigative/Enterprise Video with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
A Year in Space
TIME

Best Investigative/Enterprise Video with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Aspirist

Best Webcast with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Live Political Happy Hour with Joshua Miller
The Boston Globe


Best Webcast with under 1 million unique monthly visitors
Agland podcast
The Hutchinson News

Best Photojournalism of a Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
No Safe Place: Afghans risked their lives for U.S., now struggle in Sacramento
The Sacramento Bee

Best Overall Website Design with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over
Bloomberg News

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