O'Born will be joined by Tony Gagliano, who will receive the Printing Leader of the Year Award, as well as Jay Mandarino, who will be receiving the Community Leader of the Year Award.
More than 60 students from Ryerson’s School of Graphic Communications Management celebrated their academic achievements, which included the presentation of 42 scholarships supported by the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund.
The awards night, held in Toronto on November 2, was highlighted by the receipt of two $5,000 Warren Wilkins Prestige Scholarships to Graphic Communications Management (GCM) students Christine MacCallum of Mississauga and Jessica Klein of Hanover, Ontario. As well, fourth-year GCM student Andrew Wong received the prestigious $10,000 FFTA Rossini First Place Scholarship.
The 40 remaining scholarship winners received $1,250 each, through the long-running (1971) Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF), which is supported by printers and technology suppliers across the country. More information about the GCM awards is available on the program’s Website, www.ryerson.ca/gcm, which was just re-launched in September 2011 with a new interface design and content-management tools.
On October 4, 2011, Ryerson’s GCM program also announced the launch its new RyePAC Student Packaging Group, led by the Rossini scholarship winner, Andrew Wong. Mirroring the agenda of GCM’s very successful RyeTAGA group, RyePAC is structured to educate and create opportunities for students interested in the packaging industry. The RyePAC launch drew a crowd of more than 70 students.
RyeTAGA, the GCM student chapter of the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, has formed its new executive team and is currently working on its 2012 Ryerson student journal for an upcoming competition associated with the March 2012 TAGA conference. ryeTAGA students will be at the Graphics Canada Show selling their 2012 desk calendar as a fundraiser. More information can be found at the dedicated RyeTAGA Website.
Graphics Canada 2011, the largest printing trade show in Canada, starts on November 10 and runs through November 12. Below is a comprehensive listing of what the exhibitors are highlighting at the show.
This listing, along with other features of the trade show, such as seminars and workshops, will be available in the Graphics Canada Show Guide published by PrintAction magazine.
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Earle O'Born, Chairman and CEO of The Printing House, will receive the inaugural John A. Young Lifetime Achievement Award at the Canadian Printing Awards gala, November 10, in Toronto.
The John A. Young Lifetime Achievement Award, named after the founder of Youngblood Publishing and PrintAction magazine, will be awarded annually to an individual who has made significant, pioneering contributions to the printing industry over their career. This award, determined by PrintAction magazine, is being introduced as part of the new Canadian Printing Awards program, which builds upon the past five successful years of the Environmental Printing Awards.
Mr. O’Born is being recognized for enormous industry contributions made during his 50-year entrepreneurial build of The Printing House Ltd. (TPH), as well as his incredible philanthropic efforts made through the TPH Charitable Office. He continues to be actively involved with TPH.
In 1961, O’Born founded TPH as one of the first instant-printing companies in North America. Over the past five decades, O’Born made sure TPH remained on the leading edge of printing technology and strategy, which has resulted in what is today's largest privately owned network of printing operations across Canada. From a single 1961 location, TPH now operates 70 printing locations across Canada.
The TPH Charitable Office was formed in 1983 by O’Born and his wife, Janice, to “help others, help themselves.” Through the continuing efforts of four full-time staff members, the TPH Charitable Office has raised millions of dollars for various charities across Canada. In 2005, and again in 2006, TPH received the CIBC Spirit of Leadership Community Award.
Earle and Janice O’Born are active supporters of Sick Kids Hospital and, in May 2007, were awarded the Outstanding Philanthropists Award by the Children’s Circle of Care Woodmark Group. In May 2009, the O'Borns co-chaired the Brazilian Ball, which raised over $2.9 million in net proceeds donated to Sick Kids Hospital. In 2010, Earle and Janice O'Born were recipients of the Canadian Centre for Diversity’s Human Relations Award.
Earle O’Born has also received numerous awards for his entrepreneurial achievements, including in 2004, and again in 2007, as a provincial finalist in Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. He was recognized by Ernst & Young as a 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year for Ontario in the Business-to-Business category.
Mr. O’Born’s achievements will be recognized by leaders of Canada’s printing industry during PrintAction’s Canadian Printing Awards gala, taking place on the first evening of the Graphics Canada trade show in Toronto, November 10.
PrintAction breaks down the technology highlights from some of the larger vendors at Graph Expo, where offset made its presence felt once again and inkjet continued to advance.
A full Graph Expo report will appear in the next issue of PrintAction magazine. It will include further details about the following vendor highlights, listed alphabetically:
Agfa Graphics highlights the launch of :Apogee 7.1, which includes the :Apogee Impose and Prepress software modules. The company also highlights the North American debut of its :Azura Vi violet, described as a chemistry-free photopolymer plate. Agfa also highlights its latest inkjet systems, including the 63-inch-wide, 4-colour :Anapurna M1600, which jets G2 inks and white ink; the UV-based :JETI 3020 Titan FTR, a flatbed UV inkjet system with a flat-to-roll option; and the 80-inch, 6-colour (plus white) :Anapurna M2050.
Canon highlights its new free software application for imagePRESS C1 + users, Clear Editor Viewer, which prints with clear toner to create the look of a varnish coat on a printed piece. It allows users to simulate spot varnish coatings. The latest additions to the company’s toner-based imagePRESS line include the new C7010VP, C6010VP and C6010 presses. The imagePRESS C7010VP and C6010VP presses are equipped to handle an expanded range of media types, from 16-lb bond to 120-lb cover weight, while delivering rated print speeds of up to 70 letter-sized pages per minute and 60 pages per minute, respectively, in color and black and white, regardless of paper weight.
Duplo highlights the debut of its DBMi system, a heavy-duty, high-volume collating and saddle-stitch booklet-maker. The DBMi, operated from a Windows-based controller, configures a DBM-S booklet-maker with up to six DSC-10/60i collators. The DSC-10/60i collator has an optional bin extension kit for feeding sheets up to 14 x 24 inches, as well as an optional intelligent feed function (IMBF). Producing up to 4,500 books per hour, DBM-S automatically transitions from CD size to letter landscape and can produce a book up to 14 x 12 inches. An optional DKT-200 2-knife trimmer and gutter cutter can be added for full-bleed inline books and 2-up applications, which increases output to 9,000 books per hour. Optional 3- or 4-stitcher head kits are also available.
EFI highlights the launch of its Fiery System 10 platform, which includes a new job-based Fiery Calibrator to provide calibration status and alerts. Fiery System 10 also ships with the new Image Enhance Visual Editor (IEVE). It allows users to edit each image in a job without going back to the native design file, as well as manually adjust brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows, colour balance, and sharpness, and make red-eye corrections. EFI also highlights its Rastek H652 UV hybrid printer, which handles rigid and flexible materials – such as Fome-Cor, PVC, corrugated plastics, plywood, aluminum, and glass – up 65 inches wide and 1.8 inches thick. Rastek H652 can reach a maximum speed of 455 square feet per hour and a 1,200-dpi resolution.
EskoArtwork highlights the release of Automation Engine 10.1 software for processing production files through its ArtPro and Nexus workflow systems. Version 10.1 features a new processor module to fully automate trapping, distortion, and screening parameters, tasks that are normally carried out manually in the ArtPro editor. It also allows users to draw XML-based job data from non-JDF compliant business systems like FileMaker Pro and Excel. Automation Engine 10.1 includes Enfocus PitStop preflighting tools.
Fujifilm, the master global distributor for Inca, highlights the North American debut of the Onset S40, which handles a maximum substrate size of 3.14 x 1.6 metres and produces at 470 square metres per hour. The S40 produces various finishes, from satin to gloss, on both rigid and flexible materials with thicknesses up to 500 mm in manual mode or 10 mm in auto mode. The company also highlights the debut of its Acuity LED wide-format machine, as well as the new Acuity Advance HS (high-speed) wide-format UV flatbed printer, which hits a speed of 430 square feet per hour in production mode. The HS, jetting Sericol Uvijet inks (using Micro-V dispersion technology), reaches a new express-mode speed of more than 700 square feet per hour.
Goss highlights its new Sunday Vpak packaging presses, with variable-sleeve technology for packaging applications, which are available in web widths up to 75 inches. Goss describes Vpak as a new web-offset alternative to sheetfed, gravure and flexo presses for folding carton, film, and label applications. The company also highlights the continued expansion of finishing options that integrate with its presses, including equipment from Ferag, Akiyama, Purlux, and Yawa.
Heidelberg highlights the launch of Prinect Business Manager, its new Management Information System (MIS), which focuses on costing, equipment capacity, and material inventory, as well as a new version of Prinect Image Control and Prinect Web-to-Print tools. Along with two Speedmaster presses (SM 74 with Prinect Axis Control and SM 52 with Anicolor), Heidelberg also notes the booth presence of equipment based on recent distribution deals, including the Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition toner machine, which hits 90 pages per minute, and the EFI VUTEk GS3200, a UV inkjet machine for rigid and roll-to-roll printing.
HP highlights a speed increase to its 20.5-inch-wide T200 Inkjet Web Press, which can now run at 400 feet per minute (up from 200 feet per minute) in colour production. The company also highlights its flagship Indigo 7500 press, first launched in late 2010, which can print up to 120 A4 pages per minute in full colour or 240 pages per minute in either monochrome or two colours. The press, available with up to seven ink stations, is rated to produce up to 3.5 million colour pages or 6.5 million monochrome pages per month. In addition to its Indigo line, HP highlights the breadth of its imaging portfolio, which includes numerous products under the Designjet, Scitex, and Specialty Printing Systems brands. HP also highlights enhancements to its Exstream and SmartStream software portfolios.
Kodak highlights a new family of eight Versamark Printing Systems with single-engine duplex designs. The monochrome Versamark 100N/100W and 150N/150W models are designed as entry-level, while the 300N/300W and 500N/500W models produce full-colour work. Kodak also highlights the debut of its MarketMover Managed Campaign Services for market-related consulting, as well as a new chemistry system called 400 xLo for processing Electra XD thermal plates.
Komori highlights the North American debut of its Lithrone G40 press, which prints up to 16,500 sheets per hour. The press features Komori’s KHS-AI self-learning technology to aid in make-readies, as well as a fully automatic plate-changing system that employs a bender-less clamp for easier plate discharge and feeding. The Lithrone G40 also features a new Suction Tape Feeder Board designed to handle a variety of paper weights. The new 40-inch press is also compatible with Komori’s H-UV curing system.
Konica Minolta highlights its bizhub PRESS C8000, which this August received IDEAlliance Digital Press Certification. The toner-based device, with a monthly duty cycle of 500,000 pages, can print up to 80 pages per minute. It runs Konica Mintolta’s third-generation Simitri HD + toner, reaches a maximum resolution of 1,200 dpi, and carries a paper capacity of 10,700 sheets with vacuum belt feeding. The company also highlights its smaller bizhub PRESS C7000, bizhub PRESS C70hc, and the monochrome-based bizhub PRO 1200 Series, as well as advances to its Printgroove production software.
manroland highlights the Graph Expo launch of its technical performance consulting program, TOP. The program is designed to benchmark current performance levels and enhance the performance of existing presses by improving consumable quality, press settings, colour management, and workflow organization, and by reducing waste. manroland also highlights its ROLAND 700 DirectDrive press, which uses a double-clutch mechanism and alternating drive technologies to perform changeover functions simultaneously. The company also debuts the ROLAND 700 HiPrint HS press (offsite at its Chicago-based Print Technology Centre) whose maximum speed of 18,000 sheets per hour and maximum sheet size of 740 x 1050 mm makes it suitable for applications like folding cartons, labels, and books, and producing commercial products.
Muller Martini highlights the debut of its Orbit 3-knife trimmer, designed for book applications, which allows for setting changes on the fly. The Orbit’s crossover capabilities allow users to handle a range of stock weights and sizes – from offset to toner and inkjet printing. It is powered by Muller’s Book Data Center, which allows for wrench-less make-ready and the separation of the driveline. The Orbit can trim up to 80 mm at 7,200 cycles per hour. Muller also highlights the launch of SigmaTrimmer, which uses a barcode scanner to read each book individually during infeed and then automatically adjust settings. SigmaTrimmer works at a speed of up to 1,000 cycles per hour.
Xeikon highlights its flagship Xeikon 3500 label press, which has a full rotary printing architecture with variable repeat length. The company describes the 3500 as the only toner-based label press that can handle web widths from 9.8 inches to 20.3 inches. The press, with true 1,200-dpi resolution and 1,200 x 3,600-dpi imaging addressability, can be integrated with inline finishing for UV-varnishing, super-glossing, slitting, and rewinding. The Xeikon 3500 has a monthly duty cycle of 3.8 million square feet.
Xerox highlights the North American debut of its CiPress 500 system, which the company describes as the world’s only high-speed waterless inkjet device. The twin-engine machine (listed at US$3.8 million) prints at 500 feet or 2,180 full-colour pages per minute. Xerox also highlights the launch of its new 770 toner press rated for a top speed of 70 pages per minute, as well as its upgraded 700 press model, called 700i. Both presses, available in October, can handle media weights of up to 300 gsm.
At this year's Graphics Canada show this November will be the 2011 Postal Forum presented by the National Association of Major Mail Users (NAMMU).
The association will present a variety of topics over two days at the Mailing Technology Theatre on the show floor in Hall 3 of the International Centre. All topics are free of charge and include:
• POCAD: Improve your Accuracy, Improve Your Results
• VAM (Value Add Mailer) - Canada Post's Partner Program
• The Five Best Ways to Incentivize Mail Use
• Mail Works: Mail Performs in a Multimedia Campaign
• The Mail Clinic: The Mail Docs Are at Your Service
NAMMU was established in 1983 and according to the association, represents over 500,000 jobs in the country and over 85 percent of Canada Post's revenues.
Graphics Canada is November 10-12 at the Toronto International Centre. For more details about the Postal Forum, click here.
Due to numerous requests from its readership, PrintAction has decided to extend the deadline for entries of the Canadian Printing Awards until September 27, 2011.
Entrants should also note the change in address from the initial entry forms made available on the CPA website (http://www.printaction.com/CPA). Entries should be mailed to:
610 Alden Road, Suite 100
The Canadian Printing Awards will be presented by PrintAction at this year's Graphics Canada on November 10, 2011. Companies from across Canada are invited to submit entries across 28 categoires, which include quality printing, environmental printing and industry achievement recognitions.
Bernhard Schreier, Chairman of the Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, has been named as the new drupa 2012 President and Chairman of the Exhibitors’ Advisory Board.
He assumes this role from Martin Weickenmeier, Managing Director Sales, Marketing and Service of Körber PaperLink GmbH, who resigned from the drupa board because of time commits to Körber’s current restructuring efforts.
“I am delighted to accept the role of drupa President at this particularly exciting and important time for our industry,” stated Schreier. “drupa 2012 is a really crucial initiator for the print media industry, and I will contribute significantly to its successful planning and organization.”
drupa 2012 is scheduled to take place from May 3 to 16, 2012, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Some of today’s most-influential technology players involved with printing in Canada have put their support behind the upcoming Canadian Printing Awards program, designed to celebrate and recognize the efforts of printers across the country.
HP Canada has signed on as one of the Platinum Sponsors of the Canadian Printing Awards (CPA), while the company will also serve as title sponsor of the program’s Environmental Printing categories. The CPA program is organized into three sections, including: five Environmental Printing categories, 20 Quality Printing categories, and four Industry Achievement categories.
Agfa Canada, Fujifilm Canada, Sun Chemical Canada, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Unisource have also moved to support the efforts of printers in Canada, with each company signing on as Gold Sponsors. Silver Sponsors of the program include Domtar, Epson Canada, KBR Graphics and Presstek, while organizers of the upcoming drupa 2012 exhibition in Germany will present direct support of Canadian printing at the upcoming CPA gala.
PrintAction will host the Canadian Printing Awards gala, with a sit-down dinner produced by executive chef Joe Levesque, on the first night of Graphics Canada (November 10, 2011) in Toronto.
Environmental Printing remains a cornerstone of the Canadian Printing Awards, based on the 5-year development of five key categories, including: Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Company, 250+ employees; Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Company, 1 to 249 employees; Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Technology; Most Environmentally Progressive Packaging Project (all processes); and Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Project.
The Industry Achievement categories are a free, nominations-based initiative to recognize leadership in Canadian printing, while the 20 Quality Printing categories are based on applications ranging from variable-data printing and direct-mail to book and newspaper manufacturing.
Visit the dedicated Canadian Printing Awards Website for entry guidelines, gala tickets and more information.
Entry deadline is September 15, 2011.
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A day before the Graph Expo trade show opens in Chicago on September 11, organizers will hold their 16th-annual conference, called Executive Outlook, to analyze new technologies employed within the North American printing industry.
The day-long, Saturday conference is running under the theme of “Embracing Technology and Market Trends for Profitability,” indicating that organizers aim to blend its traditional look at technology enhancements with key market trends.
“Savvy printers today recognize that you can’t succeed with great technology alone,” said Ralph Nappi, President of GASC, which organizes Graph Expo. “The market forces are changing so quickly these days that you have to constantly be sure that your business is equipped with the right technology to meet market demands.”
Executive Outlook 2011 is to be kicked off with a keynote address about the future of print from Scott Zientarski of DME. Based in Florida, DME is a direct-mail marketing company that grew from a 3-person start-up, in 1983, into a 120,000-square-foot facility that generates around US$100-million in business every year.
The conference will also help attendees prepare for the Graph Expo show floor, which is scheduled to be open from September 11 to 14 at Chicago’s massive McCormick Place. This will include the unveiling of the 2011 MUST SEE 'EMS exhibits and products.
Executive Outlook 2011 will then conclude with by handing out its Positively Print Awards to recognize printing companies that have successfully promoted the power of print in today’s media mix.
Twelve leaders directly involved in Canada’s printing industry will work together later this year to determine some of the country’s best and most-innovative printing work, based on criteria within PrintAction’s Canadian Printing Awards (CPA) program.
CPA entries are due on September 15, 2011 (please visit the program's dedicated Website).
The CPA program is organized into three sections, including: five Environmental Printing categories, 20 Quality Printing categories, and four Industry Achievement categories. The Industry Achievement categories are a free, nominations-based initiative to recognize leadership in Canadian printing.
PrintAction will host the Canadian Printing Awards gala, with a sit-down dinner produced by executive chef Joe Levesque, on the first night of Graphics Canada (November 10, 2011) in Toronto.
To date, the judging panel includes:
Ian Baitz, Chair, Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University,
Susan Corbeil, Director, Specification Sales, Unisource Canada,
Ray Fagan, Product Manager, Large Format Presses, Heidelberg Canada ,
Chris Fraser, Director of New Business Development, Movable,
Rye Goodyear, Emeritus Professor, Ryerson University,
Dr. Martin Habeskost, Professor, Graphic Communications Management, Ryerson University,
Nick Howard, President, Howard Graphic Equipment ,
Al Kershaw, President, The Print Wizard,
Michael Mugavero, Vice President of Sales, Canada and East United States, manroland,
Sonya Popovich, Production Manager, The Works Design Communications
Neil Stewart, President, Anstey Book Binding, and
Bob Weller, Sales Manager, Transcontinental.
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