Installations
As Ingersoll Paper Box Co. Ltd. nears its century mark in the folding carton business, the 97-year-old Canadian firm continues to invest in new technology. A few years ago, the firm increased its print output with the addition of a Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 seven-colour 41-inch fully-automated printing press, described as the first of its kind in North America.
Multi Bookbinding, a hardcover book trade bindery based in Shawinigan, Que., recently invested in Muller Martini’s KM610 perfect binder in order to replace a legacy KM470. The purchase, the company explains, was spurred by increased demand for hardcover bookbinding in North America.
Mack Media is the first company in Canada with the next-generation, high-end hybrid flatbed/roll-fed EFI VUTEk h5 superwide-format LED printer from Electronics For Imaging (EFI).
The Domco Group of Quebec has acquired a Komori LS 429 with coater in a move to increase its  productivity and print quality, purchased through Komcan Inc., the exclusive distributor of Komori presses in Canada.
Sidprint, a boutique digital print shop located in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Que., has purchased what it says is Canada’s second Duplo DDC-810 Spot UV Coater.
Wyatt’s Die Cutting and Print Finishing in Pickering, Ont., has invested in a Duplo DC616 Pro slitter, cutter and creaser purchased from Print Digital Solutions (PDS).
Imprimerie HLN, a family-owned company specializing in book printing in Sherbrooke, Que., says it has increased its sales by 30 percent six months after installing its new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-5P+L.
directworx, a full-service direct marketing company with more than two decades in the direct mail industry, recently invested in a Morgana AutoCreaser 33 Pro from Sydney Stone.
Print Three Front, the latest addition to the Print Three family, has installed a Ricoh C7110X Digital Colour Printer, which prints 90 colour pages per minute and a Ricoh Pro 8110S Digital Monochrome Printer, which can print 110 black-and-white pages per minute.
Komori America today announced that Komcan Inc., Komori’s exclusive dealer in Canada, saw an “impressive year” of Komori press installations in 2018, with three out of four new press installations going to packaging printers.
MPI Print has installed Canada’s first Scodix Cast & Cure Ultra 202 digital enhancement press at its Concord, Ont., production facility, enabling the trade-only sheetfed printer to produce spot UV and raised UV finishes, and boosting its spot foiling and cast & cure capabilities.
Trade printer Best Color Press recently invested in a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-6+L press with Push to Stop and autonomous print automation to serve Canada’s growing packaging market.
Artisan Complete, a Toronto, Ontario-based print provider says it is looking to win more work with its recent acquisition of three Fujifilm wide-format presses: two Onset X3s and an Onset R40i, also known as QR40.
Maritime Labels & Packaging of Bedford, N.S., has chosen the HP Indigo 6900 digital press for high-volume variable printing of digital shrink sleeves. The site’s new press will allow it to become the first supplier of digitally printed shrink sleeves in the region to its clientele, it says, including craft beer, wine, spirits, cider, spices, juices and nutraceutical brands.
Richmond Hill, Ontario-based C17media recently installed a reconditioned EBA 551 paper cutter along with the Morgana AutoCut Pro to automate its paper cutting needs from Canadian distributor Sydney Stone.

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