Ad Display says it is increasing its production capacity by four times in Quebec with the installation of a swissQprint Nyala LED large-format flatbed printer and the Kongsberg Esko CNC cutting table.
Signs2Go in Mississauga, Ont., has purchased an OKI 942 White Printer along with a Multigraf CF375 Creaser Folder from Print Digital Solutions (PDS).
Marquis Book Printing says it has begun implementing Industry 4.0 concepts through a $9-million investment in its Montmagny plant. It explains the investment is one of the first steps on its roadmap to accelerate growth, increase global productivity, and better meet its clients’ business needs.
Imprimerie FL Web President François Chicoine has announced the acquisition of a Goss Sunday 3000 48-page rotary press. The $11-million investment will create 40 jobs, a figure that could triple, the company says.
Creative Visual Solutions (CVS) of Oakville, Ont., has installed a swissQprint Nyala LED large-format printer purchased through Cansel.
Middleton Group has increased its production capacity with two Onset presses at its Markham, Ont., facility. The most recent addition to its line-up is the Onset X3 wide format UV flatbed inkjet printer, equipped with three-quarter automation that includes a feed table and robotic arm take-off. Middleton Group also upgraded its existing Onset LT to a full-build Onset with White, allowing for 50 percent increased output, it says.
Canpak Trade Print & Services, a trade printer located in Richmond Hill, Ont., has recently acquired a Chameleon finishing system for standard and specialized folding, gluing, taping and affixing of die-cut products.
Best Deal Graphics and Printing, a trade printer located in Scarborough, Ont., has recently added a second Komori 40-inch press to its lineup of equipment. The 16,000 sheets-per-hour press is being installed by Komcan Inc. and is expected to be operational within the next week.
The Print Three franchise on Matheson Blvd. East in Mississauga, Ont., has installed a Multigraf Touchline CF375 high speed creaser folder, purchased from Print Digital Solutions (PDS).
Canada’s national statistical agency Statistics Canada recently installed a Standard/Horizon automated AFC-564A folding system in its print department.
Barricades and Signs Ltd., with multiple locations in Alberta to deliver traffic control products and service, has installed a SEAL 62 Pro S laminator through GBC Canada.

The SEAL 62 Pro S, according to Barricades and Signs, was largely purchased to keep up with the company’s new wide-format UV printer, while also providing the right features and capabilities for growth.

Barricades and Signs is a family company, led by CEO Jan Van Bruggen, with a goal of becoming North America's most preeminent traffic control companies.
Imprimerie Reflet, a commercial printer based in Montreal, Quebec, has increased its productivity and services by adding two folding systems in the AFC-566FG and CRF-362, purchased from KBR Graphics, the Canadian distributor of Standard/Horizon Finishing Systems.
Founded in 1995, Imprimerie Reflet serves a variety of markets with digital and offset presses, as well as providing a range of finishing options. Four years ago, the company installed an automated Series 9 RMGT offset press, the first RMGT in North America to use UV-LED (UV-LED) instant drying technology. With UV-LED, no drying time is required and the sheets are instantly ready for finishing. 

With its capacity increasing because of the RMGT Series 9 press installation, running ultra-light to very thick stocks, Imprimerie Reflet is now turning to finishing investments. “With higher speeds and complete automation, we are now even more competitive in the market,” said Pierre Méthot, co-owner of the Imprimerie Reflet. “Not only are we moving faster and more cost-effectively, but we can now handle more complex tasks.”

The AFC-566FG is a folder that, according to KBR, includes advanced configuration automation, including preprogrammed settings for all commonly used sheet folds and sheet sizes. The folder has been designed for high-speed job changes and the ability to handle scanned sheets without any marking, based on combined roll and groove systems. This low-profile folder is equipped with six folding plates and allows for a range of folding types at speeds of up to 42,000 sheets per hour.
The two-in-one CRF-362 folding and creasing machine is designed to help eliminate cracking on digital print or on difficult substrates, whether thin or thick, varnished or not. Capable of creating up to 10 fold lines per sheet, the CRF-362 uses impact technology that eliminates or minimizes cracks. Grooving and bending can be done in a single pass, explains KBR, for accurate processing of a variety of applications.

The CRF-362 can handle weights up to 400 g / m² and sheet sizes up to 14.33 x 34 inches at speeds of up to 5,000 sheets per hour. “We are now producing complex tasks much more quickly, which is particularly important for us when we are doing short-run digital work,” said Méthot.
Whitehouse Graphics, of Vaughan, Ont., purchased a Komori GL640C press, with installation scheduled for late-April. The company’s new press, replacing an existing press, will produce all of Whitehouse’s offset work.
CJ Graphics Inc. of Mississauga, Ont., has added more new printing technology to its recently opened 240,000-square-foot plant. The company has added an Inca Onset UV flatbed inkjet printer, distributed exclusively through Fujifilm, to its growing digital large-format division.

InvestorCOM, an investor communications solutions company headquartered in Brantford, Ontario, has installed a Standard/Horizon HOF-400 with SPF/FC-200A high-speed sheet feeder and booklet-making system.

Purchased from KBR Graphics, this is InvestorCOM’s second such automated system purchased since 2014, adding to its previous investment in a Standard/Horizon Stitchliner 5500 with HOF-400.

“The simple [use of] automation makes it easy to operate and the non-stop production helps InvestorCOM keep up with increased production demands,” said Steve Klaric, Sales Manager at KBR Graphics. “Their first high-quality reliable booklet system had surpassed their expectations and it was a straightforward decision for them to expand with a second system.”
The HOF-400 sheet feeder is configured to run inline with the Standard/Horizon SPF/FC-200A booklet-making system. Variable page count production can be handled with integrity and verification using the standard mark reader, explains KBR Graphics, which the operator can quickly change between top and bottom reading for different applications.

The HOF-400 can feed up to 45,000 sheets per hour (8.5 x 11 inches) and can accommodate a maximum sheet size of 14 x 24 inches. Leveraging a 7-inch colour touchscreen for intuitive setup, the system can also accommodate sheet feeding, cover feeding, accumulating, and manual feeding depending on the job requirements.
The SPF/FC-200A is described as a high-performance inline booklet-making system with collating, stitching, folding and fore-edge trimming. Outputting up to 4,500 books per hour, it features 200-program job memory storage for instant recall, and an icon-based touchscreen.
Established in 2010, InvestorCOM was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for 2018. It provides financial technology and outsourcing services to banks, asset managers, insurance companies and investment dealers. InvestorCOM has developed a suite of FinTech solutions in response to increasing regulation and the demand for more effective communication and disclosure from the financial services industry.

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