Some recent news, press releases and installations from Canadian Printing Equipment Ltd.

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News & Some Recent Installations


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April 2017 – PrintWest in Regina, Sk has purchased a late model Heidelberg SM102-8P from Canadian Printing Equipment Ltd. This long perfector is fully configured with CP 2000 and CIP 4 presets allowing tight make ready’s and high colour consistency in single pass production.

Pictured with the new press is operator Curtis Mock, lead pressmen (left) Khiem Pham, 2nd pressmen and Brant Leadley, VP of sales.


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Minuteman Press in RedDeer, Ab has installed a Ryobi 34DI from CPE.

The fully automated DI is equipped with auto preset, closed loop colour control and both auto blanket and roller wash. This digital imaging press is capable of printing 300LPI & FM screening at 16 micro dot size and PERFECT registration. This enables unsurpassed quality and turn around times that brings the profit back to short and medium run production.

Pictured is pressmen Steve Ronneberg (left) Walter Morrissey and plant owner Dan Murias from MMP.


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Capital Colour located in Edmonton, Alberta has installed the new CP Bourg booklet maker.

The Bourg BST-e is a new-generation tower collator designed to feed offset or digital printed material in sheet sizes from a CD cover all the way up to 14.5 x 23.5 inches. From the suction collator into the award-winning Bourg BME Booklet Maker, an advanced stitch-fold-trim finisher able to match the largest digital presses available today.

Pictured with the new system is plant manager James Stride (left) and operator Leah Davidson.


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North American premier of RYOBI MHI 925 LED-UV press with INSTA.COLOR — running live at Booth 4404 - RYOBI MHI 925 LED-UV winner of Must See ‘Em 2014 award

CHICAGO—Sheetfed offset printing is back at Graph Expo.  Celebrating a successful first year as the North American distributor for RYOBI MHI, GSNA will spotlight RYOBI MHI technology in live demonstrations during its COMMIT TO PRINT exhibition, Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Headlining the exhibit:  live presentations and pre-scheduled VIP demos of the 8-up RYOBI 925 press with LED-UV instant curing technology, which earned a coveted Must See ‘Em 2014 award, together with RYOBI MHI’s INSTA.COLOR digital makeready workflow.

Please inquire and/or RSVP to sales@canprintequip.ca or call 1 (800) 665-7450 to book a demonstration.


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Dave’s Quick Printing in Winnipeg, Mb has installed a new Presstek 34DI from CPE.

The fully automated press is equipped with auto preset, closed loop colour control and both auto blanket and roller wash. This digital imaging press is capable of printing 300LPI & FM screening at 16 micro dot size and PERFECT registration. This enables unsurpassed quality and turn around times that brings the profit back to short and medium run production.

Pictured is plant manager Doug Rodway (right) and operator Eric Wong from DQP.


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Reflet Printing in Montreal, Qb has installed the first Ryobi LED-UV press. This press was sold by KBR Graphics which is the master distributor for Ryobi MHI in Eastern Canada. This installation marks an important change in short run commercial printing with it’s instant curing ability.

This five-color, 8-up, 36-inch, fully automated sheetfed offset press is the first North American placement featuring LED-UV curing technology incorporated into the press by the manufacturer. Ryobi and Panasonic jointly developed the new LED-UV curing technology that currently no other press manufacturer worldwide offers.

Pictured with the press is Wes McCallum from CPE, Pierre Methot of Reflet Printing and Karl Belafi Jr from KBR.


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Highcon Systems has appointed Canadian Printing Equipment as their authorized Canadian sales agent. Highcon is dedicated to streamlining the converting process to meet the numerous challenges facing folding carton manufacturers and their brand owner customers. Highcon develops, manufactures and markets a revolutionary digital converting solution for the Direct-to-Pack Folding Carton sector.

Direct-To-Pack means faster turnaround, lower costs, wider applications, shorter run lengths and reduced carbon footprint. Now convertors can better serve their customers profitably and brand owners can bring more innovative packaging designs to the shelves more rapidly.


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Imperial Printing in Edmonton, Ab has purchased a late model Komori L528C from Canadian Printing Equipment Ltd. This fully automated press is equipped with plate loaders and auto washers. CPE also enhanced the automation by adding a ink preset & closed loop scanning system to the colour consol. The press also includes an inline aqueous coater for instant job back up.

Pictured with the press is Robert Smith, head pressmen (left) and Bill Fabiano from CMYK distributors.


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January 6, 2014 — Presstek appoints Canadian Printing Equipment as a full-line dealer. Presstek’s various 2-up solutions have proven to be a very profitable business investment. The recent release of the 75DI creates a new chapter for mid & large sized printers to benefit with the 23 X 29″ format digital press with in-line aqueous and UV coating.

“Seamless production without the burden of a CTP device is very appealing for the next generation printer. This waterless DI series is a critical production solution that needs to be seriously considered before acquiring a new toner box or traditional press.” said Wes McCallum, VP of Sales & operations for Canadian Printing Equipment, the master distributor for Ryobi-Japan which produces the platforms for the Presstek DI series.

Pictured is Ken McCallum (left) and Wes McCallum in their central Canadian showroom demonstrating a Presstek 52DI.


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The October 28/29 Grand opening event for Ryobi’s North America showroom in Atlanta, GA was a tremendous success! Standing room only crowds viewed the new Ryobi 8-up 920 series press with LED-UV technology.
Graphic Systems North America, the exclusive distribution group for Ryobi printing presses in the U.S. and Canada, said today it booked more than $8.6 million in new press sales in the last 90 days, including four separate 8-up RYOBI 920 series presses with a total of 24 print units.

The combined sales represent the strongest startup of any Ryobi master distributor in the last five years worldwide, said Hideki Domoto, general manager of Ryobi Graphic Systems and a corporate officer of parent company Ryobi, Ltd. In all, eight presses with a total of 32 print units have been sold by GSNA, which was appointed master distributor in July 2013.


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C.P. Bourg the world’s leading developer and supplier of on-demand document binding and finishing equipment, today announced the first in-line booklet making system available for HP Indigo digital presses.

The Bourg Booklet Maker ExPress is aimed at the expansive high-quality, full-color booklet-making segment of the stitch-fold-trim finishing market in digital on-demand and web-to-print production environments. The robust in-line booklet maker is able to operate “24/7” at the full-rated speed of the HP Indigo 7000 Series Digital Press to which it is connected.
Because the booklet maker is fully integrated, automated and synchronized with the HP Indigo Press, it can produce even ultra-short-run jobs quickly and with superb quality, without operator intervention.

Contact Canadian Printing Equipment today to learn about this in-line opportunity with the HP Indigo digital Press.


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JGAS in Tokyo, Japan was an incredibly well attended show with all major players demonstrating the latest in print and digital technologies. It was standing room only crowds in the Ryobi booth while introducing the RYOBI 928 perfector press with LED-UV curing technology along with the new DP7600 liquid toner press which handles a 6-UP sheet capable of variable date, bar code sheet integrity and a duplex option.
The new 928 series long perfector simultaneously changes plates, cutting makereadies to as little as eight minutes, and instantly dries print WITHOUT the use of SPRAY POWDER. Cutting cost of consumables by 25%, cuts energy draw by 35%, and requires 35% less floor space than a standard 8-up press, noted Wes McCallum, a co-founder of GSNA and vice president of Canadian Printing Equipment in Winnipeg. “Combine that with highly competitive pricing, plus extreme reliability that assures continuous uptime, and you get the lowest total cost of ownership of any press on the market today,” he said.


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Quick Print Graphic Services located in Calgary, Ab has installed a Ryobi 34DI from CPE. The press has greatly reduced the monthly click charges and put the profit back into short and medium run jobs.
The fully automated press is fully loaded with auto preset and both blanket and roller washers. This press is capable of printing 300LPI screens and up to 20 point board.
Pictured is owner George Vanderveen and front end specialist Tony Stark.


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Mitsubishi and Ryobi will be joining forces for its commercial printing equipment business. The two companies announced that a formal agreement has been struck. The new company will be known as Ryobi MHI Graphic Technology Ltd. Ryobi MHI will be established as of January 1, 2014, and will be based in Hiroshima, Japan. The new entity will be 60 percent owned by Ryobi and 40 percent owned by MHI-PPM. Sales expectations in 2014 are targeted at 30 billion Yen (roughly $317 million).

“Ryobi’s commitment to innovation and technology is trusted by industry leading print and packaging groups around the world. LED-UV curing, new liquid toner digital machine, the new casting & foiling press along with manufacturing the Presstek and Fuji Jetpress series is attracting heavy attention” said Wes McCallum, VP of Sales & Operations for Canadian Printing Equipment, the master distributor for Ryobi equipment in Western Canada.


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Kirk Marketing in Richmond, BC has purchased a late model Heidelberg SM74-6L from Canadian Printing Equipment Ltd. This press is fully configured with axis control colour & closed loop scanning along with an aqueous coater for instant job back up.

Pictured with the new press is Jag Sangha, VP of Operations (left) pressmen Jason Chung & Guenter Tagesen along with production manager Joe Pennell.


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Premier Printing located in Winnipeg, Mb has purchased a new RYOBI UV-DI press from Canadian Printing Equipment, the exclusive Western Canadian Ryobi distributor. This marks the first RYOBI waterless UV-DI press installation into Canada.

The addition of a specialized UV-DI press allows Premier Printing to offer 16 micron quality on ALL substrates including plastic, PVC, Polypropylene and various other Synthetic papers. This powderless technology cures all stock instantly allowing production to be sent immediately to bindery for job completion.

Pictured with the new UV-DI is pressmen Phil Calverley (left) and Tom Bennett, QCR Manager.


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Minuteman Press in Dartmouth, NS announces the purchase of the Minuteman Press Halifax location and invests in a multi Ryobi press package including a DI series press and a new PW2000 CTP system. Both locations will continue to operate and now offer a higher level of quality and service. The entire package of equipment was purchased and installed by Canadian Printing Equipment Ltd. an authorized Ryobi dealer.

The Minuteman Press Dartmouth location has been in operation for over 30 years and President Mike Maheux has owned it for 16 years. Operation managers Chantal Maheux-Webster and Michael Maheux oversee a team of over 12 dedicated staff members. Both locations focus on high quality, quick turn around production with 300 LPI capability. Their expansion into a Ryobi DI press compliments their existing line up of traditional offset and digital equipment. Pictured is Chantal Maheux-Webster (left) and pressmen Mike Pilotte.


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Ryobi and Miyakoshi Printing Machinery have jointly developed a 6-up, 29-inch liquid toner printing press. The company claims it is the first toner sheetfed press in its class capable of B2-size printing at up to 10,000 Sheets per hour. The prototype was shown at drupa 2012.

“This next-generation printing press is a significant milestone in Ryobi’s 68-year commitment to innovation and the success of printers worldwide,” said Ken McCallum, President of Canadian Printing Equipment, the master distributor for Ryobi equipment in Western Canada.

The new machines has the 1,200 dpi resolution of Miyakoshi’s ultra-fine particle liquid toner system, last seen at drupa 2008 on a web press, and is combined with Ryobi’s sheetfed technologies. Canadian Printing Equipment are proud to be an exclusive dealer for Ryobi in Canada.


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Webber Printing in Brandon, Mb has installed a Ryobi 3404DI press sold by Canadian Printing Equipment Ltd. In business since 1932, Webber Printing employes 15 dedicated staff members that focuses on high quality quick turn around production. Their expansion into a Ryobi DI Press complements they’re existing line up of traditional Ryobi offset series presses. Pictured with Jim Andrey (left) Don Webber, Wes Parker and Steve Webber.


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The City of Burnaby, in Burnaby, BC have installed the first Ryobi 524GE into Canada from Canadian Printing Equipment Ltd. The press is fully equipped including the Ryobi smart pre-inking, closed loop colour scanning and auto density control. The press is JDF compliant and accepts presets for ultra quick make readies. Pictured is print shop supervisior Nick Karanasos (left) and Dave Moulden – CPE technician.


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CJ Graphics of Toronto, ON has installed a Busch Pile Turner from Canadian Printing Equipment. This new acquisition is equipped with airing, jogging and aligning and is greatly improving productivity on their highly automated sheet fed press lineup. Pictured with the turner is Dave Monette – VP Manufacturing and George Hurley – VP sales and partner of CJ Graphics.


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Premier Printing in Winnipeg, MB have installed the first Bourg near line BSF sheet feeder booklet maker in Canada from Canadian Printing Equipment. This system is equipped with bar code integrity for exact set matching and push button set-up for complete job change over.

Pictured is Ted Gortemaker from Premier Printing and Wes McCallum from CPE.


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TI Group in Toronto, ON have installed a late model Heidelberg SM52 press from Canadian Printing Equipment Ltd. The press is fully equipped with axis control closed loop colour scanning. Picture shown with plant manager Bob Marcott and pressmen Bryan Eby.


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Hall Printing in Trail, BC have installed a Ryobi 3404DI press from Canadian Printing Equipment Ltd. The press is fully equipped with 300LPI capability and FM screning. Pictured is owner Ingrid Hope along with her pressmen Les Otterbein.


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Can Arctic Graphics in Yellow Knife, NWT has installed a late model Heidelberg SM74-5P from Canadian Printing Equipment along with a Heidelberg SM52. The 2-press installation modernizes their production floor and allows for higher quality in a more productive environment.