Special Summer Olympics Bid Goes to Kingston, ON

April 18, 2011 by  

Local printers and flyer printings in and around Kingston, ON and the greater Toronto area could be busy throughout 2011 and the spring of 2012 if they assist in the promotional duties for the 2012 Special Summer Olympic Games. The city is expected to welcome over 1,000 athletes and coaches as well as sports fans to Queens University Campus between May 31 and June 3, 2012. The event will draw athletes and their supporters from all over the province. [Read more]

Well Known Activist and Former Print Company Owner Dies at 76

March 31, 2011 by  

Dudley Law, described as a “fearless” black activist across the Greater Toronto and Kingston, ON areas in which he worked, has passed away. Dudley Law, a well-known and at times controversial advocate of racial equality, died on March 22, 2011 at the age of 76, after a battle with cancer and kidney disease in Humber River Regional Hospital. [Read more]

Kingston police get increased funding

February 7, 2011 by  

Police forces in Kingston have received a boost to beat gang crime in the area. They are set to receive an extra 41 percent in funding to help combat gun violence and crimes committed by gangs as a part of the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (PAVIS). This will translate to an extra $800,000 to help the scheme up until 2013.
It’s not yet known how the money will be spent, but it’s likely that some of it be used to [Read more]

Graphic design students told to draw line at spec work

January 15, 2011 by  

The ethics committee of The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD) has again reminded educators of its “no spec work” policy in light of work being produced by students on spec for contests across Ontario.

A committee spokesman says college instructors have been posting information regarding contests which encourage students to develop creative on a speculative basis, which even at the post-secondary level, is against association policy. However, a St. Lawrence College graphic design professor in Kingston, Ont.is suggesting a unique alternative for students who are eager to have their work seen and are planning careers in [Read more]

Book printer is first to install inkjet web press

December 11, 2010 by  

Any print company in Kingston may want to look to Toronto’s Webcom for breaking new ground. The Canadian book printer is the first in the whole land to put in a new Hewlett Packard T300, which is an inkjet web color press. This installation of this new HP T300 is part of Webcom’s new program of investment that will target directories, catalogues and books; the program is called BookFWD and will cost $12 million.

While noteworthy, the installation of the HP web color press is not the only [Read more]

Best printing equipment for brochure printers

November 19, 2010 by  

The best printing equipment for brochure printers like those you find in Kingston are made by some of the top brands in the printing world today. As a rule, these top brands have quickly gotten the attention of printers who value their properties and characteristics which are both a tremendous help to their businesses.

One printer that is at the top of the list is the [Read more]

The benefits of banner printing through a local Kingston printing company

October 28, 2010 by  

If you have banner printing needs and you live in or near Kingston, then you may well be enticed into taking your business to a local printing company. After all, not only will you be helping the local community by spending money there, but you also have a location that’s convenient and close to your home to deal with. While the new fad of online printing companies may seem like a fine idea, local printing companies have decided advantages.

For one, a local printing company will be able to offer face-to-face discussions about your printing needs, whereas an online printing company only offers you a virtual mock-up of your project. This can result in all sorts of delays and confusion as you have to contend with what your project really looks like versus the mock-up version an online printing company shows you on [Read more]