Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area. Its southern border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Various indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. Beginning in the 16th century, British and French expeditions explored and later settled along the Atlantic coast. As a consequence of various armed conflicts, France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces. This began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Statute of Westminster of 1931 and culminated in the Canada Act of 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament.

Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government. The country is a realm within the Commonwealth of Nations, a member of the Francophonieand officially bilingual at the federal level. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education. It is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. Canada’s long and complex relationship with the United States has had a significant impact on its economyand culture.

A developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks. Canada is part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, NATO, the G7, the Group of Ten, the G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperationforum.

 

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Thu June 24th

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Ulrich Stetter on scaling your printing ...

In this session, we talk to Ulrich Stetter, who is the Geschäftsführer/Managing Director of Schleunungsdruck - one of the largest printing companies in Europe. In this conversation, we will have the opportunity to learn when it's time to scale - both up and down- which KPI's Stetter believes are important in operating a successful printing company. Learn! Ulrich Stetter recently became President of Intergraf! LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ulrich-stetter-72227a1/

Thu June 24th

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Warren Werbitt learning from failures · ...

Warren Werbitt is one of the most openminded persons we know, and in this session he talks about failure, and how to learn and recover from these. Great session! LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/warrenwerbitt/

Thu June 24th

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Michael Green changed to process-free pl...

In this session, we talk to Michael Green from Hueney in Quebec, Canada, about his change from standard plates to process-free plates. Interesting journey, and pretty much without any obstacles. LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelgreenhueneye/

Sun April 25th

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Replay: Fast Deploy Methods for Printing...

How to capture new markets with speed, predefined products, templates, and prices Printing News Magazine - READER’S CHOICE TOP PRODUCTS 2017 winner for “Top Web-To-Print Software and Storefront” and ”Top Plug-Ins”, AmazingPrint.com’s platform provides rapid deployment of printing websites with the largest variety of pre-built products, pre-built pricelists and design online templates. Amazing Print’s web to print platforms cover all aspects of online ordering: Design, Preflight, Estimate, Manage and Fulfill for trade printers, franchises, printshops and sign makers. ePrintSite has the most advanced and the most flexible Content Management System (CMS) for printing websites. Customize all aspects of your print website theme with our mobile friendly fully customizable template. Add your logo, change your text, change your template, add your products, change your menu, change your prices, you can do it all from your website administration panel without the need of hiring a web designer or consultant to aid you in the process. eCardBuilder – a what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG designer) design engine, has been rated in over 20 focus groups to be the “EASIEST to use Designer”, and can be found in thousands of print shops in 15+ countries worldwide. Slava Apel https://www.linkedin.com/in/webtoprint/

Sat April 17th

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Warren Werbitt · Fast Forward · Indigo ·...

Well, first of all, I like the pink shirt that I'm wearing. But the Indigo... It's I'm actually an investor with my brother. Partner with my brother in a label company called Stick2. And we're just really proud of the equipment. The Crown Pub started last year when the pandemic started. I think it was around March or April. And I was invited on. And then I've been on every week since. Which, by the way, had there been no Covid, I wouldn't have thirty five friends around the world. That was from the last PaperSpecs Unboxing event. Went on to the event, had a great time. Sabine does a wonderful job with it. And I had requested from one of the Sappi reps some Sappi paper. I was just at the office. I was walking through the back. And just looking for one of those candid shots of... And stick my face in front of a machine. In front of a camera. I got my first shot three weeks ago. And I got to tell you, I didn't realize how crazy Covid was making me in my head. But when I got that shot, I almost could have cried. I felt like it was Warren 2.0. And I was given a second chance on life. So we were fishing carp. That's the setup. Where you basically just plant your polls. And you have line readers. And you sit there. And I was basically working remotely. I have ADHD, so I bounce around a lot. Then it became ADHDTV. Because I sit with the remote control and keep changing channels. My kids gave me a remote control without batteries. So I could sit in the room. But I am bouncing. When I get into a boat or I'm standing in the water with a fly rod, I could not be more peaceful. My brain is getting creative. I'm thinking. I have nothing with me. That is the best. I'm not worried. Print has always been evolving and changing. The only thing I would like is... I would like for... And please everyone listen. I would like for all the negative people in our industry to get the hell out. Before they take us down for no reason. It's about bringing the positivity back to the industry. Because we need to be upbeat and we need to attract young talent. All you old people out.

Fri April 16th

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Joanne Gore · Fast Forward · Radio · Boo...

That radio is funny. I can remember that radio being in my life from the time I was a little girl. We had a little tiny little black and white TV. That got two channels. And I just remember pushing the buttons and trying to find the sound. And when my mom passed and a few years ago, I got a bunch of her stuff. This radio was in there. I'm hearing the same ads, but on different podcasts now. The type of communication hasn't changed. And I love how podcasts have evolved. It takes at least ten touches before your brand is a memory. Is even recognizable. That's where you can really start to recognize the buying patterns and the behaviors. And yeah, a lot of it is because we are bombarded and hit by so many messages. On so many channels. Scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. Oh, oh, I'm going to stop for a second. That spark that makes somebody stop. It becomes a little bit tricky, especially if you're selling a B2B solution. The smart companies are using their employees as brand ambassadors. I tend to be creative with words that need to be graphic designer. I got into the print industry as a typesetter. I have roots in print. And a lot of what I surround myself with are those fond memories. I've got illustrations of my parents. These are the things that I look at. That no matter what craziness is going on. I feel like so much has changed. But yet so much has stayed the same. I think we should stop calling it the print industry. And start calling it the communications industry. You know, I've been hearing for years print is dead. Print isn't dead. Print is dead. Print isn't dead. Print has changed. Print is different. Print is more. Print is communication. Print is the only medium where you can take a digital brand and actually make it physical. Are we ever going to call ourselves the communications industry? I think that would be awesome.

Thu April 15th

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George Folickman · Fast Forward · Esko ·...

Before coming to Tilia Labs, I began my career at Esko. Focused on the CAD and CAM side of the Esko business. At the time, one of the biggest challenges that was always prevalent in when we would call on these customers is like: layout creation. Back in 2018, a small startup company started coming up on the radar: Tilia Labs. We started hearing about them from our companies. And something that was really unique about what they were doing is that they were incorporating this cost aspect to lay out an imposition. But once digging into a little bit further, I realized that it's not just throw items onto a sheet or nine up on a carton on a press sheet and go. There's a lot more ways that we can optimize that. And really actually save a converter a lot of money. That was really new and interesting and exciting for me. Back in 2018 I kept following the company. Eventually met Sagen, the CEO. Thought he was a really interesting and exciting kind of younger energy in this industry. From there, it just kind of took off. I joined Tilia Labs in 2019. I joined with my colleague Tyler Thompson. We came over to really establish their sales organization. Their direct sales here in North America. I saw some recent stats that say on average, the prepress person is spending about 15 minutes on imposition per job. I think most people think of it as a necessary evil. Obviously, there's a lot more to it. She walked into my office and I had a glass of ice water sitting on my desk. And she had seen this glass of ice water there like a couple of days in a row. How many times do you refill this water glass? And I looked at her and I was like: I don't know, once a day, maybe. Whenever I'm thirsty. And two days later, I get this very, very large box from Amazon. And she brings it into my office and says, go ahead and open this up, it's for you. Inside is like the world's largest water bottle that I have ever seen in my life.

Sun February 28th

Julie Watson · Over The Skype · Ultimate...

Your humble editor was late for this interview, but despite that, this conversation with CEO Julie Watson from Ultimate TechnoGraphics was really GREAT. The Canadian-based company, founded in 1989, is the developer behind the widely used software Impostrip. In this 'Over The Skype' session, CEO Julie Watson and editor Morten Reitoft speak about the newly released update of Impostrip, APIs, workflow/automation, the industry, and of course, where Julie Watson sees the future for her company. Great session - enjoy!

Fri December 25th

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Mergers & Acquisitions · Sean Cavan...

In this Holiday Special, we talk to Sean Cavanagh, Author and Managing Director of First Servant Capital Corporation - an M&A specialist company. In this almost hour-long conversation, we talk about the process, the valuation, expectations, and how you can maximize your selling price. Sean Cavanagh is a great inspiration. He has been part of numerous acquisitions in the printing industry. With a father who used to be a printer, Sean Cavanagh knows everything worth knowing about M&As but also understands the printing industry. Enjoy this session! GET the book YBAWS that Sean Refers to here: https://www.amazon.com/YBAWS-Think-Company-Valuable-Worth-ebook/dp/B01KRDH6GU/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=sean+cavanagh&qid=1608894555&sr=8-5

Sun December 6th

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Helping printers estimate faster, plan s...

Reliance on human decision-making for planning and imposition is becoming complex and unsustainable. Tilia Labs is leveraging AI technology to drive a revolution in preproduction, helping printers estimate faster, plan smarter, and manufacture profitably.

Tue April 28th

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Sagen De Jonge · Over The Skype · Tilia ...

In this 'Over the Skype' session, I have the pleasure of talking to Sagen De Jonge from Tilia Labs. Tilia Labs have, in few years, got a lot of recognition from the market for their imposition/planning tool Phoenix. In this session, we talk about AI, API, and how Phoenix help printing companies to become more efficient. As with all our ‘Over the Skype’ interviews, quality is limited to bandwidth, web-cams, and ability to literally LIVE mix the conversations. However, it works, and with Over the Skype, we will bring you more than 20 exciting people, and angles on the industry as it is right now. Enjoy!

Sat April 11th

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Raymond Duval · Over The Skype · Ultimat...

Ultimate TechnoGraphics is a Canadian based software company known for Impostrip and software within workflow/automation. In this, Over the Skype conversation editor, Morten Reitoft talks to Raymond Duval about workflow/automation, the market potentials, and what drives the decisions to invest in workflow/automation solutions. As with all our 'Over the Skype' interviews, quality is limited to bandwidth, web-cams, and ability to literally LIVE mix the conversations. However, it works, and with Over the Skype, we will bring you more than 20 exciting people, and angles on the industry as it is right now. Enjoy!

Mon December 9th

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Think Smart Factory is a Must Attend Eve...

At the Think Smart Factory event in Kyoto, we got the chance to talk to Raymon Duval from Ultimate Technographics, and as you can hear and see in this INKISH film, he is as positive about the event as we are. Ultimate TechnoGraphics has been around for some time and is known for, among other automation solutions, Impostrip. We hope to bring you more film from these great people in the nearby future :-) In the meanwhile - enjoy the interview with Raymond Duval.

Sun December 8th

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Sagen De Jonge at the INKISH NON-EVENT 2...

INKISH hosted for the first time ever our NON-EVENT. The Non-event is celebrating the people that have been in front of the camera, or been supporting INKISH during the past years. This is a new recurring event, and the idea is to give space for the people we have featured to connect in a new way. We invited 150 people, and 32 decided to join us. Our guests came from Japan, Canada, USA, UK, Belgium, Sweden, and Denmark - and we are confident that next year, even more, will come. We asked most of our participants to talk LIVE during the dinner - and here is Sagen De Jonge from Canada. Sagen De Jonge is one of the two owners of Tilia Labs, one of our favourite companies to cover on INKISH. Tilia Labs have reached star-recognition for their Phoenix imposition/planning software, and we were so happy when Sagen De Jonge and Scott More announced to come to our Non-Event. Enjoy!

Sat March 23rd

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The Next Version of the Printing Industr...

CEO Slava Apel from Amazing Print Tech is known for many roles in the printing industry and in this film, you will get an idea about his doings - and there is a lot. We met him at Print®18 in Chicago where he had at least two roles. One role was as the exhibitor of his award-winning software company Amazing Print Tech, and second as a speaker at one of the educational tracks. Slava Apel is an author, a speaker, a business developer, a consultant, and a true entrepreneur in the best meaning, and when you listen to his doings, you can't avoid being impressed. The list of things that he manages to accomplish is amazing. Visiting multiple printing companies. Writing several books. Leading a software company, and from my follow of Slava Apel on LinkedIn, he is also active in his local business community. Watch, listen, like, and of course, share.

Thu November 22nd

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Multilane Imposition To Be Used With HP ...

In this film, we visit Albelli in Den Haag in The Netherlands. We are together with Scott More and Sagen De Jonge from Tilia Labs who are sponsoring this episode. Albelli is one the major photoproduct printer in Europe and we are visiting them because they are using Tilia Labs Phoenix to impose. Albelli chose to work with Tilia Labs since they invested in a new HP Indigo 50000 - the first in Europe - and wanted to impose their photobooks into multi-lanes in order to use the current binding equipment. With the efficiency of Phoenix, they are now able to utilize the Indigo-Work-Horse to the fullest and not only does that require handling of huge PDF files (up to 20gb) but also to handle imposition in reverse order, since the reels have to be handled afterward in existing binding equipment. So two stories could be told - but there is more to it. Albelli is automating as much as they can and one of the requirements was to have an imposition software that could be handled via an API. Using an API enable Albelli IT to integrate all the imposition processes directly into their workflow which gives Albelli huge advantages in their workflow. A fantastic story in a fantastic printing company, and with ​amazing software done by crazy nice people. Thank you for the opportunity to shoot this film and thank you for your support!

Mon September 17th

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Amazing Growth in 2018 and it doesn̵...

Sagen de Jonge is CEO of Tilia Labs - a company that we have already covered a few times here on INKISH.TV. We met him at Albelli in The Netherlands recently and asked him about the very nearby future. It seems that the company is busy and not resting on their laurels. With a 100% growth in 2018 and an appetite for more in 2019, we look forward to following this exciting company. Listen to Sagen de Jonge here.

Mon September 3rd

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Tilia Labs Makes Your Printing Company M...

Tilia Labs is one of our favorite companies in the printing industry for many reasons. One is, of course, the amazing products they do - and as you already may know - their products are all about imposition, nesting, and planning. Their flagship Phoenix is a truly versatile product that not only has a great user interface but maybe more important also feature a REST API. Many printers may not know what this is but very short; this is the interface (for programmers) that enables your MIS, ERP, Web-to-Print, what-ever software to connect and utilize the strength of the Tilia Labs Phoenix software. The second reason why we really like this company is that of Sagen de Jonge and Scott More. The two owners are simply nice hanging out with. Their drive, motivation, and personality are just great and when you listen to the two owners, friends and brothers in arms they talk about coding, technology, market, and teaser often each other with comments that to regular​ people is just, well - secret codes? We got to know Sagen and Scott when we did the film at The Bernard Group, and we really would like you to know them too.

Thu November 30th

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INKISH.TV Proudly presents: Slava Apel ·...

This is a short presentation of Slava Apel from Amazing Print Tech - a Canadian software company producing - well, as Slava says himself - Web-to-Print software in a nutshell. The software has become one of the major solutions in the printing industry and won numerous awards and prices. Slava Apel is also a quite interesting man since he is also writing books, articles and participating in industry events. I am quite sure we will see more to Slave here on INKISH.TV. Stay tuned!