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Introducing our new VIVID fabric
Apr 05, 2017

We know you will be as excited as we are, especially when you see how it prints.  We are thrilled to introduce our new backlit fabric, Vivid.  This new-to-market fabric is cutting-edge; and in addition, Vivid is lightweight and wrinkle resistant, meaning it can be folded without worry  while simultaneously reducing your shipping costs.  Vivid also has just enough stretch, making your installations easier than ever before giving you the perfect image right when you need it.

When installed in McRae Orion Lightboxes, Vivid will magnificently reproduce your images. 

Please contact your customer service representative for your sample.

Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness Walk
Aug 15, 2016

This year 8,300 Canadians will be diagnosed with bladder cancer. It’s the 5th most common cancer in Canada – yet many Canadians have never heard of it and research into the disease is almost non-existent.

We are working hard to change that.

On September 24th, 2016 Bladder Cancer Canada will host the 7th Annual Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness Walk. The first ever Mississauga 5K walk takes place at Erindale Park in Mississauga at Dundas Street West, east of Mississauga Rd. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the walk kicks off at 10 am.

Last year’s Awareness Walk raised approximately $500,000 nationwide, with funds going towards Bladder Cancer Canada’s mission to help patients and their support teams to address the day-to day issues of this disease, increase awareness of bladder cancer among the general public and medical community, and also fund research into the diagnosis, treatment and elimination of bladder cancer.

While not widely known, bladder cancer is a critical issue for Canadians. Here are the facts:

· Bladder is the 5th most common cancer in Canada.

· The number of occurrences is actually higher than recorded, because some provinces do not keep statistics on carcinoma “insitu” bladder cancer ( CIS04), a high-grade cancerous lesion.

· Bladder cancer is the most expensive cancer to treat on a per-patient basis, because of a 6—70% recurrence rate.

· Bladder cancer treatments have not experienced any significant breakthroughs. The same diagnosis and treatment methods have been used for decades. Almost 25% of the funds raised by Bladder Cancer Canada go towards funding research into blacker cancer, including the founding of the Canadian Bladder Cancer Information System (CBCIS).

It’s time to change the situation for the estimated 80,000 Canadians with bladder cancer.

Getting involved in the fight against bladder cancer is simple – starting today, men women and children can register to join a walk in their area at www.bccwalk.ca. There is no cost to join, and participants receive an event t-shirt. For those wishing to pledge support, donations are currently being accepted online at https://goo.gl/U7mBMg. Whether on their own or as part of a team, Canadians will once again join together the September 24th and bring bladder cancer out of the shadows to raise awareness and disease.

About Bladder Cancer Canada

Founded in 2009 by bladder cancer survivors, Bladder Cancer Canada is a nationally-registered Canadian charity. Supported by a Medical Advisory Board and a Medical Research Board consisting of the top bladder cancer specialists across Canada, Bladder Cancer Canada aims to help bladder cancer patients and their support teams address the day-to-day issues of this disease, increase awareness among the general public and medical community and fund research into the diagnosis, treatment and elimination of the disease.

Since the inception of the Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness Walk in 2010, participants have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, with events now taking place in cities across the country. For more information, please visit www.BladderCancerCanada.org. Bladder Cancer Canada is a registered charity #836126060 RR0001.

Pioneering textile printer McRae Imaging installs second EFI Reggiani Printer
Apr 18, 2016

Digital textile printing leader McRae Imaging (Mississauga, Ontario), the first North American business to buy an EFI Reggiani Textile Printer, has now become the first in North America to install a second unit since EFI’s acquisition of Reggiani Macchine (Bergamo, Italy) in July of 2015. The new printer increases the company’s maximum digital textile output to 13,000 square feet (1,200 square metres) per hour. The EFI Reggiani EVO 340 Printer will meet McRae’s growing demand for high-quality, fabric-printed displays. “When people come to visit us and see what the machine is and what we’ve done with it, well, that pretty well seals the deal,” said Bob Murray, Chairman and CEO of McRae Imaging. “It gives us the opportunity to show people what we can produce. Having this machine has done wonderful things for us. And we’re looking forward to working now with EFI.”


McRae Imaging got its start in 1997, when Murray and Richard Kisiel purchased what was, at the time, one of the best shops in North America for reproducing photographic images and prints. McRae Imaging eventually became one of the first shops in North America to start printing on fabric. After getting established in the fabric printing market, they purchased their first Reggiani ReNOIR printer, a 3.4-metre machine capable of printing on a wide range of substrates. Before installing that printer, McRae Imaging’s equipment could process about 3,000 square feet (279 square metres) per hour. “The Reggiani printer allowed us to take on jobs we couldn’t produce fast enough before,” Murray explained. Today, as mentioned earlier, with both printers, McRae Imaging’s output can reach an unprecedented 13,000 square feet (1,200 square meters) per hour.

An eco-friendly alternative to traditional printed signage

In addition to gaining productivity and quality, McRae Imaging has reaped other benefits from Reggiani technology. The company’s Reggiani printer is a very eco-friendly machine, running water-based inks with little to no odour and low power consumption. McRae’s customers also see savings on shipping, since its printed pieces are much lighter than other materials used in signage and graphics . Plus, fabric-printed signs can be folded to create smaller packages, also lowering shipping costs.


EFI Reggiani printers also offer increased sustainability because they use less ink. The printers’ ink recovery system is especially beneficial in the amount of savings it can create for customers. “There are just so many advantages to fabric printing,” Murray added. “There was a point in 2008 where people were starting to talk about eco-friendly, but then the downturn happened. Now I’m seeing it start to come back as people recognize that we have to watch the environment. Our machines are eco-friendly, and that’s another advantage of the Reggiani printers.”


EFI Reggiani products are designed to simplify textile production across a wide range of industries. EFI’s complete printer portfolio, which also features the industry’s top LED and UV inkjet narrow, wide and super wide-format technologies, gives customers profitable opportunities in “The Imaging of Things,” delivering greater product customization and appeal in everything – from signage and packaging to décor, apparel and industrial manufacturing.   

Full Article: http://graphicartsmag.com/news/2016/04/pioneering-textile-printer-mcrae-imaging-installs-second-efi-reggiani-digital-printer/ 

CEO Bob Murray Discusses Dye Sublimation Printing With Reggiani at SGIA
Nov 12, 2015

Click on the link below to watch a short interview with Bob Murray CEO of McRae Imaging Inc. from the EFI booth at the 2015 SGIA show in Atlanta.  The topic at hand is the purchase of a second Reggiani Dye Sublimation Press by McRae Imaging Inc. and the current trend of direct to fabric printing.

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This is the second Reggiani Press for McRae Imaging Inc but the first one purchased from EFI.  Bob Murray discusses the advantages of both the Reggiani ReNoir Press and direct to fabric printing.  Listen as he explains why McRae Imaging Inc decided to buy a second Reggiani Press and the advantages it presents. 

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