22 February 2017
GERMANY—
Benny Landa
Benny Landa
 Landa has sold it's Metallography technology to Altana of Gremany. Benny Landa introduced this technology at the last Drupa. Metallography is aimed at the foil-transfer market to replace cold or hot foil. I claims to be half the cost of hot foil. The sale will allow Landa to focus on it Nanography printing technology. 
    Altana specializes in inks, coatings and adhesives for the packaging industry. Altana is also an investor in Landa.
22 February 2017
DUSSELDORF—
 
 Drupa the industries lagest printing show has moved it's dates for 2020 by on week. The new dates are Tuesday  June 16 to Friday ,June 26, 2020. The original dates were one week later. Drupa at one point was going over to a 3 year cycle than switched back to a 4 year cycle. The recent change was made because of some conflict with some European holidays . The new dates put Drupa all with in June.
22 February 2017
WINNIPEG—
 
 Pollard banknote has retained the Arizona Lottery contact for another year. Pollard has been doing the instant ticket printing contact for the state of Arizona for several yaers. Despite the buy America pessure in the states. Pollard banknote prints for about 60 lotteries world wide. The company based in Manitoba is Canada's 9 th largest printer ( Graphic Monthly's list of top printers) with about $197 million in sales. It is a publicly traded company on the TSX. 
22 February 2017
MISSISSAUGA—
 
 LasX has installed a twin STP400 digital laser finishing system in Sherwood Printers main production center in Mississauga.Sherwood opporates 14 copy shops in the Greater Totonto area. They do trade work and sell to the quick turn around market. The new system is aimed at the creative side of the market.
15 February 2017
NEW YORK—
Gutenberg Bible the first printed book
Gutenberg Bible the first printed book
Sales of e-books by publishers have fallen by 13% in 2015 vs 2014 according to Nielsen's. The peak of the e-book sales was in 2013. Printed book sales have raisen during the same period. E-book sale have dropped from 27% of the market to 24% of the market. Self published e-book sales have grown from 8% of the e-book market to 12% according to Nielsen's.
15 February 2017
MISSISSAUGA—
 
   Heartland Printing and Graphics filled for bankruptcy in January. They had originally filed for creditor protection. They started in 1998 as a print broker than became a quick printer. They had aquirred a number of other printing companies over the years and had added 4 up sheet fed offset. They owe about $2.4 million. No indication if there will be an action or not.
15 February 2017
VANCOUVER—
Canadian Printing Industries Association
 
The two industry regional associations are trying to revitalize the national association.( Canadian Printing Industries Association -CPIA). A couple of attempts have been made by the CPIA it self to reboot the national organization but have failed. Richard Kouwenhoven of Hemlock Printers in Vancouver is leading the charge and has been elected Chair of the CPIA. 
The B. C. and Ontario Provincial associations are banding together to try to get the national association going again.
14 February 2017
NIAGARA—
Chris Fillingham and Jens Hanson
Chris Fillingham and Jens Hanson
 Pinnacle Litho serves the Niagara region of Ontario and has installed a new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL-75-4+l . They specialize in short run 4 colour work. Work was leaving the area because he was not competive enought. With their new press they can complete a job in 1/3 the time of their previous press. They need a press with quick make ready and lower set up. 
8 February 2017
BRAMPTON—
 
Data Communications (  old Data Business Forms) has bought Thistle Printing of Toronto and Eclipse Colour of Burlington Ontario. It will add about $37 million in sales. Data a public trades company will pay cash and shares in the company to pay for the acquisitions. The company has also increased its borrowing.


8 February 2017
MARKHAM—
 
 Toronto Trade Printers Inc of Toronto has been sold to ICON Digital Productions of Markham. Kieron Pope and partner Steve Niles will be staying on. Toronto Trade will become a division ICON under the name ICON Print and will remain at their current location on Victory Park Ave. Toronto Trade started in 1992 is a sheet fed trade printer in the east side of Toronto.Sales are about $5 million
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