17 January 2018

NEWYORK—

Fujifilm has plenty of cash for M&A
Fujifilm has plenty of cash for M&A
 The Wall Street Journal and several others in the financial media have been reporting that Fujifilms and Xerox are in talks. The talks may or may not include a change  in control of Xerox. Fujifilms and Xerox have been partners in Fuji Xerox since 1962. Fuji owns  75% of the partnership that sells into the  Asia Pacific market.

17 January 2018

COQUITLAM, B.C.—

HP Indigo 20000
HP Indigo 20000 30 inches wide
Associated Labels and Packaging has completed installation of an HP Indigo 20000 digital press, as it expands its offering, including digital printing of flexible packaging on eco-friendly materials.The HP Indigo 20000 digital press doubles digital capacity for Associated Labels and Packaging, operating until now its digital services with two HP Indigo WS6800 digital presses.

17 January 2018

MARKHAM—

New 20,000 sq. ft. Plant
ICON print New 20,000 sq. ft. Plant
ICON print ( formally Toronto Trade Printer) has moved into a 20,000 sq. ft. plant at 340 Alden Rd. from their original Victoria Park Ave location. They bought the building last year and spent several months moving while still serving customers. With the new location they will be adding  new equipment. ICON print is a trade printer in the greater Toronto Area with offset, digital, die cutting and bindery  capabilities.

17 January 2018

DRUMMONDVILLE—

AGFA -Jeti Ceres
Pierre Pepin President of DPI with AGFA -Jeti Ceres
DPI Group has added  a Agfa Jeti Titan HS and the Jeti Ceres.
The Jeti Ceres is a 3.2m roll-to-roll UV LED inkjet printer that delivers extremely high print quality up to 10.5 feet wide. With speeds up to 2002 ft²/hr. Capable of unattended printing, Jeti Ceres offers six colors plus optional white and/or primer. Configurable with an optional dual roll and back-up camera, Jeti Ceres can print mesh and porous substrates without a liner.

10 January 2018

CHICAGO— 

To be held in Dallas
To be held in Dallas
2019 will be the beginning of the print trade show wars in North America. SGIA has announced a deal with NAPCO to launch a new printing industry trade show called Print United. The show is to be held in Dallas Texas. The show will be from October 23 to 25 right near Graph Expo in Chicago on October 13 to 16th. How two show both aimed at the same graphic arts industry so close together will work.

10 January 2018

 
 Both Fastsigns and Minuteman Press claim in recent press release that they have top spot in US Entrepreneur Magazines ranking of Franchisors. The Franchise issue of the magazine is not out yet. When the magazine was asked who has top spot PrintCAN was told neither is the number one overall. Each are in separate categories one for Sign franchises and one for Printing/ Marketing franchises. Both are active in Canada. 

10 January 2018

TORONTO—

Industry's Job board
Industry's Job board activity 
The last year has seen a dramatic increase in the number of job postings. PrintJOBS.ca the industry job board ( sister site to PrintCAN.com) has reported a 40 to 50% increase of posted jobs. Ads are staying up longer and more jobs have been posted for the industry skilled jobs such as offset pressmen, prepress and estimators. Ads for sales people are always strong in good times or bad times.

10 January 2018

BOISBRAIND—

 
 Groupe Lettra has installed an Anapurna M3200i RTR which is a 3.2 m wide highend  roll-to-roll UV inkjet printer that produces indoor and outdoor applications at a productivity of up to 123 m²/hr.Groupe Lettra specializes in all types of vehicle lettering, large-size printing, all posters, signs, banners and commercial stickers.

3 January 2018

WINNIPEG—

The worlds second largest scratch-and-win printer
The worlds second largest scratch-and-win printer
Pollard Banknote have seen sale increase of more than 200% in the last year instant  ticket lottery sales. Scratch-and-win is the fastest growing part of the lottery business in North America. With over half of it's sales in lottery tickets they have become the worlds second largest printer of instant lottery tickets.

3 January 2018

OTTAWA—

Insight into the latest direct mail marketing
Insight into the latest direct mail marketing
 Canada Post has come out with its summary of the Think Inside the Box 2017 conference. It has all been put into a personalized direct mail piece called Unpacking the latest marketing insights.  The five  key points are

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