7 November 2018

Vistaprint's plant in Windsor Ontario
Vistaprint's plant in Windsor Ontario
Cimpress ( parent of Vistaprint) has described  sales growth as “disappointing” after revenues came in below expectations. Cimpress reported “revenue weakness across all our segments” and said that currency changes combined with the knock-on effects of acquisitions and disposals had impacted the figures. Adjusted net operating profit was down 49% to $5.3m.

6 November 2018

EUROPE—

Counterfeiters most popular currency
Counterfeiters most popular currency
One of the biggest and most modern Counterfeiting print shops in Europe raided . In an operation supported by Europol, the European authorities with the collaboration of the US Secret Service have seized €11 million and $1.7 million in counterfeit 50, 100 and 500 euro banknotes, as well as 100 and 50 counterfeit US dollars.

6 November 2018

MISSISAUGA—

Left to right: David Gallant, Vice President at Flash Reproductions; Brennan Wright, Sales Consultant at Sydney Stone; Rich Pauptit, President at Flash Reproductions.
L to R t: David Gallant of Flash; Brennan Wright, Sales Sydney Stone; Rich Pauptit, President ,  Flash Reproductions.
Flash Reproductions recently installed the DigiBook 450 Perfect Binder. The Morgana 450 PUR  highlights being with  its ability to bind a 17.7”-long spine and apply a cover as thick as 400 GSM. The machine comes with a ULC certification direct from the factory. Sydney Stone is the exclusive distributor of Morgana in Canada .

6 November 2018

TOKYO—

Printing the sides of trucks in one pass
Printing on the sides of trucks in one pass. 
Ricoh has announced they has reached an agreement to buy LAC Corporation which  has  inkjet technology that supports printing on three-dimensional surfaces such as  on the sides of cars, trucks, aircraft and even tires and glass bottles. This acquisition is aimed at strengthening Ricoh’s industrial printing business.It is expected to close  on October 31, 2018.

31 October 2018

RICHMOND HILL (ONT.)—

After only 2 years files for bankruptcy
After only 2 years files for bankruptcy
In a double bankruptcy MFM Graphic Design & Print and Pyxalis Inc have both closed. MFM which had a 6 colour 40" had let staff go several months ago. Pyxalis which owned MFM closed down at the being of October and filed for bankruptcy. Pyxalis which was located beside MFM bought MFM several years ago. Pyxalis was wide format and digital printing. MFM was started back in 1984 was offset.

31 October 2018

OTTAWA—

 
Canada Post is informing customers that they can expect to see delivery delays as escalating strike activity by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) continues to impact it's operations. The  rotating strikes have shut down Canada Post’s operations in 52 cities and towns across the country.

31 October 2018

EDMONTON—

eft to right: Ulrich Hermann, CDO Heidelberg; and Ian Burke, CEO of Burke Group. Back row from left to right: Clint Ferner, Heidelberg Canada; Barry Burke and Carmen Rouselle, both from Burke Group;  and David Schmedding, Head of Corporate & Digital Business Development at Heidelberg)
L to R t: Ulrich Hermann, CDO Heidelberg; and Ian Burke, CEO of Burke . Back row L to R : Clint Ferner, Heidelberg; Barry Burke and Carmen Rouselle, from Burke; and David Schmedding, Heidelberg)
Burke Group of Edmonton, Canada recently signed the First North American Heidelberg Subscription contract,  without the challenges that come with equipment ownership. The contract includes a new Speedmaster XL 106 8-color perfector with coater and LE UV curing, a Stahlfolder TH 82-P with the high performance PFX pallet feeder, and a POLAR N 137 cutting machine.

31 October 2018

PRINT 18—

 to Right: Robert Ross, of Xanté; Michael Steele Sydney Stone; Mark Priede,
 to Right: Robert Ross, of Xanté; Michael Steele Sydney Stone; Mark Priede,Vice President of Xanté; Dylan Westgate,of Sydney Stone.
 
 Xante has  announce that Sydney Stone has officially become the Exclusive Distributor of Xanté products in Canada. Sydney Stone will continue to sell Xanté products directly as well as through the existing network of Canadian dealers.  Sydney Stone is the ideal company to represent Xanté in Canada. With warehouses and showrooms in both Toronto and Vancouver and 24- hour online ordering ”Mark Priede, Vice President of Sales for  Xanté. 

24 October 2018

TORONTO—

Direct Mail Volumes Get Hit
Direct Mail Volumes Get Hit
 The Canadian Union of Postal Workers which represents 50,000 postal workers  has announced that it plans to continue their strike action in Toronto . The Gateway  facility in Mississauga and the South Central plant in the Toronto’s east end process roughly two-thirds of all  mail in Canada. The strike action began on Tuesday . On Wednesday morning CUPW announced that Kelowna, BC would also be hit by rotating strikes .

24 October 2018

TOKYO—

Fujifilm wins current legal battle
Fujifilm wins current legal battle
 Fujifilm  has won an appeal in its legal battles with Xerox overturning preliminary injunctions  that had blocked their  merger. Xerox in May scrapped a $6.1 billion deal with Fujifilm .The ruling by the  US  Court could give the Japanese firm leverage to bring Xerox management back to the negotiating table. Fujifilm is also suing Xerox in a separate U.S. suit that seeks well over $1 billion, accusing it of breach of contract in abandoning the deal.

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