21 February 2018

NEW YORK—

Things get messy at the largest envelope maker
Things get messy at the largest envelope maker
 Brigade Capital, a note holder of North America's largest envelope maker Cenveo has asked a New York bankruptcy court to appoint an examiner to look into insider dealings at the company. They claim that the restructuring plans would give bonuses to management and shortchange creditors. They also claim current management would get substantial equity in the new company of up to 12% and be released from estate claims.

21 February 2018

ALTONA, MANITOBA— 

manroland Exolution R708P LED UV press
manroland Exolution R708P LED UV press 41"
The all-new Evolution from manroland Sheet- fed begins installation in the early Spring at Friesens’ Altona, facility.Equipped with SAPL, autonomous and simultaneous make-ready feature, Friesens can now exchange plates in under one minute while simultaneously washing up the press.  The real ability of the press lies in the colour control science exclusive to Manroland Sheetfed with the InlineColorPilot system. . This will be their first entry into the LED UV market for an offset press .

21 February 2018

LYNDHURST, N.Y.—

Trend Report UV and LED Printing
Trend Report UV and LED Printing
New trends report about the proliferation, and its contributing factors, of UV and LED digital printing. Fast emerging as a cost-effective and high-quality alternative to traditional printing methods such as offset and flexo, UV and LED digital printing has several notable advantages. The report highlights these advantages, as well as the sustainability factors that are driving printers to embrace UV and LED technologies.

21 February 2018

FARMINGDALE , N.Y.—

Minuteman Press new look
Minuteman Press new look
 "One of our writers came up with the idea of 'the modern printing industry' and I thought it was fantastic," says Nick Titus, Minuteman Press Vice President of Marketing. "We Are The Modern Printing Industry™ showcases the latest innovations, products, and services that are now available to Minuteman Press customers through our franchise locations. We fully embrace ancillary industries such as promotional products, custom branded apparel, large format printing, and direct mail. Utilizing technology such as dye sublimation printing and large format printing has been incredible.

15 February 2018

TORONTO—

Pictured from left to right. Mohamed Pasha and Will Hagen Press crew, Brett Rogers from Komcan Inc and Gottfried Hildenbrand Founder and General Manager of Swiss Print International.
left to right. Mohamed Pasha and Will Hagen Press crew, Brett Rogers from Komcan Inc and Gottfried Hildenbrand Founder and General Manager.
Komcan Inc. has announced the sale of a Komori LS 440 with tower coater and extended delivery and full automation package to Swiss Print International. The new press will be added to Swiss Print’s existing two 40-inch presses currently be operated at their Enterprise Road location in Etobicoke.

14 February 2018

TORONTO— 

Reduced capacity increases prices
Reduced capacity increases prices
After remaining stable for the last four or five  years paper prices are going up. There may be any were from 2 to 3 price increases this year.The initial increase will be 3% to 7& depending on grade. Increases will be for both coated and uncoated.Sources said increases could happen in the next several weeks to a month.

14 February 2018

NEW YORK—

Shareholders have to vote 51% in favour of the deal
Shareholders have to vote 51% in favour of the deal. Already 13% say no.
Xerox major shareholders Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason have come out against Fujifilm's take over of Xerox. Darwin Deason has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block the deal claiming that the deal " undervalues Xerox and disproportionately favours Fuji". He also claims a sealed lock-up deal agreed to 17 years ago would give Fujifilm control of intellectual property rights in Asia in the event of the sale of Xerox USA.

14 February 2018

TORONTO—

Webcom gets into short run case binding
Webcom gets into short run case binding
 Webcom has invested in short-run case binding machinery from GP2 Technologies.  The new solution is ideally suited for short-run hardcover book orders in quantities of 1 to 1,000.The case binding equipment is designed primarily for book sizes from 5 ½ × 8 ½ to 8 ½ × 11 inches and spine thicknesses from 1/8 to 3 inches.

9 February 2018

MISISSAUGA— 

 
On Monday January 22nd  Printer Gateway stopped taking orders and shut their website down. All staff were let go after a meeting in the afternoon. Customers were sent an e-mail saying that Printer Gateway was no longer taking  orders. Also stated that " We have strategically elected to focus our energies and use our assets for  internal use. "

7 February 2018

STAMFORD—

Robert Burton CEO of Cenveo and formerly of Moore Business Forms
Robert Burton CEO of Cenveo and formerly of Moore Business Forms
 Cenveo the largest manufacture of envelopes in North America has filed for Chapter 11.The 99 year old company at one time know as Mail Well has about 40 plants in the US. With sales of  about $1.5 billion , debt of $1.4 and only assets go $790 million it was running out of cash. Envelopes made up 47% of their sales the rest was labels, commercial printing and publisher services. They had about 50 plants in the US and 5,200 employees. They blame the shift by marketers from the mailbox to the internet.

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