18 April 2018

SCARBOROUGH—

 
Copywell has bought Canadian Printco. Canadian Printco specialized in black and white printing of instruction books, directories, soft bound books and financial printing. They had sales of around $2.5 million. Canadian Printco equipment included   cold set web presses , sheetfed presses and digital presses

18 April 2018

WINDSOR—

Some of Vistaprint Staff. One of Windsor's largest employeers
Some of Vistaprint Staff. One of Windsor's largest employers
 Vistaprint’s Canadian manufacturing facility has been named ‘Best of the Best’ in the Best Workplaces in the Americas (BWA) competition by Printing Industries of America. For 18 years, Printing Industries of America’s BWA program has acted as an acknowledgment of printing industry excellence in human resources practices. A panel from the print industry judged entrants against benchmarking categories that include : Communication & Culture, Employee Resources & Benefits, and Work Environment & Safety. 

18 April 2018

VAUGHAN—

Komori GL640C
Komori GL640C with high pile delivery
 Whitehouse Graphics has purchased a new Komori GL640C.The press will be equipped with Fully Automatic Plate Changers, PDC-SX Closed Loop Colour Control system, and KHS-AI – Komori’s productivity improvement system, which automatically optimizes various press presets by self-learning.With a scheduled installation for end of April, 2018, the GL640C will be charged with producing all of Whitehouse’s printed work, replacing their previous press.

18 April 2018

LONDON—

Decal and Tickets
Decal and Tickets
Jones Packaging Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire pressure sensitive label business from ACME Decal a ticket, tag, label and decal manufacturer in Toronto. All the label equipment will be moved to Jones plant in London . The transition of business will take place over the next month .

11 April 2018

AMSTERDAM—

Forest Stewardship Council
Forest Stewardship Council
Greenpeace International has pulled out of the Forest Stewardship Council(FSC). Greenpeace was one of the original members of FSC when it was founded 25 years ago. Matt Dagget, global leader for Greenpeace forest campaign said " we no longer have confidence that FSC alone can consistently guarantee enough protection, especially when forests are facing multiple threats.

11 April 2018

NEW YORK—

 
Mohawk Papers announced  has purchased Crane Stationery. This acquisition includes all three premium Crane brands - Crane & Co., William Arthur and Vera Wang. This marks the latest expansion for Mohawk.Crane founded in 1801, has been synonymous with luxurious cotton papers and the finest personalized stationery in the world.

11 April 2018

MISSISSAUGA—

Inca Onset UV flatbed Printer
Inca Onset UV flatbed Printer
 CJ GRAPHICS announced the purchase of a  Fuji Inca Onset wide-format UV flatbed inkjet printer as the latest addition to Digital Large Format Division.The Onset is capable of producing quality prints at speeds in excess of 4,300 ft 2/hr equating to over 80 5’ x 10’ beds per hour. Onset technology features full bed print array and choice of finishes from low glare satin to high impact gloss.

11 April 2018

CHICAGO—

Seth Godin Marketing Entepreneur
Seth Godin Marketing Entepreneur
 Seth Godin is a world-renowned entrepreneur, and a marketing and publishing guru who has a reputation for driving change and thinking outside the box. His keynote at PRINT® 18, scheduled for September 30, 2018. He published 18 best-selling books, he  also brings a unique perspective to the post-industrial world in .His favorite topics include the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and—most of all—changing everything.

11 April 2018

BOUCHERVILLE—

AFC-566FG folder and CRF-362 creaser folder
AFC-566FG folder and CRF-362 creaser folder
Imprimerie Reflet  has installed  two  Standard/Horizon folding systems purchased from KBR Graphics, the Canadian distributor.
The AFC-566FG is a folder was designed for ultra-quick changeovers and the ability to handle sensitive digitally-imaged sheets. It is equipped with 6-fold-plates, which allows a wide variety of fold patterns in a minimum amount of floor space, at speeds running up to 42,000 sheets/hr.

4 April 2018

WASHINGTON—

Canadian Book printers get competitive advantage in US market
Canadian Book printers get competitive advantage in US market
US Department of Commerce tariff  to extend beyond newspaper publishers. The duties on Canadian uncoated ground wood will affect US printers of directories, books and insert or flyer printers. American printers are complaining that this new price increase will put them at a disadvantage. Quad/Graphics and a number of publisher associations have started a coalition to fight the tariffs.

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