16 October 2019

Down by 1% per year till at least 2023
Down by 1% per year till at least 2023
Commercial printing revenues are forecast to fall less than 1.0% yearly in dollars to 2023, according to Commercial Printing: a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Overcapacity due to a long-term trend of declining demand is contributing to intense competition and driving down prices, magnifying industry revenue losses. However, increasing paper prices and growing demand for custom, individualized packaging are expected to prevent faster declines.

16 October 2019

TORONTO—

Martin Bachant President Xerox Canada
Martin Bachant President Xerox Canada
Xerox announced today the appointment of Martin Bachant as president of Xerox Canada Ltd. He will report to Mike Feldman, president of Americas Operations for Xerox. “In my 30 years with the company,Prior to his appointment, Bachant was senior vice president of Xerox’s Canadian sales operations, responsible for the overall technology and services growth strategy, national business development, and strategic investments.

16 October 2019

SAN FRANCISCO—

Linotype from Grabhorn machines
Linotype from Grabhorn machines
Although digital typesetting and offset lithography have largely rendered type casting obsolete, letterpress printing and type founding remains alive at Grabhorn with techniques and equipment a century old. One of perhaps 100 people worldwide who cast type.  By the 1980s, nearly all letterpress gear was abandoned when offset printing took over.

16 October 2019

MONTREAL— 

transcontinental original big money maker Publisac flyer distribution bags
transcontinental original big money maker Publisac flyer distribution bags
Transcontinental announce the launch of the Publisac bag made from 100% recycled plastic, and still 100% recyclable, a commitment made by  this past spring to the Environment Commission of the Montréal Metropolitan Community. Taking an ecodesign approach, with the support of Éco Entreprises Québec,

16 October 2019

PARIS—

New name and Logo for Neopost
New name and Logo for Neopost
Neopost mailing and document management group acquired MC Software in 2012, and subsequently brought it together with three of its other software businesses to form its Quadient subsidiary.
Neopost said the change would reflect the new organisation it announced at the beginning of the year, alongside its “back to growth”

9 October 2019

Paper only 1% of Greenhouse emissions
Paper only 1% of Greenhouse emissions
 The pulp, paper and print industry is one of the lowest contributing industrial sectors to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at only 1% of emissions worldwide,  but consumers don’t know it.
A recent consumer survey by Two Sides showed a disconnect between consumer perceptions and the facts about the industry’s impact on global GHG emissions. The survey showed that 29% of the public believe that paper production is a major contributor to global GHG emissions.

9 October 2019

MONTREAL—

Holland & Crosby Plant in Mississauga
Holland & Crosby Plant in Mississauga
Transcontinental Printing has announced the acquisition of Holland & Crosby  located in Mississauga, Ontario, Holland & Crosby employs 85 people. This transaction will  enhancing Transcontinental's offering in the  vertical in-store marketing product printing which has been growing for several years now. Scott Crosby, co-owner of Holland & Crosby  will continue with Transcontinental. 

9 October 2019

TORONTO—

 

 " Remembering Mary Black"  on October 10th at 7:00. It will be held at Ryerson University, Toronto. Mary Black is best known in the industry when she became Chair of Ryerson University's School of Graphic Communications Management in 1996. During her 10 years at Ryerson  she was the force behind the building of the Heidelberg Centre which gave the graphic arts management students their own building.

8 October 2019

PALO ALTO, CALIF—

HP Canada Head Office
HP Canada Head Office
HP will shed up to 9,000 jobs, 16% of its workforce, over the next three years as the group implements a new simplified structure. Worldwide headcount will be reduced by between 7,000-9,000 employees. The restructuring will cost around $1bn . HP employed 55,000 people worldwide in 2018.

2 October 2019

CHICAGO—

Runs October 3rd to 5th
PRINT 19 Runs October 3rd to 5th
PRINT 19 printing industry trade show starts on Thursday this week. PRINT 19 runs from Thursday October 3 rd to Saturday October 5 . It takes place at McCormick Place Chicago. Exhibitors include HP, Xerox, Koenig & Bauer, Epson, Standard Finsihing, Graphic Whizard , Xante, Duplo and Tec Lighting to name a few.DRUPA 2020 will even have a booth. 

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