22 November 2017

MISSISAUGA—

Seydaco Mississauga plant
Seydaco Mississauga plant
Graphic Packaging has agreed to acquire the assets of Seydaco Packaging and its affiliates, National Carton and Coating and Groupe Ecco Boites Pliantes.Seydaco is a folding carton producer  in Canada focused on the foodservice, food, personal care and household goods markets. Seydaco   operates three converting plants located in Mississauga, Ontario, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec and Xenia, Ohio.
The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017.

22 November 2017

CALIFORNIA—

EFI and Xeikon partnership
EFI and Xeikon partnership
EFI and Xeikon, a division of Flint Group, have entered into a partnership for the EFI Jetrion UV inkjet press portfolio, with Xeikon now to service, support and supply EFI Jetrion presses worldwide.Under the partnership, Xeikon will service, support and supply the worldwide Jetrion customer base, and continue the direct sales of Jetrion digital label printing systems as part of the Xeikon portfolio of digital dry toner and UV inkjet presses for the label market. 

21 November 2017

LAVAL—

L to R Rino Rufolo ( Kodak), Joanie Pauze, Korine Lavallee, Christian Boisvert
L to R Rino Rufolo ( Kodak), Joanie Pauze, Korine Lavallee, Christian Boisvert
Imprimerie BBM , Quebec,installed  a Kodak Achieve T800 Platesetter, and converting to Kodak Sonora XP process free thermal plates.The Kodak Achieve T800 is a  CTP device with Kodak’s thermal imaging technology, in a compact footprint, while using up to 70% less power.

21 November 2017

SARNIA—

KKP Sarnia Store
KKP Sarnia Store
KKP Sarnia ( Kwik Kopy) has bought Art and Letters Signs of Sarnia.KKP Sarnia has been run by the Hyatt family since 1988. With a staff of 11 and sales of up ward of $1 3/4 million . With Art and Letter Signs coming on to the market they felt this was a great time to expand the operation. They are able to expand into digital signs, banners, decals, vehicle wraps and more. KKP Sarnia was originally started by Michael Hyatt's parents Walt and Dianne Hyatt who sold the business to Michael in 2010.

21 November 2017

WINNIPEG—

Stalhl TH-82-P Folder
Stalhl TH-82-P Folder
Premier Printing  installs  a TH-82-P Stahl folder with PFX feeder. Running signatures at 18,000 pieces per hour, the folder has doubled the amount of throughput in their finishing department.   Ted Gortemaker, Operations Manager at Premier, says   “Of all the areas in our plant, folding was the real bottleneck.  Watching skids of print disappear is stunning. Using the pallet feeding and Palamedis stacking table has greatly reduced the operator work level required.” 

15 November 2017

ROCHESTER—

 
 Kodak has lost $46 million this quarter and will lay off 425 employees. The company chalked up $46 million in losses (compared to a $12 million profit in the same quarter last year), to a slowdown in the printing market and rising cost of aluminum used in plates.In the Print Systems Division revenue fell by 7%, Inkjet Division by 29% and Flexographic Packaging posted flat revenue. 

15 November 2017

Only printer outside of Thailand to get printing contract
Only printer outside of Thailand to get printing contract
 Lowe Martin Inc. had been trying to get into the Thai market for  years. Canada's 15th largest printer has been awarded a contract by Thailand Post to produce three stamps commemorating the late king.They are not normal stamps. They have distinct perforation, with ink ordered from Germany and simulated gold foil.Lowe-Martin will print a total of 9 million stamps.

15 November 2017

TORONTO—

George Tamburri of Print On Time
George Tamburri of Print On Time
 George Tamburri, of Print on Time has installed a Xante Impressia printer . "It  has helped me with the short runs,  quick turnaround , we frequently prints event tickets and utilizes the automatic sequential numbering feature built into the iQueue Workflow software.
Impressia is designed for "on demand" short run four colour letterhead, cards, envelopes, forms, brochures, mailers, labels, banners and more. The Impressia prints on a wider variety of media and sheet sizes up to 12" wide x 48' long.

14 November 2017

GERMANY—

Gutenberg Bible the original printed book
Gutenberg Bible the original printed book
 The future of bookstores looking good.For years, speculation was rife that digital markets such as e-books would result in the death of the print industry and subsequently the closure of bookstores.But the opposite appears to have happened, as thanks to our younger generation, business is booming. At the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle confirmed that book markets have seen "growth in most countries"

14 November 2017

STAMFORD—

60% to 70% of what is printed goes through the mail
60% to 70% of what is printed goes through the mail
Pitney Bowes announced  the global availability of the Li360 Community, an online community for clients, product engineers, partners and the “GIS curious” to explore Location Intelligence ( direct marketing data bases) capabilities, applications and tools to resolve challenges in the market.The Li360 Community is a home for all subject matter experts, and those interested in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to generate mindshare that will grow the Location Intelligence market and foster leading innovation.

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