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.

7 February 2018

TORONTO—

Where Employers get to meet students
Where Employers get to meet students
 The Graphic Communicatios Management  Job Fair event is an opportunity for employers to network and interview determined students seeking summer internships or full-time career positions. Each company can expect to interview approximately 19 students—11 interns and 8 graduating students. Companies are invited to collect as many résumés as they please in order to seek out additional talent.

7 February 2018

RESTON, VA—

Association for Print Technologies
Association for Print Technologies
Heralding its  new mission to drive printing industry growth, NPES - The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies announces a name change to the Association for Print Technologies (APT).  The new name signifies progress toward the completion of its Strategic Business Plan for the industry, which launched in January 2017. The launch of the Association’s new website, www.PrintTechnologies.org, in Spring 2018.

7 February 2018

RENFREW—

Bill McAdam of Renfrew Printing
Bill McAdam of Renfrew Printing
 The owner of Renfrew Printing William "Bill" McAdam has passed away. He started Renfrew Printing in 1972 and it had just celebrated it's 45th anniversary. Bill's wife and daughter also worked with him. He had also been a teacher at Renfrew Collegiate Institute. He had won The Robert Hillmer Award for Ontario's Outstanding Busines Educator in 1981.

31 January 2018

ROCHESTER—

The new number two behind HP
The new number two behind HP
Fujifilm has agreed  to buy majority control of Xerox in a $6.1 billion deal. Japan's Fujifilm Holdings will take a 51% in the new Fuji Xerox company. Fujifilm will also roll it's ownership of Fuji Xerox ( Asia)  partnership into the new company. The new company will still operate under Xerox brand and the Fuji Xerox brand..  The new Fuji Xerox will leapfrog rivals Canon and Ricoh and  will be just behind HP in sales.

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