24 October 2014

MONTREAL—Transcontinental Inc. has announced that it will close its Concord printing plant in Ontario and its Edmonton plant in Alberta by the end of December 2014.

"We are always looking at possible solutions to maximize our print platform," said Jacques Grégoire, president of the printing division of Transcontinental. "Our recent analyses have led us to close the Concord and Edmonton facilities in order to consolidate our production in state-of-the-art plants which will increase our efficiency and utilisation rate. In light of the current market environment, we are pursuing our review and are examining various options to continue responding appropriately to demand while remaining cost-effective for our customers."

22 October 2014

MISSISSAUGA, ON—Howard Graphic Equipment and Versatech Press Electronic Service have announced the sale and acquisition of HGE’s Komori spare parts inventory—valued at over $350,000—and will use Versatech’s services for Komori installations and repairs.


John Simons (left) with Nick Howard

22 October 2014

TORONTO—Staples Canada has announced an expansion to its partnership with Bullfrog Power—a green energy provider—to include four copy and print production locations. They are in Burnaby, BC; Mississauga, ON; Laval QC and Calgary.

“Staples has the capability to do print jobs both at the stores and at print hubs,” Shaun Lewis, vice president, sales at Bullfrog Power said. “The jobs at the print hubs are generally sent there because they’re larger and more complex so they typically can’t be done at a store. ”

22 October 2014

VICTORIA—Victoria’s Queen’s Printer— the provider of printing and related services to the BC Government, federal government and public sector— will be fully outsourcing its printing services to the private sector by summer 2015.

The Queens Printer will continue to broker printing contracts on behalf of the government, but says the growth of electronic publishing and digital information has reduced the demand for government printing.

21 October 2014

MISSISSAUGA, ON—RP Graphics Group in Mississauga has installed its second Komori GL 6 colour 40-inch press with coater and low energy UV. The new press was purchased from K-North Services Inc. located in Georgetown, ON. K-North is the dealer for Komori presses in Ontario and Western Canada.


Pictured in front of the new press is Marc Fortier (left) President and George Mazzaferro (CEO) right

16 October 2014

MISSISSAUGA, ON—Peter Muir, president of U.S.-based Bizucate, laid out a six-step plan to improve business performance at the most recent meeting of the Digital Imaging Association. More than 100 print industry reps gathered to hear him at the Xerox Research Centre.


Peter Muir, president of Bizucate

15 October 2014

TORONTO—Print World 2014 is ready to welcome the industry on November 22 to 24 at the state-of-the art Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.


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15 October 2014

NEW YORK—On Oct. 28, Simon & Schuster will release The Lyrics: Since 1962, a comprehensive, annotated collection of Bob Dylan’s lyrics. The book will give fans a look into his original compositions and the documented changes he made throughout his career.


15 October 2014

OTTAWA—Once again, another company is trying to tie paperless operations to environmental and social do-gooding.

Hydro Ottawa has introduced a Go Paperless campaign under the auspices of helping the environment and reducing homelessness. Each time a customer signs up for E-Billing before Dec. 31, 2014, Hydro will make a $5 donation to its Brighter Tomorrow Fund, managed by United Way Ottawa.

14 October 2014

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO—Massilly North America has installed Esko’s preproduction technology software to help leverage the benefits of the company's recently purchased computer-to-plate system. The company had recently brought platemaking in-house to lower costs and turnaround times.  Massilly is a manufacturer of high-quality metal twist closures and sealing machines for the food and beverage industries .


A staff member uses the new software at Massilly

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