14 November 2018

BRAMPTON—

Data Head Office in Brampton
Data Head Office in Brampton
Data Communications ( old Data Business Forms ) has increased  revenues by  13.2% year over year to $241.6 million compared
with $213.4 million in the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA of $15.7 million, an increase of 49.9% year over year. Increase in revenue from acquisitions made in 2017 and the first half of 2018.  There was a slight improvement in gross margin over the prior year.

14 November 2018

ROCHESTER, NY—

Kodak Flexcel NX System
Kodak Flexcel NX System part of deal 
Eastman Kodak Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu  private equity firm. Kodak expects to receive total value of up to $390 million.The  new stand alone company which will develop, manufacture and sell flexographic products, including the flagship KODAK FLEXCEL NX System, to the packaging print segment.

13 November 2018

TOKO—

 
  Ricoh announced  an agreement to buy ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions , a printing  software provider  with a specific competence in colour management. Founded in 1997, ColorGATE based in Hannover, Germany, has been  providing software for the wide format and industrial printing sectors. With a extensive  European customer base in industrial printing software.

13 November 2018

OAKVILLE , ONTARIO—

Sean Clarke President with his Nyala LED flatbed
Sean Clarke President with his Nyala LED flatbed
Creative Visual Solutions (CVS)  has installed a  swissQprint Nyala LED large format printer from Cobalt Graphics. Creative Solutions is promoting spot varnish .” Nyala LED covers the print surface with effect varnish selectively or entirely to create visual and tactile surprises.Beyond standard CMYK, the flatbed printer offers five freely selectable colour channels.

13 November 2018

BURNABY, BC—

Carrying the flag for Canada
Carrying the flag for Canada
Gold Award Winners of Sappi's North American Printer of the Year have been announced. Entrants competed in a variety of categories, including Books, Brochures, Direct Mail, Activated Print and Catalogs. The  gold winner for brochures was Hemlock Printers . Of the  11 Gold Award winners Hemlock was the only Canadian printer . The  North American Printer of the Year contest award recognizes superior innovation and creativity in print for work produced on Sappi papers.

7 November 2018

Vistaprint's plant in Windsor Ontario
Vistaprint's plant in Windsor Ontario
Cimpress ( parent of Vistaprint) has described  sales growth as “disappointing” after revenues came in below expectations. Cimpress reported “revenue weakness across all our segments” and said that currency changes combined with the knock-on effects of acquisitions and disposals had impacted the figures. Adjusted net operating profit was down 49% to $5.3m.

6 November 2018

EUROPE—

Counterfeiters most popular currency
Counterfeiters most popular currency
One of the biggest and most modern Counterfeiting print shops in Europe raided . In an operation supported by Europol, the European authorities with the collaboration of the US Secret Service have seized €11 million and $1.7 million in counterfeit 50, 100 and 500 euro banknotes, as well as 100 and 50 counterfeit US dollars.

6 November 2018

MISSISAUGA—

Left to right: David Gallant, Vice President at Flash Reproductions; Brennan Wright, Sales Consultant at Sydney Stone; Rich Pauptit, President at Flash Reproductions.
L to R t: David Gallant of Flash; Brennan Wright, Sales Sydney Stone; Rich Pauptit, President ,  Flash Reproductions.
Flash Reproductions recently installed the DigiBook 450 Perfect Binder. The Morgana 450 PUR  highlights being with  its ability to bind a 17.7”-long spine and apply a cover as thick as 400 GSM. The machine comes with a ULC certification direct from the factory. Sydney Stone is the exclusive distributor of Morgana in Canada .

6 November 2018

TOKYO—

Printing the sides of trucks in one pass
Printing on the sides of trucks in one pass. 
Ricoh has announced they has reached an agreement to buy LAC Corporation which  has  inkjet technology that supports printing on three-dimensional surfaces such as  on the sides of cars, trucks, aircraft and even tires and glass bottles. This acquisition is aimed at strengthening Ricoh’s industrial printing business.It is expected to close  on October 31, 2018.

31 October 2018

RICHMOND HILL (ONT.)—

After only 2 years files for bankruptcy
After only 2 years files for bankruptcy
In a double bankruptcy MFM Graphic Design & Print and Pyxalis Inc have both closed. MFM which had a 6 colour 40" had let staff go several months ago. Pyxalis which owned MFM closed down at the being of October and filed for bankruptcy. Pyxalis which was located beside MFM bought MFM several years ago. Pyxalis was wide format and digital printing. MFM was started back in 1984 was offset.

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