16 January 2019

MARKHAM—

Belmont 50,000 sq. ft. plant in Markham
Belmont 50,000 sq. ft. plant in Markham
Belmont Press has bought Hi-Lite Laminations of Missisauga. Hi-Lite had two high speed laminating machines, a 76 inch and a 102 inch. Hi-Lite has moved into the Belmont Press plant in Markham. Belmont which as been in the trade laminating field for years will now have doubled their capacity with a total of 4 high speed machines now.

16 January 2019

TORONTO—

Jobs report for last 6 months
Jobs report for last 6 months
 PrintJOBs.ca Canada's largest job board for the printing industry six month report is out. PrintJOBs.ca tracts both number of jobs posted and the number of views or searches by category. The # 1 for both postings was bindery positions. The same as previous years. The # 2 was Press Operators for postings and views. This is the first time Press Operators has been this high up since 2008.

16 January 2019

TORONTO—

Tracks printed book sales in Canada
Tracks printed book sales in Canada
The total volume of print units sold in 2018, as tracked by BNC SalesData, is 54.7 million at a value of $1.13 billion. This is more good news for Canadian book printers. The top 5 books sold in Canada for 2018 were : "Becoming", the hardcover by Michelle Obama, is the top-selling print book  with only seven weeks of sales , the second title  is " The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" by Mark Manson.

16 January 2019

ROCHESTER—

Once Independent Division
Once Independent Division
Rebrand of Global Imaging Systems (GIS) to become Xerox Business Solutions (XBS). Global Imaging  sell and service document devices to the small-to-medium size business (SMB) market. Global Imaging is a dealer for a number of Xerox competitors such as  Konica Minolta, Toshiba, Kyocera Mita, Riso, KIP and  Hewlett-Packard. They also distribute EFI,CGS, Dell and Adobe products .

9 January 2019

TORONTO— 

Over 50% of book sales are in the US
Over 50% of book sales are in the US
Book printers in Canada are reporting surprising double digit growth. E-books have declined in popularity since  2013 and dropped nearly 30 percent by the end of last year. Print books have not only recovered, but have seen increased of 10 percent over the same period. The book printers reduced their capacity over the years and are now scrambling to catch up. The recent Christmas demand has put book printers into overdrive. Almost all Canadian book printers have reported exceptional growth.

9 January 2019

ROCHESTER, NY—

Xerox after failed Fuji merger , than layoffs now restructuring
Xerox after failed Fuji merger , than layoffs now restructuring
 Following Xerox’s announcement last year of 900 layoffs worldwide. It has been reported that Pete Peterson, president of the Xerox Channels group, has left Xerox, and that several other leadership positions have been reorganized. In December , Xerox realigned its leadership into two groups: the Americas Operations and EMEA (Europe, Middle- East, Africa ). Xerox CEO John Visentin is said “ This will create a simpler, flatter, more agile organization that will help empower our people and make it easier to speed decisions into action on behalf of our customers, as well as create ways to work more productively.”

9 January 2019

MONTREAL—

Conformer products are in the envelope and packaging field
Conformer products are in the envelope and packaging field
 Supremex  Canada's largest manufacturer  of envelopes, has announce that it now  is the exclusive  manufacture of Conformer®products in Canada. Conformer products are  heavy duty  expandiable  mailers with self adhesive flaps. Stewart Emerson, President and CEO of Supremex. "We are a long-time licensee, have enjoyed significant growth over the last several years and have a strong  relationship with the Conformer products. 

9 January 2019

EDMONTON—

Single-pass RFID Inserting System
Single-pass RFID Inserting System
Jet Label & Packaging, Western Canada’s largest label  printer , has installed a single-pass RFID inserting system involving an existing Mark Andy flexographic press and an RFID application unit from Tamarack.The resulting single-pass RFID insertion sees label stock briefly opened for RFID inlay, then relaminated via finishing operations. The new system then verifies RFID function with a reader system after die-cutting.  RFID labels are becoming increasingly popular in Canada and the U.S., to streamline processing issues and reduce costs.

2 January 2019

TORONTO—

AIIm plant in Aurora
AIIm plant in Aurora
Avant Imaging & Integrated Media Inc. (“AIIM") and Canadian Oil Recovery and Remediation Enterprises Ltd. (TSX-V: CVR) ("CORRE") have announce that they have entered into a binding letter agreement (the "Agreement") whereby AIIM will complete a reverse take-over of CORRE (the "RTO").There will be  change of CORRE's name to AIIM.The Management of AIIM will become the management of the public company after completion of the RTO. CORRE, is a Canadian-based oil services company which trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CVR. CORRE. 

2 January 2019

BRAMPTON—

Alan Roberts , Senior VP of Data Group in front of Gallus Labelfire 340
Alan Roberts , Senior VP of Data Group in front of Gallus Labelfire 340
DATA Communications  has recently became the first company in Canada to install the Gallus Labelfire 340 from Heidelberger. Data Communications  one of the country’s biggest label manufacturers. The Gallus Labelfire 340  combines digital printing  with conventional printing and postpress technologies. Developed for the  in short runs, with a speed of 50 meters per minute. 

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