13 November 2019

ROCHESTER, NY—

Xerox taking on the HP , the industries largest supplier
Xerox taking on the HP , the industries largest supplier
Xerox  has made  $33 billion cash-and-stock offer for Hewlett Packard (HP) , a company more than three times its size. This comes after Xerox has settled its fight with Fujifilm in a $2.3 billion deal to sell FujiXerox and XIP( an OEM joint venture between Xerox and FX). It has also come to light that HP held detailed talks to purchase Xerox within the past two months, The talks ended when HP asked for more time to conduct due diligence. Xerox investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, who stymied last year's attempt to bring Fujifilm and Xerox together, are viewed as pulling the levers behind the deal.

13 November 2019

MISSISSAUGA—

New Minuteman franchisee
New Minuteman franchisee
Thanh and Mike Mitrovic own the  new Minuteman Press Franchise located at 36-1225 Queensway East ( West of Toronto ). They recently held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for their family-owned design, marketing, and printing centre. Thanh says, “We are a professional business offering our customers graphic design services, digital printing, and promotional products.

12 November 2019

KYOTO , JAPAN—

26 foot long TASKalfa Pro 150000 ink jet press
26 foot long TASKalfa Pro 150000 ink jet press
The Kyocera said the introduction of the TASKalfa Pro 15000c, an inkjet colour printer with a 600x600dpi resolution with speeds up to 150ppm letter size. Designed for the production of up to one million 8 1/2  per month, a warm-up time of less than 120 seconds and a time to first print of 5.5 seconds . Its modular design allows for different scales, with storage for up to 14m sheets.The printer uses water-based pigment ink,

12 November 2019

ROCHESTER—

One Kodak to the printing industry
One Kodak to the printing industry
 Kodak boss Jim Continenza says he plans to ditch the group’s old divisional structure so the business can present a simplified “one Kodak” proposition to its printing industry customers. "We lost our way with divisions when the customer is the same customer. We are moving to one Kodak – the divisions will be collapsed by 2020 and we will have a Print Group and a Film Group.”

12 November 2019

CHICAGO—

False claims by DocuSign
False claims by DocuSign
Earlier in 2019, DocuSign, an electronic signature company, launched an email campaign that led to the most complaints ever received by Two Sides since our anti-greenwash campaign launched in early 2012.  At issue were DocuSign claims about the company’s services being “naturally forest-friendly” and that “going digital will have you seeing green.” After several attempts to reach the company, Two Sides still have not received a response or any evidence to substantiate these claims which send a misleading message about print and paper.What are the facts?

6 November 2019

CHICAGO— 

 
In North America, we grow many more trees than we harvest  there are  20% more trees in North America today than there were on the first Earth Day in 1970.Paper manufacturers encourage forest sustainability through  promoting sustainable forest management policies. By providing a dependable market for responsibly grown fiber, the paper industry encourages landowners to manage their forestland instead of selling it for development or other non-forest uses.

6 November 2019

ROCHESTER, NY—

Fujifilm now 100% owner
Fujifilm now 100% owner
Xerox has announced that it has an agreements with FUJIFILM to sell Xerox’s 25% stake in Fuji Xerox ( it  was a 57 year old  partnership in Asia ) and  Xerox’s 51% stake in Xerox International Partners (XIP), an OEM joint venture between Xerox and FX. Also dismissal of the $1 billion lawsuit FUJIFILM filed against Xerox after last year’s terminated merger. Xerox is expected to receive $2.3 billion.

6 November 2019

ALTONA, MANITOBA—

Pictured from left: Byron Loeppky, Senior VP of Books;  Chad Friesen, President and CEO; and Steve Voth, Corporate Press Manager.
from left: Byron Loeppky, Senior VP of Books; Chad Friesen, President and CEO; and Steve Voth, Corporate Press Manager.
Friesens Corporation, Canada's largest printer of hardcover books, is investing in two new  HP Indigo 50000 Digital Presses for book printing with a more flexible, cost-efficient platform, as it shifts more capacity to digital production. The 29.3 x 44 inch  image size enables ultimate flexibility on printing of any book or photo book, including yearbooks, lay-flat books, long book covers, and calendars.

6 November 2019

MATANE, QUEBEC—

Sappi's first Canadian mill in Matane, Quebec
Sappi's first Canadian mill in Matane, Quebec
Sappi, one of the  printing industry largest manufactures of packaging and graphic papers , has announced the acquisition of the Matane high yield hardwood pulp mill in Quebec. The mill produced pulp for making packaging paper board . Sappi has four mills in the States this will be there first mill in Canada. The mill at one time was owned by Tembec.

6 November 2019

TORONTO—

 
Sustainably sourced packaged material is becoming a leading factor in Canadians’ purchasing decisions, with 62% of Canadians willing to pay more for such products.According to Asia Pulp & Paper’s third annual Attitudes Towards Sustainability report, 74% of Canadians consider sustainability an important factor when making purchases. This trend was particularly reflected in food packaging where a majority of Canadian adults (62%) were willing to pay more for products packaged in sustainable materials, with 40% saying they would be open to paying up to 10% more.

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