5 December 2018

CALGARY—

 
Burke Group of Edmonton  has bought two Calgary printers Topline Printing and Printcor. They will both retain their names but as a  division of The Burke Group. Printcor will be moved into the Topline plant. Topline Printing started back in 1985 and had sales around $8 million with 35 employees. They have an 8 colour 40", a 29 " 6 colour , die cutting and cold foil. They do a reasonable amount of work in the packaging field. They have a 48,000 square foot plant.

5 December 2018

LAS VEGAS— 

 
Sign Expo 2019 and XPLOR19 will co-locate in Las Vegas, bringing together the sign industry with the electronic document systems industry. Both will be held in April at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. ISA Sign Expo will be April 24-26, with a pre-conference day on April 23. XPLOR19 will occur April 23-25.ISA International Sign Expo typically features more than 600 exhibitors and 20,000 attendees from  of the sign industry.

5 December 2018

ISTANBUL—

 
 
Omega folder gluer
Koenig & Bauer has agreed with Duran Machinery in Istanbul to take over 80 per cent of its folder gluer business and integrate it into the Group under the name Koenig & Bauer Duran.Duran manufactures six standard series of Omega folder gluers  and ancillary equipment, the company also provides R&D services for specific production requirements, starting from unique packaging designs and the manufacturing  tailor-made machinery. Duran machines are used worldwide.

5 December 2018

SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC—

Staff in front of the new press
Staff in front of the new press
Précigrafik recently added an RMGT 7 series LED-UV 5-colour offset press to its equipment park. Energy and eco-responsibility the  RMGT 7 Series war machine has increased production capacity by 30 percent while generating impressive energy savings. The press prints at speeds of 16,900 sheets per hour, and it’s equipped with LED-UV technology, the ink is already completely cured as is reaches the delivery. The RMGT 7 Series press was purchased through KBR Graphics.

28 November 2018

TORONTO—

Die cutter at Boss Logo Auction
Die cutter at Boss Logo Auction
Two printing auctions in the last week of November. Boss Logo which was held on Wednesday and MFM ( Marvin Foy Marketing) which is on Thursday (MFM is being held by Corporate Assets ). CJ Graphics is holding one in early December to sell off some surplus equipment from some of their aquisitions.

28 November 2018

MISSISSAUGA—

Canadians views on packaging
Canadians views on packaging
A sustainability study from Asia Pulp and Paper found a growing number of Canadians are willing to pay more for food if it helps the environment.  The annual survey found over half of consumers (56%) said they would be willing to pay an increased price for fast food products packaged in sustainable materials, with 37% saying they would be open to paying up to 10% more. Nearly half (48%) of Canadians surveyed considered a company’s sustainability values as important when selecting a fast food restaurant.

28 November 2018

 PIA, FLASH Report on the printing industry
PIA, FLASH Report on the printing industry
Since  the  end  of  the Great  Recession in  June  of  2009,  print  markets  have  become  increasingly healthy. This is particularly true for 2018 as the economy has ramped up. On a nominal basis, print markets are growing around 1 to 2 percent at the present time. Other findings include  digital  toner-based  print  was  the  fastest  growing  process  followed  by production inkjet and non-print ancillary services. In contrast, heatset web was the laggard with sales declining slightly . This was the only segment with decreased sales.

28 November 2018

TORONTO—

Award for Most Forest- Friendly Printer in North America
Award for Most Forest- Friendly Printer in North America
The Printing House™ (TPH®) topped the  list of North America's Most Forest-Friendly Printers of 2018 Blueline Ranking of the sustainability performance of North America's largest printers. The Blueline Ranking rates major printers on a set of 45 key sustainability criteria such as the use of papers that are free of ancient and endangered forest fiber, supporting the advancement of conservation solutions, and bringing a

28 November 2018

GEORGETOWN—

Komori GLX 6 colour
Komori GLX 6 colour
Komcan has announce the sale of a new Komori GLX 6 colour 41 inch press to Ellis Packaging  to be installed in their Pickering Ontario plant. The Ellis Group will now have the largest number of GLX presses in Canada and a total of 6 Komori Presses. The  automated GLX is an 18,000 IPH machine with a high level of automation . The new GLX 6c will sit beside another GLX 8c machine installed 3 years ago at Ellis Packaging.

21 November 2018

MARKHAM—

Heidelberg CD 102 6+L up for Auction
Heidelberg CD 102 6+L up for Auction
The Boss Logo saga continues. The physical assets of Boss Logo has been sold to a company owned by the owner of Mi5. The assets will be sold off in an auction run by Thomas Auctions  on November 28th.It will include a Scodix ,cutters, folders. die cutter, stitchers, platens and the Heidelberg 102 from Mi5. The equipment was estimated to have sold for around $2 million. Moneris the credit card payment company had

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