12 June 2019

VAUGHAN—

Copywell' two inkjet webs . IP 5000 on the right
Copywell' two inkjet webs . IP 5000 on the right
 Copywell has installed a Ricoh Infoprint 5000 adding to their VC 60,000. The IP 5000 is a roll to roll inkjet press that runs of speed up to 420 feet per minute. It prints at 600 x 600 Dpi at 4/4 on up to 20 inch rolls. Copywell installed their first inkjet web about three years ago. They also have several sheet fed digital presses. 

11 June 2019

TORONTO—

Top Corporate citizen for last 16 years
Top Corporate citizen for last 16 years
Transcontinental has been  recognized as the 8th best corporate citizen in Canada in 2019 by the Corporate Knights ranking. Named for the 16th year as one of Canada’s 50 best corporate citizens, TC Transcontinental climbed from the 29th position last year to the 8th position.  According to Corporate Knights, TC Transcontinental ranks among the Top 10 overall thanks namely to high clean revenue score, strong gender diversity at the board and executive levels, solid safety record, as well as strong energy and water productivity.

11 June 2019

CHICAGO—

Xeikon Cafe focas on dry toner
Xeikon Cafe focas on dry toner
Xeikon Café attracted almost 400 clients, and media representatives, for three days of keynote speakers, seminars and customer panels that delved into industry trends and developments at Xeikon. A highlight of the event was a tour of Xeikon’s innovations facility where attendees were able to have a first-hand look at applications and samples. 
Declaring that “Xeikon is the disruptor,” CEO Benoit Chatelard  stressed that its continuous feed dry toner presses are the devices that make the most sense in the current environment.

11 June 2019

MISSISSAUGA—

Introduced in to Canada by Ernest Green
Introduced in to Canada by Ernest Green
After the mutually agreed termination of the partnership with Cansel/Cobalt, swissQprint – manufacturer of large format printers – is now in charge of the Canadian market through its US subsidiary.The US subsidiary of the Swiss manufacturer of large format printers has fully taken over of its former partner, Cansel/Cobalt. SwissQprint was introduced in Canada by Ernest Green which was  later bought by Cansel.  

5 June 2019

GERMANY—

Clod based MIS system
Clod based MIS system
 Heidelberg has bought software developer Crispy Mountain as  part of its "going digital transformation". Keyline from  Crispy Mountain is a cloud-based MIS for the printing industry.Heidelberg’s goal is to expand its new industry platform HEI.OS. The Keyline MIS is designed to operation in the cloud and for further development using web-based and mobile technologies, it enables users to calculate and produce

5 June 2019

CALGARY—

Current downtown location
 
Petro-tech Printing has been bought by Carbon Copy Digital ( just renamed Carbon Graphics) . Petro-tech is a 50 year old printer near the downtown core of Calgary. They have small offset, digital and wide format. They have a staff of 18 in about 10,000 square feet. Most of their customers fit into general printing ( letterheads, envelopes, brochures. They deal happened at the end of May. All the staff have been given offered jobs. 

5 June 2019

HAMILTON—

Some of the equipment out of Ricter Web
Some of the equipment out of Ricter Web

 Hamilton Web Printing has added an additional four colour tower to their pressroom. The press came from Ricter Web which closed down the end of last year .They now have six four colour towers and four one colour towers . Hamilton Web shares the same building with Hamilton Community News.The upgrade will enable the plant to continue printing up to 56

5 June 2019

MONTREAL—

 
Accent Impression has acquired  Le Groupe Quadriscan . Quadraiscan a commercial printer started in 1991 has a Komori 40" sheetfed offset, Die cutter , Indigo Digital, wide format and bindery equipment. 
Management team of  Roger Blanchette ( Pesident ) ,  Alain Métivier and Denis Forgues will remain with Quadriscan.

29 May 2019

MONTREAL— 

One of five companies in the Evolution Group
One of five companies in the Evolution Group
Two companies that were part of the Evolution Group have filed for bankruptcy. Sisca Business Solutions and Corlab Business Solutions. Sisca has debts of over $8 million with assets a little over $ 2 million. They had sheetfed offset, digital and wide format equipment. Started in 1992 and had reported sales of over $10 million several years ago.
Largest creditors were BDC and Bank of Montreal at aver $1 million each.

29 May 2019

OTTAWA—

Up to 60% of printing is sent trough the mail
Up to 60% of printing is sent trough the mail
The Minister of Labour granted an extension to the arbitration process at the request of the arbitrator. The arbitrator now has until the end of the year to deliver two new collective agreements. There can be no legal work disruption during the arbitration process or during the life of the new collective agreements.

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