15 August 2018

WINNIPEG—

 
 PrintPro Digital & Offset Printing has installed  the first Xerox Iridesse™ Production Press in Canada.Iridesse is equipped with six toner stations, can print metallic gold or silver dry ink, CMYK and clear dry ink in a single pass. PrintPro plans to use Iridesse as its primary digital colour press to serve its customers. The firm produces a wide range of applications including marketing collateral, flyers, postcards, tags, direct mail, catalogs, guides, manuals and annual reports.

15 August 2018

VANCOUVER—

Created by Cansel for the graphic arts industry
Created by Cansel for the graphic arts industry
  Cansel has  announce  the creation of COBALT Graphics Distribution, a new independent company focused on the graphics communications market. COBALT will operate as a national distributor of wide format, flexographic and offset products to the printing market in Canada. Cansel is combining Ernest Green & Son with the graphic arts divisions of 7 other acquisitions they  have made over the last 8 years.

15 August 2018

MISSISAUGA—

 
Volaris Group  announced that it has completed its eighth acquisition in the Communications and Media vertical with the acquisition of Aleyant Systems, a web-to-print, estimation and production, and prepress automation workflow software provider to graphics and commercial print professionals.

15 August 2018

ROCHESTER, NY—

 
 Kodak is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its KODAK FLEXCEL NX System by launching the ‘Kodak Global Flexo Innovation Awards.’ The Kodak Global Flexo Innovation Awards are a way of recognising innovative, game-changing packaging, and emphasize creativity at its best.  Many Kodak customers are leveraging the unique capabilities of FLEXCEL NX Plates to drive growth through the conversion of gravure and offset work to flexo printing.

15 August 2018

Tim McKeon, Senior VP Service and Operations
Tim McKeon, Senior VP Service and Operations
 It is with great sorrow that Koenig & Bauer  announces the untimely passing of Tim McKeon, Senior Vice President of Service and Operations, Sheetfed Division, after a brief illness.  Tim was a loyal member of the Koenig & Bauer family for almost 40 years having started his career as a field service mechanic/technician with Royal Zenith, a predecessor company of Koenig & Bauer. 

8 August 2018

TORONTO—

TAPP Label was renamed Ingenious Packaging.
TAPP Label was renamed Ingenious Packaging.
Ingenious Packaging has been bought out of receivership by Resource Label out of Nashville. With debts of over $74 million and assets of $34 million ( $11 million was goodwill). The largest secured creditor was the Bank of Montreal. There was $44 million of unsecured creditors. Ingenious Packaging had sales of $27 million and 130 employees.

8 August 2018

MISSISSAUGA— 

Kruger makes book papers, coated , newsprint and container board
Kruger makes book papers, coated , newsprint and container board
One of Canada's largest privately held paper companies has gotten involved  in the political side of the current tariff war with the US. Kruger has come out with a marketing campaign " We Buy on Guard from Thee!". They sight a wave of red and white purchasing is sweeping the nation as Canadian consumers look to put their money where their flag is.

8 August 2018

MONTREAL—

Advantage of Printing Canada
Advantage of Printing Canada
Marquis on of Canada's largest book printers has taken a novel approach to selling in the US market. They have used the fact of being a Canadian printer to their advantage. They produced a booklet " Your Friendly Neighbours to the North" Printing Advantages in Canada. 
It goes into  a number of reasons .

8 August 2018

ROCHESTER—

Flexcel NX plates and system
Flexcel NX plates and system
Kodak is looking at the possibility of selling off it's flexible-packaging division. The division sell flexo plates and equipment for the label packaging segment of the printing industry. The division does about $145 million in sales and generates $31 million in profit.

1 August 2018

LEXINGTON, MA—

Second US plant
Second US plant
Vistaprint is building a new $55 million plant in Dallas, Texas. The Plant will be 322,000 square feet. It  will employe about 600 people with 150 white collar jobs and 450 manufacturing jobs. The City of Dallas is giving Vistaprint $1.7 tax incentives. Including $300,000 in job training.

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