25 January 2023

ESPELKAMP, GERMANY— 

Specialized in perfect and case binding equipment for short runs
Specialized in perfect and case binding equipment for short runs
Muller Martini is expanding its perfect binding and book production with the acquisition of German DGR Graphics. DGR’s product range includes three-knife-trimmers, casing-in machines, building-in machines, a fully-automatic book line, and a label gluing machine. It focuses on equipment with short setup times for short-runs or individual items.

25 January 2023

ALTONA, MANITOBA—

Sales went over $100 million in 2022
Sales went over $100 million in 2022. Listed as Canada's 18th largest printer . 
 Friesens Corporation 2022 was truly a record-breaker!They broke records for revenue, profits, and number of employees. A special year led by incredible results from their core business (Book Division). The companies other businesses also delivered strong growth (Yearbook Division, Packaging Division, and FriesenPress). The company-wide theme for 2022 was “You Own It” with a focus on celebrating and promoting employee-ownership.

25 January 2023

ORILLIA , ONTARIO—

John Mortonparner in Kwik Kopy Barrie and Pixels
John Mortonparner in Kwik Kopy Barrie and Pixels "n" Print
The passing of John Morton at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital, in his 99th year on January 12th . Former owner of Kwik Kopy Printing in Barrie and Pixels ’n’ Print in Orillia. John Morton started his career as a CPA in Toronto, Fonthill, Brampton, Granby Quebec, and at Dorr Oliver in Orillia. After retirement John and Arlene his wife  bought a Kwik Kopy Printing franchise in Barrie,

25 January 2023

ACTON VALE , QUEBEC—

Major Epson equipment installation
Major Epson equipment installation
 Epson announced Sercost, a commercial print in Quebec, has purchased and installed multiple Epson professional printing solutions to support its growing business. Initially purchasing a SureColor® S80600L to replace its previous wide-format printer, Sercost further invested in five additional Epson solutions including a second SureColor S80600L, as well as a SureColor V7000, SureColor F570 Pro, SurePress® L-4533AW, and SureColor T5270.

25 January 2023

MONTREAL—

Listed as Canada's 60th largest printer
Listed as Canada's 60th largest printer
 Supremex announced today the acquisition of Impression Paragraph Inc. (“Paragraph”), an integrated provider of paper-based packaging, print and point of sale products for a broad range of commercial markets. The transaction of approximately $26.6 million, on a cash-free and debt-free basis. Founded more than 35 years ago, Paragraph operates two facilities located in Ville-Saint-Laurent and Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec.

25 January 2023

HEIDELBERG , GERMANY— 

Lowering press energy use by 40%
Lowering press energy use by 40%
Heidelberger has launched a campaign for print shops featuring information, advice, and tips from experts on how to considerably increase energy efficiency in printing companies while simultaneously driving down costs. The company will be focusing on several headline issues in its communications over the next few months.

25 January 2023

BRITAIN— 

Has grown its print management business. Competing with commercial printers
Has grown its print management business. Competing with commercial printers
Xerox has been expanding it's distribution by buying up equipment dealerships that offer more than just copiers. Xerox has acquired Advanced UK, a hardware and managed print services provider and longstanding Xerox Platinum partner. As well as its core workplace offering, Advanced UK supplies a raft of digital production printers and software from the likes of Xerox and EFI. In Canada Xerox acquired

18 January 2023

TORONTO—

William (Bill) H. Sears was associated with the Heidelberg brand for forty years.
William (Bill) H. Sears was associated with the Heidelberg brand for forty years.
 PrintCAN has learned of the passing of industry icon Bill Sears recently. Bill was a major force in the Canadian printing industry from the early 70's through to his retirement from Heidelberg Canada in the mid 90's. Bill started working at Sears Ltd. (not the department store) in 1962 at the Toronto branch just as the family company took over the Heidelberg and Mueller-Martini dealership in Canada. He rose through the ranks to become President and General Manager. In the mid 70's Sears Ltd  and Canada Printing Ink

18 January 2023

MARKHAM , ONTARIO—

 
 Toshiba Canada targets Paper is an "Unbelievable Hassle"in new ad campaign. The ad give their reasons why business should move from paper. One of the reasons they give is " Using more paper is bad for the environment some thing Two Sides strongly disputes. Toshiba give not justification for their statement. Other reason they give include "Paper is a BIG security risk. Files are easily lost, mishandled, and damaged".

18 January 2023

DALLAS , TEXAS—

Rapida 106X with integrated into modular plate logistics systems
Rapida 106X with integrated into modular plate logistics systems
 Both medium-format Rapida 106 X presses (max. sheet format 750 × 1,060 mm, production speeds up to 20,000 sheets per hour – including perfecting mode) and large-format models of the Rapida 145 series (max. sheet format 1,060 × 1,450 mm, production speeds up to 18,000 sheets per hour) have been integrated into fully automatic plate logistics solutions.

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