14 October 2021

CHICAGO—

Book Manufactures Institute Association Conference report
Book Manufactures Institute Association Conference report
 Current trends can be described as a revival of the North American book market – and not only in softcover but also in hardcover. At the virtual spring conference of the Book Manufacturers Institute (BMI), which describes itself as the graphic arts industry association focused on the book manufacturing market, Some interesting statistics to support this trend. Unit sales of printed books” from NPD BookScan, which covers 85 percent of book sales in the US showed that the number of printed books sold in the US increased from about 694 million in 2019 to about 750 million in 2020.

14 October 2021

MONTREAL—

Now part of the Offset group
Now part of the Offset group
 Flint Group, a  global supplier of print consumables  announced the launch of Flint Offset Packaging Solutions (FOPS), a new division aligning the route to market for Sheetfed Inks, Press Room Chemicals and Printing Blankets.Whilst the Sheetfed and Image Transfer Technologies teams have worked closely together for many years, servicing their common customer base,

14 October 2021

CHICAGO—

RR Donnelley's Canadian Head Office
RR Donnelley's Canadian Head Office , Missisauga Ontario 
 Private equity firm Chatham Asset Management is making a bid for  RR Donnelly. The dissident share holder , own approximately 14.9% of the outstanding common stock and  is the largest bondholder of Chicago-based RR Donnelley & Sons (RRD), is seeking to buy the remaining shares of North America's largest commercial printing company for $7.50 per share in cash. It would represent a 52.1% premium over RRD's closing price of $4.93 per share on Oct. 11.

14 October 2021

SCARBOROUGH, TORONTO—

Inca OnsetX3 HS Flatbed
Inca OnsetX3 HS Flatbed
Proprint Services , a  digital printer in Toronto,  with its latest install, the Fujifilm Inca OnsetX3 HS Flatbed Printer (OnsetX3 HS), complete with a semi-automated robotic handling system. The OnsetX3 HS will keep work in-house that was previously sent out, including long run jobs which made more economical sense to run as large format litho. “By watching how the industry was changing, the OnsetX3 flatbed  kind of volumes we could keep in-house,” said Richard Krakower, CEO of Proprint. “

13 October 2021

BOSTON—

Sappi's focus on sustainability
Sappi's focus on sustainability
 Sappi North America , a manufacture  of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, opened its call for entries for the 2021 Ideas that Matter grant program.  Ideas that Matter invites designers from around the world to show how print design can improve the lives of others.  Designers will be able to submit ideas that include paper packaging projects in addition to print and digital communications projects. Entrants are asked to align their submissions with at least one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

13 October 2021

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO— 

 RCS 330 press , one of three Gallus presses  at Vaughan plant
RCS 330 press , one of three Gallus presses at Vaughan plant
ASL Print FX, with three North American locations, has earned an impressive 83 technical awards over the last ten years – primarily for the high-end labels it produces for the wine & spirits market  which for ASL includes both its highly skilled operators and three Gallus presses installed at its Vaughan, Ontario location. Producing labels for the luxury market, which also includes health and beauty,

6 October 2021

MONTREAL—

Francois Olivier with Wife Isabelle Marcoux
Francois Olivier with Wife Isabelle Marcoux
 Transcontinental  chief executive Francois Olivier will be retiring in December after 28 years with the company, serving  13 years as CEO.  Peter Brues, a member of its board of directors  and chair of the audit committee , will become CEO. Olivier has transformed  Transcontinental from a commercial printer into into a flexible packaging company. After joining the Printing Sector of Transcontinental in 1993, he rose through the ranks, going from General Manager of one to several printing plants,

6 October 2021

NEW YORK—

Nasdaq is the stock exchange for high tech public companies , were Xerox see it future
Nasdaq is the stock exchange for high tech public companies , were Xerox see it future
  Xerox Holdings Corporation announced  the company will transfer its common stock listing (XRX) from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to the  Nasdaq Exchange. The company will continue being listed under the ticker symbol “XRX” after the transfer occurs.  Xerox considers it's future as a  high tech  company. Xerox says it  is leveraging its research and development capabilities to advance a variety of new technologies aimed at solving the world’s biggest challenges.

6 October 2021

NORTH AMERICA—

Paper inventories are at an all time low
Paper inventories are at an all time low
Skyrocketing demand  for packaging, catalogs and printed books  during the pandemic has slashed paper supply across North America, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time for printers.  With some mills converting to cardboard to meet the spike in e-commerce deliveries and others shutting down altogether, more than 2.5 million metric tons of North American printing and writing paper capacity — or nearly one-fifth of 2019 levels —

6 October 2021

ROCHESTER . NEW YORK—

New Kodak Ascent Digital Press for packaging
New Kodak Ascent Digital Press for packaging
The new KODAK ASCEND Digital Press is for commercial printers and digital service providers who want to succeed in the growing Retail/POP and Packaging markets. The KODAK ASCEND Digital Press is the first electrophotographic (EP) press designed to print heavy weight substrates at long lengths with eye-catching, high-margin CMYK and flat foil embellishments in one pass.

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