27 August 2014

BRAMPTON—

Taylor Label, a trade-only manufacturer of barcodes and labels, has installed a Primera CX1200 colour label press and FX1200 digital finishing system.

Lloyd Taylor, owner of Taylor Label, with the Primera CX1200 Color Label Press.

27 August 2014

—In an effort to get people talking about the world of print, Print Media Centre has launched International Print Day. On Oct. 8, web-savvy members of the global print community are encouraged to share information about print and integrated marketing on social media using the hashtag #IPD14.

26 August 2014

MISSISSAUGA—Trade printer 4over displayed one of its latest pieces of machinery during an open house held Tuesday. According to 4over’s national press manager, German Ramirez, the 6-colour, 40" Komori Lithrone S40 press, was purchased for the Mississauga location with faster printing times and future job growth in mind.


 Left to right: CEO Zarik Megerdichian, plant manager Paul Kett

25 August 2014

TORONTO—R.P. Graphics and Rhino Print Solutions have entered into strategic alliance, the two companies announced Monday. There's two components to the deal: R.P. will buy Rhino's Toronto location, and also establish an alliance with Rhino's locations in Vancouver and Calgary—which are not included in the purchase—to provide printing services to national accounts. The goal is to provide coast-to-coast distribute and print model.

25 August 2014

MONTREAL—Supremex Inc., a Canadian provider of envelopes and related packaging products, has announced an investment of $500,000 to continue providing quality services.

The company plans to install a Winker + Dunnebeir 234DL— a four colour inkjet envelope overprinting press in its Ville LaSalle plant. The 234DL was designed to create full-colour personalized direct mail and can print static and variable images on a variety of substrates at speeds of up to 30,000 pieces per hour.

20 August 2014

WINNIPEG—A new Canada Post stamp has been issued to mark the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). The Lowe-Martin Group—based in Ottawa, printed the stamp called the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Permanent using lithography in six colours. The stamp was designed by Adrian Shum and Mike Grandmaison, and measures 40 mm x 40 mm. Pick them up today.

20 August 2014

NEW YORK—Printing giant R.R. Donnelley & Sons is facing the necessity of re-engineering its business in the face of stalling print revenues. Its plan is to take on the market for printed electronic components and reduce its dependency on traditional. The Wall Street Journal recently took an in-depth look at the changing business model of this 150-year old company’s. Donnelley operates nine plants in Canada. Read it all  at the source

20 August 2014

ALBERTA—There’s a big jump in shipments this period but the news is a little too good to be true as sales in most of the country remain flat. The big difference accounting for the jump is that Stats Canada is now tracking Alberta shipments again, after an extended absence.

Shipments
(in millions)
2014 2013 % Change
February  $592.8 $547.4 8.3
March 650.4 592.5 9.7
April 652.7 623.0 4.7
May 665.6 627.5 6.0

Year-to-date shipping numbers for 2014 are $3.15 billion. That's a 7.7% jump from the $2.93 posted for the same period in 2013.

13 August 2014

BRAMPTON—DATA Group Ltd. has released its second quarter results for 2014, citing reduced costs and revenue gyration as examples of progress in its plan to transform the company. The company states it still faces challenges while trying to adapt to new technological changes.
Detailed report at the source.

13 August 2014

TORONTO—It’s being reported by Pulp & Paper Canada that a three-alarm fire at a corrugated paper plant in the west-end of Toronto has sent four people to the hospital. More at the source.

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