13 February 2019

GERMANY—

manroland 700 Evolution sells 1000 th unit
manroland 700 Evolution sells 1000 th unit
Manroland's parent company Langley Holdings is looking for  acquisition to make more effective use of Manroland Sheetfed’s sales and manufacturing facilities after a fall in sales at the company. Manroland Sheetfed had recorded a record level of order for  presses in the first quarter  of 2018, orders dropped  as the year went on.

13 February 2019

BURNABY—

Pulling over 300 creative people together
Pulling over 300 creative people together
 Mitchell Press of B.C. on Thursday Feb 7th successfully hosted their first "Creative Industry Showcase". They brought together 27 key print industry partners and over 300 graphic designers, marketers and publishers to celebrate creativity and collaboration, the first of its kind in recent memory. Mitchell Press  created the event to solidify existing client relationships and forge new ones while sharing
BCs makers and supplier’s talent and ideas.

13 February 2019

ROCHESTER, NY—

Vader 3D printer with liquid metal
Vader 3D printer with liquid metal
Xerox has acquired Vader Systems, a manufacturer of the liquid metal jet 3D printers.The acquisition is part of the Xerox's "innovations strategy" and attempt to enter the  $8 billion 3D or additive manufacturing market (growing at 25% per year) . Xerox who is a player in toner and inkjet intends add 3D or liquid metal to their area's of expertise. Xerox has been working on 3D technology and adapting it to digital packaging.

13 February 2019

PENNSYLVANIA—

Best printing place to work
Best printing place to work
 Vistaprint plant in Windsor was the only Canadian printer to receive the Best of the Best designation . The Best Workplace in the Americas designation is bestowed upon a company that demonstrates a commitment to its employees and exhibits the dedication and hard work necessary to be recognized as a leading workplace in the printing industry.

6 February 2019

MISSISSAUGA—

New Head Office
New Head Office
All Graphic Supplies has moved their head office to 5610 Timberlea Blvd. Mississauga. The new location is 43,000 square feet, more than 50% larger than the old one. All Graphics ran out of space over a year ago. A staff of 45 work out of the head office.

6 February 2019

Cimpress's Flagship Growth Stalls
Cimpress's Flagship Growth Stalls
"the worst in a long time”, and the departure of Vistaprint’s CEO will result in founder Robert Keane personally overseeing the performance of Cimpress's flagship operation Vistaprint . Vistaprint posted revenue growth of just 1 percent, while overall Cimpress revenue grew 8 percent, down from 32 percent in the second quarter of 2018.  Vistaprint sales nudged up by just 1.2% to $434.3m, while profits at the business fell from $99m to $83.8m.

6 February 2019

RICHMOND ,BC—

Azura chemistry-free
Azura chemistry-free
 Thunderbird Press has joined in the Agfa Graphics GreenWorks™ program for printers how  have achieved greener outcomes through technology, products, services, and best practices.Thunderbird Press recently started using Azura chemistry-free plates from Agfa  to be more environmentally sustainable.

6 February 2019

PITTSBURG—

PIA lobbied for tariff exemption on printing plates
PIA lobbied for tariff exemption on printing plates
Fujifilm and Kodak announced that exclusions had been granted and that each company intended to fulfill its obligation to refund printing and publishing customers on whom a pass-through surcharge had been imposed. Tariffs imposed on raw materials used in print production, such as aluminum to make  printing plates. The impact included  dramatic cost increases as major suppliers

6 February 2019

ROCHESTER, NY— 

Highest print quality ever for a puzzle
Highest print quality ever for a puzzle
Kodak’s “World’s Largest Puzzle” a massive  puzzle that boasts 51,300 pieces and features some of the most amazing wonders of the world, captured by professional photographers. The mammoth puzzle is actually 27 separately packaged puzzles – 1,900 pieces each. They all interlock to create one giant puzzle – 51,300 total pieces – approximately 28.5 feet x 6.25 feet.

30 January 2019

MISSISSAUGA—

Mike Wildbore
Mike Wildbore
Konica Minolta Canada has  announced the appointment of  Mike Wildbore  as Director, Business Development Wide Format Printing Systems. Mr. Wildbore has more than 15 years of print-related sales experience and will help lead the expansion of Konica Minolta’s wide format print offerings.

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