16 August 2017

MISSISSAUGA—

 
 Delphax Technologies Canada has been put into bankruptcy by Air T inc . Delphax is the manufacture of the Ellan 500 ink jet press. The company is listed with about $8 million in liabilities and only $1.3 million in assets. The only secured creditor is Air T Inc for about $5 million. Delphax Technologies Canada is  a holy owned subsidiary of Delphax Technologies in the US which is a public company. The owner of Air T inc is the largest shareholder in the American company. All the manufacturing and research and development was done in Canada. The meeting of creditors will be August 29th.

16 August 2017

TORONTO—

C.J. Graphics tops the list with 8
C.J. Graphics tops the list with 8
 C.J. Graphics awarded 8 “Benny’s” and more overall awards than any other printer in the world at this year’s International Print Competition. C.J. Graphics was awarded 8 Benny’s, the highest honor in the 2017 Premier Print Awards.The Premier Print Awards ( Benny's) , the graphic arts industry’s oldest,largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition. Hosted by Printing Industries of America. In its 68th year, the annual contest recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of superior print communications. 

16 August 2017

The power of colour report
The power of colour report
 The power of colour in communication Report. In this white paper, it looks at some industry statistics and discusses some of the best practices for using colour effectively. It also look at some of the economics of using colour, and how it can impact your customers’ decisions on whether or not to print in colour.What impact does colour have on response rates? How can colour be used such that its impact is maximized? How can the power of colour be communicated to print customers?

16 August 2017

OTTAWA—

 
 American paper companies have been going after Canadian paper manufactures for antidumping and demanding countervailing duties. In Eastern Canada they have imposed a 20% duty on coated paper from the Port Hawkesbury mill in Nova Scotia. It is being appealed under the NAFTA agreement. The Canadian government is trying to get it dismissed. Irving Paper in New Brunswick and Catalyst Paper of Briish Columbia have had a 18% tariff imposed. North Pacific Papers of Washington State has filed for countervailing duties on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper from Canada. 

9 August 2017

CALIFORNIA—

 
 EFI the manufacturers of Vutek wide format,Fiery rips, Jetrion label presses and Printsmith software has delayed it's second quarter results. The companies shares fell by over 45% last week. EFI has said there appears to be a problem in how large-format sales were reported and a weakness in internal controls. EFI's audit committee has started an independent review of the matter.

9 August 2017

AMSTERDAM—

 
 Cimpress the corporate parent of Vistaprint has sold its Albumprinter division that it acquired in 2011 for about $92 million. The Albumprinter division includes  Albelli, Bonusprint, Fotoknudsen and Onskefoto brands. Although Albumprinter fell within Cimpress target market "mass customization " it believes that invested capital can be used better invested else where. 

8 August 2017

WINNIPEG—

 
 Pollard Banknote Limited  has to announce it has received an extension for instant ticket printing services with the Oregon Lottery. Under this agreement, Pollard Banknote will continue to provide the Lottery with instant ticket printing, marketing support, and related services..Since 2005, Pollard Banknote has partnered with the Oregon Lottery on its Scratch-itsSM instant game portfolio.   

7 August 2017

ISREAL—

Landa First Insatall
Landa First Insatall
 Landa has installed its first beta site for the Landa S10 Nanographic PrintingPress. Graphic Bezalel a folding carton, packaging and label convertor, which is Israel-based,  received its Landa press in July , where it will be used to support local as well as market leading international retail brands such as Calvin Klein, Nestle and Coca-Cola

2 August 2017

NETHERLANDS—

 
 Cimpress the public company of Vistaprint reported a $34.7 million loss in its fourth quarter and fiscal year ending June 30th. The loss has been attributed to pressure on gross profits from shipping, expansion of product lines and unfavorable currency fluctuations. Also acqusition related charges , the termination of two partner contracts added to the losses and restructuring charges related to the reorganization of the company.Robert Keane CEO believes that the companies fresh strategy will improve its future prospects.

2 August 2017

TORONTO— 

Old Quebecor Photoengravers plant
Old Quebecor Photoengravers plant
Postmedia ( National Post, Toronto Sun) announced that it has entered into an agreement with real estate developer  RICE Group to sell the property at 2250 Islington Avenue in west Toronto. The building currently houses a printing facility. The purchase price is $30,475,000 . Postmedia will enter into a lease for a portion of the property for a period of up to ten years.

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