8 August 2018

TORONTO—

TAPP Label was renamed Ingenious Packaging.
TAPP Label was renamed Ingenious Packaging.
Ingenious Packaging has been bought out of receivership by Resource Label out of Nashville. With debts of over $74 million and assets of $34 million ( $11 million was goodwill). The largest secured creditor was the Bank of Montreal. There was $44 million of unsecured creditors. Ingenious Packaging had sales of $27 million and 130 employees.

8 August 2018

MISSISSAUGA— 

Kruger makes book papers, coated , newsprint and container board
Kruger makes book papers, coated , newsprint and container board
One of Canada's largest privately held paper companies has gotten involved  in the political side of the current tariff war with the US. Kruger has come out with a marketing campaign " We Buy on Guard from Thee!". They sight a wave of red and white purchasing is sweeping the nation as Canadian consumers look to put their money where their flag is.

8 August 2018

MONTREAL—

Advantage of Printing Canada
Advantage of Printing Canada
Marquis on of Canada's largest book printers has taken a novel approach to selling in the US market. They have used the fact of being a Canadian printer to their advantage. They produced a booklet " Your Friendly Neighbours to the North" Printing Advantages in Canada. 
It goes into  a number of reasons .

8 August 2018

ROCHESTER—

Flexcel NX plates and system
Flexcel NX plates and system
Kodak is looking at the possibility of selling off it's flexible-packaging division. The division sell flexo plates and equipment for the label packaging segment of the printing industry. The division does about $145 million in sales and generates $31 million in profit.

1 August 2018

LEXINGTON, MA—

Second US plant
Second US plant
Vistaprint is building a new $55 million plant in Dallas, Texas. The Plant will be 322,000 square feet. It  will employe about 600 people with 150 white collar jobs and 450 manufacturing jobs. The City of Dallas is giving Vistaprint $1.7 tax incentives. Including $300,000 in job training.

1 August 2018

WASHINGTON—

 
 Cenveo gets $5.5 million from the US Government Printing Office(GOP) . It is for termination a contract to print and mail the 2020 Census. Cenveo will also be paid for any properly invoiced work that has been completed. This agreement does not effect any other GOP contracts with Cenveo.

1 August 2018

PALO ALTO, CALIF— 

UK largest Managed Print Services company
UK largest Managed Print Services company
Hewlett Packard (HP) has agreed to buy printing company Apogee Corp of the UK. Apogee specializes in managed print services both in house and outsources.They do high volume digital printing, graphic design, print services and are an equipment OEM dealer.This is part of HP expansion into contractual office printing and managed print services.

1 August 2018

CALIFORNIA—

 
Guy Grect CEO took EFI from single product to $1 billion company
Guy Grect CEO took EFI from single product to $1 billion company
EFI CEO Guy Gecht  is to step down from his operating role at the Company . Mr. Gecht will continue to serve as CEO until his replacement is named, and has committed to working closely with the new CEO to ensure a successful transition. Gecht will remain as a member of the Board of Directors following the CEO change.

25 July 2018

VERNON, BC—

 
 Wayside has bought Lakeside Printing with its three locations Vernon, Revelstoke and Salmon Arm. Lakeside has digital presses and small offset including a 4 colour GTO. It had 10 employees across the 3 locations. It did about a million in sales. Wayside plans to retain all staff and keep the Lakeside name. The previous owners Susan and Dan Renaud will stay on but take more time off. 

25 July 2018

SCARBOROUGH—

 
General Press a trade letterpress shop is closing down after 30 years. The shop did die cutting, foil stamping, embossing and glueing. They have stopped taking orders and are now selling off all the equipment. They have been returning embossing and steel rule dies to customers . 

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