15 November 2017

ROCHESTER—

 
 Kodak has lost $46 million this quarter and will lay off 425 employees. The company chalked up $46 million in losses (compared to a $12 million profit in the same quarter last year), to a slowdown in the printing market and rising cost of aluminum used in plates.In the Print Systems Division revenue fell by 7%, Inkjet Division by 29% and Flexographic Packaging posted flat revenue. 

15 November 2017

Only printer outside of Thailand to get printing contract
Only printer outside of Thailand to get printing contract
 Lowe Martin Inc. had been trying to get into the Thai market for  years. Canada's 15th largest printer has been awarded a contract by Thailand Post to produce three stamps commemorating the late king.They are not normal stamps. They have distinct perforation, with ink ordered from Germany and simulated gold foil.Lowe-Martin will print a total of 9 million stamps.

15 November 2017

TORONTO—

George Tamburri of Print On Time
George Tamburri of Print On Time
 George Tamburri, of Print on Time has installed a Xante Impressia printer . "It  has helped me with the short runs,  quick turnaround , we frequently prints event tickets and utilizes the automatic sequential numbering feature built into the iQueue Workflow software.
Impressia is designed for "on demand" short run four colour letterhead, cards, envelopes, forms, brochures, mailers, labels, banners and more. The Impressia prints on a wider variety of media and sheet sizes up to 12" wide x 48' long.

14 November 2017

GERMANY—

Gutenberg Bible the original printed book
Gutenberg Bible the original printed book
 The future of bookstores looking good.For years, speculation was rife that digital markets such as e-books would result in the death of the print industry and subsequently the closure of bookstores.But the opposite appears to have happened, as thanks to our younger generation, business is booming. At the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle confirmed that book markets have seen "growth in most countries"

14 November 2017

STAMFORD—

60% to 70% of what is printed goes through the mail
60% to 70% of what is printed goes through the mail
Pitney Bowes announced  the global availability of the Li360 Community, an online community for clients, product engineers, partners and the “GIS curious” to explore Location Intelligence ( direct marketing data bases) capabilities, applications and tools to resolve challenges in the market.The Li360 Community is a home for all subject matter experts, and those interested in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to generate mindshare that will grow the Location Intelligence market and foster leading innovation.

8 November 2017

MISSISSAUGA—

Paul McCathy HP Canada
Paul McCathy  with  HP Canada
Paul McCarthy has become the new Indigo Manager for Canada. He will be handling commercial print, label and packaging Indigo equipment. Paul is responsible for all of the Canadian market and will be working out of HP Canadian head office in Mississauga. He has been heavily involved in the industry and is currently chair of Digital Imaging Association membership. HP has been looking to re-establish it Canadian presence after trying to partly manage Canada from the States 

8 November 2017

NETHERLAND—

Canada's second largest printer
Canada's second largest printer
  Vistaprint plans to reduce it's headcount and cost reductions to be largely implemented over the coming two months and believes they will reduce fiscal year 2018 operating expenses by between $20 million and $22 million. The company expects to take a restructuring charge of approximately $15 million to $17 million during the quarter ending December 31, 2017, but  expect net savings for the full fiscal year 2018

8 November 2017

MONTREAL—

Metropolitain plant Montreal
Metropolitain plant Montreal
Transcontinental has announced the closing of Métropolitain newspaper plant  in late January 2018. This decision was made  with the upcoming end of the printing of La Presse newspaper.
The printing activities will be mainly transferred to the Transcontinental Transmag plant in Montréal. The regional plants of Transcontinental de la Capitale in Québec City and Transcontinental Qualimax in Gatineau will also take in some work.The Métropolitain plant currently has close to 60 employees.

6 November 2017

EDMONTON—

Shipper Supplies head office Edmonton
Shipper Supplies head office Edmonton
  Spicers Canada is acquiring Shippers Supply, expanding its position in the distribution of shipping, packaging and warehouse supplies.Privately owned and headquartered in , Alberta, Shippers Supply operates nine locations throughout Western Canada, and manufacture corrugated boxes, labels, tape, stretch film.They also have destributed shelving, packaging supplies and warehouse equipment in the west since 1975.

1 November 2017

CALGARY—

 
Founders Advantage Capital has  announce that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire a 50% interest in Astley Gilbert for $24.7 million .  After completion of the Transaction, the current owners of Astley Gilbert, being Wayne Wilbur, Ari Yakobson and Rino Dambrosio, will collectively retain a 50% interest in Astley Gilbert and will continue to manage the day-to-day operations.  Completion of the Transaction is expected to close late October , 2017.

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