6 May 2021

JAPAN—

Price increases world wide
Price increases world wide
In a global statement, Fujifilm said it would increase the price of its offset printing plates, processing chemicals, and analogue and digital inks on a global basis.The price will be increased by a double-digit percentage as of May 1st, 2021 and will differ depending on the region and the product it stated.

6 May 2021

RICHMOND ' B.C.—

Privately held and based in B.C.
Privately held and based in B.C.
  Domtar may become a Canadian company again after  the pulp and paper producer acknowledged it's in talks with B.C.'s Paper Excellence about a possible merger or sale of the company. Paper Excellence is a privately held company with $2.4 billion in annual sales from the production of more than 2.8 million tonnes of paper at seven manufacturing facilities in Canada. It has 2,800 employees.

6 May 2021

TORONTO—

US and Canadian dealer to the sign industry
US and Canadian dealer to the sign industry
 Grimco Canada , a dealer to sign supply companies , has announced its acquisition of COBALT Graphics. COBALT is a subsidiary of Cansel, formed in 2018 to distribute their wide-format, offset lithography, flexography, and page-wide printing supplies.Grimco, is a North America wide  distributor of supplies and equipment to the sign industry . They are dealers for 3M, HP, Epson, Avery Dennison , Orafol and other brands which will now be available to  Cobalt customers

5 May 2021

TORONTO— 

Darren Loken
Darren Loken
Connecting for Results Corp. has engaged industry experts Darren Loken and Terry Tyler to join its team. Print leaders with strong track records of increasing sales and profitability, the addition of these two specialists enables CFR to further expand its offering to clients in the US . Darren Loken has held a number of C-suite positions with companies across the industry. Darren is an expert in helping under performing companies to thrive, guiding teams to growth and profitability.

5 May 2021

COQUITLAM , B.C.—

 
Carbon Balanced Paper launches in North America to help organizations reduce the carbon impact of their paper and print communications. This is a  program in Europe with over 3,000 organizations taking positive action by choosing Carbon Balanced Paper. The launch in North America will enable brands and organizations in the United States and Canada to carbon balance any paper product, meeting  growing commitments to carbon reduction and carbon neutrality and to differentiate themselves as market leaders in environmental responsibility.

5 May 2021

CHICAGO— 

Advocates for paper communication
Advocates for paper communication
A laundry list of major corporations have taken advantage of widespread disruptions to proactively assault longstanding communications preferences. Far too many stopped asking consumers to opt in to electronic bills, statements and other important notices, and instead just switched their account holders from paper to digital communication without prior consent.

29 April 2021

JAPAN—

Aiming to  become a world wide player in the printing industry
Aiming to become a world wide player in the printing industry
Fujifilm is  reorganizing it graphics operations with a new structure that brings together its Graphics Systems division with the former Fuji Xerox operation. Fujifilm’s technology agreement with former partner Xerox expired on 31 March. The  group announced last year that Fuji Xerox would be renamed Fujifilm Business Innovation, and this came into effect on 1 April. The company said the integration would result in the end-to-end delivery of production printers based on Fujifilm Business Innovation’s xerography technology,

29 April 2021

AYLMER, ONTARIO—

Brett Hueston in front of the Aylmer plant  Photo credit Sean Irvine CTV London
Brett Hueston in front of the Aylmer plant  Photo credit Sean Irvine CTV London 
 Printer publisher Aylmer Express has ended up in the new. Brett Hueston Editor, Publisher and Vice President of AE Graphics Group was covering a story at a local Church that was protesting the provincial Covid-19 lockdown . Brett was helping cover the story for  his  and  then became part of the story. He’s been covering the church’s public anti lockdown protest for a while. He was  taking photos of the crowded parking lot from a  distance off church property, A man who wasn’t wearing a face mask yelled at the police and then ran at Brett  with fists clenched.

28 April 2021

RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO—

Design template platform
Design template platform
 Staples Canada, has partnered with Canva,  to bring thousands of graphic design templates and millions of design ingredients through its user-friendly interface for Solutionshop and staplesprint.ca customers. The partnership combines Canva's  design platform with Staples Canada's  Solutionshop printing services to help customers create custom print solutions. The new design templates will be available in more than 30 product categories, starting with templates for posters,

28 April 2021

MONTREAL—

Offices in Montreal , Quebec City , Brossard, Beauce and Toronto
Offices in Montreal , Quebec City , Brossard, Beauce and Toronto
Xerox has acquired Groupe CT, a independent document management provider in Eastern Canada. "We're continuing to grow our presence in the  small and midsize business (SMB) market," said Mike Feldman, president of Americas Operations and Global Document Services, Xerox. Group CT is a dealer for Canon, OCE, HP , Kyocera and Lexmark and sell copiers & wide format equipment.

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