13 December 2017

ROCHESTER—

 
 A fight has erupted between Xerox and its largest share holder Carl Icahn who holds 9.7% of Xerox . Icahn sent an open letter to shareholders demanding new blood in  the boardroom. He has taken special aim at Xerox's chairman Bob Keegan   and Jeff Jacobson CEO. Icahn appears to have targeted these two senior executives because they worked at Kodak. Keegan for 25 years and Jacobson for 2 years running the Graphics Group. Jacobson also, for 5 years ran Kodak Polychrome, a joint venture between Kodak and Sun Chemicals.

13 December 2017

OTTAWA—

Allegra Carling Ave. store
Allegra Carling Ave. store
Two Ottawa franchise printers have join forces. Both are located in the west end of the city. Allegra Design Print Mail owned by Jim Gillespie, which has operated  since 1987, has acquired KKP of Merivale Road.
Jim  Gillespie started talks about acquiring Merivale KKP  several months ago when Coronado talked about retiring. The stores are located close to  each other – Allegra is located at 1806 Carling Ave. and KKP is just  minutes away at 1529 Merivale Rd. – and both  offer the same services with similar price structures.

13 December 2017

ST. LOUIS—

Technology side of Quad Graphics on of North America's largest printers
Technology side of Quad Graphics on of North America's largest printers
  Baldwin Technology has acquired QuadTech, Inc., from its parent company, Quad/Graphics one of the largest printers in the States. Baldwin adds all of QuadTech’s  technology and strategic locations across the Americas, Europe, China, Japan and India.QuadTech designs and manufactures  control systems for commercial, newspaper, packaging and publication gravure printers . Headquartered in Sussex, Wisconsin (USA), QuadTech maintains a worldwide network of sales and service operations, and sells automated systems in more than 100 countries.

13 December 2017

ALTONA, MANITOBA—

Jorge Caceres operator
Jorge Caceres operator
 Friesens installs a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75-5+L print and coating machine. It is equipped with the latest “Push to Stop” technology, including: “Inpress Control 2” automatic color and register measurement, “Auto Plate Pro” fully automated plate loading, and automated wash programs.  Driven by Intellistart 2 press software, activated through the Press Center XL with Wallscreen.

6 December 2017

KINGSEY FALLS,QC—

 
 Cascades Inc. has announces the acquisition of four plants in Ontario in the containerboard packaging sector.The four following plants were acquired from the Coyle family, and specialize in the manufacturing of boxes and speciality products: McLeish Corr -a-Box Packaging & Design – Etobicoke, Ontario,Brown Packaging – Burlington, OntarioCoyle Corrugated Containers Inc. – Scarborough, Ontario Coyle Packaging ( Peterborough ) Ltd. – Peterborough, OntarioThis transaction will allow Cascades  to increase its production capacity by 500 million square feet per year.

6 December 2017

HOLLAND—

Van Son Rubber base famous for A B Dicks and Multys
Van Son Rubber base famous for A B Dicks and Multys
 T&K TOKA acquires Van Son Printing Inks , distribution and service in Europe and the USA.Van Son  located in Hilversum, the Netherlands. The family-owned company manufactures of sheet fed offset inks for 145 years. Van Son is known for its high-quality and consistency inks. Its rubber base and conventional 4-colour sheet fed ink were how it broke into the North American market. It had entered the wide format market with ink jet inks in recent years. 

6 December 2017

OTTAWA—

Canada Post promotes variable printing
Canada Post promotes variable printing
Canada Post's new issue of their publication ICITE is promoting what printers can do for direct mail. ICITE magazine highlights successful direct mail programs from around the world. It is aimed at marketers and creative people and sell the value of direct mail. The cover is based on a direct mail campaign that IKEA did. All the covers are personalized with the recipient name on a textured linen stock one side and foil stamped.Then the personalized finished magazines were matched up with the addressed cover sheets. It also has a web link to a video showing how the cover was made. www.canadapost.ca/incite10

6 December 2017

MILLBANK, ONTARIO—

Ray Gerber (operator), Mike Halliwell (Kodak), Calvin Frey ( President)
Ray Gerber (operator), Mike Halliwell (Kodak), Calvin Frey        President of Innovative Design & Print
 Innovative Design & Print has recently complete the installation of a Kodak  NexPress Digital Production Colour Press.  The press  5-colour press runs at 120 ppm  and the widest range of substrates, more than 800 qualified substrates, with offset press-like paper handling, on sheet sizes up to 39.37” in length.The Kodak NexPress HD Dry Inks  deliver offset-class, smooth, flat tints, richer deeper black, photo quality images.   With the Matte Finish option, the digitally printed piece takes on a rich aesthetic effect that rivals offset

5 December 2017

JOHANNESBURG—

Cham paper mill Italy
Cham paper mill Italy
Sappi , one of the worlds largest coated paper manufacture announced that it has an agreement to acquire the speciality paper business of Cham Paper Group for approximately $149 million.It includes the acquisition of CPG's Carmignano and Condino Mills in Italy, its digital imaging business located in Cham, Switzerland as well as all brands and know-how.  The transaction is conditional on the approval from certain competition authorities. Adds 160,000 tons of speciality paper to Sappi's capacity.

29 November 2017

MONTREAL—

Isabelle Marcoux Chair of the Board of Transcontinental
Isabelle Marcoux Chair of the Board of Transcontinental
 Isabelle Marcoux of Transcontinental has been inducted into the Women's Executive Network Hall of Fame.  She has been recognition as one of Canada's 100 most powerful women. Also in  light of Isabelle Marcoux's professional and philanthropic accomplishments."I am sincerely honoured to join the ranks of the Women's Hall of Fame," said Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board of Transcontinental Inc. "I am proud to ensure the continued growth of TC Transcontinental. This recognition reflects positively on Transcontinental as a whole. Moreover, This honour is a testament to my sustained commitment towards the advancement of women into executive and board member roles.

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