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 JB Printing in the Toronto area appears to have closed it's doors. PrintCAN has not been able to to reach the company but the phone disconnects after several rings. Staff was not able to get in last week and several customers were not able to get their jobs. JB Printing had at lease 2 40 inch presses. They did some trade work and have been around since 1989.It is estimated that they had about 20 employees and approached about $3million in sales. They have no connection with JB Print of Kingston who have been getting some of their calls. If more information becomes available we will keep you posted.
   Label Express of Croydon England has been bought by Lynx Equity of Toronto. Label Express is in the pressure sensitive label business with flexo presses up to nine colours. Printing for the food and beverage , healthcare, retail, and automotive industries. The company has about 20 employees . Lynx Equity owns several companies in the printing industry in North America including Austin Graphics, Country Signs , Outpost Packaging and Envelopes Unlimited ( Toronto).
Lynx Equity buys into companies where owners are wanting to retire .It owns about 40 companies in North America and has 6 companies in the printing business in Canada. They decided to take advantage of the Brexit uncertainty with the low pound. Their philosphy is to buy and hold not buy and sell.
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    The Printing House (TPH) has been econized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2017. The award is given to employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of enviromental awarness. TPH has developed exceptional earth-friendly initiatives, which have attracted like-minded customers to use sustainable services and  enviromental leadership. Jamie O'Born, president of TPH said " We plan on keeping the momentum going and will continue to pursue improvements ".
  The Printing House is FSC, SFI, PEFC and Rainforest Alliance certified. 93% of the paper they purchased in 2016 was Chain of Custody certified. The Printing House runs 70 locations across Canada and was one of the original quick printer in Canada. They were number 19 on Graphic Monthly's list of top printers with $70 million in sales
Keith Wilmont CEO of Dscoop  Dscoop the users group for Hewlett Packard has appointed Keith Wilmont as it's new Cheif Executive Officer. Wilmont has spent 20 years in marketing with a number of international brands such as Coca-Cola, Listerine and Ocean Spray. His last job was Coca-Cola as Vice President of Creativity and Insight. Wilmont founded and launched IGNITOR, an internal creativity and innovation approach that is now a registered trademark of Coca-Cola.   Dscoop ( Digital Solutions Co-operative ) was one of the first major users groups for a digital press manufacture. Originally started for the Indigo presses users it has expanded to encompass most of HP's equipment for the graphic arts industry. They hold a major conference and trade show each year. The last one was in Phoenix. Dscoop is independent  but gets alot of sponsorship money from HP. Canon, EFI and Konica Minolta all have users groups now.
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