The 4th " drupa Global Trends " report is out. It tracks key developments and trends in global print industry . Conducted in October of 2016 with nearly 1200 participants world wide. The report is broken down by regions with North America being one. It tracks responses from printers and suppliers. The Excutive Summary has some interesting results. Globally 42% of printers describe their business as good while 11% say their business is bad. In North America slightly more printers are optimistic about 2017 than 2016. For the last 3 years printers have become more positive than in the proceeding year.
Printers have seen revenue increase , prices decrease and margins decrease slightly. But utilisation increase dramatically. Printers globally report continued falling prices which are compensated for by increasing utilisation and hence raising overall revenue at cost of falling margins.The Global Trends Executive Summary is available free from Messe Dusseldorf. In Canada contact Stefan Egge Messe Dusseldorf (Canada) at 416 598-1524 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Kett has taken over as General Manager of Printer Gateway. An industry veteran with extensive experience in running printing operations. He has worked at Hallmark Cards, Eddy Match and Mi5.
He is well experienced in the trade gang run market. Most recently he was General Manager of 4 Over's Canadian operation in Mississauga for three and a half years. " I relish the opportunity to leverage my experience and passion for the industry to take Printer Gateway to the next level." said Mr. Kett.
Printer Gateway is one of Canada's largest and nationally recognizes gang run trade printers. They sell only trade to printers, brokers and designers across Canada. They use a web-to-print portal which is open 24 hours a day. They run offset, digital and wide format equipment and ship across the country.Running 24 hours a day they offer quick turn around and at very competitive prices.
Category 5 Burlington plant CIEL Capital a private equity company has bought into Category 5 Imaging. Category 5 is in the wide format sector of the industry. They do signs ( indoor and out door) and claim to be one of Canada's first fully digital large format printers. They sell to some of Canada's top media, agency and retail customers. With a staff of 40 and sale in the $9 million area. Wayne Narciso, president still has a stake in the company and will be staying on. The plan is to continue to grow the company with CIEL Capital help.
Bob Shea of Digital Edge Digital Edge has added a Duplo DC 616 slitter/ cutter/ creaser. They have a lot of digital presses that require short run cutting which has been done in-efficiently on their cutter. Digital Edge does a lot trade work that requires super tight deadlines . Such as digital printing, direct mail, tipping, fufillment and lettershop services. This aquisition will help deliver even better service.
The Duplo DC-616 Pro slitter / cutter/ creaser is build for short run, on demand digital printing. Designed to remove white borders and prevent toner cracking on digital colour printing. This finisher can process up to 6 slits, 25 cuts and 20 creases in a single pass. A fully automated set up and quick change overs, the DC-616 Pro can finish a wide range of full-bleed digital applications such as greeting cards, invitations, brochures, book covers and 24-up business cards without additional modules required .
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