1 July 2020

ISRAEL—

Alon Bar-Shany considered the driving force behind Indigo
Alon Bar-Shany considered the driving force behind Indigo
Indigo has let 102  employees  go  and cut contracts with 30 freelancers. Earlier this month, the company’s longtime general manager Alon Bar-Shany resigned . The company’s new general manager is Haim Levitt who previously ran the company’s GTM division. This is believed to be the first wave of layoffs in the  HP Indigo division.

1 July 2020

ROCHESTER . NEW YORK—

2020 has not been a good year
2020 has not been a good year
Maze ransomware has reported in their list of victims  Xerox added to the list. It appears that the encryption routine had completed on June 25. Xerox has yet to confirm or deny a cyberattack on its network but screenshots from the attacker show that computers on at least one Xerox domain have been encrypted.

1 July 2020

TORONTO—

Canada's largest printer
Canada's largest printer
Transcontinental  ranked as one of Canada’s 50 best corporate citizens, placed in 10th position in the  Corporate Knights’ 2020 Best 50 Ranking. According to Corporate Knights, TC Transcontinental ranks among the Top 10, overall because of its high clean revenue score, strong gender diversity at the board and executive levels, its solid safety record, as well as its strong energy and water productivity.

1 July 2020

ATLANTA—

Customer with the right poster
Customer with the right poster
 A customer who ordered Black Lives Matter posters also received All Lives Matter prints in their delivery, resulting in a social media backlash against the run printer. Vistaprint founder  and CEO ,Robert Keane has issued a personal apology pinned the blame on a job collation error. He said: "racism is intolerable.

24 June 2020

FAIRFAX , VIRGINIA—

The last of the industries trade shows to be cancelled or rescheduled
The last of the industries trade shows to be cancelled or rescheduled
 PRINTING United ( old SGIA Show)  originally scheduled to take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on October 21-23, 2020, will now move to a online experience this fall due to constraints surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

23 June 2020

GEORGETOWN, ONTARIO—

Heidelberg tied to buy in 2019
Heidelberg tied to buy in 2019
Komcan Inc. and MBO America have reached an agreement where Komcan Inc will be the sole authorized distributor of MBO equipment in Canada. The agreement is to include sale of equipment, parts supply, and service of the MBO line of equipment. MBO has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Komori

23 June 2020

TORONTO—

Canada's 19th largest printer with more locations than any other printer
Canada's 19th largest printer with more locations than any other printer
Printing House is the only printer to win "Canada's Greenest Employers. Canada’s Greenest Employers is a competition that recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness. Applicants for the award are compared to other employers in their industry.Winning employers, selected by editors of The Globe and Mail's Canada’s Top 100 Employers,

23 June 2020

MONTREAL—

Canada's largest printer
Canada's largest printer and largest emplyer in the industry
 Transcontinental says about up to  1,600 temporarily laid-off staff have brought back in the last several weeks.The company says a gradual recovery in printing volumes has allowed it to recall more than one third of the employees laid off because  of COVID-19. "Obviously, things are improving as many businesses are back to business, they're back advertising," chief financial officer Donald LeCavalier said in a conference call

23 June 2020

TORONTO—

Postmedia
Postmedia"s Toronto printing plant. Old Quebecor Photoengravers plant. 
 Postmedia's Toronto printing plant press room workers have applied to be certified as a union under the Canadian Media Guild. The union, part of CWA Canada,  filed  with the Ontario Labour Relations Board this week when a majority of the plant's workers signed union cards. The Union says Postmedia cut workers wages during the pandemic   even though the company was deemed  an essential services , and did not  do enough to ensure their safety.

22 June 2020

CHICAGO—

 
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions about the lifespan of the virus on a variety of surfaces, including paper and paper-based packaging products. Some service providers are capitalizing on consumer uncertainty by suggesting or requiring that their customers go paperless for safety reasons.There is no proof of this.  A study published in the May 2020 issue of The Lancet reported on the stability of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

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