27 May 2020

BRAMPTON—

Gregory  Cochrane CEO
Gregory Cochrane CEO
DATA Communications Management (formally Data Business Forms ) , announced Gregory Cochrane, DCM’s Chief Executive Officer, is taking a temporary medical leave of absence, effective immediately. In Mr. Cochrane’s absence, Michael Coté, President of DCM, will assume Mr. Cochrane’s responsibilities and will be supported by the Company’s existing senior executive and management team,

27 May 2020

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY—

Xerox booth from Drupa 2016
Xerox booth from Drupa 2016
Xerox and Bobst have both said  they will not be  exhibiting  at Drupa  2021 the industry’s largest event. Xerox occupied about a quarter of Hall 8b . Xerox has said "Given continued uncertainty around holding large events during a pandemic and our own schedule for product introductions, Xerox has decided not to participate in the Drupa 2021 trade fair.” The Fuji-Xerox joint venture will expire at the end of March 2021, just prior to Drupa’s new dates of 20-30 April. 

27 May 2020

SMITH FALLS, ONTARIO—

Was bought in 2011 by Mertroland ( Torstar)
Was bought in 2011 by Mertroland ( Torstar)
Metroland Media (Torstar) announced Friday that it is closing Performance Printing in Smiths Falls after more than 40 years in operation. Forty-six people will be out of work when the doors close on June 19th. Thirty-eight full-time and eight part-time employees will be affected.In a statement, Torstar says the decision to close the plant “is a function of the exceptional challenges facing

27 May 2020

MISSISSAUGA—

Major player in the promotional products field
Major player in the promotional products field
Printful plans to open a 2,900 square meter facility in Mississauga,  with production expected to start by the end of 2020. This is the on-demand fulfillment company's first facility in Canada and seventh worldwide. Their initial investment will be $2.8 million CAD and they are planning to grow their Canadian team to 50 people in their first 3 years of operation.

27 May 2020

LONDON, ONTARIO—

Chris Jones Harris, Principal, Corporate Development and Ron Harris, President & CEO at Jones Healthcare Group
Chris Jones Harris, Principal, Corporate Development and Ron Harris, President & CEO at Jones Healthcare Group
Jones Healthcare Group  announces a significant investment in a new, custom-built Koenig & Bauer Rapida 106 eight-colour press. The press will increase the company’s production capacity and drive speed to market for its health and wellness folding carton clients.  Ron Harris, President & CEO at Jones said “Our new press is just the first of our planned equipment investments through 2021 totalling $20 million .”

24 May 2020

CHICAGO—

Consumers also ranked paper  packaging highest
Consumers also ranked paper packaging highest
As consumers become increasingly aware of the environmental impact of their packaging choices, a majority believe paper-based packaging is better for the environment, according to the results of Two Sides North America’s 2020 Packaging Preferences Survey. 
Respondents were asked to rank their preferred packaging materials (paper/cardboard, glass, metal and plastic) based on 15 environmental, practical and visual/tactile attributes.

20 May 2020

CHICAGO—

Once part of RR Donnelly , North America's largest printer
Once part of RR Donnelly , North America's largest printer
 LSC Communications  the  forth largest US printer has hired a  investment bankers to explore a sale of the business that could see it broken up. The $3.3bn  printer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April. LSC is  exploreing  a sale of the company or the four segments. The four segments identified are: books; magazines, catalogues and logistics; office products .

20 May 2020

MISSISSAUGA— 

Steve Klaric Canadian Sales Manager
Steve Klaric Canadian Sales Manager
 
 
RM Machinery is expanding to Canada. They are opening an office on Satellite Drive in Mississauga. They also have become the Canadian distributor for Standard Horizon,RMGT Ryobi, Mitsubishi Presses, Miyakoshi and Bottcher. RM Machinery have hire a staff of three so far on service and sales including Steve Klaric formally of KBR.

20 May 2020

MELVILLE , N.Y.—

Canon Wallpaper Press with UVgel technology
Canon Wallpaper Press with UVgel technology
Canon  announce Canon UVgel Wallpaper Factory, an integration between  Colorado Printer Series and UVgel technology, and finishing partner Fotoba. Designed for  throughput, high-quality, and efficiency, this solution is  for automated production of customized wallpapers.  The Canon UVgel Wallpaper Factory is a complete end-to-end solution for new customers and as an upgrade for existing Colorado roll-to-roll large format printers.

20 May 2020

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY—

 
365 days before drupa. The new date of April 20 - 30, 2021 is now firmly established in the international calendar. The decision to postpone was difficult, but the only right choice for everyone involved. The industry hopes for a quick end of the pandemic and is counting on a strong drupa 2021. "Drupa is the industry’s key event everyone is waiting for. That's why it is so important that the fair can function without restrictions, that many visitors come and that we can exchange ideas intensively for 11 days"

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