25 November 2021

LOUISVILLE, QUEBEC—

Serg Lousier CEO of Marquis Book Printers
Serg Lousier CEO of Marquis Book Printers
 In response to the North American book publishing industry's supply chain challenges and increase in book sales, Marquis has announced capital investment of $30 million.  The investments will be operational in 2021-2022 and will impact equally our three Marquis manufacturing plants, located in Montmagny, Louiseville and Toronto. Investments in 2021 includes: Doubling Toronto capacity for perfect-bound books. Increasing Toronto capacity for inkjet book printing driven by upgraded HP inkjet platforms, plus new book finishing capacity.

25 November 2021

MONT-ROYAL, QUEBEC— 

Manufactures of custom digitally printed cans
Manufactures of custom digitally printed cans
Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP)  has acquired Hart Print, a digital printing company servicing the beverage industry. The company offers digitally printed cans to the North-American market. Quebec-based company Hart Print, founded in 2018, offers digital printing, from design optimization to fully realized designs. Hart Print’s technology high speed digital printing with flexible batch sizes, catering to a variety of can dimensions.

23 November 2021

TORONTO—

Campaign for Hospital For Sick Kids
Campaign for Hospital For Sick Kids
The Printing House (TPH) is launching its 'Holiday Magic' campaign that gives 10% of every holiday purchase you make, to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).* The tagline, 'Let's Make Gifts That Give Back,' empowers Canadians to give a thoughtful gift - personalized items such as apparel, puzzles, and canvas art - and help build a new SickKids. "Let's make a difference. We've found the biggest ideas come from collaboration between our Canadian customer base

23 November 2021

WESTERN CANADA—

Has been running a strong TV campaign for several years
Has been running a strong TV campaign for several years
 FASTSIGNS International, Inc., franchisor of FASTSIGNS, a sign, and visual communications franchise, exceeded the  $600 million mark in network sales for the first time , continuing to build on a growing sales track record. FASTSIGNS’ adaptability  and the continued demand for signage and visual graphics. FASTSIGNS has experienced strong double-digit growth and is expected to exceed more than 15% comp sales in 2021

23 November 2021

POWELL RIVER , B.C.—

Catalyst Mill at Powell River
Catalyst Mill at Powell River
 The Paper Excellence company Catalyst mill is changing its name, in collaboration with Tla’amin Nation. The Mill will now be called tiskʷat (tees-kwat); the English translation is ‘big river.’ “This name change is a long time coming and an important gesture to repair harm,” said Hegus John Hackett. “Our ancestors will rejoice to hear this place once again being called tiskʷat, and Tla’amin looks forward to the hard and

23 November 2021

MISSISSAUGA—

Founder Sydney R. Stone center
Founder Sydney R. Stone center
 Sydney Stone announced that November 2021 marks its 70th year in operation.  The company was founded in Toronto in 1951 by Sydney R. Stone, selling binders, cutters and small format presses.
Since it’s inception in 1951, Sydney Stone has changed ownership three times. First, it was bought by Harry Day and Shirley McKay in 1980. They in turn sold the company to David & Dorothy Marsh in 1989, who was ultimately responsible for hiring now-owners Michael Steele and Dylan Westgate, who purchased the business from David and Dorothy in 2008.

23 November 2021

BELGIAN—

Synthetic Paper blocks bacteria & viruses
Synthetic Paper blocks bacteria & viruses
 Agfa announces the market launch of its SYNAPS Xerographic Matt synthetic paper that includes an agent which antagonizes the settlement and growth of bacteria and viruses on its surface. The agent remains active for the entire life of the synthetic paper and protects also print areas that are covered with toner ink. Its efficiency up to 99,99% has been proven through independent ISO 20743 and ISO 18184 tests.

23 November 2021

TORONTO—

 VariAngle tool from Kongsberg install at Packaging Technologies
VariAngle tool from Kongsberg install at Packaging Technologies
 Packaging Technologies Inc, designer and manufacturer of corrugated containers and Point-of-Purchase displays, has become the first in North America to install the  VariAngle tool from Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems . The VariAngle, which enables cutting at any angle from 0o and 60o at high speeds, has been installed alongside a new C64 digital finishing table complete with the Kongsberg automated Feeder and Stacker at Packaging Technoligies Toronto facility. The new table is served by a Kongsberg board Feeder and Stacker, a pallet-to-pallet solution that enables Packaging Technologies to significantly increase productivity,

16 November 2021

CHICAGO—

RR Donnelly's Canadian head office in Missauga
RR Donnelly's Canadian head office in Missauga
 Chatham Asset has up their bid to buy R.R. Donnelley to $9.10 a share in cash, an offer it said improves upon bid from Atlas Holdings. Chatham also sueing R.R. Donnelley and Atlas in a Delaware court, asking the court to block some features of R.R. Donnelley's agreement with Atlas, which Chatham said was designed to exclude Chatham's participation in a bid process. R.R. Donnelley had agreed to sell itself to Atlas earlier for $8.52 a share. That deal followed  a previous bid from Chatham,

16 November 2021

ITALY—

A Cerutti rotogravure web press
A Cerutti rotogravure web press
Bobst Group has acquired Italian gravure press manufacturer Cerutti. Bobst said the deal, is “in line with its strategic goal of further consolidating our technology and market leadership in the global gravure printing market”. Through the deal, the Bobst group has acquired Cerutti’s brand, intellectual property rights, and all of the company’s intangible assets. 30 Cerutti staff will join Bobst Italia’s team at the site in San Giorgio Monferrato.

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