23 September 2020

MONTREAL—

One of Canada's oldest independent equipment dealers
One of Canada's oldest independent equipment dealers
KBR Graphics auction on September 30th. The assets of KBR one of Canada's oldest few remaining  independent equipment dealers will be held at their old head office in Laval Quebec . The company closed on March of this year. Started in 1976 KBR has  represented such manufactures as Itek Graphix, Hamada, Ryobi, Challenge  and KBA.  KBR had the Standard/Horizon dealership for Quebec for at least 40 years. It was handling Graphic Whizard, Spiel, Ideal-MBM , Perfecta Wohlenberg and the Ryobi MHI offset presses.

23 September 2020

BRAMPTON—

Gregory Cochrane CEO of DMC
Gregory Cochrane CEO of DMC
Data Communication Management (DMC) has said that  Gregory Cochrane, DCM’s Chief Executive Officer, is expected to resume his full-time responsibilities effective September 30, 2020, following a temporary medical leave of absence. It was announced by J.R. Kingsley Ward, Chairman of DCM’s board of directors. Also it was announces Chris Lund, Chief Innovation Officer, has acquired additional common shares of DCM.

23 September 2020

ISRAEL—

From Landa Digital, from left, Nick Clements, business planner, Arik Gordon, CEO, and Benny Landa, founder, during a virtual Q & A
From Landa Digital, from left, Nick Clements, business planner, Arik Gordon, CEO, and Benny Landa, founder, during a virtual Q & A
 Landa Digital Printing founder Benny Landa confirmed the company’s participation in Drupa 2021 while providing an update on its current business and future plans during a virtual Q & A session in mid-September. The company currently has 12 installed presses around the world and plans to install many more, including four to five before the end of the year, said Landa, adding that the company expects the new post-Covid normal will include more digital applications in part due to the huge growth of online shopping.

23 September 2020

MONTREAL—

Karl Belafi Eastern Sales Manager
Karl Belafi Eastern Sales Manager
Standard Finishing Systems, a leading supplier of post-press and paper handling solutions, recently announced that Karl Belafi has joined the firm as the Territory Sales Manager for Eastern Canada. Belafi began his professional career 27 years ago at KBR Graphics, his family’s business, which was the oldest independent printing equipment dealer in Canada

23 September 2020

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY—

 
 Fujifilm has cancelled plans to exhibit at next year’s  Drupa  and Interpack trade shows because of the Covid-19. Both trade shows  are held at Messe Düsseldorf, with Drupa from 20-28 April and Interpack running from 25 February to 3 March. For Drupa, Fujifilm had been due to exhibit in Hall 8b, one of two  ‘digital halls’ at the north end of the show grounds.

23 September 2020

BRAMPTON—

Brampton plant
Brampton plant
 Transcontinental  has fined $60,000 for an injury sustained by a second pressman at the old web flyer plant in Brampton. The pressman lost two fingers while trying to repair the cain on the press. Transcontinental pleaded guilty  to breaching the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection with the August 2018

16 September 2020

CHICAGO— 

North Americas 4th largest printer and largest book printer.
North Americas 4th largest printer and largest book printer.
LSC entered into a  agreement with private equity firm Atlas Holdings, with the support of certain of LSC’s secured creditors . LSC is North Americas largest book printer and also is a large magazine and catalogue printer. Atlas Holdings will acquire most of LSC's assets, including its operations in Canada and Mexico, through a combination of cash and a credit bid of obligations under the company’s secured term loan facility and senior secured notes  of the secured creditor group.

15 September 2020

MONTREAL—

Still Canada's largest printer by over a billion dollars
Still Canada's largest printer by over a billion dollars
Transcontinental revenues decreased by $141.5 million, or 19.4%, from $728.9 million in the third quarter of 2019 to $587.4 million in the corresponding period of 2020.  The Packaging Sector, benefiting from a significant increase in volume in several segments supporting the retail supply chain for food and everyday consumer products, and despite the impact on revenues of lower raw material costs, generated solid organic growth of $6.7 million.

15 September 2020

OTTAWA—

Stamps with Macdonald's head off
Stamps with Macdonald's head off
 Canada Post printed  a sheet of stamps  showing the severed head of a John A. Macdonald statue that was recently toppled in Montreal. The sheet of stamps was printed through the postal service’s Picture Postage program, which allows people to order stamps with personalized photos for a fee.  The personalized stamp program is run through Lowe Martin in Ottawa .

15 September 2020

TORONTO—

left to right: April Burke, Vice President of Operations ; Jerry Malfara, Director of Technical Services and Innovation  and John McVeigh, President.
left to right: April Burke, Vice President of Operations ; Jerry Malfara, Director of Technical Services and Innovation and John McVeigh, President.
Bellwyck has recently installed a Speedmaster CX 102-8+LY-1+L with “Push to Stop” technology from Heidelberg at its Toronto headquarters – its second CX 102 in the last 18 months. Both presses are powered by Heidelberg’s Prinect workflow and are part of Bellwyck’s larger vision of transitioning into a “Smart Factory.”Bellwyck decided to design a very custom configuration for its newest Speedmaster CX 102, which has nine printing units, two coating stations and UV capabilities – the longest press of its kind in Canada. 

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