12 January 2022

ALTONA, MANITOBA—

One of Canada's largest book printers and 18th largest printers according to Graphic Monthly
One of Canada's largest book printers and 18th largest printers according to Graphic Monthly
 Friesens  achieving a record $100 Million in sales for the first time. While many other businesses continued to struggle , overall, has had one of its best years in over a decade thanks to really strong performance in their Book Division and subsidiary company, FriesenPress. Friesens says they have benefited from investments made over the last five years, has expanded its facilities, upgraded equipment, automated processes, and added capacity.

12 January 2022

OTTAWA—

74 year old direct mail and commercial printer
74 year old direct mail and commercial printer
Trico Packaging & Printing Solutions  acquired the assets of Marquardt Printing.  Marquardt has been an Ottawa based printer since 1948.  In 1996 Siegfried Schleich, now previous owner of Marquardt, acquired the company and has joined Trico's sales team.  Marquardt is  a direct mail and commercial printer and had staff of between 5-9 employees. Marquardt has moved into Trico's plant in Ottawa. 

12 January 2022

BURNABY, BC— 

Gregory Wong new Vice President of Operations
Gregory Wong new Vice President of Operations
Director of DIGITAL operations, Gregory Wong is now Vice President Operations for the MITCHELL GROUP.Greg brings a strong pre-media, workflow, and operations background to the role and will oversee the entire groups’ operations with a focus on culture, excellence, and streamline workflow. President, Garry Gunter comments, “Greg brings a great deal of experience to this new role, having grown MITCHELL DIGITAL into an industry leader in just 5 years. Greg will ensure that everything is synchronized, and that our teams are aligned to bring the right technology to answer our clients Visual Communications

12 January 2022

FREMONT , CALIFORNIA—

New stand alone company
New stand alone company
Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has completed a sale of its eProductivity Software (“EPS”) packaging and print productivity software business to an affiliate of Symphony Technology Group (“STG”). EPS has more than 4,000 mid-market and enterprise customers globally, across all key verticals within packaging and print, including folding carton, corrugated packaging, tag & label, flexible packaging, commercial print, publication, mailing, and display graphics, among others. EFI and EPS will continue to collaborate with their joint customers and partners to ensure mutual success.

12 January 2022

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK—

International manufacture od label presses
International manufacture od label presses
One of the first  exhibitors to pull out of trade shows this year. Nilpeter will focus on virtual promotion and one-to-one presentation facilities in 2022, rather than trade shows, citing concerns regarding COVID-19 and the global component shortages. “Based on experience gained from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic the past two years, we will continue our successful focus on virtual promotion. Therefore, Nilpeter has decided not to exhibit at trade shows in 2022,” Jakob Landberg, Sales & Marketing Director, Nilpeter A/S, states.

12 January 2022

PARSIPPNY, N.J.—

Italian developer and manufacturer of polyurethane products for Coating, Flexible Packaging, Industrial Adhesives, Prepolymers, Inks,
Italian developer and manufacturer of polyurethane products for Coating, Flexible Packaging, Industrial Adhesives, Prepolymers, Inks,
Sun Chemical has acquired SAPICI, a specialist in high-performance polyurethanes for coatings, flexible packaging and industrial adhesives. Sun Chemicals said its acquisition of SAPICI will strengthen its integrated supply strategy in the packaging market by adding capabilities to develop and produce unique polymers for all of inks, coatings, and lamination adhesives. SAPICI is focues in the development and manufacturing of polyurethane products for Coating, Flexible Packaging, Industrial Adhesives, Prepolymers, Inks,.

12 January 2022

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO—

Alan and operator Dave besides Duplo DPC 800
Alan and operator Dave beside Duplo DPC-600
Print Panther owners Christine Yardley and Alan Dryburgh have added a New Duplo DPC-600 and Morgana BM 5050 landscape bookletmaker. The DPC-600 is for producing short-run packaging, pocket folders, foam board displays, face shields, and so much more. Using smart technology without any physical dies required, it handles large media up to 23” x 31” and can cut, kiss cut, score, and perforate in one pass. It comes with press cut, active, and drag knives as well as scoring and perforation wheels to process paper, PET plastics, adhesive stock, corrugated, chip and foam boards up to 6 mm.

5 January 2022

TATSUNO, JAPAN—

KM toner plant in Tatsuno Japan
KM toner plant in Tatsuno Japan
 Konica Minolta ( KM)  president and CEO Shoei Yamana has issued a apology for the “enormous inconvenience” caused by the firm’s toner supply woes. The Tatsuno factory, which makes the Simitri polymerised toner used in its high-end devices, restarted production on 8 November. Kofu resumed production on 18 October.The two plants make toner for
all KM graphic arts equipment world wide.

5 January 2022

AUGSBURG, GERMANY—

Major European paper  manufacture  of printing grades.
Major European paper manufacture of printing grades.
 UPM one of Europes largest paper manufactures Finnish mills are now on strike , with the printing industry braced for its likely impact on paper supplies.This will effect the European paper market which will then hit the North American market .  Members of the Paperworkers’ Union, began the strike at 6am on 1 January. It’s understood to involve some 3,000 workers. The UPM businesses affected by the strikes are: UPM Pulp, UPM Biofuels, UPM Communication Papers, UPM Specialty Papers and UPM Raflatac.

5 January 2022

The Pantone Connect platform, launched in April 2020 .
The Pantone Connect platform, launched in April 2020 .
 Pantone has announced the latest version of Pantone Connect, a digital platform for designers that streamlines their colour decision-making and communication. The platform, which provides access to all 15,000 Pantone Colours available in the cloud, has added features that will provide opportunities for designers across the world to have a

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