19 February 2020

BRAMPTON—

Trying to get rid of printed flyers
Trying to get rid of printed flyers
NO FRILLS the discount division of Loblaws, Canada's largest supermarket chain has said they are dropping their printed flyers and are going digital only. They claim it is for the environment . NO FRILLS prints over 3 million flyers a month in Ontario.  About a year ago Walmart tried getting rid of their printed flyers . After  asignificant hit in sales  and a lot of customer complaints they brought the printed flyers back.

18 February 2020

MONTREAL—

 
Supremex Canada's largest envelope manufacturer  announced the acquisition of the assets of Royal Envelope for a total purchase price of $27.4 million.Founded in  1989 by  Peter  Bowles  and  Lou  Tucci, Royal  Envelope generated  approximately $30 million  of sales  from the direct sale of envelopes and printing services. Royal Envelope employs approximately 135 people at its two primary facilities located in Concord (Ontario)and LaSalle, Quebec. 

18 February 2020

TORONTO—

Last years Job Fair
Last years Job Fair
 The Ryerson Graphic Communications Management Job Fair is an employer’s opportunity to connect with students seeking summer internships or full-time career positions. Last year there were 80 companies interviewing. It is free to attend, but registration is required.
The Job Fair has time for both structured interviews and open networking. Employers can expect to directly interview approximately 19 students — 11 potential interns and 8 graduating students  and collect résumés from as many other students as one wants.

18 February 2020

MISSISSAUGA—

Left to Right: Jim Theakston, Edmund Rayne, Paul Nadeau, From Lowe Martin, Brett Rogers from Komcan.
Left to Right: Jim Theakston, Edmund Rayne, Paul Nadeau, From Lowe Martin, Brett Rogers from Komcan.
The Lowe Martin Group in  Ontario has installation of the High Speed, Cut sheet digital ink jet press, the Komori Impremia IS29. This investment marks the first of its kind in Canada, and furthers Lowe Martins position as a leading printer in Canada. The IS29 is the third Komori installation in Lowe Martin’s Mississauga facility, and joins two Komori GL640 coaters (both with HUV curing).

12 February 2020

ROCHESTER . NEW YORK—

Sales have declined by 6% in 2019
Sales have declined by 6% in 2019
Xerox has raised its offer to buy Hewlett Packard by $2 to $24 per share this week, following several rejections of its previous buyout offer by HP. . Xerox’s initial bid for HP, in November 2019, was rejected by HP which felt it undervalued the business and was not in the best interests of its shareholders. In January 2020, Xerox obtained $24 billion in  financing commitments to support the proposed buy out.

12 February 2020

WINDSOR , ONTARIO—

Second fire in two years
Second fire in two years
The fire destroyed Hogan's Printing , less than two years after flames destroyed the shop at another location. The company had replaced  all their digital presses from the first fire. Windsor Fire Department says the fire at Hogan's Printing  that burned down the shop on Sunday wasn't an accident. Staff with the Ontario fire marshal's office, as well as those with Windsor fire will be conducting an investigation. Windsor Fire Department says the damage to the printing shop, a nearby bank and a nearby  shop  is estimated to total $1 million.

12 February 2020

ROCHESTER . NEW YORK—

Enviromental Award open to printers around the world
Enviromental Award open to printers around the world
Kodak awarded 52 printers from around the world, a record number, the 2019 SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award. Mitchell Press of Vancouver was the only Canadian winner and was one if seven North American printers.  The program, now in its seventh year, celebrates printers who are leaders in adopting sustainable practices that benefit the environment, their business and their customers.In addition to integrating KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates into their operations, each of the 52 companies demonstrated an ongoing commitment to investing in sustainable business practices.

12 February 2020

JAPAN- GERMANY—

 
Komori has announced  that it has an agreement to buy the  MBO of Germany , that specializes in the manufacture and sale of post-press equipment. Today, the MBO Group has plants in two locations in Germany , Oppenweiler  and Bielefeld as well as in Portugal. It also operates local subsidiaries in the United States, France and China while maintaining dealers around  countries around the globe. An attempt to sell to Heidelberg was blocked by the European antitrust authorities in 2019. 

12 February 2020

MISSISSAUGA—

Duplo Dealer of the year
Duplo Dealer of the year
 The Duplo Dealer of the Year Award recognizes the best in the industry based on growth and development, expertise and knowledge, and excellence in customer service. Sydney Stone has been highly successful in growing the market for Duplo equipment in Canada, as well creating a Canadian clout for them. For these reasons among many others, Sydney Stone has been awarded the title of “Canadian Dealer of the Year 2019” by Duplo USA.

5 February 2020

LAVAL, QUEBEC—

 
 The first trade show "Visual Graphics Industry Rendezvous for Québec Signmakers and Printers" which will be held on April 15-16 of this year in Laval at Place Sports Experts. This new exhibition will bring together all the printing, packaging, and sign industry segments together under one roof.  A dedicated conference with workshop will also take place with the trade show.

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