18 July 2018

STAMFORD—

 
Robert Burton forced out of Cenveo
Robert Burton forced out of Cenveo
Bankrupt  Cenveo North Americas largest envelope manufacturer announced  CEO  Robert Burton Sr. would retire and be replaced by son and President Robert Burton Jr. when the  company emerges from Chapter 11. Cenveo  expects to emerge from  Chapter 11  this summer, with  agreements from major creditors  and a reorganization plan. The company filed for bankruptcy  at the being of this year.

18 July 2018

PITTSBURGH—

PIA Industry Ratio Study Results  2017
PIA Industry Ratio Study Results 2017
The 2017 PIA ratio survey results  indicate a modest rise in printing industry profitability. On average, the typical printing firm’s profit as a percent of sales increased from 2.66 percent the previous year to 2.92 percent. In contrast, industry profit leaders—printers in the top 25 percent of profitability—saw their profit rates on sales dip to 8.8 percent. Profit challengers—printers in the lower 75 percent of profitability—experienced profit gains.

18 July 2018

CHICAGO—

 
Print 18 features  printing technology and  equipment that has come to market within the past 12 months, the RED HOT Technology Recognition Program highlights the “what’s new” on the exhibit floor. A printed guidebook will indicate where each RED HOT Technology is located in the Exhibit Hall and each recognized product will sport highly visible RED HOT Technology markers.

18 July 2018

DELSON, QUEBEC—

From Left to right on the picture. Steve Daigle, Business development, Wide format equipment. Graphic divison for the province of Quebec Johnathan Gagne, Equipment operator at PUB CITE Denis Leftakis, Owner at PUB CITE Richard Marleau, Major Account Manager, flexible substrate at Cansel Graphic divison Brad Noel, Eastern Sales Manager  at Cansel
From Left to right. Steve Daigle,Cansel Quebec Johnathan Gagne,operator PUB CITE, Denis Leftakis, Owner  PUB CITE ,Richard Maransel Cansel,  Brad Noel, Eastern Sales Manager Cansel
 At the AQIE show in May  that took place at Place Forzani in Laval, QC  PUB CITE  decided to make the jump into the wrap world. They bought from Cansel  a HP Latex 560 3RD with GEN inks and  Caldera software.The 560 can run up to 248 sq. ft. per hour, higher ink density, 1200 DPI and at a lower cost.

11 July 2018

STELLARTON, NOVA SCOTIA—

Last of Sobeys printing assets
Last of Sobeys printing assets
Advocate Printing & Publishing is taking over Eastern Sign Print which was owned by Sobeys. Eastern Sign Print has been owned by Sobeys since 1973 with wide format and digital presses. They sold off their offset equipment to Advocate about seven years ago. Advocate will rent the facilities from Solbeys and all the staff will transition to Advocate Printing over the next 120 days. 

11 July 2018

BURLINGTON— 

Left to right: Jerry Theoret, president and CEO of Battlefield; and Matt Theoret, Battlefield director of production; join Aleks Lajtman, Koenig & Bauer regional sales manager
Left to right: Jerry Theoret, president and CEO of Battlefield; and Matt Theoret, Battlefield director of production; join Aleks Lajtman, Koenig & Bauer regional sales manager
Battlefield Press has installed a  KBA-Iberica’s brand of die-cutters.  The Optima 106 machine is capable of handling production of paper, cardboard, plastic and corrugated boards up to 1.5mm. It could also offer top running speeds for faster productivity and  die-cuts from 29.5-inch up to 41.5-inch press sheets. Optima 106 is equipped with a grip edge removal system with pneumatic clamps that fixes the wooden templates, effective removal of grip edge trim is achieved on each job.

11 July 2018

VICTORIA, BC—

Print plant making way for a brewery
Print plant making way for a brewery
Glacier Media announced it is shutting down the pressroom of the Victoria Times Colonist. Glacier Media’s decision leaves 18 press workers without jobs on September 30, 2018. The average press-room workers’ salaries ranged from $90,000 to $100,000 a year were no longer  sustainable as the newspaper industry faces increasing financial pressure.

11 July 2018

MONTREAL—

ICP coating brands
ICP coating brands
 ICP Industrial Inc., makers of Nicoat® & MinusNine coatings, expanding into Canada with formation of ICP Industrial Canada, Inc. ICP Industrial   developes application  of specialty coatings for the packaging, labeling, and graphic arts industry with  brands Nicoat® and MinusNine Technologies.

4 July 2018

OTTAWA—

Wire-o price increase of more than 25%
Wire-o price increase of more than 25%
The first effects of the Canada US tariff war is starting to hit the Canadian printing industry. With the US tariff on Canadian steel of 25% and now Canadian tariffs on US steel of 25% the cost of binding supplies such as wire-o, wire spiral and stitching wire have gone up by more than 25%. Even aluminum posts and screws have gone up. Not as much, as aluminum tariffs are only 10%.

4 July 2018

DRYDEN, ONTARIO—

 
Alex Wilson Coldstream former general manager gets nine months severance for wrongful dismissal. In a dragged out law suit a judge has ruled that Graham MacKenzie once General Manager has been awarded $57,000 in damages.

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