15 May 2019

WASHINGTON—

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics unit of the U.S. Department of Labor announcement that commercial printing, screen printing, and print support activities for printing have become “too small or too concentrated to be tracked” in the Current Employment Statistics database.According to the Printing Industries of America (PIA) approximately 800,000 workers in the printing, packaging, and publishing industry who's jobs are relevant to the nation’s manufacturing economy.

15 May 2019

JAPAN—

 
Fujifilm's  operating income and net income  reached record highs, of ¥209.8bn (up 70.1% year-on-year from ¥123.3bn) and ¥157.1bn (up 8.9% year-on-year from ¥144.2bn) respectively.Fujifilm’s . Document Solutions segment recorded revenue of ¥1.006tn, down 4% year-on-year. The segment’s operating income was ¥96.4bn, 11.5 times the level of the previous fiscal year.In the Document Solutions segment’s production services business,  sales were strong for the Iridesse, which is a Fuji Xerox product,

15 May 2019

POINT- CLAIRE— 

Komori GL640C
Komori GL640C
 Graf-Pak Inc, of  Quebec, have  announced the addition of a new Komori GL640C to Graf-Pak’s operations. The new Komori is currently being installed. The Komori GL640C utilizes such automation features as Fully Automatic Plate Changers, PDC-SX Closed Loop Colour Control, Komori’s Automatic Makeready System (AMR), as well as KHS-AI - Komori’s productivity enhancement system, which automatically optimizes various press presets by self-learning.

15 May 2019

TORONTO—

 
 Southwest Business Products (Southwest Bindings) announce that they have purchased the Binders and Index Tabs Business from DATA Communications Management Corp (DCM) In addition, Southwest has entered into a long-term supply agreement with DCM whereby Southwest has become the preferred vendor to DCM for the supply of binders, index tabs and related products.

8 May 2019

MONTREAL—

Transcontinental's Brampton Plant
Transcontinental's Brampton Plant
Transcontinental has  announced  the closure of it's Brampton  plant  at the end of December 2019.The closure of Transcontinental Brampton, located at 138 East Drive, in Brampton, Ontario, will take place in two phases. Starting July 7, 2019, only one of the two presses will remain in operation, resulting in the permanent layoff of about 60 production and support employees. As for the approximately 65 production and support employees who will still be employed after this date,

8 May 2019

GERMANY—

 
German antitrust authorities have decided to block the planned takeover of the MBO Group by Heidelberger. After a lengthy investigation the German Federal Cartel Office has announced its decision to block the planned takeover because it would have given Heidelberg a dominant market position. The two companies will continue as independent entities as a result.

8 May 2019

MISSISSAUGA—

Cesar Cabrera alongside the MGI Meteor DP8700 XL+
Cesar Cabrera alongside the MGI Meteor DP8700 XL+
Konica Minolta has announce that Norprint Corp., a trade-only printer based in Oakville, has acquired an MGI Meteor DP8700 XL+ digital press. Equipped with inline digital hot foiling capabilities, the new device  offers custom foil finishing for a number of applications including paper, plastics, envelopes, and more. The DP8700 XL+ offers inline digital hot foiling with a virtually unlimited number of colour options.

8 May 2019

 
Monotype has introduced the Helvetica® Now typeface, a family of fonts  for the modern era. Consisting of 48 fonts and three optical sizes. Perhaps the world’s most popular and well-known typeface. The typeface embodies clean and versatile design, and the Helvetica Now typeface continues the tradition established by the Helvetica and Neue Helvetica families, while introducing a number of improvements.

1 May 2019

OTTAWA—

Bought in April 2012 by Lowe-Martin
Bought Dollco a magazine printer in April 2012 by Lowe-Martin
An investment group led by Direct Response Media Group  will acquire the assets and ongoing business interests of Lowe-Martin's web business. The company, led by CEO Patrick Periard, will operate under the name Dollco Print Solutions Group.  This transaction is expected to close on May 6th, 2019. Lowe-Martin will focus on its  sheet-fed printing, digital printing, e-commerce, large format digital printing and packaging.

1 May 2019

VANCOUVER—

 
BOND Reproductions Acquires Western Printers and Lithographers of Burnaby. Western Printers will move into the Bond plant. Both operations have 29" offset presses. Of the 12 staff of Western Printers about 5 will be moving over. Western Printers had about 10,000 square feet. Bond Reproductions will now have sales of about $11 million and a staff of around 90.

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