20 March 2019

TORONTO—

Press run of over 500,000
Press run of over 500,000
 St. Joseph Communications ( Printing) has bought the magazine division of Rogers.  All printing will be moved to St. Joseph printing plant in Concord. Most of Rogers magazines have been printed by Transcontinental at it's plant in Aurora. How much of a dent it will make in the Aurora plants operation is not known. Titles such as Maclean's Magazine, Chatelaine, Hello and Today's Parents will be joining St. Joseph's publishing division.

20 March 2019

MONTREAL—

Warren Werbitt former CEO and founder
Warren Werbitt former CEO and founder
Pazazz Printing has been bought out of creditor protection and incorporated under a new company. Former President and founder Warren Werbitt has left the company. Warren had build a reputation in the industry, on his passionate videos on printing.  Marc Giroux who joined the company in July has taken over as president and will be directing the company on a daily bases. Pazazz Printing has a staff of about 50.

20 March 2019

BEDFORD , NOVA SCOTIA—

Paul Sproule Operations Manager
Paul Sproule Operations Manager
Maritime Labels and Packaging installed a HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press.  The  Indigo 6900 Digital Press will become the first in  Eastern Canada for  printing of  shrink sleeves , including craft beer, wine, spirits, cider, spices, juices, and nutraceutical brands.  Maritime will also use the new HP Indigo 6900 to print on  label substrates,

20 March 2019

ROCHESTER, NY—

Xerox bought Global Imaging Solutions in
Xerox bought Global Imaging Solutions in 2007
 Xerox is closing almost of half its 186 Xerox Business Solutions (XBS)  locations.  Sales teams to work remotely, and laying off support staff, as part of a massive consolidation. Xerox rebranded its Global Imaging Systems division as Xerox Business Solutions  earlier this year.

13 March 2019

MONTREAL—

Litho Rosemont was packed into  7000 sq. ft.
Litho Rosemont was packed into 7000 sq. ft.
  Night fire at Litho Rosemont on March 5  has caused over $1 million in damages. When a crew of approximately 70 firefighters arrived, the blaze had spread from the second floor to the roof. Litho Rosemont lost a 5 colour speed master 74, Hidelberg cylinder and most of their bindery equipment. Their wide format and digital presses were spared. The company has relocated to Laval and was able to find a 6 colour Speedmaster 74 with coater in Calafornia .

13 March 2019

EUROPE—

Fujifilm European plant
Fujifilm European plant
Fujifilm is set to close one of its offset plate production lines in Europe at the end of the year, resulting in the loss of more than 100 jobs. The difficult financial situation of  graphics market in Europe as one  reason given for the cuts. The  high raw material prices and increasing market  pressure and the associated price erosion were reasons also given . 

13 March 2019

NORWALK, CONN—

Failed merger might have played a part
Failed merger might have played a part
Xerox Corp announced  a change in its corporate structure into a holding company after which it will become part of that new holding company as a wholly owned unit. The structure of holding company allows a  firm to protect its patents, lowering its taxes and to diversify the businesses of its units.

13 March 2019

RICHMOND HILL (ONT.)—

 Chris Pereira, Allen Colley, Brennan Wright (Sydney Stone)
Chris Pereira, Allen Colley, Brennan Wright (Sydney Stone)
C17 Media is a creative print agency has invested in a Reconditioned EBA 551 paper cutter along with a new  Morgana AutoCut Pro. The Morgana AutoCut Pro is a  accuracy slitter and cutter paired with a high-speed creaser. With air suction feeding and the ability to run programmed jobs and adjust for image shrink / stretch .

13 March 2019

TORONTO—

Michael Corbett VP Operations
Michael Corbett VP Operations
 Michael Corbett has joined TI Group as Vice President Operations. Michael comes to TI Group with a proven track record of operations, gained through senior leadership roles which he has held at Webcom, Symcor,  Data Group and most recently at Bellwyck Packaging . In his capacity as VP Operations, Michael will report directly to Peter Spring, President TI Group. "

6 March 2019

UNITED STATES—

Printing as a percent of GDP
Printing as a percent of GDP
 Since 1997, the value of printing shipments went from around 0.75% of GDP all the way down to about 0.35%. After the recovery in July 2009, things looked like they were evening out, but they just kept going down. Essentially, this is the story of technology. Printing shipments as a percentage of GDP started to plummet when the Internet truly “arrived” circa 1996 and while we can blame the recession for some of the drop

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The Rogers magazines have been printed at the TC Owen Sound plant for years now.
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