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.

4 February 2020

BURNABY, BC—

Mitchell moves into high end case binding
Mitchell moves into high end case binding
Mitchell Press has acquired the assets of award-winning custom bindery, North West Book Operating Company  of Bellingham, Washington. Founded in 1960 and operated by  Book Binder Tom Strohhacker, North West Book was a  high-end,  case-binding and custom box-making  bindery for decades. Tom passed away in  2018.

4 February 2020

MISSISSAUGA—

Dealers in wide format equipment and substrates to sign and printing indutry
Dealers in wide format equipment and substrates to sign and printing industry
Spicers Canada  has acquired  All Graphic Supplies, a distributor of equipment, substrates, ink and service.  All Graphics sell  to  the sign, textile and printing industries. Dealers for Roland, Mimaki, Hp and Graphtec. The partners the  De Souza brothers ( Charles, Chris and Cled) will be staying on to run the company as an independent division of Spicers Canada. All Graphics Supplies has 7 locations in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland , Quebec, Ontario, BC and the Caribbean . Started in 1992 they now have a staff of around 110. 

4 February 2020

VICTORIAVILLE—

left to right: David Heon, Michel Larivee Feeder, Charles Boivert Pressman, Charles Heon and Brett Rogers from Komcan Inc.
left to right: David Heon, Michel Larivee Feeder, Charles Boivert Pressman, Charles Heon and Brett Rogers from Komcan Inc.

Heon & Nadeau of Victoriaville Quebec has installed a Komori LS 8 colour 40 inch perfecting press purchased from Komcan Inc. It is a fully automated Komori LS 840 perfector with  automatic plate changers, fully automatic wash up systems, Close looped colour control with a maximum perfecting speed of 15,000 sheets per hour. Komcan Inc is the sole dealer for Komori presses in Canada. Komcan is the Canadian deler for Komori. 

4 February 2020

NORWALK, CONN—

A print services  and equipment dealer
A print services and equipment dealer
 Xerox has acquired Arena Group, one of the leading providers of managed print services, office technology, software and solutions in the U.K. The acquisition has received government approval. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.With the pending HP deal( $24 billion ) this deal comes as a bit of a surprise .

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