PrintCAN News RSS PrintCAN RSS en-us Wed, 01 Apr 2020 05:38:16 UTC Wed, 1 Apr 2020 01:28:00 EST FESPA New Dates For Global Expo and Sign Expo Tue, 24 Mar 2020 13:51:17 EST More rescheduled industry trade shows for October Fespa has secured a new autumn date for this year’s Global Expo, following its decision to postpone next week's event earlier this month due to the coronavirus crisis. Fespa’s flagship event, alongside co-located events, European Sign Expo and Sportswear Pro, had been due to take place at the IFEMA Madrid from 24 to 27 March 2020. The events will now take place at the same venue on 6-8 October 2020. Xerox Buys Two More Dealers Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:29:18 EST Xerox has bought 5 dealers in the last two years. Xerox has acquired two leading services and technology providers, Altodigital and ITEC Connect. Altodigital and ITEC are both  in managed print services and specialists in IT services, an area into which Xerox is rapidly expanding .This is the fourth  acquisition targeting the  SMB market this year. In January, Xerox announced the purchase of Arena Group, which provides office technology, software, solutions and services. Xerox's Supply Chain In Jeopardy If HP Deal Happens Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:03:22 EST Major competitor to Xerox and a major supplier to HP It has  been reported that Canon will cut its ties with HP Inc if the hostile takeover bid launched by Xerox is successful. Canon CEO Fujio Matarai is quoted as saying that a takeover by Xerox would create a company rivalling Canon’s own business. HP buys laser printer components from Canon, and is one of the Japanese manufacturer’s biggest customers. The relationship, which involves sharing of technology and IP, is based on trust between the companies’ top management, Matarai adds. 2nd Skin Acquires Id Pro Screen-Printing Plant Wed, 25 Mar 2020 12:36:46 EST Sold screen printing division 2nd Skin  announce that it recently acquired the textile division of Id pro, a major screen?printing production center. With this new acquisition, 2nd Skin is now the largest textile printing company in Eastern Canada and is looking to expand into the rest of the country. The acquisition has significantly increased 2nd Skin's production capacity. With nine automatic screen?printing presses in a new 17,000 sq. ft. plant, Heather Black Joins Connecting for Results Tue, 24 Mar 2020 17:04:04 EST Heather Black has a long history of working in recruiting in the printing industry  To meet demand from its growing customer base, Connecting for Results Inc., has engaged Heather Black. Heather has been successful in helping both employees and employers manage the transitions in customer needs and digital applications. She has managed the full spectrum of functions in Printing/Graphics Arts/Graphic Communications, which gives her in-depth insight into the Printing Part of Essential Services , Covid-19 Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:17:03 EST Printing industry part of essential services supply chain Ontario and Quebec are closing all non essential business because of the Covid-19 pandemic . Only essential services will be allowed to stay open and those companies that supply them. Packaging and direct mail have been named  directly and because the printing industry supplies almost all of the business listed as essential, it is assumed all printers are included . PrintCAN has received notices from a lot of printers telling their customers they will be remaining open. Trico Sold to Former General Manager Wed, 18 Mar 2020 20:23:22 EST Michael Hothi new President and owner of Trico Packaging and Print Solutions Michael Hothi, the former general manager of Trico Evolution, purchased the business’s assets in a deal that closed in late February. The company has a  a staff of 45 , three 40 sheet fed presses, 2 stitches, a perfect  binder and  mailing equipment . Sales are in the $6 to $8 million range. Michael Hothi was brought on as Sales Manager in 2018 , later became General Manager and then bought the company in 2020. The company has been renamed Trico Packaging and Print Solutions. Scholarships Now Available For College Ahuntsic Wed, 18 Mar 2020 19:17:18 EST College Ahuntsic in Quebec  Starting in September 2020, Canadian Print Scholarships be awarding two 1st year students $1,500 scholarships. There will be one scholarship in each of the these Collège Ahuntsic programs: Printing Techniques Program and Premedia Infographic Program. Providing they meet  academic criteria, students will continue to receive scholarships in subsequent years of study. Heidelberg to Discontinue Primefire , XL 140 and XL 162 Presses Wed, 18 Mar 2020 18:56:53 EST Primefire 106 production to be discontinued  Heidelberg will be discontinuing several  of unprofitable businesses as well as sharp cuts in production costs and structural costs . Production of “Primefire” and “very-large-format presses ” will be stopped. In digital printing, the market for the Primefire 106 product has grown much more slowly than expected . Similarly, in sheetfed offset printing, the very-large-format presses including the 56" and 64"  range has fallen  well short of  targets. Xerox halts HP takeover bid as COVID-19 escalates Wed, 18 Mar 2020 16:23:38 EST With the drop in stock prices, the Xerox HP numbers are out of sink Xerox has postponed activity relating to its hostile takeover bid of HP in light of the escalating coronavirus pandemic.Xerox added it does not consider the market decline since the date of its offer or the temporary suspension of trading in HP shares that occurred on 10 and 12 March as a result of market-wide circuit breakers procedures to constitute a failure of any condition to its offer to acquire HP. DRUPA Moves Dates To April 2021 Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:11:54 EST    The drupa trade fair scheduled for June 16 – 26, 2020 will be postponed to April 20 – 30, 2021. In doing so, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to take into account the principles of the Robert Koch Institute when assessing the risk of major events. Based on this recommendation and the recent significant increase in the number of people infected with the new corona virus (SARS-CoV-2), KBR Graphics Closes Down Wed, 11 Mar 2020 13:36:35 EST Sold printing equipment since 1976 KBR Graphics, one of Canada's oldest independent printing equipment dealers  has closed it's doors. It appears the slowdown in new equipment sales made it difficult for them to keep going . They had a staff of around 10 and primarily sold in Quebec and Ontario. They serviced what they sold and had several mechanics . ISA Sign Expo Moves Dates For 2020 Trade Show Tue, 10 Mar 2020 12:48:17 EST Moving dates to August 23-25th ISA Sign Expo 2020 will now occur Sunday, August 23 – Tuesday, August 25, with preconference sessions on Saturday, August 22. ISA Sign Expo will remain at the Orange County Convention Center. Given the latest developments with COVID-19, the ISA Board and staff were not confident they could deliver the exceptional experience the industry deserves.   Xerox Tries To Take Over HP's Board of Directors Wed, 11 Mar 2020 12:16:44 EST   Board has rejected Xerox's offer twice Xerox Holdings has announced that it is filing a preliminary proxy statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in support of its slate of independent candidates to replace the board of directors of HP Inc at HP’s 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Xerox’s slate now comprises 12 director candidates. The latest salvo in Xerox’s ongoing bid for its larger rival. Xerox Buys Western Canadian Dealer Digitex Tue, 10 Mar 2020 17:17:55 EST Third acquisition of a distributor in the last year Not HP but Xerox has acquired Digitex Canada, the largest independent services, software and technology provider in Western Canada. Digitex has 11 locations in Western Canada in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba . Centred in Alberta with 6 locations. Estimated sales of $8.5 million and about 110 employees.