20 June 2018

NEW YORK—

Brothers Pal and Robbie Dhanjui
Brothers Pal and Robbie Dhanjui
 Trade Printer MPI Print is expanding in to the US. They are building  a 40,000 sq ft plant in Syracuse , New York. They are putting in a 40 inch 6 and  a 8 colour sheet fed press and a 16 page web. They are also in the process off hiring staff. They have been getting increasing amounts of work from the US market and feel it is time to set up a US operation .

20 June 2018

EDMONTON—

Rod Froment VP & COO and Darrell Friesen CEO with Mosaic printed cans
Rod Froment VP & COO and Darrell Friesen CEO with Mosaic printed cans
Jet Label & Packaging Ltd., Western Canada’s largest producer of labels and printed tape turned 20 by turning refreshments at its anniversary celebration into uniquely labelled libations. The feat was accomplished with Mosaic printing Mosaic is short for HP SmartStream Mosaic, which can create countless unique-to-unit labels from a finite number of original designs. 

20 June 2018

NEW YORK—

The on again off again deal
The on again off again deal
The increasingly messy dispute between Fujifilm and Xerox has just gotten really bad. With Fujifilm launching a $1 billion lawsuit against Xerox for the abandon $6.1 billion merger agreed to in January. Fujifilm is also seeking a termination fee of $183 million  if the deal does not go through .

20 June 2018

ST. LOUIS—

Makers of the Kluge letterpress
Makers of the Kluge letterpress
 Mark Andy has  acquired  Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc., a US equipment manufacturer of foil stamping, embossing, UV coating, and die-cutting presses. Since 1919 Kluge has focused on  to small and medium size formats aimed at commercial printers, finishers, direct mail and packaging converters.

13 June 2018

TORONTO—

Circulation of 4.5 million
Circulation of 4.5 million
St. Joseph Communications announced  the acquisition of Totem, a content agency, from Yellow Pages Ltd. Totem will now operate under Strategic Content Labs, the custom content arm of St. Joseph Media that creates print and digital products for clients such as  the Canadian Automobile Association  ( CAA Magazine with circulation of 4.5 million) .Other clients include Acura USA  , The Hockey News , British Airways, Porter, Eurostar, Mandarin Hotels and The London Magazine.

13 June 2018

OTTAWA—

Canada's 15 th largest printer
Plants in Ottawa and Mississauga 
Lowe-Martin has let go or laid  off about 30 staff and has tightened expenses . The have also  temporarily rolled back wages . They have put a freeze on discretionary expenses. This belt tightening comes as a result of several factors happening at the same time. The installation of a new ERP system has had major problems, installation of a new Goss Web has taken longer than expected and a short fall of sales expecations all effected the bottom line.

13 June 2018

RESTON ,VA—

Print Show in Chicago names one of fastest growing shows
Print Show in Chicago named one of fastest growing shows in US
 Building on the honour of having been named one of the top 100 U.S. Trade Shows by Trade Show News, PRINT has been  ranked in the top 25 fastest-growing events in attendance. The award presented by Trade Show News, recognizes trade shows demonstrating consistent growth based on number of visitors. The top fastest-growing show winners were chosen by their show’s growth rate between 2015-2017 .

12 June 2018

OAKVILLE—

left to right:  Kevin Graham – Cansel Sales Rep, David Sayej –CVS and Agim Bekteshi- CVS
left to right: Kevin Graham – Cansel Sales Rep, David Sayej –CVS and Agim Bekteshi- CVS
 SwissQPrint  Nyala LED purchased through Cansel. It is has  6 colour + White and Varnish (CMYKlclm –White and Varnish) .Creative Visual Solutions (CVS) will be using it  for P.O.P, Displays, as well as some specialty applications with the Varnish up to 10’ wide. It will be  adding higher quality prints at much higher speeds, as well as the ability to do some unique applications with spot varnish.

6 June 2018

ANN ARBOUR, MICHIGAN—

Edwards Brothers Mallory plant Ann Arbour Michigan
Edwards Brothers Mallory plant Ann Arbour Michigan
 North America's fourth largest book printer is closing down. Edwards Brothers Malloy of Ann Arbor Michigan is not taking any more orders and will be closing after finishing orders all work in progress. They did about $100 million US in sales with over 500 employees. Of the top 20 book printers in North America 4 are in Canada. All the Canadian book printers contacted said they competed with Edwards Brothers Mallory in some way.

6 June 2018

CALGARY—

 
 
Goss Metro press shutting down at Calgary plant
 Post Media will be closing the Calgary printing plant at the end of July. Twenty six full time staff and twenty six part time workers will be laid off. The Calgary Sun a Post Media daily newspaper will be printed by Black Press Group. Other Post Media newspaper printed at the Calgary plant will be moved to other Post Media printing plants.

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