Marquis book printing acquires Webcom to become Canada’s largest book manufacturer

Marquis Book Printing (Montmagny, Quebec) has announced that it’s acquired Webcom Incorporated of Toronto, another book printing giant. The purchase cost was not revealed at press time. This blockbuster transaction will create an annual production capacity of over 100 million books produced in three state-of-the-art printing plants. The companies added that their “combined strengths will … Read more →

Sun Chemical to have new CEO in 2019

Sun Chemical (Parsippany. NJ) has appointed Myron Petruch as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2019. Petruch assumes the leadership of Sun Chemical after serving as President of Sun Chemical Performance Pigments and General Manager of its Pigments Products Division since 2008. He succeeds Rudi Lenz, who’ll transition to the new role … Read more →

Sherwood Printers buys Printer Gateway

Leading Ontario trade printer Sherwood Printers (Mississauga, Ontario) has purchased the Printer Gateway building (also located in Mississauga, Ontario) as well as the majority of its printing assets – including its prepress equipment, presses, bindery equipment, software, online assets and more. Sherwood owner Manoj Sheth is planning to re-launch Printer Gateway as a trade-only gang-run … Read more →

Saltscapes to join Advocate Publishing

The recently announced deal will combine two of Atlantic Canada’s largest magazine publishing and content companies to create one diversified, information, media and events company. The Saltscapes team will join Advocate’s Metro Guide Publishing team – without any anticipated job reductions. “The strengths of these two prominent media and communication companies will create an organization … Read more →

GPA expands Sirio Pearlescent Paper collection

Chicago-based GPA, a market leader in specialty substrate solutions for digital, wide-format, and offset printing, has added two new Sirio Pearl colour papers – Shiny Blue and Coal Mine. “These decadent, shimmering papers open up a world of premium opportunities for printers, designers and brand owners,” GPA added. Shiny Blue offers the look of a … Read more →

Printware launches new family of iJetColor inkjet print solutions powered by Memjet

Printware (St. Paul, Minnesota), a leading supplier of pre-press and digital solutions to the printing industry, will introduce the iJetColorNXT and offer significant upgrades and improvements to its iJetColor Envelope Press and iJetColorPro Light Industrial Inkjet Press (for commercial print, mail and packaging providers) during Print 18 at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois … Read more →

PressWise Print MIS to showcase new features at Print 18

At this year’s Print 18 tradeshow in Chicago, Illinois, SmartSoft will be showcasing the latest tools and features that have been added to PressWise – its all-in-one Web-to-Print, MIS and workflow automation platform. Print 18 will take place September 30 to October 2 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. PressWise (Booth 549 in … Read more →

Contiweb appoints Irons as Vice President of The Americas

Contiweb, a specialist in state-of-the-art technologies for printing, advanced drying and web-handling products, has announced the appointment of Chuck Irons as Vice President of The Americas. Irons’ responsibilities will include overseeing Contiweb’s North American and South American operations – including sales, customer support, customer service and parts supplies. He brings a wealth of knowledge to … Read more →

Boss Logo receivership scenario becomes much more complicated

On Tuesday, September 11 on this website we posted a news item saying that Markham-Ontario-based trade printer Boss Logo Print & Graphics is “apparently” in receivership. We said “apparently” because, at that time, sources reported receivership notices on its closed doors from MNP Limited, a licensed insolvency trustee based in Richmond Hill, Ontario. MNP never … Read more →

SAi’s subscription-based software model surpasses 10,000 users worldwide

SA International (SAi, Salt Lake City, Utah), a leading provider of software solutions for the sign-making, digital printing and CNC machining industries, has announced that users of its flagship software-by-subscription initiative now number well over 10,000, as purchases recently surpassed the 10,000+ user milestone during the second quarter of this year. Introduced by SAi only … Read more →

Xeikon appoints Welford as Vice President of R&D

Xeikon (Eede, the Netherlands) has chosen Robert Welford as its new Vice President of Research and Development. He’ll join Xeikon’s Leadership Team when he takes on the role October 1. He’ll then run the Research and Development Department which includes engineering, ink and toner competence centres, print processes and the project management office. Welford comes … Read more →