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 printer next month. Printer Gateway was one of Canada’s largest nationally recognized web-to-print trade printers. The company had a huge array of offset, digital and wide-format presses as well as cutting, bindery, shrink-wrapping and folding equipment. It was eventually closed by owner Supremex (LaSalle, Quebec) in December of 2016.
Sherwood Printers provides a variety of services and print products including stationery, promotional, mailing, POS, Multi-page, packaging and other specialty printing. Its online printing centre facilitates instant online quotes and orders. The company also continues to stay on the cutting-edge of new technology. In 2017 it purchased the LasX LaserSharp Laser Module that eliminates costly mechanical dies. Basically, clients send two original PDF files that act as layers – one for the artwork itself, and the other as a die line. The LaserSharp then cuts from the PDF. This has facilitated some of the shop’s most striking die-cut creations in small to large quantities – such as custom packaging, pocket folders, wedding invitations and much more – in a much more cost-effective manner.