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Special Feature 24 OCTOBER 2014
David Allan is making a play for a national presence. Calmly, slowly, one move at a time.

ON A COLD FEBRUARY DAY a decade and some odd years ago, David Allan walked aimlessly along the sea wall in Vancouver wondering what the hell he was doing with his life. Eight months prior he had decamped from Quebecor Printing, leaving his regional vice president role and shifting gears from 20 years of printing experience to work as an executive recruiter. Leaning back in his chair at Rhino Print Solution’s Toronto office, Allan recalls his thought process. “You find the business can be a grind at times, and you think, ‘Gosh, isn’t there an easier way to make a living?’”

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Special Feature 24 OCTOBER 2014

The Taylor team, from left: James Boyle, production manager; Gard Ashfield, press operator; Scott Williams, vice president of operations; Anthony Adams, press operator; Jason Taylor, press operator
  • LOCATION Fredericton, NB
  • SIZE 21,000 sq. ft.
  • SALES $4.5 million
  • EMPLOYEES 30
  • SERVICES Litho, wide-format and digital printing, full finishing
  • CUSTOMERS Government, institutions, agencies and local businesses
By John Zarwan

CHALLENGE: Keeping that edge
Taylor Printing Group began operations in the winter of 2005. Following a few years of dramatic consolidation for the Maritimes’ printing industry, a number of former owners and executives with a combined 150 years of industry experience decided to form a new company, building its staff with the best employees from a recently closed facility in Fredericton. The group saw opportunities in the Maritimes, and knew that companies based outside of the region didn’t understand the needs of Atlantic Canada. >> continued
News 23 OCTOBER 2014

Left to right: Darryl Turley, director; Paul Gregurovic, digital print specialist; Cory Stuart, director >> continued
News 15 OCTOBER 2014
Print World 2014 is ready to welcome the industry on November 22 to 24 at the state-of-the art Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.


Print World 2012 

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News 14 OCTOBER 2014
HP is splitting up. The company has decided to separate the technology infrastructure and software services business from the personal systems and printing business. The technology side of things will go by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and the print side will be known as HP Inc.—and will retain the current logo. The transaction should be completed by the end of fiscal 2015, and the company says the division will accelerate performance, drive sustained growth and demonstrate clear industry leadership in key areas. Read the press release in its entirety here. >> continued
News 14 OCTOBER 2014
The commercial printing industry came together last week at Graph Expo in Chicago. Here's a preview of some of the key announcements made at the show, and a heads up on some of the stories we'll be delving into over the next few weeks. 

The day before the show, Screen held it's annual open house where it announced a new press lineup, including a reworked TruePress Jet 520 HD sheetfed inkjet press and a new label press. The 520 now comes with new Ricoh heads that deliver a higher resolution of 1,200 dpi, and about 50 other updates like a new paper transport system, a new drying system and an expanded colour gamut. The objective here, according to Screen, is to expand the reach of production inkjet into areas where offset still dominates.

The TruePress Jet 350UV is an inkjet label press that rolls through 164 feet per minute, in CMYK and white. It's available now. >> continued
News 14 OCTOBER 2014
The reports of prints death have been greatly exaggerated—this according to Print Isn’t Dead, a new UK-based magazine created by the staff at People of Print. The quarterly publication was funded by Kickstarter and raised £6,834 surpassing the initial £4,520 goal.  The extra funds allowed the magazine to add fluorescent spot Pantone 805c to the CMYK printing process.  The Pureprint Group printed the eye-catching first issue on Fedrigoni Arcoprint paper and there are only 1000 copies available—there will be no reprints.


© Tom Jackson 2014
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News 14 OCTOBER 2014
The Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) has awarded $52,500 to students for the current school year. $15,000 was awarded to nine new students enrolled in the first year of approved study and $37,500 was given to 30 students who are continuing their education.

The funds board of trustees recently created the Warren Wilkins Prestige Scholarship, valued at 5,000 for students that exhibit a high level of talent. Samantha Tully will be attending Ryerson University in September at the School of Graphic Communications Management and is this year’s Warren Wilkins recipient.

The CPISTF began in 1971 and is funded by firms and individuals in the printing industry. Its aim is to attract a younger generation to the industry by providing financial assistance to those enrolled in a graphics arts management or technical program and must show a commitment to pursue a career in printing. >> continued
New Products 8 OCTOBER 2014
Heidelberg is unveiling its latest presses, the Linoprint CV and the Linoprint CP for improved flexibility and productivity in the cost-effective production of short, personalized, and hybrid print runs.


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Special Feature 2 OCTOBER 2014
Printers have been exhorted to become marketing services providers for a long time. But so few have done it that MSPs have become a kind of urban myth. Trico Evolution, seems to be one company that has managed the transition.


Back Row: Left to right: Simone Aubin, Sherry Mullen, Catherine Maciaszek, David Shackleton, Andrew Inderwick. Front Row: Dean McJannet (seated), Steve Hutton, Scott Wakeman >> continued
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