Marquis Commits to Meet Needs of Trade Book Publishers and Educational and Professional Markets
Despite the negative impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the economy and within the printing industry, Marquis is announcing two significant investments at its Toronto plant. These investments aim to increase the production capacity of monochrome and color books for trade, educational and professional publishing markets.
"These investments demonstrate the trust we have in the publishing world. We sincerely believe that the paper book is resilient and will go through future crises and technological developments to remain the refuge of knowledge and imagination. We have dedicated and very professional employees who operate our equipment and the existing management team created the confidence to enable Marquis to continue to invest in the operations of Marquis Toronto," said Serge Loubier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marquis Book Printing.
The first investment is to meet the current strong demand from the trade book publishers due to the lack of book printing and binding capacity in North America:
- A reconditioned Timson press has been acquired and the installation is expected to be completed by the end of September at its Toronto plant. This new equipment brings to 9 the number of offset rotary presses in operation at Marquis.
"The addition of a Timson press specially built for the monochrome trade market will allow us to make better use of the capacity available on our perfect and case binding lines to which we add shifts," said Jason Foubert, General Manager of Marquis Toronto.
- The second investment is to better meet the evolving needs of the educational and professional markets. It consists of server upgrades and color controls for our HP T300 and HP T360 rotary inkjet presses. The installation of this latest HP technology will significantly increase the productivity of digital presses by reducing start-up times and increasing printing speed.
"These HP inkjet press upgrade investments will support publisher market trends towards lower print runs & POD. New workflow compatibility opens the door for publisher integration and development discussions, helping publishers successfully respond to changing supply chain requirements and online order growth," said Mike Collinge, Executive Vice President at Marquis Toronto.
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