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Press Release CJ Graphics Inc. is the “Smartest Print Shop” in Canada!

Press Release CJ Graphics Inc. is the “Smartest Print Shop” in Canada!

By on Oct 20, 2017 in News

TORONTO – CJ GRAPHICS, one of Canada’s leading-edge graphic arts companies, is the only printer in Canada with three straight 6-colour XL presses. The newest press in the CJ GRAPHICS’ lineup is the first XL106 – 6-colour + Anilox AQ Coater with In-press Control and “Push to Stop” technology in Canada, giving us the most XL press power of any commercial printer in the country. Combined with our already top-of-the-line press lineup, prepress information, and smart information transfer, this new “Push to Stop” technology enables CJ GRAPHICS to become Canada’s smartest offset plant. What is “Push to Stop”? “Push to Stop” technology is a paradigm shift in sheet-fed production. It allows you to process jobs autonomously from a prepress queue. It allows you to go from make-ready to production based on standards, not depending on an operator’s decision. The goal is to produce jobs as they arrive at the press “autonomously”. The operator “oversees” production, interrupting production only if an error occurs. This new philosophy helps create the “Smart Print Shop”. You need the latest in technology to make this work: automatic plate changing, inline colour measurement, automatic wash ups, and all driven by the Press Center XL 2 with Intellistart 2 operating philosophy. Here at CJ GRAPHICS we have it all. Jay Mandarino President & CEO The C.J. Group of Companies   About CJ Graphics Inc. CJ Graphics is a member of the CJ Group of Companies, one of the largest privately-owned communications and graphics solutions firms in Canada. With 31 companies, and growing, under its umbrella, the CJ Group of Companies offers a complete suite of services that includes traditional lithography, digital printing, large-format production, screen printing, interactive solutions, mailing services, bindery services, fulfillment and logistics services, and publishing. Jay Mandarino founded CJ Graphics 35 years ago and has grown the company into the multi-faceted enterprise it is today. The company’s new, custom-designed; 240,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art facility in Toronto will be finished late October 2017. For more information: Jay Mandarino CJ Graphics Ltd 416.588.0808 ext. 232   Download...

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Press Release CJ Graphics Inc. first to acquire Xerox® iGen® 5 digital presses

Press Release CJ Graphics Inc. first to acquire Xerox® iGen® 5 digital presses

By on Sep 25, 2017 in News

TORONTO – CJ Graphics Inc., one of Canada’s leading-edge graphic arts companies, is taking digital printing to the next level with the first installation, globally, of fully-loaded Xerox® iGen® 5 digital presses. “The new iGen 5 technology is a game changer, with revolutionary capabilities, including matte toner, extended gamut to achieve up to 93 percent of reproducible PMS colours – with orange, blue, green, white and clear dry ink – and 24-point thick stock kit,” says Jay Mandarino, CEO and President of CJ Graphics Inc. “The iGen 5 is fast, and with the new features you are only limited by your imagination. We’re proud to be the first in the world to have the complete set of features to deliver more value to our clients.” Mandarino says the new iGen 5 press works at production speed, delivering advantages such as more design flexibility, increased efficiency for faster time-to-market. “We are now able to produce arresting products, in-house and on-demand, with the many new effects of this digital technology, that traditional presses can’t achieve,” he added. Today, thousands of iGen presses are creating billions of high-quality, high-margin sales brochures, posters, photo books, packaging and pieces of direct mail – often personalized and always vibrant in color. The Xerox iGen 5 Press is built to serve the changing world of print and aims to help print shops seize market opportunities through automation, integrated print workflows, a fifth color station and the option to swap in White Dry Ink for specialty effects. These features provide commercial printers with the power to meet demand and grow quickly. In addition, CJ Graphics Inc. has also acquired an Epic coater CTi-635 in-line coating system equipped with a C.P. Bourg BSFE-x Sheet Feeder. This new technology will allow for spot and overall Aqueous and UV coatings. Jay Mandarino President & CEO The CJ Group of Companies   About CJ Graphics Inc. CJ Graphics is a member of the CJ Group of Companies, one of the largest privately-owned communications and graphics solutions firms in Canada. With 31 companies, and growing, under its umbrella, the CJ Group of Companies offers a complete suite of services that includes traditional lithography, digital printing, large-format production, screen printing, interactive solutions, mailing...

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Press Release Canada Wins Big

Press Release Canada Wins Big

By on Aug 14, 2017 in News

Thank you to all our clients, suppliers and friends and we hope you are all well! Please see Press Release link below as without your creativity, business and support this would not have been possible! So we thank you all! As well in October we welcome you to come visit all our companies under one roof in our new state of the art facility located at 560 Hensall Circle in Mississauga. Our official Grand opening and annual seasons greeting party will be Friday  December 1st from 4pm-10pm.   C.J. Graphics Inc. Awarded 8 “Benny’s” and more overall awards than any other printer in the world at this year’s International Print Competition.   Click for PDF…   Jay Mandarino President & CEO The C.J. Graphics Inc. (Communication Solutions) 134 Park Lawn Road Toronto, ON M8Y 3H9 T: 416.588.0808 ext. 232 C: 416.571.4843 jay@cjgraphics.com www.cjgroupofcompanies.com   Need a great Auctioneer? With 27 years of experience and 50 events per year I can help any organization. My motto is “Lend a hand by raising yours!”...

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C.J. Graphics Awarded Eight Benny’s, Most Ever Received By a Printer

C.J. Graphics Awarded Eight Benny’s, Most Ever Received By a Printer

By on Aug 14, 2017 in News

  ETOBICOKE, Ontario — August 10, 2017 — C.J. Graphics Inc. was awarded eight Benny’s, the highest honor in the 2017 Premier Print Awards.   The Premier Print Awards, the graphic arts industry’s largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition, recognizes outstanding achievement in print production. The Premier Print Awards are the printing industry’s oldest and largest worldwide graphic arts competition, hosted by Printing Industries of America. In its 68th year, the annual contest recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of superior print communications. The event promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the very best in print media. This year, more than 2,210 entries were received from printing and graphic arts firms from around the world, and judges awarded the Benny to the top entry in each category. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the industry as a company that produces award-winning print. C.J. Graphics won the most Benny’s in North and South America during the 2017 Premier Print Awards,” says Jay Mandarino, president and CEO of C.J. Graphics Inc. With a total of eight Benny’s, C.J. Graphics also won more overall awards at the Premier Print Awards than any other printer in the world. Prior to this year there has never been another company in Canada or the United States that has ever won this many Benny’s and more overall awards before. Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing industries of America, agrees. “The Benny winners represent the best our industry has to offer. This year’s entries were outstanding. There were entries from companies in eight countries. Despite the fierce competition, C.J. Graphics Inc., through hard work and dedicated craftsmanship, produced eight pieces worthy of the Benny.” C.J. Graphics Inc. will receive their Benny’s at The Premier Print Awards Gala, which honors all the companies that had the top award conferred upon them. The 2017 Gala is scheduled for Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, Magnificent Mile in Chicago. For more information about the Premier Print Awards, contact Michael Packard at (412) 259-1704 or mpackard@printing.org. In 2015, Mandarino was named a Print Leader of the Year 2015. When Mandarino is not running running 30 different printing/large-format/display...

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C.J. Group Announces Major Expansion, Addition of Mailing Services, Presses

C.J. Group Announces Major Expansion, Addition of Mailing Services, Presses

By on Jan 16, 2017 in News

TORONTO — January 16, 2017 — Jay Mandarino, president and CEO of The C.J. Group of Companies and the management team are proud to share the following announcement: On Friday January 13, 2017, we have concluded the sale of our three existing buildings totaling approximately 125,000 sq. ft. and 4.5 acres where we are currently operating in Etobicoke. At the same time, we have purchased the Veritiv facility (formerly Unisource) located at 560 Hensall Circle near Cawthra/Dundas Streets in Mississauga just west of the Etobicoke border. This location will be only five to eight minutes to the west of our current operations. The new location is on eight acres, two floors and is approximately 230,000 sq. ft., we will add another 30,000 sq. ft. and have the ability to expand an additional 50,000 sq. ft. when required. This building has 27-foot ceilings and 300 plus parking spots and will be the largest independently-owned facility for printing and communications in Canada, providing a truly one-stop solution for all clients. Click here to watch Printing Impressions’ Mark Michelson’s video interview with Jay Mandarino. We will now be able to move all our operations into one facility. It will also allow us to have additional space for future growth for acquisitions and mergers. We are also excited to announce we will be adding full mailing services, a new litho press, a new large-format press with full automation and a new digital press. As well, there will be additional expansion to our bindery, Digital division, Large-format division and our new Innovation division. Our Not-For-Profit indoor Skateboard and Scooter Park will also be expanding, making it one of the largest in the world. We also have the top eight Board sports magazines in Canada published through SBC Media which we recently acquired and will move into the new location as well. We will take possession at the end of May but will be starting renovations at the end of February and will be all moved in by October 1st. There will be no downtime or interruption to business as we will install the new equipment first and then move our existing operations. This is one of the most significant expansions for our industry in recent memory! We were extremely fortunate...

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Press Release – The C.J. Group of Companies is Moving

Press Release – The C.J. Group of Companies is Moving

By on Jan 13, 2017 in News

Jay Mandarino, President & CEO of The C.J. Group of Companies and the management team are proud to share the following announcement. On Friday January 13th, 2017 at 6 pm we have concluded the sale of our 3 existing buildings totalling approximately 125,000 square feet and 4.5 acres where we are currently operating in Etobicoke. At the same time, we have purchased the Veritiv facility (formerly Unisource) located at 560 Hensall Circle near Cawthra/Dundas Streets in Mississauga just west of the Etobicoke border. This location will be only 5-8 minutes to the west of our current operations. The new location is on 8 acres, 2 floors and is approximately 230,000 square feet, we will add another 30,000 square feet and have the ability to expand an additional 50,000 square feet when required. This building has 27″ foot ceilings and 300 plus parking spots and will be the largest independently-owned facility for printing & communications in Canada, providing a truly one-stop solution for all clients. We will now be able to move all our operations into one facility. It will also allow us to have additional space for future growth for acquisitions & mergers. We are also excited to announce we will be adding full mailing services, a new litho press, a new large format press with full automation and a new digital press. As well, there will be additional expansion to our bindery, Digital division, Large format division and our new Innovation division. Our Not-For-Profit indoor Skateboard & Scooter Park will also be expanding, making it one of the largest in the world. We also have the top 8 Board sports magazines in Canada published through SBC Media which we recently acquired and will move into the new location as well. We will take possession at the end of May but will be starting renovations at the end of February and will be all moved in by October 1st. There will be no downtime or interruption to business as we will install the new equipment first and then move our existing operations. This is one of the most significant expansions for our industry in recent memory! We were extremely fortunate to have sold all of our buildings at the...

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