Markham-based The Middleton
Group will soon install Agfa's :M-Press TIGER press after announcing
the purchase of the machine today at the SGIA trade show in Las Vegas.
Middleton specializes in
large-format printing and has been in business for more than 55 years.
According to its Website, the company claims to have been
the first printer in Canada to offer UV inline printing and inkjet-based
The massive :M-Press TIGER
is a UV flatbed inkjet press primarily designed to disrupt traditional
offset production methods used in the screen-printing sector. Developed
jointly with Thieme, the press can print up to 185 sheets per hour (8281
ft²/hr) on substrates of up to 65 x 104 inches in size.
"We are confident that
the strength and power of the TIGER will keep us on top," stated Rob
Stratton, President of The Middleton Group. In addition to its
printing and warehousing facilities on Denison Street, Middleton also
operates a separate merchandising and design facility in Markham.
Today, the company encompasses more than 100,000 square feet of space, while employing over 100 people. Middleton was founded in 1952 by brothers Bob and Jim Middleton, with a focus on the advertising sector.