CMD Insight Ltd. of Toronto, focused on providing distribution and consulting about print-enhancement technologies, becomes a new distributor for LasX products in the Canadian market, while also working to promote and market Scodix technology.
Christian Knapp, a well-known European printing executive, is the driving force behind CMD Insight as Managing Director and a partner in the business. He recently moved to Toronto with his Canadian-born wife.
Knapp previously served as Managing Director and CEO of KBA United Kingdom, a subsidiary of German press maker Koenig & Bauer Group, from January 2001 until July 2013. During this time, Knapp grew the KBA UK sales, service and distribution channel from $9 million to more than $60 million with 50 employees. He also previously served as VP of Sales for MAN Roland in Germany.
With CMD Insight, Knapp plans to focus on providing Canadian printers with products and services that make print stand out and provide added value to brand owners. Knapp describes his tech focus as being aimed at digital photo-quality presses, digital enrichment devices and sophisticated laser-cutting technology.
This is to now include LasX laser cutting technologies, which have been developed out of the United States for more than 16 years. The partnership was recently on display at the Print World tradeshow in Toronto with a demonstration of the LasX Matrix Modular Digital Finishing system. As a base model, Matrix provides programmable laser to die cutting, perforating, and scoring.
CMD Insight also recently reached an agreement to promote Scodix’ unique finishing systems, designed to add finishing enhancements to printed products.