By Jon Robinson
CANADA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PRINTER 2010:
GROUP J CANDIDATES
Gulam Jaffer PA50 2010 #10 ranking
From a 150,000-square-foot plant, Jaffer arguably runs the most-influential trade printing company in Greater Toronto, which is no small feat. His Star Web operation holds three heatset web presses (48-, 24-, and 16-page), while the sheetfed-based West Star operation runs three 40-inch perfectors (8-, 10, and 12-colours), amid smaller presses. Jaffer can truly claim the ability to print on anything, from an onion skin to the heaviest folding-carton board.
Founding the company in 1996, Irving leads a corrugate and folding-carton operation employing over 340 people in two plants in PEI and one in New Brunswick.
With his brother Rob, Kouwenhoven founded Generation in 1998 to focus on the craft of ink on paper with four offset presses, including two forties.
A two-time CIPPI winner, McDonald is one of Canada’s most-advanced printers, while also running 100 percent of Ampersand’s 40-inch work at 10-micron Staccato.
As Canada’s only dedicated waterless printer, Warren has built one of the most environmentally progressive plants in North America, with ISO 14001, OEL and Eco Logo.