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Most Influential Printer 2010 – Group J


July 14, 2010
By Jon Robinson

CANADA’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PRINTER 2010:
GROUP J CANDIDATES

TRADE PRINTING

Gulam Jaffer    PA50 2010 #10 ranking
President & CEO
West Star Printing
Toronto, ON

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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.

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Production equipment details

PACKAGING

Mary-Jean Irving
President & CEO
Master Packaging
Borden, PEI

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.

Related link:
Production expansion 2010  

COMMERCIAL PRINTING

Edward Kouwenhoven
President
Generation Printing
Vancouver, BC

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.

COMMERCIAL PRINTING

Damian McDonald
VP and GM
Ampersand Printing
Guelph, ON

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.

Related link:
CIPPI Award winner  
2007, 2008 and 2009

COMMERCIAL PRINTING

Glen Warren
Owner
Warren’s Waterless Printing
Toronto, ON

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.

Related links:
Ontario Environmental Leaders program