By Jon Robinson
Avery Venis, Chairman of Graphic Printing Roller Ltd., passed away suddenly last week, after a long and distinguished career in Canada’s printing industry. Markham-based Graphic Printing Roller has been in operation for over 50 years.
Venis was very active in supporting the Mackenzie Printery Museum, based in the Niagara Falls region. He helped to museum source rollers for its historical presses, including one system that was last used in daily operation over 100 years ago – Whitlock Newspaper Press (1894), Baltimorean no 3 (1880), Kelsey (1930), Golding Official (1885), and the Golding Pearl 3 (1890) press.
Specializing in the manufacture of printing rollers, supplies and service to companies around the globe, Graphic Printing Roller also has a sales office in St. Leonard, Quebec.