In 1996, he founded a business that was the first in his hometown of Montréal to provide direct-to-plate (DTP) services to printers. As the digital printing industry began to enter the mainstream in the 2000s, he realized that the image quality of many digital presses had become equal to that of offset. That presented an opportunity and he started a new company to capitalize on it.
In 2008, Nazarian made the trip to Düsseldorf for drupa, the printing industry’s massive quadrennial trade show, with the hope of identifying the right digital press. His research pointed him to Xeikon. “The Xeikon press was the only roll-fed digital press on the market,” said Nazarian. “It produces output that’s 20 inches wide and of nearly unlimited length; and it supports a remarkably wide range of substrates.”
So he purchased a Xeikon press and, soon afterward, a second.