About

SEW by Rubenstein RB Digital inc.

Canada's oldest and largest supplier of machinery and equipment to sewn product manufacturers, embroiderers, and digital printers.

RB Digital, a division of Rubenstein RB., Sells Tajima Embroidery Machines and Mimaki wide format UV, Solvent, Eco-solvent and textile printers, Mimaki vinyl cutters, and GCC LaserPro laser engraving machines From Coast To Coast.

We have eight sales and service locations for Tajima embroidery machines and Mimaki wide format solvent, eco-solvent, UV, textile, and print + cut plotters across Canada. Each location has wide format solvent printers, eco-solvent printers, print + cut plotters, laser cutting and engraving machines, and embroidery machines on display, complete with on site embroidery and digital printing technicians. Our main locations in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver stock Tajima embroidery machines for immediate delivery, as well as embroidery thread, embroidery backing, embroidery supplies, and spare parts for Tajima and Brother embroidery machines. Each location also stocks GCC LaserPro engraving machines, sublimation printers, sublimation transfer presses, Mimaki solvent printers, solvent inks, eco-solvent inks, textile pigment inks, UV inks, and Mimaki spare parts. Please visit any of our showrooms to see the latest innovations in Mimaki wide format printers and Tajima embroidery machines, as well as a wide selection of embroidery accessories, embroidery tools, embroidery supplies, heat transfer vinyl, print + cut vinyl that will enhance any embroidery business

Celebrate the Past – Embrace the Future!

In 1864, three years before the Confederation of Canada, Rubenstein RB. was established in downtown Montreal by Polish immigrant Max Rubenstein as a brass foundry specializing in metal parts for horse and carriage harnesses. Nickel, bronze and silver plating as well as a small machine shop were added around the turn of the century under the guidance of the second generation of Rubenstein brothers.

The most prominent of this generation of Rubensteins was Louis, a world champion figure skater, president of the Canadian Wheelsman Association, the Royal Life Saving Society of Canada and a member of the Canadian and U.S. Figure Skating Halls of Fame. Not only a sports celebrity, Louis Rubenstein was also politically involved in the city that he loved, serving as a Montreal city alderman for 17 years. Today, a permanent memorial to Louis Rubenstein stands in Fletchers Field at the corner of Parc and Mount Royal Avenues in Montreal. (Inspiring Figure: The Louis Rubenstein Story is a half-hour video biography on the life of this exceptional athlete, visionary, philanthropist, and civic leader. To request a copy contact info@rubenstein.ca )

In 1929, Louis Rubenstein - bachelor and last surviving partner - sold Rubenstein RB. to Jack and Dave Becker, who were button and trimming suppliers to Montreal's burgeoning needle trade. The Beckers used the Rubenstein foundry and machine shop to manufacture the Beaver Cloth Cutting Machine, P.O. boxes for Canada Post, electrical intersections for Montreal’s streetcars, and to support the WWII war effort by fabricating landing gear components for RAF and RCAF aircraft.

Rubenstein RB., already firmly entrenched in the cutting rooms of the garment industry, expanded into sewing, pressing and distribution systems after World War II when they began importing home-use sewing machines. Rubenstein RB. enjoyed considerable growth during these post-war years and opened sales offices in Toronto in 1947, Winnipeg in 1949, Vancouver in 1995 and Edmonton in 2001.

In 1959, the senior Beckers retired, and the business was taken over by a new generation of entrepreneurs. This generation spearheaded thirty years of growth, and has now been replaced by a 6th generation of owner-operators who are committed to celebrating the past and embracing the future.

In recent times, Rubenstein RB. sought new opportunities to replace declining apparel production in Canada. In the year 2000, Rubenstein began to leverage its expertise to supply companies in garment decoration, garment printing, wide format digital printing, fabric printing, trophies, awards, and advertising specialties. Each of its five locations features hands-on showrooms and training facilities for the hardware and software needed to power these new applications.

In 2014 Rubenstein celebrates 150 years in business, and renamed itself Rubenstein RB Digital Inc. Each of its satellite locations is being integrated into a fully centralized system to offer best of breed product and talent everywhere in the country.

Rubenstein RB. is a privately held, 100% Canadian owned firm, serving the Canadian Sewn Products, Embroidery, and Digital Printing Industries since 1864. Today, the company is made up of approximately 50 employees and associates with sales and service locations in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Edmonton and Vancouver.