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Entries now open for 2023 Canadian Printing Awards

PrintAction is accepting submissions for the 17th annual Canadian Printing Awards. New this year are best regional projects and a student category.

Canada Post reports $107M loss

Canada Post recorded a loss before tax of $107 million in the first quarter of 2023.

Battlefield Press invests in Koenig & Bauer die cutter

To boost its postpress production, the Burlington (Ont.) firm recently purchased a second Koenig & Bauer die cutter—an Ipress 106 K PRO.

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Featured News 

Why print will become a luxury product

Business change leading to a transition from offset to digital printing was the theme of the recently concluded Inkjet Summit. As the discussions at the summit indicated, we're heading into a brave new world of print industry business models, one where print becomes a luxury product with prices and margins to match. » Read full article

Supremex acquires Graf-Pak

Supremex acquires the assets of Graf-Pak, a provider of folding carton packaging solutions to a variety of commercial markets, for approx. $6 million » Read more

Italic Press launches 3D embellished emblems

Toronto-based Italic Press launches Impress, 3D embellished emblems that can be added to products, packaging, textiles, or vehicles. » Read more

X-Rite updates NetProfiler device optimization software

X-Rite and Pantone release the latest version of NetProfiler device optimization software. The cloud-based platform can now be accessed through a web browser to validate and correct instrument measurement performance. » Read more


Benefits of artificial intelligence, machine learning

Our industry has been slow in adopting artificial intelligence and machine learning, but they are starting to make inroads. The packaging sector can benefit the most from this technology especially in the areas of quality control, automation, and optimization. » Read full article


DIA Annual Golf Tournament

June 13, 2023 | Alliston, Ont. » More Info

LeadingPRINT Summit

June 14, 2023 | Rosemont, Ill. » More Info