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Marquis Book Printing Inc., headquartered in Montmagny, Que., has acquired Webcom Inc., a move that will create an annual production capacity of over 100 million books produced in three printing plants.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has purchased the printing trade show Graphics of the Americas (GOA) from the Florida Graphics Alliance (FGA), formerly the Printing Association of Florida. Following a transition period, GOA will relaunch in February 13-15, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla.
On the eve of Print 18’s official kickoff, the Association for Print Technologies (APTech) announced the inaugural Red Hot Technology Vanguard Awards recognizing nine innovative products and services that aim to advance the graphic communications industry.
Narrowly missing a strike earlier this week, Canada Post and the union representing more than 50,000 of the Crown agency’s employees have agreed to meet over the weekend.
Flint Group has announced price increases on all offset inks and coatings in North America, saying that in this final 2018 quarter, the print industry continues to face relentless raw material shortages, worsening supply chain conditions, and new disruptions.
Alpha Poly Corporation, a manufacturer of flexible packaging, has been certified to print film for product companies that require a Graphic Measures International (GMI) designation.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it will stay at the bargaining table, temporarily averting a potential strike by mid-week.
On September 19, Canon Canada held a Production Print VIP event at its head office and technology showroom in Brampton, Ont. Guests had an opportunity to network with peers and Canon experts as well as sit in on product presentations.
Epson has launched the Epson Print Academy YouTube channel, featuring educational content designed for customers using Epson Professional Imaging products. Initially launching for the photography market, the Epson Print Academy channel will expand to include content for other professional imaging markets, such as signage, graphic design and textile. 
Adobe has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Marketo, a Cloud platform for B2B marketing engagement, for US$4.75 billion, subject to customary purchase price adjustments. With nearly 5,000 customers, Marketo brings together planning, engagement and measurement capabilities into an integrated B2B marketing platform.
Carlsberg cans will soon sport a more sustainable packaging. The company has launched Snap Pack, a solution where Carlsberg cans are glued together in a multipack instead of using shrink-wrapping, hi-cone rings or other secondary packaging solutions.
Epson America has opened the Epson Technology Center in Carson, Calif., showcasing a range of printing solutions and applications in a hands-on environment for customers and dealers.
Sun Chemical has announced it will increase its entire portfolio of ink, coating and consumable products prices in North America, effective October 1, 2018.
Resolute Forest Products Inc. has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with ND Paper LLC, a subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, for the sale of its Fairmont, West Virginia, recycled bleached kraft pulp mill, for US$55 million (all dollar amounts in U.S. dollars) plus certain elements of working capital, payable in cash.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on August 29 unanimously voted to block tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on Canadian imports of uncoated groundwood paper, or newsprint, finding the imports aren’t harming the U.S. industry.

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