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Printing and communications company C.J. Graphics has expanded its product offering capabilities with the addition of the assets of ACME Ticket. For more than 60 years, AMCE Ticket has producing a range of products in the ticket business, for a list of clients that include MLB, NHL, OHL, WHL, QMJHL and other professional sporting events in Canada and the United States.
Mutoh America has started new operations out of an ISO 9001 distribution centre near the port of Long Beach, in Carson, Calif.
Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has acquired privately held BDR Boya Kimya, a manufacturer of reactive inkjet inks for industrial digital textile printing.
SAi is partnering with Oxford University in the U.K. to undertake a three-year research project that will explore the possibility of developing an artificial intelligence-assisted software solution. If the project is successful, this would be the first AI-tool of its kind within the sign industry, the company says.
Global sign franchise Signarama has expanded into Quebec, unifying Canada under Master License Partners Anas Saltaji and Salekh Al Around.
Cigarette packs sold in Canada will have to be plain drab brown with standardized layouts and lettering, starting this November. Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor last week announced new regulations for plain and standardized appearance of tobacco packages and products in a move to reduce their appeal to Canadians.
Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Cascades and Sonoco Products Company, today inaugurated the expansion of its facility in Birmingham, Alabama, and its new production line of eco-friendly packaging. The US$17-million investment will allow the facility to produce a water-based functional coating solution to create recyclable, repulpable and compostable containers.
Canada’s new $10 bill featuring civil rights activist Viola Desmond is the recipient of the 2018 Bank Note of the Year Award from The International Bank Note Society (IBNS).
Canon Canada, HP Canada, The Printing House, Symcor and Xerox Canada have been recognized as some of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2019, based on the criteria of Mediacorp Canada Inc., which manages Canadian employment programs and events.
Diageo, British spirits company and owner of Guinness, has announced plans to remove plastic from its beer packaging.
Pollard Banknote Ltd. has announced a two-year extension to its instant ticket manufacturing contract with Loto-Québec. The extension commenced February 1, 2019, and will allow the company to continue its role as the lottery’s primary instant lottery ticket supplier, which it has been since 2014.
On April 23, Western Printers merged with Bond Reproductions.
Global softwood lumber trade fell seven per cent in 2018, U.S. lumber prices took a roller coaster ride and China’s wood demand slowed in the 2H/18, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.
Supremex Inc., a North American manufacturer and marketer of envelopes and a provider of paper-based packaging solutions, has received BRC Certification after a rigorous audit, in recognition of the compliance of its folding carton packaging manufacturing facility in Laval, Que., accomplishing the highest AA grade status.
Sun Chemical has announced it will increase the prices of its energy curable, solvent, and water coatings as well as energy curable inks, in North America effective May 15.

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