Last Thursday more than 400 people attended the 36th annual Gala Gutenberg at the ballroom of the Bonsecours Market in Montreal to celebrate excellence in print achievement. In total, 15 trophies were awarded to a range of printing industry companies from the province of Quebec. This year’s gala included the Coup de Coeur Award again, where attendees were invited to vote for their favourite piece at the cocktail party.
Kodak announced today it will increase the price of Kodak offset printing plates globally by up to 9 percent, citing the rising price of aluminum in recent months.
Sappi North America, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the call for entries for its 2018 Ideas that Matter grant program, inviting designers to show the world how design – specifically print – can play an important role in changing lives for the better.
Agfa Graphics has announced a global price increase program for its prepress printing plates. Depending on the different contracts, markets and regions, price increases of up to 10 percent will be implemented immediately, says the company.
#PrintForum2018, taking place June 6 at The International Centre in Mississauga, ON, brings you nearly two dozen vendors with the latest in print technology and services. Don’t miss your opportunity to see exciting demos and learn how these technologies can benefit your production floor.
The Ontario Printing & Imaging Association last night handed out a range of awards in their annual Excellence In Print Awards program. This included five top awards noted as the Award of Excellence, chosen from among all categories winners, and the best of categories winners themselves, divided within Sheetfed, Web, Digital and Specialty groups.
Overall growth in dollar value terms for packaging was depressed for the years spanning the middle of the decade – although this is largely attributable to relative strength of the dollar against other currencies across that period. Still in 2017, value reached US$851.1 billion, a 2.8 percent growth compared to 2016 at constant prices. This steady expansion is anticipated to continue across the next five years, rising slightly to 2.9 percent year-on-year across this period, to reach $980.4 billion in 2017.
Printing technology company OKI Data Americas announced the addition of Grant Graphics, a supplier of large-format printers, supplies and support, to its ColorPainter Authorized Reseller Program.
Toronto, Ontario-based Additive Metal Manufacturing (AMM) is offering Mohawk College’s Mechanical Engineering Technology and Non-Destructive Testing students an opportunity to work directly with industry on research and development projects aimed at helping manufacturers adopt additive manufacturing technology.
At the end of April, Messe Düsseldorf released its 5th drupa Global Trends Report, based on a survey of approximately 1,000 senior managers across the printing world. Specifically, this includes 708 printers with the majority from Europe, 421, and rest of the world represented in all regions by 287 respondents. On the supplier side there were 234 participants, of which 160 reported on Europe.
Platinum Equity has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pitney Bowes’ Document Messaging Technologies (DMT) production mail business and supporting software for $361 million, subject to certain adjustments. The company anticipates proceeds from the sale of approximately $270 million, net of estimated closing costs, transaction fees and taxes.
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Labelexpo Americas 2018
September 25-27, 2018
PAC to the Future II, Retail Reinvented
September 26-27, 2018
Howard Iron Works Print Expo & Fair 2018
September 29, 2018
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Ghent Workgroup Graphic Arts Workshop
October 9, 2018
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