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Canon Canada today hosted an open house for printers, creative professionals, designers and photographers to explore the company’s latest print technology in its 5,000-square-foot interactive showroom at its corporate Canadian headquarters in Brampton, Ont.
Graphic Packaging International has announced it is acquiring all assets of PFP and its related entity PFP Dallas Converting.
More than 250 printing professionals attended PrintForum 2018, held last week at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. The conference program hit on a range of topics for commercial printers, including sheetfed offset, digital enhancement, wide-format inkjet, and production inkjet. Now in its third year, the 2018 edition was our largest show yet.
MacDermid Graphics Solutions has announced a price increase of 2 to 5 percent on its photopolymer products, effective July 9, 2018, citing the “dramatic” rise of raw material, energy and transportation costs over the last two years.
Canfor, Cascades, Kruger Products and Transcontinental have been named among the Top 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights in its 17th annual ranking.
Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, has announced the sale of three local newspapers, as well as their related web properties, to Groupe Lexis Média inc. In total, 26 employees of the various publications and 1 employee from TC Media’s Production team are transferred to Groupe Lexis Média. TC Transcontinental also concluded a multi-year agreement for the printing and distribution of all of these titles.
A new collaboration between Infigo Software and Afinia Label aims to enable instant, in-store, real-time printed personalization across a range of products.
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.
Digital print shops that require high speed creasing and trimming across a host of products, such as business cards and promotional items, will find “exceptional value” in the Morgana AutoCut Pro, says Sydney Stone.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has announced the 2018 recipients of its annual scholarship. The 15 students – including two students from Ryerson University – representing eight colleges and universities, were chosen from a field of more than 200 applicants.
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.
Sydney Stone, a Canadian distributor of print-finishing equipment, supplies, services and technical expertise to clients worldwide, has been named Morgana Systems’ top worldwide dealer for 2017. The firm has been a Morgana dealer since the early 1980s.
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.

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