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The organizers of Printing United 2019 have opened the call for presentations for the printing-focused North American expo. Submissions will be accepted until February 22.
North American manufacturer of envelopes and paper-based packaging solutions Supremex has acquired exclusive rights to manufacture Conformer packaging products in Canada.
Rayacom, an Edmonton, Alberta-based full-service print, design and marketing solutions company, recently acquired Wilson Business Solutions of Hamilton, Ont., a commercial printing company that specializes graphic design, digital and offset printing and finishing.
Congratulations to PBI Printing (PBI-Printing By Innovation) for winning Heidelberg North America’s 2018 Dress Your Press Competition.
Ontario-based Avant Imaging & Integrated Media Inc. (AIIM) kicked off 2019 with news of its reverse takeover of Canadian Oil Recovery and Remediation Enterprises Ltd. (CORRE), a Canadian oil services company.
After 43 years of service, Ricter Web Printing of Brantford, Ont., closed its operations on December 21.
Canada Post says its postage rates will increase starting January 14. The postage rate for domestic lettermail items weighing 30 grams or less when purchased in a booklet, coil or pane will go up to $0.90 from the current rate of $0.85, while the price of a single domestic stamp will increase to $1.05 from the current rate of $1.00.
In early November 2018, Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management program handed out dozens of awards to its top students, recognizing excellence in a range of educational disciplines from packaging and printing to business development and school participation. Congratulations to all winners.
In a move to further advance the development of digital printing solutions in the folding carton and corrugated printing markets, Koenig & Bauer AG and Durst Phototechnik AG have agreed to pool their know-how and strengths in a 50/50 joint venture. A corresponding letter of intent has been signed by both companies.
Supplier of industrial packaging products Greif will acquire Caraustar Industries, a recycled paperboard and packaging solutions company, for US$1.8 billion.
Web offset printing manufacturer and service provider manroland Goss web systems Group (MGWS) has completed the acquisition of GWS Printing Systems (GWS), a Dutch specialist of used web offset equipment. The two companies have closely cooperated in the past for used equipment, heatset press service and within the Market-X e-commerce platform launched by MGWS last year.
Thirty significant business developments from the past year that have driven Canada’s printing industry
The new Innovation Center (IVC) of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) for the graphic arts industry is now “open for innovation” at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site in Germany. By opening the new Innovation Center, Heidelberg is looking to accelerate the digital transformation at print shops and its own company.
More than 2,100 guests attended C.J. Graphics’ 32nd annual holiday open house and fundraiser on December 7 at its 240,000-square-foot facility in Mississauga, Ont., helping to raise over $25,000 for C.J.’s Skatepark through the live and silent auctions.
Global provider of pressure sensitive labeling solutions UPM Raflatac has expanded its RafCycle recycling solution to Canada and the United States, explaining that printers, converters and brands in the region can now give new life to their self-adhesive label waste that would otherwise be landfilled.

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