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Southwest Bindings, a Toronto, Ont., company that sells print finishing equipment, binding supplies, presentation and branding material, says it is changing its name to better reflect its product offerings.
Corona is piloting plastic-free six pack rings in select markets as part of the brand’s commitment with Parley for the Oceans to support eco-friendly packaging.
Supremex Inc., headquartered in the Montreal community of LaSalle, today announced a plan to reduce operating expenses at its Canadian envelope operations as it works to diversify its business to include more packaging products.
Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, has announced Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral, an “animating and life-affirming” shade of orange with a golden undertone, as the Pantone Color of the Year 2019.
Esko has opened a new facility in Itzehoe, Germany, to consolidate its flexo platemaking business under one roof, including research, engineering, product development, testing and production. The new plant will assemble flexo plate imaging devices CDI Crystal and CDI Spark, and flexo plate exposure systems XPS Crystal.
ISA International Sign Expo 2019 and Xplor19 will co-locate in Las Vegas, bringing together the sign, graphics and visual communications industry with the electronic document systems industry.
On November 29, SaltWire Network announced it will immediately close the printing press for the Cape Breton Post, citing the aging nature of the press – “that would have required costly upgrades in the near future,” the company says – as a major factor in the decision. As a result, printing of the Post will move to the company’s press in Halifax, which prints all of the company’s other Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island publications.
Koenig & Bauer is taking over 80 percent of Duran Machinery’s folder gluer business in Istanbul and will integrate it into the group, under the name Koenig & Bauer Duran, to further expand its activities in the growing packaging market.
Last Thursday the Burke Group of Edmonton, Alta., announced it had acquired Topline Printing in Calgary, Alta. Ian Burke, Owner and CEO of the Burke Group, explains the purchase will allow Burke to further expand into the Alberta marketplace.
Sun Automation Group has announced Mikah Thorne, President of Canadian Corrugated Solutions, and his team will now represent the company and support its customers in Canada.
Mail service will resume across Canada noon today after the Senate voted to pass legislation ending the five weeks of rotating strikes by postal workers. 
On November 8, 2018, more than 210 people celebrated print excellence and achievement at the 13th annual Canadian Printing Awards, hosted by PrintAction and parent company Annex Business Media.
Labour Minister Patty Hajdu tabled an emergency legislation in the House of Commons Thursday morning, pushing Canada Post employees back to work while urging both sides to negotiate a deal, according to CBC reports.
Last Wednesday Mi5 Print and Digital Communications welcomed more than 75 print technology enthusiasts from the Humber College Advertising and Graphic Design program’s Print Technology class of 2019 for a technology tour of its Mississauga facility.
On November 8, 2018, more than 210 people from across the country gathered in Toronto to celebrate the creativity and innovation of Canada’s printing industry. Now in its 13th year, the Canadian Printing Awards is organized by PrintAction and parent company Annex Business Media. This year a record 114 Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were presented in five program sections: Industry Achievement, Print Design, Printing, Technology and Environmental categories.

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