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FEATURED NEWS: ICON Installs Canada’s First Rho 1312
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Annex Purchases 40-inch Komori Perfector

Annex Business Media, on the heels of acquiring Glacier Media assets in late January, purchases a 40-inch, 8-colour Komori LS perfecting press, which is scheduled to be operational in the company’s Simcoe, Ontario, facility this summer. >> Read full article

Cimpress Invests €91.5M in Exagroup

The newly named holding company of Vistaprint takes a 70 percent interest in French-language Web-to-print provider Exaprint, which provides a trade-printing model in Europe. >> Read full article

Grenville Acquires NCO Technologies

President Michael Burke moves to purchase what is described as the largest dealer of Canon imaging systems in Ontario, resulting in a powerful document-production company that will operate as NCOGrenville. >> Read full article

Heidelberg to Acquire European PSG

German press maker prepares to expand its services and consumables business by acquiring one of its key Benelux distributors, which is expected to add annual sales of around €130 million. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
ICON Installs Canada’s First Rho 1312

ICON Installs Canada’s First Rho 1312

Juan Lau, President and CEO of ICON Digital, continues to build one of Canada’s foremost super-large-format printing operations with the installation of a 98-inch Durst Rho 1312 UV inkjet system. The Rho 1312 reaches printing speeds of up to 6,600 square feet per hour, handling difficult and heat-sensitive medias in a hybrid system for both rigid and flexible input. Founded 20 years ago, ICON Digital is now housed in a 45,000-square-foot facility. >> Learn More…


drupa Names Six Themes for Innovation Park

Messe Düsseldorf announces the six themes to be highlighted next year in its drupa innovation park, covering 32,000 square feet in Hall 7, which was first introduced to the German show in 2004. >> Read full article

CRON-ECRM Introduces New Platesetter Series

The new joint venture of China’s Hangzhou CRON Machinery & Electronics Co. and ECRM Imaging Systems introduce a field upgradable platesetter series in North America. >> Read full article

Affinity Designer: More Vector, Less Money

Zac Bolan takes Serif Software’s new Affinity Designer software for a test drive to find out if this once PC-focused illustrating engine can make an impact in professional premedia. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Ryerson GCM Job Fair

Location: Ryerson, Student Centre SCC-115, 63 Gould Street, Toronto
Date: March 5, Graduates 4:00-6:00 pm, Interns 7:00-9:00 pm >> More Info

Jetcomm Conference at Dscoop

Location: Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, Washington, DC
Date: Date: March 4-5 >> More Info

DscoopX Conference

Location: Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, Washington, DC
Date: Date: March 5-7 >> More Info

TAGA Technical Conference, 67th Annual

Location: Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Date: Date: March 22-25 >> More Info

Graphics Canada

Location: Toronto International Centre, Toronto, ON
Date: April 16-18 >> More Info

PrintAction Education Series, Colour of Printing

Location: Delta Markham Hotel, Markham, ON
Date: May 5, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm >> More Info

Grafik Art Montreal 2015

Location: Place Bonaventure, Montréal, QC
Date: May 7-9 >> More Info

PrintAction Education Series, Craft of Printing

Location: Delta Markham Hotel, Markham, ON
Date: June 23, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm >> More Info

PrintAction Education Series, Business of Printing

Location: Delta Markham Hotel, Markham, ON
Date: October 28, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm >> More Info