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Xerox Unveils Versant 80 and Metallic Inks

Less than a month after introducing its Rialto 900 narrow-web inkjet press, Xerox continues to push new tech into the market with the Versant 80, as well as gold and silver metallic inks for Color 800i/1000i presses. >> Read full article

Sydney Stone to Distribute Mohr Cutters

Canadian tech distributor commits to German-made Mohr paper cutters, produced by Adolf Mohr Maschinenfabrik GmbH, and will highlight the Mohr 80 ECO at Graphics Canada next month. >> Read full article

Esko Acquires MediaBeacon

Packaging tech giant Esko adds Minnesota-based Digital Asset Management software developer with data tools applied in industries like retail, consumer packaging and printing. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
Standard Register Files for Chapter 11

Standard Register Files for Chapter 11

Joseph Morgan Jr., President and CEO of Standard Register, announced the company and its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The industry giant is currently pursuing a sale of its assets to an affiliate of Silver Point Capital L.P., a private investment firm managing approximately US$8.5 billion. The purchase by Silver Point, one of Standard Register’s existing lenders, equates to approximately US$275 million plus the assumption of specific liabilities. >> Learn More…


Canon Launches Wide-format Web-to-print Tool

Poster Designer Plus software, for use with imagePROGRAF systems, provides a cloud-hosted storefront with a large-format poster design engine, shopping cart and checkout for existing Websites. >> Read full article

TRESU Introduces iVarnish

Denmark systems manufacturer adds proprietary water-based and UV-curable overprinted varnishes for use with iCoat and Pinta coaters, designed to handle digitally printed folding carton. >> Read full article

XMPie Releases uMerge

Software developer for personalized communications in print and digital media launches a subscription-based add-on to Adobe InDesign CC for creating variable-data PDF files. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Value-Rite Open House, Mimaki Inkjet Printers

Location: Value-Rite Business Products, Markham, ON
Date: March 26, 10:30 am to 4 pm
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TAGA Technical Conference, 67th Annual

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

Graphics Canada

Location: International Centre, Mississauga, 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

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

Pacwest Conference

Location: The Fairmont Chateau, Whistler, BC
Date: June 10-13 >> More Info

DIA Annual Golf Tournament

Location: St. Andrews Valley Golf Course, Aurora, ON
Date: June 11, 11:30 am start >> More Info

PackEx Toronto

Location: Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, ON
Date: June 16-18 >> More Info

PrintAction Education Series, Craft of Printing

Location: The Fairmont Chateau, Whistler, BC
Date: June 10-13 >> 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

IAPHC Golf Tournament

Location: Wooden Sticks, Uxbridge, ON
Date: June 24 >> More Info