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Torstar to Close Vaughan Plant, Outsource to Transcontinental

With plans to shutter its Vaughan printing plant, which will affect 220 full-time employees and 65 part-time staff, Torstar signs a five-year agreement for Transcontinental to print the Toronto Star. >> Read full article

Tilia Develops Phoenix Plan Configurator for Enfocus

Software developer Tilia Labs of Ottawa, Ont., introduces Phoenix Plan Configurator for Enfocus Switch, designed to find savings in both materials and time by collecting individual orders coming in to Switch. >> Read full article

BLUE Software Acquires BC’s Viki

Viki Solutions of Victoria, BC, has been purchased by Chicago’s BLUE Software, which develops BLUE-branded software-as-a-service technologies for Brand Lifecycle Management used within packaging. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Minister Bains Visits Xerox Research Centre

Minister Bains Visits Xerox Research Centre

Federal Minister Navdeep Bains spent his January 15 afternoon touring the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC), which is the company’s global hub for advanced materials research and development, as well as one of the leading such facilities in Canada. Bains, a Liberal, is the current Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, a Federal position reconstituted – from Minister of Industry – by Justin Trudeau’s new government. In July 31, 2015, the National Research Council of Canada announced plans to invest $25 million to build a new Advanced Materials Manufacturing Centre in Mississauga on the XRCC campus, primarily focusing on the manufacturing industry that employs approximately 1.7-million Canadians. >> Learn More…


Linzbach Returns to Heidelberg Helm

Dr. Gerold Linzbach, at the beginning of 2016, returned to his duties as Chairman of the Management Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, as planned, to oversee day-to-day business of the German press maker. >> Read full article

FASTSIGNS Surpasses 600-location Milestone

Texas-based signage giant reports surpassing its 600-franchise-location milestone, $400M in revenues, with more than 50 new franchise agreements in 2015, 20 percent of which fall into its Co-Brand program. >> Read full article

HP Enhances WallArt Suite

In January at the Heimtextil exposition in Germany, HP Inc. introduced its next generation HP WallArt Suite as a Web-to-print tool designed to help small- to medium-sized printing companies in the decoration space. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

B3, Better B2B Marketing Conference

Location: The International Centre, Mississauga, Ont.
Date: February 29, 2016, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm >> More Info

PAC Webinar: Waste-Free Ontario Act, Bill 151

Location: Online webinar
Date: January 27, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm >> More Info

Digital Imaging Association, Seminar Series

Location: Spicers, Vaughan, Ont.
Date: February 17, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm >> More Info

Gutenberg 2016 Call for Entries

Location: Online Entry Process
Date: February 20, 2016 >> More Info

Gutenberg Gala

Location: Montreal Science Centre
Date: May 12, 2016 >> More Info

drupa 2016

Location: Dusseldorf, Germany
Date: May 31-June 10, 2016 >> More Info

Digital Imaging Association, Golf Tournament

Location: St. Andrew's Valley Golf Club, Aurora, Ont.
Date: June 16, 1:30 pm >> More Info

PrintForum, presented by PrintAction

Location: Mississauga Convention Centre
Date: June 22, 2016 >> More Info