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May 17, 2016
FEATURED NEWS: Gala Gutenberg Celebrates Print in Montreal
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Rayacom Buys Assets of Generation Printing

Rayacom Group based in Edmonton, Alberta, purchases the assets of Generation Printing of Vancouver, BC, and states the move will allow it to launch a new West Coast trade printing division. >> Read full article

Cansel Acquires PMP Media

Expanding its presence in Quebec, Cansel acquires PMP Media, which specializes in paper conversion and the distribution of large format equipment and medias. >> Read full article

KBA Reports Q1 Revenue up 46%

German press maker Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) reports 46% more revenue and EBT is up €18 million, reaching €0.6 million, relative to the same quarter last year, in addition to a large order backlog. >> Read full article

 
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    Gala Gutenberg Celebrates Print in Montreal

    Gala Gutenberg Celebrates Print in Montreal

    More than 310 people came to the Centre des sciences de Montréal on the evening of May 12, located along the city’s port, to celebrate Quebec printing-industry achievement at the 34th annual Gala Gutenberg. Divided into two distinct sections for Innovation Printing and Technical Printing, 19 trophies – adorned with a metallic g – were awarded to a range of printing companies, who were often joined on stage by their equally proud designers and production partners. >> Learn More…

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    PrintForum Session: Is It All Digital Now?

    Leveraging more than two decades of printing-research and application experience, Dr. Martin Habekost of Ryerson University will provide an unbiased report on his findings from the exhibition floor of drupa 2016. In his PrintForum session, he plans to investigate the progress of key emerging digital technologies and their potential impact on offset printing. From advances in offset lithography to cutting-edge inkjet and toner production, including Landa's Nanography, Habekost will share a unique view on the near future of printing technologies at PrintForum, including booth exhibits and a full conference program. >> Register Today

     
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    Stewart Joins KBR Graphics

    Larry Stewart becomes a Regional Sales Manager for technology and service supplier KBR Graphics, based in Montreal, Quebec, overseeing eastern GTA and other parts of Ontario. >> Read full article

    Agfa Graphics Unveils PrintSphere

    Cloud-based PrintSphere provides printers with a standardized way to send and receive files, integrating with Apogee Prepress or Asanti, and allows CSRs to manage clients via a dashboard. >> Read full article

     
     From PrintAction May 2016 
     
    Shopping For Business Growth

    Shopping For Business Growth

    PrintAction contributor Victoria Gaitskell joined dozens of journalists in Dusseldorf, Germany, to preview some of the technologies and strategies that will be unveiled at drupa 2016 beginning in late May. This year’s massive print show helps visitors target exhibitors and vice versa by organizing exhibits into six growth sectors: Print, Package Production, Green Printing, Multichannel (Big Data and Web-to-print operations, variable-data printing, Internet-based marketing tools such as augmented reality and QR codes), 3D Printing, and Functional Printing (printed electronics and conductors, sensors, medical electrodes, electroluminescent lights, solar cells). >> Read More

     
     Event Calendar 
     

    Canadian Printing Awards Call for Entries

    Location: Enter online (Gala, November 10, 2016, Palais Royale, Toronto)
    Date: August 31, 2016 (Early Bird, July 31, 2016) >> More Info

    DIA Seminar, Pre-drupa

    Location:TBD
    Date: May 18, 2016 >> More Info

    OPIA 2016 Awards Night

    Location: St. Georges Golf & Country Club
    Date: May 18, 2016 >> More Info

    Golf Tournament, Digital Imaging Association

    Location: St. Andrew's Valley Golf Club, Aurora, ON
    Date: June 16, 2016 >> More Info

    PrintForum, presented by PrintAction

    Location: Mississauga Convention Centre
    Date: June 22, 2016, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm >> More Info

    OPIA Toronto Golf Classic

    Location: Angus Glen, Markham, ON
    Date: August 11, 2016 >> More Info

    Golf Tournament, Toronto Craftsmen

    Location: Royal Woodbine Golf Club, Toronto, ON
    Date: September 14, 2016 >> More Info

    Graphics Canada

    Location: International Centre, Mississauga, ON
    Date: April 6 – 8, 2017 >> More Info