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January 10, 2017
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CCL Industries to Acquire Innovia for $1.13 Billion

Toronto-based label giant reaches agreement to acquire the UK-based Innovia Group of companies, consisting of three divisions noted as Films, Security and Systems.


CPIA Appoints Directors for New Direction

Richard Kouwenhoven, President of Hemlock Printers, becomes Chair of the CPIA, as Canada’s national print association begins to work closer with PrintForward (formerly BCPIA) and OPIA.


Xerox Completes Separation of Conduent

The pioneering company of digital printing successfully completes its separation into two Fortune 500-scale, publically traded companies in business process services and print.
 
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Howard Iron Works - Upton Library

Howard Iron Works Dedicates Upton Library

Family and friends of the late Tim Upton, who passed away in October 2015 at age 83 after a storied career as one of Canadian printing’s best-known technology leaders, gathered in mid-December 2016 at Howard Graphic Equipment’s new facility in Mississauga, Ontario, to inaugurate a new library in his honour. Upton spent his entire working life in the graphic arts after emigrating from Britain to Canada and finding work with Sears Ltd. » Learn more
 
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Print Three in Calgary Adds Ricoh Press

Alberta franchise print shop installs a Ricoh Pro C9110 press, which runs a range of media stocks from 52 to 400 gsm, with duplex printing, and reaches speeds of up to 130 pages per minute. » Read full article

KBA North America Iberica Deal

KBA North America becomes an exclusive distributor for the Barcelona-based medium- and large-format flatbed diecutter manufacturer Iberica AG S.A., which was purchased in May 2016 by its parent. » Read full article

Kodak Provides Update on Prosper Sale

In late-December, Kodak provided an update on the sale process for its Prosper commercial inkjet business, first announced in March 2016 after engaging advisors and banks to manage to sale process. » Read full article
 
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2016 - 100 Moments

100 Moments That Shaped Canadian Printing

A look back at some of the key moments to impact Canada’s printing industry over the past year. One hundred technological and business developments that changed print in 2016 both domestically and internationally, from the passing of St. Joseph’s iconic leader Gaetano Gagliano and Lowe-Martin’s acquisition of RP Graphics to drupa innovation and the split of Xerox into two companies. » Read more
 
EVENT CALENDAR 
 

Ryerson GCM Job Fair

Location: Mattamy Centre (former Maple Leafs Gardens), Toronto, ON
Date: March 23, 2017, beginning at 4:00 pm » More Info

EFI Connect

Location: Wynn Las Vegas, NV
Date: January 17 – 20, 2017 » More Info

DIA, Prepress Benefits of PDF-2

Location: Spicers Canada, Vaughan, ON
Date: January 18, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm » More Info

Ryerson GCM Colloquium, Spectrum Plus

Location: GCM Heidelberg Building, Toronto, ON
Date: February 16, 2017, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm » More Info

Ryerson GCM Job Fair

Location: Mattamy Centre (former Maple Leafs Gardens), Toronto, ON
Date: March 23, 2017, beginning at 4:00 pm » More Info

Dscoop Phoenix

Location: Phoenix, AZC
Date: March 1 – 4, 2017 » More Info

Graphics Canada

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

Grafik’ Art

Location: Place Bonaventure, Montreal, QC
Date: May 12 – 13, 2017 » More Info

35th Annual Gala Gutenberg

Location: Montreal Science Centre, Montreal, QC
Date: May 11, 2017 » More Info