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March 25, 2017
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Renaissance Printing Launches in GTA

Annex Publishing & Printing becomes majority owner of Renaissance Printing Inc., a new entrant to Greater Toronto’s competitive print community, following the dissolving of Web Offset Publications.


Ryerson GCM Hosts SPECTRUM+ Colloquium

Students of Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management program last week hosted the SPECTRUM+ Colloquium focused on expanded gamut printing.


Battlefield Adds Speedmaster and Versafire

Battlefield Graphics of Burlington, Ontario, has enhanced its production platform through a multi-million-dollar investment in new equipment, centred around the installation of a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL-106-7+L.


AIIM to Install Manroland HiPrint Perfecting Press

Avant Imaging & Integrated Media this April is scheduled to install a Manroland R706PLV HiPrint perfecting press into its 100,000-square-foot facility in Aurora, Ontario, joining an existing R710 HiPrint.
 
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Graphics Canada

Graphics Canada 2017 Exhibitor Preview

Exhibitors of the national tradeshow Graphics Canada, running from April 6 to 8 at the International Centre in Greater Toronto, were asked for up to three of their booth highlights for attendees to focus on. More than 35 Featured Exhibitors provide their top products and services to be showcased. » Learn more
 
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Aylmer Express Acquires Two London Print Shops

Contact Creative Printing, a lithography shop, and Double Q Printing, a digital print shop, have been absorbed into existing production centres under the Aylmer Express Graphics Group. » Read full article

Hemlock Harling Acquires PDQ Post

Established in December 2016 as an equal partnership of Hemlock Printers and Harling Direct, Hemlock Harling adds PDQ Post Group to its 40,000-square-foot facility in Richmond, BC. » Read full article

Veritiv Presents uVU Awards

Over the past few months, Veritiv has hosted four awards events in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto to recognize both the winning printers and designers in its annual Veritiv Design and Print Excellence Awards. » Read full article

Birth and death of a press

Nick Howard explores how the Iron Curtain helped to usher in the half-size web offset press to forever change printing’s technological landscape during the early-day dominance of large-format sheetfed presses. » Read full article

Canon Unveils Colorado, First UVgel Tech

The Océ Colorado 1640, a 64-inch roll-to-roll inkjet printer, features Canon's new UVgel technology with ink that instantly gels on contact with medias for producing indoor and outdoor graphics. » Read full article
 
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EVENT CALENDAR 
 

PrintForum West, presented by PrintAction

Location: Delta Burnaby, Burnaby, BC
Date: June 14, 2017
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Graphics Canada

Location: International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: April 6 – 8, 2017
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Grafik’ Art

Location: Place Bonaventure, Montreal, QC
Date: May 12 – 13, 2017
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2017 Avanti User Group Conference

Location: Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado
Date: May 23 – 26, 2017
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35th Annual Gala Gutenberg

Location: Montreal Science Centre, Montreal, QC
Date: June 1, 2017
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95th Annual GCEA Conference, Woman in Print

Location: Ryerson GCM Building
Date: July 16 – 20, 2017
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12th Annual Canadian Printing Awards

Location: Palais Royale, Toronto, ON
Date: November 9, 2017
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