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May 27, 2017
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Remembering Dick Kouwenhoven of Hemlock

Canadian printing icon Dick Kouwenhoven of Burnaby, BC-based Hemlock Printers passed away on April 25, after building one of the most highly revered commercial printing operations in North America.


Ideon Leverages HP Scitex 15500 for POP

Richmond, BC, packaging printer adds a new HP Scitex 15500 corrugated press to build its digital printing platform that began in 2012, focusing heavily on customized point of purchase work.


Transcontinental Moves to Sell Newspapers in Quebec and Ontario

Montreal printing giant launches a process to sell all of its newspapers in Quebec and Ontario, which are controlled under its TC Media operation, involving 93 local and regional publications.


Heidelberg Posts Best Quarter Since 2008

In the final quarter of its financial year 2016/2017, Heidelberg records what the company describes as its best sales and result since 2008, as the company establishes its HDT and HDB segments.
 
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CPA 2017

Call for Entries 2017 Canadian Printing Awards

PrintAction magazine opens up the Call For Entries into the 2017 Canadian Printing Awards. Now in its 12th year, the Canadian Printing Awards are a celebration of excellence and innovation in Canadian printing. The program features more than 25 categories under three themes – printing, technological and environmental – and provides opportunities for printers and technology suppliers (domestic and international) to highlight their world-class innovation. » View 2017 Categories
 
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Canadian Bank Note Adds Fourth KBA Press

Canadian Bank Note Company in December 2016 installed a new 12-colour KBA Rapida 106 press focused on the production of high-quality, secure identity products, such as passports, drivers’ licenses and identity documents on a variety of substrates for customers in Canada and throughout the world. KBA explains the uniquely built press was delivered in record time after a fire destroyed an older CBN machine. » Learn more
 
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PrintAction Firms up PrintForum West Speakers

On June 14, PrintAction magazine is hosting a 1-day, free conference and exposition in Burnaby, British Columbia, designed to provide technological and strategic insight to printers on the West Coast. » Read full article

Heidelberg Unveils Three New Postpress Machines

At a May 10 event at its Wiesloch-Walldorf site, Heidelberg highlighted the new Promatrix 106 FC die cutter with hot-foil embossing, Promatrix 106 CSB die cutter with inline blanking and Diana Easy 115 folder. » Read full article

Printing For Realtors Launches in Toronto

An online printing service aimed at helping realtors launched in early May, described as a printing company located in Toronto that specializes in providing business cards and direct-mail postcards. » Read full article

TouchTerrain Hands-on 3D Print

Have you ever wondered what it looks like at the top of Mount Everest or at the bottom of the Grand Canyon? Chris Harding and his colleagues at Iowa State University can take you there with TouchTerrain. » Read full article

KBA Expands Executive Board, Affirms Five-year Growth Target

German press giant appoints Ralf Sammeck and Christoph Müller to Executive Board, giving both expanded roles to help KBA reach annual organic growth rate targets by 2021. » Read full article
 
EVENT CALENDAR 
 

PrintForum West, presented by PrintAction

Location: St. George’s Golf & Country Club
Date: June 14, 2017
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35th Annual Gala Gutenberg

Location: Marché Bonsecours, Montreal, QC
Date: June 1, 2017
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OPIA SWOB Golf Tournament

Location: Rockway Golf Club, Kitchener, ON
Date: June 7, 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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OPIA Toronto Golf Classic

Location: Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham, ON
Date: August 10, 2017
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12th Annual Canadian Printing Awards

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