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October 31, 2017
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Graphic Packaging to Merge IP Packaging into $6 billion Giant

International Paper’s packaging operations will merge with Graphic Packaging in a transaction valued at US$1.8 billion, creating a paperboard giant generating around US$6 billion in annual revenues.


CPISTF Provides $75,500 in Scholarships

The Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund is providing a total of $75,500 in scholarship funding to 48 students enrolled in approved programs for the current school year.


CJ Graphics Buys Two Agfa Jeti Systems

CJ Graphics continues to release details about equipment going into its new 240,000-square-foot facility in Mississauga, Ontario, which is to include two new wide-format systems from Agfa.
 
 
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Epson

Introducing the SureColor S-Series Printers

Continuing to set the SureColor S-Series family of solvent printers apart from the competition, the UltraChrome GS3 inks utilized in the S-Series now allow for same-day lamination – only six hours after completing a print job. When compared with previous generation solvent inks that typically require 24-48 hours of drying time, the SureColor S-Series provides significantly increased revenue opportunities by enabling sign shop owners to complete same-day project delivery. » Learn more
 
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DATA Moves to Acquire BOLDER Graphics

DATA Communications Management entered into an agreement to acquire privately held BOLDER Graphics of Calgary, Alberta. DATA has arranged a new $5 million senior credit facility to help fund the acquisition, which will be for a total purchase price of approximately $4.9 million. Closing is expected to occur on or about November 10, 2017, subject to customary conditions. » Learn more
 
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KBA

KBA covers it all…

Learn more about our comprehensive portfolio – from offset to flexo to digital to die-cutting – our innovative presses have set industry standards which has allowed us to revolutionize the world of printing for 200 years.
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Ringel to Lead Koenig & Bauer Marketing

Klaus Schmidt, after more than 28 years as Director of Marketing at Koenig & Bauer, is retiring and will pass his duties to Dagmar Ringel, who was most recently Director of Public Relations for ZEISS. » Read full article

Oberly Named CEO of SpeedPro

Larry Oberly is set to become President and CEO of SpeedPro Imaging, which has around 130 franchise locations across North America, including more than 35 in Canada, focused on large format. » Read full article

Ricoh Launching Direct to Garment Printer

At IPEX, which began today at the ExCel International Centre in London, UK, Ricoh is launching a new Direct to Garment printer and Neon Pink toner for its Pro C7110sx press. » Read full article
 
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Komori

The Rise of Komori

Print historian and PrintAction columnist Nick Howard takes a look at the 95-year history of Japanese press maker Komori, from the early Tokyo years to its first automatic feed offset press and from the introduction of its impactful Lithrone platform to new inkjet press partnerships. Discover how one of the world’s most powerful press makers came into its own and positioned itself for the future. » Read more
 
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12th Annual Canadian Printing Awards

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

Location: ExCel International Centre, London, UK
Date: October 31-November 3, 2017
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Ryerson GCM Awards Night

Location: Mattamy Athletic Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Date: November 7, 2017
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PrintForum Trade Show & Conference

Location: The International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: June 6, 2018
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