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OTC Group Acquires Three iGen 5 Presses

London, Ontario-based OTC Group, which focuses on data-driven marketing communications, buys three additional Xerox iGen 5 presses to expand its folding-carton printing capacity in Canada and the United States. >> Read full article

Feldman Joins Avanti’s Leadership Team

Stephen Feldman joins Toronto-based Avanti Computer Systems as Director of Product Management, taking on a leadership for the implementation and development of Avanti’s Slingshot Print MIS platform. >> Read full article

RISO and Insource Hold Seminars in Toronto

Insource Corp. hosts two seminars in downtown Toronto focused on the new RISO ComColor FW5230 cutsheet inkjet printing system, introduced six weeks ago at drupa 2016, with full-colour 120-ppm speed. >> Read full article

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Advocate Buys Transcontinental’s Dartmouth Commercial Assets

Advocate Buys Transcontinental’s Dartmouth Commercial Assets

East coast printing leader, led by CEO Sean Murray, acquires most of Transcontinental Inc.’s Dartmouth-based commercial printing business, including associated assets, sales force, and the client-services team. The purchase also provides the opportunity for Advocate to service Transcontinental’s current Atlantic Canadian commercial printing clients serviced by the Dartmouth facility. The purchase will shift the majority of new production to Advocate’s flagship printing plant in Pictou, with more changes for the company’s Bridgewater, Dieppe and St. Stephen facilities. >> Learn More…


Minuteman Press Adds Triumph Cutter

The Minuteman Press franchise in Mississauga, Ontario, installed a Triumph TR5551-EP cutter, purchased from Print Digital Solutions, which stores up to 99 programs with up to 99 steps in each. >> Read full article

Sun Chemical Opens New Coatings Lab

A new lab in Carlstadt, New Jersey, is the fourth of its kind worldwide, joining similar laboratories located in the UK and Japan, for studying migration, adhesion, permeability, and other performance-related coating phenomena. >> Read full article

MarcomCentral Releases FusionPro 10

FusionPro 10 includes what MarcomCentral describes as major enhancements to design capabilities, data integration, and workflow efficiencies, including better appearance and support for Acrobat DC and InDesign. >> Read full article

 From PrintAction June 2016 
drupa Kultur: Top 10 Non-tech Highlights

drupa Kultur: Top 10 Non-tech Highlights

drupa, the world’s biggest and most important trade show for print and media, has operated in Düsseldorf, Germany, since 1951. Results from its latest installment, held over 10 days in June 2016, confirm the show’s continued commercial viability: Out of 260,000 visitors from 188 countries, 54 percent came with concrete plans to invest, 29 percent placed orders at the show, 30 percent plan to place orders afterwards, and fully 60 percent found new suppliers from among the show’s 1,837 exhibitors from 64 countries. Aside from the trade show’s commercial success, in its 65 years of existence, drupa has also evolved a distinctive culture and traditions that are highlighted in this article. (Photo courtesy of James Matthews-Paul) >> Read More

 Event Calendar 

OPIA Toronto Golf Classic

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

IARIGAI Conference, Hosted by Ryerson GCM

Location: Ryerson GCM, Toronto
Date: August 24 – 27, 2016 >> More Info

Canadian Printing Awards Call for Entries

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

Golf Tournament, Toronto Craftsmen

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

Sign Expo Canada (formerly CONSAC)

Location: The International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: September 23 – 24, 2016 >> More Info

2016 PAC Conference

Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Date: September 28 – 29, 2016 >> More Info

2016 Canadian Printing Awards Gala

Location: Palais Royale, Toronto, ON
Date: November 10, 2016 >> More Info

Graphics Canada

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