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Canada Post and CUPW Reach Agreement

Still to be ratified by a member vote, tentative short-term agreements for two years will avert a work disruption, but much work lies ahead to address rural carrier pay equity, declining mail and pension obligations. >> Read full article

XRCC Hosts Manufacturing Summit

Twenty-five industry and academic thought leaders gathered last Wednesday at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada in Mississauga for the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Industrie 2030 Roundtable. >> Read full article

Supremex Acquires Assets of Bowers Envelope

LaSalle envelope manufacturer, with facilities across seven Canadian provinces and three in the United States, purchases the majority of assets of Bowers Envelope Company in Indianapolis. >> Read full article

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Flash Installing New 40-inch Heidelberg CX

Flash Installing New 40-inch Heidelberg CX

Flash Reproductions of Etobicoke, Ontario, last week began the installation of its new 6-colour, 40-inch Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 press. Recognized as one of Canada’s leading high-end print shops, Flash was established in 1969 and today runs a range of offset, letterpress and UV screen technologies to print on practically any surface, in addition to the company’s finishing expertise in areas like stitching, punching, die cutting, foil stamping and embossing. The Speedmaster CX 102, explains Heidelberg, is a modern press concept that combines the reliability of the CD series (with well over 100,000 printing units installed worldwide) and press maker’s newest sheetfed technological innovations found in the XL platform. >> Learn More…

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ERP Vendor Congress

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Fiery for Konica Minolta bizhub B&W

The first Fiery DFE for monochrome Konica Minolta toner presses aims to integrate a print shop’s black-and-white and colour operations and offers features like Grayscale Calibration, ImageViewer and JobMaster. >> Read full article

New Xerox Direct-to-object Printer

The built-to-order inkjet system allows for printing photos, images and text directly onto 3D objects – plastic, metals, ceramics and glass – in minutes, eliminating the need for costly labels. >> Read full article

 From PrintAction August 2016 
A Return to Industrialism

A Return to Industrialism

When the term Web 2.0 seeped into business vernacular in the mid-2000s, it seemed to hold little concrete meaning. It was Internet ether following crazed venture capital funding of nascent but often flawed online business strategies. In hindsight, Web 2.0 is now the descriptor for the foundation of user-generated content manifested most obviously as billion-dollar social media platforms. Industry 4.0 is a much more relevant evolutionary term for the printing industry, which ultimately involves the deployment of tangible goods, factories, machines and equipment through decades of processing power development. >> Read More

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Printing Awards Call for Entries

Location: Enter online (Gala, November 10, 2016, Palais Royale, Toronto)
Date: September 12, 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

ERP Vendor Congress

Location: Fourpoints by Sheraton Meadowvale, Mississauga, ON
Date: October 4 – 5, 2016 >> More Info

MultiCam Canada Open House

Location: MultiCam Canada, Concord, ON
Date: October 21 – 22, 2016, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm >> 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