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Access Labels Acquires Label Division of Farnell

Access Labels of Amherst, Nova Scotia, has acquired the pressure-sensitive label manufacturing division of Farnell Packaging of Dartmouth, which will increase the capacity at Access’ facility by between 20 to 30 percent. >> Read full article

Ekstein Named 2016 Community Leader of the Year

Jeff Ekstein, President and CEO of 63-year-old Willow Printing Group in Concord, Ontario, has been named PrintAction’s 2016 Community Leader of the Year, as part of the 11th annual Canadian Printing Awards program. >> Read full article

HP to Acquire Samsung Printer Business

HP Inc. reached a definitive agreement to acquire Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s printer business in a deal valued at US$1.05 billion, as the company plans to disrupt and reinvent the US$55 billion copier industry. >> Read full article

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Canadian Printing Awards

2016 Print Gala Tickets Available

On November 10, 2016, more than 200 industry leaders from across Canada, as well as attendees from the United States and Europe, are expected to attend the 11th annual Canadian Printing Awards Gala at the Palais Royale in Toronto. The awards program is designed to recognize printing innovation in the country through three distinct awards sections, grouped in Printing, Environmental and Technology categories, which are determined by an independent panel of judges. Four Industry Achievement leaders, Jamie Barbieri, Hadi Mahabadi, Jeff Ekstein and Todd Cober will also be celebrated for their contributions. >> Learn more...

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Judging Underway for Canadian Printing Awards

Judging Underway for Canadian Printing Awards

Eleven industry leaders have gathered today at the Toronto Botanical Gardens to pour over more than 200 entries submitted into the 2016 Canadian Printing Awards program. The judging panel will spend a full day analyzing and evaluating entries through a blind scoring system. Judges are tasked with considering issues like printing process, run length and repeatability across submitted samples. The judges will determine the top projects – featuring some of the world’s best printing – across more than 20 categories. The day will conclude with a half-hour discussion and multiple rounds of voting to determine the 2016 Best of Show project. >> Learn More…

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Agfa Wins Three Product of the Year Awards

Agfa Graphics has won three Product of the Year awards at SGIA Expo for the second year straight, including two systems built in the company's Canadian manufacturing facility based in Mississauga, Ontario. >> Read full article

Aleyant Acquires Tucanna Software

Aleyant of Wheaton Illinois has acquired Tucanna Software, following the company’s acquisition of a one-third investment in Tucanna in November 2014, adding colour software to its MIS portfolio. >> Read full article

 From PrintAction September 2016 
Driving Dots

Driving Dots

Part II of “The pulse of print heads” focuses on the advances of manufacturing piezo and thermal systems for use in inkjet presses taking greater aim at commercial printing and packaging. When a production inkjet system requires dozens of print heads each costing a few thousands dollars, for example, the manufacture of print heads directly relates to the initial purchase price of inkjet systems and subsequent print head replacement costs. Print head makers and their press-building OEM partners – if not one and the same – have put both nanotechnology and MEMS into play for decades now to help drive the adoption of inkjet. >> Read More

 Event Calendar 

ERP Vendor Congress

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

OPIA London Golf Classic

Location: Pine Knot Golf and Country Club
Date: September 21, 2016 >> More Info

Graph Expo 2016

Location: Orlando, Florida
Date: September 25 – 28, 2016 >> More Info

2016 PAC Conference

Location: Niagara Falls, ON
Date: September 28 – 29, 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