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MBE Worldwide Acquires AlphaGraphics

AlphaGraphics Inc. has been purchased by fellow franchisor Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) Worldwide, which will now hold a network of approximately 2,600 locations in 39 countries.

EFI Acquires Escada

UK-based Escada develops control systems for the packaging market, which matches EFI’s growing interest in corrugated production following its drupa 2016 introduction of the Nozomi C18000.

Kodak Releases NexPress Substrate Expansion Kit

A new Substrate Expansion Kit increases the types of paperboard and synthetic substrates that can be run on NexPress systems, opening up short-run packaging and unique retail applications.
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ICON Digital Acquires Asterisk Media

ICON Digital Productions Inc. of Markham, Ont., has acquired controlling interest in Asterisk Media, a Toronto-based creative studio that will continue to operate in its Liberty Village location but as a rebranded division called ICON Motion Inc. ICON explains the deal will enable it to offer Asterisk’s suite of services such as commercial production and post-production, as well as virtual reality and livestreaming. » Learn more

Ricoh Launches Printer for Decor

The Pro T7210 wide-format flatbed system, with a new media gap adjustment sensor, supports substrates of up to 4.3 inches thick with a print size of 6.9 feet by 10.5 feet. » Read full article

swissQprint Unveils Oryx LED

After releasing the Impala and Nyala LED models earlier this year, swissQprint is now introducing the Oryx LED flatbed printer with a refined mechanical basis, to be available from November 2017. » Read full article

Mimaki Introduces New Flatbed Cutting Plotter

The CF22-1225, expected to be available beginning in December 2017, is a 4-foot by 8-foot model being displayed at the SGIA annual exhibition running in New Orleans from October 10 to 12. » Read full article
From PrintAction September 
Intense Digital

Intense Digital, the application of print enhancements

The emergence of enhancement and embellishment technologies are generating new possibilities for print to capture the attention of marketers and higher margins for commercial operations. InfoTrends estimates approximately 30 percent of the total colour pages printed in North America and Western Europe, or nearly 1.8 trillion pages, currently receive some form of special effects enhancements or embellishments. » Read more

12th Annual Canadian Printing Awards

Location: Palais Royale, Toronto, ON
Date: November 9, 2017
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Toronto Graphic Arts Day

Location: Ryerson University, GCM, Toronto, ON
Date: October 13, 2017
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DIA 30th Anniversary Celebration

Location: Cirillo’s Culinary Academy, Etobicoke, ON
Date: October 18, 2017
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Sign Expo Canada

Location: The International Centre, Mississauga, ON
Date: October 27-28, 2017
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