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MET Fine Printers shop destroyed by fire

In late April, the head Vancouver office and pressroom of Metropolitan Fine Printers was destroyed by a fire. No employees have been reported as hurt or injured.

Supremex strengthens packaging business with G2 Printing deal

In a transaction for a total cash consideration of $11.25 million, Supremex concludes the acquisition of Groupe Deux Printing and its related company Pharmaflex Labels of Laval, Quebec.

Xerox introduces Iridesse production press

Xerox says it is introducing “another first” in the world of print — the only digital press that can print metallic gold or silver dry ink, CMYK and clear dry ink in a single pass.

HP debuts Latex R2000 printer, Latex White Ink

At FESPA 2018, HP unveiled its Latex R2000 printer, describing it as the first hybrid solution for rigid and flexible sign and display printing in one device. The printers will be commercially available starting next month.

Photos from Insource Expo in Markham

On May 9 and 10, Insource, a technology supplier and service and solutions provider, held its first ever Insource Expo at its head office and technology showroom in Ontario. See our photos from the event.
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TC Media sells 30 publications in Quebec

Michael Raffoul, President of TransMet Logistics & Metropolitan Media, has purchased 30 publications in Quebec, including 21 weeklies in the Montréal area. Transcontinental launched a process to sell its Québec and Ontario newspapers one year ago, and today only five of those 93 titles remain under its control. » Learn more

Photos from PDS May open house

PrintAction attended Print Digital Solutions’ recent open house where the company showcased new printing systems that it distributes in the market. See our photo highlights from the event. » Read full article

DATA to buy Perennial Group for $12 million

DATA Communications Management entered into an agreement to acquire privately held Perennial Group of Companies. DATA has arranged a $12-million non-revolving term loan facility, $7 million of which will be used to fund the upfront cash component of the acquisition. » Read full article

Best Deal adds another Komori press

Best Deal Graphics and Printing has added a second Komori 40-inch press to its lineup of equipment. The 16,000 sheets-per-hour press is being installed by Komcan Inc. and is expected to be operational this month. » Read full article

Ricoh unveils Pro C9200 digital sheetfed colour press

The Pro C9200 and C9210 Graphic Arts Editions are the latest additions to Ricoh’s Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group portfolio, suitable for producing book jackets, six-page brochures and other applications with speeds up to 135 pages per minute on stocks up to 49 inches long and 470 gsm. » Read full article

PrintForum Trade Show & Conference

Location: The International Centre, Mississauga, Ont.
Date: June 6, 2018
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Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: May 23-24, 2018
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DesignThinkers Vancouver Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: May 29-30, 2018
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DIA Golf Tournament

Location: Aurora, Ont.
Date: June 14, 2018
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Canadian Printing Awards

Location: Palais Royale, Toronto, Ont.
Date: November 8, 2018
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