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Video highlights from PrintForum 2018

On June 6, TC Transcontinental’s Greg Neath kicked off the third annual PrintForum, presented by PrintAction, with a dynamic morning keynote on the company’s corporate transformation, including its strategic shift into flexible packaging.

Agfa releases InkTune and PressTune software

Agfa Graphics announces InkTune and PressTune, calling them tools that will enable “ultimate control” over printing resources and standards, while optimizing performance and lowering total cost-of-ownership.

Ricoh adds Pro VC70000 to inkjet portfolio

Ricoh has announced the newest addition to its inkjet portfolio, the Ricoh Pro VC70000, designed to accelerate the transfer of offset print volumes to digital. The new continuous feed platform targets commercial printers looking to produce high-end catalogues and magazines, traditionally expected from offset presses.

Flint Group ups offset ink, coating price by 6%

Flint Group has announced a 6 percent price increase on offset energy curable inks and coatings in North America, as a result of “unprecedented” raw material trends related to energy curable materials.

Bosch to sell its packaging business

Bosch says after considering all its strategic options, it is looking for a buyer for its packaging machinery business.

Ipex to close due to changing market conditions

Organizers of Ipex, an international print technology and equipment tradeshow, say they have decided to close the show after consulting with the print technology industry. » Learn more

Mohawk offers 43 new coloured papers with Keaykolour launch

Mohawk Fine Papers is introducing 43 new coloured papers with the launch of Keaykolour by Arjowiggins Creative Papers. The new portfolio of uncoated fine papers is offered in two weights: 80 text and 111 cover. » Read full article

Primary Color adds Onset X2 press

The recent addition of an Onset X2 UV flatbed inkjet printer with full automation has expanded Primary Color’s production capability. » Read full article
From March issue

Five forces of packaging

Smithers Pira in mid-January 2018 published a study called The Future of Global Packaging to 2022, which estimates packaging demand will grow steadily at 2.9 percent to reach C$1.3 trillion in 2022, starting from $1.1 billion in 2017. » Read more

Canadian Printing Awards

Location: Palais Royale, Toronto, Ont.
Date: November 8, 2018
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OPIA Toronto Golf Classic Tournament

Location: Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham, Ont.
Date: August 9, 2018
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LabelExpo Americas

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: September 25-27, 2018
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Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: September 30-October 2, 2018
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Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: October 18-20, 2018
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