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RRD lands new marketing service agreement with Canadian retailer Sobeys

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has secured an agreement with Sobeys, one of Canada’s largest national grocery retailers, covering store marketing and decor signage print, as well as production, procurement, fulfillment, warehousing, logistics and installation support.

PRX projects 50 percent growth after Mark Andy installation

Full-service label manufacturer and print agency PRX Print projects 50 percent growth after its recent Mark Andy Digital One installation. Founded in 2010, the Mississauga, Ont., company offers clients “one-stop packaging shopping” for printed labels, forms, boxes and shrink sleeves.

Canon Canada welcomes Phil Hampson

Phil Hampson, most recently National Sales Manager, Canada, for the Graphic Systems Division of Fujifilm North America, has joined Canon Canada as Senior Director, Production Printing Systems, PPSG.

Resource Label buys Toronto-based Ingenious Packaging

Resource Label Group, a full-service provider of pressure sensitive label, shrink sleeve and RFID/NFC technology for the packaging industry, has acquired Ingenious Packaging.

U.S. revises tariff rates for Canadian newsprint

The U.S. Department of Commerce has imposed final anti-dumping and countervailing duties of up to 20.26 percent on imported Canadian uncoated groundwood paper and newsprint – a ruling that will hurt workers, weaken businesses, and increase costs for the consumer, says the Forest Products Association of Canada.

Ricoh Reveals New-Series of Digital Presses.

Ricoh rejuvenates their production portfolio with new digital presses, the Pro C7200X Series and Pro C9200 Series.

The Pro C7200X series is Ricoh's next generation 5th station technology of digital toner based presses, featuring White+CMYK printing in a single pass, plus configurations that allow for duplex printing of up to 13 x 27.5" paper for banners or tri-fold brochure applications.

The Pro C9200 series on the other hand, features pure productivity, with speeds of up to 135ppm and the capability of handling best-in-class paper weights of up-to 470gsm at full rated speed.

Learn more by clicking on any of the above respective models.

PrintPro installs Canada’s first Xerox Iridesse

PrintPro Digital & Offset Printing has acquired the first Xerox Iridesse production press in Canada, an investment it says will help achieve the double-digit annual revenue growth it has maintained since 2012. » Learn more

manroland web systems and Goss complete merger

Manroland web systems and Goss International have completed the transaction to combine their businesses, creating a new company that will operate under the brand name manroland Goss web systems. » Read full article

Kodak to sell Flexographic Packaging Division

Kodak announced it has begun a process to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division, saying the sale will allow the company to concentrate on growth areas. » Read full article

Commercial printer Solisco selects PrintReleaf

Canadian commercial printer Solisco has partnered with PrintReleaf, enabling its clients to select reforestation equivalent to the paper used on their projects. » Read full article

The Central Group acquires Packaging Technologies

The Central Group has acquired Packaging Technologies Inc., an Ontario designer and manufacturer of graphic corrugated packaging and point-of-purchase displays. The new collaboration aims to strengthen and expand the Central Group’s service and product line offerings across all subsidiaries including Central Graphics and Container Group Ltd. and Independent Corrugator Inc. » Read full article

Canadian Printing Awards

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

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: September 25-27, 2018
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PAC to the Future II, Retail Reinvented

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date: September 26-27, 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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