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October 27, 2018

Marquis acquires Toronto-based Webcom

Marquis Book Printing Inc., headquartered in Montmagny, Que., has acquired Webcom Inc., a move that will create an annual production capacity of over 100 million books produced in three printing plants.

Canada Post rotating strikes now underway

Unable to reach new collective agreements for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and Canada Post after 10 months of negotiations, the union began rotating strike action on Monday in various major cities across Canada. The rotating strikes are expected to last 24 hours.

Mountain View Printing predicts revenue growth to double with new installs

Calgary, Alberta-based Mountain View Printing & Graphics says it expects to double its revenue over the next five years as a result of its recent acquisition of two new Xerox digital presses.

Lowe-Martin integrates XMPie Storeflow with Print MIS

Ontario-based Lowe-Martin, an XMPie customer, has recently optimized its web-to-print workflow by integrating XMPie StoreFlow with its EFI Print MIS using MyVirtualCSR from Fraysen.

Heidelberg acquires postpress specialist MBO Group

Heidelberg is taking over MBO Group in a bid to further expand its offerings in postpress operations for digitally printed products. The move, the company explains, is another step in the company’s continuing growth into the digital and packaging segments.


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Siegwerk increases pricing in Canada, U.S.

Siegwerk says it will implement price increases and surcharges across all business units within Canada and the United States, citing raw material supply disturbances and tariff developments, among other pressures. » Learn more

New Highcon consumables aim to boost ROI

Highcon has developed two new consumables lines – Highcon DART Premium and Highcon DART Economy consumables – suitable for paper, folding carton and corrugated boards. » Read full article

Steve Daigle joins HP Indigo team

HP Canada has announced the addition of Steve Daigle to the General Commercial Sales team. Responsible for HP Indigo’s full product line in Eastern Canada as well as the HP PageWide web press solutions, Daigle brings 25 years of experience in the industry. » Read full article

Developing the brand identity for a Canadian cannabis company

48North Cannabis describes itself as the country’s only licensed cannabis producer focused on the female health and wellness market. Determined to re-imagine the landscape of cannabis for women, it recently worked with Blok Design to create a unique brand identity. » Read full article

Print 18 recognizes product innovation with inaugural awards

On the eve of Print 18’s official kickoff, the Association for Print Technologies (APTech) announced the inaugural Red Hot Technology Vanguard Awards, recognizing nine innovative products and services that aim to advance the graphic communications industry. » Read full article

Canadian Printing Awards

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

Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Date: November 5-7, 2018
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Location: Clearwater Beach, Fla.
Date: November 5-7, 2018
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IS&T Color and Imaging Conference

Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: November 12-16, 2018
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