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November 24, 2018

Liberals table back-to-work bill to end Canada Post strike

Labour Minister Patty Hajdu tabled an emergency legislation in the House of Commons Thursday morning, pushing Canada Post employees back to work while urging both sides to negotiate a deal.

Photo gallery: Canadian Printing Awards

Our photo gallery from the 13th annual Canadian Printing Awards is now live! This year a record 114 Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were presented. Check out all the highlights from our sold-out gala.

New Beneco Packaging plant installs Heidelberg

Beneco Packaging and subsidiary company SoOpak say they have more than doubled its capacity with one huge leap forward. The company recently opened a second facility in Scarborough, Ont., and when fully operational, will offer a complete design, manufacturing and finishing production house.

Burke signs Canada’s first Heidelberg Subscription Contract

The Burke Group of Edmonton, Alta., recently signed the First North American Heidelberg Subscription contract, which is expected to help Burke double its productivity and increase profit without the challenges that come with equipment ownership.

Quad/Graphics acquires LSC Communications

Marketing solutions provider Quad/Graphics has announced it will acquire LSC Communications, a provider of print and digital media solutions, in an all-stock deal valued at approximately $1.4 billion.


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Canadian Printing Awards 2018 winners

On November 8, more than 210 people from across the country attended the 13th annual Canadian Printing Awards, organized by PrintAction and its parent company Annex Business Media. See the complete list of winners and finalists here! » Read full article

Mi5 hosts tech tour for Humber students

Last Wednesday Mi5 Print and Digital Communications welcomed more than 75 print technology enthusiasts from the Humber College Advertising and Graphic Design program’s Print Technology class of 2019 for a technology tour of its Mississauga facility. » Read full article

Kodak sells flexo packaging arm to Montagu

Eastman Kodak Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Flexographic Packaging Division to Montagu Private Equity LLP, a private equity firm. After closing, the business will operate as a new standalone company which will develop, manufacture and sell flexographic products to the packaging print segment. » Read full article

Five keys to customer loyalty

What drives a consumer to purchase an object or service from one company over the next? While many factors will affect the outcome of a purchase, these top tips can help positively impact your customer’s buying process. » Read full article

Maclean’s printed 66,349 individual covers for WWI centennial issue

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Maclean’s printed 66,349 commemorative issues — each featuring the name of a Canadian who sacrificed their life in the conflict. » Read full article

Auction – Marvin Foy Marketing printing & booklet making facility

Location: Richmond Hill, Ont.
Date: November 29, 2018
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DIA Christmas Luncheon and AGM 2018

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: December 5, 2018
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Graphics Canada 2019

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: April 11-13, 2019
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AICC Canada Trade Show and Conference 2019

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: April 24-25, 2019
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