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December 11, 2018

Supremex to cut 41 jobs in cost-saving measure

Supremex, headquartered in the Montreal community of LaSalle, says it plans to reduce operating expenses at its Canadian envelope operations as it works to diversify its business to include more packaging products.

Southwest Bindings debuts new name

Southwest Bindings has changed its name to better reflect its product offerings. Now going by Southwest Business Products Inc., the 40-year-old company explains it completed “rigorous customer research” to determine if a name change was warranted and, if so, what name would resonate best with its target audience.

Pantone announces its colour of 2019

Pantone has announced Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral, an “animating and life-affirming” shade of orange with a golden undertone, as the Pantone Color of the Year 2019.

Burke announces its second acquisition of the month

In a continuing push to better serve customers throughout Alberta, the Burke Group has acquired Printcor, making it the Edmonton company’s second acquisition of the month, following its recent purchase of Topline Printing.
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Précigrafik installs RMGT 7 LED-UV press

Quebec printing company Précigrafik is seeing “significant increases” in its production capacity, thanks to the addition of its new RMGT 7 series LED-UV 5-colour offset press. » Read full article

‘Aging’ Cape Breton press to close

Saltwire Network is closing the printing press for the Cape Breton Post, citing the aging nature of the press – “that would have required costly upgrades in the near future,” the company says – as a major factor in the decision. As a result, printing of the Post will move to the company’s press in Halifax. » Read full article

DIA welcomes 2019 board of directors

The Digital Imaging Association announced its new Officers and Directors for 2019 during its annual holiday lunch last week, held at The Boulevard Club in Toronto. » Read full article
From November issue

The catalogue comeback

Reports say multi-channel shopping and buying is on the rise and today’s savvy retailers are understanding that customers who use more than one of their channels are the most valuable. As a recent Canada Post blog explains, “A catalogue is a tangible presence that’s available at the moment of truth — when a shopper is considering a purchase. A convenient, inspiring source of reference to enjoy during a peaceful moment in an otherwise busy life.” » Read more

Asia Print Expo 2019

Location: Bitec, Bangkok
Date: February 21-23, 2019
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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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