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December 18, 2018

Rootree now produces fully compostable flexible packaging

Rootree, a Canadian provider of digitally printed flexible packaging, is expanding its operations with a second HP digital printing press as it strives toward greener packaging.

C.J. Graphics raises over $25K at annual holiday party

More than 2,100 guests attended C.J. Graphics’ 32nd annual holiday open house and fundraiser on December 7 at its 240,000-square-foot facility in Mississauga, Ont., helping to raise over $25,000 for C.J.’s Skatepark through the live and silent auctions.

Heidelberg opens new digital R&D innovation centre

Heidelberg’s new Innovation Center for the graphic arts industry is now “open for innovation” at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site in Germany. By opening the new Innovation Center, Heidelberg says it is looking to accelerate the digital transformation at print shops and its own company.

UPM Raflatac brings label liner recycling program to Canada

Global provider of pressure sensitive labeling solutions UPM Raflatac has expanded its RafCycle recycling solution to Canada and the United States, explaining that printers, converters and brands in the region can now give new life to their self-adhesive label waste that would otherwise be landfilled.
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Video: Printing Leader of the Year

Last month Juan Lau, Founder and CEO of ICON Digital Productions, received the Printing Leader of the Year Award at the 13th annual Canadian Printing Awards. » Watch video

Global paper, packaging and forest products outlook for 2019 ‘stable’: report

A new report on the global paper, packaging and forest products industry compiled by Moody’s Investor Service says the outlook for next year has been changed to stable from positive, based on lower-than-expected earnings. » Read full article

Squid Ink releases mineral oil-free inks

Squid Ink Manufacturing has introduced its line of mineral oil-free inks that are approved for use in Xaar 128 and 502 printheads, including Squid Ink’s CoPilot and AutoPilot family of printers. » Read full article
From December issue

Print and the holiday experience

“Humans build culture – and, by extension, brands – primarily through telling stories. That’s how we make sense of the world and of ourselves: Storytelling,” said Peter Grossman. As a physical form of communication, print helps to cultivate rich customer interactions that forge authentic, emotional relationships. Companies often take advantage of the festive season to experiment with their brand strategy. » 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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