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January 8, 2019

Canada Post stamp rates to increase in 2019

Canada Post says its postage rates will increase starting January 14. The postage rate for domestic lettermail items weighing 30 grams or less when purchased in a booklet, coil or pane will go up to $0.90 from the current rate of $0.85, while the price of a single domestic stamp will increase to $1.05 from the current rate of $1.00.

Ricter closes doors after 43 years

After 43 years of service, Ricter Web Printing of Brantford, Ont., closed its operations on December 21. Established in 1975, Ricter Web Printing was founded as a local newspaper with in-house printing. The facility employed a workforce of about 100.

Avant Imaging & Integrated Media takes over CORRE

Ontario-based Avant Imaging & Integrated Media Inc. kicked off 2019 with news of its reverse takeover of Canadian Oil Recovery and Remediation Enterprises Ltd., a Canadian oil services company.

Zund America appoints Dan Ryan CEO

Dan Ryan has been appointed to the position of CEO for Zünd’s Milwaukee-based North American operations.

Rayacom acquires Wilson Business Solutions

Rayacom, an Alberta-based full-service print, design and marketing solutions company, recently acquired Wilson Business Solutions of Hamilton, Ont., a commercial printing company that specializes graphic design, digital and offset printing and finishing.
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Video: Emerging Leader of the Year

In November, PrintAction and parent company Annex Business Media presented Chris Pereira, President of C17media, the Emerging Leader of the Year Award at the 13th annual Canadian Printing Awards. » Watch video

Summa offers 3.2-m flatbeds for textile printing

Cutting plotter manufacturer Summa is introducing two new sizes of its finishing flatbed systems – the F3232 and F3220 – leveraging the technology of the Summa F Series. » Read full article

manroland Goss acquires GWS

Web offset printing manufacturer and service provider manroland Goss web systems Group has completed the acquisition of GWS Printing Systems, a Dutch specialist of used web offset equipment. The two companies have closely cooperated in the past for used equipment, heatset press service and within the Market-X e-commerce platform. » Read full article

Roland DGA names Andrew Oransky CEO

Roland DGA has appointed Andrew Oransky the company’s new CEO. Oransky has served as president responsible for day-to-day operations at the California company since 2016. » Read full article
From December issue

Defining moments of 2018

From Marquis’ acquisition of Webcom to new Xerox leadership, Canada’s first vertical bank note to the close of Ipex, here’s a roundup of 30 significant print moments of 2018. » 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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