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January 26, 2019

Canada Post stamp rates to increase in 2019

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

Ricter closes doors after 43 years

After 43 years of service, Ricter Web Printing of Brantford, Ont., closed its operations last month. Established in 1975, Ricter Web Printing was founded as a local newspaper with in-house printing.

Aquaman display brings Atlantis to life at Yorkdale

An immersive installation promoting the superhero blockbuster Aquaman at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto was turned around in less than a week, led by Global Printing Enterprises using specialist graphics media from Drytac.

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 in graphic design, digital and offset printing and finishing.

swissQprint to unveil new roll-to-roll printer in FESPA

This May swissQprint will present a new dedicated roll-to-roll printer at FESPA in Munich. The UV roll-to-roll printer will be called Karibu, the company says, and will complement its existing flatbed range.
Reaching our youth

Reaching our youth

One of the top challenges facing the print industry is attracting and retaining the next generation of workers. Is your company employing the best practices and strategies for securing new talent? » Read full article

Alpha Poly installs Miraflex II 10 colour press

Last month flexible packaging manufacturer Alpha Poly Corporation celebrated the completed installation of a Windmoeller & Hoelscher Miraflex II 10 colour press. » Read full article

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 full article

Georgia-Pacific to close communication papers business

Georgia-Pacific says it will lay off nearly 700 people and shut down pulp production at its Louisiana mill as it exits the communication papers business, following an assessment of its long-term competitive position in a declining market. » Read full article

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. » Read full article

Asia Print Expo 2019

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

Location: Louisville, Ky.
Date: April 9-11, 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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