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November 20, 2019

Annual gala celebrates print excellence and achievement

On November 7, more than 230 people from across the country attended the 14th annual Canadian Printing Awards, hosted by PrintAction and its parent company Annex Business Media. See the complete list of winners and finalists here.

Scenes from this year’s sold-out evening

This year 113 Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were presented across five program sections at the Canadian Printing Awards: Industry Achievement, Print Design, Printing, Technology and Environmental categories. Check out all the highlights from the awards gala.

Six consumer-engagement trends driving the wide-format business

Whether it’s an event poster, indoor or outdoor signage, vehicle wrap, storefront decal, tradeshow graphic, wall mural or architectural drawing – to name a few – we can find wide-format printing all around us.

Take print marketing to the next level with VDP

Innovations in digital printing have made it easier than ever to personalize your marketing and reach your target audience more effectively. Here’s how variable data printing can help you get there.


The imagePRESS C10000VP Series can provide the edge you need to exceed your customers’ expectations. It provides offset-like quality with 2400 x 2400 dpi output quality, tight registration, and stable colour on long runs at 100 letter impressions per minute. With dual fixing technology, it can maintain high throughput, even with mixed media and on long runs. The engine is designed for demanding production environments with monthly duty cycles of up to 1.5 million prints. » Learn more
Secrets of success

Secrets of success

It’s undeniable that the print industry is in a state of constant transformation, so how can today’s printing companies best navigate these turbulent times? We ask print executives from across Canada about their business practices and how they stay successful. » Read full article

The power of the printed book

In a world where thousands of audible book versions can be instantly downloaded to an electronic reader, recent figures show that physical book sales are climbing. » Read full article

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. » Read full article

Building company culture

Are you doing what you can to build your company culture? “By setting the mission of an organization and empowering employees to achieve that mission, leadership builds the foundation of company culture — and plays an important role in changing it when it needs to be changed,” writes Sarah Greesonbach, CultureIQ writer. » Read full article

DIA Meeting, Maximizing the colour gamut

Location: Spicers, 200 Galcat Dr., Vaughan, Ont.
Date: November 20, 2019
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DIA Christmas Luncheon & Annual General Meeting

Location: Toronto, Ont.
Date: December 4, 2019
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Digital Textile Printing Conference 2019

Location: Durham, N.C.
Date: December 11-12, 2019
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