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November 26, 2019

Transcontinental lays off 15 in PEI plant closure

TC Transcontinental intends to close its Transcontinental Prince Edward Island plant located in Borden-Carleton by the end of January 2020, as it works to optimize its printing services in Atlantic Canada.

Torstar to shutter StarMetro newspaper chain

Torstar Corp., one of Canada’s largest news chain, says it is shutting down its StarMetro newspapers in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax and Toronto on December 20, resulting in 73 job cuts.

Impression Paragraph moves to Energy Elite Eco

Impression Paragraph of Saint-Laurent, Que., is moving to the Energy Elite Eco Thermal Plate System from Agfa, saying the system fits “perfectly” with its green initiative.

MPIA holds 2019 Name in Print awards

Last month the Manitoba Print Industry Association held its 7th annual Name in Print Awards, which featured five award presentations recognizing companies for their contribution to the Manitoba print community.
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Carlsberg one step closer to world’s first ‘paper’ beer bottle

Carlsberg is a step closer to creating the world’s first ‘paper’ beer bottle made from sustainably-sourced wood fibres that is 100-percent bio-based and fully recyclable. » Read full article

Minuteman Press opens its newest Mississauga franchise

Thanh and Mike Mitrovic recently held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for their Minuteman Press franchise located at 36-1225 Queensway East in Mississauga, Ont. » Read full article

Duplo debuts DC-618 slitter/cutter/creaser

Duplo says its new DC-618 slitter/cutter/creaser can perform up to six slits, 30 cuts and 20 creases in a single pass for applications such as business cards, postcards, brochures and book covers with a full-bleed finish. » Read full article

ICYMI: Canadian Printing Awards gala photos

On November 7 in downtown Toronto, more than 230 people from across the country attended the 14th annual Canadian Printing Awards where 113 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were presented to printers and technology suppliers. » See our photo gallery!
From November

Killer packaging

Vancouver Island Brewing recently raised greater awareness for the population decline of British Columbia’s southern resident killer whales through limited-edition cans and packaging that mimic the unique eye and saddle patches of killer whales. » Read more

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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FESPA Global Print Expo 2020

Location: Madrid, Spain
Date: March 24-27, 2020
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drupa 2020

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Date: June 16-26, 202
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