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Sydney Stone launches Derprosa Bacterstop laminating film

Sydney Stone has announced the launch of Derprosa Bacterstop, an antibacterial laminating film, in Canada. Sydney Stone has distributed Derprosa Laminating Films since 2010 and offers sales and service nationwide, with branches in Toronto and Vancouver.

Mitchell Press acquires North West Bookbinding assets

Mitchell Press has acquired the assets of custom bindery North West Book Operating Company of Bellingham, Washington.

Ellis Packaging boosts net output with Koenig & Bauer-Iberica Optima 106 K die cutter

Ellis Packaging recently added its fourth high-speed Koenig & Bauer-Iberica Optima 106 K die cutter at its Pickering, Ont. facility. Since the installation, the company has seen its net output, which factors in press speed, make-ready times, and down time, improve by an impressive 25-30 per cent.

St. Jude Elementary School acquires GBC Ultima 65 EZload laminator

St. Jude Elementary School, part of the Riverside school board in Quebec, recently installed the GBC Ultima 65 EZload laminator. The features of the GBC Ultima 65 EZ met the school's desired wish list for a new laminator, including the one-touch control panel, pivoting table and autospeed feature.

Esko Kongsberg X Edge for display, signage and packaging converters

Esko has extended its Kongsberg digital cutting table range with the Kongsberg X Edge, a fully upgradeable table design offering a combination of productivity, flexibility and reliability.

B.C.’s Initial Print buys Duplo DocuCutter DPC-400 from PDS

The first Duplo DocuCutter DPC-400 flatbed cutter has been sold in Canada to Sheng Gan, Director of Initial Print in Vancouver, B.C., by PDS. This, according to PDS, will allow the B.C. print service provider to produce custom boxes, kiss-cut labels, magnets and more.

Komori completes acquisition of Germany-based MBO Group

Komori Corporation’s acquisition of MBO Group, a Germany-based company that specializes in the manufacture and sale of postpress equipment, is officially complete. MBO Group is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Komori under the new company name of MBO Postpress Solutions GmbH.

Konica Minolta releases MGI JETvarnish 3D One for digital embellishment

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) in February announced the official launch of the MGI JETvarnish 3D One, describing it as a “simple, compact and affordable” digital embellishment press that provides sensory print applications for printers of every size.

Roland DG debuts VersaUV LEC2-300 printer/cutter

Roland DG Corporation has announced the launch of the VersaUV LEC2-300 30-inch UV printer/cutter for on-demand production of custom labels and packaging prototypes as well as bespoke POS and signage.
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Minuteman Press Kitchener adds Duplo DC-618 slitter/cutter/creaser

Minuteman Press in Kitchener, Ont., has purchased Canada’s first Duplo DC-618 slitter/cutter/creaser through Print Digital Solutions (PDS). The addition of the DC-618 is expected to dramatically increase the accuracy and efficiency of its print finishing. » Read full article

Netpak adopts EFI’s Packaging Suite for folding carton production

Quebec manufacturer of printed folding cartons Netpak has advanced its integrated workflow for business and production management. Netpak says it is the first North American company to adopt the complete Packaging Suite for folding carton production by EFI. » Read full article

Easy Cut Studio v5 boasts increased cutter support

EasyCut has introduced Easy Cut Studio version 5, a compatibility update to the company’s sign-making solution with enhanced functions, support for more vinyl cutters, 64-bit compatibility and more. » Read full article

Heidelberg sells Hi-Tech Coatings to ICP Group

Innovative Chemical Products Group (ICP Group) has acquired Hi-Tech Coatings, a developer and manufacturer of high-performance coatings for the packaging and commercial printing industries, from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). » Read full article

Custom sticker producer StickerYou opts for SEAL 62 Pro S Laminator

When its old laminator would not run effectively, Toronto-based StickerYou acquired the SEAL 62 Pro S Laminator from GBC Canada since it came with heat assist leading to high quality output. » Read full article

Koenig & Bauer introduces CorruCUT sheetfed flexo press and die-cutter

Koenig & Bauer says it is addressing the growing global corrugated board market with the launch of CorruCUT, a new sheetfed flexo press designed to print on corrugated board. » Read full article

Hub Labels acquires ETI linerless adhesive coater

Hub Labels, based in Hagerstown, Md., has announced the recent acquisition of a new silicone and hot melt adhesive coater from Longueuil, Que.-based ETI Converting Equipment to support the linerless label market segment. » Read full article

New system for high-speed, web-fed colour inkjet finishing from Tecnau

Italy-based printing technology supplier Tecnau has introduced its new StreamFolder 5152 cut and stack line for high-speed, web-fed colour inkjet finishing. » Read full article

Herma partially opens new coating plant

Herma recently partially opened its new coating plant in Filderstadt, Germany for label adhesives, prompted by the implementation of better distancing measures between production teams and an increased degree of automation, reducing human interaction. » Read full article