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Hemlock Printers and PDI Group acquire PrismTech Graphics

Hemlock Printers and PDI Group, two leaders in the Canadian print industry, have formed a partnership to acquire Burnaby, B.C.-based PrismTech Graphics, a wide format and specialty printing company, effective September 1, 2020.

Federal government extends CERB by four weeks

On August 20, the Government of Canada announced changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program and new income support benefits. In order to prepare for this transition, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will be extended to a maximum of 28 weeks.

Naoki Sannomiya joins Canon Canada as senior VP & GM

Canon Canada Inc. has announced that Naoki Sannomiya has been appointed senior vice-president and general manager for the company’s Business Information Communications Group.

SinaLite launches Apparel Resource Center to help print partners

In an effort to help the print community profit more from selling custom printed apparel, SinaLite recently launched an Apparel Resource Center to help businesses and individual resellers get the most out of selling custom apparel.

Rootree opens second location and relocates to larger HQ

Rootree Inc., a Canadian company specializing in sustainable digital flexible packaging, has opened a second location in Montreal, Que., and has moved its company head office from Hamilton, Ont. to a larger space in Burlington, Ont.
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Seven Ryerson students receive PUA Student Scholarship Awards

The Printing United Alliance has announced the recipients of the 2020 Student Scholarship Award program, which grants a total of $50,000 in educational assistance to students studying graphic communications in the 2020-2021 academic year. Among the winners are seven students from Ryerson University. » Read full article

Focus Pre-Press Systems to distribute Fujifilm Canada in Western Canada

Fujifilm Canada Inc. has signed a strategic agreement with Focus Pre-Press Systems Ltd. Under the terms of the agreement, Focus Pre-Press Systems will act as a distributor of Fujifilm, covering sales in Western Canada. » Read full article

Terry Mills to retire from Komori in September

Komori has announced that Terry Mills, district sales manager for the Southern region, will be retiring, effective Sept. 30, 2020. He has been with the company for 16 years. » Read full article

Inx International announces North American price increase

Inx International Ink has announced it will increase the prices of all solvent inks and coatings for its North American customers, effective Sept. 1, 2020. » Read full article

Former execs from AnaJet, Ricoh launch DTG Connection

DTG Connection, based out of Fountain Valley, Ca., is a new company started by former executives from AnaJet and Ricoh DTG, including former CEO Karl Tipre, former vice president of North American sales Adam Tipre, and former marketing director Paul Crocker. » Read full article
Accurate prototypes

Accurate prototypes

In packaging prepress departments, it is now possible to create prototypes that look and feel exactly like the final product. » Read more