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Mitchell Press launches Pacific Bindery trade bindery service

Following Pacific Bindery Services Ltd. (PBS) ceasing its operations in September 2020, Burnaby, BC-based Mitchell Press acquired key equipment, experienced personnel, capabilities and trademark rights. Now, Mitchell is launching a new trade finishing division, called “Pacific Bindery, a division of Mitchell.”

Ryerson GCM students win PPA Student Design Challenge

Two Ryerson Graphic Communication Management students earned the top spot in the PPA’s Student Design Challenge. This marks the first time a Canadian project has won the challenge.

Beneco Custom Packaging installs Heidelberg Promatrix 106 CSB

SooPak.com, a fast-run offset packaging specialist, and its sister company Beneco Custom Packaging, have installed a new Heidelberg Promatrix 106 CSB die-cutter with blanking at its Toronto, Ont. facility, with the goal to boost its post-press output and capacity.

Canon Canada launches scholarship for environmental studies students

Canon Canada Inc. is launching the Canon Canada Environmental Studies Scholarship, which will be presented annually for the next five years to students at York University and the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Berlin Packaging expands in Canada with Consolidated Bottle acquisition

Berlin Packaging, the world’s largest hybrid packaging supplier, has significantly expanded its Canadian footprint with the acquisition of Consolidated Bottle Corporation, a Canadian packaging supplier.
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Integrated Packaging Films

Ontario invests in Integrated Packaging Films for face shield production

The Ontario government is investing $350,000 in Integrated Packaging Films to help meet the increased demand for personal protective equipment. The funding, which comes from the Ontario Together Fund, will be used to create new jobs and increase the production of PET film by 49 per cent, contributing to the production of nearly four million more face shields per month. » Read full article

Capital Colour invests in Tharstern MIS

Capital Colour, an Edmonton, Alta.-based print shop, has invested in a new MIS system from Tharstern to help the company grow profits and be more competitive by forming a deeper understanding of the costs associated with each job they produce. » Read full article

TPH launches holiday campaign to benefit SickKids hospital

The Printing House Ltd. recently launched its Give Love, Give Back Campaign, which donates 10 per cent of every holiday purchase made at its 70 company-owned stores Canada-wide to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). » Read full article

Kilian Renschler tapped to lead Koenig & Bauer US/CA

Koenig & Bauer (US/CA) has announced that Kilian Renschler, its current executive vice president of sales, has been named its new CEO and president. After 11 years leading Koenig & Bauer (US/CA), Mark Hischar is set to officially retire, effective Dec. 31, 2020. » Read full article

Multipanel UK teams with network of Canadian distributors

Multipanel UK has announced it is partnering with a network of Canadian distributors to carry its Alupanel and Steel composite panels. » Read full article
Competitive bidding

Competitive bidding: Some pitfalls to avoid

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in less work in some segments, and some printers are getting desperate to get whatever work is available. Desperation pricing will not help. If you are operating a lean organization, selling below cost and not costing the work properly will speed up your demise. » Read more

FESPA Global Print Expo 2021

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dates: March 9-12, 2021
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drupa 2021

Location: Dusseldorf, Germany
Dates: April 20-30, 2021
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