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Netpak Packaging invests over $2 million in Montreal production plant

Netpak Packaging has invested over $2 million in automated technology and increasing its production capacity by over 30 per cent at its Montreal production plant’s finishing department.

OBITUARY: Donald Gain, former president and owner of Harmony Printing

With great sadness, the family of Donald Nelson Gain announced the news of his passing on Dec. 31, 2020, at the age of 71, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Cambridge Label installs Grafisk Maskinfabrik DC330MINI Label Converter

Cambridge Label, based in Cambridge, Ont., has installed a DC330MINI Label Converter from Grafisk Maskinfabrik A/S, on its own in just one day using the company’s visual installation guide.

SupremeX installs Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO

In 2020, Montreal-based SupremeX, a manufacturer of business envelopes, labels and packages, installed a new fully-automated UV-equipped 41”, seven-colour Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO.

PODCAST: Champions of Print Podcast Series – Chris Pereira, C17 Media

In the final episode of the podcast series, we spoke with Chris Pereira, president of C17 Media Inc., to discuss how the company displayed innovation by retooling some of its existing machinery in order to produce face shields and other PPE, some of which was donated to local hospitals.
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Gerry Lacombe

CPIA appoints Gerry Lacombe as association manager

The Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) has announced the appointment of Gerard (Gerry) Lacombe to the newly created position of association manager. » Read full article

Beneco Packaging/Soopak.com earns certifications for pharma, food packaging safety

Beneco Packaging/Soopak.com has announced a number of new certifications and initiatives that meet internationally recognized food safety requirements for its paperboard packaging clients. » Read full article

PODCAST: Champions of Print Podcast Series – Mike and Brian Meshkati, SinaLite

In the third episode of the series, we spoke with SinaLite’s Mike and Brian Meshkati to discuss how the company launched its Bounceback Resource Center with the aim to support print service providers during COVID-19, when many print shops have been struggling. » Listen now

Sun Chemical adds to online troubleshooting guide

Sun Chemical has further added to its online troubleshooting guide by adding potential solutions to common pressroom challenges in coldset and metal package printing processes. » Read full article

Printing United Alliance and Idealliance announce plans to merge

Printing United Alliance (PUA) and Idealliance have announced the intent to merge the two organizations. The board of directors at each organization have unanimously voted in favour of the move. » Read full article
Nicole Rycroft

Spotlight: Nicole Rycroft of Canopy

We spoke with Nicole Rycroft, founder and executive director of Canopy, about the organization’s goal to save the world’s ancient and endangered forests, and how its Pack4Good initiative advances that goal. » Read more

GCM Colloquium

Location: Online
Dates: March 11-12, 2021
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virtual drupa

Location: Online
Dates: April 20-23, 2021
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