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In memory of Terry Hamilton: Donate to Canadian Print Scholarships

On the death anniversary of Terry Hamilton, his family has requested that donations in memory of him be made to Canadian Print Scholarships. Hamilton was a highly respected member of the Canadian print community.

Mitchell Digital installs Kodak Nexfinity sheetfed press

Mitchell Digital installs Western Canada’s first Kodak Nexfinity colour sheetfed press featuring Kodak’s dry toner imaging system.

Pacific Bindery appoints Claus Larsen as manager

Pacific Bindery names Claus Larsen as manager. Larsen will be responsible for day-to-day partner communication, estimating, scheduling, project consultation and client meetings.

Sepire installs second Ricoh Pro VC70000 to meet customer demand

Marketing services and communications distribution company Sepire installs a second Ricoh Pro VC70000 continuous-feed inkjet platform just two years after it began operations.
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MIMAKI Launches the JV100-160 and

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Canopy commends printers for their commitment to sustainable practices

Instead of the Annual Blueline Ranking Canopy is offering an amended update on the 2019 top-performing printers in North America this year. It commends the leadership companies have demonstrated during these difficult months to sustainable practices. » Read full article

Martin Habekost named chair of Ryerson’s GCM school

PrintAction’s editorial advisor Dr. Martin Habekost has been appointed chair of Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management, effective July 1, 2021. Please join us in congratulating him and thanking the outgoing chair, Jason Lisi. » Read full article

Mediatech and Brad Noel join forces

After serving the Montreal area with product printing media and equipment, including 3M, HP and Orafol brands for 25 years, Mediatech is expanding into Ontario. The Ontario team will be led by Brad Noel. » Read full article

Printed mail industry leaders launch the Sustainable Mail Group

The Sustainable Mail Group has launched officially with a new website and a LinkedIn Group. It is inviting interested parties from the sector to join them in fostering a better understanding of the environmental impact of their industry with the goal of adopting best practices. » Read full article

Simpson Print installs SwissQprint’s Nyala flatbed printer

Simpson Print of Bloomingdale, Canada, has installed a third SwissQprint Nyala flatbed printer, as it is getting ready to meet the increased demand for signage as well as new requirements of retail customers. » Read full article

Kodak acquires service and parts assets of Southern Lithoplate

Kodak has acquired the service and parts assets of Southern Lithoplate, Inc., complementing the strategic alliance formed with SLP in December 2020. » Read full article
Dealing with price increases

Dealing with price increases

Lately, the industry is facing paper and substrate price increases. The potential for quarterly adjustments is estimated to be in the range of four to 10 per cent. While there are several reasons for price hikes, how can printers insulate themselves? In the latest Insider column, Bob Dale and Frank Kerr offer suggestions for fairly dealing with price hikes. » Read more

PrintForward Golf Tournament

Location: Surrey, B.C.
Dates: August 16, 2021
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2021 Continuous Improvement Conference

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Dates: August 22 – 24, 2021
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