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Hemlock Harling acquires Datex Services

Hemlock Harling Distribution acquires Datex Services of Richmond, B.C. Founded in 1969, Datex has served the B.C. marketplace with a full suite of mailing services for over 50 years. Stormer Yttri, president at Datex, Perry Jongsma, VP-operations, and Adrian Bartel, data technician, will join the Hemlock Harling team.

Cober to install new Speedmaster XL 106 from Heidelberg

Cober, Kitchener, Ont., will be installing a new Speedmaster XL 106-8P from Heidelberg with the first plate-to-unit device in North America.

Strategic party withdraws proposal to acquire RRD

An unsolicited acquisition proposal from a strategic party to acquire all of the outstanding shares of RRD has been withdrawn. A special meeting of shareholders will be held on February 23, 2022, to vote on the Chatham Merger Agreement.

Registration now open for GCM Colloquium 2022

Registration is now open to attendees for Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Colloquium 2022, which will be held online from March 3 to 4, 2022. This year’s theme is Accessibility in Graphic Communications.
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The digital difference

The digital difference

Web-to-pack platforms offer companies custom branded packaging products. Web-to-pack, whether printed digitally or conventionally, followed by highly automated digital finishing is a perfect fit for operational flexibility and differentiation opportunities in the packaging world, says Simon Lewis of Highcon. » Read more

SinaLite adds custom embroidered headwear to product selection

Wholesale trade printer SinaLite recently added embroidery capabilities to their wide range of printing services. Custom embroidered hats and beanies are now available to order. » Read full article

DuPont increases prices of Cyrel Solutions products

DuPont Electronics & Industrial is implementing a seven per cent global price increase on Cyrel plates, effective March 1, 2022. » Read full article

Kodak wins a 2021 EDP Award

Kodak’s Ascend digital press won the 2021 European Digital Press Association (EDP) Award in the “Industrial Print & Finishing Solutions – Best Folding Carton Solution” category. » Read full article

Agfa scores hat-trick in EDP Awards

For the 11th consecutive time, Agfa got recognized by the European Digital Press Association (EDP). The Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED, InterioJet 3300, and the Alussa leather printing ink won awards this year. » Read full article
Flute: Print’s golden goose

Flute: Print’s golden goose

The original patent for corrugated straw paper was not for making a box, but for creating flutes without liners to protect delicate glassware inside a wood box. Today, corrugated materials are widespread with the addition of micro-flutes, specifically F- and N-flutes, which can be easily printed while offering rigidity and protection for everything from cosmetics to foodstuffs. » Read more

GCM Colloquium 2022

Location: Online
Date: March 3–4, 2022
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