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Quebec associations to hold new industry expo in spring 2022

The Quebec Association of Sign Makers (AQIE) and the Alliance Québécoise de l’Industrie de l’Imprimé et fabricants d’Emballage (AQIFE), Quebec’s visual graphics communication associations, are holding the inaugural “Visual Graphics Industry Grand Rendezvous” for Quebec sign makers, printers and packaging manufacturers on April 20-21, 2022.

Highcon and Tilia Labs partner to improve productivity for converters

Highcon Systems and Tilia Labs announce a partnership that will build the software capabilities of Tilia Phoenix into every Highcon system going forward.

Technorol acquires Grimco Canada’s offset division

Quebec-based Technorol, a distributor of chemicals and consumables for the graphic arts industry, acquires the offset division of Grimco Canada, formerly Cobalt Graphic and Ernest Green.

Packaging Personified to install new Koenig & Bauer Evo XG Mod 140 flexographic press

Growth has prompted Packaging Personified to add a new flexographic press. This spring, a new Koenig & Bauer Evo XG Mod 140 press will arrive at its sprawling Carol Stream, Ill., facility.
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Iron Index Survey

Analyzing technology and process trends in Canadian printing

For more than two decades, PrintAction has surveyed commercial printing companies across the country to track their production-technology investment and trends, including tracking the offset, toner and inkjet press specifications of participants, as well as front-end technologies, MIS and certifications.

We encourage you to take 15 minutes to fill out this quick survey. The information you provide will be used to produce an analysis of the Canadian printing market in our May/June issue.

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Sustainable packaging

A sustainable view of packaging in 2022 and beyond

There are many aspects of what we used to think of as normal life that have been irreversibly changed by two factors: the pandemic and the climate crisis. The packaging industry is not immune to these changing dynamics. That being said, the industry is also shifting the way we think about packaging. » Read full article

Fedrigoni acquires a majority stake in Tageos

The Fedrigoni Group invests in a majority share of Tageos, a leading player in the design and manufacturing of RFID inlays and tags. » Read full article

Fujifilm invests $28M to add a new facility for inkjet pigment dispersions

Fujifilm will invest $28 million to add a new facility in New Castle, Del., for the production of aqueous inkjet dispersions. The investment will double Fujifilm’s production capacity of pigment dispersions. » Read full article

Nazdar appoints Joshua Tokar as inkjet field specialist

Nazdar Ink Technologies appoints Joshua Tokar to the role of inkjet field specialist. Tokar has extensive experience in inkjet print, photography and the fine arts. » Read full article

Recap: Women in Manufacturing Canada 2022

Nearly 300 people registered for the Advance: Women in Manufacturing 2022 virtual event to hear from leaders in the manufacturing sector about actions stakeholders can take to create more diverse and inclusive workspaces for women. » Read full article
Fred Tanzer

Meet the younger Tanzer brother

Siegfried “Fred” Tanzer, the younger brother of Eric Tanzer, played a pioneering role in the Canadian printing scene. He was often the first to import machines never before heard of in the West. He also developed new markets. Our Chronicle columnist, Nick Howard, highlights important events in Fred’s life, and its impact on the Canadian printing industry. » Read more

Inkjet Summit

Location: Austin, Texas
Date: April 11–13, 2022
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Visual Graphics Industry Grand Rendezvous

Location: Montreal, Que.
Date: April 20–21, 2022
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