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Entries now open for 2022 Canadian Printing Awards

PrintAction launches the 16th annual Canadian Printing Awards featuring 47 categories, which celebrate some of the world’s best printing projects. Submissions must be received by August 31, with early bird entry pricing available until July 31.

Konica Minolta announces new inline saddle-stitch booklet maker

Konica Minolta extends its partnership with the Plockmatic Group to launch the SD-435/450 booklet maker. Plockmatic Group’s inline platform introduces architecture that enables new features in the low-to-mid volume market segments across Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress mono and colour production machines.

APTech makes strategic investment in WhatTheyThink

The Association for Print Technologies (APTech) acquires one of the printing industry’s leading independent media organizations, WhatTheyThink.

Ricoh launches marketing services for mid-market businesses

Ricoh USA unveils a suite of marketing services and technologies for medium-sized companies. Commercial printers can also benefit from this new offering by expanding marketing services to their end customers.

Kodak announces fastest inkjet on the market

Kodak unveils the Kodak Prosper 7000 Turbo Press. It offers printing speeds of up to 410 mpm and enables commercial, publishing and newspaper printers to compete more effectively with offset and to shift more long run jobs from conventional printing processes to inkjet. » Read full article

Automation companies form free online resource to help printers get the best out of web-to-print

Formed by Infigo, Significans Automation and Tillia Labs, Web Connect+ will host regular online events where printers can ask questions about adopting a web-to-print strategy. » Read full article

Agfa to increase price of its aluminum offset printing plates

Agfa will increase its offset plate prices worldwide, effective July 1, 2022, to compensate for increases in the costs of raw materials, logistics, energy, packaging material and labour. » Read full article

Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems announces new Americas GM

Digital finishing solutions manufacturer Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems appoints Matt Thackray as vice-president/general manager of its operations in the Americas. » Read full article

Sun Chemical to increase prices on inks, coatings, consumables, and adhesives in North America

Sun Chemical will increase prices across its entire portfolio of packaging, commercial sheetfed and screen inks, coatings, consumables, and adhesives in North America, effective immediately or as contracts allow. » Read full article

Mimaki launches new online store

Mimaki USA launches a new online store for US and Canadian markets. The store marks the first time in Mimaki history that products are available for sale, direct to customers. » Read full article

Printful records more than $289M in revenue for 2021

In 2021, Printful’s revenue reached more than $289 million, an increase of 39 per cent compared to its revenue of $208 million in 2020. » Read full article
Paper supply: Crisis or opportunity?

Paper supply: Crisis or opportunity?

Much has been written about the paper supply chain issues and shortages, but are there aspects of the situation that can be turned into an advantage? Our Insider columnists, Bob Dale and Gordon Griffiths, explore the situation, and identify some opportunities for commercial printers. » Read more

FuturePrint Leaders Summit

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: June 29 – 30, 2022
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Wide-format Summit

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Date: July 25 – 27, 2022
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