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  • Mactac launches pressure-sensitive paper and film labels for cannabis products 2020-07-10
    Mactac (Stow, Ohio) has entered into the fast-growing cannabis industry with the launch of its new pressure-sensitive paper and film labeling solutions for cannabis products. Mactac’s cannabis labeling solutions feature “superior form and function, including adhesion to small mandrel containers and vials,” the company said. “They’re also proven to withstand a range of environmental and […]
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  • PRINTING United Alliance opens annual Product of the Year Awards competition 2020-07-10
    The PRINTING United Alliance (Fairfax, Virginia), the largest and most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, has called for entries for its annual Product of the Year Awards competition. The competition includes more than 85 categories spanning the entire printing industry. Judging this year will take place via a new […]
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  • Koenig & Bauer releases new “performance benchmark” in industrial printing 2020-07-09
    With the Rapida 106 X, Koenig & Bauer (Würzburg, Germany) has unveiled a new high-performance, 8-colour sheetfed offset press for medium format (740 mm x 1,060 mm) that “meets every conceivable demand that today’s market makes of a press in terms of automation, digitization and workflow solutions, thereby making it the latest in a line […]
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  • Latest Koenig & Bauer Report 56 explores challenges facing printing industry 2020-07-09
    Koenig & Bauer’s latest report 56/consumer magazine has been released, and is a fascinating and informative 56-pages that highlight current news, innovations and trends in the printing industry – and how we’re coping with the current COVID-19 pandemic. It shines a spotlight on the latest innovations that will allow the printing industry to continue to […]
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  • Heidelberg to opt out of all live international tradeshows next year – including Drupa 2020-07-09
    “Due to unforeseeable effects of COVID-19,” Heidelberg, the world’s largest press manufacturer, said it intends to pull out of all live international tradeshows as an exhibitor – including Drupa – during 2021. Heidelberg did have a substantial presence in Hall 1 at the world’s  largest print industry tradeshow in Dusseldorf  in 2016, alongside partner companies […]
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  • Agfa releases new Attiro Cleaning Module to reduce prepress maintenance 2020-07-08
    Agfa has added a cleaning module to its Attiro clean-out unit for violet newspaper printing plates, that significantly reduces the maintenance frequency required for the unit. The Attiro Cleaning Module gives newspaper printing companies the freedom to clean their Attiro clean-out unit after 12,000 m² of printing plates. This reduces the workload for most users […]
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  • Blais promoted to VP of Graphic Systems and Technical Services at Fujifilm Canada 2020-07-08
    Fujifilm Canada (Mississauga, Ontario) has announced the promotion of print industry veteran Stephane Blais to the newly created position of Vice President, Graphic Systems and Technical Services Divisions. In this new role, Blais will drive greater efficiencies and teamwork across both divisions. As Fujifilm expands its Graphics Systems business in Canada – which offers solutions […]
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  • Digital Magazine July / August 2020 2020-07-08
    The post Digital Magazine July / August 2020 appeared first on Graphic Arts Magazine.
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  • Vycom launches Celtec DigiLite PVC signboard 2020-07-07
    Vycom (Scranton, Pennsylvania), a leading U.S. manufacturer of innovative plastic sheet products designed to replace wood, metal and other traditional materials in a variety of applications, has launched its Celtec DigiLite light-density PVC sheets that “offer economy while retaining the same print quality of Celtec premium signboard materials.” Previewed at the PRINTING United Tradeshow in […]
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  • APTech to hold free webinar on sales re-entry strategies 2020-07-07
    APTech (Reston, Virginia) has opened registration to its latest webinar, Sales Re-entry Strategy: Are You Ready? that will take place Tuesday, July 14, 2020, from 2 pm to 3 pm Eastern Standard Time. In this webinar, which is free to APTech current members and non-members, sales coaching specialist Leslie Groene will share ideas that salespeople […]
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  • Bellwyck Installs Two Canadian Firsts 2020-07-09
    Longest Heidelberg press in Canada Bellwyck has announce the completion of the company’s three-pronged strategic press-acquisition initiative, of which two are “firsts” in Canada. Bellwyck has installed the longest Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 press in Canada. This revolutionary new press provides nine-colour printing, including two coating units, each fitted with flexo-kits. This press offers endless […]
  • Heidelberg Pulls Out of Drupa 2021 2020-07-08
    The worlds largest printing trade show  Heidelberg has pulled out of all international expos next year including Drupa. Heidelberg had originally a large  presence in the brand new Hall 1 at the Messe Dusseldorf. On 8 July Heidelberg made the bombshell announcement that it would no longer be exhibiting. Participation in next year’s Drupa trade […]
  • Fespa Cancels 2020 and Moves 2021 2020-07-08
      Fespa has rescheduled  this year’s rescheduled Global Print Expo and relocated. Fespa has now effectively cancelled its 2020 event and combined it with the 2021 show. Which was initially  scheduled for Munich in May 2021, avoiding a clash with next year’s rescheduled Drupa.
  • Two Plant Closures By Transcontinental 2020-07-08
    Gatineau  newsprint plant Transcontinental  has announced the permanent closure of the printing plants Transcontinental de la Capitale (Québec City) and Transcontinental Qualimax (Gatineau), both located in Québec. Following the June  decision by CN2I to not publish during the week the Coopérative nationale de l’information indépendante . These plants were primarily printed the  CN2i’s daily newspapers, […]
  • Lover Paper Advertising Campaign 2020-07-08
      Two Sides North America  announced the launch of Love Paper, a new campaign designed to raise consumer awareness of the unique and inherently sustainable characteristics of print, paper and paper-based packaging. The centre piece of the campaign is a consumer-friendly website, lovepaperna.org, where the click of a mouse reveals surprising facts about how print […]
  • HP Indigo Cuts Staff In First Wave 2020-07-02
    Alon Bar-Shany considered the driving force behind Indigo Indigo has let 102  employees  go  and cut contracts with 30 freelancers. Earlier this month, the company’s longtime general manager Alon Bar-Shany resigned . The company’s new general manager is Haim Levitt who previously ran the company’s GTM division. This is believed to be the first wave […]
  • Xerox Hit By Ransomware Attack 2020-07-02
    2020 has not been a good year Maze ransomware has reported in their list of victims  Xerox added to the list. It appears that the encryption routine had completed on June 25. Xerox has yet to confirm or deny a cyberattack on its network but screenshots from the attacker show that computers on at least […]
  • Transcontinental Ranked In Top 10 Corporate Knights 2020-07-02
    Canada's largest printer Transcontinental  ranked as one of Canada’s 50 best corporate citizens, placed in 10th position in the  Corporate Knights’ 2020 Best 50 Ranking. According to Corporate Knights, TC Transcontinental ranks among the Top 10, overall because of its high clean revenue score, strong gender diversity at the board and executive levels, its solid […]
  • Vistaprint Poster Mix-up Disaster 2020-07-02
    Customer with the right poster  A customer who ordered Black Lives Matter posters also received All Lives Matter prints in their delivery, resulting in a social media backlash against the run printer. Vistaprint founder  and CEO ,Robert Keane has issued a personal apology pinned the blame on a job collation error. He said: "racism is intolerable.
  • Printing United Trade Show Cancelled 2020-06-25
    The last of the industries trade shows to be cancelled or rescheduled  PRINTING United ( old SGIA Show)  originally scheduled to take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on October 21-23, 2020, will now move to a online experience this fall due to constraints surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • A night at the BOCSIes is back! Enter your projects now! 2020-07-09
    Sign Media Canada, together with the Sign Association of Canada (SAC-ACE), will honour the outstanding work of signmakers across the country during a virtual night at the Best of Canada’s Sign Industry Awards (BOCSIes). The post A night at the BOCSIes is back! Enter your projects now! appeared first on Sign Media.
  • DPAA to hold third annual Video Everywhere Canada Summit on Zoom 2020-07-09
    Digital Place-based Advertising Association (DPAA) has announced its third annual Canada Summit will be held as a live Zoom event on Wednesday, July 15, at 11 a.m. EDT. The post DPAA to hold third annual Video Everywhere Canada Summit on Zoom appeared first on Sign Media.
  • FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 moves to Amsterdam in March 2021 2020-07-09
    The Federation of European Screen Printers Associations (FESPA) Global Print Expo will no longer take place in Madrid this October due to the continued public health risks and business disruption caused by COVID-19. The post FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 moves to Amsterdam in March 2021 appeared first on Sign Media.
  • LG introduces health protocol solutions to assist business re-openings 2020-07-08
    LG Business Solutions has introduced digital signage packages that allow businesses to dynamically communicate their policies, sanitization standards, and real-time updates to employees and customers. The post LG introduces health protocol solutions to assist business re-openings appeared first on Sign Media.
  • Pattison Outdoor announces strategic partnerships in Montreal 2020-07-08
    Pattison Outdoor Advertising recently announced a partnership with Quebec-based real estate developer Devimco Immobilier and French-language digital news editor La Presse. The post Pattison Outdoor announces strategic partnerships in Montreal appeared first on Sign Media.