21 January 2021

ISRAEL—

Alon Bar-Shany former head of HP's Indigo presses
Alon Bar-Shany former head of HP's Indigo presses
Alon Bar-Shany, former head of HP Indigo will become Chairman of Highcon's Board . He  joins Benny Landa, Bar-Shany’s former boss of Indigo and the present chairman of Landa Group, on the Highcon board. Bar-Shany, who was best known for being the driving force behind the Indigo Digital Presses exited HP Indigo in June 2020 over budget cuts. Bar-Shany takes over from Amichai Steimberg, who has been Chairman since mid-2020 and during

21 January 2021

TORONTO—

Don Gain died at the end of 2020
Don Gain died at the end of 2020
 The Board of Trustees at Canadian Print Scholarships is creating a Scholarship to honour Don Gain's industry leadership.  Canadian Print Scholarships is establishing a fundraising campaign to create a scholarship named for Don Gain . He was a passionate supporter of the printing industry in Canada, Don served in many volunteer positions including nearly 15 years of service to Canadian Print Scholarships. He became involved in 2002 as a Trustee and within 3 years accepted the role of Chair of the Board.

21 January 2021

MISSISSAUGA—

Morgana AutoCreaser Pro XL
Morgana AutoCreaser Pro XL
 Sydney Stone, Canada’s exclusive Morgana dealer has announce the North American release of the AutoCreaser Pro XL. Morgana’s new Adaptive Process Control (APC) monitors sheet feeding in a closed loop process.  The Feeder continuously checks the paper float zone and automatically makes adjustments on the fly.  Running at a maximum of 8,500 A4 sheets per hour, with no loss of accuracy. The new

21 January 2021

CHICAGO—

Fact sheet on common misconception paper-based packing
Fact sheet on common misconception paper-based packing
The Canadian Paper and Paper-based Packaging industry is among the most sustainable industries in the world, but there are still significant gaps between public perceptions and actual fact when it comes to related environmental topics such as forestry, greenhouse gas emissions and recycling. For example, a recent Two Sides survey found that Canadian

20 January 2021

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Original the Graphic Communication Computer Association
Original the Graphic Communication Computer Association
PRINTING United Alliance and Idealliance have announce they are planing to merge the organizations. The board of directors at each organization  have unanimously voted to merger. Last year, SGIA and PIA officially merged to become PRINTING United Alliance, the largest graphic arts association in North America. SGIA had bought NAPCO which publishes Printing Impressions and does events. The proposed merger of the two  industry organizations will be finalized on March 1,

20 January 2021

MONTREAL—

Boxer BX200
Boxer BX200
 Multi Bookbinding has announced their  newest investment the Boxer BX200.  The new on-demand custom carton equipment  advantages includes the ability to create cartons of the exact size needed, calculated for the weight or quantity required.No need for packing paper or other stuffing materials, a stronger box suitable for shipping via couriers and the option to pick the type of cardboard required: single-wall or double-wall.

14 January 2021

SWITZERLAND— 

Mouvent PL-701 inkjet press
Mouvent PL-701 inkjet press
Bobst has bought out its start-up partner in Mouvent, which makes inkjet presses for label and textiles printing, as it looks to develop the business. Bobst  has acquired Radex’s 49.9% stake in the partnership to take full ownership of the Mouvent business, which launched three years ago. Mouvent  uses Fujifilm Samba printheads,

14 January 2021

FORT MILL, SOUTH CAROLINA—

Originally owned by Mead, sold to Weyerhaeuser than bought by Domtar
Originally owned by Mead, sold to Weyerhaeuser than bought by Domtar
 Domtar  has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Personal Care business to American Industrial Partners for $920 million. Domtar has said it is reinforcing its focus on building an industry-leading Paper, Pulp and Packaging company.  Domtar has decided to enter the containerboard market. The Kingsport, Tennessee mill is being  converted to continerboard,  with the ability to produce  approximately 600,000 tons

13 January 2021

ATLANTA, GA—

Optima flexo press
Optima flexo press
MacDermid Graphics Solutions and SOMA announce a strategic partnership to enhance the flexographic industry's customer experience. The partnership includes the installation of SOMA equipment, including the Optima² printing press at MacDermid's global headquarters in Atlanta, GA.  Together, this partnership will transform MacDermid’s headquarters into a one-of-a-kind, global innovation center designed to help the flexo and packaging industries explore innovative.

13 January 2021

CHICAGO—

 
Paper Packaging – The Natural Choice provides 7 powerful reasons why paper-based packaging is the natural choice for brands, retailers and consumers, and offers a wide range of supporting facts from credible third-party sources. By fostering a better understanding of the industry’s environmental credentials,

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