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Magazine about direct mail  Canada Post has just released their latest issue of INCITE magazine. It is a magazine comprised of award winning direct mail campaigns from around the world. It features direct mail campaigns with editorial on the campaign background, pictures of printed material, results and why the project worked. The current issue of INCITE has a rub and sniff cover .When you rub the leaves of the flower you get a flower sent.   INCITE is part of Canada Post rebranding of direct mail under the Smartmail program. In-side-the- box conference, Partner program and the latest Postal Code Targeting are all part of Canada Post efforts to increase the value of direct mail. The spin off results for printers is that it creates more printing.

Lithrone GL 640 Toronto-Best Deal Graphics and Printing,  based in Scarborough, has recently purchased a new Komori Lithrone GL-640 with H-UV system from Komcam Inc.  The GL-640 press is equipped with the Print Density Control-SX, Print Quality Assessment system, and Close-Looped colour and registration control, which means colour densities are consistently maintained with virtually every sheet from start to finish.   The H-UV system allows for easier high-end colour applications and coatings on challenging stocks  ranging  from ultrathin stocks to thicker boards.Loaded with automation, including fully automatic plate changers, autowash systems, and Komori’s KHS-AI auto-learning system.
  Best Deal Graphics and Printing is a trade printer in the east end of Toronto.  This addition will compliment their current roster of 7 sheetfed presses on the floor. Benson Hong, president and co-owner of Best Deal said “This press will address the constant demand for quicker turn-arounds without sacrificing quality, as well as extend our reach into new unique markets and colour critical projects.”   
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On-line giant turns to print Airbnb, the worlds largest  internet accommodation site announced the release of Pineapple – a magazine  for homes of hosts and guests around the world. It is a case of on-line turning to print to help build it's brand. Initial copies will be distributed  beginning November of 2017. Airbnb plans to publish content quarterly, with opportunities for both online and printed editions. Airbnb is a  marketplace for  accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Airbnb operates in more than 34,000 cities and over 190 countries.  
  DM-Liner Digital Foiling Device Brandtjen & Kluge (Kluge) and Kurz TransferProducts, L.P. (Kurz) have announced a new strategic partnership in which the two companies will co-market the Kurz DIGITAL METAL® technology in the U.S. and Canada..Leveraging the benefits of the digital print workflow, the DIGITAL METAL® process allows digital transfer of foil onto paper and cardboard substrates.   At the heart of the process is the DM-LINER®, a digital foiling device that precisely completes the foil transfer, optimizes foil usage and manages inventory intelligently. The DIGITAL METAL® process is highly effective in producing decorative effects for labels, brochures, invitations, magazines, packaging, photo cards and calendars.    The partnership will combine Kurz leadership in the development and manufacturing of foil for the packaging and graphics industry and Kluge's extensive experience in both sales and technical support of foil stamping equipment. 
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