23 November 2022

MOUNT FOREST—

Pal Dhanju President (left )  with brother Robbie (right)
Pal Dhanju President (left ) with brother Robbie (right)
Pal Dhanju President of MPI Print ( Millennium Printing) died suddenly last Saturday. Pal was 51 years old and in good health and came down with a respiratory infection about a week ago. He started Millennium Printing, (now MPI Print ) with his brother in 1998. MPI Print is now the largest trade printer in Canada . The company has over 130 employees , a 120,000 sq ft plant in Mount Forest and  head office 40,000 sq. ft.  plant in Mississauga .

23 November 2022

DIJON, FRANCE—

Zuber Rieder mill manufactures of high end  paper grades
Zuber Rieder mill manufactures of high end paper grades
 Fedrigoni Group has agreed to buy Papeterie Zuber Rieder, which will give the mill a dominant presence in the worldwide market for premium papers for wine and spirits. Papeterie Zuber Rieder was founded in 1881 in France near the Switzerland border . It employs 130 staff and since the turn of the century has focused its offerings on specialty papers for labels, packaging and perfumed cards.

23 November 2022

VANCOUVER— 

 
Global packaging TricorBraun announced today that it has acquired Merlot Packaging, further expanding its presence in Canada. Merlot Packaging is a rigid packaging distributor specializing in high-quality closures, serving customers in the nutraceutical segment for nearly a decade."Our acquisition of Merlot Packaging continues our long history of strategic investment and growth in Canada,"

23 November 2022

MISSISSAUGA—

Agfa's web-to-print system
Agfa's web-to-print system
 Version 6.0 is a major update of the Apogee StoreFront and Asanti StoreFront web-to-print solutions. The four biggest changes in version 6.0 are: The new ‘Autumna 22’ theme gives storefronts a new, more contemporary look with additional options to customize font usage and the home page.To facilitate production planning, you can assign a customizable status to ordered products using ‘Order Item Flags’.

23 November 2022

DUSSELDORF, GERMANY—  

The worlds largest print show , once every four years .
The worlds largest print show , once every four years .2020 show did not happen because of Covid 19 
One and a half years before the start of the trade show, drupa has reached a milestone: over 100,000 square meters of net exhibition space have already been booked by around 900 exhibitors from 45 nations. From renowned global players to up-and-coming newcomers – the list of registered exhibitors is impressive and reads like the “‘Who’s Who” of the print and packaging industry along the entire  value chain.

23 November 2022

CHICAGO—

For the packaging industry
For the packaging industry
 Flint Group Packaging, releases its Webshop platform. The online store is designed with ease-of-use front of mind, with the company’s range of inks and coatings available to order 24/7 in just a few clicks. The purpose is to provide customers with more versatility, flexibility and performance in managing consumables procurement. The Webshop enables simple, fast ordering and reordering of inks and coatings.

23 November 2022

TORONTO—

 
Canadian Print Scholarships has announce that three of the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarships awarded to students in the Graphic Communications Management Program at Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson ) have been named for the following Ontario print industry leaders. Danika Poon awarded the Warren Wilkins Memorial Scholarship. Warren’s leadership skills were recognized by the industry at large and he served in a variety of association roles.

17 November 2022

CAMBRIDGE , ENGLAND—

Aquinox printheads on the ImagibeX platform
Aquinox printheads on the ImagibeX platform
 Xaar has officially launched its new printhead for aqueous fluids, which it believes will dramatically shake up a number of markets due to its jetting capabilities. Xaar Aquinox for printing aqueous fluids. The Aquinox is the  ImagineX platform, and its revolutionary aQ Power Technology provides a radically new approach. Speeds of over 100m/min can be achieved, and a high native resolution of 720dpi and firing frequency of up to 48kHz, enables high fluid laydown, with maximum productivity.

16 November 2022

CATALONIA, SPAIN—

Some of the over 4 million in counterfeit 500 Euro notes
Some of the over 4 million in counterfeit 500 Euro notes
 Spanish National Police have  dismantled what has been  described as “the most important and active laboratory in Europe dedicated to the production of high quality counterfeit €500 bills.Twelve individuals were arrested, 4.3 million euros in fake €500 bills were seized, and a print shop was dismantled where several printing presses, an insulation machine, a hot stamping machine, a paper guillotine and raw materials were found.

15 November 2022

CHICAGO— 

Trying to use the environment excuse to really save money
Trying to use the environment excuse to really save money
Globally, Two Sides has engaged over 2,110 organizations making misleading statements about paper. So far, over 970 of them have removed such statements from their communications and Two Sides continues to engage and inform the remaining organizations. Two Sides said its anti-greenwash campaign continues to be a priority for the organization, and it will continue to urge companies to reject the use of unsubstantiated and misleading environmental claims about going paperless in all of their communications.

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