American Forest & Paper Association releases June 2017 Printing-Writing Paper Report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AFPA) has released its June 2017 Printing-Writing Paper Report. According to the report, total printing and writing paper shipments decreased 5% in June compared to June of 2016. All four printing-writing grades posted year-over-year shipment declines in June. However, total printing and writing paper inventory levels increased by 1% … Read more →

The remarkable technology behind the PIA’s 2017 InterTech Technology Award recipients

The Printing Industries of America has released descriptions of the 14 recipients of its 2017 InterTech Technology Award. An independent panel of judges deliberated over technology nominations that showcased the dynamic and innovative nature of our industry. The judges singled out the following technologies as meeting the award criteria of being truly innovative, and expected … Read more →

Supremex acquires Stuart Packaging for $17.5 million

Supremex (LaSalle, Quebec), a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of stock and custom envelopes, and growing provider of packaging and specialty products, has acquired Stuart Packaging (Montreal), a leading eco-friendly provider of premium quality folding carton packaging for the consumer market. This acquisition brings the Supremex share of total revenues from packaging and specialty … Read more →

Drytac SpotOn Floor 200 printable film now available in Canada and the U.S.

Drytac, an international manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the print, label and industrial markets, has announced that its SpotOn Floor 200, a new film for floor advertising graphics, is now available across North America. The latest introduction to Drytac’s product line is an 8mm (200µ) embossed printable white matte monomeric PVC film for short-term, indoor … Read more →

Pollard Banknote declares interest in acquiring Innova Gaming

Pollard Banknote Limited (Winnipeg, Manitoba), a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, has presented a “friendly takeover” proposal to the Innova Gaming Group (Los Angeles, California) to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Innova at a price per share of $2.10, payable in cash. The proposed purchase price … Read more →

Manroland web systems’ renewed eCommerce online shop to expand into a Market-X trading platform

The manroland web Store currently supplies well over a thousand web-offset customers with spare and wear parts, as well as authorized consumables. Completely redesigned and relaunched in July of 2016, the well-established online shop follows the model of the most modern shops in the B2C sector. With more and more customers utilizing the site event month, … Read more →

Toray Plastics launches two ultra-high-barrier PET films

Rhode-Island-based Toray Plastics (America), via its advancements in barrier technology, has launched “creative materials solutions” that deliver exceptional barrier performance – especially for longer shelf life and e-commerce applications – while also lowering the total cost of ownership of flexible packaging. The company’s new Lumirror MK61HB and PA1HB barrier-coated polyester films are “robust new alternatives” … Read more →

Flash Reproductions installs Canada’s first Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 Inkjet Press

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada), headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has announced the first Canadian installation of the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 Inkjet Press at Flash Reproductions in Toronto. “This ground-breaking technology offers unprecedented flexibility to meet the most demanding needs of creative agencies and graphic designers,” said the OEM. “The innovative B2+ inkjet press technology … Read more →

Komori Impremia IS29 earns PIA 2017 InterTech Technology Award

Komori America Corporation has announced that its Impremia IS29, a 29-inch inkjet sheetfed UV printing system, has received the Printing Industries of America (PIA) 2017 InterTech Technology Award. The Impremia IS29 Press delivers on Komori’s three core competencies – product reliability, high quality and substrate freedom. This year is the fourth time Komori has been … Read more →

FedEx Office stores closing in Canada starting next month

As reported by various Canadian consumer media outlets earlier this week, the move will result in the loss of 214 jobs, but will not affect FedEx’s shipping business in Canada. Eighteen of the FedEx Office stores are in Ontario, five in B.C. and one in Nova Scotia – including a manufacturing plant in Markham, Ontario … Read more →