PPC Spring Conference to address hiring issues and ways to win in a “decelerating world”

The Paperboard Packaging Council’s (PPC, Springfield, MA) 2019 Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference will take place April 3-5, 2019 on Coronado Island, California. With the beautiful San Diego coastline as a backdrop, CEOs and executives from North American paperboard packaging manufacturing companies will convene to network and learn about crucial issues such as hiring challenges … Read more →

APTech launches LeadingPRINT Forum April 23

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech, Reston, Viriginia) has launched its LeadingPRINT Forum – a new, executive-level education and networking event that will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The inaugural event will bring together some of the best and most experienced leaders in the … Read more →

Ryerson Job Fair set for March 21 – with March 8 deadline

Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Job Fair is an employer’s opportunity to connect with talented students seeking summer internships or full-time career positions. Last year, 70 companies conducted interviews. The popular annual event is free to attend, but registration is required. The Job Fair provides time for both structured interviews and open networking. Employers … Read more →

PDI becomes first in Canada to install three new Vutek printers from Electronics For Imaging

PDI Large Format Solutions, a subsidiary of Montreal-based PDI Group (Phipps, Dickson, Integria), has become the first business in Canada to install a new, next-generation, high-end flatbed/roll-fed EFI Vutek h3 superwide-format LED printer, a new EFI Vutek 3r+ roll-to-roll LED printer, and a new EFI Vutek FabriVU 340i soft-signage printer. These major technology upgrades from … Read more →

Major orders worth 50 million Euros for Manroland Goss

After the recent successful merger of the two major printing press manufacturers, Manroland Web Systems and Goss International, the newly formed company can now look back on an extremely successful 2018 financial report. With a combined turnover of 293 million Euros and an order intake of 327 million Euros, the company has further solidified its … Read more →

Freek appointed to Executive Director of the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund

Thirty-five-year printing industry veteran Ken Freek has been appointed to Executive Director of Outreach and Partner Relations for the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF). Freek worked at Webcom (Markham, Ontario) from 1981 to 1987 as Plant Manager, rejoined the company as Manager of Digital Printing from 1993 to 2001, and most recently was … Read more →

Colordyne Technologies appoints Urban to Product Manager of Production Class

Colordyne Technologies (Brookfield, Wisconsin) has announced the promotion of John Urban to Product Manager – Production Class. Urban will be responsible for product development as well as organic and strategic business growth of Colordyne’s new 3600 Series aqueous pigment inkjet technology. In his previous position, Urban played a key role in product and technology development … Read more →

Rollem releases Champion Semi-Slitter for back-slitting PSA stocks

Rollem USA (Anaheim, California) has released the Champion SS, ideal for kiss-cutting labels and pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA’s). Rollem has “the largest range of semi-slitter machines on the market today,” totaling five models with widths starting at 18”, 24”, 30”, and 36”, up to 42”. Key features include exceptional stability and control, high speeds and a … Read more →

Ricoh and Cisco form strategic partnership to empower and improve digital workplaces

Ricoh and Cisco Systems have announced a global strategic partnership aimed at providing cloud solutions to empower digital workplaces to deliver increased productivity in a more secure environment. The two companies will jointly develop solutions that deliver simpler and more secure environments in three layers – cloud, network and device – to promote digital transformation … Read more →

Matik appoints Albrecht to Sales Manager of Label Products

Matik (West Hartford, CT), a North American distributor of leading European print and packaging technologies, has announced the appointment of Kregg Albrecht as Sales Manager, Label Products. In this new role, he’ll represent Matik label products throughout Canada and the eastern half of the U.S. Albrecht has had a very accomplished business career in printing … Read more →

Jag Printing purchases Canada’s first Duplo DDC-810 Raised Spot UV Coater from Sydney Stone

Jag Printing (Edmonton, Alberta), specializing in state-of-the art offset, digital and wide-format printing, as well as promotional items, viewed the new coating system for the first time at Graph Expo last year, and purchased the technology through Canadian Duplo dealer and print-finishing leader, Sydney Stone (Mississauga and Vancouver). “The Duplo DDC810 is opening many doors … Read more →