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Opportunities for Printing and Packaging in the Booming Cannabis Market

Cannabis legalization is growing worldwide, as more countries change their regulations, and companies, growers and retailers around the world try to make their mark in this “green rush” era. Hemp, the source for CBD (which is the non psychoactive compound) has lots of proven benefits, and is being added to countless retail products – from food to cosmetics. Overall, the CBD market is expected to grow to $2.1 billion in consumer sales by 2020, and these products will require packaging.

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Xerox Acquires Digitex Canada and Grows Presence in the SMB Market

Xerox has acquired Digitex Canada, the largest independent services, software and technology provider in Western Canada.

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“We’re expanding our footprint in the fast-growing North America small and midsize business market (SMB) with our acquisition of Digitex Canada,” said Mike Feldman, president of Americas Operations, Xerox. “With Digitex Canada’s geographical presence, strong SMB customer base, and technology and services expertise, we are well placed to bring our growing portfolio of workplace technology solutions to new customers seeking a modern work experience.”

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Solucan Revolutionalizes Custom Beverage Can Printing

Following a few successful tests late last year, this February Solucan hosted an official press conference to demonstrate the impressive capabilities of their Tonejet Cyclone machine – enabling beverage cans production of infinite print customization options with flexible quantities – ranging from 48 to 165,000 beverage cans.

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Xeikon Launches REX – Remanufactured Xeikon Presses

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The investment for professional digital printing equipment can be significant for smaller companies wanting to step into this new market. The REX program, recently launched by Xeikon, will offer a range of remanufactured Xeikon presses providing an affordable option for printers and converters looking to expand their business with digital applications.

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Xerox Expands its Presence in US and UK Markets for SMB Solutions

Xerox announced the acquisition of Arena Group – a leading UK company that specializes in hard copy and electronic document management for SMBs. Arena Group grew from 10 employees to 160 employees across 6 UK offices, providing SMBs with hardware, software and expertise that enables organisations to cut costs, improve efficiencies and become greener.

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World’s First 3D-Printed Neighborhood is Being Built

All over the world, poor families are missing one of life’s most basic needs: a home. New Story is a nonprofit organization developing innovative solutions to end global homelessness. With the help of donations, they have already built over 2,700 homes in Haiti, El Salvador, Bolivia, and Mexico using traditional methods. Now, having partnered with Icon – a construction tech company based in Austin, TX, they are building the world’s first 3D printed community in rural Mexico.

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Innovative Eco-Friendly Packaging for the Food Industry

Around 200 million tons of foods are wasted globally each year, largely due to the short shelf-life of fresh food and misunderstanding of food date labels – which account for 20% of avoidable food disposal. Food packaging has a vital role in food quality preservation, extending food shelf-life and of course, grabbing shoppers attention and informing consumers of the package contents.

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Epson Launches Industrial Direct-to-Fabric Printer

Custom T-shirt design and printing is a booming business model, and a trend that will only grow in the next few years. In fact, whenever people think of starting a business, a T-shirt company is one of the first ideas that come up. With recent developments in e-commerce and worldwide shipping, it’s a rather viable business to setup, in a market expected to cross $10 Billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 6.3%. This global trend is on the rise, especially in Pacific Asia, which accounts for 30% of the global market.

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Canon Production Printing Partners with OneVision

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Canon Production Printing has partnered with OneVision, a market leader in prepress software solutions, to offer large format graphics customers in Europe improved operational efficiencies through end-to-end workflow automation. Achieve seamless integration between your large format printer and software.

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The Interactive Packaging Revolution

The packaging industry thrives on innovations, which help companies attract and engage consumers before they purchase the product. Creative, unique and “cool” packaging stand out on the shelves and peaks our interest when we hold the package in the store. In recent years we’ve seen unique packaging ideas, such as squeezable wine, origami labels, game board and puzzle packaging, lunch packages which unfold to a plate and confectionery packaging which turns into a mask.

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