Graphics Canada 2013 Exhibitor Preview: A-F

PrintAction Staff
November 11, 2013
By PrintAction Staff


The Graphics Canada trade show, held November 21-24 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, marks a 50 year milestone this year. According to show organizers, pre-show tickets are already 20 percent above those sold in the same period in 2011.

The show also includes several hosted events such as the Graphics Canada Seminar Series, The Print Executive Forum, and the Cross Media Conference. For a full schedule of those events, please visit the Graphics Canada site.

PrintAction contacted all the exhibitors slated to be at the show about what they will be both bringing and featuring this year. The following companies replied with their plans. If you are exhibiting at this year's show and wish to be included in this listing, please contact Jon Robinson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for details.

EXHIBITORS (Alphabetically listed)

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4over

4over, headquartered in California and with an operation in Mississauga, describes itself a trade printer focused on high-quality print, fast turnarounds, and strong service.


New on booth: Full-colour roll labels, bumper stickers and packaging samples
Also on booth: Sample books, miscellaneous sample packs, large-format sample packs, brochures and flyers
Booth activities: Hockey jersey giveaways


Access Imaging

Access Imaging of Toronto has specialized in the distribution of large-format printing technologies since 1993.


New on booth: GMG Production Suite; Colex Sharpcut flatbed cutter; Flexa finishing products from Italy; and Afinia label printer
Also on booth: HP Scitex FB500 UV printer; HP Designjet L26500 latex printer; Summa roll cutter, Flexa Extrim cutter; and Flexa Evolution grommet machine
Booth activities: GMG Production Suite workflow demonstrations and access to the "Media Doctor" to ease large-format printing pain


Amazing Print Tech

Amazing Print describes itself as a Web-to-print software expert specializing in retail, B2C and B2B Websites for printing.

Product preview on booth: eCardBuilder version 4.7 online interface (accessing over 20,000 design templates); white label QR code builder; and Printing Kiosk 2.0
Also on booth: Mobile App for printers
Third-party presence: Three regional distributors
Booth activities: Slava Apal, CEO of Amazing Print, presents three seminars, including: Maximizing Revenue with Web-to-Print, parts I and II, and Ten New Revenue Channels for Printers Online


Announcement Converters

Announcement Converters of Florida provides envelops, paper, cardstock, cards and folders in what the company describes as one of North America's largest ranges of colours, textures and weight.

New on booth: Glitter cardstock, Elegent Glitter cardstock, Crane's Lettra, Crane's Crest, Reich Savoy, Reich Shine, Reich Oden and Wild
Also on booth: Colorplan, Brown Bag Kraft, Stardream, Curious Metalics, Basis, Classic Crest, Classic Linen and Plike
Booth activities: Free full sets of the company's eight paper swatch books


ATS-Tanner Banding Systems

ATS-Tanner Banding Systems, headquartered in Switzerland with an operation in Oakville, describes itself as a world leader in banding solutions from simple bundling tasks to fully automated packaging.

New on booth: Banding Machine US 2000 AD (30-, 50- and 60-mm formats) and Banding Machine MS 420 S (30 mm)
Booth activities: Testing samples of customer products


Avanti Computer Systems

Avanti Computer Systems of Toronto develops and supports Management Information System software specifically engineerred for the printing industry

New on booth: Avanti Slingshot, a next-generation Print MIS focused on business intelligence (CRM, dashboards and reporting), production planning (estimating, planned purchasing, sales orders, inventory management and scheduling), fulfillment, shipping and billing
Booth activities: Demonstrations of Avanti Slingshot


Bard Business Solutions

Bard Business Solutions of Toronto has provided management software for the printing and publishing industries since 1995.

New on booth: Graphics Manager version 9.2, Enterprise Manager v5.6, Digital Print Manager v3.6, Graphics Express v4.7, Magazine Manager v6.5, and Publishing Manager v1.5
Also on booth: FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Go 12


Cambridge Label

Cambridge Label describes itself as a high-quality pressure sensitive label and shrink sleeve supplier to the trade.

New on booth: Short-run labels, hot- and cold-foil labels, embossed labels, VDP labels and shrink sleeves
Also on booth: Short-run wine labels, food labels, cosmetic labels, window decals, embossed labels, and double-sided window decals
Booth activities: Presenting a new selling tool for clients to self-brand Cambridge's material and sell directly to customers


Canon Canada

Canon Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, describes itself as a highly respected market leader in business and consumer imaging equipment and information systems.

New on booth: Océ VarioPrint 120 DP; Océ PRISMAprepare v6.1; Océ PRISMAaccess v5.3; Océ Arizona 660 XT; Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6450 with SU-21 spectrophotometer; and Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9400S
Also on booth: imagePRESS C7010VP; imageRUNNER ADVANCE C9065S PRO; imagePROGRAF iPF825MFP; Océ Arizona 660XT; Océ ProCut G3 L-2500; imagePROGRAF colour calibration console; and Océ ColorWave 650
Highlights not on booth: Océ VarioPrint DP Series (110/135), Océ PlotWave 340/360, Océ Arizona 600 Series, and Océ ColorWave 900
Third-party presence: Colourmanagement.ca
Booth activities: Door prize for a Canon camera; photo booth with printed comic books and posters; and an iPad Mini giveaway with the purchase of qualifying imagePROGRAF system


Cascades

Cascades, based in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, describes itself as a leader in the manufacturing of high-quality, ecological fine papers in Canada.

New on booth: Cascades Enviro Jet, North America’s first inkjet paper of 100 percent postconsumer fibre, and Rolland Enviro100 Digital papers
Also on booth: Rolland Enviro 100 Print and Satin, Rolland Opaque, Rolland Hitech, and Cascades Enviro Kraft


DFS Alltrade

DFS Alltrade provides products like forms, cheques, labels, stationery, and full-colour printing, while also offering third parties to become an Authorized DFS dealer.

Booth activities: iPad giveaway promotion and various gifts for new registrations


Die Supply Guys

Die Supply Guys of Mississauga provides steel rule die-making and die-cutting machinery and supplies, specializing in creasing matrix and CNC cutting machines.

New on booth: Flexcut 222 CNC cutting machine
Also on booth: Die-making tools and components, Bobst die-making components, die-cutting jackets and creasing matrix
Highlights not on booth: CNC automatic bending machines for steel rule die-making; Co2 lasers to produce steel rule dies; die-making benders and notching equipment; and Autoplaten die-cutting jackets
Third-party presence: Bohler Uddeholm, Pace Punches and Bobst
Booth activities: Demonstrations of the Flashcut 222 automatic knife cutting table and on the use of creasing matrix


Dolphies Promo Group

Dolphies Promo Group, based out of Miami with an operation in Toronto, is a wholesale vendor of pop-up booths, modular stands, tension fabric displays, tubing systems, banner stands, and indoor and outdoor signage.

New on booth: PRO tension and tabletop tension fabric tubing systems; LED lights for tubing systems; PRO retractable banner stands with LCD/iPode option; PRO tension pop-up booths; desktop brochure holders; modular trade show booths; and modular banner stands with LCD
Highlights not on booth: LED lights for outdoor signs; outdoor double-sided banner stand; LCD mounts for pop up backdrops; extra tall (96-inch) retractable stands; and extra wide (82-inch) retractable stands


Epson Canada

Epson Canada, based in Markham, describes itself as a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet components and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other micro-devices.

Product preview: SureColor F2000 direct-to-garment printer, scheduled for a November release
New on booth: SureColor F series dye-sublimation printer; SureColor T series for architectural, engineering and corporate graphics; SureColor S series for signage, vehicle graphics and packaging; Epson Stylus Pro series for proofing and packaging; and the SureLab D3000 photographic dry lab
Third-party presence: Vistek


Epson Canada

Epson Canada, based in Markham, describes itself as a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet components and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other micro-devices.

Product preview: SureColor F2000 direct-to-garment printer, scheduled for a November release
New on booth: SureColor F series dye-sublimation printer; SureColor T series for architectural, engineering and corporate graphics; SureColor S series for signage, vehicle graphics and packaging; Epson Stylus Pro series for proofing and packaging; and the SureLab D3000 photographic dry lab
Third-party presence: Vistek


Ernest Green

Ernest Green is a national distributor of graphic arts equipment and supplies, with eight locations coast to coast.

On booth: OKI PRO 930 ( Fiery) printer; OKI PRO 900 DP 120V envelope printer; MItsubishi TDP-459 Chemistry-free Thermal CTP; Agfa C95 Cleanout Unit; MCT Cutting Systems 1.6m x 3.2m; Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C7000; Seal 62 Base Laminator & Power Take Up Option Base 62 64623; Graphtec FC8600 -160 64”; Graphtec FC2250 Flat cutter, plotter 36 x 47; HP Designjet L26500 latex printer; HP Designjet L28500 latex printer 104”; Mutoh ValueJet 1624; Mutoh ValueJet 1638 dual head.


Factor Forms

Factor Forms, headquartered in Edmonton, in addition to printing services, provides products like business forms, labels and laser die-cutting.

On booth: Labels and business forms for toner and litho production, as well as envelopes and cheques
Booth activities: Toner label samples


Fujifilm Canada

Fujifilm Canada, based in Mississauga, describes itself as one of Canada’s largest graphic arts equipment and supplies companies with market-leading offset plate, software and wide-format printing technologies.

New on booth: Acuity Advance Select HS, Acuity LED 1600 UV, Esko Kongsberg cutter, XMF v5.5 print production workflow, XMF ColorPath colour management system, Colorgate workflow 
Highlights not on booth: Inca Onset Q40i, Fujifilm Graphium (modular high speed UV inkjet press for labels and packaging), J Press 720, J Press 540W 
Third-party presence: Esko Kongsberg (demonstrated by Fujifilm personnel)
Booth activities: Showcasing a life-sized, three-dimensional Harley Davidson motorcycle printed with Fujifilm wide-format systems and cut out on Esko Kongsberg






EXHIBITORS (Alphabetically listed)


A-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z

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