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.
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GBC of Brampton has provided binding and lamination technology for over 60 years and today carries a complete line of binding, laminating and shredding machines, as well as related supplies.
New on booth: Spire II 54C cold laminator; Spire III 44T laminator with heat assist; and the Spire III 64Ct hot and cold laminator
Also on booth: Magna punch 2.0 (desktop), AP2 Ultra punch; DigiCoil coil inserter; 620 Os laminator; CC2700 coil inserter; PB2600 finisher; and Catena 65 laminator
Third-party presence: Canon 8300s printer and MBM 1500s folder
Booth activities: iPad giveaway promotion and demonstrations on Spire laminators
Greenflow Environmental Services
Greenflow provides industrial waste management and disposal for printers, as well as IAG testing, wastewater treatment and recycling programs with bulbs, e-waste, batteries, film, ink cartridges and plates, among others.
New on booth: PCX plate chemistry Xtender; Duster Air Purification Series to minimize fumes and dust; and real-time indoor air quality testing
Highlights not on booth: Treatment for screen print wash water filtration; recycling programs; developer neutralizer systems; silver recovery systems; and developer neutralizing agent
Third-party presence: Personnel from LRM Distribution Co., Larry Miller Island Clean Air and Duster Series distributors
Booth activities: Attendees offered CTP developer reduction system trial and industrial waste management consultation, as well as an onsite visit. Transportation fee discount on first pick-up when attendees sign up for disposal services at the show
GTI Graphic Technology
GTI of New York provides D50 and D65 viewing systems designed to help companies make accurate visual judgments about colour appearance and reproduction.
New on booth: Soft View SOFV-1xiQ desktop soft-proofing system and Vertical Wall Viewing Systems for large-format colour reproduction
Also on booth: Simultaneous Color Viewer under four visible light sources, plus UV; Color Rendition Demonstrator, a portable three-compartment viewer; MiniMatcher 1Me, a compact viewing system for dimensional products; VPI Viewing System for visual evaluation of large format press sheets; Executive Viewing Station with D5000 viewing conditions; and Professional Desktop Viewers with up 30 x 52-inch areas
Gyford Standoff Systems
Gyford of Reno, Nevada, describes itself as a manufacturer of decorative mounting, including standoff-rod and wire systems for signage, graphics and gallery installations
New on booth: WL-Rod and Wire product line
Highlights not on booth: Adjustable square-edge and double-edge grip standoffs
Booth activities: A 25-year anniversary promotion in the form of a 25 percent off voucher
Hans Shinohara Canada
Hans Shinohara, with an operation in Mississauga, is a large Chinese-based manufacturer of multi-colour offset printing presses, as well as CTP and finishing systems.
Highlights not on booth: Japanese Shinohara commercial offset presses and parts, as well as Hans Gronhi and Toko presses from China
Insource of Markham describes itself as a provider of leading-edge technology and service in industrial paper handling, card manufacturing and processing, packaging, fulfillment and mailing segments.
New on booth: Petratto Metro folder/gluer; SCS trim and perf; and Kirk Rudy Phoenix 4 ½-inch inkjet system
Also on booth: Camera intelligence with read and print on legacy swing arm inserter; KAS CreaseMatic Auto50; M1 with FlexSystems software; and Digibinder
Highlights not on booth: Petratto Cordoba; W&D TiPrint inline printing on W&D BB700 inserter; Astro M1C continuous laser printing; and Astro M2
Third-party presence: Kirk Rudy, FlexSystems and Digibinder
Booth activities: Demonstrations of camera-based inserting; Petratto; SCS; Digibinder; and M1 with FlexSystems software
Jay-Line Trade Print & Promo
Jay-Line TPP of St. Catharines specializes in providing printed plastic, paper and magnetic products to printers, brokers, ad agencies and promotional product distributors.
New on booth: Clipboards and binders, printed paper cubes, executive journals, custom shaped coasters, gourmet chocolate and candy
Also on booth: RFID theft guard credit card and passport sleeves, buttons and magnets, note pads and adhesive notes, key tags, journals and workbooks, and wallet cards
Booth activities: Jay-Line is giving away some of its RFID sleeves
Jelly Labels of Toronto describes itself as a manufacturing of custom-shaped domed labels and cut vinyl products for the trade.
New on booth: Domed decals and two new standard shapes for LogoTilz, bringing the available total of logoTilz sheets to four
Jilca is a trade-only Canadian wholesale supplier of dye-sublimation fabric print and portable trade-show displays.
New on booth: Fabric LED light boxes, LED display lights, and custom fabric displays and counters
Other Also on booth: Fabric tension wall displays, pop-up fabric tension displays, custom fabric banner flags and table throws, EZ Truss modular display system, and retractable banner stands
Highlights not on booth: Fabric hanging signs and heat-transfer vinyl
K-North Services of Georgetown, Ontario, is a dealer for Komori presses in Ontario and Western Canada, as well as providing parts, consumables and service.
New on booth: Axis-PDQ estimating software with Management Information System integration, through Komori K-Station, as well as K-Press Consumables
Highlights not on booth: Komori product line, including the GL 40 press with HUV, as well as K-North Services equipment service packs and Kuda cutting systems
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