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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Macaron of Montreal provides printed identification and promotional items.
Also on booth: Button and rounded corner machines; laminating machine and pouches; identification products and manual punches for ID cards; Dahle trimmers and guillotines; and promotional products like lanyards and buttons
Masterwork USA, based in Charlotte as a subsidiary of China’s Masterwork Machinery, describes itself as a premiere provider of corrugated and package printing solutions, with over 800 partners around the world.
New on booth: MK1060 ER automatic platen die cutter with stripping and blank separation; and MK 420 MINI Q high-speed carton inspection machine
Highlights not on booth: The new 21060STE Duopress automatic platen foil stamping and die cutting machine with stripping; and the new MK1450ER automatic platen die cutting machine with stripping and blanking
MultiCam Canada based in Concord engineers, manufactures, markets and supports a range of custom CNC cutting solutions.
New on booth: Digital Express Knife Cutter, Classic Series Router, EnRoute 5 software, Graphics-X-Cutter
Also on booth: Router bits and consumables, knife cutter blades, and consumables
Third-party presence: SAI for EnRoute Software and AG/CAD for Kasemake packaging software
Booth activities: Demonstrations of Digital Express cutter, as well as 3D routing with the Classic Series Router and EnRoute software
Multiple Pakfold, headquartered in Mississauga and founded in 1923, provides PM Business Forms, MP short run and MP label one-stop shopping for business forms, cheques and labels.
New on booth: Software-compatible cheques and same-day cheques
Also on booth: Short-, medium- and long-run forms, labels, snap-sets, continuous and cut sheets, wraparound books, three and four panel application forms, MP LaserCard (card/form combination), in-house folding, shrink-wrapping, and padding
ND Graphics based in Concord, Ontario, distributes technology for the sign and imaging markets.
New on booth: Seiko M ColorPainter printer, Rollover Flatbed Applicator, FiberMark PVC Free Display Media, TextileBrite PVC-Free PSA Textile, and Contra Vision Perforated Window Films
Also on booth: Agfa Anapurna M1600 UV-Cure Printer, Mimaki CJV-30 Solvent Printer, and SteelTrak by Sawtrax
Highlights not on booth: Cool Blue 255C Laminator, BannerBrite Display Media, TextileBrite Media, and O'LamBrite Laminates
Third-party presence: Rollover, Seiko and FiberMark
Booth activities: Demonstrations of digital signage, Rollover flatbed applicator, and Seiko M ColorPainter
PEFC Canada, headquartered in Vancouver, describes itself as one the world's largest forest certification systems, as part of a global network of 30 national forest certification standards covering over 240 million hectares of certified forests.
PDS Pressdown of Toronto provides sales and service for new and used toner, prepress, offset and bindery equipment, including systems for bookbinding, cutting and producing labels, envelopes or folders.
New on booth: Rapid X1 label printer with the Eclipse label finisher, DigiCut tabletop, MasterPress hot stamper
Also on booth: PlateWriter 2000 chemistry-free CTP, DigiXpress envelope press, DigiBind perfect binders, Opus Metal Bind Bookbinding System, hot stampers, Akiles Coil, Wire and Cerlox Binding Systems, lamination, and UV coating
Booth activities: Demonstrations of the Rapid X1 (MemJet technology) and DigiXpress 4 Colour Envelope Press
Prime UV Systems
Prime UV has 25 years of experience manufacturing high-speed UV systems for packaging, label, commercial web and newspaper printing.
New on booth: Water-cooled UV lamps for sheetfed presses and CI flexible film presses
Highlights not on booth: Radmax UV lamp systems operating at up to 3,000 fpm for installation packaging and wide-web newspaper presses
Also on booth: Portable UV dryers; Easyscan UV lamps for label and narrow web presses' UV-IR Action Dryers for drying water-based coatings and inks; dryers for lottery tickets and security printing
PrintAction is Canada's Graphic Communications Magazine. It will be presenting the eighth annual Canadian Printing Awards on the evening of November 21. Tickets can be purchased here until November 18.
Printer Gateway is a Toronto-area trade printer that describes itself as focused on innovation, efficiency and technology, while also providing online ordering support.
Highlights on booth: Trade printing of products like stationery, postcards, flyers, brochures, books, as well as wide-format signage with both flatbed and roll-to-roll printing of vinyl banners (glossy and matte), Coroplast signs, posters and foam board.
Third-party presence: PrintSites2Go
PrintLink of Oakville is a part of one of North America's largest professional recruiting firm serving the printing and graphic communications industry, including permanent placement for senior and middle management professionals, hands-on and technical related positions.
Proveer Sign & Graphics
Proveer, headquartered in Toronto, provides a wide selection of supplies and equipment for the display graphics sector, supported by a certified technical services team.
New on booth: HP Latex 260 and Epson SureColor S70670 printers, G-Floor printable flooring, Stinger Rigid Honeycomb Board, Avery Dennison Supreme Wrapping Film in new colours, Alupanel Lite and Graphtec 8600
Also on booth: HP Scitex LX850, Foster Keencut Steeltrak Cutter, HP Scitex FB500 Flatbed Printer, variety of medias and rigid substrates, display and merchandising systems and accessories
Third-party presence: Avery Dennison, Multipanel and G-Floor
Booth activities: Avery wrap demonstration
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services.
New on booth: Ricoh Pro C5100s & Pro C5110s: Light Production Colour Imaging System; Ricoh Pro 8100s: Production B/W Imaging System; and Ricoh TotalFlow Prep, Print Manager, Production Manager: Workflow Software
Also on booth: Pro C901s GA+: Production Colour Imaging System; Pro C651EX: Production Colour Imaging System; MP WC2200SP: Wide format colour MFP; Marcom Central: online, on demand marketing assets management (MAM) solution; and Fusion Pro: Variable Data Print solution
Third-party presence: EFI, PTI, Avanti, and Radix Web
Booth activities: Visitors to the Ricoh booth can enter a draw for a Pentax WG-10 waterproof point and shoot camera
Royal Sovereign Canada
Royal Sovereign, headquartered in New Jersey, manufactures and distributes wide-format and tabletop, hot and cold roll laminators, wide-format electric trimmers, pressure-sensitive and thermal laminating films.
New on booth: RSC 5500H Professional Series, 55-inch roll laminator with heat assist; RET 2501 rotary electric trimmer; 98-inch wide-format electric trimmer; Digistik laminate for toner production, available with an OPP or PET base, matte or glossy finish
Booth activities: Demonstrations of equipment listed above
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