The seventh edition of graikf'Art, focused around Quebec's modern printing sector, takes place from April 25 to 27 at the Place Bonaventure in Montreal. More than 80 companies are scheduled to exhibit, ranging from trade printers and regional distributors to some of the industry's largest technology developers. The following companies provided information about what they plan to highlight at the show. For company descriptions and more information, please see the April 2013 issue of PrintAction.
AltiLogix is exhibiting its Repro+ development, which includes Web2print/print request solutions for B2B and B2C clients.
The company is highlighting custom envelope converting, new digital papers, letterpress paper, as well as samples made with papers like Stardream, Classic Linen, Classic Crest, Plike, Dali Dore, Astrosilver, Malmero Perle, Glitter Cardstock, Curious Metallics, Curious Cosmic, Esse, BriteHue, Brown Bag Kraft, Clearfold, Speckletone and Curious Translucent.
Association Québécoise de l’industrie de l’imprimé
The AQII is exhibiting to recruit new members and meet the industry in support of its mandate, with a particular focus on the quality and competencies needed for the health and sustainability of printing in Quebec and Canada. AQII is also promoting ICGQ’s Gutenberg Gala competition and the Quebec Print Awareness Campaign, www.carrieresenimprimerie.com.
Artsoft Expo Solutions
Artsoft is exhibiting two soon-to-be-released products for its custom modular systems, including a new stone panel and a new solid colour wall panel, as well as a system for 10x10 or 10x20 booths.
AXYZ is exhibiting a series of technologies, including the AXYZ 5010 twin head router, Print Registration System and its new Smart Console, as well as a variety of knife cutting tools. The company is also highlighting a low-cost CNC router called Camtech Z7.
Cascades Fine Papers
Cascades is exhibiting two recently released products with Rolland Opaque Lightweight (launched March 13) and Rolland Enviro100 Satin 50-lb text (launched Jan 30), as well as digital products Rolland Enviro100 Digital Print, Rolland Enviro100 Digital Satin and Rolland Hitech50 (launched October, 2012). The company is also exhibiting Rolland Enviro100 Satin, Rolland Enviro100 Print, Rolland Opaque50 and Cascades Enviro Kraft Print. Cascades is also discussing Rolland Enviro100 Copy and ReproPlus50 on its booth.
Compuset is unveiling its new direction as a packaging and specialty product manufacturer, continuing a transformation from strictly producing marketing materials. In addition to running a Discovery Channel video from How It’s Made, recorded on its production floor, Compuset is exhibiting its work with folding carton, 40-point substrates, structural design services, specialty products with die cutting and gluing, embossing, U-glue, 1- and 2-way mailers, multiple perfs, scores, and built-in envelopes. The company is also promoting its one-year-old trade services division.
Domtar is highlighting its new online Cougar Paper Community at cougarpaper.com, which includes a gallery of designs where creatives showcase their work produced on Cougar paper. The dedicated Website includes a range of projects from brochures and books to identity pieces, posters and invitations. The site also links to Domtar’s Blueline Blog with press tips for working with uncoated paper, as well as related resources like promotions, designer events and swatch-books.
Drytac is exhibiting three primary solutions in Visual Magnetics Systems, WindowTac and the new Viziprint (released in Fall 2012). The company is also discussing its experience with banner stands, medias and laminating machines.
Duo Display is exhibiting products like Xpression (fabric pop-up displays), Easy (fabric back wall), Hello.Xpress (an all-in-one solution), Virage (curved fabric back wall), Panoramic (modular exhibit system with a seamless fabric graphic), and Light-box (LED light panel).
In addition to exhibiting several product samples, Duroflex is highlighting its niche in distributing hard-to-source products and ability to streamline the order/delivery cycle. The company’s product range includes gloss text and cover, offset and carbonless papers, as well as envelopes, pressure sensitive labels, synthetic papers, among others. Representatives from Spinnaker and Nekoosa are also on the Duroflex booth.
EM Plastique is exhibiting so-sign, exposure system, GE LED, Permlight, Tridonic, Allanson, 3A, laminators, Matraplast, Signcomp Signalex and Lipco products.
Epson is exhibiting several of its recently released large-format printers, including: SureColor S70670 for signage vehicle graphics, fine art and packaging; SureColor T5000 for architectural, engineering, GIS and corporate graphics; and SureColor F6070, which features dye-sublimation transfer for polyester fabric and promotional products. The company is also highlighting the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 for proofing & packaging.
Ernest Green & Son
Ernest Green is exhibiting the HP FB500 UV flatbed printer, 61-inch HP L26500 latex printer, 64-inch Mutoh Valuejet 1638 dual head, EcoSol printer, Graphtec cutter, Onyx RIP and SAI FlexiSign RIP.