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.
Fotolia is exhibiting its newest subscription models (monthly or daily, which require no long-term commitment) and download packages, including a rate of five images for $20 and a 2-for-1 show special. The company also provides a pay-as-you-go model with credits as low as $0.75.
Fujifilm is premiering its newest Acuity UV hybrid printer, called Acuity Select, which features white and varnish printing. Fujifilm is also exhibiting – with live demonstrations – Colorgate and XMF workflow, the Acuity LED UV printer, Epson S70 and Esko Kongsberg cutting, as well as what the company refers to as a unique POP solution from Visual Magnetics. The company is also discussing its J Press 720 platform, as well as CTP and a range of processless (Ecomaxx-T) and low chemistry (LH-PJ) plate solutions. Also on the booth will be a life-size, 3D board model of a Harley Davidson V-Rod motorcycle produced on an Inca Onset S20i by Artwork Digital of Brazil.
ReproGraphX is exhibiting several packaging mockups, as well as Pantone spot and metallic colour proofing tools and press targets, rub-on transfers, custom Letraset, hot-stamp-foil transfers, die-cutting, model making, silk-screen film printer, media, RIPs, inkjet supplies and a new 3D printer.
Hueneye.com is exhibiting several printed samples (un-branded) of its production capabilities, including large-format. The company is also discussing the structure of its reseller portal.
Impression Totale is exhibiting several of its large-format applications like banners, Plexiglass, Coroplasts, roll-ups, and production samples on substrates up to two inches thick. The company is also discussing its print capabilities based around an HP Indigo press.
Imprimerie Pub Cité
In addition to introducing its new PubKey product, Pub Cité is highlighting the capabilities of its new HP Indigo 5600 press, as well as white-ink printing samples. The company is also showing samples of its Augmented Reality initiatives, as well as cross-media programs, best practices for QR Codes and new Web-to-print applications for B2B.
With one of the larger booths at grafik’Art, KBR Graphics is exhibiting the MGI DP8700 XL, which is a XL format multi-substrate press. The company is also exhibiting several Graphic Whizard products, including the PT MFS SC slitter/score/cutting unit, Micro 530 UV coater, Platinum Scoring Unit, PT 370 SA semi-auto creasing unit, PT 370 A auto creasing unit, PT 370 AKT folding and creasing unit, and the Graphic Whizard 6000 Numbering Unit. KBR is also exhibiting the Standard Horizon PF-P3300 auto table top folder, the Standard Horizon PF-P40 auto floor folder, and a Drylam auto laminator.
Keng Seng Enterprises
With Pantone celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Keng Seng is exhibiting that company’s limited edition publication of Pantone plus series for graphics and multimedia. Keng Seng will have a variety of graphic arts publications on its booth.
Konica Minolta is exhibiting several of its newest bizhub systems, including the PRESS C70HC High Chroma, bizhub PRESS C8000, bizhub PRESS 1250, bizhub PRO 951.
MD International is exhibiting Komori’s unique H-UV curing process, as well as presenting the precision front and side registration on the PSI colour laser mail printer 3655GA. C.P. Bourg is running a live demo on its Bourg Sheet Feeder along with its Bourg Document Finisher E series and Square Edge Module. Riso is on MD’s booth to showcase the RZ1090 duplicator. The company is also highlighting md+ finishing products (paper cutter, laminator, binder, paper folder, seal and shrink machine, shredder).
MultiCam Quebec is exhibiting how Digital Express provides high-speed registration with routing and knife cutting capabilities in a fast, wide-format sheetfed cutting platform. Producing boxes and printed displays at the show, Digital Express will be equipped with an optional conveyor system, which serves as a vacuum cutting surface and automatically advances the material, for rolled materials and jobs longer than the table. The company is also demonstrating RIP-to-cut, layout-to-cut and automated-to-cut workflows.
In addition to several new substrates, ND Graphics is exhibiting the Seiko W low-solvent printer, the Mimaki CJV30-160 eco-solvent printer, Matthews Paints, and Bitro LED lighting products.
Océ-Canada is presenting video product demos and samples of its line of display graphic printers and imaging supplies. In particular, the company is discussing its new Océ Arizona 400 Series with six different UV flatbed printers featuring four, six or eight ink channels. The Arizona 400 Series is available in two flatbed sizes.