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.
In association with its partner in Quebec, Vallee Graphics, PDS is exhibiting the Rapid X1 label printer that it introduced into the market in November 2012. Pressdown is also exhibiting the new Eclipse LF3 label cutter and laminator, and the Opus Hard Cover Book Binding System and Opus Gold Stamping System. PDS is also discussing its experience with the Platewriter CTP lineup from Glunz, perfect binders, UV coaters, business-card slitters and creasers.
Poste Matik is exhibiting a range of addressing systems, paper cutters, folding machines, tabbers and business-card cutters. The company is also discussing its experience with inserting systems, mailing equipment, bookletmakers and creasers.
PrintAction is highlighting its recently launched online Buyers’ Guide containing more than 1,300 entries across 235 categories, as well as the most recent print version. PrintAction is also discussing the structure of the 2013 Canadian Printing Awards for those who may want to enter, as well as providing a free subscription for all show attendees.
RB Digital is exhibiting a range of the technologies its distributes like the Brother GT-381 T-Shirt printer, Mimaki UJF-3042HG printer, GCC Lasepro X Series X252RX, Tajima TEMX-C1501 and the Mimaki Print & Cut CJV30-100 Ryonet screen printing/lettering System.
In addition to Web-to-print and production workflow software, Ricoh Canada is exhibiting various imaging systems, including the new Ricoh Pro C901s Graphic Arts + and the Ricoh MP WC2200SP wide format colour MFP, which launched in January 2013. The company is also discussing its Ricoh Business Booster program.
The Silver Sign Media
In addition to discussing trade pricing and logistics, Silver Sign is exhibiting sample applications for election signs and lawn signs, which can include poly-bag, Coroplast and post signs, as well as stickers.
Simple Signman is exhibiting several of its latest magnetic solutions, including its 48-inch-wide magnetic sheets. In addition to discussing its move into a new location, with designs to improve overall service, Simple Signman is also providing a sample booklet and new information about its MagneCote products.
SinaLite.com is exhibiting its Profit Pak, which is available for attendees to take away. It includes product samples and strategies for how they can be used to increase printing sales.
Stahls’ Canada is exhibiting Hotronix Fusion, Roland BN-20, Roland VersaCAMM 300, DryTac laminator, Roland GX-24, and MAXX 15. The company is also discussing its experience with patches and custom sport-stitch, Great Dane, business in a box, and business bundles.
TAS Films is exhibiting the Media Lifter, which assists in changing and arranging rolls on a printer, Matrix single-sided laminator which works with gloss, matte and specialized films, the Sooper Sign Saw, which handles over-sized cutting, and the Seal 65 MD Pro thermo laminator, which runs at up to 15 feet per minute.
Techno Gestass is exhibiting the Roland XR-640 printer (released in November 2012), as well as a Graphtec cutter, Vivid laminator, Royal Sovereign laminator, Oracal (print and cut vinyl), Agfa flatbed UV printer, Fletcher-Terry (vertical substrate cutter), GCC laser engraver, and Rowmark engravable plastics.
Dye-Sublimation zone: The zone will include a Roland SOLJET XF printer (launched April 2, 2013), Metalnox CMD 1800 rotary heat press, Matic Cronos Plus sewing machine (new to Canada), Matic FlexiCut Ultrasonic Cutter (new to Canada), Beaver dye-sublimation paper, Sensient Elvajet dye-sublimation inks (with 30 percent more pigment) and Aberdeen fabrics.