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Graphics Canada Exhibitor Highlights: A-D

October 25, 2011  By

Graphics Canada 2011, the largest printing trade show in Canada, starts on November 10 and runs through November 12. Below is a comprehensive listing of what the exhibitors are highlighting at the show.

This listing, along with other features of the trade show, such as seminars and workshops, will be available in the Graphics Canada Show Guide published by PrintAction magazine.

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3L Display #1078

1205 Fewster Dr.
Mississauga, ON, L4W 1A2 (905) 602-5588
3L Display is a trade show display wholesaler, able to produce work on a wide range of materials including backlit film, canvas, vehicle wrap and more. The company, with nine printers and an assortment of finishing equipment, can turn around most jobs in two business days.
4over #3517
5900 San Fernando Rd.
Glendale, CA, 91202 (877) 782-2737
Describing itself as North America’s largest trade printer, 4over lists 440,000 square feet of office and production space in eight American states. At Graphics Canada, the company is describing its plans for a 40,000-square-foot production facility in Mississauga. The company also highlights its newest product lines: 4Tee (T-shirt printing), 4D prints, Akuafoil and customizable mugs.
“The wait is over, 4over is finally in Canada.”
Accenta Display #3402
250 Superior Blvd.
Mississauga, ON, L5T 2L2 (905) 362-9100
Accenta, which is headquartered in Canada with a U.S. sales and distribution centre located near Tampa, designs and manufactures a range of portable POP and trade show displays throughout North America. Consisting of two divisions, called Visual Impact and Modular Aluminum Display, the company’s products include ImageStand, Roll-It-Up, Supreme System and PopUp Elite, which are detailed in Accenta’s online e-Catalogue.
Access Imaging #3535
89 Tycos Dr., Unit 101
Toronto, ON, M6B 1W3 (416) 789-5542
Access Imaging, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, is a national supplier of equipment, materials and services for the large-format printing sector, including plotters, scanners, RIPs, laminators and trimmers. In addition to being an “HP Elite Partner,” showcasing HP’s Designjet and Latex Ink machines, Access Imaging has also established technology partnerships with manufacturers like Apple, Howtek, Rimage, Epson, GBC-Protech, Heidelberg, Intergraph and Onyx, among others.
Accura MIS #2711
Lakesbury Mews Hiltingbury Rd.
Eastleigh, Hamphsire SO53 5SS 44 238024-0470
At Graphics Canada, Accura, a U.K.-based developer of Management Information System software, is demonstrating its new Accura MIS Version 4.5, described as having over 50 new features. Accura MIS is distributed in Canada through the UpLinX division of PaperlinX. The technology includes modules for CRM, estimating, production, job costing, inventory and invoicing, as well as the AccuraOnline E-commerce application.
“The Print MIS of choice for over 600 printers worldwide.”

Advantage Graphic Supplies #3921
2800 John St., Unit 14
Markham, ON, L3R 0E2 (888) 477-8884
Specializing in wide format and signage products, Advantage Graphic Supplies also deals in used equipment and servicing, including training. It offers popular brands such as Mimaki, Graphtec and HP.
Agfa Graphics #3607
5975 Falboune St., Unit #2
Mississauga, ON, L5R 3U8 (905) 361-6982
At Graphics Canada, Agfa is highlighting two of its newest inkjet systems, including the :Anapurna M2050 hybrid printer, with a white-ink option; and the Jeti 1224 HDC FTR, with production speeds of 500 f2/hr. In August, Agfa introduced a new, field-upgradable Flat-to-Roll (FTR) option for the 126 x 79-inch :Jeti 3020 Titan, which reaches a maximum speed of 1,000 f2/hr and a top resolution of 1,200 dpi. At the show, Agfa is also demonstrating its recently launched :Apogee 7.1 software suite.
AKR Consulting Canada #3214
7270 Torbram Rd., Suite 200
Mississauga, ON, L4T 3Y7 (905) 678-6368
AKR Consulting Canada specializes in government grants, tax credits and subsidies, including the Canadian Revenue Agency’s SR&ED Tax Refund, as well as EI Exemptions and hiring grants for print and related industries. AKR describes how its extensive knowledge of the print industry can assist with maximizing tax refunds through the SR&ED program – and what is needed to qualify for the program. AKR is also discussing industry-specific and regional grants available to print and related industries.
“Make AKR your cost savings consultants.”

All Graphic Supplies #2108
6691 Edwards Blvd.
Mississauga, ON, L5T 2H8 (800) 501-4451
Starting as a sign printing enterprise in Toronto, the company realigned to become a provider of supplies for its fellow printing businesses in 1995. Today, the company has offices across Canada and even services the Caribbean market.
Amazing Print #3413
1750 Steeles Avenue W., Suite 218
Concord, ON, L4K 2L7 (905) 669-9021
At Graphics Canada, Amazing Print is discussing its range of Web-to-print solutions, as well as the services of its development arm, RadaTech Inc. The company highlights its technological development and services for diverse areas such as B2B storefronts, B2C print shops, retail kiosks, VDP portals, online proofing, inventory, tracking, MIS integration, 15,000 templates, FTP, PDF conversion, eCommerce, WYSIWYG W2P, web2print marketing, fulfillment, production data collection, job tickets, invoicing, RFQ and estimating.
Announcement Converters #3909
13165 NW 45 Ave.
Opa Locka, FL (305) 685-8090
A wholesale supplier of specialty envelopes, cardstock, folders, cards and pouchettes, Announcement Converters is displaying over 100 new products that have been recently added to its product lines. This includes new papers and colours, as well as its new focus on heavy-weight papers of up to 165 lb cover. The company also highlights its new partnership with FedEx.
“Unleash your creativity.”
Anstey Book Binding #2224
946 Warden Ave.
Toronto, ON, M1L 4C9 (416) 757-9991
Anstey Book Binding was founded in 1882 in Toronto’s business district to provide services for the city’s printers. Today it specializes in producing limited edition books and portfolios for the art world, as well as custom boxes, paperwork, binders and more.
APD Printing #1257
820 Nipissing Rd.
Milton, ON, L9T 4Z9 (905) 878-9201
APD Printing, which operates in the trade-printing space, provides a range of products like business cards, postcards, flyers, brochures, booklets, pocket folders, door hangers, folded cards, posters, letterhead, menus, rip cards and tickets. With over 25 years of printing experience, the company operates four- and six-colour offset presses in addition to wide-format inkjet and full in-house bindery.
ArtSoft Expo Solutions #1020
30 West Beaver Creek Rd., Unit 6
Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 3K1 (866) 482-0588
ArtSoft provides design and execution of tradeshow displays and also offers print brokering and Web design services.
ATS Tanner Banding Systems #1038
1234 Old Carriage Way
Oakville, ON, L6H 2E3 (905) 815-9999
ATS supplies banding machines for both simple bundling and banding tasks, as well as providing fully automated technologies that can be integrated into a production line. At Graphics Canada, ATS is displaying the new generation of its US 2000 AD ultrasonic banding equipment, which features fix-length options. The company is also showing its MS 420 machine. The company describes banding as a fast growing packaging standard, particularly as it relates to environmentally progressive production techniques.
Au Vetement du Livre #4101
132 rue Giroux
Loretteville, QC, G2B 2Y2 (866) 842-3608
For over 60 years, this third-generation Quebec bindery has gone from a simple two person company to 125 employees today. In addition to book binding, the company manufactures boxes, binders, menus and even board games.
Avanti Computer Systems #1012
235 Yorkland Blvd., Suite 1100
Toronto, ON, M2J 4Y8 (416) 445-1722
At Graphics Canada, Avanti is demonstrating its new integration into Ultimate Technographics software, as well as its recent JDF certification for Print MIS to Prepress. Avanti has also expanded its Application Programming Interface library and is launching two new services at Graphics Canada: Avanti CRM Automated Lead Management and Automated Proof Tracking to speed up proofing approvals.
B & R Moll #3217
124 Railroad Dr., Northampton Industrial Park
Ivyland, PA 18974 (866) 438-4583
At Graphics Canada, while sharing its booth with distribution partner manroland Canada, B & R Moll is demonstrating its Moll Marathon folding system. The company describes the system, which allows for gluing, forming pockets, turning paper direction, and final folding, as fast and versatile, because of a unique folding plate coupled with the Tipper Plate. The secondary unit behind the Marathon is the Versa-Fold, while the system’s plow fold can be integrated with other paper folders.
Bard Business Solutions #2423
P.O. Box 69592, 5845 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON, M2M 4K3 (416) 410-2273
At Graphics Canada, Bard is demonstrating its database-driven Graphics Manager software designed specifically for the printing industry since 1995. All of Bard’s management products are bundled with FileMaker Pro database software for both Windows and Apple platforms.
BCT #1203
3000 NE 30th Place, 5th floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33306 (800) 627-9998
BCT is a wholesale printing network of more than 60 locally owned and operated shops across North America, as well as the Website for print brokerage. BCT claims to have processed over four million orders for more than 20,000 corporate clients through print brokers. The network specializes in short- to medium-run printing of stationery products in spot colour – flat or raised thermography ink – and four-colour process and toner-based print.
“More options, greater printing solutions.”
Bigstock #2227
60 Broad St., Floor 30
New York, NY, 10004 (646) 794-1094
Bigstock was founded in Davis, California in 2004 and has grown to offer over eight million royalty-free images for purchase. The company was purchased in 2009 by Shutterstock and now operates under the shorter name of Bigstock.
Boss Logo Print & Graphics #1008
3115 14th Ave., Suite 6
Markham, ON, L3R 0H1 (905) 474-2677
A trade printer since 1995, Boss Logo now offers short-run digital printing on its HP Indigo 5500 press. On the offset side, the company prints at 300-lpi with a 24 to 48 hour turnaround time for most items.
Brausse Group #3213
1-1500 Valmont Way
Richmond, BC, V6V 1Y4 (604) 278-2027
At Graphics Canada, Brausse, a global equipment manufacturer for the converting industry, is highlighting its new 106CE flatbed die cutter, as well as the 1050FCA. Described as a versatile foil stamper, the 1050FCA is designed to optimize foil usage because foil-stamped images can be laid out with no limitation of foil-pulling direction – either along or across sheet running directions. Many of Brausse’s facilities are ISO9001:2000, CE and/or CSA certified.
“Best value versus performance.”
Bunting Magnetics Co. #1070
500 S. Spencer Rd.,
P.O. Box 468 Newton, KS 67114-0468 (800) 835-2526
Bunting has over 50 years of experience in the world of magnets. For the printing world, it produces magnetic cylinders, including die cutting cylinders and printing cylinders.
Caldera Systems #2305
1 Rue des Freres
Lumiere France, 78002 33 38821-0000
At Graphics Canada, Caldera, which has developed RIP technologies for the past 18 years, is highlighting the colour management tools within its production software packages. This includes the company’s new initiative with software for inkjet printing on textile medias, Print-to-cut workflows and ICC profile creation.
Cambridge Label #1271
70 Thompson Dr.
Cambridge, ON, N1T 2E5 (800) 311-2363
Cambridge Label is a trade-only supplier of roll, sheet, laser and continuous labels and can produce runs as low as 1,000 labels at up to eight colours. The company has a turnaround time of four days on most jobs.
Canada Post #3427
2701 Riverside Dr., Suite 1200
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0B1 (866) 607-6301
Canada Post is a Crown corporation serving as this country’s primary mail operator. It was founded in 1867 as the Post Office Department, and rebranded in 1981 when the Canada Post Corporation Act came into effect. It services 14.8 million addresses and delivers 45 million pieces of mail per day.
Canadian Metal-Ad #3113
2-140 Advance Blvd.
Brampton, ON, L6T 4Z8 (905) 459-6457
Canadian Metal-Ad specializes in the in-situ repair of damaged plates, blankets, impression cylinders, CI drums and rolls of all types, for more than 22 years. The company employs what it describes as a unique precision metal deposition process that is completely mobile, allowing technicians to permanently repair cylinders in press without the need for large-scale equipment or major press disassembly. Canadian Metal-Ad is ISO 9001-2008 certified.
Canadian Printing Industries Association #4111
151 Slater St., Suite 1110
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H3 (613) 236-7208
At Graphics Canada, the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) is discussing its development of a new membership category, called Trial Member, which allows a printing company to access the benefits and services of the association at a reduced price. More information about the initiative is available at the Webpage.
“CPIA, look again.”
Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council #4117
151 Slater St., Suite 1110
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5H3 (613) 688-0293
CPISC is a human resources-focused organization that assists employees and employers in Canada’s related printing industries. At Graphics Canada, CPISC is hosting two seminars, called Is Your Company Print-Ready and HR Tools for Succession. The organization also highlights its new online HR Toolkit, as well as various Skill Standards and reports.
“People in print.”
Canadian Signcrafters Supply #2709
75580 Wildwood Ln.
Bayfield, ON, N0M 1G0 (800) 663-9753
Founded in 1992 in Bayfield, Ontario, Canadian Signcrafters Supply started by selling sign painting brushes, but has grown to include inkjet-based sign printing equipment from vendors such as Roland.
Canamex Promotions #2621A
68 Centennial Rd., Unit 3
Orangeville, ON, L9W 1P9 (800) 266-6674
Canamex, which has been manufacturing portable signs and changeable letters since 1994, is highlighting its move into the advertising flag industry. Based in a 10,000-square-foot facility, the company performs all operations in house, from the design stage and printing of the flags (on a 74-inch direct-to-fabric printer) to the finishing process of the flags. Canamex describes its installation system as unique in the market, based on removable in-ground sleeves and pole adaptors.
“Promotions in motion.”
Cascades Fine Paper #2325
2 Rolland Ave.
Saint-Jérôme, QC, J7Z 5S1 (800) 567-9872
Cascades’ history ranges back to 1883 with the Rolland mill but the company itself was founded in 1964. Today it employs over 11,000 people in North America and Europe. The company recently invested $4 million in upgrading its deinking equipment to produce better recycled paper in its Breakeyville plant.
Cascades Recovery #4125
66 Shorncliffe Rd.
Toronto, ON, M8Z 5K1 (877) 226-6608
Cascades Recovery is in the business of managing discarded materials for a wide range of customers in the industrial, commercial, retail and graphics sectors. Its mandate is to divert waste from landfills.
Case Paper Company #3107
499 East Tioga St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19134 (800) 237-2111
At Graphics Canada, Case Paper is highlighting its new specialty division, called Exceptional Specialty Products (ESP). This division is set up to provide market and production intelligence in relation Case Paper’s expertise in engineering, manufacturing and distributing graphical arts materials for packaging and publishing companies. Founded in 1943, Case Paper is a family-owned paper converting and distribution company with more than 1-million square feet of storage space.
CCM Die Supply #3215
531 Corning Way
Martinsburg, WV, 25405 (800) 451-7373
At Graphics Canada, CCM Die Supply, also known as Channel Creasing Matrix, is highlighting its expertise in trouble-shooting die cutting problems, such as nick breakage, angel hair, dusting, feathering, and cracking. The company, one of the few creasing manufacturers based in North America, has focused on ways to enhance the folding of die-cut products since 1964. CCM manufactures three styles of matrix products, as well as stainless steel shim tape and cutting plate cleaner.
“Our business is in creasing; let us increase yours.”
Central Die Supplies #3111
2051 Boul St-Regis
Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC, H9B 2M9 (514) 683-0999
Central Die Supplies is a supply and distribution company of industrial products to the Canadian market. At Graphics Canada, the company is highlighting the support provided by its national field technicians and facilities with warehousing in Montreal and Toronto.
Channel Letter Depot #2021
434 North Rivermede Rd.
Vaughan, ON, L4K 3M9 (877) 532-0112
Cheelo Graphics #2429
7400 Victoria Park Ave., Unit 6
Markham, ON, L3R 2V4 (416) 412-3889
Cheelo Graphics is a Markham, Ontario-based provider of signage and display products. The company specializes in tension fabric exhibits.
CiMa-Pak #1251
7290 Torbram Rd., Unit 3
Mississauga, ON, L4T 3Y8 (905) 612 0053
At Graphics Canada, CiMa-Pak, which supplies shrink-wrapping, poly-bagging, paper-counting and tabbing equipment, is highlighting the Countwise Paper Counter and the Shooter Tabber developed by US Paper Counters. (Robert Wagner, one of the principals of US Paper Counter, is participating in the show.) CiMa-Pak product lines are primarily geared toward the direct-mail sector and small- to medium-sized printers.
“A unique packaging company.”
Creativity International #2701
2410 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY, 40206 (866) 519-2571
The Creativity International Awards were founded in 1970 and is one of the longest-running independent international advertising and graphic design competitions. Categories range from annual reports to sales films, from magazine photography to consumer Websites, and from logos and trademarks to ambient media.
Crusader Paper #2204
350 Holt Rd.
North Andover, MA, 01845 (800) 421-0007
A retailer of paper products ranging from premium fine papers for high-end commercial printing to industrial grades for packaging uses, Crusader Paper was founded in 1967 and is based in Massachusetts.
Deco Labels & Packaging #3212
28 Greensboro Dr.
Toronto, ON, M9W 1E1 (888) 496-9029
Owned by the Ford family (including current Toronto Mayor Rob Ford), Deco Labels has been operating in the city since 1962. In addition to its Toronto location (a common sight for travelers on the Hwy 401), Deco also operates a facility in Chicago.
Design Edge Canada #2327
8-1606 Sedlescomb Dr.
Mississauga, ON, L4X 1M6 (905) 625-7070
Design Edge Canada is a print magazine launched in the spring of 2006. It is published six times per year to the graphic design industry in Canada and also offers a regularly updated Website. Also see description for Regional Design Awards, hosted by Design Edge.
Die Supply Guys #3904
3480 Laird Rd.
Mississauga, ON, L5L 5Y4 (800) 515-0748
The Die Supply Guys offer diemaking and diecutting machinery and supplies from its Mississauga, Ontario-based facility.
Dixie Reproductions #1281
2801 Clinard Dr.
Springfield, TN, 37172 (615) 382-6311
At Graphics Canada, Dixie is highlighting its 50-point inspection program for reconditioning sheetfed presses, including cleaning, painting, reconditioning, cylinder removal and repair. The company, in business since 1972, operates out of a 20,000-square-foot plant in Springfield, Tennessee.
DocketManager #3525
69209 Bronson Line
Dashwood, ON, N0M 1T0 (519) 237-3838
At Graphics Canada, DocketManager is demonstrating its self-named, Web-based job tracking system. The DocketManager system is designed to manage customer databases, schedule traditional mailing or email marketing campaigns, create quotes, place orders, and ultimately follow jobs/dockets through a production workflow. The software can also be used to track sales, control receivables, generate status reports, monitor and maintain inventory levels, schedule maintenance routines and create storefronts for clients.
“Always connected.”
Dolphies Promo Group Canada #1028
877 Alness St., Unit 13
Toronto, ON, M3J 2X4 (416) 840-0100
At Graphics Canada, Dolphies Promo is highlighting its various banner-stand and pop-up display products. In addition to portable banner stands, the company emphasizes that it carries a range of product sizes and shapes, including retractable, tension pole, multi-sided, rigid pole, outdoor and hanging designs. Dolphies Promo also provides large-format printing with in-house laminating, mounting and encapsulation.
Draabe #1275
2740 Fenton Rd.
Ottawa, ON, K1T 3T7 (613) 822-0335
At Graphics Canada, Draabe is exhibiting an operating humidification system designed specifically for printing companies. According to Draabe, its systems feature a complete hygienic design, patented titanium nozzles, silent and drip-free operation, and low energy consumption. The water treatment process of the system is designed to not leave scale deposits in pipes or mineral dust in the air.
“Success is in the air.”
Duracut #3431
54 Torbay Rd.
Markham, ON, L3R 1G6 (905) 475-6472
Duracut has been manufacturing paper cutting knives for the printing industry since 1997. Since then Duracut has expanded to develop products for the plastic, metal, wood, food and packaging industries.
Duo Display #2500
3700 St. Patrick St., Suite 300
Montreal, QC, H4E 1A2 (888) 767-4887
At Graphics Canada, Duo Display of France is highlighting its recent merger with another exhibit-display company called POP Displays of Canada. Both entities provide selling tools, in-house manufacturing and wide-format printing. At the show, Duo Display is also highlighting its tension fabric modular display system, Panoramic, as well as Duo.Xpressions. The company also develops all-in-one portable kits called Hello.Set and Hello.Xpress.
“Image Carrier.”
Durst Image Technology #1046
50 Methodist Hill Dr. # 100
Rochester, NY, 14623 (585) 486-0340
At Graphics Canada, Durst is highlighting its Rho line of large-format, UV-based inkjet printers. This includes the Rho 1000, 900, 800HS, 800 Presto, 750HS, 500R, and 320R models, as well as the Rhotex 320.
“The industrial inkjet specialist.”
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