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October 25, 2011  By

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EZ Trade Signs #1044
518 Evans Ave.
Etobicoke, ON, M8W 2V4 (416) 252-3341
At Graphics Canada, EZ Trade Signs, which also runs under the name of Mr. Signs, is distributing new product catalogues and price lists for the upcoming year, as well as life-size guitar cut outs made with its Kronsberg i-Cut system. The company is focusing on supplying large-format signage to small- and medium-sized print shops across Toronto and Southern Ontario.
“Yes, you can sell signs.”
E. L. Hatton Sales #2214
135 Park Place, Suite L
Wellington, OH, 44090 (440) 647-3400
E. L. Hatton supplies banner finishing products for signage and display production. At Graphics Canada, ELH is introducing the Banner Ups PowerTabs DIY Banner Making Kit, which is designed to reduce banner-finishing costs. The company is also introducing its Banner Ups MegaTape, described as “super strong banner hem tape.”
Echolites #2623
25 Misty Brook Cres.
Brampton, ON, L7A 2S8 (905) 495-1688
Echolites is an importer of inkjet and speciality media from China. The company has also introduced bamboo display products, which it describes as a more eco-friendly alternative to steel and aluminum models.
Eliquo #2220
40 Eglinton Ave E., Suite 305
Toronto, ON, M4P 3A2 (888) 484-2933
Eliquo, established in 2002, is both an authorized Adobe Systems and Apple Computers training centre with French and English instruction on Mac and PC. The company runs training centres in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City, providing hands-on courses, as well as span Web development, graphic design, video, usability and PDF forms.
EM Plastic & Electric Products #2309
14 Brewster Rd.
Brampton, ON, L6T 5B7 (800) 268-1252
EM Plastic has been serving the sign, graphic, screen printing, display and industrial markets for over 50 years. It distributes a range of substrates, including: pressure-sensitive vinyl and films, foam boards, PVC sheet, aluminium composite, signboard, styrene, and corrugated sheet (Hicore), among others. EM Plastic also carries specific sign supplies like translucent and cut vinyl, laminates, magnetic sheets or rolls, magnetic and electronic ballasts, lamps, and LEDs for channel letters or sign boxes.
EngView Systems #3520
5890 Monkland Ave., Suite 203
Montreal, QC, H4A 1G2 (514) 343-0290
At Graphics Canada, EngView Systems, which develops CAD-based packaging design software, is debuting its new desktop sample-making solution. Integrating Adobe Illustrator and the Pirina sample-maker, users can employ EngView’s system to create their own resizable designs and advanced 3D models. The Pirina machine, with touch screen control, can cut 40 x 27.5-inch sheets (or 55 x 40 inches with sheet rotation), while handling a range of materials. The software features drag-and-drop functionality and a large template library.
Epson Canada #1280
185 Renfrew Dr.
Markham ON L3R 6G3 (905) 940-3254 
At Graphics Canada, Epson is exhibiting the Epson Stylus Pro GS6000, which the company describes as “the fastest 64-inch wide, roll-to-roll printer in its class.” Epson will also debut a new solvent-based ink designed to address environmental and health concerns. On the show floor, Epson is also highlighting the Stylus Pro 4900, Stylus Pro 3880 designer edition, and its computer-to-plate system called Stylus Pro 7900.
“Exceed your vision.”
Ernest Green & Son #1270, 3216
2395 Skymark Ave.
Mississauga, ON, L4W 4V6 (905) 629-8999
At Graphics Canada, Ernest Green, which supplies and services printing technologies across Canada, is displaying over 10 pieces of equipment, including HP’s FB500 UV, LX850 L25500, and Designjet printing systems, as well as an Oki-branded label printer. At the show, Ernest Green is also showcasing EskoArtwork software and cutting systems from Kongsberg (iXL 24 i-Cut table) and Graphtec. Ernest Green also has a second booth (3216) highlighting products within its flexo division.
EskoArtwork #3906
8535 Gander Creek Rd.
Miamisburg, OH, 45342 (937) 535-6060
At Graphics Canada, EskoArtwork is demonstrating its 3D design and production software called Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves, which won a 2011 InterTech Technology Award. The company is also featuring its i-cut Suite and Kongsberg finishing tables.
“The clear choice.”
Extensis #2326
1800 SW First Ave., Suite 500
Portland, OR, 97201 (503) 274-2020
Maker of the Suitcase font management software, Portland-based Extensis has also grown to include digital asset management software and an Internet font serviced called WebINK.
Factor Forms #1054
8411 McIntyre Rd.
Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 6G3 (780) 468-1111
Factor Forms was founded in 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, and has grown to over 175 employees and three production plants: Edmonton, Niagara Falls and Victoria. The company produces business forms, traditional printing, digital printing, and digital labels.
Fastar Printing #1024
50 Silver Star Blvd., Unit 207
Scarborough, ON, M1V 3L3 (416) 291-8918
Fastar Printing describes itself as an instant/rush printing and binding company, which uses the Xerox Digipress DC7002 as its primary toner-based system, as well as two Heidelberg PM46 presses for one and two colour production. Fastar also explains how it leverages a programmable Polar cutter to produce up to 1,000 business cards in 30 minutes. The company recently expanded its finishing department to offer coil, wire and perfect binding.
Flagship Courier Solutions #3919
3767 Thimens #205
Ville St. Laurent, QC, H4R 1W4 (514) 739-0202
Flagship, self-described as one of Canada’s largest Web-based shipping companies, works with major couriers like Purolator, UPS, FedEx and DHL to provide volume discounts. The company’s SmartShip system allows users to instantly view the best rates from these leading carriers, choose the service, then automatically create compliant shipping labels for each package. Flagship also provides insurance, truck freight, warehousing and international freight.
Flap & Seal Envelopes #3312
60 North Queen St.
Etobicoke, ON, M8Z 2C4 (416) 236-1284
At Graphics Canada, Flap & Seal is highlighting its knowledge base of over 1,500 envelopes and years of messaging strategy, whether applied to small invitation-style envelopes or large catalogue mailers. The company specializes in the quick turnaround of full-colour envelopes in quantities between five to 250,000. In addition to its experienced Customer Service Representatives, Flap & Seal provides instant estimating, written job confirmations and soft proofing.
“We know envelopes.”
FloClear LLC #3527
3 Johns Landing Ct.
Poquoson, VA, 23662 (678) 787-1234
FloClear provides a fountain solution recycling system designed to reduce a printer’s impact on the environment, while also saving on chemistry costs. Equipment from half-size offset presses to wide web presses can be fitted with FloClear units.
Formax #3630
44 Venture Dr.
Dover, NH, 03820 (800) 232-5535
New Hampshire-based Formax designs and manufactures paper processing equipment for the office environment to large mail centres. Formax products include pressure sealers to process one-piece mailers, as well as inserters, document folders and other complimentary equipment.
Fotolia #2323
41 E 11th St., 11 Floor
New York, NY, 10003 (888) 674-2299
Over two million people use Fotolia for royalty free images and videos. The New York-based company boasts 14 million images and videos in its market, starting at 75 cents each.
Francotyp Postalia Canada #3430
82 Corstate Ave.
Concord, ON, L4K 4X2 (905) 339-3227
Francotyp Postalia is a manufacturer of digital postal meters, mailing systems, software and related products. The German company’s Canadian subsidiary was established in 1960.
Fujifilm Canada #1200
600 Suffolk Ct.
Mississauga, ON, L5R 4G4 (905) 755-2780
At Graphics Canada, Fujifilm is exhibiting its new Acuity LED 1600 wide-format printer. Based on an inkjet LED-UV design, Fujifilm describes the Acuity LED 1600 as a versatile, entry-level system. Also at Graphics Canada, Fujifilm is running its wide-format Acuity Advance HS printer designed for high-speed production, as well as the associated Kongsberg i-XL24 finishing system. In terms of software, Fujifilm is demonstrating XMF, CGS Oris, ColorGATE Production Server, and Web-to-print applications, as well as the company’s pressroom consumable products.
“Road to profitability.”

G.T. Specialties #3531
2901-A Edith Blvd. N.E.
Albuquerque, NM, 87107 (505) 343-0600
G.T. Specialties is a supplier of diamond-coated, machine-grooved and urethane-coated gripper fingers, pads and bars, and related products, for North American printers. The company provides products for brands such as AB Dick, Akiyama, Harris, Hashimoto, Heidelberg, Itek, Komori, Meihle, Miller, Mitsubishi, KBA, manroland, Ryboi, Sakurai and Solna machines.
GBC Canada #1290
5 Precidio Ct.
Brampton, ON, L6S 6B7 (905) 595-3100
At Graphics Canada, GBC is demonstrating the recently introduced Magnapunch 2.0. This tabletop paper punch features GBC’s proprietary edge detection technology, as well as tools to speed set-up and changeover times with custom and odd-size applications. Also at the show, GBC highlights its new partnership with Canon, based on product packages, to integrate large-format printing and finishing techniques like laminating and mounting.
“Printing transformed.”
Globalink Imaging #2625
6-295 Queen St. East, Suite # 357
Brampton, ON, L6W 4S6 (905) 488-6141
At Graphics Canada, Globalink is showcasing its 2012 production line, including the Flexhibit modular display system based on twist-and-lock components. At the show, the company is also highlighting its distribution of Frontline Systems Flexikrome products.
“Your display professionals.”
Glue Dots International #2319
5515 S. Westridge Dr.
New Berlin, WI, 53151 (877) 512-8086
Glue Dots International, based in Wisconsin, develops and manufactures adhesive solutions that offer an alternative to tapes, liquid glues and hot glues. First introduced to the commercial printing industry, Glue Dots are now used in direct mail, product assembly, beverage distribution, packaging, point-of-purchase, and material handling.
Grand Valley-Direct #3625
24 Corydon Pl.
Cambridge, ON, N1R 7L5 (877) 526-6848
A Canadian and family-owned company based in Cambridge, Ontario, Grand Valley-Direct provides finishing equipment and supplies – new, used or even rentals.
Graphic Arts Magazine #2011
72 Main St.
Mount Albert, ON, L0G 1M0 (877) 513-3999
At Graphics Canada, Graphic Arts Magazine is highlighting its coverage of the printing and related graphic arts industries in Canada. Distributed 10 times a year, Graphic Arts publishes articles on topics like new technologies, design, prepress, print, bindery, sales and marketing.
Greenflow Environmental Services #2611
4151 Morris Dr., Units 2, 3, & 4
Burlington ON, L7L 5L5 (800) 287-5416
Servicing the printing industry for nearly 20 years, Greenflow provides waste removal services, recycling as well as air-quality management equipment. Greenflow Environmental also operates a licensed waste disposal (transfer) site at its Burlington facility.
GTI Graphic Technology #1255
211 Dupont Ave.
Newburgh, NY, 12550 (845) 562-7066
At Graphics Canada, GTI Graphic is highlighting its Graphiclite lighting systems, including a line for large-format viewing. The metal wall-panel system – allowing for vertical inspection – is available in custom sizes up to a maximum of 4 x 8 feet. The panels, each fitted with four magnets, are neutral gray (Munsell N8).
Gyford Productions #2308
891 Trademark Dr.
Reno, NV, 89521 (775) 829 7272
Gyford manufactures aluminum and stainless-steel mounting components and displays, called Gyford StandOff Systems. The company provides products with wire suspension, EZ Rod, and custom colours and finishes, as well as internal designers to assist in display creation.
“Bring your designs to life.”
Have Our Plastic #3117
6990 Creditview Rd., Unit 4
Mississauga, ON, L5N 8R9 (800) 263-5995
Have Our Plastic has been producing binding and related finishing equipment since 1985. The Mississauga, Ontario, company also sells synthetic paper, menu covers as well as a range of stationery products.
Heidelberg #3000
6265 Kenway Dr.
Mississauga, ON, L5T 2L3 (905) 362-4400
At Graphics Canada, Heidelberg highlights its new distribution agreements with Ricoh, beginning with the Pro C901, and EFI, including the large-format VUTEk printers. The company is discussing the Speedmaster XL 145 and XL 162 VLF presses, as well Varimatrix die cutters and Diana folding-carton gluers. At the show, Heidelberg is also focusing on flexographic plates from Kodak and Asahi. The company also highlights its Saphira consumable lines with inks and coatings. It is also demonstrating colour management, Web-to-print and business management software.
“HEI Flexibility.”
High Print #2231
250 West Beaver Creek, Unit 4
Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 1C7 (888) 739-0279
A printer of wide-format signage, this Richmond Hill, Ontario-based company has a special focus on signage and marketing materials for realtors and also provides wide-format printing for the trade, including vehicle wraps.
Hybrid Software #1257
1709 Newtown-Langhorne Rd., Suite 6
Langhorne, PA 19047 (215) 550-6243
Hybrid Software, formerly Hybrid Integration, provides software solutions for Order Lifecycle Management (OLM) in the graphic arts industry. The company’s Frontdesk OLM software allows a printer’s key clients to log in, create new print jobs and upload files to get the production process started. The company is headquartered in Pennsylvania, but has offices in Belgium and Germany.
IAPHC Toronto Craftsmen #4121
209-5 Weldrick Rd. W.
Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 8S9 (905) 884-9778
Established in 1919, the Toronto Craftsmen Club was at one point the third largest division within the International Club. The Club’s mission is to be an “EPIC” organization, one that educates, promotes, informs and connects people employed within the graphic communications industry.
Imprintor #3532
345 N. Lewis Ave.
Oglesby, IL, 61348 (866) 663-8373
Imprintor is a provider of custom imprinting equipment and supplies. Its devices are commercial grade and can imprint on many promotional items (which it also sells), such as badge holders, flashlights, pens and even ceramic mugs.
Indel-Davis #1004
7902-10th St. N.E., Deer Point Tech Centre #B
Calgary, AB, T2E 8W1 (800) 885-7100
A supplier of wide-format consumables and media, Indel-Davis is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma but here in Canada has offices in Calgary and Toronto.
Insource #3605
85 Citizen Ct., Unit 6
Markham, ON, L6C 1A8 (905) 709-3344
Founded in 2005, Insource is a provider of mailing equipment and supplies and features products from Buhrs, W+D Direct, Norpak and Kirk Rudy. The company has offices in Toronto, St-Leonard, and Vancouver.
International Binding & Laminating Systems #2508
204, 19232 Enterprise Way
Surrey, BC, V3S 6J9 (604) 574-9508
At Graphics Canada, International Binding is showcasing various perfect binders for hard and soft cover books, as well as a new 17.75-inch stack cutter – part of a line with a size range from 17 to 54 inches. Also on the show floor, the company features its new 24-up, full-bleed Therm-o-type business card slitter, as well as its FastBack line for photo-book production. International Binding also carries products from Akiles, Banner, Bryce, ChannelBind, CP Bourg, Daige, Dry-Lam, Duplo, Drytac, Dura Products, EMSeal, General Graphics, GHL, Ideal MBM, Ledco, Maping, Minipack, Neschen, Protect-All, PDI, Powis Parker, ProBind, RB Sun, Renz, Standard, Tamerica and Unibind.
iStockphoto #2322, 2324
1240 20th Ave. SE, Suite 200
Calgary, AB, T2G 1M8 (866) 478-6251
Established in May 2000 in Calgary, iStockphoto is a stock photography provider now owned by parent company Getty Images. The site today has over seven million users both buying and selling photography around the world.
J&J Manufacturing #1263
15 Keefer Rd.
St. Catharines, ON, L2M 6K4 (905) 685-8353
Jay-Line was established in 1977 and is a supplier of custom-branded promotional products including pens, pads, door hangers and photo frames. The company features a line of Canadian-made products as well as products which are environmentally minded.
Jasdi Magnetics Canada #4115
155 11880 Hammersmith Way
Richmond, BC, V7A 5C8 (604) 271-1679           
At Graphics Canada, Jasdi, which is a new Canadian subsidiary of the parent Jasdi Magnetics, is highlighting its latest flexible magnet products in plain, self-adhesive, white or colour vinyl finish. These products are designed to complement processes like silk-screen, UV inkjet, hot-foil stamp, pad printing or vinyl lettering. The company is also highlighting its most-popular magnetic paper, which is a 12 x 18-inch sheet with a white art paper finish. This sheet features a 0.014-inch thickness with a variance to 0.015-inch thickness. Jasdi also now carries “rare earth magnets” like ceramic and neodymium for special projects.
“Jasdi is my name and magnetics is my game.”
Jelly Labels #3314
250 The East Mall, Suite 1273
Etobicoke, ON, M9B 6L3 (416) 907-0128
At Graphics Canada, Jelly Labels is launching its LogoTilez branded labels. Catering to small-business owners, these domed labels can be ordered – for the first time – in format sizes as small as 50 square inches. The domed labels are available by the sheet in either 1 x 1-inch or 1 x 2-inch sizes.
“LogoTilez, make use of your logo.”
Jilca International #2617
3680 Victoria Park Ave., Unit 7
North York, ON, M2H 3K1 (416) 847-0655
In business for over 20 years, Jilca supplies and services tradeshow display products across North America. Its product lines include portable displays, EZTruss systems, banner stands and tradeshow accessories, as well as dye-sublimation fabric printing. The company provides marketing, printing and graphic design services.
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