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Graphics Canada Profiles – A-F

November 10, 2009  By

Graphics Canada
Graphics Canada Exhibitor Profiles – Continued
From 3L Display to Fujifilm Canada
For the index of all profiled companies, click here.

Graphics Canada will be held at the International Centre in Toronto between November 12 – 14, 2009.
Free tickets can be had to the show by entering PRINTACT on the Graphics Canada registration site.


3L Display #1078
Based in Mississauga, ON
Specializing in the display market, 3L provides large-format printing using solvent-based printers. The company claims its technologies allow for reproduction of up to 10-feet wide, as well as applications ranging from banners and signs to vehicle and window graphics.

Based in Toronto, ON
Adastotal is the official ADAST dealer in Canada.

Advantag Canada #3213
Based in Drummondville, QC
Sales office in Toronto, ON

Advantag is one of Canada’s largest tag manufacturers, operating under ISO 9001-2000, with clients in the United States and overseas. The company provides customized labels. It reports that more than 85 percent of its products are manufactured as per our customers’ requirements. Clientele ranges from the textile and the fashion industries to agricultural and meat-inspection tagging.

Advantage Graphic Supplies #3921
Based in Markham, ON
Advantage Graphic primarily sells large-format printing technologies, including brands Mimaki, HP, Mutoh and Graphtec, as well as sign-making software like Flexsign, Neon Wizard, Sign Wizard, Signlab and Onyx. The company also sells associated media and ink, in addition to used equipment. Around its equipment sales, Advantage Graphic also provides training and technical support.

All Graphic Supplies #2108
Based in Toronto, ON
Sales offices in Calgary, AB; Port Coquitlam, BC; Bedford, NS; and Trinidad

All Graphic Supplies primarily sells technology for large-format printing, based on years of experience in the screen-printing and sign-making industries. The company recently signed on to distribute EFI’s flatbed inkjet printers, while it also carries brands like Roland, Mimaki, Techwin, Cube and d-gen fabric printing systems. All Graphic Supplies also certifies the used equipment it sells.

Allcan Stencil & Label #2629
Based in Markham, ON
Allcan claims to offer one of the largest inventoried label selections in Canada, which allows for same-day shipping, but the company also has the ability to
produce custom orders. Allcan carries thermal-transfer labels, as well as direct-thermal, laser/inkjet, continuous pinfeed, and pre-printed shipping labels – in
addition to label accessories and stencils. Its labels are commonly applied to food, furniture, hardware, household and automotive products.

AM Transport #3118
Based in Toronto, ON
AM Transport specializes in transporting printed materials.

Amazing #3413
Based in Toronto, ON
Amazing Print develops Web-to-print software applications, with an emphasis on template-based postcard, stationery and business-card printing tools. In addition to providing customized applications, the company has four branded software tools: 1. eCardBuilder for design-based business-card printing; 2. eCardReview for online proofing; 3. eCardGroup for business card design and proofing; and 4. MyOrderDesk for e-commerce.

Andrews Mailing #3909A
Based in Aurora, ON
Since 1951, the company has been a vendor to many Fortune 500 companies, agencies, printers,
and private businesses, specializing in direct mail.

Asia Pulp & Paper Canada #1280
Based in Brampton, ON
Sales offices in Montreal, QC; Vancouver, BC

One of the largest paper and pulp manufacturers in the world, operating in more than 65 countries on six continents, the company’s combined pulp, paper and packaging capacities in Indonesia amount to over 7-million tonnes of annual production. At the start of September 2009, the Indonesian Ecolabelling Institute (Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia (LEI) awarded five of APP’s pulp and paper mills with Chain of Custody (CoC) certification under the LEI certification program.

ATS, Tanner Banding Systems #3312
Based in Oakville, ON
ATS supplies transport packaging solutions with a specialization in banding equipment and material for six main market segments: graphics, food, manufacturing, logistics, marketing and pharmaceutical industries. The company distributes more than 10 unique banding systems designed for the printing and associated mailing sectors. ATS also sells a variety of banding paper and films, as well as imprinted – up to six colours – banding materials.

AvantiAvanti Computer Systems #1012
Based in Toronto, ON
Founded in 1984, Avanti develops business management software and most recently received recognition for its Direct Mail Management module and for Microsoft Outlook integration into its Customer Relationship Management module. The company also recently introduced the Kodak Prinergy Business Link tool. Avanti positions its various applications into four areas: 1. Production, such as job ticketing and invoicing; 2. Web-to-Print, such as job submission and soft proofing; 3. Third-party integration (XML); and 4. Business Intelligence, such as executive dashboards, triggers and alerts, and reporting.

Bard Business Solutions #2523
Based in Toronto, ON
Bard develops business management software with an emphasis on multi-user database systems, including the Enterprise Manager, as well as Graphics Manager. More Bard management software modules include: Magazine Manager, engineered for publishing; Digital Print Manager, for short-run printing and finishing; Graphics Express for print brokers; and Freelance Manager for freelance artists and consultants.

Beta Industries #1241
Based in New Jersey, US
Beta Industries focuses on selling colour management hardware and software, including CTP calibration tools, pressroom densitometers, colour viewers, loupes, magnifiers and specialized tools for flexography. Third-party brands sold by the company include X-Rite and Techkon, among other colour-management hardware.

BobstBobst Group North America #3348
Based in North Carolina, US
Sales and service office in Pointe-Claire, QC

With over 30 worldwide facilities, Bobst Group is one of the industry’s largest finishing-technology manufacturers, with a particular focus on the development of converting machines for the packaging sector. Recent developments from Bobst include the Expertcut 106-LER, which is a 41-inch, 9,000 sheet-per-hour diecutter, and the Expertfold 110 A-2 CS, a folder/gluer that works with various carton applications.

Boss LogoBoss Logo Print & Graphics #1008
Based in Markham, ON
This Toronto-area printer specializes in 24- to 48-hour turnarounds on applications like booklets, bookmarks, brochures, business cards, CD covers, letterhead, postcards and posters. The company uses Heidelberg press technology, after the recent installation of a XL 105-6+LX. Boss Logo also has an large post-press department with Polar cutters, Stahl folders, letterpress, die cutting, embossing, and foil stamping.

Brausse Group #3355
Based in Richmond, BC
IMG-Brausse Group is a global equipment manufacturer for the converting industry, with facilities in Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, China, Korea and Canada. Some of the company’s latest technology include the 450SE auto diecutter, 1050SEF auto-foil stamper and TA1100-C6 high-speed gluer. Brausse also sells handfed and used equipment.

Business Cards Tomorrow #1203
Based in Florida, US
is self-described as the largest wholesaler of thermographed and flat
offset commercial stationery products in North America. BCT is built
from a network of over 60 franchise locations that work with printers,
mailing centres, office supply houses, form distributors, print
brokers, and ad agencies. In Canada, BCT has locations in Dartmouth,
Calgary, Mississauga, Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo.

Cambridge Label #1271
Based in Cambridge, ON
Founded in 1998, Cambridge Label, as its name suggests, specializes in the trade-only production and printing of labels on an 8-colour label press. The company can produce quantities from 1,000 to several million, while a majority of its orders come in at runs of over 100,000 pieces. Cambridge Label, which can create and print 25 different barcode types in either static or consecutive numbering, claims to have a standard delivery schedule of four working days.

Canadian Metal-Ad #3112
Based in Brampton, ON
Specializing in electro-plating and metal finishing, Canadian Metal-Ad is able to handle a range of projects to develop or repair technologies. While the company’s craft-based skill reaches into aerospace, aircraft and naval sectors, Metal-Ad has a dedicated industrial maintenance department.

Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council #3819
Based in Ottawa, ON
CPISC aims to address human resource and workforce development issues within the printing and graphic communications industry. In June 2009, CPISC released what it refers to as “national skill standards” for prepress and finishing workers, following the August 2008 release of what CPISC deems as standards for press occupations.

Carbon Computing #1002
Based in Toronto, ON
Sales locations in Ottawa and Waterloo, ON

Carbon Computing is a reseller of software and hardware computing technologies, with an expertise in Macintosh products, from Mac Pro to xserve. The company also sells displays and drawing tables. Carbon Computing provides service, training and localized seminars.

Case Paper Company #3210
Based in Harrison, NY
Sales facility in Toronto, ON

Case Paper is self-described as one of the largest paper merchant/converters in the United States, while also holding a facility in Toronto. Across its eight North American facilities, the company claims to stock over 100-million pounds of rolls and sheets, including substrates like fine printing papers, SBS, recycled board and carbonless rolls.

Cell-A-Net Printer Services #2423
Based in Mississauga, ON
Cell-A-Net focuses on repair and maintenance services (on-site and at its depot) on HP printers and plotters, which has been a company specialty for over 25 years. Based around HP machines, the company offers per-page contracts, warranty services, installation and training.

Celplast Packaging Systems #3648
Based in Toronto, ON
For over 30 years, Celplast has been a distributor of packaging technologies, while also offering service and expertise in building customized packaging systems for companies. Brands distributed by the company include ARPAC, BVM, Starview, NewMa, Orion, PSI Engineering and Shtuffleworth. The company also distributes specialized packaging materials like Flex-O-Glass and Mullinix.

Central Die Supplies #3129
Based in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
Sales office in Vaughan, ON

Central Die Supplies is a national distributor of technology for steel rule die making, die cutting, business forms and printing.

Cheelo Graphics #2519
Based in Markham, ON
Cheelo Graphics produces displays and printing, including applications like hanging signs, tabletops, portable displays, for tradeshow-like exhibits.

CiMa-Pak #1210
Based in Montreal, QC; and Toronto, ON
CiMa-Pak specializes in the distribution of shrink-wrap and poly-bag equipment to niche sectors of the packaging industry, including food and direct-mail markets. In addition to its shrink-wrap and poly-bag expertise, the company provides a range of industrial applications like vacuum systems and heat sealers.

Craftwell Canada#3215
Based in Mississauga, ON
Craftwell specializes in the production of presentation binders, displays, and promotional products. In September 2009, the company released its new Unikeep and EnvyPak product catalogue. The company also sells plastic thermoformed packaging, both rigid and flexible.

Draabe #1275
Based in Hamburg, Germany
Sales office in Ottawa, ON

Draabe specializes in the development of air humidification systems. With an internal group that focuses on the printing industry, the company is able to qualify how its systems, such as the wall-mounted TurboFog 4, 8, 16, and 32 models (named after their kg/h capabilities), can control room air humidity in plants to reduce paper distortion, static and downtime.

Drytac Canada #2008
Based in Concord, ON
For over 30 years, Drytac has manufactured products for graphics finishing and display, with a core product line of pressure-sensitive, heat-set and thermal over-laminating films. The company also offers various lines of mounting adhesives, backing films, inkjet media, finishing equipment, liquid laminating systems, accessories, and banners stands. Recent products from the company include a new UV curable clear coat, called InstaCure SuperFlex, and a new line of UV curable liquid coaters, called the VersaCoater DocuMate Plus – with built-in IR – designed to handle wax-infused inks.

Duracut Machine Knife #3110
Based in Markham, ON
Duracut is a manufacturer of machine knives, while also providing sharpening and straightening services. The company specializes in knives for Muller Martini equipment, as well as guillotine, Sheridan and McCain knives, which can include carbide-tipped structure.

EFIEFI #3612
Based in Foster City, CA
At Graphics Canada, EFI is highlighting the breadth of its Management Information System software, which received a boost in July 2008 when the company acquired privately held Pace Systems Group for US$21 million. Today, EFI’s MIS product line includes: EFI Pace; EFI PrintSmith for smaller shops; and EFI Monarch, which contains Hagen OA, Prograph, PrintFlow Dynamic Scheduling, and the Auto-Count Direct Machine Interface modules.

Epson #3416
Based in Mississauga, ON
One of the world’s inkjet technology giants, Epson recently entered the outdoor commercial printing sector with the May 2008 launch of the 64-inch Stylus Pro GS6000 printer with print speeds of up to 340 square feet per hour for banner-quality printing. At Graphics Canada, the company plans to show its 7900 and 9900EFI.

Ernest Green & Son #1270/1276
Based in Mississauga, ON
In business for over 55 years, Ernest Green is self-described as the largest independent distributor of graphic arts products and services in Canada, focusing on flexographic, offset and digital printing, CTP and wide-format technologies. Some of Ernest Green’s brands include Reeves, Varn, Allied, Van Son, Taniguchi, Mutoh, Epson, HP, Intelicoat, Onyx, Scanvec, Agfa, 3M, Ilford, and Latran.

Eye Magine Graphics #3906
Based in Toronto, ON
Eye Magine primarily focuses on producing signage through large-format printing. Applications produced by the company include posters, banners, displays, decals and vehicle wraps. Eye Magine also works with laminating and mounting equipment.

EZ Trade Signs #2401
Based in Toronto, ON
In business for over a decade, EZ Trade Signs primarily focuses on large-format printing and signage. Some of the company’s applications include A-Frame spinners, indoor or outdoor banners, Coroplast interior signage, real estate signage, and vehicle graphics. EZ Trade can work with different materials from wood to Styrene.

Factor Forms
Based in Niagara Falls, ON
Sales/facilities in Victoria, Vancouver, BC; Edmonton, Calgary, AB; and Winnipeg, MB
In business for over 35 years, Factor Forms is a trade-only, business-forms supplier. The company recently joined the Cheque Printer Self Certification Program. The company also prints envelopes, invoices, labels and snapset applications.

Fastar Printing
Based in Scarborough, ON
Fastar is a printing company that focuses on the production of business cards, which it highlights with a promotion to print 5,000 2-sided cards for $199. The company also produces postcards, rack cards and flyers.

Fiberweb #1251
Based in Tennessee, US
Fiberweb produces cleaning fabrics for manufacturing company, including pressroom-wiping materials, dampener covers and absorbent socks. The company recently introduced its ELIXIR pre-saturated automatic blanket cleaning rolls, which are said to contain a low-VOC liquid solvent. More brands carried by the company include Webril, Red-I, Red Runner, Nubtex, WashTex, Web-Lock and KleanWipes.

Flagship Courier Solutions #3919
Based in Montreal, QC
This courier company partners with major carriers like Purolator, FedEx, UPS and DHL, while focusing resources into the shipment of printing. Flagship has built an online system, called SmartShip, for users to find rates and then monitor and track all shipments.

Fujifilm CanadaFujifilm Canada #1200
Based in Mississauga, ON
Fujifilm Canada is bringing a number of products to its Graphics Canada booth, including software like XMF workflow, based on the Adobe PDF Print Engine, and Taskero Universe, engineered for remote-site colour management. Fujifilm’s booth will also hold the new Acuity Advance XT, which is wide-format inkjet machine with a 8 x 10-foot bed and roll options. The company will also highlight its environmentally progressive Eco-V plate and the new LH-NN2 thermal newspaper plate. As a distributor of third-party technologies, Fujifilm is also highlighting the Xerox Nuvera 120 and DocuColor 7002, as well as Oris Press Matcher and Ink Saver, and Primse Web-to-print software.

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