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The upcoming Graphics Canada tradeshow, running from April 6 to 8 at the Toronto International Centre, has added two new sessions to it conference program, including the Girls Who Print, Women of Influence Panel, and the Future of Print Panel 2, A Designer's Perspective.

The Girls Who Print Panel features some of the most influential leaders in Canada’s graphics communications industry, including: Deanne Sinclair, President, Cambridge Label Inc.; Marg Macleod, Association Manager, Digital Imaging Association; Audrey Jamieson, President, Marketing Kitchen Inc.; April Burke, VP Operations & Technology, LM Group; Romy Hahn, Director, Sales & Marketing, Annan & Sons; and Joanne Hisey, Account Manager, Kwik Signs.

To be moderated by Deborah Corn from Print Media Centr, the Girls Who Print Panel will take place on Thursday, April 6, at 4:00 pm in Hall 5, Innovations Theatre, show floor. It is free for attendees.

The Future of Print Panel 2, A Designer's Perspective, features some of Canada’s top creative directors and design agencies principals, including: Dominic Ayre, Creative Director, Hambly & Woolley; Yen Chu, Creative Director of Design, J. Walter Thompson Toronto; Fidel Peña, Co-Founder, Creative Director, Underline Studio; Tony Ponzo, Creative Director, Haft2 Inc.; and Stussy Tschudin, Principal, Forge Media.

To be moderated by Xerox’ Beth Ann Kilberg-Walsh, VP, Marketing Commercial Excellence, the Future of Print Panel 2, takes place on Thursday, April 6, at 2:00 pm on the show floor. It is free for attendees.
Messe Düsseldorf released its 4th drupa Global Trends report tracking key economic and market developments across the global printing industry.

The report is based on the circulation of two separate surveys for printers and suppliers, sharing some common questions, but also asking more specific questions relevant to each group.

A total of 839 printers participated, including 525 from Europe and 314 from the rest of the world. Europe, which accounted for 220 of the 331 respondents, also dominated the supplier survey, but all the other regions were had material representation with 111 respondents.

From the printer respondents, 42 percent described their business as being in “good” economic state in 2016, while only 11 percent reported it as “‘poor”. According to the report, 56 percent of suppliers said their companies were in good economic condition.

The full version (in English) can be purchased for Euro 249 online (around C$355) at drupa.de/2131.
Daniel Dejan, ETC print and creative manager at Sappi Fine Paper North America, will deliver a presentation at the Digital Imaging Association Breakfast at Graphics Canada.

Dejan’s presentation, “Print & (everything else) with: Daniel Dejan”, will examine the falsity that “print is dead” and discuss such subjects as demographic preferences, shopping behaviour, niche marketing and how to make print more interactive and tactile.

For more inforamtion about Graphics Canada workshops visit http://www.graphicscanada.com/education/

DIA Event Details

Friday, April 7, 2017
Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Presentation
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
Aviation Room C

The event is free of charge, but space is limited. No admittance without registration. Admission to the Graphics Canada show is included with registration to the DIA Breakfast.

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Cambridge Label provides a preview of the following Graphics Canada 2017 booth highlights.

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At Graphics Canada, Cambridge Label, one of the country’s largest trade printers specializing in labels, is focusing on its new Instant Online Quoting system. The quoting allows customers to now quote digitally printed CMYK labels online. As a printer exclusively for the trade, customers can login using their distributor login (set-up via Cambridge Label) to access the online program.

With a distributor login, trade customers can also take advantage of the following features: View order history, place re-orders, view order status, and place estimate requests for labels other than digitally printed full colour labels.

Specializing in print for a number of markets, Cambridge Label manufactures custom printed labels in quantities as few as 100 and up to several million. The company provides a range of stocks and adhesives available and over 2,500 label sizes and styles.

Acco Brands Canada, GBC, provides a preview of the following Graphics Canada 2017 booth highlights.

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The Seal 65 Pro MD is described as a high production, versatile wide-format laminator that can run both hot and cold applications. Reaching at speeds of more than 15 feet per minute, GBC explains the 65 Pro MD is capable of running thermal film at two to three times the speed of other laminators on the market. It also carries ETL certification in the United States and Canada.

GBC describes the Magnapunch Pro Punching Machine as a newly robust stainless steel system for document finishing. The company explains the punching system features uncomplicated set-ups, in addition to the strength of its flywheel technology.

The GBC Catena 65 roll laminator is described as an easy-to-use and efficient system targeted at small print shop, office or institution environments. This updated laminator encapsulates and mounts jobs up to 27 inches wide. Its increased ¼-inch mounting gap, explains GBC, helps in mounting to foamcore. New features of the Catena 65 include an open design, pivoting table, AutoSpeed and programmable presets.

At Graphics Canada, GBC will also highlight the 44-inch Spire 44T thermal wide format laminator, Ultima 65 thermal roll laminator, Procut 17P paper cutter, Digicoil Automatic Color coil inserter, and Pro Trim 63 trimmer.

Exhibitors of Graphics Canada, running from April 6 to 8 at the Toronto International Centre, were asked for up to three of their booth highlights for attendees to focus. A complete list of exhibitors is located at the bottom of this page, following Featured Exhibitors that provided their booth highlights.

Featured Exhibitors
4over
Acco Brands Canada, GBC     
Agfa
Amazing Print Tech
Amplis
Avanti
AXYZ International
Bard Business Solutions
C.P. Bourg
Cambridge Label
Canon Canada
Daly Digital Group
Delphax Technologies
Depositphotos
Dolphies Promo     
Epson Canada
Esko
GMG
GTI Graphic Technology
Hans Shinohara
Hiker Enterprises
HP
Insource
Konica Minolta Business Solutions
MPI Group
Multiple Pakfold Business Forms
National Research Council
PDS
Primera Technology
Ricoh Canada
Roland DGA
RS International
Sign Association of Canada
SmartSoft
Southwest Bindings
Sydney Stone
Unibind
Value-Rite Business Products
Veritiv
Zünd

Complete Exhibitor List (as provided by Graphics Canada, February 28)
3 L Display
4over
A + A Graphics Canada
Aberdeen Fabrics
ACCO Brands Canada
ADMACO
Advertising Specialty Institute
Agfa
Air & Water Systems
All Graphic Supplies
Amazing Print Tech
Amplis
Announcement Converters
APD Printing
ATS – Tanner Banding Systems
Avanti
AXYZ International
B & R Moll
Banner Ups/E. L. Hatton Sales
Bard Business Solutions
Beaumont & Co Exhibits and Displays
Cambridge Label
Canon Canada
Color - Dec North America
Comhan Canada
C.P. Bourg
CP Office Solution
Customized Mats
Daly Digital Group
Delphax Technologies Canada
Depositphotos
DFS  
DocketManager
Dolphies Promo Group Canada
Duroflex Specialty Papers
EOS Trading
Epilog Laser
Epson Canada
Ernest Green & Son
ESKO
Exhibition Printing Solutions
EZ Trade Signs
Factor Forms & Labels
Flagship Courier Solutions
Forte Labels and Shrink Sleeves
Gemini
GMG Color
Gonderflex International
Grand Valley-Direct
Graphic Arts Magazine
Greenflow Environmental Services
GRIMCO
GTI Graphic Technology
Hans Shinohara Canada
Hiker Enterprises
HP Inc.
ILLU Display
Insource
Intertek Testing Services
J & J Manufacturing
Jelly Labels
KBR Graphics
KIP America
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada)
LasX Industries
LogoJET
Macaron
Masterwork USA
Matchking Printing
Maxmedia Graphic Supplies
Mimaki USA
Miralupa
MPI Print
Multi Color Tech
Multiple Pakfold Business Forms
Mutoh America
National Research Council (NRC)
New Magway
Okidata Americas
OMET Americas
Outdoor Media Zone
PDS
PressWise by SmartSoft
Prime Lightboxes
Primera Technology
Prime UV-IR Systems Systems
PrintAction
Printer Gateway
Printer's Parts & Equipment
Pritchard Paper Products
PSI Engineering
Ricoh Canada
RISO
Roland DGA
RS International Canada
Rubenstein RB Digital
Simple Signman
Sign Association of Canada
Sign Media Canada
Sinalite.com
Sinclair Computer Forms
Skyline Toronto
Southwest Bindings
Specialties Graphic Finishers
Spicers Canada
Stahls' Canada
STM
Stuebing Automatic Machine
Sydney Stone
Teckmark Label
TG Graphics
The Drafting Clinic Canada
THERM-O-TYPE
Tiimports
TMAX Images
Treck Hall Wide Format
Trotec Laser Canada
Ultima Displays Canada
Unibind
Value-Rite Business Products
Veritiv
Verso Solutions
Web to Print Shop
World of Tape
Xerox Canada
Yantai Hongquing Packing Material
YUL Technologies
Yupo Corporation America
Zund

Canon Canada provides a preview of the following three Graphics Canada 2017 booth highlights.

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The Océ Arizona 2200 Series includes flatbed-based UV-curable printing systems designed for producing both rigid and flexible work. Building from an existing Arizona platform, the newest Océ Arizona series, according to Canon, are designed as versatile and high-quality imaging systems  for mid-volume print producers.
    
The imagePRESS C10000VP Series is designed for high-volume digital printing, running a range of media types, with what Canon rates as a monthly duty cycle of up to 1.5 million letter-size images. The imagePRESS C10000VP Series reaches print speeds of up to 100 letter images per minute with the C10000VP model and 80 letter images per minute with the C8000VP model, with both systems supporting media weights of up to 350 gsm. The imagePRESS C10000VP Series produces a resolution of up to 2,400 x 2,400 dpi with automatic colour control and adjustment.

The Canon imagePROGRAF 60-inch PRO-6000S and 44-inch PRO-4000S large-format printers using an 8-colour LUCIA PRO ink system designed for applications like production signage, commercial photography and proofing. The LUCIA PRO ink set adopts newly formulated, micro-encapsulated pigment inks for what the company describes as strong colour reproduction, image clarity and fine lines. Canon explains these reproduction characteristics are well suited for creating posters and advertising displays.

Amazing Print Tech provided PrintAction with a preview of the following Graphics Canada 2017 booth highlights.

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Web-to-Print provider Amazing Print Tech is showcasing a range of online storefront technologies for areas the company describes as business-to-consumer, retail, business-to-business, corporate, websites, estimators and content management system plug-in technologies.
    
In addition to create new Websites, Amazing Print Tech states it offers the largest library of premade templates, which can be embedded into existing Websites.

Zünd provides a preview of the following Graphics Canada 2017 booth highlights.

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Zünd Design Center ZDC is a user-friendly Adobe Illustrator plug-in to create three-dimensional designs for packaging and displays. It provides a library of templated designs in folding carton and corrugated cardboard. The software includes a 3D preview tool to consider measurements, logos, patterns and other graphic elements. Even though Zünd’s primary focus will be on software and workflow, Zünd is also showcasing the versatility of its M-2500 cutting system.

Zünd will be cutting one or more jobs with boxes or displays available in Zünd Design Center and nested with Prep Center. The company explains it will show visitors how easy these production process are, from prepress to finished product. Zünd will also show how they are subsequently handled in Zünd Cut Center with QR-code capture and many other features, including flip&cut, using a Zünd cutting system. - See more at: https://www.printaction.com/headlines/zund-graphics-canada-4030#sthash.votRo9Fw.dpuf
Value-Rite a preview of the following Graphics Canada 2017 booth highlights.

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Value-Rite is showcasing what the company describes as a complete integration of  technology to custom decorate fabric, metal, plastic, glass, vinyl, and ceramics using Sublimation, UV printing, Solvent, transfers. Value-Rite represents Epson, Mimaki, Okidata, Sawgrass, Forever, Chromaluxe and Implusa.

This includes the all-new Epson SureColor F9200 which is described as a fast, economical medium- to-large volume dye-sublimation transfer printer. It runs at speeds up to 1,044 square feet per hour and widths of up to 64-inches. The printing systems includes Epson’s PrecisionCore TFP print heads, an integrated roll-to-roll media support system with high accuracy winding, and new dye-sublimation ink technology - Epson UltraChrome DS with High Density Black.
Unibind provides a preview of the following Graphics Canada 2017 booth highlights.

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CM750  UniFoil Printer allows users to personalize books, notebooks, agenda, contracts. The UniFoil Printer is a digital printer that prints foil directly from a digital file on any flat surface. The company explains users can create personalize products in-house with the product by  connecting the UniFoilPrinter to a computer, downloading the software and start printing.

The CaseMaker 650 is the perfect case making solution for short-run personalized cases. It allows users to create a hard cover, ringbinder or display in what Unibind describes as an easy and maintenance-free way with the Unibind CasePlanos. An easy and error free case making process, thanks to the premade CasePlanos. Cost-efficient:

The CasePlanos machine can be operated by a minimal trained operator, according to the company, as it does not require setup and change-over time. Unibind explains it only takes a few minutes to produce a personalized hard cover with the technology.
Sydney Stone provides a preview of the following Graphics Canada 2017 booth highlights.

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Duplo Spot UV Coater produces raised and dimensional UV effects. Inclusive of an automatic air feeder, sheet sizes up to 14.33 x 29.13 inches. Sydney Stone explains the Duplo Spot UV Coater operates a lower capital cost and lower consumable cost than current competitors.
    
Morgana DigiFold PRO 385 is a high-speed creaser folder with fully automatic setup and deep pile feeder. It is the newest addition to the Morgana range of folder/creasers. The DigiFold Pro 385 is the fourth generation of the DigiFold series, offering new levels of automation to meet range of printed applications. It is specifically designed for digital and litho printers who have a need to crease and fold digitally printed, heavy weight or cross grained stock.
 
instaFOIL is a new product to create short run spot foil for digital printers. instaFoil is used in conjunction with a laminator in order to apply foil in house. The product is available in nine colours including Gold, Silver, Gloss, Green, Red, Matte Gold, Medium Blue, Dark Blue, Pink and Red. Sydney Stone is providing swatch books for instaFOIL at Graphics Canada.
Southwest Bindings provides a preview of the following Graphics Canada 2017 booth highlights.

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ALM 3230 Mini is the next generation, fully automated one- to two-sided print laminator that can work with up to 13 x 19-inch sheets. The machine, according to Southwest Bindings, features ultra quick warm up and automatically feeds up to 100 sheets – and with laminate and trim in one pass. Available film for the system includes 1.2-, 1.5-, 3- and 5-mil thickness.

The Koilmatic Auto Inserter and Crimper is an affordable fully electric tabletop automatic coil inserter designed to bin up to 450 books per hour. The company explains no tools are required for basic setup and change, with an LCD screen guiding operators through setup and operation. Having a vertical book placement can accommodate tabs or wider covers. Southwest Bindings explains the system provides consistent simultaneous crimping on both coil ends and a low maintenance design.
SmartSoft provides a preview of the following Graphics Canada 2017 booth highlights.

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PressWise is an end-to-end SaaS-based MIS and Print Workflow Automation solution that comes complete with features like unlimited Web storefronts, estimating, quoting, order processing, complete shipping integration, fulfillment and the ability to integrate with most third-party storefronts and existing back-end accounting systems.

Frameworks Canada is what the company describes as a cutting-edge SERP recognized Address Accuracy and Postal Presorting product. Frameworks Canada Mailers Edition is a fully-featured, all-in-one SERP Recognized postal software solution, designed to save the user time and maximize postal discounts by presorting your mail to Canada Post specifications.
Sign Association of Canada provides a preview of the following Graphics Canada 2017 booth highlights.

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Since 1955 the Sign Association of Canada (SAC-ACE) has focused on promoting the welfare of the sign industry, with the goal of improving the status of its members in the community. However, the Sign Association of Canada explains that the traditional boundaries of the sign industry have expanded due to the rapidly changing level of technology and the evolution of the commercial marketplace.
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