Installations

Phipps Dickson Integria has purchased a ROLAND 900XXL press from manroland for its Kirkland plant. The Montreal-based printer says it expects to have the 56-inch press operational in early October.


"Our first encounter with this large format press was at several installations that we had visited in Germany and last year at drupa," says Gaetano DiTrapani, Chief Operating Officer at PDI. “We’ve also had the opportunity to view it at another printer in Canada and at manroland’s Print Technology Center in Chicago." DiTrapani also listed two reasons why PDI chose the 900XXL: "First, we believe it will more efficiently accommodate our existing work in the publishing field that is currently produced on 40-inch presses. Second, it will provide us access to a very specific market within the large format work sector."

PDI recently consolidated its plants in LaSalle and St. Laurent into one facility in Kirkland, Quebec. The 6-colour 900XXL is the PDI's first manroland purchase. Phipps Dickson and Integria merged in February 2007, forming one of the larger printers in Quebec. In December, it acquired and reopened Grafikom's Sherbrooke plant, now known as PDI-Graphica.

Pazazz iGen4
Montreal-based Pazazz Printing increased its toner-based production capabilities by installing a Xerox iGen4, while heralding the press’ internal inline spectrophotometer for syncing into the company’s existing colour management system.

Back in April 2009, Pazazz became certified under the IDEAlliance’s G7 Print Master training program. Often confused as a standard, G7 is a process by which printing companies can calibrate their presses through a neutral grey balance, which now fits the capabilities of more toner-based presses, such as the iGen4, with inline spectrophotometry.

"The iGen4 press is yet another example of our commitment to offer our clients the highest standards in print to ensure the best quality available for our clients," said Warren Werbitt, CEO of Pazazz.

 

 


Oakville-based Somerville Graphics, a printer with both digital and offset machinery, has purchased a Duplo System 2000 with Square Press. The machine was purchased from Sydney R. Stone.

Duplo's System 2000 is a short-run booklet maker with multiple expansion capabilities. It is able to deal with both offset and digitally printed pages.

Somerville has invested in other pieces of finishing equipment recently, including a Duplo DC 10/60 collator in July and a Duplo DBM 120 Bookletmaker late last year. The company opened its doors in 1997 and today runs two Heidelberg offset presses as well as a Xerox 700 digital press.

 

 

Etobicoke-based EZ Trade Signs, a division of Mr. Printer/Mr. Signs, has installed an Acuity flatbed digital inkjet machine.

The machine was purchased from Fujifilm Canada and is the 35th unit to be installed in the country.

Jay Nazir, a second-generation family member in the business, is in charge of the sign making division. Mr. Printer has been in business for over 30 years, providing offset and digital printing. Recently the company expanded into sign making. Today the company has nine employees, led by Jay and his mother Ruby.

 

 

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