Astley Gilbert installs Komori 8 colour

Astley Gilbert has bought a new Komori GL 840 Perfector with Tower Coater, HUV and UV curing capabilities, and extended delivery . The new Komori features include A-APC plate changing for simultaneous changing of plates on all 8 units in less than 90 seconds. PQA-S dual camera system for sheet inspection of both sides of the sheet offering the ultimate quality in one pass Print on demand offset printing. Astley Gilbert was listed as the 31st largest printer in Canada by Graphic Monthly and is a major player to the architects and building community in the Greater Toronto area. Their services range from offset sheetfed, digital,visual display , reprographic and online services.
Steve Ranson of Komcan says “ A company like AG demands a press like the new GL 840PC. It brings the highest level of features and automation to a company that truly knows how to use it”
Komcan Inc. is the Canadian dealer for sales, parts and service of Komori

Westkey Graphics adds iGen 5 with White ink

Westkey Graphics, one of western Canada’s largest privately-owned printers, has purchased White Dry Ink for the fifth station of its Xerox iGen 5 Press at PRINT 17. With this addition, WestKey Graphics becomes the first printer in North America to have all five ink options for the iGen 5’s fifth station – enabling them to take on new applications that replicate client brand colors. With the i Gen 5, Westkey will be able to produce digitally printed folding carton packaging, such as gable and wine boxes, as well as flexible labels and high-end point-of-sale pieces with full variability. Along with increased digital color accuracy, matte-finish options, short-run flexibility and the use of thicker stock materials, additional orange, green, blue, Clear Dry Ink and White Dry Ink capabilities for the fifth station allow for specialty font and image enhancement.

GRAPH EXPO will stay in Chicago

The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, announced today that GRAPH EXPO will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago for the next three years. The events will take place September 30 – October 3 in 2018, October 13 – 16 in 2019, and October 4 – 7 in 2020. The last one was held in Orlando Florida. GRAPH EXPO was going to return to Orlando in 2019.
GRAPH EXPO is the largest printing industry show in North America includes exhibitors of inkjet, digital, offset, flexo, gravure and hybrid technologies, products and services for the printing and imaging industry,
The events will present the latest visual communications technologies in live equipment demonstrations across the exhibition floor, plus education on the most in-demand products and newest profit-making opportunities.“Empowering the success of businesses in the printing and visual communications industry is our promise,” said Thayer Long, NPES President. “To help achieve this, we want to provide a consistent foundation that exhibitors and attendees can rely on when planning for GRAPH EXPO each year. In listening to feedback from industry members, we made the decision to host the show in Chicago—a central and familiar location—through 2020.”NPES recently bought out it’s two other partners Printing Industries of America( PIA) and Idea Alliance.