Technology

PDI has created a Research and Development team to explore, implement and master new technologies in order to serve its customers better and to maintain its position as the largest and leading independent commercial printer in Quebec.

Through continuous training, PDI's employees maintain superior skill sets and push print technology to its limits.

Our expertise in high resolution line screens, colour management and proofing techniques maximizes the impact of our clients' visuals and marketing campaigns. Our top of the line offset and digital presses coupled with fully integrated, state-of-the-art colour management and prepress systems ensure stunning results for our clients.

  • manroland - Roland 900 6 colour + waterbase
    • 56", up to 24pt +
  • Heidelberg Speedmaster SM-102 6 colour + waterbase
    • 40", CP2000 Console, Perfector
  • Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-5 LED UV
    • 41", Press Centre XL2 (CO2 Neutral)
  • Workflow & colour support to presses
    • CPC 32 (Ink pre-set software)
    • Colorlinx™
    • Inkpro – Preinking file
    • Manroland Printnet Pressmanager Perfect
    • Prinect Inpress Control 2
  • 1 Kodak NexPress SX3900
    • 5 colour, Perfector - up to 13.4" x 35.5" print area
    • Dimensional varnish
    • Metallic gold dry ink
    • Clear dry ink – fluoresces red under U.V. light
  • 2 Kodak NexPress SX3300
    • 4 colour, Perfector – 13.4" x 20" print area
    • Clear dry ink
  • 2 Kodak Digimaster EX300 (B/W) – 14" x 18"
  • 1 Xerox Versant 80 – 13" x 19" – 4 colour
  • Guillotines
    • 2 Guillotines 45" POLAR
    • 1 Guillotine 61" POLAR
    • 1 Guillotine 30" POLAR
  • Folders
    • 4 Heidelberg – Stahl
    • 2 M.B.O.
    • Folder capabilities
      • Sheet size 2" x 5" to 30" x 50"
      • Parallel and right angle folds
      • Single and double gate folds
      • Regular and micro perforations
      • Rollem perforation and scoring
      • Stop perforation
      • Scoring and slitting
  • Stitchers
    • Müller Martini – 6 stations + Cover feeder
    • Heidelberg Stitchmaster – 6 stations + Cover feeder
    • Stitcher capabilities
      • Loop stitch
      • Coloured stitches
      • Stacker
      • Soft and hard fold
  • Digital print bindery department
    • 1 Score and perforation: Creasemaster Plus 4600sph
    • 1 Assembly and stitching: STD Horizon
    • 1 Spiral Binding
    • 1 Wire-O
    • 2 Shrink wrap
    • 1 Multiple head drill
    • 1 Round corner machine
  • Film Laminator
    • 1 GBC Voyager – Min. 11" x 12" / Max. 30" x 40"
  • Additional bindery
    • 1 Manual saddle stitch or side stitch
    • 2 Strapper
    • 3 Shrink wrap
  • Colour proofing
    • Contract proofs
      • 2 Epson Stylus Pro 9900
      • 1 Epson Stylus Pro 7900
      • 1 Epson SureColor P20000
    • Content proofs
      • 1 Xerox Versan 80
      • 1 Xerox Versan 180
      • 1 Epson Stylus Pro 9880 (duplex) – 30" x 40"
      • InSite Prepress - Online proofing
  • Platesetters
    • 1 Magnus VLF Quantum Platesetter with inline Kodak processor
  • Workstations
    • 50 Mac Computers
    • 15 Windows PC
  • Digital Workflow
    • Kodak Prinergy Connect
      • PDF – Workflow
      • JDF Compliant
      • InSite Prepress
      • Caldera GrandRIP+
      • OPS Platform (Online Print Solutions by EFI)
  • Data Transmission
    • FTP or Appleshare
    • Links fibre 10BT, T1
  • Networking
    • Nortel Baystack Switch – 10/100/1000
    • Cisco Catalyst 10/100/1000
  • Software
    • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
      • Adobe Illustrator
      • Adobe InDesign
      • Adobe Photoshop
      • Adobe Acrobat Pro
    • Kodak Preps Imposition
    • Kodak UpFront
  • Digital Print Software
    • Planet Press
    • PrintShop Mail
    • DirectSmile - variable images
      • Database programming
      • Variable QR code generator
      • Variable PURL generator
  • Web to Print
    • OPS Platform (Online Print Solutions by EFI)
  • Utilities
    • Enfocus Pitstop
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Extensis Suitcase
    • Toast Titanium
    • Kodak Prinergy Workshop/Virtual Proofing
  • Printing and calibration
    • Heidelberg Prinect Cockpit – print production
    • Manroland Printnet Pressmanager Perfect
    • Inline color measuring system with spectrophotometric measurement
  • Workstations
    • Windows PC
    • Mac Computers
  • Web Server
    • Adobe ColdFusion
    • Microsoft IIS
    • Microsoft .NET Framework
    • Microsoft SQL Servers
    • Linux - Apache - MySQL - PHP (LAMP)
  • Software
    • Adobe Design Premium CC
  • Passbook Department
    • 1 B94 Folding / Cutting machine
    • 1 Crathern Gluing machine
    • 3 Singer Sewing machines
  • Products
    • 3D Lettering
    • Adhesive vinyls
    • Architectural decor
    • Banners
    • Billboards
    • Displays
    • Flags
    • Floor stickers
    • "Gravoply" engraving
    • Hoardings
    • Light boxes
    • Lumiquai
    • Magnetized products
    • Murals
    • Panobus (side & back)
    • Panoquai
    • POP products
    • Posters - Indoor (bus & subway)
    • Posters - Outdoor
    • Promotional structures
    • Signage
    • Stickers
    • Vehicule wraps
    • Window solutions
    • And more...
  • Services
    • Turnkey solutions
    • On-site measurements
    • Conception & Infographic services
    • Digital printing
    • Printing with white ink
    • Printing on fabric by sublimation
    • Finishing and kitting
    • Special projects
    • Digital die cutting
    • Installation
  • Substrates
    • Canvas
    • Coroplast
    • Diverse Fabrics
    • Foam Core Board
    • Glass
    • Mesh
    • Metal
    • Paper
    • Vinyl
    • Wood
  • Equipment
  • 1 VUTEK GSR5500 LXPRO
    • RTR 196" printer
    • Led ink 8 colours + white
    • Greyscale heads
  • 1 VUTEK GS3250 PRO
    • Hybrid printer 126" - RTR or flatbed
    • UV ink 8 colours + white
    • Greyscale heads
  • 1 VUTEK 3R+
    • RTR 126" Printer
    • UV ink 7 colours + white
    • Greyscale heads
  • 1 VUTEK H5
    • Hybrid 126" Printer
    • UV ink 8 colours + white
    • Greyscale heads
  • 1 VUTEK FABRIVU REGGIANI 340i
    • Printer for fabrics by sublimation 4 colours 126"
  • 1 DURST RHO 500
    • RTR 196" printer
    • UV Ink 6 colours
  • 1 HP LATEX 570
    • RTR 60" Printer
    • Latex Ink
    • 6 colours
  • 1 OCÉ
    • RTR 80" Printer or flatbed 48" x 96"
    • UV Ink 4 colours + white
    • Greyscale heads
  • 1 D-GEN
    • Printer for fabrics by sublimation up to 73"
  • 1 HP SCITEX 3200
    • 126" Printer
    • Latex Ink
    • 6 colours
  • 2 KONGSBERG XP24
    • Digital Die Cutter CNC 120"
    • Register done by camera
  • 1 KONGSBERG C64
    • Digital Die Cutter CNC 126" x 126"
    • Register done by camera
  • 1 ZUND L2500
    • Digital Die Cutter CNC 96"
    • Register done by camera
  • 1 AXYZ 5010
    • Digital Die Cutter CNC 3 axis (X-Y-Z)
    • Register done by camera
    • Plastic, wood, aluminum
  • 3 FOTOBA LX320 - 250
    • Automatic Cutter (X-Y)
    • Very large format 126"

Fulfillment and Mailing Services are offered in conjuntion with our sister company:

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  • Distribution Equipment and Services
    • 75,000 square feet of storage space with 30' ceiling height
    • Warehouse fully racked with bar coded locations for both pallets and shelf items
    • Fiber optic sourced RF technology equipped facilities
    • WMS (Warehouse Management System) for accurate & reliable pick/pack applications
    • TMS (Transportation Management System)
    • Tailored customer Web Ordering and inventory access dashboard
  • Loyalty card, coupon and sachet affixing equipment
    • High speed affixing (tip-on) equipment with multiple glue heads and in line folding
    • QC camera equipped for personalization matches and reporting
    • Semi-automatic Nordston glue applicator for affixing non-standard or bulky items to a carrier
  • Insertion Equipment
    • Camera matching
    • Three six-station inserters with capacity up to 6" x 9"
    • Two six-station inserters with capacity up to 9" x 12"
  • Ink-Jet Equipment
    • 1 Buskro Aurora UV 5.1" head with PIEZO-UV Curable Inks
    • 1 Buskro Apollo 4" head Apollo 4" system with high intensity dryers
    • 1 Kirk Rudy ink-jet addressing system with high intensity dryer
  • Laser Printing Equipment
    • Konica Minolta high-speed variable data laser printer
    • Kodak Digimaster high speed variable data laser printer
  • Poly-Bag Equipment
    • Drop bagger for short-run projects
    • Mini-bagger for medium-run projects
    • Sitma Polymail C905 for large-run projects with a capacity of 12,000 bags per hour
  • Tabbing & Labeling Equipment
    • Secap Jet-one high-speed in-line tabber and labeller
  • Complete Call Centre System
    • Bilingual customer service and call centre department
    • Incoming and outgoing calls for campaign support
    • Dedicated customer service response hub
  • Shrink-Wrapping Equipment
    • High grade shrink wrap system
    • Output capacity of 9,000 packages per hour
    • Two large opening shrink-wrapping tunnels