Technology

Our expertise in high resolution line screens, colour management and proofing techniques maximizes the impact of our clients’ visuals and marketing campaigns.

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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.

Technology

Offset Presses

Offset Presses

manroland – Roland 900 6 colour + waterbase
56”, up to 24pt +
Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106-5 LED UV
41”, Press Centre XL2 (CO2 Neutral)
Workflow & colour support to presses
56”, up to 24pt +
CPC 32 (Ink pre-set software)
Colorlinx™
Inkpro – Preinking file
Manroland Printnet Pressmanager Perfect
Prinect Inpress Control 2

Digital Presses / Variable Data

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
Kodak NexPress SX3300
4 colour, Perfector – 13.4” x 20” print area
Clear dry ink
Kodak Digimaster EX300 (B/W) – 14” x 18”
Xerox Versant 80 – 13” x 19” – 4 colour
Digital Presses / Variable Data
Bindery

Bindery

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
GBC Voyager – Min. 11” x 12” / Max. 30” x 40”
Additional bindery
1 Manual saddle stitch or side stitch
2 Strapper
3 Shrink wrap

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Prepress

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
Prepress

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Multimedia Services

Multimedia Services

Worstations
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

Special Services

Passbook Department
1 B94 Folding / Cutting machine
1 Crathern Gluing machine
3 Singer Sewing machines
Special Services
Fulfillment / Direct Mail

Fulfillment / Direct Mail

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

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