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 CD-102 5 colour + waterbase
    • 40", CP2000 Console, up to 24pt +
  • Workflow & colour support to presses
    • CPC 32 (Ink pre-set software)
    • Colorlinx™
    • Inkpro – Preinking file
    • manroland printnet Pressmanager Perfect
  • 1 Kodak NexPress SX3300
    • 5 colour, Perfector – 13.4" x 25.6" print area
    • NexGlosser coating unit
    • Dimensional varnish
    • Metallic gold dry ink
    • Clear dry ink – fluoresces red under U.V. light
    • MICR dry ink
    • Variable Data
  • 1 Kodak NexPress S2500
    • 4 colour, Perfector – 13.4" x 20" print area
    • Clear dry ink
    • Variable Data
  • 2 Kodak Digimaster 9110 (B/W) – 14" x 18"
    • With booklet maker, stacker and inserter devices
    • Variable Data
  • 1 Kodak Digimaster EX300 (B/W) – 14" x 18"
    • With booklet maker, stacker and inserter devices
    • Inline punch for spiral binding or 3 hole punch
    • Variable Data
  • 3 Kodak Digimaster 9110 (B/W) – 14" x 18"
    • Variable Data
  • 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 Baumfolder, Flexifold model
    • 1 Score and perforation: Creasemaster Plus 4600sph
    • 1 Assembly and stitching: STD Horizon 8 sections MC 80 + Horizon SPF-11
    • 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
  • B&W proofing
    • Hewlett Packard LaserJet 8000N
  • Colour proofing
    • Contract proofs
      • 2 Epson Stylus Pro 9900
      • 1 Epson Stylus Pro 7900
      • 1 Epson Stylus Pro 4900
    • Content proofs
      • 1 Konica Minolta Bizhub C6000
      • 1 Epson Stylus Pro 9880 (duplex) – 30" x 40"
      • 1 Epson Stylus Pro 9600 – 42"
  • Platesetters
    • 1 Magnus VLF Quantum Platesetter with inline Kodak processor
    • 1 Kodak Trendsetter 3244+
  • File Server
    • 4 file servers, 13 TB storage Raid configuration
  • Workstations
    • 24 Macintosh
    • 3 Dell PC Windows
    • 3 Macintosh Imac
  • Digital Workflow
    • Kodak Prinergy
      • Connect - Publish – Workflow systems
      • PDF – Workflow
      • JDF Compliant
      • 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 Suite 5 Design Premium, including:
      • Adobe Illustrator
      • Adobe InDesign
      • Adobe Photoshop Extended
      • Adobe Acrobat Professional
    • QuarkXpress
    • QuarkXpress Passeport
    • Kodak Preps Imposition
    • Kodak UpFront
  • Digital Print Software
    • DirectSmile - variable images
    • PrintShop Mail / Planet Press
      • Database programming
      • Variable QR code generator
      • Variable PURL generator
  • Web to Print
    • OPS Platform (Online Print Solutions by EFI)
  • Utilities
    • Aladdin Stuffit Deluxe
    • Enfocus Pitstop
    • Microsoft Office (PC & Mac)
    • Extensis Suitcase
    • Toast Titanium
    • Kodak Prinergy Workshop/Virtual Proofing
  • Printing and calibration
    • CIP 3 Heidelberg – print production format
    • Colorlinx™ CIP3 Server
    • manroland printnet Pressmanager Perfect
  • Workstations
    • Apple Macintosh
    • PC Windows
  • Web Server
    • Adobe ColdFusion 9
    • ColdFusion on Wheels Framework
    • Microsoft IIS 7
    • Microsoft .NET Framework
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
    • Apache HTTP Web Server
  • Software
    • Adobe Design Premium CC
  • Passbook Department
    • 1 B94 Folding / Cutting machine
    • 1 Crathern Gluing machine
    • 3 Singer Sewing machines
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  • Products
    • Banners
    • Backlit Signage
    • Billboards
    • Feather Flags
    • Point of Purchase Displays
    • Trade Show Booths
    • Vehicle Wraps
  • Substrates
    • Canvas
    • Coroplast
    • Diverse Fabrics
    • Foam Core Board
    • Glass
    • Mesh
    • Metal
    • Paper
    • Vinyl
    • Wood
  • Service
    • Installation
  • 2 Hewlett-Packard Scitex FB6100
    • Roll to roll + Flat bed - 10'
    • U.V. inks – 4 or 8 colours + white
  • 2 Hewlett-Packard Scitex XP5100
    • 5 m (16.6 ft) Roll-to-roll + Multi-roll Printing
    • U.V. inks – 4 or 8 colours
  • 1 Hewlett-Packard Scitex TJ8300
    • Excellent quality output at speeds of up to 400 m2/hr (4,305 ft2/hr)
    • Solvent-based HP SCITEX Supreme inks – 6 colours
  • 1 Hewlett-Packard LX800 LATEX
    • Increased print width of 3.2 m
    • Water based HP Latex inks – 6 colours
  • 1 COLEX - FOTOBA – Flatbed Cutter System 5' x 10'
    • Oscillating knife and router allowing the capability for a multitude of applications
    • Designed for cutting sheet and rigid materials while delivering clean, smooth edges
  • 2 LEISTER Unifloor E Automatic hot air welding machine
    • Welds all kinds of vinyls, canvases and floor coverings made of PVC-P, PE, and modified thermoplastics without any reconfiguration up to 24.6 ft/min
  • 2 Eagle IV – Air assisted
    • Grommet presses allow the operators to set grommets in less than half the time it takes to set them by hand

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
    • Buskro Aurora UV 5.1" head with PIEZO-UV Curable Inks
    • Buskro Apollo 4" head Apollo 4" system with high intensity dryers
    • Kirk Rudy ink-jet addressing system with high intensity dryer
  • Laser Printing Equipment
    • Ricoh 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