Gutenberg Gala, Celebrating Canadian Print Excellence

By TLMI posted 07-22-2019 11:38

The Team at Imprimerie Sainte-Julie in Montreal took home the Award for Best Flexible Packaging for their La Coulée, Sparkling Maple Water packaging, that was printed on a Mark Andy P-Series Press.

Montreal, Quebec
-– More than 470 guests celebrated the excellence of print at this year’s Gutenberg Gala which was held at the beautiful Bonsecours Market Ballroom in Montreal. 

The Gutenberg Gala is the ultimate event for the print industry in Québec, Canada. It highlights the talent, creativity and know-how of its craftsmen. "This year, we have highlighted the youth of our industry who will ensure the sustainability for future generations. A succession formulated with the same dreams and passions as those of their predecessors. How proud we are to share innovation and to communicate the impact of print media with future generations.”, stated Lauréanne Houde-Blais, co-chair of Gutenberg 2019.

“The Committee works tirelessly to prepare each year’s Gutenberg Gala. Mark Andy and Canflexographics Ltd have been proud to work closely with the committee, to sponsor each year and to support this Canadian showcase of talent within our industry.”, stated Christine Roberts, Vice President of Canflexographics. “Mark Andy’s technological advances have assisted in the continued growth, experience and progressiveness of Canada’s print industry on the global stage.”

We would like to offer a special congratulations to the Team at Imprimerie Sainte-Julie in Montreal, who took home the Award for Best Flexible Packaging for their La Coulée, Sparkling Maple Water packaging, that was printed on a Mark Andy P-Series Press.

“We made the investment in the Mark Andy P-Series press to enhance what our company has to offer and ensure we are providing the newest technology and highest quality of printed products to the Quebec printing market.”, stated Caroline Fournier, VP Sales & Administration with Imprimerie Sainte-Julie. “Mark Andy has been our partner since Imprimerie Sainte-Julie began operations more than 40 years ago. We are proud of this award and proud to continue our advancements in the successful printing market!”

The Mark Andy Performance Series platform provides converters the ability to decrease their material waste by over 50% and increase their changeover speeds by 60% compared to traditional flexo presses. Averaging less than 2 minutes for ink and plate changeovers and under 30 seconds for die changes coupled with the most efficient web paths, Mark Andy Performance Series E offers everything a converter would need in flexo technology.

Expanding on the extensive possibilities within the printing industry: "I am pleased to see that many companies have responded to the call!” stated Gilles Blais, President of Précigrafik and Co-President of Gutenberg 2019. “Our industry is really dynamic, and this Gala has proven it once again. People of influence from all over Quebec have converged, in this wonderful room, including Printers as well as, those who are passionate about printing – management, finishing, programming, sales, packaging and marketing teams. In the digital age, synonymous with abundance of content, the printing industry is a medium with great impact as shown by the quality of the pieces presented at this year’s celebrations. The industry is surpassing itself!”.

"Our goal was to highlight all sectors of our industry: large format, finishing, cutting, lamination, display, Flexo, label, packaging, fine paper and cardboard. Once again, we sincerely thank the 24 companies who collaborated in the production of the pieces that were showcased.", added Hélène Pageau, ICI and member of the Organizing Committee.

"Pieces presented from the field of flexible packaging and printing have once again shown their importance this year. The interest in the Competition and the Gala continues to grow, and we are very pleased with it!", added Stéphane Labrie, CSMOCGQ Training Coordinator and Jury Leader.

On this wonderful Gala evening, 12 awards were presented to the proud winners. You can find all the information and evaluation criteria for the awards at

About Mark Andy
Mark Andy is a pioneer of the graphic arts and printing industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of narrow- and mid-web printing and finishing equipment, it supplies leading global brands, including Mark Andy and Presstek printing presses, Rotoflex finishing solutions, as well as a complete line of Mark Andy Print Products consumables and pressroom supplies. All products are backed by the largest customer support team in the industry, minimizing downtime and helping customers be profitable, efficient and at the forefront of innovation. Mark Andy does what it takes to understand each customer’s unique business, the challenges they face and the pressures they feel. It strives to provide products and services that help customers solve their problems and solutions that go a step further, allowing them to excel in their day-to-day operations, ultimately increasing productivity and reaching their full potential.
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