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Montreal, November 7, 2013 – The Quebec Institute of Graphic Communications (QIGC) changes its name and its logo to become the Printability and Graphic Communications Institute (ICI).

The Institute is the result of a close cooperation between Ahuntsic College and the Quebec graphic arts sector. The QIGC, which was created 17 years ago through a $9-million investment from the industry and a $6-million investment from the different levels of government, has transformed many times during its history, not unlike the industry it serves.

Since its creation, many companies in the graphic communications sector – and other industrial sectors – have asked the Institute to help solve printability problems. In the last years this phenomenon, which started out as incidental, has developed and has resulted in a significant diversification of the activities of the Institute.

The QIGC, which is the only centre in Canada that has cutting-edge expertise in printability, has completed work for manufacturers of all kinds of coverings, flooring, food, wallpaper, etc. The activities of the Institute have not stopped growing in the last years.

“In light of the exponential growth possibilities in this new industry sector, it was essential to change our name and our mission to better reflect who we are now and where we are going,” said André Dion, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute.

That’s why the Quebec Institute of Graphic Communications (QIGC) is now the Printability and Graphic
Communications Institute (ICI): Our new name will be “ICI”:

Institute Scientific research and teaching institution
Graphic Communications Means and techniques used to distribute images on printed supports or on the
web to an audience that varies in size and heterogeneousness Printability Physico-chemical relations between the printing support and the printing elements “The colour red was an obvious choice because it represents the strength uniting the Institute and Ahuntsic College, which now uses red in its new logo. Furthermore, red is a warm, energetic, deep, reassuring, and enveloping colour. It is often associated with creativity and communication, and it conveys optimism and openness of mind,” said Hélène Pageau, Director of Marketing, Conferences and Events at the Institute. The new corporate signatur of the ICI was created by the marketing department team of the Institute: Jacqueline Ly, graphic designer, and Marie-Ève Huppé, computer graphics designer, overseen by Mrs. Pageau.

Our mission:
The Institute is an integrated centre of innovation and expertise in graphic communications and printability that actively supports companies and their employees in their technological and commercial evolution.

Contact details:
999 Émile-Journault Ave. East
Montreal (Quebec) H2M 2E2 Canada
Telephone: 514-389-5061 Fax: 514-389-5840
Email: information@i-ci.ca
Information: André Dion, CEO: andre.dion@i-ci.ca

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