The Institute is an integrated centre for innovation and expertise in graphic communications and printability that actively supports companies and their employees in their technological and commercial development.
Following a surge in dialogue in the graphic arts industry as a whole, the Institute started its activities in a brand new building in May 1996. Its objectives were to meet the needs of an industry undergoing great change in a globalizing economy.
It was a considerable challenge, and to take it up, the QIGC looked to recruit experienced men and women with a vision for the future. Driven by a desire to take action, go the extra mile and provide companies with better resources, they have developed tailored services for everyone along the graphic production line. As a non-profit organization, the QIGC has been equipped with cutting-edge equipment by the industry. It is quite exceptional for an establishment such as the QIGC to be able to offer this standard of equipment solely for scientific and training purposes, and it brings undeniable added value to all the services that the Institute provides.
Training, information, tests, trials, research, analysis and competitive intelligence… everything is in place to support technological development and growth for all. With the creation of the QIGC, the graphic arts sector gained an organisation that can approach change outside the constraints of production and take action to fulfil its needs.