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Our story

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 ICI 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 ICI has been equipped with cutting-edge equipment by the industry. It is quite exceptional for an establishment such as the ICI 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 ICI, the graphic arts sector gained an organisation that can approach change outside the constraints of production and take action to fulfil its needs.

Our mission

The Institute is a collegial technology transfer center, in graphic communications and printability, associated with Ahuntsic College. It supports businesses through innovation, research and training while supporting college education.

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Our team

Our team consists of experts in their field of experience, devoted trainers, engineers specialized in printing, chemists and technicians, press operators, graphic artists and passionate professionals of the graphics industry.

We are your partners in progress!

Our team is able to observe, listen, analyze and recommend solutions for your business: training needs, productivity improvement, new materials or supplies, the Institute is the resources center for the Industry. No matter your project, we are here to support, solve, innovate, educate and inform the printed graphic communications market.

Laurette Vieille-Grosjean

Assistant General Director and Director of the Consultation and Industrial Research Service

Chloé Bois

General Director and NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Functional Printed Applications Manufacturing

Chantale Dion

Financial Controller

Fyrial Ghozayel

Chemist – Operation Manager, laboratories and presses

Ahmed Moulay

Project Manager - Telecommunications

Hélène Pageau

Director, Marketing, Conferences and Events

Jean-David Lebreux

Laboratory Technologist

Lise Labonté

Training Director

Manon Héroux

Assistant Financial Controller

Mariane Beauchesne-Chrétien

Graphic Designer

Marie-Eve Huppé

Graphic Designer

Mariia Zhuldybina

Research Assistant

Michael Rozel

Ink Formulator

Michel Martineau

Printing Technology Specialist

Ngoc Duc Trinh

Director, Research and development – Chemist

Régent Bernier

Director, Printing Processes

Mirko Torres

Project Manager - Environment

René Beaulieu

IT Services Supervisor

Richard Lefebvre

Maintenance Supervisor

Sékou Diallo

Administrative assistant

Véronique Paiement

Marketing and Events Coordinator

Yvonce Albert

Maintenance Worker

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