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The method of UV printing has taken over the traditional water and solvent-based thermal drying techniques. This is because UV printing is a lot faster than any other printing method and the quality of the product obtained is very high which reduces the rejection rate of finished products. The inks used in this technique have a better glass finish, elasticity, strength and have improved resistance against scratches, chemicals, etc.

How does UV Printing work?

UV printing uses Mercury, Quartz or LED lights to cure ink in place of heat. The ink transforms from a paste to a liquid in the blink of an eye and no time is there for the ink to evaporate and release toxic fumes or VOCs. Hence, this process is environment-friendly and fast which saves production time keeping the quality of the products high. It uses UV lights with wavelengths that range between 200 to 400 nm.

The ink used contains monomers, polymers, oligomers and photo-initiators. The photo-initiators present absorb UV light and undergo a chemical reaction which causes the printing ink to harden instantly.

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Presenting – Lido Chilelli – Founder of the Toronto International Beaches Jazz Festival

Every year one entertainment event in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood attracts huge worldwide attention: the Toronto International Beaches Jazz Festival. Lido Chilelli, a local entrepreneur, is the person who came up with the idea and who keeps organizing the event year after year, and he definitely had to be included in the Beach article series.

I met Lido at his private home / office located on Queen Street East. The office was buzzing, mail was just being delivered, and important news from sponsors was just coming in. I realized I had to be speedy to catch this busy man in a few free moments.

Born and raised in Toronto, Lido has been living in the Beach for 25 years. His two children attended neighbourhood schools and are active in local sports and culture. Of Italian heritage, he originally grew up in Downsview and studied urban geography at York University. His early work experience included a stint with a special events tour company that would take visitors to NFL games, provide souvenirs for the Grey Cup as well as the papal visit. Event management has long been in Lido’s blood. He ventured forth to become an entrepreneur and opened a bar / restaurant called “Lido’s in the Beach” that was in operation for 17 years. Lido adds that he chose the Beach neighbourhood because it is a close knit, unique community with a wide Torontonian appeal.

He liked the neighbourhood so much that he wanted to open it up to the rest of Toronto. So he got to work, hired live bands, put on some jazz music and dancing at his restaurant. People from all over Toronto started flocking here. Lido’s drew thousands of people into the Beach neighbourhood.

Based on this experience Lido took his ideas to the next level: he concluded that there should be a jazz festival. He said “We have the park, we have the musicians, and we have the music lovers.” All the ingredients were there. Lido admits he knew nothing about festival organization; he simply used his common sense. In 1989 the first Beaches Jazz Festival was kicked off. It was held in the park – Kew Gardens – and lasted for two days with an attendance of a couple of thousand people. The great thing was that the festival was free, and its popularity exploded virtually overnight. A trip to the park to see some live jazz was the perfect family outing. Lido describes the setting in the park as “a recipe for a musical love-in.”

The residents wanted more, so he decided to develop an activity during the week and that is how Streetfest was born. Streetfest came into being as an original event showcasing bands between Woodbine and Beech Avenues. During the first few years it was held from 7 to 11 pm, and the roads were still open to traffic. The event’s popularity spread like wildfire, people were dancing on the sidewalks and spilling out onto the streets. Queen Street was finally closed off to road traffic in 1995, and as Lido says “The rest is history”.

The local impact of the Beaches Jazz Festival is enormous: Lido recently commissioned an economic impact study which concluded that the Beaches Jazz Festival directly or indirectly attracts about $38 million every year to the City of Toronto. For many local businesses it is the best time of the year. This year the Beaches Jazz Festival will generate over 120 million media impressions, and during 2006 the website had 25 million hits from all over the world. The Beaches Jazz Festival has become a tourist stop for people from all over the world and provides a tremendous boost to local hotels and restaurants.

But not only business people love this event, local and international music aficionados alike have fallen in love with this festival: in a recent ECOS/ Toronto Star Poll the Beaches Jazz Festival was voted Toronto’s favourite music festival. Now in its 19th year, musicians come from all over the world. They love the crowd and the area because it offers so much fellowship and a really special atmosphere.

The costs of putting on a free festival are funded almost exclusively through corporate sponsorships. Less than 10% of the budget is covered by funds from public sources. Lido adds it has become increasingly challenging to find sponsorships; particularly this year he has noticed a change in the corporate marketplace, and some corporations are moving away from sponsoring community events. Lido commented that it is a challenge every year to put the festival on because things like policing, insurance and garbage removal cost more. Every year it gets harder.

He calls the festival a labour of love; it is “like a baby that you care for”. He concludes when you are in the arts that’s the way it is. Next year the festival is going to celebrate its 20th anniversary and Lido sighs that “even after all these years essentially you are still a starving artist”.

Getting a street festival off the ground is not easy, and Lido adds that you have to be sensitive to the needs of the local residents. Working with the businesses and residents involves an educational process, and all the stake-holders need to find a good way of co-existing. What worked in Lido’s favour was that he himself is a resident of the neighbourhood, he is part of the community and works with the neighbourhood all the time. He would find out right away if something needed adjusting.

Lido works with a staff of 12 employees and about 200 volunteers. The Beaches International Jazz Festival Society is a non-profit organization that gets its funding solely through corporate sponsorships. But Lido’s organizational and promotional talents are not limited to the Beaches Jazz Festival: for 2007 his event management company, Beach Towel Productions, will handle a whole series of other events:

- The 3rd Annual Barrie Waterfront Festival featuring buskers, music, street theatre, fireworks and other activities.
- The 3rd Annual Distillery Blues Festival, highlighting Rhythm & Blues at Toronto’s Distillery District
- The 5th Annual 95.3 New Country Canada Day Festival, including food, arts & crafts and free concerts at Sunnyside Beach. http://www.country953.com
- The 10th Annual Toronto Fiesta, with more than 50 bands performing on St. Clair Avenue West near Landsdowne.
- Parti Gras! at the Distillery – Toronto’s very own “Mardi Gras” party, complete with live music, New Orleans style cuisine, street performers, artisans and a fashion show.
- The 19th Annual Beaches International Jazz Festival, featuring over 70 bands.
- The 2nd Annual Y108 Picnic in the Park where Y108 presents Canada’s premier up and coming bands at Gage Park in Brampton.
- The 2nd Annual Wasaga Beachfest, featuring Canadian performers, arts & crafts and a children’s play area in Wasaga Beach.
- The 16th Annual Beachfest – MIX 99.9 – showcasing top level Canadian bands, arts & crafts and a children’s play area at Sunnyside Park.

All the special events that Lido organizes take place in the busy summer months from May to September. He says you have to be really organized and work together with a good team of people to make it all happen. This year the Toronto International Beaches Jazz Festival will be held from July 20 to 29 and will be kicked off with Parti Gras! – a New Orleans style celebration in the Distillery District. The Ovation of Jazz will be held on July 25, 2007 at the Balmy Beach Club as the official launch of the Beaches International Jazz Festival. It is a tasteful event offering ample opportunity to rub elbows with the Who’s Who and Future Stars of the Jazz industry!

The TD Canada Trust 2007 Jazz Workshop and Lecture series provides a number of workshops such as “Afro Cuban Rhumba”, “The Art of Jazz Singing”, jazz composition workshops and others more. Streetfest serves up a whole smorgasbord of live music, from the finest Big Band, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Soul in Canada to an international collection of Acid, Bebop, Columbian, Dixieland, Flamenco, Folk, Funk, Latin, Reggae and Samba performers. The biggest stars are featured on the Main Stage on the Saturday and Sunday of the event.

Queen Street has been hopping east of Woodbine, and every year the festival gets bigger. At the moment discussions are underway about expanding the programming to the area immediately west of Woodbine. The merchants in that area have indicated an interest in becoming part of the festival, and even last year there were a couple of bands playing there on the street in front of local businesses.

Lido Chilelli has become a fixture on Toronto’s entertainment scene, and for his work in the community Lido has won numerous awards from community organizations, the city and the province, including the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. He was also honoured as the Lion’s Club’s ‘Lion of the Year’. He has been featured in a variety of national magazines and is a founding member of the Community Police Liaison Committee for the Beach.

One project that is dear to Lido’s heart is fundraising for the Toronto East General Hospital. The Beaches Jazz Festival raised $200,000 for the Hospital and built the brand-new maternity ward at Toronto East General. Lido and his organization work with the hospital on a regular basis.

His work day is packed, a standard work day goes at least from 9 am to 6 pm. Much of his job involves organizational duties in-house and meetings out of the office. The average work day has about one or two meetings, sometimes there are three or four. He says he has good staff members that he can rely on to help him get all these events off the ground.

From left to right: Rico Ferrara: Artistic and Stage Manager; Lido Chilelli; Diane Wilson: coop student from George Brown College, and Pat Carpignano: Operations Manager.

With almost 20 years of experience and diverse events throughout Toronto and Southern Ontario, Lido Chilelli is definitely the go-to man to bring together free music, special events and fun for the whole family.

Christmas 2012 Present Buying Guide Full of Great Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year. The time when you have to rack your brain for present ideas… Some come easy, such as the nephew who plays soccer or the daughter who is a dancer. However what about for those Hard to Buy for people? What do you get those people who you just can’t seem to think of anything for?

Well in this Guide I’m going to address both the best Presents for this Christmas, as well as the best presents for the “hard to buy for” People in your life. So let’s get into it!

Top Selling Presents this year:

1. Apple Accessories:
It is really no surprise to anyone that Apple is still the hottest thing around. With 1 in 2 households owning something apple, there really is no shortage of gift idea’s here. Be it a new phone case, A IPod Dock, or a I pad keyboard. Apple is a great place to start your shopping

2. Sporting Memorabilia
Now this depends on the persons tastes, But 85% of Australian’s follow some form of sport. So grab them a Scarf or bumper sticker for a fail proof gift.

3. For Boys and Men: Video Games
This year has been packed with great game releases. If the Boy or man you’re looking to buy for loves kicking back with the Xbox for a little R&R then check out the new Halo 4, Assassins Creed 3, FIFA 13 and Ridge Racer Unbounded

4. For the Lady in your Life: A New Jewellery Box
Did you get her earrings last year, and a necklace the year before that? Well its now time to get her somewhere special to keep them all. All women Love a new jewellery Box. Get one with a classy design, and several compartments. And don’t forget; if you want extra points put a small something special inside for her.

5. For your Son
The Little man in your life will love many things such as the batman DVD collection: The Dark Knight Trilogy Box Set or a new set of glasses.

6. For your Daughter
We all know that young ladies can be difficult. However you can’t go passed the traditional “Girly” Accessories. A New handbag, Pair of sunglasses, or a Gift voucher for Myers and you can take her on her very own Shopping Spree!

7. For your Parents: A Kindle
The world is a changing, Yet the simply joys in life such as reading remain the same. Grab your parents a Kindle from Amazon, and pre-load it with several of their favourite books!

Now for those “But I have no idea what to get them” People.

The majority of the population will set themselves New-Year’s resolutions on December 31St, So why not get them something that will help them achieve them.

1. A Set of New Body Fat Scales
Over half the country will set the goal to lose weight in 2013, so give them a helping hand with a new set of Body Fat Scales

2. A Gym Starter Pack
For those who don’t want to lose weight, a large amount will aim to “Get in shape” in 2013. We know its much the same thing, However a gym Starter pack will set them on the right track. Include items such as a Gym Towel, Pedometer, Tape measure and Callipers so they can track their results. Oh and don’t forget a water bottle!

3. A Kitchen Scale
Cooking is an essential part of life. Everyone does it, even if they don’t admit it. So grab your mother, your sister or that friend from work a new Kitchen scale and give them the gift of better tasting cooking in 2013.

Well there you have it. A fully comprehensive Christmas Buying Guide. I hope that it helps take the pressure off this Christmas season!

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Yours in Health and Well-Being

Joel