View From The Publisher – December 2004 / January 2005

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Print Ontario 2004, the largest show in North America for printers interested in small to midsize print jobs was another industry milestone. The trade show, held November 20-22, 2002 in Toronto, included over 200 exhibitors and offered top-notch management seminars. Sandy Donald and his team deserve a round of applause for a job well done. Ken Harbin of Prism Graphics was very satisfied with the show and commented, “We wrote a fair amount of business at Print Ontario and it has paid huge for us”.

Print Ontario announced that they are changing their name and byline in 2006 to “Print World – The World of Shorter Run Printing. See our pictoral report of Print Ontario by Vic Michener on page 18.

Vincent Mallardi has a very insightful article on exporting print to the USA. One interesting fact from the article is that the US consumes over $192 billion (US) in print every year and that less than 1% is imported from Canada ($1.82 billion). See the complete article on page 47.

The successful completion of another CCAB audit coincides with the end of our 7th year of publishing. The Graphic Arts Magazine would like to thank all our readers and advertisers who have put their trust and support into us over the past seven years and have enabled us to grow and provide every day practical information.

During this holiday season we wish you and your families a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Spend time with the important people in your life. If it’s a choice between family or business, remember, families grow up all too fast. One day taken off will never ruin any business, but that day taken with the family might just be a memory that will last a lifetime. Go ahead, recharge your batteries so you can see the opportunities that lie ahead in the New Year.

Until next year, stay positive.

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Joe Mulcahy Publisher, Graphic Arts Magazine joe@graphicartsmag.com