View from the Publisher

ImageWe had a very successful trip to Laval, Quebec at the end of
April for the Grafik’Art  2006
show. Congratulations to Louis Bernard and all the organizers. See Peter Dulis’
report and photos from the show on page 24.

Heidelberg Canada held a very impressive Open House on May 9
and 10 th. With over 200 people in the first evening, the event was a success.
See page 18 for the full report and photos.

Congratulations and best wishes go out to Dollco Printing
who recently won “The 2006 Family Enterprise of the Year Award” from the
Canadian Association of Family Enterprises and The Canadian Institute of
Chartered Accountants. Dollco has more than 300 employees in plants in Ottawa,
Toronto, Halifax and Northern USA.

The Printing house has just opened its 65th store in
Brampton, Ontario. It’s great to see expansion, while many are complaining of a
shrinking market place.

Avanti computer systems, a Canadian provider of estimating
and costing software has aquired Denver based, Paresec. Steven McWilliams,
Avanti’s Executive V.P. said, “We are very excited about the merger.”
Congratulations!

After being at the show in Laval, and looking at the news
around the industry, there appears to be an upbeat and positive feeling coming
back into the industry after the long winter. Enjoy the spring weather and
don’t forget to take an occasional break in the garden to recharge yourself.

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