View from the publisher

ImagePrint World in Toronto saw a great success for participants and vendors. Brian Ellis, Marketing Manager Heidelberg Canada stated “It was a great show for Heidelberg, sales of QM 46-2 and Printmaster PM 74 were excellent and we picked up extra sales because of the show.” See more details on the show and pictures on page 18.

Scott Bury covers the growth and changes in the wide format sector of the industry on page 22.

There’s been a lot of talk throughout the industry regarding pricing. Costs are going up yet print prices are going down. People are working longer and harder for less. Can we as an industry band together to do something about it? The competitive fears within the industry often work against us. Maybe we should have a “Print marketing board”? I’d appreciate any feedback or comments you might have on this topic.
We are heading into our tenth year of Publishing the Graphic Arts Magazine. I would like to thank our loyal readers and customers in the industry who have always given us hope and encouragement. We will continue to grow and improve with each issue to give you the information you need to make your business stronger and your life easier.

The year is coming to a close and it’s a good time to reflect on what is happening in our world, communities and families. It’s an important time of the year to take stock of the last year and filter through the highs and lows so as to set new targets for the upcoming year. New Year’s resolutions may not last past the end of January, but well thought out plans and targets usually do. Take the time throughout the holidays to rest, relax and enjoy the moment with family and friends. As the wise man stated “ no one ever said on their death bed – I wish I had worked longer hours at the office! May the true joy and peace of the season shine over you.

I would like to wish all of you a very Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year,
Until next time, stay positive and stay focused.

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