View from the publisher

ImageDigital colour printing is always a hot topic of conversation, and John Zarwan tackles it head on in our feature on page 18. As we’ve said many times in these pages, offset and digital are complementary technologies, and many of those who are slow to adopt digital presses may only be hindered by a lack of knowledge about how digital can add value to their businesses.

John will also be back next month to discuss one of the most profitable subsets of the digital revolution. For those of you who haven’t guessed, I’m speaking of course of variable printing. We’ll also be thrilling variable proponents across the nation next month with an exciting Variable Cover design for our October issue. Catherine Wiebe hints at more details on page 5.

Also in our October issue we’ll be previewing Graphics Canada—the 13th-largest trade show of any kind in Canada, according to their website—so make some time to read about what will be happening in Toronto on November 8-10. We’ll be there at the International Centre in Toronto, and we look forward to meeting many of our readers and advertisers there.

And speaking of shows, we—like so many of our compatriots—are heading off to GraphExpo in Chicago. It’s always a great opportunity to meet old friends and network with new ones. GraphExpo has sold out this year, with over 120 new vendors joining the veterans on the floor.

Perhaps we’ll see you there, too?

Finally, it is with sadness that we learned of the passing of Carlos Kaldas, a very gentle man with a great sense of humour. He was one of our first customers and we developed a great friendship. Our sympathy goes out to his wife and family and all the staff at Federal Graphics. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Until next time,
Stay focused and stay positive.
Joe Mulcahy


Joe Mulcahy Publisher, Graphic Arts Magazine