Working in tandem

Trade offset pioneer Millenium Printing (MPI) teams up with Mitsubishi. Installation of first-ever Tandem DIAMOND 3000TP 8-colour complements company’s ongoing expansion. For the past 12 years, Markham’s Millenium Printing has been quietly, confidently, establishing itself as one of the best sources for printing brokers, small printers, photocopy store outlets, etc., while at the same time … Read more →

Pressing back into the past

Each September, the first year class of the Graphic Communications Management Program at Ryerson explores the connections between modern printing and its historical origins. The school has been investigating historical print artifacts and museums in the Toronto area, and has discovered four treasures which GCM students will experience this year. There are three GTA museums … Read more →

The power of self-development

I recently gave an interview that outlines the importance of self-development to business success. “Let’s start with an obvious question: why is self-development so important?” We need to continually improve our skills if we want to maintain a competitive edge. Also, business is always changing—what worked well last year, last month, or even last week … Read more →

Changing courses

Why is it that employees get disillusioned when companies come out with a new program? In many organizations it seems that every six months there is another new program being introduced, whether to improve productivity or to boost morale. Employees often don’t understand why the program is introduced, or how it can help them directly. … Read more →

Spotting new features in Leopard

Apple Inc announced on October 16th that it will ship the next generation of its operating system—10.5, a.k.a. Leopard—on October 24, 2007. Leopard maintains Apple’s tradition of stunning graphics, incorporates over 300 new features, and continues to be extremely compatible with other hardware and devices—all while being based on the extremely secure and stable UNIX … Read more →

Setting up a start up

If you are thinking about setting up your own business, you’ll want to start by checking locally available resources. There is a wealth of information accessible and best of all, it’s often free. Check out what your city or town offers in terms of economic development for local entrepreneurs, or go online and seek help. … Read more →

Free up prepress by automating

Picture a typical pile of dockets at the start of the day. Someone looks through them and decides where to start, prioritizes them, and then puts them back in the pile. Of course there is often a second person who shuffles through them again after that. The point is that the pile often sits somewhere … Read more →

Musicians need not apply

Tired of “playing the piano,” as Heidelberg’s Jeff Polley puts it, with the ink keys on your press to ensure even colour? Frustrated with the high percentage of waste on short-run offset jobs? If you answered yes to either of these questions, and are looking for a reliable short-run-ready offset press, Heidelberg Canada hopes that … Read more →

Graphics Canada pre-show

This year’s Graphics Canada—from November 8th to 10th at the International Centre near the Pearson Airport in Toronto—is the 44th anniversary of a show that many have come to rely on as a predictor of trends and showcase of new products for the Canadian printing industry. New this year will be a flexo and converting … Read more →