View from the publisher – Sep 2014

I hope everyone reading this had a wonderful summer, despite some ridiculously cool weather at times. Hopefully you had a chance to spend time with your family and loved ones, and get a little R & R to recharge.
PCFSeptember usually signals tradeshows – and this month is no exception. So what’s new at Graph Expo September 28 to October 1 at Chicago’s McCormick Place? Well, once again, The drupa of North America, led by the hard working folks at show organizer GASC, have put together an amazing show. For a complete look at all the events, special pavilions, presentations and other activities, visit www.graphexpo.com. And be sure to read Tony Curcio’s reviews of some of the booths, including the many Canadian companies exhibiting.

Also, be sure to stop by our Graph Arts Magazine booth 1372 in the Marketing Pavilion and say hello. We’ll be conducting draws for some great prizes. And congratulations to print MIS leader Avanti Computer Systems of Toronto and imposition software specialist Ultimate Technographics of Montreal for earning Graph Expo Must See’em Awards this year. They were the only two Canadian companies to win.

Speaking of tradeshows, Graphic Arts Magazine will premiere a new, regional, two-day “Print Community Forum 2014” at the elegant Le Jardin Convention and Event Centre November 13 & 14 in Woodbridge, Ontario. The event is endorsed by the CPIA and is aimed specifically at small and medium-sized commercial printers. Our speakers, all industry veterans, will discuss four key topics: sales, new technologies, equipment and success stories. You’ll learn how to add value to your printing, reduce costs, improve productivity and, of course, boost profits. You’ll also discover how to diversify and grow your business without a substantial investment – and you won’t get lost amongst dozens of other booths as we’re strictly limiting booth space. See our back cover for more information. There’s also an early-bird 50% ticket discount. And watch for updates on our website, in our weekly e-newsletter, in our October printed issue, on our social media channels, and on our show website – www.printcommunity.com.

I’m also delighted to tell you that we have confirmed the following exhibitors – and the list is growing. These include Insource Corporation, Robert E. Thistle, C.P.Bourg, MPI Full Web, MPI Sheetfed and MPI Turbo, Jelly Labels, Sydney Stone and Bard Business Solutions. We’ll keep you posted with regular updates.
For tickets call Jenna Lyons at 905-473-9111 or e-mail info@printcommunity.com. For booth space inquiries, call me personally at 1-877-513-3999.
As always, stay positive and stay focused.

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