View from the publisher – July 2015

I’d like to thank our growing readership this month – readers of our printed magazines, digital editions and weekly e-newsletters. But most of all, I’d like to thank all the visitors to our www.graphicartsmag.com website. In the past year, according to Google Analytics, it’s experienced a growth in unique monthly visitors of 45% compared to the same period last year. That’s almost double the website traffic! That’s great news not just for us, but also for our online advertisers. Currently, we’ve been refreshing 50% of our page one online news every weekday, so that’s likely part of the reason for this success. So a big “thank you” to all our readers, columnists and content contributors.

This issue has a diverse mix of features. Diana Brown’s lead story on health and safety training requirements is definitely a must-read. Natalia Lumby reports from Arizona on an exciting Esko World user group conference, Peter Dulis examines the world of 3D bioprinting and Sid Karmazyn has tips on borrowing for your business – to name a few.

Please mark November 19 and 20 on your calendar. We’ll be holding the second annual Print Community Forum and Tradeshow at the Paradise Banquet Hall and Convention Centre in Vaughan, Ontario. This will be the only fall printing industry tradeshow in the province, and will feature new products, equipment, technology, software and more. We’re currently booking renowned speakers as well as exhibitors. If you have any ideas on what topics you’d like to hear about, please call me at 1-877-513-3999. And watch for more information on our websites and in our weekly e-newsletters and monthly magazines. We’ll also be attending Graph Expo, September 13-16 in Chicago, so please stop by booth 4443 and say hello – and watch for a full preview in our September issue.

Finally, with summer upon us, I hope everyone can get some well-deserved R&R, and take a moment to recharge.

As always, stay positive and stay focused.

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