Diana Varma is an Instructor at the School of Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University and the Owner of ON-SITE First Aid & CPR Training Group, a health & safety company that provides training to the Graphic Arts Industry.

For the record: Mike Barry

In each 2013 issue of Graphic Arts Magazine, we will be interviewing an interesting member of the graphic communications industry and asking them for their opinion on a few important topics. Every month we will be interviewing someone who represents a different part of the industry (technology, paper and printing, for example) so stay tuned … Read more →

Inspired Projects – The Disappearing Package

On a daily basis, we are reminded of how much packaging we, as individuals, and we, as society at large, throw in the garbage. In 2010, the Government of Canada estimated that roughly 24.5 million tonnes of waste was disposed of by Canadian residents. Statistics from the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) show … Read more →

Social Media Spotlight: Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon

Social Media Spotlight is designed to introduce you to the benefits of social media for your business, with specific examples tailored to the graphic arts industry. This month we’re exploring Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon. Why join for business? All of these sites (Digg, Reddit and StumbleUpon) have a similar purpose – they aggregate trending topics … Read more →

Inspired Projects: 10 more noteworthy apps

In last month’s issue of Graphic Arts Magazine, we looked at a number of apps perfect for professionals in the printing industry. This month, we’re continuing the search, focusing on apps for estimators, printing educators, printing historians, prepress operators and busy CEOs on the go. Come on, get ‘appy! For Estimators Book Thickness Calculator This … Read more →

For the record – Barb Spears

In each 2013 issue of Graphic Arts Magazine, we will be interviewing an interesting member of the graphic communications industry and asking them for their opinions on a few important topics. This month we had the opportunity to speak with Barb Spears, Executive Vice President of The Central Group, a packaging and Marketing-at-Retail company. What … Read more →

Social Media Spotlight: Meetup

Social Media Spotlight is designed to introduce you to the benefits of social media for your business, with specific examples tailored to the graphic arts industry. This month we’re exploring Meetup. Why join for business? Meetup is the world’s largest online local group-finding platform. Meetup groups exist in 196 countries worldwide and the platform harnesses … Read more →

Inspired Projects: Ten noteworthy Apps for Graphic Arts Professionals

As the popularity of smartphones continues to skyrocket, so do the number and variety of apps available for these devices. Below are ten hand-picked apps for individuals in the Graphic Arts industry. This issue I’ll be exploring apps perfect for sales reps, colour scientists, production schedulers, paper merchants, clients and designers. Next issue I’ll highlight … Read more →

Inspired projects: Tired Press

Have you ever dreamed of riding across the countryside, with the wind in your hair and… a press on your bike (just in case you got the urge to print along the way)? The Tired Press is a print shop like no other, because it’s a print shop on wheels… two wheels! It’s a modified … Read more →

Social Media Spotlight: Foursquare

Social Media Spotlight is designed to introduce you to the benefits of social media for your business, with specific examples tailored to the graphic arts industry. This month we’re exploring Foursquare. Why join for business? Foursquare may be one of the lesser-known social media sites for business; however, there are 30 million people worldwide using … Read more →

Inspired projects: Pangea Organics

Sustainability is an important topic in the printing and packaging industry because packages are designed with the intention to be thrown in the garbage. A package carries the product to the end user and is then tossed into a landfill, or at best, sent to a recycling facility. But what if there’s a better way? … Read more →

For the Record: Mike Collinge

In each 2013 issue of Graphic Arts Magazine, we will be interviewing an interesting member of the graphic communications industry and asking them for their opinion on a few important topics. Every month we will be interviewing someone who represents a different part of the industry (technology, paper and printing, for example) so stay tuned … Read more →