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

From marketing to trade shows to sports

Last September at Print 18 in Chigago, I had the opportunity to listen to author and speaker Seth Godin, whom I now consider a marketing genius. He’s written almost 20 best- selling books and has been inducted into three marketing halls of fame. His presentation was one of the best I’ve ever heard. Godin has … Read more →

A first for our readers

Ever heard of Clickable Paper? Go to page 5 and experience first-hand Ricoh’s latest investment in the future of print. The new technology enables digital communications that reach well beyond the printed page. It links printed materials to engaging online media resources such as videos, photos, websites, e-commerce portals, social media platforms and more. This … Read more →

It’s showtime on many fronts

I attended Mimaki Canada’s Future of Fabrics seminar January 17 at its showroom in Concord, Ontario. The inaugural event had over 80 pre-registered attendees, but many more showed up during the day. Officials from Mimaki and Imaging Alignment Corporation (IMAC) discussed how to expand a printer’s business opportunities with the OEM’s products. There were live … Read more →

Plenty of good news to share in October

Trade shows, trade agreements and acquisitions make headlines With two major industry trade shows in the rear-view mirror, we’re finally getting back to normal – almost! The Sign Association of Canada’s Sign Expo Canada Sept. 21-22 at the International Centre in Mississauga saw steady traffic during its entire two days. Booths were busy and I … Read more →

Three major trade shows on the horizon

And our first-ever Wide-Format Guide I hope you found time to relax with your family and friends over the summer, and got your batteries recharged. You’ll likely need that energy with three key trade shows coming this month and next. There’s the Sign Association of Canada’s Sign Expo Canada event Sept. 21-22 at the International … Read more →

Printing and politics dominate in another good news/bad news month

I attended a wonderful open house at Spicers in Vaughan, Ontario last month. About 50 exhibitors participated and the event attracted over 200 professionals from several industry sectors. Congratulations to Andre-Levin Marcon, Paul Tasker, and their hard working staff for putting on such a well-received event. Further congratulations go out to 2018 Gutenberg Gala president … Read more →

A month of successes and good news

…..both here and south of the border It’s so gratifying to see some of our industry’s best people and top companies succeed. Last month I attended Insource’s first-ever Insource Expo in Markham, Ontario. Several hundred attended the two-day event that featured industry experts giving personalized equipment demos, as well as the latest mailing, printing, packaging … Read more →

More great local events on the horizon

There’s a lot going on this month, especially locally. For example, Insource will hold its 2018 “Insource Expo” May 9 and 10 at its Markham, Ontario, headquarters, featuring hands-on demos and equipment specials. Guest speaker Richard Stavis of Riso USA will discuss Changing the Culture of Printing. The DIA’s Smart Print Shop session will be … Read more →

A callout to some key industry organizations

…and the events and educational opportunities they provide As we’ve always done in the past, Graphic Arts will continue to support industry organizations that keep you up to date with the latest technology, organize helpful events, promote networking, and help the future generation of print professionals. We encourage you to visit the websites of the … Read more →

Things are warming up at Graphic Arts

As we slowly emerge from winter’s grip, we’ve been working hard on two new projects. Our online Graphic Arts Career Centre (jobs.graphicartsmag.com) is now up and running. Whether you’re seeking employment in the industry or looking for skilled staff, this is the place to post – with 79,000 monthly visits. All posts remain on our … Read more →