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

A New Era Begins

I would like to thank our gracious sponsors for their support in creating Graphic Arts Wide Format Guide 2019/20. The Wide Format Guide was mailed with the October issue of Graphic Arts, and is a special resource to help printers across Canada explore Wide Format technologies and all the possibilities that can be taken advantage … Read more →

Fall season – it’s time to make deals

A special thank you to Renee Walsh, VP of Enterprise Sales at the TI Group in Toronto, and Paul McCarthy, Manager of HP Indigo (Canada) for their help in creating this month’s lead article about packaging advancements. Be sure to check out the fascinating story on page 17. Caterina Valentino’s equally compelling feature on automation … Read more →

Fall is show time – and we’ll see you every one

We’ll be attending and covering three of the most important annual industry tradeshows this month and next. Sign Expo Canada, the Sign Association of Canada’s popular national event that showcases the latest the Canadian sign industry has to offer, will take place Sept. 20-21 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. This event provides opportunities … Read more →

Crawl before you walk – and before you run

This month, Jay Mandarino, President of the CJ Graphics Group of Companies, discusses the complicated twists and turns that can occur during a merger or acquisition. He includes some fascinating personal observations while commenting on the current state of our industry. His advice: crawl before you walk and especially before you run in these matters. … Read more →

Technology, tradeshows and key installations

I attended the Digital Imaging Association’s breakfast at Graphics Canada last month and was extremely impressed with Dr. Paul Smith’s presentation. Smith is the VP and Manager of the Xerox Global Materials Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in Mississauga, Ontario. The work this innovative centre is doing is absolutely amazing. For example, they’ve already been … Read more →

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 →