Joe Mulcahy Publisher, Graphic Arts Magazine

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The Western Grafik’Art Trade Show premiered last month. It was held in Abbotsford, British Columbia from April 11 – 13. It was a relatively small show, but it was a great show by most other standards. Congratulations to Louie Bernard for doing such an outstanding job. I’m sure this is the start of many big … Read more →

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It’s nearly the end of March and as I rise this morning, I notice that there’s more snow on the ground. I actually love the wintertime. It lets me enjoy skiing with my children a few times – in between, of course, the numerous hockey games. All this makes winter a little more bearable for … Read more →

View from the publisher, October 2007

You have in your hands the product of many meetings and planning sessions. The original idea for our variable cover came from our editorial board member George Mezzaferro, of RP Graphics Group. I had a meeting with Tony Karg from Fujifilm, and he suggested that we do a variable cover rather than write about variable … Read more →

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Digital colour printing is always a hot topic of conversation, and John Zarwan tackles it head on in our feature on page 18. As we’ve said many times in these pages, offset and digital are complementary technologies, and many of those who are slow to adopt digital presses may only be hindered by a lack … Read more →

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Welcome to spring and to a new look for Graphic Arts Magazine. Our editorial board has been meeting three times a year for a number of years now, and their input has been invaluable in coming up with our new design. We would also like to thank Alive Pro Studios for all their efforts in … Read more →

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The federal Conservative government’s recent budget is good news for printers. The following delights, courtesy of Finance Minister Flaherty, will be a boon to all Canadian printers if they are implemented. A two–year writeoff period for manufacturing and processing businesses on equipment bought after March 19, 2007 and before 2009. There’s a nice window of … Read more →

View from the publisher – March 07

Based on current national polls, the environment is now one of the top concerns of most Canadians. When Mr. Harper became Prime Minister of Canada a year ago this subject was not on the government’s radar at all. But as Harold Wilson, former Prime Minister of Britain, said, “a week is a long time in … Read more →

View from the publisher – February 07

This issue marks the beginning of the Graphic Arts Magazine’s 10th year. It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come in the past ten years—those of you who have some of our early back issues will know what I mean! We are very thankful to you, our loyal readers and advertisers, for partnering with us … Read more →

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Print World in Toronto saw a great success for participants and vendors. Brian Ellis, Marketing Manager Heidelberg Canada stated “It was a great show for Heidelberg, sales of QM 46-2 and Printmaster PM 74 were excellent and we picked up extra sales because of the show.” See more details on the show and pictures on … Read more →

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There are a lot of mergers happening in the industry this summer, amongst them Annan & Bird as well as Weyerhauser Fine Paper. Congratulations to Jack Bird and his sons, David and John, on the sale of their company, Annan & Bird Lithographers, to the US publicly traded company Consolidated Graphics. After starting in 1987, … Read more →

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Warren Wilkins, founder of Webcom, has retired. We wish him well in his retirement and thank him for all his efforts and contributions to our industry. To those of you have been following the World Cup, I hope you’ve been able to find time to catch a few of the games. With just four teams … Read more →