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

Note from the Publisher – October 2008

Late last month, the United States experienced the “week from hell” in their financial markets. There is something very wrong when U.S. taxpayers have to dump $700 billion of their hard-earned money into the market because of the greed of a few – especially when those few walked away making a fortune of their own … Read more →

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As the summer of 2008 comes to a close, we say goodbye to the Beijing Olympics. I think China, despite all its problems and critics, put on a fabulous show. Can you imagine all the meticulous planning and hard work that went into organizing these Games? The opening ceremonies will likely go down as the … Read more →

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I’m just back from drupa. What an experience! If you were ever at Graphics Canada (which is the largest show in Canada), drupa is about 20 times larger – nearly 40 acres in size! Admission was 56 euros and nearly 400,000 visitors went to check out the numerous exhibits. As I mentioned, the first thing … Read more →

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With all the doom and gloom in the industry it’s always great to hear good news and the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Howard Graphics was a really fabulous occasion. It was held on Friday, April 25th and was titled “People, Passion & Print.” Over 500 guests from the Printing Industry attended and it … Read more →

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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 →