Joe Mulcahy Publisher, Graphic Arts Magazine

View from the publisher – June 2009

We were exhibiting at the Grafik’Art Show in Montreal in late April. All in all, the crowds were good and it’s always exciting to meet readers and advertisers face-to-face in conversation. See our show report on page 30. Congratulations to Karl Belafi and Karl Belafi Jr. from KBR Graphique Ltd. for acquiring the distribution rights … Read more →

View from the publisher – May 2009

Hopefully, we’re finally saying goodbye to this lingering, miserable winter weather and hello to a warm, uplifting spring. As I write this, we’re preparing to head off to Montreal for the fifth edition of the Grafik’Art trade show, which seems to be growing in popularity. Our June edition will feature photos and news about the … Read more →

Note from the publisher

March is a great month with the hope of spring around the corner. Last month saw Ireland win the Six Nations Cup in rugby. This was the first time in 61 years that Ireland had won it! They never gave up trying after trailing early in the game, and came back stronger each time, ready … Read more →

View from the publisher – March 2009

If you read the headlines in most newspapers today, or watch the news on TV, or listen to the radio, all you hear is doom and gloom. “The New York Times could stop publishing in May 2009,” “Transcontential cuts 1,500 jobs,” etc., etc., etc., ad infinitum. This is what we’re facing every day. Is this … Read more →

View from the publisher – December 2008

The holiday season is fast approaching as we get ready to close out 2008. How has this year been for you? To say “interesting” might be an understatement. We have seen governments change and then change again. Oil prices hit record highs followed by drastic declines. As the financial crisis speeds across the globe, fear … Read more →

View from the publisher – November 2008

The Canadian people elected a new Parliament in the midst of the great financial crisis of 2008. Prime Minister Harper extended his lead from 32 MPs to 67, and there is a good chance that this parliament will be around for the next four years. Mr. Dion’s carbon tax did not resonate with the Canadian … Read more →

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 →

View from the publisher

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 →

View from the publisher

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 →

View from the publisher

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 →