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

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 →

Uncertainty, chaos – and yet hope

At the end of this column each month, I encourage everyone to “stay positive and stay focused.” Never in recent history has there been a time to tune out the political lies, rhetoric and turmoil and concentrate on your business. I’m currently in the process of reading two books – What Happened by Hillary Clinton … Read more →

It’s all about tax fairness

Those who create the most jobs are getting penalized In July, the federal Liberals, by bringing forward Bill C-27, seemed to be accusing everyone in small business of taking advantage of our tax system. Proposed changes by Finance Minister Bill Morneau that would eliminate tax breaks for the middle class received tremendous blowback from small … Read more →

Tax change blowback

The need for industry leadership has never been more evident If you ever wanted proof that we, as an industry, desperately need a seat at the federal government table to voice our collective concerns, witness what just happened to the Liberal’s proposed tax-grab legislation. Changes intended by Finance Minister Bill Morneau received tremendous blowback from … Read more →

View from the publisher – October 2017

With Print 17 in the rear view mirror, I’d like to personally congratulate show organizer NPES and all the exhibitors, visitors and OEMs who helped make this annual event so successful once again. Special accolades go to some of the most impressive booths whose technology created such a buzz – namely Fujifilm, Canon, Xerox, EFI, … Read more →

Make Canada poor again?

I know the federal Liberals will be legalizing marijuana next year. But after learning about their proposed punitive tax changes affecting small business owners, I can only assume that they’ve been “product testing” for a long, long time. I started Graphic Arts Magazine, a small family business, over 20 years ago. Like most of you, … Read more →

View from the publisher – July/August 2017

We are living in interesting times. Witness the Brexit vote in Great Britain, the political instability and hateful political rhetoric in the United States, the possibility of escalating conflict in the Korean peninsula, the anti-Putin protests across Russia, and on and on and on. Sometimes, it seems that this chaos is also occurring in our … Read more →

View from the publisher—June 2017

I’ve never been one to underestimate the importance of feedback, keeping in touch with leaders in our industry, and listening carefully to what they have to say. In April I had the privilege of meeting with our new 2017 board members in Toronto. These included: Ray Fagan of Heidelberg Canada; Evan Cambray of Fastsigns of … Read more →

View from the publisher – May 2017

Canada’s largest and longest-running showcase for the graphic communications and printing industry, Graphics Canada, took place April 6-8, 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. The biennial event, now in its 53rd year, featured well-attended conferences and panels – and of course, the latest technology, equipment and services from over 170 exhibitors. From all … Read more →

View from the publisher – April 2017

This year marks our 20th anniversary. So how did we get here? Well, we began as an 8-page, 2-colour newsprint tabloid printed from our Newmarket, Ontario location with a circulation of about 4,500. We were one of eight competing publications at that time. Today we’re one of the leading trade publications for the printing and … Read more →