Joe Mulcahy Publisher, Graphic Arts Magazine

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 →

Three major trade shows on the horizon

And our first-ever Wide-Format Guide I hope you found time to relax with your family and friends over the summer, and got your batteries recharged. You’ll likely need that energy with three key trade shows coming this month and next. There’s the Sign Association of Canada’s Sign Expo Canada event Sept. 21-22 at the International … Read more →

Printing and politics dominate in another good news/bad news month

I attended a wonderful open house at Spicers in Vaughan, Ontario last month. About 50 exhibitors participated and the event attracted over 200 professionals from several industry sectors. Congratulations to Andre-Levin Marcon, Paul Tasker, and their hard working staff for putting on such a well-received event. Further congratulations go out to 2018 Gutenberg Gala president … Read more →

A month of successes and good news

…..both here and south of the border It’s so gratifying to see some of our industry’s best people and top companies succeed. Last month I attended Insource’s first-ever Insource Expo in Markham, Ontario. Several hundred attended the two-day event that featured industry experts giving personalized equipment demos, as well as the latest mailing, printing, packaging … Read more →