Joe Mulcahy Publisher, Graphic Arts Magazine

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 →

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 ( 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 →