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

View from the publisher – November 2015

Wow! What an election sweep for the federal Liberals! Canadians from coast to coast have spoken in a very loud voice. Now everyone seems to be waiting to see if Justin Trudeau’s Liberal majority can keep its promises. This includes our own columnist Elliot Schiller, who will tell you what you might expect and examine … Read more →

View from the publisher – July 2015

I’d like to thank our growing readership this month – readers of our printed magazines, digital editions and weekly e-newsletters. But most of all, I’d like to thank all the visitors to our www.graphicartsmag.com website. In the past year, according to Google Analytics, it’s experienced a growth in unique monthly visitors of 45% compared to the same … Read more →

View from the publisher – June 2015

Traditionally, the summer months have meant that our industry slows down just a bit. But you wouldn’t know it from the continuous flow of news we’re posting on our website and in our weekly e-newsletter and printed magazine. One reason for the continuing strong coverage is that we’re getting more and more news from overseas … Read more →

View from the publisher – May 2015

Very rarely does a month go by in this industry where there’s nothing new that genuinely surprises me. A successful Canadian Printable Electronics Symposium took place last month in Montreal and attracted over 120 industry stakeholders, governments and academia. They came together to support Canada’s opportunities in the global market for printable and organic electronics. … Read more →

View from the publisher – April 2015

I’d like to begin by mentioning, as many already have, the retirement of Richard Armstrong after fourteen years as President of Heidelberg Canada – and thirty amazing years as a leader in the industry. Richard is one of those rare individuals who will be remembered not just for his for his professionalism, but for his … Read more →

View from the publisher – March 2015

Graphic Arts Magazine columnist and print sales expert Dave Fellman has launched an important initiative called “The Printing Sales DNA Project” and is asking for reader input. Sponsored by trade printer 4over, this timely research study will determine what skills, attitudes and personality traits are most important to printing salespeople. Each survey participant will receive … Read more →

View from the publisher – Dec 2014

It was a very busy year! Ricoh made a multi-million-dollar investment in Canadian MIS leader Avanti in March. The Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council (CPISC) and the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) teamed up to create a single new organization to help our industry. A new professional association for Canada’s printable electronics industry emerged last … Read more →

View from the publisher – Nov 2014

First, let me congratulate Jay Mandarino, head of Toronto’s C.J. Graphics and C.J. Group of Companies. North America’s most awarded commercial printer has done it again! Its most recent accolades include two Benny’s, 11 Awards of Recognition and 34 Certificates of Merit at the Printing Industries of America’s Premier Print Awards. Hard to top that … Read more →

View from the publisher – Sep 2014

I hope everyone reading this had a wonderful summer, despite some ridiculously cool weather at times. Hopefully you had a chance to spend time with your family and loved ones, and get a little R & R to recharge. September usually signals tradeshows – and this month is no exception. So what’s new at Graph … Read more →

View from the publisher – July 2014

I first got to know Rita Davidson when we were both in dispute with GTA Copier Dealer Group. Rita, owner of Flowerpress Printing, and her husband Mark, used to live and work out of their home in McDonalds Corners, Ottawa. Now they’re living with their four children in a trailer. On July 19, 2013, they … Read more →