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

View from the publisher – March 2016

This is a bittersweet time for many Canadians. I’m talking about the sad passing last month of a major player in our industry – former Toronto Mayor, City Councillor, printer and protagonist – Deco Labels’ Rob Ford. Founded as a small label and tag manufacturer in Toronto in 1962, Deco Labels & Tags has grown … Read more →

View from the publisher

As the weather starts to warm up, so are our efforts on many fronts. With our website traffic up 10% over the same time last year, we’re working on some new, cost-effective online packages for our current and potential advertisers. For example, many in our industry have posted corporate and sales videos on YouTube. Some … Read more →

View from the publisher – February 2016

It happens every four years, and it’s one of the most exciting events in the printing and graphic communications industry worldwide. Spring is on the not-so-distant horizon, and so is drupa. The world’s largest printing industry tradeshow is set for May 31 to June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany – and we’re already presenting several helpful … Read more →

View from the publisher – December 2015

Well, wasn’t that an interesting year! We ran more than our usual share of news, new products, special event information and timely features on topics such as packaging, wide format, 3D printing, textile printing, printed electronics and more – while keeping you up to date on all that’s happening in traditional offset and digital. I’d … Read more →

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 →