Joe Mulcahy Publisher, Graphic Arts Magazine

View from the publisher – May 2014

April was a very busy month. I attended a wonderful open house at family-owned Cober Evolving Solutions at its main 86,000 sq. ft. facility in Kitchener, Ontario. The event was co-hosted by equipment partner HP. The highlight was Cober’s new HP Indigo 10000 – the first install in Canada. And while the 10000 is now … Read more →

View from the publisher – April 2014

Tony Karg, a respected and proactive printing industry leader, left his position as Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing for Fujifilm Canada’s Graphic Systems Division as of March 31. I echo Jeff Ekstein’s comments that he’ll be sorely missed. Tony joined Fujifilm in 1996 and has held key positions with the Japanese-based company in … Read more →

View from the publisher – March 2014

Wow! What an Olympics that was! With 10 gold, 10 silver and five bronze, Canada finished fourth in the overall standings and third in total gold medals. But for most, it was the Women’s hockey 3-2 overtime win over the United States (after trailing 2-0 with about three minutes to go in regulation time) that … Read more →

View from the publisher – Feb 2014

A belated happy new year to everyone. I hope the crippling January ice storm and the brutally cold weather we’re experiencing as I’m writing this, won’t dampen your enthusiasm. There’s a lot going on at Graphic Arts Magazine. To further help your bottom line, we’ve decided to run more features on the “business of printing” … Read more →

View from the publisher – November 2013

This month we’re previewing the Graphics Canada tradeshow November 21-23 at the International Centre in Mississauga. It’s Canada’s largest graphics, printing and converting show. The biennial event has traditionally attracted plenty of new equipment and technology, and this year is no exception. The newest feature is the 3D pavilion that will concentrate on this emerging … Read more →

View from the Publisher – September 2013

First, I’d like to thank Mi5 Print and Digital Communications for the exceptional job they did on this month’s cover and indeed on printing and finishing our entire magazine – the largest issue we’ve published this year. The cover was designed by Andrei Talbot of Walk Tall Brand Design and there’s an explanation of how … Read more →

View from the publisher – May 2013

Last month we redesigned and rejuvenated the look of our magazine and website and we’ve been getting some excellent feedback, so thanks to all those who took the time to comment on our makeover and gave us so much encouragement. We attended the 2013 Grafik’Art Show in Montreal April 25-27 and I just wanted to … Read more →

View from the publisher – March 2013

We started 2013 with a bang and it looks like the momentum will definitely continue. First, we have teamed up with an internationally renowned online and web-to-print marketing firm and I’m happy to report that Graphic Arts Magazine has already sold several new online marketing packages, as well as unique online and in-magazine combination packages. … Read more →

View from the publisher – February 2013

In our last issue I mentioned that print shipments for just about every month in 2012 were up from the corresponding month in 2011. Let’s hope this trend continues into a challenging 2013. We’re also seeing promising signs that most printers are transitioning well from solely lithography to creating revenue streams from other sources such … Read more →

View from the publisher – January 2013

It’s been quite an eventful year. There was drupa in May that attracted over 314,500 visitors from more than 130 countries. There were other industry shows that set new attendance records. There was the emergence of a promising new technology – Landa Nanography – that could change the course of this industry in the years to come. For me, one of the best news items was that national printing shipments increased according to Statistics Canada. With the exception of March, every month this year (up to August) has surpassed figures for the corresponding month in 2011. Let’s hope this trend continues.