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

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 →

View from the publisher – June 2014

As far as I’m concerned, the big news this month is the revitalization of the Canadian Printing Industries Association (CPIA) and the launch of its low-cost national recruitment campaign. Printing is a $9 billion industry in Canada employing over 70,000 hard-working people, many of whom I’ve had the privilege to meet. We deserve experienced representation … Read more →

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 →