Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Hello GAM readers! I wanted to take this opportunity to share some exciting news. This summer we will be adding another feisty little girl to our family. I’m excited to meet her, but as I’ve been told by many veteran parents, two is more than double the work. As a result I will be stepping … Read more →

Consumer packaging: start to finish

As the retail environment changes, so do the requirements for bringing a package to the shelves  There are tens of thousands of new products on store shelves every year. Unfortunately, few new products survive, with statisticians quoting failure rates as optimistic as 70% and as pessimistic as 90%. New launches fail for many reasons, such … Read more →

Unwrapping retail-ready packaging

Emerging packaging category expected to grow 4% a year. Here’s what you need to know. In 2015 Microsoft conducted a study to determine the impact of an increasingly digitized lifestyle on the brain. The study included surveys as well as EEG data. One key finding was that our attention span has dropped from 12 seconds … Read more →

Print and cozy sweaters

It’s the month of pumpkin spiced everything, giving thanks, Halloween and cozy sweaters. Now that the kids are all back in school, and there is some routine back in your days, we hope that you will enjoy the issue with some semblance of calm. Coincidentally the articles in this issue feel like little lessons to … Read more →

Standards and customer service

In this issue we focus on standards. Jason Lisi explains the importance of standards in our industry to deliver what the customer needs. Sometimes businesses shy away from standards for fear of drowning in process. More and more however, clients are requesting that print providers be certified. This begs the question – do you wait … Read more →

Interpack 2017 snapshot

This May we had the opportunity to attend Interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany. The show is a drupa equivalent for packagers and converters. The scale and range was unbelievable. There were 17 halls full of technology and materials—several halls were dedicated to chocolate and candy alone! The trade show, which ran from May 4th to the … Read more →

Greetings from Germany

I’ve recently returned from Germany, the land of massive tradeshows, where Interpack (drupa for converters) was held. In this month’s issue you will find some highlights from the show. The amount of technology at this show was astounding. It makes you really think about what a cookie goes through before it gets to your home. … Read more →

New in packaging

On the coattails of a successful Graphics Canada we are preparing for our visit to Interpack this month. Interpack is the largest packaging industry tradeshow in the world, taking over Messe Düsseldorf (the same location as drupa). By the time you read this article, I will likely already be on location trying not to burn … Read more →

The nature of ‘work’

This month’s issue is about the nature of work. In the lead article, columnist Mark Corrigan shares his insights about different approaches to project management. Also in the issue, we have a couple of great articles about funding opportunities. Government funding columnist Elliot Schiller discusses government grants aimed at helping small- to mid-sized companies reduce … Read more →

Spring is for learning

We are a month away from Graphics Canada. Our editor Tony Curcio gets you prepped with our traditional preview article. The nature of tradeshows in today’s digital world is changing. Today, tradeshows continue to showcase new technology, but as you will see from our preview they are also focused on educating show-goers. This year’s Graphics … Read more →


Does 2017 feel monumental to you? As we launch the first issue of 2017, I can’t help but feel that this year will be one for the books. We have an absolutely packed issue for you this month. We are so proud to be the first to publish big news from Landa. Make sure you … Read more →