Sign Expo Canada draws steady crowds

Sign Expo Canada, the Sign Association of Canada’s national trade show took over the International Centre in Mississauga on Sept. 21-22. The event attracted about 3,000 visitors to see the latest technology and products that the Canadian sign industry has to offer, showcased by about 100 exhibitors. Special events this year included the 2018 Sign … Read more →

Print 18 and SGIA preview

It’s fall, and for those of us in the graphics arts industry, that means trade shows. Two of the biggest coming up are Print 18 in Chicago and SGIA in Las Vegas. Here we kick things off with a preview of what you can expect to see at these industry gatherings PRINT 18 McCormick Place … Read more →

SinaLite: Exceptional, unique business cards that make a print broker’s clients stand out

In this third and final feature of our Printer Profile series on leading Canadian trade printer SinaLite (Markham, Ontario), we’re going to explore its specialty business card products and how print brokers and printers alike can help their clients stand out from their competitors in a world where business cards are becoming more and more … Read more →

Inkjet press update

A look at the latest models from leading vendors Inkjet printing is one of the fastest growing technologies in the printing industry today. Inkjet is a type of computer printing that recreates a digital image by propelling droplets of ink onto paper, plastic or other substrates. Today, inkjet is the most commonly used type of … Read more →

Friesens investing for the future

Sir Wilfrid Laurier was our prime minister. The world’s first rotary telephone was used in Nova Scotia. And in that same year of 1907 in the small town of Altona, Manitoba, D.W. Friesen opened his first business – a small confectionery store. Today, employee-owned Friesens Corporation has grown into the largest printer of hardcover books … Read more →

Imageworks: Adapt, evolve and invest – over $1 million in new technology and renovations

As a small trade printer in a competitive market, Imageworks Print & Prepress faced a critical challenge – evolve quickly or die a slow, painful death of obsolescence. Here’s how it carefully navigated a path less taken to realize exceptional growth and success. Imageworks (Richmond Hill, Ontario) faced a difficult challenge a few years ago … Read more →

Is there a profitable future for small and medium-sized printers?

 Here’s how The Paper Express Shoppe is making sure the answer remains “Yes” There’s no question that the print industry has changed in recent years, and printing customer demands are still changing. Tighter print marketing budgets, a push towards paperless billing and paperless transactions, and the incessant need for personalized print material to compete with … Read more →

Printer’s Profile: SinaLite – Part 2

Trade printer invests millions of dollars in the latest signage technology and has established itself as a leader in signage and wide-format printing for print shops and print brokers. In February, we explored SinaLite’s major expansion into label printing. However, another key, client-driven focus has been on digital signage and wide format. For example, SinaLite … Read more →

Creatique expands to Canada from India

Last July Creatique opened a Canadian branch of its India-based parent company, offering a range of wide format services. Director Rajat Khera talked to Graphic Arts about his new business. What services do you offer? We offer complete visual communication products through our customized product range. We manufacture backlit/edge-lit displays and use layered printing technology … Read more →

2017 SGIA Expo: What You Need to Know

North America’s largest printing industry tradeshow comes to New Orleans and the opportunities are endless! If you’re looking for creative solutions to your creative challenges, plan now to attend the 2017 SGIA Expo (New Orleans, Louisiana, US, October 10–12). North America’s largest printing industry trade show combines over 570 exhibitors, 20,000 industry professionals and more … Read more →

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