Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Printer Profile: Bassett Direct

Exceptional 24/7 customer service and a rare dedication to traditional values have made Markham-based company an industry leader in innovative direct-mail solutions Rich Bassett could be your proud uncle, or kind father, or understanding boss—that is, if you’re very, very lucky! What comes across loud and clear when you first meet the award-winning president of … Read more →

Three generations of caring

Yes, Unigraph International Inc. is one of the largest, most respected North American manufacturers of chemicals for the printing industry. Yes, Unigraph has been a Canadian leader for the past 25 years in terms of innovation and quality. And yes, Unigraph is committed to the development of new products that meet all current technical and … Read more →

Helping you grow and growing with you

Specialty printing—with great service, complete in-house capabilities, and exceptional turnaround times—spells phenomenal growth for Mississauga trade printer. Their motto has always been “we help you grow, and as a result, we will grow with you.” Well, quite frankly, that’s an understatement, given that family-run Mississauga-based Print 44 has grown tenfold—in income, staff, capacity, and facility … Read more →

Starting well and finishing strong

In just under 5 years, North York’s Graphic Finishers has established itself as an industry leader in just about every phase of finishing – and the company is still expanding! The story of how a small, family-run firm in North York, Ontario became one of the best trade finishing shops in the industry is a … Read more →

Sina Printing: A family and industry success story

From a small A.B. Dick one-colour to a 10-Colour Heidelberg Roll-To-Sheet Perfector, Markham’s Sina Printing has come an incredibly long way in just over a decade. For the past 12 years, Sina has been quietly establishing itself as one of the best sources for printing brokers, small printers, and photocopy store outlets, while growing at … Read more →

Working in tandem

Trade offset pioneer Millenium Printing (MPI) teams up with Mitsubishi. Installation of first-ever Tandem DIAMOND 3000TP 8-colour complements company’s ongoing expansion. For the past 12 years, Markham’s Millenium Printing has been quietly, confidently, establishing itself as one of the best sources for printing brokers, small printers, photocopy store outlets, etc., while at the same time … Read more →

BDI: Bigger, better, best

Markham’s Beyond Digital Imaging (BDI) adds Hewlett-Packard Scitex TJ8500 to its huge, growing inventory of equipment, solidifying its position as an industry leader in large-format printing. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario,  Beyond Digital Imaging has been a Canadian success story in taking large-format printing to the next level. In 2003, they turned industry heads with massive, … Read more →

Act now—or else!

Establishing national skills standards, recruitment, training and retention seen as some of the crucial workplace strategies at First Annual CPISC Forum. The message came across loud and clear—act now or the printing industry in Canada will suffer in the future.Leaders in the printing industry, human resource and marketing professionals, salespeople, government and union representatives, and … Read more →

They AIIM to please

Giorgio Brothers’ Avant Imaging & Information Management Inc. (AIIM) takes printing, marketing, customer service (and just about everything else) to the next level Pisticci is a small, quiet city of just under 18 000 situated in the province of Matera in the picturesque region of Basilicata in southern Italy. About 6300 families live there. The … Read more →

Highlights of the Grafik’Art 2007 Show

It has been almost 20 years since I last visited La Belle Province, despite my maternal family’s roots in St. Lambert, Quebec. Frankly, I didn’t know what to expect. But any misgivings I had were quickly swept away, and to say that I was enthralled with Montreal, its people, Grafik’art’s organizers, and the ever-smiling exhibitors … Read more →

MAN Roland Canada and Ryobi

From a small two-page duplicator to the largest web presses in the world, the MAN Roland product line in Canada now provides a range of profitable pressroom solutions for small, medium, and large printers alike. The good news happened on April 4, 2005, when printing giant MAN Roland became the exclusive Canadian distributor of Ryobi … Read more →