Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Graph Expo 2008 preview

As you’re reading this, almost 600 exhibitors are preparing to showcase their products and technology in what promises to be one of the most revealing, educational, event-filled and exciting shows in recent years. It’s been called the drupa of North America, and though it may not equal Europe’s mother of all tradeshows in floor space … Read more →

Offset and Digital: A profitable marriage?

Many Canadian printers are now combining digital and traditional offset in their shops. And while this love affair will likely stand the test of time, it‘s the engagement period that might prove difficult. Here it is in a nutshell: Traditional offset still rules, with about a 70% to 80% market share, depending on the shop … Read more →

Printer Profile: RACAD

RACAD’s GoPrint2 Print Driver poised to change the way printers do business online Innovative, revolutionary software eliminates many of the obstacles associated with traditional methods of processing jobs In a way, it’s like having your own print shop located in the business offices of every one of your clients. It’s also a very clever way … Read more →

HP’s CONTACT Festival a huge success – again

For the 4th consecutive year, HP Canada, the premier sponsor of the 2008 CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival, has managed to showcase its industry-leading technology and products, while at the same time giving local photographers and artists an opportunity to show Torontonians their unique creations. “Technology continues to make a major impact on the photography market, … Read more →

Printer Profile: Printer Gateway

Sustainability pioneer Printer Gateway boldly leads industry into new environmental era Never mind that last year Printer Gateway (PG) saved enough trees to fill a large city park, or line every hole of an 18-hole golf course, or keep 3,050 houses cooler in the summer, or produce over 2,300,000 lbs. of oxygen. Just as important, … Read more →

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 →