Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Emerging Revenue Streams for Printers

Finishing can include virtually any post-printing operation such as trimming, folding, binding and so on. But, from a value-added point of view, it can also refer to special decorative processes that add visual and tangible impact to any printed piece – also making it possible for you to charge a premium price and still keep … Read more →

Print Community Forum & Tradeshow

Why this tradeshow? According to Industry Canada, “printing is generally a regional business, with significant dependence on a few large customers. Typically, a printer’s five largest customers account for almost half of all sales dollars.” With this in mind, Graphic Arts Magazine (GAM) is organizing the Print Community Forum & Tradeshow event. The regional tradeshow, … Read more →

November Print Community Forum 60% sold out

Graphic Arts Magazine (GAM) has booked some of the industry’s most respected and knowledgeable printing veterans to speak at its Print Community Forum November 13 and 14, 2014. The Forum, endorsed by the CPIA, will be held at Le Jardin Conference & Event Centre in Vaughan, a northern suburb of Toronto. Keynote speakers will discuss … Read more →

Emerging Revenue Streams for Printers – Part 1

This begins a monthly series on “new” revenue streams for printers. I say “new” reluctantly because many have already discovered alternate revenue streams such as wide format. This series will explore other printing options such as finishing, 3D, label, photo, textile, etc. Let’s begin with a sector that many think is beyond their budget:  mailing … Read more →

Collaborations and partnerships

In the past year I’ve run more news items on acquisitions, partnerships, mergers and collaborations in the printing industry than I have in the previous three years. Yet some shops still operate in virtual silos – where they seldom engage with suppliers after a sale and continue to get involved in cutthroat pricing with competitors. … Read more →

Printing terms demystified

D-I (Continued from previous issue) Deckle Edge Edge of paper left ragged as it comes from the papermaking machine instead of being cleanly cut. Also called Feather Edge. Diffusion Transfer Chemical process of reproducing line copy and making halftone positives ready for paste-up. Digital Dot Dot created by a computer and printed out by a … Read more →

Printing terms demystified

Did you hear about the printer who received an e-mail asking for a PDF ASAP about MIS, CTP and UV? He visited a URL where he downloaded an RGB TIFF, but really needed a CMYK EPS. Don’t you just love printing acronyms? Below are some printing and printing-related terms that you may not be that … Read more →

Graphics Canada Preview: Present meets the future in technology and equipment

The Graphics Canada tradeshow November 21-23 at the Toronto International Centre is much more than Canada’s largest graphics, printing and converting show. It’s our chance to shine, to show that we’re constantly on the leading edge of the latest technology. The biennial event has traditionally brought together the best current technologies and live demonstrations of … Read more →

Deals and optimism reflect successful Print 13

Though final attendance figures were not available at press time, the comments we received about this year’s Print 13 show in Chicago last month have been extremely positive. “Two common themes seemed to be repeated by attendees and exhibitors alike at the show this year,” said Ralph Nappi, President of show organizer Graphic Arts Show … Read more →