Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

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 →

Thirteen reasons why you absolutely, positively should attend Print 13

1. Everything that’s new This year’s “Innovate, Integrate, Communicate” theme covers digital, offset, flexo and hybrid technologies, as well as products and services for commercial, package printing and converting, display, in-plant, transactional, publishing, mailing, photo imaging, marketing…the list seems endless. New and “re-imagined” attractions include Deliver (Mailing & Fulfillment Center), the Photo Finish (Photo Imaging … Read more →

How this issue’s cover was produced

This issue of Graphic Arts Magazine was printed and finished by Mi5 Print and Digital Communications of Markham, Ontario. The cover’s art direction and design was by Andrei Talbot of Walk Tall Brand Design. Mi5 was recently recognized by the Globe and Mail for its impressive growth through the delivery of innovative products and progressive … Read more →

World-class Canadian companies at Print 13

How industry pioneers Amazing Print Tech and PrintSites2Go are making a huge difference helping print shops here and around the world. InfoTrends is the leading worldwide market research firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. I recently visited its website to get a handle on what it considers as the best companies in … Read more →

Montreal’s 2013 Grafik’Art Show concludes

The sixth edition of Grafik’Art took place April 25-27 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal. Overall, there was mixed reaction. Some exhibitors felt crowds were small, but most agreed that the atmosphere was upbeat and some reported strong sales. By show’s end, there were many “sold” signs taped to equipment. “I had lots of positive comments,” … Read more →

The consumables conundrum

When it comes to consumables, basic mistakes we all make in the hectic race to meet deadlines usually increase costs down the road. As one press operator once told me, “sometimes we know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.” Here are some comments and advice from the experts. Plates We asked Fujifilm, … Read more →

The wonders of workflow

Today’s sophisticated business workflow software performs many functions you may currently be doing manually or not doing at all. This software will save money, employee hours, resources and other expenses. One recent U.S. study estimated that employees not using this software can waste up to 25% of their time with tasks not involved in their … Read more →

Large and small offset update

Too often taken for granted in this industry, OEMs continue to be leaders not just in innovation, but in partnering with printers to help them maximize revenues in just about every conceivable market segment – commercial offset, wide-format, packaging, newspapers and more. Their presses are sophisticated creations that constantly push the boundaries of technology. To … Read more →