Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.

Mood upbeat as over 8,000 visit Graphics Canada Show

Exhibitors and visitors I spoke with at this year’s show in Toronto were very positive. I heard good comments about the steady flow of traffic as well as the wide range of technologies and helpful seminars. “Attendance topped 8,000 and the Graphics Software Theatre seminars (sponsored by Witz Training Centre) were packed every day,” said show Manager Dan Mustata. “Also well attended was the Printing Sales Training Day presented by print sales expert Dave Felman and the Digital Imaging Association breakfast meeting with keynote speaker Jeff Jacobson, Chairman and CEO of Presstek.”

People and events

C.J. Graphics’ Open House a huge hit It was billed as the C.J. Social, but it was much more than that – it was a family affair! The head count was lost after 1,250 people (yes, including competitors!) arrived Friday evening December 2 for an open house at Toronto’s C.J. Graphics, an industry-leading printer and … Read more →

For the record: Gord Griffiths

You’d be hard pressed to find a printing industry executive with more experience and business savvy than Gord Griffiths. He currently heads Gordon Group Enterprises Limited, a Toronto-based consulting firm that specializes in helping printing and packaging companies in the areas of revenue building, mergers and acquisitions, recruiting and succession planning. His resumé, accomplishments and roles in key industry organizations during the past 30 years would fill several pages of this magazine and then some.

For the record: John Honderich

He is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario, holds degrees in political science and law and is a hard-working family man. But for me (and most former Toronto Star employees), he personifies the newspaper’s long-standing editorial values of fairness through balanced journalism – and giving a voice to those in our society who simply have none. John Honderich was publisher of the Toronto Star from 1994 to 2004.

The transition to becoming a Marketing Services Provider (MSP)

A chat with John Foley Jr. in advance of his Toronto appearance as a Keynote Speaker at Printing Survivor 2011.

I recently sat down with John Foley Jr., founder and CEO of interlinkONE and Grow Socially, to chat about current trends in the print industry, and what steps are necessary for a printer to get involved in multi-channel marketing.

Keynote Speaker Peter Muir will reveal how to implement Printing Survivor’s ideas

On Oct. 13 at our Printing Survivor 2011 event, you’ll hear what print providers could be doing to boost their businesses. Bizucate’s President Peter Muir, our “closer” for the event, will reveal how to put many of these great ideas and others into practice. Take some time off from working IN your business – and he’ll share with you how to work on your business to make it more profitable.

Printers who inspire

This issue begins a new feature profiling printers of distinction; those unique individuals who quietly go about their business, day in and day out, and continue to thrive in these tough economic times. They are our industry’s unheralded role models. We salute them!

It’s showtime! GRAPH EXPO preview

The 2011 version of GRAPH EXPO, the printing industry’s annual showcase for the Americas, is set for Sunday, September 11 to Wednesday, September 14 at Chicago’s world-class McCormick Place. Trust me – you’ll need more than the entire four days to visit the over 450 exhibitors and special feature areas, and take in some of the more than 34 co-located conferences, user groups and special events – not to mention the over 50 seminars covering just about every conceivable aspect of printing and graphic arts. Those “in the know” will come one day earlier, on September 10, to attend the always-popular EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK conference where the 2011 MUST SEE’em technologies and products – the best of the “Best in Show”— will first be revealed.