Taming the Inkjet Processing Tiger

The future of inkjet processing is sustainable. And, that’s extremely important in a mature business where market segments (newspapers and magazines) are declining and product quality and service differentiation (not price) are key success factors. For the past three years, a number of industry whitepapers published from competing manufacturers and graphic arts ‘think tanks’ confirmed … Read more →

EVENT RECAP: PRINT 19 – CHICAGO

The North American print industry’s longest-running annual event, PRINT 19, took place October 3-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place North. Bringing together printing industry professionals from over 80 countries, it featured a huge array of printing equipment and technology from over 240 exhibitors, over 80 timely educational sessions and a steady flow of traffic. Some of … Read more →

Ten big branding mistakes you might be making

A well-crafted and well-executed brand strategy can cut through the noise of competing messages, articulate your promises to customers, set you apart from your competition, and establish yourself as a leader in your space. However, I see companies make the same mistakes over and over again when it comes to branding. Do you recognize yourself … Read more →

The Best of Bindery – Part 9: Pinhole perforating

Pinhole perforating is one of the most overlooked, yet simple, ways of professional finishing. In pinhole perforating, round “holes” of paper are actually removed. Some of the most common applications include postage stamps, coupons, wraps, tear-off panels, corner tears and more. Pinhole perforating can be done in parallel or at right angles on stock weights … Read more →

Five ways Delphax Solutions can make your inkjet business more productive and profitable

In the ever-changing landscape of commercial printing, many of us have lived through a number of important and disruptive technological evolutions. Not so long ago, the migration from offset to digital was all the rage. More recently, everyone is talking about the migration from toner-based digital to inkjet. Here are a few insights from Delphax … Read more →

Organizations, OEMs and educational institutions step up to industry recruitment

Both here and south of the border, recruiting top talent will be one of the biggest future challenges for our industry. Thankfully, our industry organizations, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and educational institutions are continuing to be proactive. In September, we reported that Canadian Print Scholarships awarded 68 new and returning students at five schools across … Read more →

A New Era Begins

I would like to thank our gracious sponsors for their support in creating Graphic Arts Wide Format Guide 2019/20. The Wide Format Guide was mailed with the October issue of Graphic Arts, and is a special resource to help printers across Canada explore Wide Format technologies and all the possibilities that can be taken advantage … Read more →