Connectivity: Communities of personal relationships breed success

In today’s complex world of globalization, instantaneous communication and social media, ask a manager to define connectivity and immediately a smartphone or electronic gadget is drawn from its holster and held up for viewing. These pocket-sized devices rely on a global computer network (the Internet) to provide access to an interconnected system of standardized communication … Read more →

Click here to unsubscribe: Part 3

This is the final installment in the “Click Here to Unsubscribe” series. In the last two issues, we looked at “Level 1 Solutions” that offered low-tech, easy-to-implement ideas for dealing with email overwhelm, as well as “Level 2 Solutions” which outlined strategies for using your email software more effectively. “Level 3 Solutions” explored in this … Read more →

C.A.R.P. – My graphic design basics

Four simple techniques I employ for fantastic graphic design. Graphic design isn’t easy. A year ago I wrote an article on the strategies I employ to simplify the design process. However, what I did not discuss were the design principles I personally follow. The guidelines for all the designs I compose are contrast, alignment, repetition, … Read more →

Tapping into the new cross media

It’s a loud, busy world out there. With so much information available, getting your voice heard is a challenge for any company. For mailing, print, and fulfillment providers, cross media marketing is really vital right now. A well thought out cross media campaign is one of the best ways to communicate any message clearly, consistently, … Read more →

Revisiting ‘Print-On-Demand’ – a personal perspective

My tryst with ‘Print-On-Demand’ (POD) was back in India, during the late nineties, when I first came face to face with the erstwhile Xerox DocuTech135 Document Publishing System that pioneered the very concept of on-demand digital printing. According to Wikipedia, “…the DocuTech Production Publisher was arguably the first fully integrated print-on-demand publishing system and is … Read more →

Regulating the next green packaging

Legal cannabis is coming to Canada. What will the packaging look like? On April 20 2016, the Liberal government formally announced their plans to legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use. On that day, Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said in a speech to the United Nations that Canada would introduce legislation in the spring … Read more →

Graphics Canada 2017 earns positive reviews

The tradeshow was one of the best in recent years, according to the majority of exhibitors I spoke to. While final numbers were not available at press time, attendance was up the first two days by 5% over the 2015 event. “Early comments and post-show impressions from exhibitors indicated quality leads and prospects,” said show … Read more →

New in packaging

On the coattails of a successful Graphics Canada we are preparing for our visit to Interpack this month. Interpack is the largest packaging industry tradeshow in the world, taking over Messe Düsseldorf (the same location as drupa). By the time you read this article, I will likely already be on location trying not to burn … Read more →

View from the publisher – May 2017

Canada’s largest and longest-running showcase for the graphic communications and printing industry, Graphics Canada, took place April 6-8, 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. The biennial event, now in its 53rd year, featured well-attended conferences and panels – and of course, the latest technology, equipment and services from over 170 exhibitors. From all … Read more →

Sappi’s Neoterix ST release paper earns interzum 2017 Intelligent Material & Design Award

Sappi North America’s Neoterix ST, the first release paper to create surfaces that resist bacterial attachment and growth without the use of toxic additives or chemicals, has won the interzum 2017 Intelligent Material & Design Award. Interzum is the world’s leading tradeshow for furniture production and interior design. Interzum’s annual awards highlight visionary technologies, innovative … Read more →

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