Funding up to $250,000 on building upgrades and equipment purchases

Overview There are very few funding programs that have ever surfaced to assist companies with upgrading their facilities or assisting with the purchase of new equipment. With the global trend toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy efficiency the federal government opened a program last year providing funding in just these areas. The federal … Read more →

Industry recruitment efforts front and centre once again

Industry recruitment efforts will always be important. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ryerson University’s annual Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Job Fair in Toronto March 26 was postponed, and organizers will “move to a contingency plan.” We’ll keep you informed via our website. I’ve been to these events before, and the halls are always packed with … Read more →

We are indeed living in strange times

Who would ever have thought that we’d be living in the midst of a global Coronavirus pandemic? Who would have thought that so many businesses and educational institutions would be forced to close, or that annual events we’re so used to attending would be cancelled – including drupa, the world’s largest printing industry tradeshow. For … Read more →

Managing Presses, Processes and People: The latest and greatest Print workflow software and CRM systems

If you’re wondering what a Print MIS (Management Information System) and a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system have in common, the answer is quite a lot, actually. The former allows you to communicate better with your in-shop hardware, departments and employees; the latter allows you to communicate better with your current and potential customers. Most … Read more →

The proven power of printed newsletters

Today’s internet provides an inexpensive way to reach and engage people one-on-one with timely, relevant and creative messages delivered directly to their inboxes. But the fact is that email is becoming a very crowded battleground. Yes, marketers and other companies (including commercial printers who can find the time and resources) still rely on email for … Read more →

Inkjet: The Affordable Colour Solution

Imagine that you are a biology teacher, and you want to print handouts for tomorrow’s lesson on the human circulatory system. You want to use colour to differentiate between the three independent systems that make up the circulatory system: systemic (arteries, veins, coronary and portal vessels) cardiovascular (the heart), and pulmonary (the lungs). Colour is … Read more →

Insider Tips For Financial Success

As we enter a new decade, Graphic Arts Magazine would like to share these helpful tips from Steve Aprile, who is a CPA, CA and Certified Financial Planner at Grant Thornton in Markham, Ontario. His guidance has greatly helped us at Graphic Arts, and we hope that these tips he provides will also improve your … Read more →

MindFire launches groundbreaking, easy-to-use marketing technology to grow sales for printers

Next-generation Da Vinci marketing software builds upon 20+ years of proven technology that helps commercial printers boost their bottom line MindFire, the leading provider of marketing software and services for printers, has once again released innovative technology to help printers drive revenue. “For years, we’ve helped printers sell digital marketing services, such as combining direct … Read more →