Industry veteran Sturhahn to boost awareness and value of the CPISTF as a new trustee

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Printing Industries Scholarship Trust Fund (CPISTF) has strengthened its management team by appointing Gunther Sturhahn as its newest trustee. Now 60, he recently retired from a successful 40-year career in the wholesale paper distribution industry. Sturhahn will work closely with the CPISTF Board of Trustees to support and … Read more →

Uncertainty, chaos – and yet hope

At the end of this column each month, I encourage everyone to “stay positive and stay focused.” Never in recent history has there been a time to tune out the political lies, rhetoric and turmoil and concentrate on your business. I’m currently in the process of reading two books – What Happened by Hillary Clinton … Read more →

Is your content stale and redundant?

Here are ten ideas to kickstart your creativity Boring, wordy blog posts and repetitive social media updates are a surefire way to get your content passed over. If your content is stale and redundant, why would customers and prospects come back for more? Trust me, I understand that coming up with great, image-rich content when … Read more →

How to build trust online and sell print

Digital conversations can be as effective as face-to-face encounters Here’s an approach you can use to sell more printing: Create a pad of printing order forms and leave the pad out on a table somewhere. Wait for someone to find it, fill out an order form, and send it to you. Who knows? Maybe today … Read more →

TFSA or RRSP? Which to choose?

It depends on your tax bracket and savings goals As the tax-filing season is here once again, it’s time to think about how best to maximize your financial wealth. The graphic arts industry employs over 10,000 Canadians, mostly in what Stats Canada calls small- to medium-sized businesses. These employees range in age from first employment … Read more →

Women in print

Is the dynamic shifting for women in this industry? In mid-June, toward the end of the last session of a hectic day at a conference in Burnaby, British Columbia, a photographer positioned four of Canada’s inkjet leaders in a row and snapped a picture. It’s that picture of four gentlemen in blue suits sitting in … Read more →

A New Year means new skills

Options for self improvement and career boosting Last year I did something incredible—I kept a New Year’s resolution! In January 2017, I joined a local judo club, a Japanese martial art, to both learn something new and attempt to be healthier. While I’ve spent a year being literally thrown to the floor for three hours … Read more →

SGIA Expo 2017 awards

Here are UV flatbed winners at SGIA Expo 17 SGIA’s Product of the Year competition showcases digital imaging products that keep the specialty imaging industry moving forward. Product of the Year winners have benefited from worldwide recognition and the ability to market their product as a winner of this prestigious competition. The following review was based … Read more →

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