Innovating? YEP funding can help

YEP, the Youth Employment Program, for new hires aged 15 to 30 years, is a federal program offered by the National Research Council Canada (NRC) with funding for recently graduated intern’s salaries. The YEP Program can support a new, technology-related (direct development or support) position in a technology-oriented company. Small and medium-sized enterprises will receive … Read more →

Overcoming packaging workflow challenges

Two of the biggest challenges for packaging printers today are wasted time and increased costs. Those costs are usually absorbed in the supply chain somewhere – but they ultimately come back to the customer who pays the final bill. Compliance can also be a problem, though mistakes rarely make it to the retail counter. They’re … Read more →

Click Here to Unsubscribe: Part 1

When email was first launched within the walls of IBM in the early 1980’s, no one predicted how quickly it would become such a popular communication channel, nor how it would evolve very little over the course of 35 years. Email has remained largely the same since its inception: a series of messages containing information … Read more →

Graphics Canada 2017 Preview

Canada’s largest printing industry tradeshow ready to rock Canada’s largest and longest-running showcase for the graphic communications and printing industries will take place April 6-8, 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The biennial event, now in its 53rd year, features educational conferences, sponsored pavilions, workshops and other co-located events. These will include the … Read more →

Print Panther’s pioneering progress – one year after its landmark installation

A “pioneer” is a trailblazer, a developer of something new and disruptive. Well, you can fit Print Panther, Konica Minolta and MGI Digital Technology comfortably into that category. This is a follow-up on the first-ever installation in Canada of MGI’s JETVarnish 3DS at Print Panther by Konica Minolta Canada. The groundbreaking technology is changing the … Read more →

Editor’s corner – March 2017

With Canada’s largest tradeshow for the printing industry, Graphics Canada, taking place April 6-8, I thought I’d make you aware of other important events that might fly under your radar. Xplor International (the worldwide electronic document systems association) will hold its Xploration 17 Conference March 28-30 in Orlando, Florida. The event will include over 60 … Read more →

Spring is for learning

We are a month away from Graphics Canada. Our editor Tony Curcio gets you prepped with our traditional preview article. The nature of tradeshows in today’s digital world is changing. Today, tradeshows continue to showcase new technology, but as you will see from our preview they are also focused on educating show-goers. This year’s Graphics … Read more →

View from the publisher – March 2017

Graphics Canada, our largest and longest-running showcase for the graphic communications and printing industry is building momentum. Running April 6-8, 2017, the biennial event is now in its 53rd year and features educational conferences, sponsored pavilions, workshops, several co-located events, some amazing equipment and new technology. We hope you can stop by booth 5662, say … Read more →

Discovering the world of In-Plants

This month’s article is in honour of In-Plant Awareness month. #In-PlantsRock February is In-Plant Awareness Month! It’s a campaign created by the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) to generate more attention for services that in-plants offer their parent organizations. I began my journey into the world of print back in the 80s. I worked … Read more →

Build your business by putting your print company’s messaging top of mind

Attention print company CEOs: No question – your success depends on maximizing the time you spend driving operations excellence and revenue generation. The “soft stuff” like communications and promotion? You have people who can handle that. Perhaps. But don’t let anybody take charge of your company’s strategic messaging and positioning, no matter how smart and … Read more →

The future of digital textile printing

The digital garment printing industry is starting to make its stamp within the larger printing industry.  It has enjoyed significant growth in recent years and it looks set to grow even further in the future. Smithers Pira predicts double digit growth across 2016-2021, and is therefore making the digital textile printing one of the most … Read more →

Postal code targeting – a new product from Canada Post

A brief introduction to Canada Post’s newest direct mail product. For the last couple of years direct mail has had the same options available to reach customers, neighborhood mail (formerly unaddressed admail) and personalized mail (formerly addressed admail). As the acceptance of 2015’s Smartmail MarketingT rebrand continues to gain momentum, Canada Post is preparing to … Read more →