What is an accountant?

Accountant is someone who solves a problem you didn’t know you had in a way you don’t understand at a price you can’t afford. Adam and Eve didn’t have to pay taxes while living in the Garden of Eden. They did, if you believe, have divine supervision looking out for their needs. We, unfortunately, have … Read more →

Taking advantage of HTML5 features

HTML5 is often misunderstood. It tends to be thought of as an entirely new—and perhaps overwhelming—markup language for the web. Really, though, HTML5 consists of discrete features aimed at helping developers code faster, deliver content from servers to browsers in fewer bytes, and provide a better cross-device experience. Think of HTML5 as a bundle of … Read more →

Funding help begins with a good business plan

By now you’ve likely seen in my columns that many funding opportunities require a good business plan, whether you hope to be borrowing directly from the bank or getting a guaranteed loan through a government grant. In our April 2014 column, “Funding Help for Business Expansion”, we suggested that your business plan should address the … Read more →

Two Sides moves into Canada to promote the great environmental story of print and paper

Two Sides has carved out a presence in North America as a familiar advocate for the sustainability of print and paper. For those of you who don’t know us well, we are a non-profit which regroups companies from the graphic communications industry including forestry, pulp, paper, inks and chemicals, prepress, press, finishing, publishing, printing, envelopes … Read more →

Rethinking the Reprographics Market

On June 10th, 2014 in San Diego, California at the Designjet Production Summit, HP announced a new addition to their large format production printing lineup. Brand new large format “PageWide” technology will allow high-volume and high quality output at lower costs than traditional LED printers for the reprographics market. HP has asked us to “Rethink” … Read more →

Losing battles but winning wars

One of my sales coaching clients competed for a very large order last month. She didn’t win it and she was pretty discouraged. “I put so much time into this,” she said. “This one job alone would have put me ahead of all of last year. Now I don’t know what to do.” “You need … Read more →

Printing in a soccer state of mind

In this summer issue we welcome a new author, Shaun McNaughton, and his article about competitive packaging. As a fellow educator, I had the pleasure of meeting Shaun through a competition that we both had students participating in. It is exciting that he is sharing some of his innovative ideas about packaging with us. In … Read more →

View from the publisher – July 2014

I first got to know Rita Davidson when we were both in dispute with GTA Copier Dealer Group. Rita, owner of Flowerpress Printing, and her husband Mark, used to live and work out of their home in McDonalds Corners, Ottawa. Now they’re living with their four children in a trailer. On July 19, 2013, they … Read more →