The SGIA community is fortunate that the emergence of digital imaging technology coincided with customer interest in shorter run, customized solutions. There’s nothing wrong with being at the right place, at the right time, with the right solution, and the positive look at US manufacturing isn’t all that bad either. We can’t afford to rest on today’s successes. Profitability will continue to be a moving target, and the better managed companies, equipped with the right technologies and the ability to adapt to a changing marketplace, will lead the way.
The best way to see the future of the specialty imaging marketplace is to attend the SGIA Expo. I encourage you to spend some time learning about related community sectors as you view the equipment and processes demonstrated on the 2011 Expo floor.