Quick Printing is the resource for the Commercial printing, visual and graphic arts industries. Since 1977, Quick Printing has focused on improving efficiency and increasing sales and profits in the print shop. Industry experts share their ideas and technical knowledge on ways to improve operations. The market audience includes management, production operations, sales & marketing, design and other industry personnel working with Commercial, Digital, Sign, In-Plant, Banner, Wide- and Grand-Format Printers, Publishing, Outdoor advertising, Print Brokers, Buyers and Suppliers.
As you plan ahead for 2012, consider the opportunities for your company to reduce its costs and improve its ability to compete by qualifying for SGP certification. Think of it as the “Greening 2.0” of print.
It’s all about change and I’m sure you will quickly notice a number of changes in this issue of Quick Printing. The most striking change is that we have combined much of the content from Printing News with the normal content of QP.
Printers may tell their customers white lies about why a job is late, but the worst lies they tell are the ones they tell themselves about their balance sheets. Cleaning up your balance sheet is hard work. Do it now and you'll sleep better tomorrow.
In this article we turn our attention to the long term future of print and print markets. Our purpose is not to provide a specific forecast of the future but rather is offered as educated speculation on a likely path of print’s future environment.