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contents OCTOBER 2016 | VOLUME 21, NUMBER 8 24 The Long, but Rewarding, Road to Sustainability By Joe Holt Whether you're simply a friend to the planet, you're looking for a marketing boost, or you have your long-term bottom line in mind, the motivations for adopting sustainable business practices vary. What stays the same is the journey and the question: Is it worth it? These shops give a resounding "yes." COLUMNS 2 Insight Embracing change. 16 Business + Management Succession planning for your business. DEPARTMENTS 8 Wide Angle Tomorrow is on the wall. 10 Upfront News and noteworthy. 18 It's Wise to Specialize By Kiersten Wones These days, "success" is synonymous with "differentiation." In other words, it's life-or-death for your shop to make an effort to stand out from the crowd. realms of specialty media, from floor graphics to fine art and more. 28 Cut it Out By Adrienne Palmer Printing a piece of media is far from the last step of a job, and finishing isn't (or shouldn't be) an afterthought. Two print shops reflect on their postpress bottlenecks, cutting allegiances (laser or knife?), automation, and more. The latest tech, products, and supplies. 40 Explorer Dye-sublimated metallic display commemorates the Battle of Waterloo, plus more news from the world of wide-format. ON THE COVER A floor graphic for artist Lisa Brummer stops traffic at a tradeshow. Cover design by Kathleen DeZarn. BIGPICTURE.NET One way to diversify is to develop expertise in the 32 R+D 1 http://www.BIGPICTURE.NET

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Big Picture - October 2016

Big Picture - October 2016
Contents
Insight
Wide Angle
Upfront
Business + Management
It’s Wise to Specialize
The Long, but Rewarding, Road to Sustainability
Cut It Out
R+D
Explorer
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Big Picture - October 2016 - Contents
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Big Picture - October 2016 - Wide Angle
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Big Picture - October 2016 - Upfront
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Big Picture - October 2016 - Business + Management
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Big Picture - October 2016 - It’s Wise to Specialize
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Big Picture - October 2016 - The Long, but Rewarding, Road to Sustainability
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Big Picture - October 2016 - Cut It Out
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Big Picture - October 2016 - R+D
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