The Big Picture - April 2012 - (Page 2)

in this issue 4 april 2012 Volume 17 Number 4 COLUMNS InSight Finding solutions. 16 Graphics on the Go How to bungle a vehicle wrap. 18 Business + Management Protecting your company. DEPARTMENTS 8 Wide Angle Meet the mob, and big cigs. FEATURES 20 Ignite with White By Mike antoniak To the average client, white ink might not seem like such a breakthrough. To print service providers, however, the ability to add white into the mix has made quite the difference in what can and can’t be done in purely digital print work. We talk to five print providers who have cultivated demand for printing with white, executing a range of creative options this seemingly simple capability allows. 12 Up Front News and noteworthy. 34 R+D The latest tech, products, and supplies. 44 Job Log Philly fanatics. 24 Business & Management Software Adding business and management software can make your shop more efficient and more profitable, enabling you to identify up-front any potential problems and bottlenecks. And the back end of jobs will similarly be free of any troublesome hitches. Here are more than 40 front-end software solutions. 28 Cutting Corners By Britney Grimmelsman PrismTech Graphics utilizes digital cutting technology to increase efficiency and expand clients’ imaginations. Also, we’ve compiled a sourcelist of more than 50 companies that produce cutters, cutting systems, and routers for your perusal. ON THE COVER: Unicorn Graphics ( used white ink to good effect in producing Shake-N-Go’s booth at the 2011 Beauty Expo. Cover design by laura Mohr. 2 THE BIG PICTURE april 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Big Picture - April 2012

The Big Picture - April 2012
Wide Angle
Up Front
Graphics on the Go
Business + Management
Ignite with White
Business & Management Software
Cutting Corners
Job Log

The Big Picture - April 2012