The Big Picture - June/July 2013 - (Page 2)

in this issue June/July 2013 Volume 18 Number 5 COLUMNS 4 InSight Fire was, and still is, a big deal. 12 Inside Output The rise of 3D printing: Putting the “additive” in manufacturing. DEPARTMENTS 6 FEATURES 14 Flatbeds & Hybrids 2013 Report 20 Establishing a ‘Green’ Identity By Mike Antoniak Do you consider your shop to be sustainable? Have you looked into all the factors that add up to truly going green? In establishing your green identity, you must consider: the day-to-day tools and supplies you use; the products you create; your carbon footprint; the need for certification; and much more. 24 Give Your Shop an Edge with Cutters & Routers Finishing equipment can range from cutters and cutting systems to trimmers and routers. In this issue’s sourcelist, we highlight more than 50 companies providing tools that can help in the fi nal steps of graphics productions. 28 Technology Spotlight: ISA Expo If you missed ISA Expo 2013 – and the 200,000 square feet of exhibit space – no worries, we have you covered. Here are the latest digital-print-related products and technologies that made their debut at the show. 2 THE BIG PICTURE JUNE/JULY 2013 Up Front News and noteworthy: A supercomputer gets a makeover. 44 Explorer Flatbed and hybrid printers are the perfect machines for a shop that wants to expand its print mix and output onto a variety of substrates. We highlight a plethora of machines from more than 20 printer OEMs across the marketplace. ON THE COVER: Get your hands on ways to make your shop sustainable and develop a green identity. Cover design by Laura Mohr. 6 20 Delve into the world of wide format.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Big Picture - June/July 2013

The Big Picture - June/July 2013
Up Front
Inside Output
Flatbeds & Hybrids 2013 Report
Establishing a ‘Green’ Identity
Give Your Shop an Edge with Cutters & Routers
Technology Spotlight: ISA Expo

The Big Picture - June/July 2013