Big Picture - May 2016 - (Page 2)

insight Fresh Perspective I was fortunate, early in my career, to work for an editor who was an exceptionally strong mentor - a recognized expert in printing who not only taught me a lot about publishing, but also instilled a passion for an industry I scarcely knew existed. It didn't strike me as the least bit unusual that my role model happened to be female. That was before I began traveling to tradeshows and association meetings, and came to realize that gender balance is not among the printing industry's many attributes. According to a 2015 report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up 36.9 percent of the workforce in printing, about 10 percent less than the national average across all employment sectors. But the skew in positions of authority is likely much more pronounced. A study done in the Canadian printing industry a few years ago found a similar division between the genders in the workforce as a whole, but suggested that less than one in five managers in our industry were women. At a time when proving our ongoing relevance is critical - especially to the generation that is preparing to enter the workforce now - we can't afford to accept the entrenched stereotypes about printing that such data typify. So, I was excited last fall as plans for the inaugural Big Picture Women in Print Awards took shape. In our September issue, we'll be saluting six exceptional women who have advanced the digital printing industry through their innovation, vision in leading successful businesses, and philanthropy, impacting our field as a whole as well as the communities they serve. I ask for your help in identifying candidates whose career accomplishments merit such recognition. To be considered, nominees must be in leadership roles with companies that provide printing services as a primary function. Perhaps you've served on an association committee with such a woman. Perhaps you've had the opportunity to provide her company with equipment, supplies, or services. Or perhaps, like me, you had the good fortune to have such an extraordinary individual guide you early in your career and inspire you to challenge yourself. Help her get the recognition she deserves. Learn more at Nominations are due by July 28. P.S. Speaking of exceptional women, Big Picture is in the process of replacing our former Editor-in- Chief Robin Donovan, who recently joined the staff of sister publication Signs of the Times. If you know someone - regardless of gender - who may have the communication skills and vision to lead this brand, I'd love to hear your suggestion. Drop me a note at EDITORIAL Adrienne Palmer Managing Editor Kiersten Wones Assistant Editor Kathleen DeZarn Art Director Marty McGhie, Craig Miller, Beth Osborne Columnists Rick Bachelder, Kathy Boydstun, Terry Corman, Scott Crosby, Brandon Gabriel, Michael Garcia, Kirk Green, Robert Kissel, Tina McLaughlin, Craig Miller, Carmen Rad, Greg Root, Jared Smith, Mark Taylor Editorial Advisory Board SALES Murray Kasmenn Senior VP/Group Publisher 770/578-2577 Lou Arneberg Senior Market Strategist East and Midwest US, E Canada 800/654-5169 Jim Karwowski Senior Market Strategist West and South US, W Canada, Europe, Asia 630/474-4038 Karen Jones Senior Market Strategist GA, NC, SC, Classifieds 843/697-3802 Linda Volz Production Supervisor Tedd Swormstedt President May 2016 Steve Duccilli Senior VP of Content Christine Baloga Audience Development Director Kari Freudenberger Director, Online Media BIG PICTURE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES 2 BY STEVE DUCCILLI, Senior VP, Content BIG PICTURE (ISSN 1082-9660) is published 9 times annually (Jan/Feb, March, April, May, June/July, August, September, October, Nov/Dec) by ST Media Group International Inc., 11262 Cornell Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45242-1812. Telephone: (513) 421-2050, Fax: (513) 362-0317. No charge for subscriptions to qualified individuals. Annual rate for subscriptions to non-qualified individuals in the U.S.A.: $46 USD. Annual rate for subscriptions in Canada: $77 USD (includes GST & postage); all other countries: $101 (Int'l mail) payable in U.S. funds. Printed in the U.S.A. Copyright 2016, by ST Media Group International Inc. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the consent of the publisher. The publisher is not responsible for product claims and representations. Periodicals Postage Paid at Cincinnati, OH and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Big Picture, P.O. Box 1060, Skokie, IL 60076. Change of address: Send old address label along with new address to Big Picture, P.O. Box 1060, Skokie, IL 60076. (847) 763-4938, 11262 Cornell Park Drive Cincinnati, OH 45242 tel (513) 421-2050

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

Big Picture - May 2016
Wide Angle
Business + Management
Outside the Gamut
Can Print Shops Benefit from 3D Printing?
Beyond Water

Big Picture - May 2016