A Fresh Face for 2001
Welcome to 2001! Publishing & Production Executive has taken on a new name for the new year—PrintMedia. It's a title that more succinctly describes the readers we've served for more than 13 years—creative, production and workflow managers on the content creation side of the equation.
The coming year promises not only technological evolution, but revolution. Publishers of magazines, catalogs, books, advertising and print collateral will continue to seek the best practices for producing their products. First, because it's their profession to do so, and secondly, to wage that subtle war to secure ink-on-paper as the preferred medium for quality reproduction and content distribution.
Technologies that support digital imaging and printing, multimedia publishing and broadband communications will undoubtedly change the landscape to which we've become accustomed. Preparing print buyers to deal with the dynamic nature of contemporary publishing has always been—and will continue to be—our editorial mission. Throughout 2001, we will apprise our audience of the latest technologies affecting print and electronic production. We'll also continue to offer educational profiles about companies that are leading the digital pack and venturing into new business spaces by implementing cutting-edge tools.
PrintMedia will continue our tradition as the most influential magazine serving the professional publishing industry. PrintMedia sits at the center of North American Publishing's Graphic Arts Network of magazines and trade shows. Sister publications include: Printing Impressions, BookTech the Magazine, Catalog Success, Internet Publishing Magazine and the affiliated trade shows BookTech, BookTech West, MagazineTech, Internet Publishing Expo and CatalogTech.
In addition to enjoying our monthly publication, I welcome you to visit this companion Web site on a regular basis, where you'll find the latest industry news, editorial commentary and feature stories, as well as sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter at http://www.printmediamag.com/inbox. And I invite you to become an influential partner in our publishing endeavor. Feel free to call or e-mail me if you have a story to tell, a new product to introduce or if you'd like to participate in dialog about industry trends. I'll look forward to working with you in 2001.