Mood at Graph Expo Reflects Uncertainty --MichelsonNovember 2008
With 2009 being a PRINT show year, it’s too early to predict market conditions for that marquee event, held next September. In the meantime, look for further consolidation on both the printer and vendor sides of the industry. Companies that survive the storm, however, will be leaner, meaner and positioned for success when the economy improves. Resiliency and the ability to reinvent ourselves are true hallmarks of a venerable industry that has endured major technological upheaval, past recessions and an ongoing threat from alternative media. Keep the faith that we’ll once again rise to the challenge.
Mark T. Michelson