Redefining the Print and Graphic Arts Industry for Tomorrow’s Printers
What does all this talk of death, injury, and printing history have to do with the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) and our young graphic arts scholars? In my opinion, everything.
I believe that the print and graphics industry will once again rebound from adversity. I believe that once again it will find a way to redefine itself and to prosper. Not at the exceedingly high levels and accelerated rate that we experienced just five and ten years ago, but at a more conservative sustainable level—a level that makes sense for stability and long-term growth. Research Shows Americans Still Prefer Print and Paper - WhatTheyThink.
One of the primary and necessary requirements of this “redefined” print and graphics industry will be to focus on creating and encouraging educated, qualified, and enthusiastic leaders—intelligent individuals with a passion for our industry and for success and accomplishment. And this is precisely where and why PGSF becomes so important. PGSF provides the scholarship support for these young enthusiastic scholars—our future leaders. This is the support they need to accomplish their educational goals, which, in turn, provides the basis for a successful career in the Industry. Then, what we are counting on is that those successful print and graphics industry leaders, executives, and educators will “give-back” to PGSF and to the Industry that has supported them. Over the years, this philosophy of giving-back has been our strength and just one more reason why "Print is not dead!"
What do you envision for the future of the printing and graphic arts industries? Please share your thoughts with us here or tweet your responses to @printind #PGSF!