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DESIGNER-FRIENDLY-DIRECTORY

DESIGNER-FRIENDLY DIRECTORY

Every year for several decades, we have spotlighted 100 companies that provide first-rate products and services to creative professionals, add value and find solutions, communicate with and stand behind our community. Such companies are few and far between and deserve special recognition.

The winds of change whip through this annual exercise. We note several major trends: an increased emphasis on environmental and corporate responsibility, the continued winnowing of companies and brands by mergers and acquisitions, the appearance of ever more sophisticated of digital, printing and workflow products, the growing impact of e-commerce in shopping and purchasing habits, and the emergence of new companies that address changed needs, in a dynamic interplay of markets, technology and individual initiative.

Why does this all matter in 2008? Because in an age of interdependence, collaboration and the blurring of design and production, you are only as good as your tools, your technologies, your services, your vendors, your knowledge and your information.

 
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