"I'm so thankful for this scholarship opportunity. My interests in publishing techniques, from the web to letterpress to photocopied self-published magazines, will be at the foreground of whatever graphic communications I create this coming year. This scholarship represents, for me, my commitment to staying abreast of innovative digital publishing tools while at the same time finding ways to underline the continued importance of the beautifully printed page in art and graphic design."

John Bylander, EDSF Scholarship Recipient

 

Partners

EDSF believes that it is important to collaborate and partner with industry organizations who share similar missions.

  • DOCUMENT provides relevant, useful information through all media channels to those responsible for the document process from document creation to distribution either electronically or via mail.

  • graphicCOMMcentral provides industry personnel, educators and students with a direct connection to an extensive network of resources and information for and about today's graphic communications industry. This invaluable tool is the gateway to industry web sites that offer cutting edge information about industry markets and trends, technology updates, education and career opportunities, breaking industry news-and more.

  • OutputLinks exists to centralize, simplify and accelerate the sales, purchase, research and implementation process in the HVTO industry. High volume transaction output (HVTO) industry is a high value market that spans the computer, printing and internet industries. The focus of the HVTO industry is to assemble, produce, manage and deliver high volumes of individualized transaction documents created to either print or internet output devices.
    HVTO documents include highly individualized, high volume computer output such as bills, statements, invoices, broker confirms, insurance policies, and corporate financial documents used in the transactional conduct of corporate business. These documents are usually of a short life and need to be re-generated from new data on a recurring basis.

  • "Print in the Mix" is a unique Clearinghouse of Research on Print Media Effectiveness. It summarizes research studies on the effectiveness of print advertising and marketing, and demonstrates the role of print as a viable information medium in the marketing mix. "Print in the Mix" is published by the Printing Industry Center at RIT and is funded entirely by The Print Council. The editors distill the quantitative facts from the original reports for use by media specifiers, printers, and others as they make the case for print media in the marketing mix. The research covers all major print media (ex., direct mail, inserts, B2B, catalogs, custom publishing, etc) in the "Fast Facts" and Research Summary sections on the site.

  • WhatTheyThink is the printing and publishing industry's leading media organization; offering a wide range of publications delivering unbiased, real-time market intelligence, industry news, economic and trend analysis, peer-to-peer communication, and special reports on emerging technology and critical events. WhatTheyThink also hosts webinars and live events that are timely and relevant to today's busy industry executives along with consulting and speaker services that leverage a talented pool of writers and industry analysts.

    WhatTheyThink consists of flagship site WhatTheyThink.com, discussion forum site PrintPlanet.com, and industry blog PrintCEO.com.