The graphic arts industry has been undergoing a quiet revolution as computerization and electronic imaging have invaded virtually every aspect of print production. Since this industry is one of the largest small businesses in the world (with over 54,400 establishments - over 85% of which employ less than 20 people) there are many opportunities for new development. The problem is, there is very little knowledge about what needs to be done. No area has been more severely impacted or offers the breadth of opportunity as the color prepress sector. This paper attempts to provide some insight and background in this exciting market sector, and offers some opinions as to how it will develop in the future.