Sandler Techworks
Technology * Workflow * ROI

Kathy Sandler is the author of this blog.

I work for Penguin Random House, and this is my personal opinion.







Women of Distinction, Output Links, September 2015

Gamma Gold Key Award, Honor Society of Gamma Chapter, Gamma Epsilon Tau, New York City College of Technology, May 2015

Publishing’s 40 Most Influential PeopleFolio: Magazine, March 2001

Joseph A. Fielder Fellowship Award, New York Club of Printing House Craftsman, January 2002


Member, Book Industry Guild of NY, Program Committee, Jul 2015-

Trustee, Graphic Communications Scholarship, Award and Career Advancement Foundation, 2010-2011

Committee Member: P3 Planning Committee, a network of IDEAlliance, 2010-2011

Co-Chair: IDEAlliance PRISM Working Group for XML metadata standards for images, 2009-2010

Member: NYC College of Technology, Department of Advertising Design and Graphic Arts, Advisory Commission, 2008-2009

Leadership Team: Digital Distribution of Advertising for Publications, 2005

Board Member: Association for Graphic Communications, 1999-2000

Board Member: American Business Press Production/Manufacturing Technology Committee, 1998-2001

Webmaster and Recording Secretary: Digital Ad Lab, New York Chapter, 12/98-2/01

President: Women In Production, 1997-1998


Speaker: “Convergence of Digital Multimedia for Publishers” at SUNY Global Center – Invited to speak on Innovation in Publishing for The State Administration for Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television in Beijing, November 2017 (expected)

Speaker: Speaker at the 5th International Conference on Publishing Industry and Publishing Education in the Digital Era – Invited to speak at publishing conference in Wuhan, China, and at Phoenix Publishing & Media Group in Nanjing, China, October 2016

Proposed and Chaired: “Publishing Technology Update: New Digital Directions,” Book Industry Guild of NY, New York, March 2016

Speaker: “Creating an eReader Edition,” Premedia Spectrum 2.1, Naples, FL, January 2011

Moderator: “How to Cut a Week from Your Production Cycle” and “Production Roundtable,” Publishing Business Conference, New York, March 2010

Coordinator: PubTEC conference, Hearst Magazines, New York, Fall 2007

Speaker: Top 10 Lessons I Learned Implementing K4, ProPub Summit, New York, 2007

Proposed and Chaired: Magazine Publishing Track, Seybold New York, February 2002

Proposed and Chaired: Cost Savings Day, Seybold New York, February 2002

Moderator:Digital Asset Management: Making It Work,” Seybold Seminars, Boston, April 2001

Proposed and Chaired: Return on Investment Track, Best Practices for Print Publishing Conference – Delivered Keynote, Seybold San Francisco, September 2001

Speaker: Management Track – Digital Asset Management: How to Assess Your DAM Needs, International Prepress Assn. Technical Seminar, Chicago, May 2001

Proposed and Chaired: Digital Asset Management Day, Seybold San Francisco, September 1999

Moderator: Discussion on Responsibility, Digital Ad Lab, New York, April 1999

Moderator: “Smart Production = Smart Business,” MagazineTech, February 1999

Moderator: “Downsizing/Outsourcing vs. In-House Production,” Association of Graphic Communications, September 1998

Speaker: “PDF for Web and Print,” MagazineTech, April 1998

Speaker: “Young Professional Forum: How to Succeed in the Magazine Publishing Industry,” Folio Show, New York, October 1997


Blog:, October, 2009-

“Innovation in Publishing: This is not an Oxymoron!” by Kathy Sandler, Publishing Research Quarterly, September 2017, 

“In-House vs. Out-House Prepress: Which is Better,” by Kathy Sandler, PrintMedia, July/August 2005, p. 8, 12

Be a Production Hero without Breaking a Sweat,” by Kathy Sandler, InDesign Magazine, June/July 2005, pp. 16-24

Avoid These 10 Sure Ways To Bust Your ROI: Rules to Live By When Investing in New Equipment or Technology,” by Kathy Sandler, Digital Output Magazine, February 2002, pp. 10-11

Real-World ROI For CTP,” by Kathy Sandler, Folio: Magazine, December 1, 2001

“Seybold San Francisco To Debut ‘ROI Track’ for Budget-Watchers,” by Kathy Sandler, Printing News, September 10, 2001, p. 30

“Recap of ROI Track at Seybold San Francisco,” by Kathy Sandler, Advertising Prodution Club of NY Newsletter, Fall 2001, pp. 5-6

Digital Asset Management: Challenges and Solutions for Storage of Digital Files,” by Kathy Sandler, Women In Production Newsletter, October 1998

Choosing A Server – An Interview With Kenn Krasner” by Kathy Sandler, Women In Production Newsletter, 1996

“Preflighting eases desktop turbulence,” by Kathy Sandler, Folio: Magazine, August 1, 1996


“DAM: Changing the way we work,” by Alex Brown and Debra Smith, Folio: Magazine, January 2002

“Manufacturing Made Easy,” by Caroline Jenkins, Folio: Magazine, January 2002

“The Honors Were Abundant at 2002 Printing Week Dinner,” Printing News, January 29, 2002

“Cross Media Production and the Network Publishing Challenge,” The Prepress Bulletin, July/August 2001

For Keeps? A Digital Asset Management To-do List,” by Natalie Hope McDonald, Publishing Executive Magazine, December 2000

“WIP Technology Program Sheds Some Welcome Light On Digital Asset Management Options and Graphic Arts,” by Joseph P. Grassi, Printing News, November 27, 2000

The impact of technological change on those employed in magazine production,” by William C. Edwards, White Paper, American Business Press, April 2000

“Digital production: Who should manage the pre-flight process?” by Barbara Love, Folio: Magazine, January 1, 2000

Finding a Cure,” by Gretchen A. Kirby, Publishing Executive Magazine, December 1999

“Digital Content Control,” by Dzintars Dzilna, Folio: Magazine, September 1, 1999

“Changing of the Guard,” Printing News, August 31, 1998

“MacWeek broadens its horizons,” by Dzintars Dzilna, Folio: Magazine, July 1998

“The Creeping Edge,” by Jennifer Sucov, Folio: Magazine, October 1, 1997

“Breaking Glass,” by Ellen Mediati, Pre Magazine, July/August 1997

“Leaders of Women In Production Keep the Calendar of Events Busy,” by Mary Waters, Printing News/East, June 23, 1997

“Prepress Gains Converts,” The Hearst Corporation Newsline, January/February 1995

“Welcoming Change,” Publishing & Production Executive, October 1994


Adjunct Professor: E-Books: Technology, Workflow, and Business Model, Master’s in Publishing program, Pace University, Fall 2011-present (new course I proposed and developed)

Adjunct Professor: Information Systems in Publishing, Master’s in Publishing program, Pace University, Fall 2010, Spring 2012-present

Guest Lecturer: Workflow in Digital Asset Management, M.S. in Information and Digital Resource Management, Columbia University, October 7, 2010

Co-professor: Information Technology Management in Publishing, Master’s in Publishing program, NYU, Fall 1999


PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification, 2015

IDEAlliance E-Media Certification in Cross-Media Publishing, 2010

LEAN Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Young & Rubicam, 2009

Adobe Certified Expert, InDesign CS/CS2

Dale Carnegie Leadership Training for Managers, 1997

MBA, Co-Major in Management and Information Services, NYU, 1995