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The Digital Handyman: Retooling the Publishing Workflow
August 1, 2006

More than a decade into the “CTP revolution,” many of the promises of digital workflow have yet to be fulfilled. The publishing industry is far from achieving the hands-off, utopian workflow many envisioned when film went away and content went digital. While some in the industry once resisted the notion of a digital workflow, most now agree that the evolution from film to files has been a positive for the publishing world—as profound a development as desktop publishing. With digital content, publishers can now cut out much of the prepress expense for their print workflow, and perhaps even more importantly, their content is now

A Demanding World
April 1, 2000

OnDemand Digital Printing & Publishing Expo showcases new print-on-demand products in New York City. Commercial printing had a dynamic decade in the '90s. Plagued by mergers and acquisitions and technical alteration, the industry has flourished, due in no small part to digital printing. In 1990, recalls Charles Pesko (Pesko provided one of the keynote presentations at OnDemand), managing director, CAP Ventures, Norwell, MA, life for commercial printing was simple and good. That same year, Xerox birthed the DocuTech, and in 1993, Xeikon and Indigo made color print-on-demand (POD) possible, Pesko states. In 1995, CAP Ventures valued the commercial printing industry at $91 billion,