Charlottesville, VA (July 24, 2013)-INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced that the 2013 Digital Printing in Publishing Forum will be held on September 23 and 24 at the Marriott Marquis New York in conjunction with the Publishing Business Conference & Expo (www.publishingbusiness.com), produced byBook Business magazine (www.bookbusinessmag.com) and Publishing Executive magazine (www.pubexec.com).
Almost any discussion of paper manufacturing's environmental impact focuses on cutting trees and protecting forests. But five news reports in the past week provide a reminder of other environmental issues surrounding paper making:
An Environmental Protection Agency study of a former paper Montana paper mill found “potentially dangerous levels of dioxins, heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals,” according to the Missoulian.
The change has been subtle. It’s an unpopular trend with most book publishers, even those who’ve elected to do it. So far consumers/readers haven’t really noticed, and that’s the idea. But the educated guess is that someday they will. The trend I’m referring to is the encroachment of uncoated groundwood stocks into the pure realm of hardcover, case-bound books. Unlike magazines, catalogs and newspapers, books are meant to have a long shelf life. Historically, they have been printed on uncoated freesheets, but lately the industry appears to be graduating to newer, brighter groundwood stocks that look and feel very similar to freesheets, but offer
If you are looking for a printer that can offer you better choices environmentally, it is getting easier all the time. Based on publisher demand, several printers now stock a variety of high postconsumer recycled (PCR) book papers at cost parity. The Recycled House Sheet Thomson-Shore, a book printer based in Ann Arbor, Mich., made a corporate decision to become proactive about purchasing and promoting environmentally improved paper grades to its book customers. "Being a good steward of the environment fits our company values, and we accept our responsibility to demonstrate actions supporting these values," says Terri Barlow, vice president of sales and marketing of Thomson-Shore.
New versus recycled. Petroleum- versus water-based. In the world of paper and printing, these distinctions go a long way toward defining just how a publisher and printer produce their products. And while most proponents of environmental welfare believe that producers of all goods share a responsibility to minimize damage, the pulp, printing and publishing industries have been long-time menaces. Educated by stalwart industry associations and governmental agencies, more users and vendors of publication paper are adapting enviro-friendly practices. Years ahead of this awareness in the U.S., The Canadian Magazine Publishers Association (www.cmpa.ca) advocated recycling. When the group first issued a report more
BookTech 2002 is just around the corner and do you know what to expect from this year's annual conference and expo? The editors of PrintMedia and BookTech magazines developed a top ten list of some of the hottest details to come out of New York City starting February 11. 10. Money is no object when it comes to serving attendees to the maximum. Those people who visit the show floor will not only have the chance to hold one-on-ones with notable vendors, such as Book-Mart Press and Glatfelter, but will be privy to free expert training on the latest technology tools in the