INTERQUEST and Book Business magazine partner to deliver digital book printing forum special BookTech Conference & Expo event. Philadelphia, Pa. -- INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, and Book Business magazine, a trade publication for book printing and publishing and the producer of BookTech Conference & Expo, unveiled a partnership for the two organizations to provide an educational forum on trends and opportunities on digital book and manual production. The Digital Book Printing Forum will be held March 21, 2006, during the annual BookTech Conference & Expo at the Hilton New York
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Interquest to Deliver Digital Book Printing Forum at BookTech Interquest & Book Business magazine Partner to Deliver Digital Book Printing Forum Special BookTech Conference & Expo event. PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Interquest, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, and Book Business magazine, the leading trade publication for book printing and publishing as well as producer of BookTech Conference and Expo, today announced a partnership for the two organizations to provide an educational forum on trends and opportunities on digital book and manual production. The Digital Book Printing Forum will be held March 21, 2006, during the annual
Thanks to print-on-demand technology, Volvo's truck manuals are as customized as the vehicles coming off its production lines. For global automakers, every car or truck they sell must include printed documentation and paperwork that's in the customer's mother tongue. Given that over 20 languages are spoken among the 25 member states of the European Union, that's a mouthful. But for some innovative printers, such as Elanders AB in Sweden, this complexity is also a business opportunity worth its weight in Euros—but one that can be seized only by leveraging digital on-demand printing technology that can produce short-run custom print jobs quickly and cheaply.
Ken Kingston, production manager for Parade magazine, remembers one defining moment in his move to an all digital workflow. That's when he had what he calls "a gut check." It hit him when officials from his new workflow software provider, Dalim Software, told him they had never integrated their software with an IBM AS/400. The problem: The AS/400 is Parade's computer platform of choice. Kingston swallowed hard. "The Dalim [Software] people calmly said they would work it out," Kingston says. "It took me a second [to recover], but I was okay with that. There were lots of issues we were going to have to
Times are tough, but there is growth to be found for the print industry. One bright spot is print on demand. According to CAP Ventures, the print-on-demand (POD) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14% between now and 2006, amounting to a $50.5 billion market. This fast growing market includes corporate and commercial printers, publishers, quick printers and service bureaus. IBM is leveraging its understanding of document management, production and presentation to enhance its solutions for each of these business sectors. As printing operations move out of the back office, IBM's products and services enable content-driven applications, including sales
On-Demand Printing features product descriptions and Web site addresses for companies in several categories including, Full-Color Digital Presses/Systems, Monochrome & Spot-Color Digital Presses/Systems, Wide-Format Systems and Varable Data Software. FULL-COLOR DIGITAL PRESSES/SYSTEMS: A.B. Dick Multigraphics: www.abdick.com The A.B.Dick Colour is an entry-level press that provides short-run, full-color work. AGFA: Agfa's IntelliNet system matches original proofs with print using Agfa ColorTune colour-management software. The system also includes compatible Polaris platesetters, Phoenix News imagesetters, Agfa film, plates and the AgfaJet Sherpa. AHT: www.aht.com AHT offers servers to support digital color printers from such companies as Canon and Xerox,