This specially dedicated area of WhatTheyThink focuses on emerging trends in the rapidly-growing area of production inkjet. It will feature discussions on technical and business trends relative to the ability for production inkjet to enable new applications and replace existing print technologies as well as information about substrates for inkjet and other areas of interest.
- Printed Books versus eBooks: Telling the Story
Ricoh commissioned an I.T. Strategies study titled The Evolution of the Book Industry: Implications for U.S. Book Manufacturers and Printers. The study looks at the impact of ebooks on printed book volumes, reader preferences for print versus electronic formats and more. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with I.T. Strategies VP Marco Boer and Ricoh’s Worldwide Manager Inkjet Technologies, Mike Herold, to learn more.
- Strategic Content Imaging Uses Automation and Production Inkjet to Live Up to Its Name
It’s less about belts and gears and more about software,” says Ron Diaz, press operator at Secaucus, N.J.’s Strategic Content Imaging (SCI), summing up what he sees as one of the primary differences between digital production inkjet and traditional offset printing. “We have to move four gigabytes of data in a very short period of time.
- Web-to-Print Technology: Enabling Speed and Collaboration for Printers and Customers
Web-to-Print is a concept that has grown rapidly, right along with the internet and e-commerce in general, and represents an efficient and effective way for printers to interact with customers and partners as they plan and execute print jobs. From submission, to online prepress previews and reviews, all the way to production, web-to-print enables customers and printers to use a variety of tools and rich user interfaces to produce impressive results.
- What Goes Up Must Come Down…In Weight
Postal rates in the United States are going up again. I think it’s pretty safe to assume that wherever you are, they have done the same or will in the near future. That is a bigger deal for some than for others.
For those in the direct mail business, for companies that mail transactional statements, and for print providers that serve those industries, it is a really big deal.
- New Revenue Streams for Newspapers
Newspapers and the companies that publish them are facing a fundamental business transformation. The ways people choose to get their news have changed a lot in the last four centuries, so publishers have had to adapt to those changes and embrace new opportunities in news delivery to uncover different opportunities for revenue sources.
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Frank Visits HP's Demo Center
Published: October 9, 2013
Frank visits the HP demo center in Alpharetta Georgia and gives us a tour along with commentary on what he calls "the most amazing demo center I have ever visited". The 68,000 square foot space houses virtually the entire HP printing product line.
Mike Ring Gives an Update on Xeikon's Business
Published: September 30, 2013
Mike Ring, President of Xeikon America, gives Cary Sherburne a quick update on Xeikon's business and the financial health of the industry. They also talk about the growing labels and packaging sector as well as their document business.
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