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The Times They are A-changin': Critical Trends in the Printing Industry

Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Free WhatTheyThink webinar, sponsored by Océ, highlights industry trends revealed at Graph Expo 2012

Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink today announced the opportunity for industry professionals to attend a free printing industry educational webinar. The Times They are A-changin': Critical Trends in the Printing Industry. The session will be moderated by WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne and led by industry expert Barb Pellow, Group Director at research firm InfoTrends. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EDT (-4 GMT).

No-charge registration is available by visiting WhatTheyThink.com and selecting the Webinars tab.

"The emergence of digital and Internet technologies as well as social and mobile media in recent years has brought about new printing trends that will forever change the printing industry," said Pellow. "At Graph Expo 2012, these trends were front and center.  Our expert panel will review key Graph Expo announcements as well are recent developments across a number of fronts including:

  • Digital workflow
  • Digital print technology from electrophotographic to inkjet
  • Changing customer media demands
  • Technology integration
  • Emerging applications in the offset to digital transformation.

Join us."

Sherburne and Pellow will be joined by:

Jim Hamilton will focus on print applications and the impact of digital equipment trends; Cary Sherburne will focus on software solutions (including cross media); and David Zwang will look at what has happened in the world of finishing and the importance of to both integration and workflow across graphic communications, book publishing and the direct mail environment.  

"Graph Expo 2012 was an opportunity for North Americans who were not able to attend drupa to experience the latest announcements and educate themselves on industry trends and issues, as well as to learn about new industry developments that have occurred over the past six months," said Randy Davidson, CEO of WhatTheyThink. "We appreciate Océ's generosity in sponsoring this important industry event, making it available to our viewers at no charge.
Attendees will be able to participate in a live question and answer session to get the most from the experience and will be able to view and listen to the presentation using a standard Internet browser with audio streamed via computer.

About Océ

Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. Océ North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. For more information visit www.oce.com.

Océ and Canon: Stronger together

In 2010 Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at www.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011 † and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2012. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyoseiphilosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

About WhatTheyThink

WhatTheyThink is the printing and publishing industry's leading media organization; offering a wide range of publications delivering unbiased, real-time market intelligence, industry news, economic and trend analysis, peer-to-peer communication, and special reports on emerging technology and critical events. Independent studies rank WhatTheyThink as the one industry website that contains the most interesting articles, according to 58.2% of senior printing executives, and the one website most frequently chosen as the "Must Visit and Read." WhatTheyThink also hosts webinars and live events as well as providing content through a syndication program, which delivers content directly to related websites. In addition, WhatTheyThink offers a wide range of lead generation and branding programs that help print- and publishing-related businesses achieve business growth.

For more information about partnering with WhatTheyThink, contact randy@whattheythink.com or vince@whattheythink.com.


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