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RISO Sponsored Educational Session on WhatTheyThink Offered Inkjet Insights

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Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink today announced that more than 300 industry professionals registered to attend a free printing industry educational webinar. High Speed Low Cost Inkjet: What It Could Mean for Your Production Color Applications, led by industry expert Andrew Tribute, WhatTheyThink Contributor and founder of Attributes Associates.  Sponsored by RISO, the event was held on November 18th, 2009.

The archive of this session is available at the webinar archive page.

“Many small to mid-sized printing operations have believed that production inkjet is out of reach for them,” said Tribute.  “In this session, heard from companies that have taken advantage of the considerable mid-volume opportunity and are producing some interesting and profitable applications.”

Tribute was joined by

  • Carl Gallo of StationAmerica.  StationAmerica has been in the business of servicing customers printing and supplies needs since 1988, focusing primarily on the Financial Markets. Forms Management and Print-On-Demand services have been an integral part of its business growth. StationAmerica provides mailing services and coupon services to accompany traditional forms printing and commercial printing. There are 9 employees at StationAmerica with over 50 years of collective experience.
  • Penni Istre, University of Memphis Print Services.  Penni began her career in printing in 1983 in Lake Charles, LA. She is currently working on her BA in Print Systems Management from The University of Memphis. Penni worked at The University of Tennessee, Memphis, for 11 years in the Prepress Department of Graphics Services and then moved on to Kinko's to increase her knowledge of digital printing. After spending 3.5 years with Kinko's, Penni brought her skills to The University of Memphis in March of 2003.

“Andy and his panelists provided a different view of the inkjet market that will be helpful to smaller to mid-sized companies,” said Randy Davidson, President, WhatTheyThink. “In this session, we shed new light on how developments in inkjet technology will affect a larger swath of the market, moving volume from both electrophotographic and offset processes.  We appreciate RISO sponsoring this event so that we present it at no charge.”

About RISO

RISO, Inc., headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of RISO Kagaku Corporation, Japan's leading manufacturer and distributor of production inkjet printers, digital duplicators and supplies. RISO, Inc. sells high-speed color and monochrome printing solutions throughout the Americas. RISO provides fast and affordable full color digital printers for everyday communications, at speeds of up to 150 pages per minute. Its line of digital duplicators includes one- and two-color systems that reliably produce millions of copies, are environmentally friendly, and are easy and inexpensive to use.

To learn more about RISO’s ComColor series, visit www.newinkjet.com, or call
1-800-876-7476. Visit RISO, Inc.’s corporate website at http://us.riso.com.  

About WhatTheyThink.com

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. WhatTheyThink also hosts webinars and live events that are timely and relevant o today's busy industry executives along with consulting and speaker services that leverage a talented pool of writers and industry analysts.

WhatTheyThink consists of flagship site WhatTheyThink.com, discussion forum site PrintPlanet.com, and industry blog PrintCEO.com.

About Andy Tribute

Andrew Tribute is an internationally known expert in the applications of digitization of the media, publishing and printing industries. He is Managing Partner of Attributes Associates, a specialist consultancy organization for these industries. He is also a visiting professor at University of the Arts, London. He has been in the printing and publishing industry since completing a Degree in Printing Management in 1964 at the London College of Printing (now the London College of Communications, a member college of University of the Arts, London). Following a short period working in a management role in the printing industry, he has specialised in the application of computers in printing and publishing since 1968. In that time he has worked for both users and vendors of systems in various roles.

In addition to his position as Managing Partner of Attributes Associates, he also assists InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry, as an Associate Consultant for its European On Demand Printing & Publishing Consulting Service. As an Associate Consultant he contributes to InfoTrends/CAP Ventures’ service with written reports, market coverage, and private client work.

In addition to his consulting operations, he also writes a monthly syndicated column that is published by many of the key international printing magazines throughout the world. In the USA he writes a weekly column published under the heading “Tribute’s Tuesday” by WhatTheyThink, the leading online publication for developments within the printing and publishing markets. He has also been a Fellow of the UK’s Institute of Printing.