Charlottesville, VA — INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced its annual educational forum on trends and opportunities in digital book manufacturing. The Digital Book Printing Forum will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2011, during the annual Publishing Business Conference Expo organized by Book Business magazine at the New York Marriott Marquis in midtown Manhattan.
"The theme of this year's Publishing Business Conference is thriving in the new media universe, and what better way to prepare attendees for coming changes than to expose them to this important and exciting application of digital printing," noted Dave Leskusky, Group Publisher of the Publishing Business Conference & Expo. "We want to give attendees all the information and ammunition we possibly can, and we think the Digital Book Printing Forum will add an important dimension to their experience at Publishing Business again this year."
According to David Davis, a director at INTERQUEST, "The book publishing business is vibrant with change on virtually all fronts ranging from distribution channels to book formats. Digital printing is playing an ever-increasing role as publishers and printers work to improve the process of producing books and efficiently distributing them to the market. We're excited to again host this event where leading players gather to exchange ideas and learn about new developments in digital book manufacturing."
In the morning session the Forum Keynote will be followed by a presentation from INTERQUEST featuring updates and key results from recent research. Attendees will then hear from a panel of leading book printers who will discuss their experiences with digital printing and their views of the market.
The afternoon portion of the program features a panel of executives from leading printing systems vendors who will discuss a number of issues key to the growth of digital printing. This will be followed by a special session centered on finishing, paper, and workflow developments and challenges. Key players in book publishing will then discuss their views for managing supply chain using digital printing, as well as publishing trends and challenges.
"Inkjet printing is unquestionably one of the most significant recent developments in the book printing market," according to Davis. "But attendees will hear not only about inkjet, but about the entire manufacturing process ranging from printing to finishing. Publishers will also share their views of the challenges and opportunities in the market."
The Digital Book Printing Forum is sponsored by the leading printing systems vendors, including Hewlett-Packard, InfoPrint Solutions, Kodak, Océ, and Xerox; as well as Glatfelter, Lulu, Standard Finishing Systems, and Webcom.
Forum attendees are also invited to the Publishing Business Expo.