Charlottesville, VA and London, U.K. -INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced its 2011 London Digital Book Printing Forum. This second event, focusing on trends and opportunities in digital book manufacturing, will be held Wednesday, June 22 at the Royal Society, Carlton Terrace, in London. www.inter-quest.com/2011LondonForum.htm
"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 book printers and publishers, suppliers, influencers, and other major players of the book industry will share their experiences, present their latest developments, discuss hot topics and challenges, and provide their vision of the future" said Toby Cobrin, a director at INTERQUEST.
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 Cobrin. "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 2011 London Digital Book Printing Forum is sponsored by leading players in the market, including Blurb, Cabot, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, Muller Martini, Screen, and UPM. It is supported by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) and the Independent Publisher Guild (IPG).