Digital Printing

Print-on-Demand, Climate Change, and the Future of Publishing
August 18, 2016 at 11:42 am

As the founder of a hybrid press, I'm concerned with the publishing industry's role in deforestation and climate change. So I was pleased when Brazil sent a strong environmental message during the Rio Olympic Opening Ceremony. That its heavy-handed global warming themes were seen as controversial by most U.S. media outlets shows that climate change…

Data Collection Begins for 2016 Top Book Manufacturers Ranking
July 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm

The Fall Issue of Book Business will once again feature the Top 20 Book Manufacturers ranking. Book Business relies on self-reported data and we are calling on printers to submit their information in order to be considered for the annual ranking. The Top Book Manufacturers ranking features the leading commercial printers doing business in the…

Press Release: Second Annual Ricoh Publishing Executive Symposium Receives “Five Star” Reviews from Industry Experts
July 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm

MALVERN, Pa. — July 12, 2016— Ricoh today announced resounding success of its second annual Publishing Executive Symposium, a three-day event that recently took place at the company's Executive Briefing Center in Boulder, Colo. Executives from the world's leading publishers convened to discuss and debate the new ecosystem of digital book printing and how digital…

Press Release: HP Inc. Reveals Flexible On-Demand Book Production Suite
June 2, 2016 at 2:35 pm

DÜSSELDORF, Germany — June 2, 2016 — Today at drupa 2016, HP Inc. introduced HP OneBook, a multi-faceted suite of end-to-end workflow solutions for industrial book printing, bolstering its leadership in efficient book production, from one book to thousands. HP also announced Webcom Inc., a Toronto-based book manufacturer serving the printing needs of global and…

The Death of Out-of-Print Titles Is Near
May 27, 2016 at 7:00 am

You’ve been hearing it a lot lately: Print-on-demand is changing publishing. Advances in technologies have brought reduced turnaround times, lower costs, higher quality, and less risk. As a result, businesses focused on print-on-demand are emerging, including independent, on-demand-focused publishers that serve both traditional book models and a changing vanity publishing marketplace. One group that’s often…

Making Metadata Do More: Building Batches in Digital Printing
May 19, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Prior to working together at Ricoh, Lisa Oakleaf and Erik Fritz had worked together in printing. “We both come from the production side of the print business,” Oakleaf says. Erik Fritz had worked in technical implementation of new software, looking for challenges in the printing processes and “trying to alleviate the pain points,” as Oakleaf…

Press Release: Bookmasters, Baker & Taylor, Printondemand-worldwide Form Partnership
April 20, 2016 at 2:02 pm

ASHLAND, Ohio — April 20, 2016 — Bookmasters, one of the largest providers of integrated book publishing services, and Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content, and entertainment products, have entered into an international partnership with Printondemand-worldwide (PODW) to offer print on demand and distribution services to their publishers. Unveiled at…

The Print-on-Demand Revolution Opens New Doors for Authors & Publishers
April 12, 2016 at 9:35 am

One of the most fascinating aspects of new technologies is how they open doors for new business models. And this is very true in the evolving world of book publishing. The book publishing model has many challenges, most notably how the established system of author advances, large superstore preorders, and returns limits what will be…

Technical Director Jean-François Lyet on How Hachette Livre Is Capitalizing on Digital Printing
April 5, 2016 at 2:01 pm

In March, I attended the Ricoh Publishing Executive Symposium to learn about digital book printing and its evolving role within the book industry. The event gathered a number of book manufacturers and publishers in order to discuss the latest innovations in digital printing technology and how those innovations are reshaping the business. According to printing…