STM publisher Springer and Beijing Normal University Press (BNUP) will co-publish a new book series IHDP-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series. The agreements for the first seven titles of this series were signed by Derk Haank, CEO Springer Science+Business Media, and Prof. Geng Yang, CEO of BNUP, at this year’s London Book Fair.
This week will see the launch of a revolution in printing that may turn out to be as significant as the invention of the Gutenberg printing press - if entrepreneurs and analysts are to be believed.
Visitors to drupa 2012 will see a number of rival technologies launched, each of which promises to deliver a "second digital revolution in printing" that will allow the digital printer to kill off the offset press for commercial printing, and may even allow the printed page to compete with the iPad.
In late 2011 Springer Science+Business Media and the European Mathematical Society (EMS) partnered to transform the Encyclopedia of Mathematics (EoM) into an open access wiki for the mathematics community (www.encyclopediaofmath.org). In the first six months since its launch, the site has already attracted more than 500,000 visits.
While the glitter and flash of ebooks, e-readers and tablets get all the mainstream media attention—and pundits predict the end of printed books—traditional printed volumes still represent enormous opportunity for print providers. According to Caslon & Company, monochrome books will account for up to 85 billion pages through 2016 and color books are expected to make up some 15 billion pages in the same period. Little wonder that savvy print providers are adding capabilities, technology and workflows to carve out a presence in this burgeoning market.
The library is taking a giant leap to the web. By using NASA technology, it’s planning on scanning 80,000 of its manuscripts. The technology used is called FITS, which stands for Flexible Image Transport System. So far the process was divided in three stages. The first included scanning 8,000 of the 80,000 manuscripts. The second [...]
At the Postpress Commercial Information Days held in Leipzig from Nov. 1-11, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) unveiled an inline system combining a digital book production line from Hunkeler AG, Switzerland, and the Eurobind Pro adhesive binder. This makes it possible to switch between digital and offset print content on a single adhesive binder.
Although "business development in the past quarter was in line with our expectations," says Heidelberg CFO Dirk Kaliebe, the company anticipates that economic uncertainties will have a dampening effect on investment behavior in the sector during the second half of the financial year.
(Press Release) Newton, MA—Barb Pellow, group director of international market research and strategic consulting firm InfoTrends, received the 2010 Industry Influencer Award from PINE (Printing Industries of New England) during its November 16 Industry Gala Event, part of the New England regional Awards of Excellence competition.
The Church of Scientology sought the support and counsel of Heidelberg USA in adding an in-house sheetfed offset litho printing facility to its all-digital "Smart Factory" operation at Bridge Publications in Los Angeles.