Webcom Opens its Doors to Publishers
An event of this magnitude could never happen without the support of the entire printing community. The sponsors of the event are all suppliers who have worked closely with Webcom over the years and who understand the value of working together to strengthen the industry. The transformation that printing and publishing industries are currently undergoing is fast-paced and exciting, and matched by the intensity of support and broad base of partners - starting with Hewlett-Packard as the Platinum Rock Sponsor - Webcom is thrilled to work with in the making of Game Changers 2011.
"We are witnessing a transformation in the publishing industry, enabled by digital technologies such as the HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press," said Danny Ionescu, Vice President, Graphics Solutions Business, HP Canada. "Webcom's decision to use the HP T300 as part of its innovative BookFWD program will enable its customers to reduce waste, increase efficiency and boost profits."
In association with Webcom, HP Global will be presenting for the first time their "The Environmental Case for Digitally Printed Books: A life cycle assessment study", which will provide valuable new data to the publishing and printing industry as well as establish credibility for environmental savings within the supply chain. The HP presentation will feature this newly released study on industry returns, which was conducted in North America using actual data from publishers. Their research identifies a potential reduction of carbon footprint by 12 - 40% when switching from traditional printing practices to digital on demand.
Game Changers 2011 will run June 15th and June 16th with a repeated agenda for publishers of varied markets. The June 16th agenda will engage the Trade and Education publishers, while the preceding day will cater to those publishing Professional Reference, Directory and Catalog products.
Additional sponsors of the Game Changers 2011 include AbitibiBowater, Cascades, Domtar, HB Fuller, Magnum, Muller Martini, Spicers, Unisource and Softchoice. Further details to be revealed through the week via the Game Changers 2011 Event Mobi: EventMobi.com/GC.