Digital Printing

Webinar: Inkjet Printing Hits the Mainstream
September 1, 2016 at 8:00 am

The overriding message from drupa 2016 was that inkjet is now ready for prime time across a range of applications and is positioned to displace key conventional printing processes. This webinar will provide an overview of the factors that are driving the expansion of the inkjet market now and in the future. You will hear from service providers that are driving application volume predicated on improvements in substrates, inks, and customer acceptance. They will share the benefits of investment in both continuous feed and cut sheet inkjet solutions.

Book Business Announces the 3rd Annual Digital Book Printing Conference
August 30, 2016 at 8:00 am

Digital printing technology has huge potential to transform the book publishing supply chain, enabling those in the book industry to lower costs, optimally allocate resources, and be more responsive to market demands. Of course, there are still plenty of challenges that come with adopting a new technology and changing long-established business practices. That’s why Book…

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, Thanks to Print-on-Demand
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…