Digital Printing

Audio: Can Publishers Adopt a Zero Inventory, Print-on-Demand Publishing Model?
December 1, 2015 at 1:40 pm

“Zero inventory” was the buzzword at the Digital Book Printing Conference hosted in New York City this October. Throughout the event, book manufacturers and publishers posed the following question: is the zero inventory model, in which manufacturers print and distribute all titles on an on demand basis, achievable for book publishers? The question sparked a…

Digital Book Printing Conference: Expectations for drupa Announcements
November 5, 2015 at 1:27 pm

What can book manufacturers and publishers expect from digital equipment manufacturers at drupa next year? Hear how a panel featuring Mike Herold of Ricoh, John Conley of Xerox, Francis McMahon of Canon Solutions America, Jeff Tabit of Eastman Kodak, and Marc Johnson of Hewlett-Packard answered that question at the 2015 Digital Book Printing Conference.

Video: Printing Equipment Manufacturers Discuss Digital Printing Technology of the Future
November 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm

At last week’s Digital Book Printing Conference a panel of leading digital printing equipment manufacturers told a room full of publishers and printers what their companies are working on to continue to enhance digital printing technology for the industry. The panel included representatives from Ricoh, Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, and Xerox. Watch the video below to…

5 Takeaways from the Digital Book Printing Conference
November 4, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Last week Book Business hosted the Digital Book Printing Conference with its sister publication Printing Impressions. The goal of the event, which brought together over 150 book publishers, manufacturers, and equipment suppliers, was to explore how publishers can take advantage of digital printing to reduce inventory and distribution costs and quickly deliver books to consumers.…

Best Sound Bites from the Digital Book Printing Conference 2015
October 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm

While there have been major advancements in digital printing and inkjet technology, there are still some barriers to widespread adoption among publishers. The most notable is perhaps book publishers’ fear of using the zero-inventory model that complements a short-run, digital printing strategy. Publishers don’t want to lose control over distribution and fear lost revenue from…

Survey: How Will Digital Book Printing Evolve?
October 20, 2015 at 3:47 pm

There’s no denying that digital book printing has left its mark on the book publishing industry. The inexpensive, short-run printing process has allowed publishers to revive backlist and out-of-print book sales. It’s created a viable way for small and independent publishers to publish print books. And it’s made a huge impact on warehousing costs, reducing…

Video: How Publishers Can Provide Title Diversity Despite Low Overall Print Volume
October 16, 2015 at 2:05 pm

The book industry is being pushed in two different directions, said Marco Boer in a keynote discussing the future of print books. On the one hand, consumers are calling for greater title selection and higher quality books from publishers, he explained. But on the other hand, overall print volume continues to drop, pressuring publishers and…

Is Digital Printing the Key to a More Nimble Industry?
September 23, 2015

Though ebook consumption and self-publishing have eaten into traditional book sales, publishers still rely heavily on profits from printed volumes. And new technology is enabling publishers to bring these books to market more efficiently and more profitably. In fact, the publishing industry's sustainability just might hinge on such nimble approaches to business...

How to Choose the Right Digital Book Printing Partner
September 22, 2015 at 11:58 am

I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic webinar last week on the subject of choosing a vendor for digital book printing. Titled “Best Practices in Choosing Your Digital Book Printing Partner,” the webinar featured Jeremy Hess, director of sales and marketing at Gasch Printing, and Manrico Caglioni, president of Book Automation, in conversation with…