(Press Release) TORONTO, MARCH 10, 2011—Today, Webcom expanded upon its earlier announcement that it would be installing two new bindery lines—the Müller Martini Acoro and the larger-sized Bolero.
HP today announced that CTPS, a major book manufacturing exporter based in Hong Kong, has purchased an HP T300 Color Inkjet Web Press
(Press Release) NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA, Feb. 03, 2011—Courier Corp., one of America's leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, is considering closing its manufacturing plant in Stoughton, MA, due to the impact of technology and competitive pressures affecting the one-color paperback books in which the plant specializes.
(Press Release) PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011—HP Inkjet Web Presses produced 1.46 billion letter-size pages in the 2010 calendar year, printing for some of the world's leading book manufacturing, print fulfillment and commercial printing businesses.
Like many people, I reacted with a blend of anticipation but skepticism (let's call it skeptitation) when the iPad dropped earlier this year. The hype around technology products, and Apple products in particular, can be overwhelming. I rage against this over-hyping as much as I can, but there is no denying that the iPad has made a significant impact on information providers and their strategies.
(Press Release) PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2010—Progressive Solutions, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based print service provider (PSP) experiencing upwards of 200-percent growth at its Frecklebox personalized children's gifts subsidiary, installed two HP Indigo 7500 Digital Presses last month to address rapidly expanding production needs.
Courier Corporation, one of America's leading book manufacturers and specialty publishers, today announced fourth-quarter and full-year results for its fiscal year ended September 25, 2010.
HP today announced that Consolidated Graphics Inc. (NYSE: CGX) has purchased five HP Indigo 7500 Digital Presses.
Digital book printing overall is experiencing double-digital growth. The recession, although unwelcome in all quarters, has provided a boost to digital book manufacturing as publishers take a harder look at their processes and cut back on inventory and waste. Since digital printing market- and technology-research firm INTERQUEST's last major survey of the market, conducted in late 2007, the industry has seen widening adoption of digital book printing for short-run inventory management, and a growing interest in distribute-and-print to defray shipping costs and cut time to market—as shown in INTERQUEST's recent report, "Digital Book Printing: Market Analysis & Forecast (2010-2015)." A new generation of high-speed inkjet presses is also coming onto the market, promising lower cost, faster production speeds and higher print quality—all of which open the door a bit wider to digital book printing.
If Hewlett-Packard has delayed the release of an Android-based tablet as reported, then the computer maker has likely decided to direct additional resources to the development of an iPad-competing slate computer powered by HP's recently acquired WebOS.