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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…

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…

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.

Press Release: Edwards Brothers Malloy Acquires Second Ricoh InfoPrint 5000 Inkjet Press
September 18, 2014

Edwards Brothers Malloy announced that it has acquired another Ricoh continuous form inkjet press. The InfoPrint 5000 MP monochrome press is being installed this month and will be operational in October in the company's Lillington, North Carolina digital print center.  It will be used for both print-on-demand as well as short runs up to 1,500 copies.

The Future of Publishing Discussed at Ricoh's “Next Chapter” Event
November 12, 2013

Boulder, CO, November 12, 2013 - During the Next Chapter event hosted by Ricoh Americas Corporation (Ricoh), the future of the printed book was discussed and debated, and preliminary results from a major new study on the future of book publishing were revealed. Concurrently, Edwards Brothers Malloy announced that they have installed a new InfoPrint 5000 digital printer to be used for book publishing and short print runs. 

The Rise of the Full-Color Book
March 1, 2013

We know that books printed digitally have tended to be, like the old stitch about newspapers, black and white and read all over. For most of digital printing's existence, producing professional four-color books just wasn't possible; you had to use offset. But the times they are a-changing, and technological advances are making the production of full-color books in longer short runs more feasible and economical than ever before. The advent of sheetfed digital printing brought us the ability to print full-color books in very short runs—it was responsible for opening up the high-growth photo book market. Now "4-up" and roll-fed "printer/presses" are further changing the full-color publishing paradigm.

Before we go further, let's define some terms, as printers are, in essence, quite different from presses. Printers regenerate the impression for each copy from a digital file, which allows them to use electronic collation and print the pages of a book block in order. Presses, on the other hand, use a physical image carrier (a plate) to reproduce large printed sheets which are folded into signatures, gathered and bound. But printers become, in essence, presses when either the sheet size or output speed starts to approach the specs of an analog reproduction device (aka a press). A "printer/press" is my term for printers that have many characteristics of a press.

INTERQUEST Digital Book Printing Forum Draws Industry Professionals to Frankfurt
October 8, 2012

INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced a rich and diverse lineup of speakers and panelists for its second Frankfurt Digital Book Printing Forum. The full-day educational forum focuses on trends and opportunities in digital book manufacturing.

INTERQUEST to Deliver its Annual London Digital Book Printing Forum
April 27, 2012

INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced its 2012 London Digital Book Printing Forum. The third annual event, which will focus on trends and opportunities in digital book manufacturing, will be held Wednesday, June 20 at the Royal Society, Carlton Terrace, in London.

Pub Expo: Book Printers and Publishers Are Alive and Well—Full Speed Into the Digital Age!
March 23, 2012

An energized Publishing Business Conference and Expo, Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines’ annual event at the Times Square Marriott Marquis, March 19-21, was grounded in optimism and realism, and primed for a promising future in the digital age for book manufacturing and print-based book production.

Addressing the overflow audience at the Marriott's Astor Ballroom, our very own Joan of Arc at the ramparts, Editorial Director Noelle Skodzinski—fully armed with the arguments of comon sense and history to support her—sounded a much-needed balancing and defiant keynote to prevailing “stiff upper lip” scenarios about the decline of the publishing industry. She reminded us, paraphrasing from both Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the Encyclopedia Britannica blog’s notice that it had discontinued its venerable print edition, that publishing is not dead, change is okay, and that the future is alive with new opportunities in our pursuit of continued success and excellence in the publishing business.