Category Archives: Inkjet

Digital Book Printing Conference Highlights

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Did you miss the Digital Book Printing Conference back in October? The “In Case You Missed It” webinar is now available on demand. Here are some highlights. According to Marco Boer, VP IT Strategies, who gave the keynote for the conference, as the total number of printed books declines, languishing inventories are becoming a greater… Read More »

Jetways

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I had a minor bit of home office construction a few weeks ago—I was getting my windows upgraded to version 2.0—and the need to move the furniture around offered me the opportunity (or, more correctly, the necessity) to clean my desk. In one of the various cubbyholes I came across a souvenir from an EFI… Read More »

The Future of Print

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Everyone has an opinion about it. But we’re most interested in what the people closest to the action—owners and managers of companies that print—have to say. So last month we launched the Future of Print Survey. Early results are in. Among the key numbers: • 53.9% expect the total demand for print (all products, all… Read More »

Car Dealership Almost Gets 1:1 Right

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One of the only places from which I get personalized direct mail is the auto dealership that occasionally services our SUV. I received another personalized piece this past week, and while I think they continue to do a better-than-static job of things, I continue to see omissions that could make the difference between us buying… Read More »

1:1 Printing Isn’t a Fix-All

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Last week, I posted my nutshell summary of the state of 1:1 printing. My summary has solicited some reactions around the industry — some of them quite strong. One printer represents many others when he writes, Your summary of the past year may be valid in the digital info world in general, but absolutely off… Read More »

Raising the Standards with the Océ ImageStream 3500

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The end of May marked a turning point in inkjet printing history with Canon’s announcement of the Océ ImageStream 3500. This continuous feed color inkjet press is the first of its kind with the ability to print on standard offset paper stocks. With both digital and offset capabilities, the technology of the Océ ImageStream 3500… Read More »

Book Publishing Made Easy with Inkjet Technology

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When we talk about inkjet technology and its benefits, the conversation tends to revolve around transaction (invoices, bills, statements) and promotional (direct mail) pieces. But in this webinar titled Inkjet: Implications for Book Printing Manufacturers and Publishers, InfoTrends’ Group Directors Barbra Pellow and Jim Hamilton bring book printing into the conversation. As they highlight, book… Read More »

Are in-plants up to speed on offering cross-media marketing services?

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Although cross-media marketing services are becoming more prevalent amongst print and communications partner providers, we in the print industry have yet to discuss how this evolution affects in-house, or in-plant, offerings. Last week, Canon Solutions America sponsored an InPlantGraphics webinar surrounding the question at hand: How are in-plants making the cross-media connection? Barbara Pellow, Group… Read More »