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InfoTrends predicts the success of high-speed, continuous-feed color inkjet printers is creating a clear shift in the on-demand printing and publishing market. The company's new report, U.S. Production Printing and Copying Market Forecast: 2011-2016, predicts an 18.5% CAGR in this market, a jump from the 15% predicted a year ago. more
The 13-library Fort Vancouver Regional Library District has selected Ingram Content Group as its comprehensive library content supplier. More than 2 million people visit the librariesto take advantage of a collection of more than 800,000 items including world-class research databases. Ingram will specifically become the primary vendor of adult fiction print materials to the district. more
Pearson has announced the acquisition of GlobalEnglish Corp. for $90 million in cash. Global English provides Cloud-based, on-demand business English learning, assessment, and performance support software. The company services more than 450 corporate customers, including 20% of the Forbes Global 2000. The client list includes General Electric, Tata Consultancy Services, and Unilever. more
SGIA has announced starting this year its Printed Electronics and membrane Switch Symposium will run in conjunction with the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, which will be held this year October 18-20 in order to allow attendance at both conferences for a single fee. more
iGate, an integrated technology and operations company providing business outcomes-based systems, has partnered with ADAM Software to create digital media management services including business strategy, implementation, support, and training to help enterprise-level customers better management their digital media assets. iGate will develop a Digital Asset Management Center of Excellence with advisory services, workshops, strategic program management, and other services. more
SGIA is inviting entries for its Golden Image Competition, to be awarded at the 2012 SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, October 18-20. The awards cover every item, no matter how complex, created by specialty imaging. Entry deadline is October 5, 2012, and entries will be judged by independent judges chosen for their technical skills, experience, and knowledge of the appropriate categories. All submissions will be displayed in the Golden Image Gallery at the Expo. more
Appleton, which produces the NCR Paper carbonless paper, has introduced Appleton Digital Paper, a line of digital sheetfed products including synthetic polyester, paper-film laminate, pressure sensitive, and fluorescent products. The company says the line is engineered for dry and liquid toner printing and to meet a wide range of digital printing needs ranging from menus to ID cards, maps, tags, point-of-purchase signage, and bumper stickers. more
The IdeaAlliance has announced a three-part Webinar with the first starting June 21 at 2 PM EDST. The Webinars will examine the technologies and challenges of publishing to multiple platforms including traditional printing, the Web, and various tablets. The series is intended for print publishers considering expanding to tablets, creative people who work in programs such as InDesign and want to expand to rich media tablets,and anyone involved in publications in print or e-readers who need to know about the potential for publishing to new devices. more
Quark is offering anyone purchasing or upgrading to QuarkXPress 9 between May 31 and June 30, 2012 a free set of Gluon ProPack 9, which contains 14 Mac XTensions (9 Windows XTensions) and, Quark says, adds features, functionality, and value to QuarkXPress by automating and eliminating repetitive steps. more
Pantone and ad agency Leo Burnett have created a limited-edition color guide for the Diamond Jubilee of British Queen Elizabeth II. The companies say the Queen is known for her perfectly color coordinated ensembles and the color guide captures and commemoratse some of her most memorable color choices. more
Heidelberg has announced a new line of performance-rated Saphira consumables for commercial and packaging printers including blankets, wash-up cloths, ink flow liners, rollers, and FOGRA-approved press wash, with additional products to be added over time. more
A few weeks ago I posted here the first few lines of something Jonathan Seybold wrote decades ago about the changes he saw happening in the publishing and printing industries. I left the post up at the top of the site while we were working on the first issue of our latest newsletter--the Digital Publishing Report--because of a few lines of what Jonathan Seybold said back then have been ringing in my ears lately. He said, "Just when you think something is settled, along comes something new that changes the picture completely."
Now, to be sure, digital publishing is not new news. In fact, as we mentioned in the first issue of the Digital Publishing Report (which you can get here, for free--just that first issue, mind you), even e-books aren't new. What is new, I think is the widespread intensity of interest in this topic from all directions in the industry and from the world at large. It is almost as if, when the world saw the first iPad for the first time, a shockwave passed through the graphic arts industry. Where the wave goes, how far it reaches, and where the impact ends, well, we are all going to have to find out together--in the industry. We will have our chances to ride the wave, too, I am sure.
So, I invite you, as a fellow graphic arts industry professional, to walk with the Joss Group as we make our way together and urge you to become a part of the Digital Publishing Report by subscribing, sending us article suggestions, press releases and poking us when we get it wrong and congratulating us when we get it right. We are all in this together.
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