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Two leading companies in the print industry, Memjet and MGI Digital Technology, has integrated their innovative technology to create the new AlphaJET B1 Inkjet Printing and Embellishment Press. It was presented recently by MGI at the All4Pack Exhibition in Paris, France.
An interesting collaboration between the publishing industry and digital print introduced a new approach to book publishing in the form of a new hybrid book.
This new hybrid book will be launched at PRINT 17 in Chicago (September 10-14), at the Ricoh booth. Dr. Harvey Levenson and former Seybold editor John Parsons will unveil a prototype of the next edition of Introduction to Graphic Communication, using Ricoh’s Clickable Paper technology to trigger related digital content and interaction with the reader.
A recent report released by Freedonia Focus Reports, forecasts that US commercial printing revenues will decline slightly, to $74.0 billion in 2021, from $74.5 billion in 2016.
On the other hand, revenues from labels and wrappers markets will undergo strong growth. This growth will be driven mainly by increasing demand for variable-data and short-run packaging. Manufacturers all over the world are trending toward customized and premium labels and wrappers to enhance product differentiation.
As digital printing technology is evolving, it can provide the quality and image clarity of offset printing. Up until now it was pretty undeniable that offset printing is the only way to produce high quality images and prints.
It’s not uncommon for people to think that it costs a lot to increase productivity, and a lot of time should be invested. Many print service owners claim they don’t have the time or the capital to afford such an investment.
Our world becomes more and more digital every day. We all want to stay connected all the time, get the latest news or hear about the latest craze out there. This digital world we live in affects all industries, and especially niches like print, advertising, and design. However, print can remain an effective and even revenue-generating tool, despite the abundance of digital mediums.
When it comes to printing, most people see it as a wasteful thing. Especially newspapers, brochures or other short-term printed materials that doesn’t last more than a week before tossed aside. Books, on the other hand, are not considered so wasteful, but in fact, in the book printing process, there is still a lot we can do to save paper and act in more eco-friendly ways.
In the recent years, it seems that digital printing is taking over offset printing, in terms of technological advances, faster turnarounds and sharper colors. These reasons are the main factors for why digital printing has become the favorite choice of many graphic designers and even print amateurs.
A professional web to print software suite has many of the same tools as desktop publishing software, with the added capabilities for print businesses to fill customer orders through an online interface. This type of software allows customers to upload artwork or photos they want to use, design their own templates and specify the print materials they want to order. Web to print software is beneficial to both professional printers and their customers due to its efficiency, ease of use, collaboration possibilities and lower production costs to be passed on to customers.
Essentially, print on demand is exactly what the name suggests – the ability to print any project, whether a book, a flyer or a wedding invitation. It is a form of printing technology that allows one item at a time to be printed so that you are not bound to print hundreds of copies.