Book Printing

Interview with thINK Member Jeremy Hess

Submitted by tpowers on April 17, 2017

Gasch Printing - Inkjet Investment Paves Path to Growth

Founded more than 30 years ago, Odenton, Md.-based Gasch Printing, along with seemingly every major print provider, has undergone major transitions as the industry evolved. Early in 1982, Doug and Linda Gasch started the company in their 100-sq.-ft. basement. For two decades, the shop operated with a handful of employees, a one-color duplicator and a homemade lamp to expose printing plates. 

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Interview with thINK Member Larry Soler, Core Publishing Solutions

Submitted by tpowers on February 13, 2017

Core Publishing Solutions, the Eagan, Minn.-based print production arm of Thomson Reuters has come a long way since its founding in 1872 as West Bookstore & Publishing, where it developed a niche in the world of legal publishing [and eventually became the content engine behind the online Westlaw legal research service]. West merged with Thomson Publishing after its acquisition by The Thomson Corp. in 1996, greatly expanding its market scope, and Thomson obtained global news and financial information business Reuters in 2008.

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Production Inkjet: 3 Things You Need to Do

Submitted by cillman on May 23, 2016

As one of the beta testers for the Océ VarioPrint i300 cutsheet inkjet press, I’m a huge proponent of production inkjet printing. But as amazing as the technology is, production inkjet isn’t a magic pill that will transform your company overnight. 

However, if you plan well and understand the challenges, it will give your company – and your customers – a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Here are three things you need to do to be successful:

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New Opportunities in Book Printing

Submitted by tleibrandt on May 29, 2015

I imagine you’ve heard the drumbeat about digital book production. Some experts are predicting growth rates of 15% per year while offset-produced books decline 9% per year. What’s driving this, of course, is the age-old publisher’s dilemma of how to accurately forecast demand. The need to control costs and inventories plus find new revenue streams from reprints, backlists and out-of-print titles are fueling the migration to shorter and shorter print runs including on-demand book printing in quantities as small as one.

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BB Webinar QA from Tonya

Submitted by tpowers on May 13, 2014

Last month, Canon Solutions America sponsored a Book Business webinar entitled Inkjet: The Implications for Book Printing Manufacturers and Publishers. InfoTrends’ Barb Pellow and Jim Hamilton, who were guest speakers, discussed how high-speed inkjet technology for book printers has already had a profound business impact for adopters. Throughout the webinar, the audience was encouraged to submit questions to the InfoTrends panelists.

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Digital Books On Demand: The Pathway to Profitability

Submitted by Barb.Pellow on June 19, 2013

The way books are offered for sale and how they are purchased has changed. Large retailers, chains, supermarkets, and Internet bookshops all demonstrate the diversity of the bookselling approach. This has led to a changing value-added chain—book dealers such as Amazon now print books themselves, e-books have taken hold, and authors are increasingly utilizing the vanity-publishing model to publish and sell their creations directly to the public. In short, the market has become considerably more volatile, ad-hoc, and unpredictable.

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