oa Graphix - SA book printing industry set for growth : digital

Volume 10, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1816-0786



You can quote figures from various research companies, vendors, analysts - wherever you get them, they tell the same story: digital book printing is taking off, despite the recession. The reasons are straightforward: it's best-fit digital production print technology that drives down costs, opens opportunities for new lines of business, allows for far greater self-publishing opportunities, grows digital print profit, lets printers do shorter runs for the same price as longer runs, cuts down time to print, and eliminates the need for stock. And stock is a major headache for book publishers - European analyst Sean Smyth's research indicates that up to 30 per cent of books aren't sold and are repulped.

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