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.
The third in the series of Papersmith & Son breakfasts was held in March at the Johannesburg Country Club in Woodmead. The theme of the breakfast was sustainable forestry with the emphasis on the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the contribution that it makes to the paper industry.
Konica Minolta South Africa takes a leading viewpoint on protecting the environment and aims to combine sustainable development and profitable growth by integrating environmental, economic and social perspectives into its business practices.
Konica Minolta South Africa's A4 bizhub 20 and 20P monochrome models complement productive corporate output solutions. The particular appeal of each model lies in its fast output speed and small footprint.