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Designing for digital print

Sep 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Michael Riebesehl

The new generation of designers is learning its craft in a world where everything happens in real time, driving new relationships with technology and the printing industry. Examples can be found in every print growth area. Print-on-demand services require designers and printers to share a commitment to frequent, rapid turnarounds. Personalized, variable-data printing can improve response rates when

And so it Goes

Aug 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

Founded in 1879, Goes Lithographing Co. has occupied the same 75,000-sq.-ft. building the founder built on Chicago's South Side in 1904. The influence and industry contributions of this fifth-generation family business are equally enduring. As noted in Walter Soderstrom's history of lithography, Goes can claim bragging rights as the first installation of the Harris rotary offset press. According to

Presses plus a whole lot more

Aug 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By AP staff

You never know what you'll find at Graph Expo. Consider this story: Impressions Printing (Oklahoma City) is a small commercial printer specializing in everything from monochrome and color digital to full-color offset printing. In October 2006, company president John Braaten and vice president Jason McWilliams spent three days at Graph Expo. One item on their agenda was a follow-up visit with Spiel

Xerox to showcase end-to-end solutions

Aug 1, 2007 12:00 AM, Katherine O'Brien, editor, AMERICAN PRINTER

It's not just about digital printing machines. That's the message Xerox (Rochester, NY) will stress at Graph Expo in booth 1219. We're going to continue a theme that we've had for awhile on building applications that make digital printing easy to apply, says Ursula Burns, president of Xerox Corp. We're trying to give our customers end-to-end solutions in a box, such as the Book Factory. It's not only

Going digital, Staying lithographic

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Patrick Henry

Digital presses computer-controlled, plateless devices using electrostatic toner to image printing forms began to appear in the early 1990s. By then, conventional offset lithography was almost a century old, and some said the emergence of the new process was a sign that offset's antiquity was catching up with it. But digital had its detractors, too, and it seemed at first that nobody who favored one

Going digital, staying lithographic, Part 2

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Patrick Henry

With the myths dispelled, do differences remain? Certainly.

The Stevie Awards

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Steve Johnson

Six months ago, I asked AMERICAN PRINTER readers to help prove a point by sharing their variable-data printing (VDP) case histories. Not the same old stories we've heard over and over, but fresh examples that have been overlooked, perhaps because these projects didn't fit the expected profile of variable printing. I wanted to showcase these break the mold stories. Some industry experts reacted with, Variable-data printing (VDP), Web-to-print

Digitally cool

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Digital print marketer demonstrates the power of Xerox and XMPie.

Short Story

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

A digital book printing update.

The Advantage Online

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP staff

A Web-based order interface is fueling growth for this Pacific Northwest printer.

Variables makes a splash

Nov 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Byrd Thompson

AMERICAN PRINTER's fourth annual Variables 2006 conference, held once again at Chicago's historic Drake Hotel from July 24 to 25, garnered record attendance from printers interested in learning more about building a variable-data printing (VDP) business. Sponsors for this year's program included Kodak, Adobe, Meadows Publishing, Xeikon, Objectif Lune/Atlas Sofware, HP Indigo, Pageflex/Bitstream, USAData,

Color VDP forecast to outpace digital color by 2010

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 AM,

Interquest (Charlottesville, VA) has released Color Production Printing & Variable Imaging in Graphic Arts, a comprehensive multi-client study analyzing the market for digital color production printing and variable imaging in the graphic arts market. We expect the volume produced on digital full-color production systems by graphic arts print providers to increase by 35 percent per year from 2005 through

Meet the presses

Oct 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Graph Expo and Converting Expo will be held Oct. 15-18 at Chicago's McCormick Place. The show's organizer, Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) (www.gasc.org) promises four days of comparison shopping, networking, live equipment demonstrations, seminars and critical investment decision making. Here are some pressroom highlights. Look for more show news at www.americanprinter.com. High-volume press fulfills

Dscoop is Dlovely

Aug 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Jill Roth

The Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop), an HP Indigo users group, recently held its inaugural meeting in Ft. Myers, FL. More than 330 attendees were there, including both current and prospective Indigo customers, 70 Hewlett-Packard executives and technical experts, and representatives from 34 HP vendor partners.

The variety of variable printing

Aug 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Steve Johnson

Gutenberg didn't actually invent printing, but he did invent variable-data printing (VDP). I hear you cry, Variable-data printing is brand spanking new! It is the salvation of print. With variable, I'll amaze my customers and charge them any price I please. The salesman who sold me a $500,000 digital press last week told me so! Prior to Gutenberg, printing by any process meant the creation by hand

You might already be a winner

Jul 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Steve Johnson

Certain ideas about succeeding in digital printing have been bandied about for so long that some take them as gospel. And I'm tired of it.

Who wants to be average?

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katerine O'Brien

RT Associates is automating Web-to-print from start to finish.

A vision for the future

Jun 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Jill Roth

Bloomington Offset Process, Inc. (BOPI), has aggressively moved into the digital age with the introduction of CIP3- and CIP4-equipped equipment and two HP Indigo 3000 digital presses. BOPI now specializes in six-color jobs on 40-inch machines, short-run on-demand, variable-data printing, mailing and fulfillment and online procurement.

The rules

May 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Frank J. Romano

Over time, virtually every company will have a digital press to satisfy customer demands. How do you make a decision as to which of the many digital printers to acquire? Here are the nine rules for selecting a digital press.

To be sure, to be sure

May 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Steve Voecks

The steps preceding a perfect-match mailing are a cinch. You print, fold, insert and inkjet every day. It's the verification part that gets tricky. How do you ensure everything stays in order? And what happens when it doesn't?